(Closed) Too many flower girls/ring bearers?

posted 8 years ago in Ceremony
Post # 3
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2588 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

I went to a wedding with two flower girls, but they were twins so it was kind of cute. I think six kids is a few too many…are there other jobs you could have them do?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@MsJ26: You could also ask if they all want to do it–some may be more interested than others. You could have them help with handing out programs or something…trying to think here, lol.

Post # 6
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

At most they will be 4 by the time your wedding rolls around; chances are half of them will end up deciding not to walk down the aisle the day of, haha!

I say invite them all to be flower girls/ring bearers and make sure they are honored in someway. I would give the girls something like a hair wreath to wear and maybe a single flower to pin on the little boys. The day of the wedding let them decide who wants to walk down (most likely some will throw a tantrum or get shy and decide they don’t want to do it).

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

I would ask them all to avoid hurt feelings.  (I’m having three flowergirls, as we have 3 nieces between the ages of 5-7 and you really can’t leave any out).  I think the awkwardness of 6 kids in the ceremony will be worth it to keep the peace.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Kids at the age of 3 are not going to do a good job at handing out programs! Their parents would have to stand their with them and help it along. I agree with babyboo. Pick out a dress and suit and give all the parents the info and let them make the choice. Give them a deadline to decide and have the dresses/tux ordered. 

And even if you end up having 6 you could have them walk with people in the bridal party during the procession and then let them go sit with their parents when they make it to the front. I think it could be really cute! Have the Ring Bearer walk with different Groomsmen and the Flower Girl walk with different Bridesmaid or Best Man. 

Post # 11
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875 posts
Busy bee

You could definitely have all the kids in the wedding… Use the boys as page boys… train bearers… or even flower boys… Have them throw the petals!  You can always have more flower girls!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Definitely have them all!  Even if they all decide they want to walk down the aisle on the day of the wedding, it will be adorable!!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I would have all of them!

I will be having 5 kids at my wedding. One will be the flower girl, and one ring bearer. Then I will have two of the girls hold a scroll sign that says “Here comes the bride” before I walk down the aisle. And last I will have one of the little boys hold a sign that says “Mike, It’s your last chance to run” <– He wil walk down first. The reason for that one is because it will give everyone a little laugh and its a joke between Fiance and I. And it will calm his nerves :”]]

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

We have the same thing… 4 neices and 2 nephews and I say the more the merrier (please keep in mind that I also think it is just fine to have 8 BM’s) but it is your day and you should have everyone that you want, and that you think it is important to have in the ceremony.

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