There is nothing as sweet and moving as looking at young children opening your marriage. This tradition comes from the Middle Ages, when princesses came with their children who helped them carry their dresses. Although there is not a general age for them, brides and grooms usually choose boys and girls between 4 and 6 years old to be part of the wedding procession. They can be nephews, godchildren or even sons.
The flower girls are in charge of throwing flowers along the way before the bride arrives, announcing her arrival with a little sign, carrying the tail of her dress, throwing rice at the end of the ceremony, or giving away some mementos of the wedding.
They are also in charge of taking the rings and offerings to the altar. It is important to know that this has to be planned with time in order to teach children how to be ready for their participation. For this reason, here are some tips to manage your flower girls.
TIPS TO MANAGE THE FLOWER GIRLS
- Don’t pick too many girls. It could be difficult to coordinate them. Either way, their parents will be your best ally.
- Choose your flower girl between four and nine years old, because if they are younger, they will not pay attention to the instructions.
- Practice before the ceremony. This way, your flower girls will know how to act when the time comes.
- Combine the same style or the same dress color in order to harmonize with the wedding.
- Keep a natural look without excess makeup.
Look: subtle, elegant, delicate, inspired by princesses.
Hair: straight or curly hairstyle.
Dress: classic, siren, or princess, decorated with precious stones.
Flowers: roses, dragon’s mouth, hydrangeas, peonies or baby’s-breath.
Accessories: white flowers, crystals, precious stones, tiara, golden pieces or ribbons.
Colors: usually pink, pastel tones or bright colors.
Look: Simple, comfortable, flowery, inspired by 70s hippies.
Hair: casual or braided hairstyle.
Dress: casual, fresh, simple, inspired by nature.
Flowers: flowers with bright colors, preferably wild.
Accessories: crown of flowers.
Colors: nature tones.
Shabby Chic Style
Look: Sophisticated, delicate, inspired by Victorian era.
Hair: twisted and elegant or wavy hairstyle.
Dress: rustic, simple cuts or skirts with layers.
Flowers: Roses can be matched with different colors.
Accessories: flower ornaments or crown of flowers.
Colors: Pastel color palette, especially white.
Vintage Style (30s-70s)
Look: Elegant, ancient, classic, second hand.
Hair: Casual o elegant hairstyle.
Dress: Delicate lace, classic or long-sleeve style.
Flowers: Roses or wild flowers.
Accessories: Oversized jewelry or old materials.
Colors: The color palette may vary, it can use pastel tones, dark or bright colors, and if it is a pin-up style, red is the main color.