(Closed) How young can the flowergirl be?

posted 11 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
179 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007

Will she be sprinkling petals or have any sort of duty beyond walking down the aisle? We didn’t do petals, just a pomander ball. Our Flower Girl is 4 and we had a secondary one at 15 months. She was definitely too young. She’s the sweetest but it’s a long day for a baby. She’s got a little cranky waiting on line for the procession. She was walking. But then she got cranky and her mom had to pick her up and walk her down the aisle. I think the best judge would be the FG’s parents and then just as long as you won’t be disappointed by whatever the results may be, then it could work. I mean, she could just be in a pretty dress and take bridal party pics ya know.

Post # 4
33 posts
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Methodist Church/Country Club

I heard somewhere (probably Who’s Wedding Is It Anyway? on TV, haha) that it’s ideal for the kids to be school aged because they know how to pay attention and follow rules and stuff.

My sister had 2 flower girls in her wedding, one was 4 and the other was almost 2 and they did pretty well. The younger one cried before hand but actually got down the aisle pretty well. I think having the older one (her cousin) there really helped. Good luck!

Post # 5
151 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

I would suggest getting another girl to walk with the younger girl.

My nephews are going to be my ring bears.  One will be 2 and a half at the time of the wedding, the other about 1.  I am going to have my 12 year old cousin pull them in a wagon.  The 12 year old is the older sister of the flower girl, so they all get to go up together. 
I thought it was a cute solution, plus I can include my other cousin (it’s her sister’s second time being a flower girl and I feel bad that she keeps getting passed up for any sort of wedding involvement).

Post # 6
67 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - Rancho del Cielo, Malibu, CA

i was asking the same question in one of my older posts…maybe check the comments and see what some ppl said?  some of them gave great suggestions as to what to do if you want a really young one!


i agree with snowpea that it depends on what you want the flower girl to do.  if you want an 18 month old fg, i’d have someone walk with her, preferably the parent!

Post # 7
1718 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

I’ve seen some baby flowergirls being toted in red flyer wagons by their older siblings or members of the bridal party…just adorable.

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