Post # 1
I’m am having 2 sets of FGs and RBs. The first set is my only nephew (3) and my MOH’s 2 and 1/2 year old daughter. The second set was a late edition, when earlier this summer I realized that I should have included my FI’s neice (6) when they were visiting from Europe and her little cousin was all excited about being a Flower Girl for a different wedding, and a family friend asked if my FI’s neice would be in our wedding and there was an awkward silence… So, on the way home I talked with my Fiance about it and he recommended that we involve her older brother too (8). Ta-da, 2 sets of FGs and RBs!
Now, I don’t know how to have them walk down the aisle or what to have them all “do” exactly. My Maid/Matron of Honor has kind of hinted at having the older 2 pass out programs, which is probably not a bad idea, but I want them to walk down the aisle too. And she seemed kind of surprised when I said that both girls would have baskets and petals… have I stolen her daughter’s thunder???
Well, back to the walking down part. We are doing a “sand ceremony” too and I was thinking of having one of the RBs carry the jar that we are using for that and setting it on the little table and the other one carry the pillow with rings. Who does he give the rings to, the groom?? As for the girls, I was thinking of having them walk down together and both scatter petals (the young one could probably use a little guidance anyway). Or, I could have the older couple walk down together first and the second couple follow them… Let me know your thoughts/suggestions 🙂
Post # 3
I had 2 ring bearers and 1 flower girl. We gave each ring bearer a pillow so they were each carrying 1 ring (hey – 2 rings, 2 ringbearers – works out perfectly). I was all for giving the 3-year-old ring bearers the real rings until I saw the boys flipping, dropping, having pillow fights, etc with the pillows during rehearsal. They got fake rings after that and the Best Man kept the real ones. So I think – if I were you – I’d go a similar route for your ring bearers.
I’d also have both girls walk down together and drop petals. A 2.5 year old will definitly need a little guidance in ther process so a slightly older “helper” wouldn’t be a bad thing.
Post # 4
im having 4 flowergirls and 2 ringbearers.
the ring bearers will walk side by side ahead of the wedding party, with boxes instead of pillows, the flower girls will walk after the wedding party, right before me, 2 abreast all with baskets throwing petals.
ditto PP, have both girls walk together 2.5 is young to handle walking alone and throwing petals. you can have them share a big basket, so theyre both holding it, and throwing petals with their free hand. that will help the older girl nudge the younger one along.
Post # 5
Multiple flower girls are quite common in Europe. I don’t see anything wrong with both of them throwing flowers. I’m having 3 Flower Girl and 3Ring Bearer.
Post # 6
We had 2 Flower Girl, 2 escorts and a Ring Bearer. Two of the boys ended up switching at the last minute because one little boy didn’t want to walk with the Flower Girl. It was no biggie. But at four years old he was shy about walking himself, so I think a 2.5 year old would need a little help too!