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How to Set your Flower Girl up for Success

“Aunt Yael when are you getting married?” My eldest niece asked me for the third time of the weekend “I just can’t wait to be a flower girl!”

My nieces are more excited about my future wedding (whenever that may be) than I am. All they want is to wear pretty dresses and throw petals down the aisle. All they want is to get their hair done, wear flower crowns and walk down the aisle but being a flower girl is no small feat!

Here are some helpful tips to make the big moment seem a little less scary for our favorite little ones.

The Buddy System:

Never underestimate the buddy system. Sometimes, it can be a little overwhelming for anyone, not just for our cute little humans, to walk down the aisle with 200 people watching them, that’s why sending them down the aisle together makes everyone happy. Not only is it adorable, but it makes it less scary for them!

Talk to them Well in Advance!

Talk to them! If your flower girls are anything like my nieces they will absolutely love talking in detail about what their flower girl duties are. Tell them early and multiple times. They will feel important. They will take it seriously and will understand what is expected of them if you begin telling them well in advanced! Plus, you get to watch as their eyes light up as you talk about them being flower girls! It’s a win, win!

Invite her to the shower & other bridesmaid functions (like a brunch, not the bachelorette partyπŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„)

The more comfortable your little flower girls are the better. Inviting her to your wedding shower or bridesmaids brunch will help her get to know the rest of the bridal party. This way, on the day of the wedding, your bridesmaids will be familiar faces and she will be WAYY more comfortable!

Strategically place her parents

If her parents are in the wedding party or even just guests, have them sit (or stand) towards the front of the ceremony, this way she can concentrate on her parents encouraging smile reassuring her all the way down the aisle.

With these few simple tips your flower girls will be set up for success! They will be ready, be excited and most importantly comfortable!

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