Flower Girl Tips
If your little girl has been chosen to be a flower girl in a
wedding party, there are some things you should discuss with her before the
actual day of the wedding ceremony regarding her responsibilities and the
behavior you expect from her. Little children can be quite unpredictable at
times, so you must not assume that talking to her only once about her
responsibilities is going to "cut the cake." Remind her of things
periodically as the wedding draws closer. Kids thrive on repetition. Here are
some more tips for the flower girl.
The Proper Attire
Flower girls have a way of being the center of attention.
With their adorable dresses and fancy hairdos, it is no wonder that they steal
the show. While the bride will more than likely want the flower girl's dress to
look much like what the bridesmaids are wearing, it is important to remember
that dressing her comfortably is important. If she feels comfortable in her
outfit, she may be less likely to become fussy or irritable. Flat and flexible
shoes are a good choice as well.
Save the Sweets for Later
It is best not to let a young child have candy or chocolate
a few hours before the wedding ceremony. Sugar tends to get some kids hyped up,
and while you want the flower girl to be bubbly and cheerful, you do not want
her bouncing down the aisle in a disorderly fashion. Let her finish her
responsibilities as the flower girl, and then have some sweets at the
reception. This is the time that she can dance and romp to work off any extra
energy sugar has on her.
Other Means of Calmness
Little children can get restless when they are waiting to do
something fun. Avoid playing games with the flower girl in the back room before
the wedding ceremony that would cause her to become excited. Try letting her
play games such as hangman or simple card games. These activities will keep her
calm. You might even try reading her a story or talking to her about how the
newlyweds met and where they are going on their honeymoon.
Show Your Appreciation
A flower girl should be commended for her carrying out her
responsibilities. Treat your daughter to a special treat, such as a special toy
she has wanted, taking her out to dinner on evening, or some other unique way
you can help her remember how well she did in the wedding party. A bracelet or
necklace is also a good idea when you want to make the flower girl feel extra
Being a flower girl is a great honor, and one that many
little girls do not realize is so special. Years after the wedding she will see
herself in the photos and hardly remember what it was like to be part of such a
wonderful event. The bride and groom will remember it forever, so try your best
to make this day special by doing what you can to help your daughter fulfill
her responsibilities gracefully.