The flower girl is a young girl between the ages of three to eight. In the wedding, the flower girl walks up the aisle with a basket full of petals of flowers. The petals which are usually rose petals are spread or scatter on the way of the wedding aisle. This prepares for the entrance of the bride.
If the bride and groom know many sweet young girls, there may be one or more flower girl. The petals are meant to bring good luck to the bride. So, the more flower girls mean more good luck.
The flower girl baskets are made of bride and groom choice of fabric, colors, and scents. The cute baskets can easily be wedding keepsake. And, you can customize a special flower girl basket as heirloom set to pass for generations to come. A variety of butterfly and flower can be sewn to add excitement to the basket.
The flower girl dresses can resemble the bride or bridesmaids. The comfort and feel of the dress is a big factor in choosing a dress. Young kids are easily agitated and irritated with discomforting scratchy dress.
The length of the dress depends on how formal the wedding. The general rule is longer for more formal wedding event. If the young girl is too young, you may choose a shorter length to avoid tripping.
The flower girl shoes may be uncomfortable for unused or brand new shoes. You may want to let her wear a few times to get used to the shoes. Or, you may slip the shoes at the very last minute. A good pair of shoes goes a long way.
For younger flower girl, she needs many practices. She may get disoriented and distracted easily. The rule is to make her wedding roles a game or fun. So, she is calm, and relaxed in the wedding day.
As a thank you, the bride and groom may give gifts to the flower girls. Jewelries, dolls, accessories, purses, and treats make good flower girl gift ideas.
With the flower girls on lovely little dress and basket, the flower girls easily steal the show. More importantly, the flower girls complement the bride on this special occasion. The flower girl spruces up the wedding with special innocence, fun, and charm.