(Closed) Priest said no rose petals allowed in church, cut out flower girl?

posted 8 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I’m sure that would be fine! It would still be super cute!!!! Can she throw something else? Like fake flowers?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

we are having ours hang pomanders.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i’ve seen flower girls carry pomanders or rose balls…perfectly normal.

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

Mine carried small bouquets and it was adorable (IMO!).

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

ive never seen a flower girl throw petals – its a OH&S hazzard and alot of places we’ve been to even ban throwing rice/confetti and blowing bubbles as its a tripping hazzard

let your little one have a pretty dress and carry some flowers or something cute – she’ll look adorable

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I’ve been to lots of weddings and lots of them have had flower girls and I’ve never seen a flower girl throw petals – it is still so special to see the little ones, all dressed up, carrying flowers as a mini bouquet/in a basket/in a pomander – I think it will be lovely even without petals involved!  My niece is going to be my flower girl and it never occurred to me to see if petals were an option – I’m just excited to have her there with me.

Good luck!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

does this mean no fake flower petals as well? 

you could have her walk down the aisle carrying flowers. Or if she was really looking forward to the petal part, or you could let her carry a basket with flowers (instead of petals) and she can hand a flower to the mothers of the bride and groom, or even one to the person sitting on the end of each aisle, or something like that.  depending on the rules of the church and how formal the wedding is, maybe she could blow bubbles down the aisle instead?  or ring a little bell as she walks down the aisle?  i know those are things that are usually done after the wedding by everyone in places that forbid rice, but it could be kinda cool to do as part of the processional. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

My church doesn’t allow petals either, my flowergirl will be carrying a pomander.  She’ll look super cute!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

We can’t have petals in church, but we can outside so they will have petals and bubbles in their baskets.  The pomanders are great ideas too and looks so cute. 

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think it will be fine! They’ll be so adorable that no one will even notice about the petals. Just have them hold pomanders or anything you want really. When I was really young I was a flower girl in my Uncle’s wedding. For some reason I refused to throw the petals (I think I was embarrassed because everyone was looking at me) so I just walked down the aisle with my basket!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

The past couple of weddings that I’ve been to, I haven’t seen a flower girl actually throw the petals down the aisle.

I’ve seen them carry a little basket with either a small bouquet inside or they’ve carried a little pomander.

You definitely should include your tiny tot in your processional as a flower girl!!!! I think that would be so cute and that she would really enjoy it!

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Real petals stain and fake ones are really slippery! lol, we can’t have them either!

We’re giving the FG a pomander. 

Honestly, most 1-2 year olds wind up getting carried down the aisle themselves anyways! 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

My 2 year old niece was a bell ringer and she was so cute!  She could also blow bubbles or carry a Here Comes the Bride banner.

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

My flower girl had a little bouquet. No petals allowed for us either. My ring bearer also didn’t have a ring pillow or rings….but that was an actual mistake 🙂

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