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Alternatives for flower girls?

Sharay, on June 10, 2019 at 11:32 AM Posted in Wedding Ceremony 0 19
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My niece is my flower girl but she is very small and I’m concerned that she may eat the petals. What are some alternative things she can do instead of throwing flower petals?


  • Melle
    Rockstar June 2019
    Melle ·
    She could just hold a sign instead !
  • Amy
    Devoted October 2019
    Amy ·
    Im making ribbon wands for my grand exit, you could make her one or two to wave around instead
  • Sinéad
    WeddingWire Administrator January 2025
    Sinéad ·

    Hey Sharay! She could hold a bundle of helium balloons walking down the aisle. It would be so cute and the bright color of them would look amazing in photographs!

  • Jennifer future Mrs. K-H
    Dedicated October 2019
    Jennifer future Mrs. K-H ·
    Aww, how cute is that? She could just carry a flower ball or wave a ribbon wand. They have small wrist corsages with ribbons and I've seen very small and simple bouquets called posies that you could add ribbon to and she could wave that like a princess scepter. You could also have someone escort her down the aisle either walking or carrying her to make sure she doesn't eat the petals. It's going to be super adorable either way!
  • Caytlyn
    Champion November 2019
    Caytlyn ·
    She could carry a kissing ball
  • Alli
    Devoted May 2020
    Alli ·

    pomander ball
    Alternatives for flower girls? 1

    I was concerned about the same thing (mine will be 1 1/2 - 2 years old) and so we will have them carry these instead.

  • latasha
    VIP September 2019
    latasha ·
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    Love this idea!! It’s different.
  • Kelly
    VIP October 2020
    Kelly ·
    Kissing balls, ribbons, balloons, signs, there's light wands but you can't see them if it's not dark
  • Cher Horowitz
    Rockstar December 2019
    Cher Horowitz ·

    Another vote for the kissing balls! That would be adorable and safer!

  • Jessica
    VIP October 2019
    Jessica ·
    Im actually having two 'flower girls' and one will hold this sign I made. I've seen a ton of different signs that can be done too, saying different things.
    You could also have her hold your train, if you have one.
    And I saw something somewhere where the little girl twirled a baton with pretty fringe on the end that matched the wedding colors.

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  • Anita
    Dedicated December 2019
    Anita ·

    Mines is carrying a small flower basket with an artificial candle in it.

  • Michaela
    Super May 2020
    Michaela ·

    Oh my gosh, what is a kissing ball??

  • Courtney
    Rockstar December 2019
    Courtney ·

    Signs, ribbon wands, or even a very nice flower crown are all great alternatives.

  • N
    Beginner July 2019
    Nicole ·
    My flowergirls will be holding a kissing ball which will be a ball of flowers on a ribbon.
  • Rachel
    Expert September 2019
    Rachel ·

    I'm just having my 2 year old hold a fake oversized rose that she chose herself. She's super excited for it!

    Also, I'm having her cousin, also 2 years old, hold the ring pillow (I sincerely doubt our actual rings will be on it), and her older cousin/his half sister, who is a tween, will hold their hands and escort them down the aisle.

  • CDickman
    VIP September 2019
    CDickman ·
    Mine is doing a ribbon

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  • Hermione
    Devoted February 2020
    Hermione ·
    My flower girl will be roughly same age (2 1/2) as princess Charlotte when she was a flower girl for Pippa Middleton. So, I decided to copy that. I found it by Googling 2 year old flower girls. It was a "omg, that's so perfect!" moment.

    It's a heart shaped wreath of baby's breath on a Valentine's day wedding.

    Other alternatives include: signs bubbles, small bouquet of anything, a teddy bear, or anything you think she can carry.

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  • CDickman
    VIP September 2019
    CDickman ·
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    My BM are doing kissing balls, we thought of our flower girl doing it also but her bothers would throw it.
  • R
    Devoted October 2019
    Roxana ·

    Bubble girls maybe?

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