Did anyone's flower girl successfully make it down the aisle without any drama?

posted 2 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle

Yep – she was pretty little (turned two only a couple of months before our wedding) but her five year old brother was a ring bearer and she walked down holding his hand quite happily.  If she’d chucked a tantrum she could and would have walked down with her Mum who was my Maid/Matron of Honor.  Once they reached the front they went and sat with their dad.

Post # 17
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Busy bee

My flower girl freaked out a little bit before she got to the aisle, but my wonderful DOC went and walked with her to the beginning of the aisle. The second she stepped on the aisle runner she was great! No drama at all.

Post # 18
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My flower girl was 3 1/2 and was just fine. She walked down the aisle and then went nad sat with her mom. No biggie. She was adorable and then we moved on to the ceremony 🙂 

Post # 19
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

My flower girl was my niece who was 3.5. She was perfectly behaved but I expected nothing less of her because she is just a beautiful girl who was always well behaved and very sweet.

I’ve been to lots of weddings and I’ve never seen a flower girl/page boy drama. Kind of wish I do…here’s hoping that one day I  attend a wedding that does!! 😂😂

Funny story, I was just over 2.5 years old when I was a flower girl for the first time. My mum kept telling the bride that she couldn’t guarantee my behaviour on the day because I was so little. The bride loved kids and is the kind of person who finds humour in stuff with kids and told my mum so. I think my mum must of spent months coaching me and telling me how to behave. I did fine with it all but the bride told my mum that the photographer offered me lollies during the photos to basically bribe me to pose. I promptly told him my mum had told me I had to be good, make sure I went to the toilet and that I wasn’t to eat anything and get my dress messy.

Post # 20
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Busy bee

My flower girl had a complete meltdown. She was only 3. Her father had to remove her from the building so she wouldn’t ruin the ceremony. Ee got married in an historic library with a lot of echos. She is usually such a sweet girl. But she missed a nap and couldn’t hang lol. My photographer barely got any photos of her. It wasn’t a good day for her.

Post # 21
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Sugar bee

When my sister got married, we decided to practice a lot with the flower girl so she was comfortable with the idea of walking down the aisle, all eyes on her, and hopefully wouldn’t freeze or panic and do something like dump all the flowers out of her basket at once.  

We also showed her a lot of movie scenes with weddings, showing flower girls performing their duties beautifully, to give her a better idea of what to expect.  

Post # 22
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Blushing bee

I am going to have 4 flower girls, because they are cute and I love them (My 3 youngest nieces are all around the same age, and my friend’s sweet girl is right around it too). Honestly I am totally expecting some meltdowns or at least some not perfect behavior, and it’s just going to be what it is. I don’t want their parents to feel bad so we are just going to go with it. 

Post # 23
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: City, State

I think so?

IDK, I actually never saw any of our bridal party walk down the aisle. I know my bridesman and best man did a little something at the end of the aisle cause we have pictures but I didn’t witness it and I totally would expect nothing else from them.

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My 2 flower girls and ring bearer did just fine. The ring bearer was 6 and the flower girls were 5 and 6. 

Post # 25
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

My niece was my flower girl when she was just shy of 1 year old. She was going to be pulled in a flower filled wagon by my brother. My mom practiced with her for several months, and she was ready. However, the day of, my SIL didn’t put her down for a nap, so my niece was tired. When it was time for her to ride down the aisle, she was fast asleep! My brother carried her down the aisle and pulled the wagon behind him. We got pics of it, and it was absolutely adorable, with lots of smiles and laughter from our guests. It didn’t go exactly as planned, but I’m still thankful that my niece and brother were a part of my wedding.

It’s my personal opinion that something will go wrong on your day. Whether it rains, someone forgets something, something falls or breaks, something is delivered late, or the cake is leaning. Something will happen, especially if it involves little children. But the day can still be perfect for you. It’s up to you how important this section of your ceremony is, and if you’re okay if things don’t go exactly accordingly to plan.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I think having young children walk down the aisle is very silly and too risky…I didn’t have either and had best man hold onto our rings. Kids are very unpredictable so I would not have kids in the wedding if i were you.

Post # 27
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I didn’t have a flower girl but I’ve only once seen a flower girl not go down the aisle and that was because she got sick the night before so they decided not to have her do it at all.

All other flower girls at weddings I’ve been to have made it down the aisle just fine. 

Post # 28
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

We had two flower girls and one ring bearer. The ring bearer was four and ended up getting sick a few minutes before the ceremony, but he still wanted to go down the aisle. The youngest flower girl at 2 booked it down the aisle without throwing any petals haha. The oldest one at 7 actually put up the biggest fight. She did not want to go down and only realised this when the music started playing. I got her to go willingly but she at one point was almost in tears. She was happy when she got her candy during the ceremony though.

Post # 29
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Honey bee

I had a one year old and two year old for my flower girls, and both did great. I originally was going to have them in a wagon, but decided to have their moms (both were bridesmaids) walk with them. They did great since they had their moms with them. The same one year old was a flowergirl in another wedding when she was closer to two years old, and she did well, although got confused when she made it to the end of the aisle. I’ve never seen a Flower Girl or Round Brilliant have a meltdown that didn’t receive smiles and have everyone quickly move on from it. I think if a kid is particularly prone to being shy or is old enough to say no, then going with what works best for their personality is msot important, even if that means them not being in the wedding party or walking down the aisle at all.

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

My wedding hasn’t happened yet, but my flower girl will be 8, and she will be fine walking down the aisle.  I am a bit more concerned about my shy ring bearer, and even more concerned that they will get figity during the ceremony (catholic mass).  I’m probably going to put a coloring book and crayons in the pew for them, because they’ve never had to sit in church before.

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