Having a flower girl can be the cutest part of your wedding day, something that you and they will remember forever. If you’re considering having one for your big day, here are a few of the common questions answered, so you know exactly how to handle it.
How old should she be?
Usually flower girls range from ages 4 – 7. Children under 4, unless they are particularly grown up for their age, don’t usually perform well at such a big event, it can be very overwhelming for them. You run the risk of them having a melt-down on the day, in the middle of the aisle, which isn’t ideal. On the other end of the scale, kids who are older than 7 may feel too big to fit the role. They may be better suited to junior bridesmaid instead.
What’s the difference between flower girl & junior bridesmaid?
A junior bridesmaid walks in line between a flower girl and a bridesmaid. Her dress should match the bridesmaids, though is often slightly altered to better suit her age. Junior bridesmaids are usually between 8 – 16. Often a junior bridesmaid (if you have both), will assist with escorting the flower girl, if she needs some help. She can also be a part of the planning, like coming along to dress shopping trips or helping with the bridal shower.
Can we have a flower girl at an adult-only wedding?
Of course! There are a few things to consider though, if she will be the only child in attendance. It’s important to make accommodations for her. Will she be invited to the reception? If so, consider inviting her siblings or a cousin to the wedding as well, so she has company. If not, think about hiring a sitter so the parents can still attend the reception and enjoy themselves, but don’t need to watch over her all evening. Also, seek some guidance from the parents, they will be able to tell you what will be best for her on the day.