A flower girl is an adorable addition to your wedding party, but the whole event can be a bit overwhelming for a young child. Our flower girl guidelines give you some tips on calming those nerves and making the experience fun.
Here are some flower girl guidelines for coping with nerves
Each bride has different ideas about what role they want their flower girl to play, but generally the flower girl walks down the aisle in front of the bride while throwing rose petals in her path. If the venue doesn’t allow petals to be scattered on the floor, or it’s too much for the flower girl, she can simply hold onto a basket of flowers or a miniature bouquet.
Older flower girls could stand at the altar with the bridesmaids, while younger ones often want to sit with their parents or grandparents during the ceremony. After the ceremony the flower girl’s main duties are all about looking cute and featuring in the wedding pictures.
If your flower girl has been to the wedding rehearsal she will know what to expect. Walking down the aisle might sound simple enough but your flower girl must also practise her processional pace; otherwise in the excitement of the occasion you may find her running full tilt down the aisle. She will need to spend some time walking in her dress which may be longer or more rigid than she’s used to, and also walking while carrying her basket which may be a bit heavy for her small arms.
If she’s scattering petals, take a few moments to talk to her and explain how you would wish her to scatter the petals, perhaps a small handful of four or five petals with every step she takes, so you won’t have all the petals at the entrance and none towards the altar. Maybe her parents can practise this with her in the days before the wedding.