- 7 years ago
- Wedding: July 2011
So just a little background first: FI and I have been together for 11 years and have 2 daughters (2.5 and 10). We have been engaged for over 3 years but due to a death in the family, it was pushed back until now.
I had always promised our 10 y.o that she would be our flowergirl but by now she is too old and doesn’t want to be one anymore. She has happily accepted the title of junior bridesmaid and ring bearer (apparently much cooler than throwing flower petals). Fortunately, we have a back-up. Our youngest daughter will be 3 at the time of the wedding and is very excited to take on the role. She asks to wear her flower girl “costume” every day and practices in our hallway!
Enter sister-in-law (to be). As FI and I have been togther so long we already consider ourselves family and myself Auntie to her 4 adorable daughters (ages 1, twins 4, and 6). Although everyone knows our own children will naturally be the flower girl, I made a joke a year ago how funny (and cute!) it would to have all 6 girls walk down the aisle. We’d have more children than adult attendants!
A week later I received a call from sister-in-law saying that her 6 y.o has been asking if she could be our flower girl (our oldest daughter was their flower girl 8 years ago). She asked if I would mind having her too. I said it would be okay. An hour later I got another call that the twins would feel left out and would also like to do it. Oh boy…. Then, she added how cute it would be if the twins could bring the 1 year old down as well! Not sure where this was going to end up, I agreed that if they really wanted to, they could all participate.
Now, not that I mind having so many beautiful litlle girls walk down the aisle before me, but I am a little sad that the distinction that my youngest daughter was so looking forward to will be kind of diluted at this point as she will now just be 1 out of a whole sea of flower girls.
I certainly can’t tell my nieces they can’t participate so I was thinking of “other” job titles I could give them instead. For instance, the twins could be Rose girls and each carry a red rose for the ceremony. The 6 y.o I have no idea what to do with, and I may have to suggest we nix the 1 y.o as we will start running out of music to play with suych a long procession!
Any suggestions or should I just let them all be flower girls and forget about it?