Who is the Flower Girl?

    Your wedding ceremony is all about you and your partner. But if anyone comes close to stealing the show, it’s the flower girl.

    The flower girl is typically the last person to walk up the aisle before the bride, tossing flowers as she goes. Traditionally, the flower girl is a young girl between the ages of four and eight. But there’s no need to stick to tradition. Choose a young boy, a group of kids, or even your dog. Instead of having them toss flowers, have them blow bubbles, carry a lantern, or hold a sign announcing the bride.

    Whatever you decide, just beware: it might be the cutest thing that happens that day.

    Pro tip: If you’re worried about stage fright, seat the flower girl’s parents near the front of the aisle so they can encourage her onward.

     

    While definitely not mandatory, having a wedding party is a great way to honor your most important people. Take some time with your partner to learn about the traditional roles of the wedding party. Think about if and how those traditions are important to you, and who you want to stand beside you on your big day. Then, by all means, make it your own.

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