(Closed) Flower Girl Advice?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@thisorderistall:  I think an idea would be to maybe have the 4 year still do it and have the mom carry the 2 year down the aisle while walking with the 4 year old? That way the 2 year old will be more comfortable with Mommy around and the 4 year old will still have her sister with her. =) Just a thought.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You can practice and see how it goes during the rehearsal dinner. I don’t know the kids, but it seems as if the 4-year-old would probably forget about her request for her sister when the day comes around.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I am a nanny too and had my little 3 year old charge walk down the aisle. 🙂

Talk it up to the 4 year old.  Tell her she’s a big girl and that her sister is still a baby and can’t do it.  That flower girl duties are reserved for big girls only.  Show her videos of flower girls walking down the aisle.  And take a moment to practice everyday, everywhere. Lots of praise and some candy to reward her can’t hurt either.

My 18 month old nephew walked in our wedding.  He did amazing at rehearsal but got sidetracked during the wedding and my DD(my MOH) ended up grabbing him and I ended up walking with him and my Dirty Delete up the aisle.  Not horrible since I love him to pieces but if you can avoid it than cut the 2 year old.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I’m in a similar predicament with my ring bearers! One of my nephews is incredibly shy and we’re nervous he won’t make it down the aisle. Fiance suggested having the ring bearers walking with their fathers, who are also in the wedding party. 

In your case, I’m a dance teacher. I have one student who’s 4 and has a 2 year old sister. Back in December she was in a stage where she wanted her little sister with her everywhere she went. . . even dance class. It was the only way I could get her to dance! If it’ll help prevent a disaster, I say why not. If the 4 year old WANTS the 2 year old with her, I think it’ll go over well. Plus, she seems genuinely excited about it.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Umm.. this could potentially be disastrous but one of my flower girls AND the ring bearer are going to be 2 years old at the time of my wedding.  Hopefully, my other (5-yr-old) flower girl can coerce them to go down the aisle.  I don’t mind having one of the mommies jump in and walk them down though if need be.

I say.. if you’re a bride that’s going to get upset if the kids don’t make it down the aisle without screaming, definitely don’t have a 2-yr-old!  I myself don’t mind if they’d start screaming and running around.  It would make for some funny photos/video footage. 😛

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