Post # 1
I’m debating having two flower girls. My FI and I have a daughter together – she’s 9 months old right now and will be 2 weeks shy of her 2nd birthday when we tie the knot. She’s a given for our flower girl.
Our ring bearer will be my nephew, who will be almost 5.
His best friend is going to be a groosman, and I’m asking his wife who I’ve gotten very close with to be one of my bridesmaids. They had a daughter in June, and she will be about 1.5 at the time of the wedding. Since both her parents are in the wedding, and the mom and I have gotten close because we have daughters that are just 3 months apart, I think it would be nice to have the two girls in a decked out wagon and have the usher (who is my daughter’s godfather) bring them down the aisle. I’m not expecting anything from the girls – is there any harm in having two flower girls?
Post # 3
I should add that my real concern is the cost for the family. They live in NC and the wedding is in FL (where we all grew up). They will stay with family (so no cost there). But they’d already have a tux rental and a bridesmaid dress… would it be appropriate for me to offer to buy the girls’ dresses? I don’t expect them to be too expensive. We’re on a tight budget.
Post # 4
- Wedding: July 2012 - Baltimore Museum of Industry
no harm, and could be cute. Just be prepared that they may be rather fidgety. I’ve been to weddings where the kids have run after their parents- they got a little overwhelemed by all the people around.
Post # 5
@Daenaria727: I don’t think there is any harm at all. I had two flower girls and they were adorable.
Post # 6
I want to sneak 4 in so I hope you can pull off 2 😛
I don’t know how a person is supposed to choose!
Post # 7
@lalalyanne: Okay, good. We’ll do 2. 🙂 I don’t imagine any of the kids will sit still. I’m hoping to have a short ceremony. I’m sure the younger ones will be with their grandparents after they go down the aisle. And if one of them has a melt down during the ceremony – that’s okay. Dads can hold them. 🙂
Post # 8
@Daenaria727: kids will be kids!
Honestly, for me, Im not worried about the shenaigans. It’s part of life and I think if you don’t let it stress you out, it won’t make much of a difference. Besides, kids make weddings exciting and unpredictable !
Post # 9
- Wedding: September 2014 - Waldorf Astoria, Chicago
I’m having two, never thought twice about that being weird. I promised my FSIL her daughter could be my flower girl when she was born 3 years ago (knowing my wedding wouldn’t be for a few years as I wasn’t even engaged yet), and then my sister had a baby girl a year later so of course I want her in the wedding too. I think lots of people have more then one flower girl!
Post # 10
@Daenaria727: I’m having 3, they’ll be 2, 2.5 and 3 years old! 2 of them are my maid of honors daughters and one is a really close friend of the family’s daughter. I couldnt pick between them so I picked all of them lol. I’m actaully making their tutu dresses myself so theres no cost to the parents. I’m so excited to see them all dolled up and running amok haha! my mom was concerned that they’ll steal the show a bit, and my response was “That’s the point!” lol
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
@Daenaria727: I think it’s appropriate to buy the flower girls’ dresses – especially because most likely you’re the one picking them out, and because you’re basically borrowing the kid as a prop. You can get really cheap cute dresses in after-Easter sales.
We had two flower girls and they were adorable 🙂 Under two is a little young, so be prepared for her to get shy or fussy….
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2015 - Jellyfish, Punta Cana DR
@Daenaria727: There’s no harm in having 2 flower girls. Actually, I am having 2 and it’s a destination wedding. If you want her to be in the wedding, ask. Let the parents decide.
Also, to cut cost, keep an eye out for dresses. I was apart of a wedding recently where the flowergirls mother was able to get her 3 dresses from a nice department store for under $50 (for all 3) right after Easter. The bride was able to choose which one she liked best.
Post # 13
@Daenaria727: I think its fine as long as not too much is expected of them, I’m having three.
Post # 14
I’m having 2 flower girls. Unsure whether they will actualyl decide to walk down the aisle, but they will look cute for the night!
Post # 15
I had 2 flower girls and I loved it! They walked down on either side of the ring boy
I say do it!
Post # 16
I am having three!
Between FI and I we have three nieces and three nephews. How could I pick one? I’m going to have each girl walk down with her brother almost like mini bridesmaids/groomsmen. I paid for all of their dresses. I can’t wait to see how it turns out. 🙂