Post # 1
Just curious as to how you Bees feel about them? Have you ever been to a wedding where there was one? I went to SILs wedding this past weekend with one and I was a bit shocked by it. She has 4 nieces, first of all, that she could have used for this role OR since she didn’t have a wedding party, she could have just had the flower petals already on the ground and skipped this role altogether. The dress the adult FG had on was TERRIBLE. It was white, VERY short and had a long flowy tail in the back. On top of this, you can SEE her panties thru the dress!!! The Bride, wore a purple and green prom dress for her first wedding so the FG was the only one in white. I just didn’t like it at all.
Post # 3
@lindseyl06: I think flower girls should be 10 and under. Anyone older needs to be a bridesmaid.
Post # 4
That’s creepy. I would definitely choose no flowergirl over an adult one.
Post # 5
I think that flower girl is a role reserved for children. It’s belittling to an adult to have to pretend to be a FG & it looks just plain ridiculous. If you don’t know any kids then you shouldn’t HAVE one! I feel like the only middle ground is if you have a BM, in a BM dress, sprinkling flowers.
Post # 6
That does seem strange. I was going to have my grandma walk with my three year old niece (she will tell you grandma is her best friend. So precious!) because she is shy and we weren’t sure she would do it alone. My niece ended up being exhausted so they didn’t walk down the aisle. But JUST an adult flower girl seems really weird…
Post # 7
I’ve never seen one. I think it sounds goofy.
If they were going for the comedic aspect of it I would think it was funny. I can imagine some of my stupid (I mean that in an endearing way) college friends doing something like that for laughs, But if they’re trying to be elegant or anything I think it looks kinda crrraazzy.
Post # 8
If it’s someone who would otherwise be a bridesmaid…no.
But – it can work! I think this is adorable…. http://offbeatbride.com/2013/05/have-grandmas-as-flower-girls
Post # 9
There was actually just an article on the knot about this the other day! http://wedding.theknot.com/wedding-questions/kids-at-weddings/qa/adult-flower-girl.aspx
I don’t really have an issue with it as long as it’s done well. We’re actually considering asking FI’s brother to be our Ring Bearer. They’re not particularly close, so FI doesn’t want him to be a groomsman, but FMIL really wants him to be involved in some way.
Post # 10
I saw this on pinterest and loved it!
Grandma flower girls!
( other than that tho i think it should be a lil girl)
Post # 11
I WAS an adult flower girl and it was awesome! My beloved older cousin was getting married, and had 6 younger girl cousins all 8-15 years younger than her. When she was a teenager all us younger girls got obsessed with weddings and started pestering her asking when she was going to get married so we could be flower girls. We all look up to her and she’s been a huge role model to all of us, so when she did get married at 30 it made sense to invite us all, kind of light-heartedly, to be flower girls! We were all in our mid teens to early 20s. Of course we didn’t wear silly pouffy childish dresses. It was a fairly laid back wedding and she told us we could all wear whatever we wanted, but we co-ordinated and all got different floral print dresses. We walked down the aisle carrying single flowers, i think ahead of the 2 bridesmaids? It was really fun and we were so happy to be included and support our lovely cousin on her big day.
There weren’t any younger kids in the family at that time, but now her daughters are getting to be flower girls in all of our weddings, which is pretty cute.
Post # 12
- Wedding: January 2013 - Harbourfront Grand Hall
@lindseyl06: LOL, Whatttttt? I had to check my mental definition of FG. It’s not a FG if it’s a FW.
Post # 13
I love and will fully-support anything outside of “the norm” that we have seen 50 million times each. The only reason it seems “strange” is because it’s not what we are used to, as there is nothing inherently weird about a person walking with a basket tossing petals.
A 4 year old cousin walking halfway down the aisle before plopping down crying or peeing her pants? Been there, done that.
Grandma flower girls? Our dogs as “flower pups”? Bring it on.
And, for the record, I would have loved to have seen the bride in the green and purple dress. I’m sure she felt fabulous.
Post # 14
I think it’s weird to call an adult a flower girl, flower lady or flower woman maybe? I’ve never actually heard of anything like this, I always thought teen/adult females would be considered some sort of bridesmaid.
Post # 15
I went to a wedding once with flower men! I loved it.
Post # 16
@desthebride: That is adorable 🙂 We are doing “flower pups”, based on some of these pics I’ve been collecting for inspiration:
And these are our two Boston Terriers 🙂
Pretty much everyone I talks to thinks it’s “stupid”, especially since I have perfectly good little sisters that could play that parts. But that’s the great thing about paying for our own wedding: our rules go 🙂