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Flower Girl

By: Beth Morrisey MLIS - Updated: 21 Aug 2012 | comments*Discuss
Flower Girl Wedding Flowers Gifts

There are many options when it comes to choosing flowers for the flower girl to carry at a wedding. Bouquets, baskets, pomanders, wreaths and corsages are just a few of the options for a flower girl. In addition to the flowers, brides should also remember that most flower girls also receive gifts just like the rest of the wedding party.

Bouquets For The Flower Girl

Many brides like for their flower girls to carry small bouquets. These bouquets may be the same as the bridesmaids carry, or they may be designed specifically for the flower girl. If a unique bouquet is chosen, fewer flowers and bouquets padded with baby’s breath are usually appropriate. Adding special touches like ribbons, sequins or fake “gemstones” can also make flower girls feel as though their bouquets are special.

Baskets For The Flower Girl

It may well be that the flower girl is too small or doesn’t want to carry a bouquet throughout the wedding and reception. If this is the case then a basket full of petals can be a great alternative. Flower girls can then scatter the petals in front of the bride down the aisle and the basket does not need to be included in the rest of the day. Rose petals are traditionally used for this purpose, but any larger petals could also be used if the bride so chose.

Pomanders For The Flower Girl

Pomanders, or spherical bouquets that end up looking like a ball of flowers, are also common floral options for flower girls. These balls are strung from ribbons that can be carried or looped around the flower girl’s wrists. These can be useful options for flower girls who prefer not to have to carry bouquets but for brides who would still like their flower girls to have flowers for the ceremony and/or pictures.

Wreaths For The Flower Girl

Another floral option for flower girls who do not want to carry flowers is a floral wreath. Such wreaths are usually made up of the same flowers as the bridesmaids bouquets, or flowers that complement the overall colour scheme of the wedding, and are worn on the flower girl’s head. Usually wreaths must be collected early so that they can be taken to the hairdresser and worked into the flower girls’ hairstyle for the wedding day.

Corsages For The Flower Girl

Some brides also elect for their flower girls to wear wrist corsages. These small bundles of flowers are attached to elastics that are then worn as a bracelet. Whether or not a flower girl could last all day while wearing a floral corsage is something that should be considered, however, before one is selected. Is it suitable for your chosen flower girl to wear a corsage on their wrist? it could be in danger or being hurt, picked at, or discarded if the flower girl does not enjoy wearing it.

Gifts For The Flower Girl

Like any other member of the wedding party, it is traditional to give the flower girl a small gift in thanks for her participation in the wedding. Since her job has a floral theme, a floral gift might be a good idea. A small vase, seeds for a special plant or a special book to help press her dried wedding flowers can all be special gifts to give a flower girl.

There are many options for flower girls in a modern wedding. Bouquets, baskets, pomanders, wreaths and corsages are all floral options for flower girls, and there are even many flower related gifts for flower girls as well.

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