When we think of the flower girl at a wedding, we picture a sweet little girl, usually a relative of the bride or groom, hopping down the aisle in a puffy princess dress, tossing around rose petals as she passes. But, if you’re looking to make the adorable entrance of the flower girl even more super-cute, why not try these sweet alternative flower girl ideas on for size? Let your little angel look the part with wings, making her feel like she’s playing dress up as an angel or fairy and thereby making the entire process of being a part of your wedding more fun for her. Not feeling the whole petal toss tradition? Toss it out in favor of a very chic wooden or blackboard sign that the flower girl (or girls!) carry, announcing, “Here Comes The Bride,” or let your flower girls dance and run down the aisle (they are little kids, after all!) holding streamers that extend out beautifully behind them! If you do love the idea of flowers for your flower girls, flower balls that hang from satin ribbons are a beautiful (and cleaner!) alternative to the petal toss. If you choose to stick with the more traditional roles for your flower girls, make the tradition all your own. If you’re a music lover, make cones out of music sheets that hold all of the petals, or if you’re having a beach wedding, let your flower girl carry down a pretty pail of flower petals in lieu of the expected weaved basket.
Flower girls are quite a traditional part of weddings, but that doesn’t mean you have to stick to the tried and true traditions with your little girls. Make the flower girl entrance fun for them and for your guests by adding some unexpected, personal, and oh-so-cute little touches.