In terms of the wedding ceremony itself, a flower girl doesn’t have the largest role to play at all. But for that flower girl, your wedding will likely be one of her highlights from the entire year and become a cherished childhood memory.
To help make it even more exciting and special for her, check out these adorable ideas that you can add to your schedule.
A ‘chicks’ night’
You’ll have your hens’ night with your bridesmaids and close female friends, so why not a ‘chicks’ night’, as well? The hens’ do may include drinks and plenty of giggle, but a chicks’ night is more about fun for all ages.
Treat it like a sleepover – grab your favourite Disney movies, put on the popcorn, bring out your dress ups box and prepare to have a fantastic evening of giggles with the youngest special gal or gals in your life.
If you’re getting a manicure especially for the wedding (that will really make your gorgeous engagement ring pop in those close-ups), consider taking your flower girl along with you.
This fun session of pampering may be her first ever manicure, and it’s an easy way to spend a little time together before the madness of the big day really sets in.
Ask her to help with wedding decisions
As a bride, you’ll have countless decisions to make on everything from the colour of the napkins to the flower arrangements to the way you wear your hair.
Bring in the second opinion of someone who will no doubt be completely honest with you on each option, and let her feel extremely important in the running and planning of your big day. Whether you take these suggestions with a grain of salt or implement them, your flower girl will feel extra special knowing how much you value her opinion.
A small gift
When you’re out looking for thank you presents for your bridesmaids, keep an eye out for something that would make a great gift for your flower girl. It can certainly be something very budget friendly, such as a small charm bracelet, necklace, girls’ perfume or even simply a nice photo frame so she can print a photo from the wedding for it.
A special photoshoot on the wedding day
Most bridal parties will disappear off for a little while after the main ceremony for some official photos with the professional photographer.
Be sure to bring your flower girl along with you so you have a few snaps of the two of you together. If possible, try to prioritise these photos as she may need to leave the party early (for evening weddings) or may need a quick nap or something to eat so she doesn’t run out of energy.