Wedding Tips and Advice for Bridesmaids and Flower Girls
Cute flower girls are becoming the must-have accessory for any wedding, so read on for some wonderful wedding advice which promises to keep bridesmaids and flower girls happy on your big day!
There's nothing like a flower girl to give your wedding the 'aaah' factor! With mummy brides keen to involve their little princesses in their big day, and the Church of England keen to involve children in marriage ceremonies, flower girls are becoming the must-have accessory for any discerning bride!
But how do you make the most of flower girls at your wedding? For a start, check out wedding boutiques that specialise in children’s wedding wear, as some retailers’ ranges only cater for slightly older bridesmaids. It’s possible you’ll have to deviate from your bridemaids’ attire to suit your flower girl, or, ask a dressmaker to dye your flower girl’s outfit to match your highlight colour, your wedding dress or your bridesmaid’ dresses.
When ordering your flower girl’s dress, keep in mind that children grow faster than adults, so order her dress no earlier than six months prior to the wedding.
It’s important to accessorise your flower girl with something to hold. Children love having a sense of purpose, and there’s no better way to create this than having her holding a basket with sweets in for other children attending your wedding, or at least a small hand-tied flower arrangement.
A popular role is to ask your flower girl to throw rose petals or similar down the aisle as she walks, but do check with your vicar first, as some don’t take kindly to litter louts, no matter how cute! Assuming you may do so, though, a petal-scattering flower girl will really add to your wedding photos; wedding snappers love children as they pose so unashamedly, and provide plenty of opportunity for candid pics.
There's nothing like a flower girl to give your wedding the 'aaah' factor!
When choosing your flower girl’s outfit, make compromises for comfort – a happier, more comfortable little girl will prove a better flower girl than one who looks the part but quickly becomes irritable!
Ensure your chief bridesmaid takes a little time from her own duties to take care of your flower girl and reassure her – many little girls relish the role until they become centre of attention in the church so ensuring she’s prepared, and taking her along during your rehearsal will prove most reassuring! It’s also worth having your chief bridesmaid walk behind rather than in front of your flower girl so she may escort her in the event of last minute stage fright!
Finally, don’t forget a little token of thanks for your flower girl and bridesmaids after your wedding… this reward will prove more than worth the cute photo of her you’ll inevitably end up with amongst your other photographs!