Choosing to have a flowergirl
Nothing gives a romantic look to a wedding more than a flowergirl!
Their role is to proceed the bride down the aisle scattering petals or just looking super cute. If you want them to be reasonably comfortable choose someone who is between four and ten years old. Any older than that they will want to be considered a junior bridesmaid. If they are any younger then someone will need to look after them.
My top tips:
- Having multiple flowergirls can be easier on their nerves as at that age they are used to doing things in a group at school or kindy.
- Involve her mother or father and seat them on the edge of the aisle for reassurance.
- Don't dress her too soon. To save any eating or drinking accidents.
At that age any mistakes they make will just make everyone smile. So don't stress about expecting them to be perfect.
Most flowergirl dresses have a sash on the waist. This means you can reasonably organise them a year before the wedding as they can be pulled in by tying the sash tighter.
Shoes are probably the most difficult for flowergirls as they aren't used to hard sided shoes. So they find their first formal pair of shoes a bit uncomfortable. So think about going for a sock or stocking to help the pain!
Words of Wisdom:
If they are your daughter's then make sure someone is allocated to take them home when they need to go, so that you can carry on with the celebrations.