Post # 1
I don’t have a lot of small children in my family, so I don’t have a lot of options for a flower girl.
The ring bearer will be one of my bridesmaids children who will be 6 at the time. She also has a daughter who will be 26 months.
Is this too young to be a flower girl? I was thinking that if they walk down the aisle together (as brother and sister) it might be okay, as the 6 year old can help! (Plus would be super, duper adorable)
Anyone else have a flower girl around the age of 2?
Post # 3
My ring bearer will be 10 months at the time of my wedding! My flower girl (who is 4) will pull him in a wagon down the aisle.
I love the idea of having them walk together – just don’t expect it to go perfectly… kids will be kids!
Post # 4
@ChelseaBells: ours will be 16 months..I figured it will be cute either way!!
Post # 5
One of my ringbearers was 18 months at the time. All 4 kids walked solo. He did amazing at rehearsal but at the ceremony he went a little astray. Honestly, it was a far walk across a garden. It was super cute though and everyone loved it.
With a sibling they will be fine. Just practice a little bit so aren’t overwhelmed when its in front of lots of people.
Post # 6
@ChelseaBells: My flower girl was two, she walked down with her Mom (my MOH). She had a basket of flowers although she didn’t actually lay the pedals down. She just waddled down with a toothy grin and waved at everyone! I wouldn’t have had it any other way!
Post # 7
we considered having my husband’s 2 year old niece be a flower girl, but i decided that i didn’t want to risk an appearance of the terrible twos as she was walking down the aisle. she’s a very happy girl in general, but when she gets mad/cranky, watch out (and cover your ears)!
i think you just need to make sure that you have all your bases covered- lots of practice so she doesn’t panic when she sees all the people (and maybe show her videos too), make sure she’s had a nap, she’s been fed, she’s been changed (or visited the potty), and have a bribe for her at the end of the aisle just in case, haha.
my cousin was 5 when he was a ring bearer and they had to resort to french fries to get him to walk down the aisle, haha.
Post # 8
I am having my nephew (who will be 26 months) and my FH’s neice (who will be 18 months) as ring bearer and flower girl. We will also have two 7 year olds to help!
Post # 9
I’m having my 18 month old half sister as my flowergirl, i’m having my 18 year old sister walk with her down the aisle as i don’t know how she’ll go with so many people staring at her so i’m sure she’ll be fine with my sister holding her hand.
Post # 10
While the idea of a 2 year old flower girl might be cute just be prepared for the unexpected. The vision we brides have in our head sometimes doesn’t translate to reality.
Little kids are unpredictable. There are things that you can plan for but what happens if she’s cranky, refuses to walk down the aisle or falls asleep right before the ceremony? She can practice walking and throwing rose petals but when she sees a crowd of strange faces smiling at her she might freak out.
Our 2 three year old flower girls walked down the aisle with no problem. At 3 years old they understand a bit more than a 2 year old. They want to be the “big” girl and be a part of everything. I told them I needed them to do a job, a job only 3 year olds could do and both of them egarly said “I can do it, I can do it”. I also was prepared to ditch the whole idea of them walking down the aisle if on the day of they didn’t want to.
Post # 11
I am definitely NOT expecting perfection from a two year old! In fact, I think the possibility of things NOT going perfectly are what I would prefer. Lol.
Her mom will already be at the end of the aisle (standing at the alter with the other bridesmaids) and we’ll keep her dad close by, so I think it will be okay!
If she ends up being totally grumpy and miserable that day, we can just scrap the whole idea and let the ring bearer walk down the aisle by himself! He did a GREAT job at his own parents wedding when he was almost 3, and given that he will be 6 by that time (and is SUPER excited about it now) I’m sure it will be fine!
Typically, is the flower girl the last one to walk out before the bride?
Post # 12
yes, flower girl and ring bearer come out last
Post # 13
I’ll have a 1.5 year old Flower Girl, a 7 yr old Flower Girl and a 2.75 year old Ring Bearer. The plan is to put the older girl in the middle and have her help the two younger ones walk down the aisle, and they will each have at least one parent at the end of the aisle.
But honestly, if they don’t make it down nicely, it will be okay. Also, the wedding is at 3, so it very might be naptime, if that is the case, they won’t even make it down!
Post # 14
@ChelseaBells: I think 2 is usually too young. But with her brother it’d probably be ok. My daughter was a Flower Girl when she was 3 and didn’t walk down the aisle when she was meant to. She was meant to walk down separately, but ended up walking with the ring bearer, who was her friend.
Also, since you say you don’t have “a lot of options”, an alternative is to have no flower girl. (Or no ring bearer either, but it sounds like you’ve already asked).
Post # 15
I wanted my 2 year old niece to be my Flower Girl, along with her sister(3.5) and two cousins who are 7& 8. My SIl/MOH/BFF said she didn’t want to have to chase her if she just took off running. She sat on the aisle and waved at me and said LOUDLY “Aunty is a princess” best thing EVER heard lol….. just be prepared if it doesn’t work out, but life happens, it’s not always perfect.
Post # 16
- Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World
My Flower Girl is my niece who is 8. I have two other nieces (one is my FG’s baby sister) and they are both a little over a year old. My mom brought it up to me to see about having them both walk with my Flower Girl. They are super adorable but I’m not sure my Flower Girl can handle the both of them while throwing petals down lol. We’ll see! :-p