Essentials for the Perfect Flower Girl!

Updated: Sep 27, 2021

If you're unsure what a flower girl should do, what they wear and what their role in the wedding is then our guide is here to help!

We’ll give you all the tips and tricks to turn your little one into a flower girl pro.. and have a smooth wedding ceremony in the process.

What would your wedding be without a gorgeous flower girl?! Being a flower girl can be quite a thrill for your favourite little lady and it's a lovely way to include the younger children close to you in your wedding day. For one brief moment as she walks (or runs!) down the aisle, your flower girl will steal the show.........

How to Choose Your Flower Girl!

The Flower Girl is normally a close relation of the bride and groom such as a niece or perhaps a Goddaughter or cousin. Some couples choose a close friend's daughter for the role and in other cases it might be the daughter of the happy couple themselves!

Make your decision wisely so as not to upset relatives; for example if you have more than one little niece in the family then consider having multiple Flower Girls to ensure nobody is disappointed!

What is the Flower Girl’s Role?

The main duties of the flower girl is to walk down the aisle, smile sweetly and to sprinkle little delights along the way (traditionally rose petals) and let everyone say "oooooh" and "aaaah"! Besides the bride, she is the one who will win everybody’s heart and even steal a couple of smiles. Traditionally the flower girl walks down the aisle with a page boy or ring bearer after the maid of honour, but before the bride.

However, it’s completely up to you! If you are worried your flower girl might feel a bit intimidated (or might be naughty!) then she might be best to walk down the aisle holding the hand of an older bridesmaid who she is familiar with.

Ideas for Flower Girl Duties

Most importantly - let her have fun!! It's important for her not to feel too overwhelmed by her role and to enjoy her day as much as you. Here's some traditional and quirky duty ideas for her to perform.....

  • Walk down the aisle in front of the Bride carrying a posy of flowers or basket of petals

  • Scatter rose petals (for luck) down the aisle/walkway

  • Walk or carry your pet down the aisle - more and more couples make their beloved pets part of their Big Day!

  • Replace the flowers with a bouquet of tiny balloons to walk down the aisle with. It will be magical in photos, and a colorful treat for her to enjoy

  • Feathers - just imagine it: Soft feathers gently floating down next to your flower girl as she prances along.

  • Scatter grains and herbs (to symbolise fertility and everlasting love)