(Closed) Too young to be a flower girl?

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee

We had my 2 year old neice as our flower girl. It was adorable. My maid of honour (also my neice – age 21) held her hand as she walked down the aisle and then went and sat with her parents.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Oh and the mother doesn’t have to hold her the whole time… have her walk down the aisle with her mom and go sit with a family member..

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

@almostmrsdiaz:  I was thinking the decorated wagon before I opened the post. I think it’s an adorable idea 🙂

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We’re going to have my cousin’s daughter, who will be 2 1/2 and then my other cousin who will be 6. The older one will help the younger one, and that way if the little one has a meltdown or something and doesn’t end up walking downt he aisle, we at least have one flower girl. I can’t imagine being upset or offended that my daughter wasn’t the only flower girl, especially since the baby will be so young. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

i can understand you wanting to include your god-daughter, and I have no doubts she will look adorable. but will a 16 month be up to the ‘task’ of flower girl? No. she will be eye candy (in a cute, innocent way of course!)

personally, i think you should definitley have an older flower girl to hold her hand and help her down the aisle, or leave her out.

i was going to suggest the wagon thing to, but yeah, in a church doesn’t work so well.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

My nephew will be walking down the aisle as my usher (he will be 14 months at the day of the wedding)  He will be helped by my 2 1/2 year old niece and my 5 year old cousin!  So, honestly I think there will be no issues.  I am pretty confident that my bro & my Future Sister-In-Law will take care or their kids after they walk down the aisle.   Maybe your bridesmaid’s partner can help her with the baby during the ceremony???

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We are having 4 Flower Girls and 2 Ring Bearers. Our FGs are 18months, 3years, 4years, and 8years. Baby girl is walking in front followed by toddlers walking side by side and big girl bringing up the back to make sure all the little ones make it down the aisle. Our RBs are both 2 1/2years. To calm our initial concerns that any of the little ones made it down the aisle, we made a definate game plan. All of the little ones are my nieces/nephew/god son and will have either a mother/father/silbling standing at the front of the church. They will also have a person to sit with during the ceremony to make it less of an overwhelming experience. We love our little ones very much and couldnt imagine not including them but at the same time know that they might not all understand what is going on and might need their “comfort person” after their long walks.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

My flower girl was 15 months. She didn’t walk down the aisle – the mother of the ring bearer held her ..it wasn’t planned..but I knew anything they did would have been cute nonetheless!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

@almostmrsdiaz:  exactly. I thought the same thing. I actually wanted the ring bearer to pull her down the aisle in a wagon. But I had my ceremony at a public historic landmark and they didn’t allow it. Regardless, it was adorable!!

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I think it would be cute to somehow include your goddaughter, BUT heed this little ditty.  A good friend of mine got married and had her 2 neices as flowergirls.  One was pretty young, 2, I think and the other was a little older, maybe 4…It was, to say the least, a shenanigan!  The littlest one took 10 minutes, I’m not kidding, with her mother kneeling in the aisle coaxing her, to get down the aisle.  The oldest one did better getting down the aisle and she stood at the front of the church with the bridal party pretty well…for a while…half way through the ceremony she completely lost it and RAN across the front of the church and down the side aisle!  Wouldn’t have been so bad, in fact it probably would have been a pretty cute memory, BUT the Maid/Matron of Honor, bride’s other sister, took off after her, RUNNING and “yelling” at her in a hushed voice.  It was awful.  BUT the decision is yours and should be based on the behavior of the child, bearing in mind, that children, even the ones that are usually very well-behaved, can act very differently when placed under pressure and in front of a large crowd of strangers.  Good luck!

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