Post # 1
Yeah, that was silly. The title is the entire question. Oops! Lol. I am wondering because I met with 3 florists and they all said to do a bouquet. But I bought a basket assuming she’d be tossin’ petals. Hmmm…
Also, someone else suggested having a basket just before the aisle for guests to pick a few up and line the aisle themselves as they go to their seats, thought that sounded cool. Whatcha think?
Post # 3
My florist likes the idea of her carrying one of those balls …. I like a wand … but it’s kind of too whimsical for my wedding … so she’s going to have a ball of flowers.
I knew that I did not want any petals thrown … I would be scared to fall and maybe my guests would slip .. omg
Post # 4
I’m doing a bouquet because someone would have to go behind us after the wedding and pick up the petals (Weird!)….. but if I were getting married outdoors, I’d have lots and lots of petals!
Post # 5
i’m not having a flower girl but i like the idea of them carring a pomander and the guests sprinkling the flowers for an outdoor wedding. if your wedding if indoors i would just have her carry the flowers and forget about lining the aisle.
Post # 6
I originally bought the pail and petals for our flower girl, but then I thought I liked the idea of Pomanders instead. That is until I talked to a FSIL today only to find out my FI’s niece was “practicing”. lol. Apparently she took the basket full of wash cloths and walked down the hall throwing them to the ground one by one (she’s 2). lol. How can I say no to that?
Post # 7
this is something i forgot about until the rehearsal! and it’s so true- at that point, I didn’t even care. We had petals laid out on the runner before anyone arrived, and the guests were seated on the outside of the pews… But the flower girls WERE going to throw petals in addition to the ones pre-laid. however I totally forgot about baskets, so they just held their bouquets and walked down the aisle. It was not a big deal at all, I liked it actually!
Post # 8
How old is your flower girl, and does she have a preference? I was originally planning on just having my flower girl hold a single flower, since I’m not that into the petal thing and I thought it would just be an additional thing to “train” her on (she’s only 4, so I wasn’t sure how ready she would be).
Then, a couple weeks before the wedding, her mom told me that she’d been in another wedding and was really good at throwing the petals (like, making sure she threw only a few at a time, and spacing them out so she had enough all the way down the aisle). I thought it was totally adorable that she had flower-girl talent, so I picked up a cheap basket at Michaels and some fake flower petals… and she was a total hit at my wedding! Apparently she tossed the petals with a huge flourish in time to the music — my guests were very impressed. So you could consider whether your flower girl would be disappointed if she didn’t get to throw petals, or whether it’s not really her thing.
Post # 9
Mine’s carrying a pomander. The church I’m getting married in doesn’t permit tossing of petals. I think it will be cute!
Post # 10
You can do whatever you wish. I think a pomander is a great idea. Something fresh and new (or new to most people). We had my niece toss petals. Apparently, she forgot to do it for the beginning of the ceremony so they had her do it when we were exiting. Although, the FG usually tosses petals at most weddings, it was still darn cute to see her do it.
Post # 11
Our flower girl has a basket to carry that is filled with rosebuds. Our church does not allow anything to be tossed anywhere, so the buds will stay put.
Post # 12
I didn’t want her to toss the petals but I lost that argument. So she’s tossing.
Post # 13
Ours had a basket and petals in our wedding colors, (green and ivory). She wasn’t quite three, and only sprinkled about six petals, but she was ADORABLE! I personally don’t like the look of pompanders, (hehe…my personal opionion/taste, don’t get mad at me if you do like them, please!), so that was out of the question. For me, it was between basket/petals and a small bouquet, but then I found a really neat set on eBay that had matching ring bearer pillow, flower girl basket, cardbox, cake cutter, toasting glasses, etc, etc, and that pretty much decided it! 🙂
Post # 14
Our church doesn’t allow anything on the floor like an aisle runner or flower petals. So the little screamy one is going to hold a bouqet and walk down the aisle.
Post # 15
Our flower girl is going to hold a mini version of the bouquet I’m carrying down the aisle 🙂