Post # 1
So we went to our first florist appt. this weekend, and my mom thinks that once the flower girl empties her basket of flower petals on the walk down the aisle, that she will look silly in pictures without some kind of flower arrangement. She also thought the flower girl would have her feelings hurt if she didn’t have something for pictures. She suggested having two baskets, one with petals for the ceremony, and one with an arrangment for pictures. I am not opposed to the idea, but thought it was a little strange to have something created just for a few pictures. Is anyone else doing this?
Post # 3
I would advise against a fresh bouquet. Fresh flowers are really heavy for a little girl to holf for more than a few minutes. If your mom is really pushing for a bouquet, you can make one yourself using dried flowers for about $10. That’s what we did and it was very cute.
Post # 4
personally i’m not doing that, i don’t think my flower girl would know the difference and i don’t have it in my budget to have extra flowers just for pictures. plus, i think it depends on the girl to know if you’ll have extra flower petals at the end anyway. i just went to a wedding where the flower girls were so concentrated on looking at the guests that they just dumped a few petals and had a huge basket of petals left over. the poor bride probably thought she’d have a whole isle of petals waiting for her but it was just like two clumps. after seeing that i didn’t waste my money on a ton of petals. plus, could she just carry the basket? would you even be able to see the petals in there for the pictures?
Post # 5
Our pictures were taken right next to where the ceremony had been. The flower girls spent time in between pictures picking up the flower petals that they had thrown before the ceremony and throwing them again. It was really cute!
I just checked my pictures and 2 of our 3 flower girls weren’t holding their baskets (haha, who knows where the baskets were?!?) and you can’t tell that there is nothing in the other one’s basket.
I don’t think it’s a big deal for them to have empty baskets but if your Mom feels strongly about it and is paying I guess it’s no harm to have a little bouquet for them.
Post # 6
Thanks everyone! My mom is not paying for the flowers, and the flower girl will be 9 when we get married, so she’s a little older than the typical flower girl. I had suggested having extra petals handy to put in the basket for pictures if she thought it was a big deal, but my mom still thought that the FG would feel left out if she was the only one in pictures without flowers. But I don’t think I am going to get a separate bouquet for her, that just seems silly.
Post # 7
If your flower girl is 9 why don’t you ask her. A 9 y.o. really might feel left out. Or she might want a little boquet. I am going to my Flower Girl (8 yo) what dress she wants (like the bridesmaids or something else) and now I’ll ask what she wants to carry. If she wants one it could be half the size for ~$25.