Post # 1
Our ceremony and reception take place at the same venue, and the part used for the ceremony will need to be “flipped” pretty quickly following our vows so that tables can be set up for the reception and dancing. I’m having a flower girl but I really don’t want someone to have to spend time sweeping flowers petals up off the floor after the ceremony (even though I know it won’t take that long, it’s just one more thing to have to do) so I suggested that she carry a pomander or a wreath of flowers or something similar. My mom and bridesmaids, however, don’t agree–they feel that the flower girl MUST drop flower petals because that’s what flower girls *do*. Thinking back to all the weddings I’ve been to over the years, the majority of them did not have children in the wedding party so I don’t really know what the norm is these days. Are alternatives to flower petals (such the aforementioned pomanders and wreaths) considered odd? Did your flower girls drop petals or carry something else?
Post # 3
It’s forbidden at my church and I’m sure it’s not uncommon. So I would so no, not that weird!
Post # 4
I was a flower girl in my aunt’s wedding. I carried a basket of silk flowers instead of dropping any petals.
Post # 6
Nope, our girls had ribbon wands.
Post # 7
That is not at all odd.
My flower girl carried a beautiful pomander and didn’t “drop” anything. (The real flower petals you see on the sides of the “aisle” were placed there before the wedding began.)
Post # 8
I’ve never actually seen a flower girl drop flowers so it’s not weird 🙂
Post # 9
The last wedding I went to the flower girls handed a daisy to each person sitting on the aisle.
Post # 10
Many venues do not allow flower petals any more. You could always have her carry a basket of flowers and hand them out to the ladies in the aisle seats.
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Post # 11
Nope. A number of churches don’t allow it anymore because of the mess.
Post # 12
My DD/flowergirl carried an identical bouquet to mine… except hers was a bit smaller.
Post # 13
We are not allowed at our venue, so were having our flower girl carry a sign! Bought it off etsy.
and then we can use for photos after ceremony plus i wnat to hang it in our house!
( the first sign is the actual one we bought, and i LOVE it!)
Post # 14
Ladies, your flower girl pics are adorable! And those are some great ideas.
I had no idea that so many churches don’t allow petals to be dropped anymore! I’m from a more rural area so I suppose that rule hasn’t really made its way here yet. That does make me feel better, though, because I was starting to feel ridiculous for not wanting to waste a few minutes sweeping petals up off the floor.
Post # 15
No, our flower girl carried a flower ball (you know, one of those foam speres that look like a ball of flowers?). She was too young to drop petals, and the alternative was adorable!
Post # 16
I’ve never seen a flower girl drop petals..