(Closed) Are you having a flower girl?

posted 7 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

We don’t have any young girls in our circle of family and friends, so there will not be a flower girl for us. Sometimes it bums me out a smidge, because flower girls are so dang cute!

As to having flower petals spread down the aisle ahead of time, go for it. Just make sure you can block off the main aisle so guests don’t trample them before you even get there.

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I didn’t have one. My husband had a little cousin the right age, but I didn’t want the hassle. I think its cute for the pictures, but I didn’t want to deal with a meltdown or a have to keep her entertained during pictures.

Personally, I think its good if you have a someone special to fill that role, but getting a random neice, isn’t worth the potential fussiness that comes with children attendants. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’m having a flower girl, FH’s niece, who will be nearly 5. I’m totally expecting a meltdown/subpar flower-spreading, so I’ve been toying with the idea of having some petals spread before hand. I don’t think it would be weird at all, with or without a flower girl in the ceremony. I agree with lovekiss about protecting the petals from guests.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think it would be weird to have flower petals spread ahead of time. However, flower girls don’t need to be quite that young- my cousin and I were flower girls for our cousin’s wedding, we were 11 and 9.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Do what works for you – we are not having a flower girl, as I have nephews and we have decided not to have any kids in our wedding.  We may have petals spread down the aisle, we may not – but if you want petals, go for it!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Also, not going with a flower girl. I could ask a friend’s daughter but I don’t find it necessary. My niece who will be 11 is my JBM. I think pre arranged flower petals would be A ok

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I am having 2 flowers girls…hehehe….I have nieces who are twins that are doing it! I have been to several weddings where they were placed out before the wedding….The only with that idea is that you have to make sure your guest do not walk down the aisle and mess them up. I love the bee’s on here that did petal aisle runners….those look awesome and you wouldnt have to worry about them going anywhere when a guest walks down the aisle!

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I love the look of flower petals scattered down the aisle and I think you could just have your florist decorate that way. I’m not having a flower girl. I have a couple younger cousins but if I ask one the others will be jealous, or rather their parents, my aunts will. So I’d rather have no flower girl than unnecessary drama over it.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Pre-sprinkled flowers were an option at my venue, so cleary, it’s done!  Go for it, if you want!

We didn’t have any kids in our families/lives that would have been of age to ask to do the job, so we just skipped it.  I had candles down the aisle.  A little something extra (like your petals) is nice and looks great in photos.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

double  🙁

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

I won’t be having one. I have cousins who are young enough but I don’t want the hassle of children in the bridal party. I likely won’t have any children at the wedding at all.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My great-niece and nephew are the flower girl and ring bearer. They will be 4 and 3 at the time of the wedding.

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