Post # 1
My girls range in age from 3-16 and there are 6 of them. I thought about getting them an Origami Owl locket that has charms that match the wedding. My concern is for the younger ones. I’m sure the 3 & 5 year old flower girls won’t be wearing theirs for a while but I thought it would be sweeter than just a toy they will forget about. Any ideas or opinions?
Thanks for your help!
Post # 3
@tanya4285: I think we dream that young girls are going to treasure these mementos. The reality is they would probably prefer something they would get more use out of.
How often do young girls wear jewelry these days?
Post # 4
Thanks for the feedback. 🙂
Any other thoughts or suggestions?
Post # 5
I agree with the previous poster.
I think it is a great idea for the older ones. The younger ones probably won’t even remember the wedding, or getting a necklace. They will much more remember getting something more “little-girly” like a teddy bear personalized for them or something.
Post # 7
@ceebree: Here is a Pinterest board with a bunch of inspiration pictures on it.
For mine I was thinking medium locket with purple rhinestone heart, butterfly, i love you and a purple plumeria charm. 🙂
Post # 8
Here is one that has a couple of the charms I mentioned in it. 🙂
Post # 9
@tanya4285: I gave the older junior bridesmaid some pearls to wear the day of. She is about 12 so I thought she was old enough.
For the two little girls, ages 4 and 8, I got them a bejeweled hair brush and a purse to match at our local mall. They LOVED theM.
I didn’t want to get them something expensive or easily ruined.
Post # 10
@tanya4285: Pic for everyone
Post # 11
@tanya4285: I dunno I kinda like it even for the young ones. My niece is 4 and absolutely obsessed with jewelry. Wears a necklace every single day! The way I see it is the young ones can wear it for the wedding and then after if they want and mom can keep it safe for when they older. You’re at least giving them the option of having a sweet keepsake of a special event for later whereas a toy or something like that removes the keepsake right away. In a week or two their new toy will be buried under their old toys and forgotten.
I think the necklace is great but if you think you would want to do something for now and later then get the necklace and also get them like a Build-a-Bear teddy bear wearing a shirt in your wedding colors or something. I know that sometimes they also have fun colored bears there. I got my niece a violet colored bear not too long ago. That could be fun and make for sweet photos for the little ones.
If you wanted an extra for the teenager beyond the necklace I would do a fun eyeshadow palette or something.
Love the necklace idea! Good luck!
Post # 12
@Renlikescats: I agree! My experience (as a mother of two daughters, and my own hazy memory) is that young girls like “older person” jewellery, and realise when gifts are special; and when they are older they will (probably) value it as a keepsake.
Of course there’s nothing wrong with something more age appropriate either.
Post # 13
I say yes! I have 2 jr bridesmaids who will be 12 and 10 and one flower girl who will be 4. I was planning on getting them Pandora bracelets and being able to add a meaningful charm through their lives.
Post # 14
I was a flower girl in a wedding when I was about 5 or 6 and I still have the personalized locket they gave me 🙂 I think I knew it was special even then and it made me feel grown up! You could always get then that and them a coloring book/small toy that they can also enjoy immediately.
Post # 15
I still have jewlery that was given to me as a child from a bride whose wedding I was a flowergirl in when I was 4. I’m attatching it to my bouquet on my wedding day. I think it’s a really sweet sentiment.
Post # 16
I’ll be honest, by the time the younger children are old enough to start properly donning jewelry, these types of necklaces may look a bit dated. The trend will pass and then what?
I might opt for a more classic option. Someone above said they had gotten a locket. I think lockets are very classic.
I think giving them a nice keepsake is a good idea, but something they can have and use right away isn’t bad either. Maybe a jewelry piece and something small they can enjoy now?