Now they say you should never work with children or animals because they can be, well, unpredictable and on such an important day like your wedding day, you want everything to be perfect. But who can resist the charms of an adorable little flower girl? At the weddings that I have had the pleasure of attending, all the little ones have absolutely shined like stars as they take their role of walking down the aisle very seriously indeed.
So if you have a daughter, niece, second cousin or dear friends little girl who is an important part of your world, asking them to be a little flower girl on your wedding day is such a lovely tradition. From working with countless brides I find that the best choice of florals for them is made when you consider their age and personality. Here, I highlight the prettiest floral designs for flower girls.
Firstly, flower crowns, so popular with brides and bridesmaids, so naturally they are great for flower girls too. They can be made for any age, from baby flower girls to toddlers through to older children or junior bridesmaids. For the wee little ones, I would recommend really little blooms in their crown like this sweet example from Sara Meredith of baby breath or gypsophila. Geraldton wax and spray roses are great blooms to use also.
Now on to the toddlers aged between 1 and 3 years of age. Their floral crowns can consist of slightly larger blooms, like daisies, berries and clusters of spray roses because the flower size balances with the wearer. Little Blossom Flower Boutique created this glorious textured pink, purple and white design.
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Bella in Bloom takes it one step further with the most adorable matching tutu belt. This makes the whole outfit with the floral crown work perfectly in harmony together.
Older flower girls, around 4 to 10 years of age, can carry a floral crown on their head which uses even larger blooms, like carnations and roses. Plus more blooms and less foliage as again the flower size can balance with the size of the child. The other thing to consider is the weight of these designs, anything too heavy or out of proportion to the flower girl and they simply won’t want to wear it. If you aren’t sure if your flower girl will wear such an item, it can be a good idea for them to practice wearing a tiara or similar around the weeks before the wedding, I’m sure they will be happy to!
With all floral crowns, make sure that you give your florist the size of their head so that when the full floral crown is made it fits perfectly.
Headbands or Half Circlets
A great alternative to full floral crowns either for budget or practicality reasons is either a half floral circlet or a headband with a floral cluster. Little Blossom Flower Boutique shows us a pretty example of a half floral circlet, with mint green and pale pinks tones.
While Flower Nation shows us this example of a cluster of bloom on a headband. Little girls are generally used to wearing headbands so they are more likely to keep these on for longer at the wedding.
A flower posy is perfect for the flower girl who wants to be ‘just like the bride’. They should be made with the age and size of the flower girl in mind and they can be made to suit the theme and style of the wedding. Here is a classic round pink posy by 43 White Roses.
Naturelle created this gorgeous flower girl design to perfectly suit the other floral designs at this beach themed wedding.
A garden posy and matching floral crown to suit the floral styling of this wedding by Northside Flower market.
Pomanders and Petal Baskets
Pomander flower balls and petal baskets are other great ideas for flower girls to carry. Often it helps if they have something to do with their hands as they walk down the aisle. They can swing and little pomander or scatter rose petals down the aisle (just check that the venue allows petals first!).
Petal baskets can be created out of just about anything, satin bound, metal tins or rustic wicker baskets and adorned with ribbons, lace, flowers, the possibilities are endless!
Fairy wands are the final great idea for little flowers girls. They only need a few blooms and ribbon to make them look gorgeous and it is so adorable to watch them get into character and grant the guests wishes at the wedding.
With so many fantastic floral flower girl ideas don’t forget to add them to your special day and chat to your wedding florist about the best design and style to suit.