(Closed) Flower Girl Alternatives?

posted 9 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Ralston Hall Mansion

My suggestion would be to keep the flower girl title but instead of dropping petals have them carry something like a pomander, a wand, or a parasol. That way there’s less mess and it’s a little bit less traditional than dropping petals (which I assume are your objections to having flower girls?).

(P.S. Martha Stewart has instructions for making really cute flower girl parasols: http://www.marthastewartweddings.com/goodthings/posy-parasol)

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My daughter is going to be my "flower girl" and will not be dropping petals.  I’m just having her walk down the aisle with a pomander ball.  FH’s twin sons will be the "ring bearers" but we are not having them carry anything, just walking down aisle.

Post # 6
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Newbee

I totally agree with IA Snowflake: the "flowergirl" can fill the role in name only – you don’t have to give her any kind of foliage to make it legit. 

Post # 7
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Worker bee

What about having her hand out programs or something given to guests as they enter. She would probably need an adult to help but it would be special for her to be involved.

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We have flower girls (and a flower dog, but that’s another story).  They will be dropping rice paper confetti that dissolves on contact with water.  No mess, no hassle.  My only concern is about the dog behaving for them!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I had a flower girl, and she didn’t have any kind of flowers… she’s my goddaughter and was just a couple weeks over a year old at the time of the wedding. 

This has some photos of both her & our ring bearer.  The ring bearer did his duty in my MOH’s wedding too, so he insisted he HAD to have a pillow.  

http://loraandjakob.wordpress.com/2009/06/28/getting-ready-the-little-ones/ 

Post # 10
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Wannabee

You can use them as mini brides or let them carry blown of pics of either your first date or engagement pics ,pics of loveones who died(parents who cant be there).

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