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Five alternative ideas to a flower girl bouquet

10 Apr 2018

Don’t leave your flower girl empty-handed when walking down the aisle; here are five alternative options to a standard bouquet

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Making your flower girl feel a part of your wedding day celebrations is a key consideration when it comes to your bridal line-up. You’ll want her to feel special and included throughout the wedding planning process, so allowing her to choose and wear a princess-worthy outfit that differs from your bridesmaids’ dresses will undoubtedly put her in the spotlight.

You can even differentiate your flower girl from your bridesmaids by giving her something different to hold, simultaneously keeping her hands occupied during her big moment. Here are five alternative ideas to a floral bouquet….

1. Basket of confetti or flower petals

A flower girl favourite. Give your flower girl a basket of confetti or flower petals to scatter along the aisle as she walks. Not only will this give her a job in making your entrance look extra pretty, but she will have fun while doing so.

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Image: Justin Clark via Unsplash

2. Wand

Add a touch of magic to proceedings with a wand that complements your flower girl’s wedding ensemble. If you’re a dab hand at DIY you can create one yourself using ribbon, silk or paper flowers and sparkling embellishments. Alternatively, Shropshire Petals’ confetti wands are an enchanting option for flower girls who love casting spells in style.

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3. Wedding sign

From ‘Here comes the bride’ to ‘Daddy, last chance to run’, there are a vast amount of messages that your flower girl can display before you make your appearance. Building excitement and anticipation for your big reveal, ensure the sign is both large enough for your guests to read yet light enough for your little helper to carry.

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Image: Lisa O’Dwyer Photography via Style Me Pretty

4. Parasol

A spring or summer wedding lends itself perfectly to this idea. Beautifully patterned paper parasols or ones coloured to suit your scheme look lovely during an outdoor ceremony. Buy parasols designed especially for children to ensure sizing is correct and safety is accounted for, or try this DIY floral parasol idea.

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Image: Green Wedding Shoes

5. Floral heart

Match your floral hearts to your wedding flowers by entwining blooms and ribbon around the wire frame. The below floral hearts were created by London-based floristry business Lavender Green Flowers. Owner, Sue Barnes, says: “We designed and created these hearts covered with white waxflower and gypsophila that hung from satin ribbon, matching the flowers with those on the girls’ Alice bands.”

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Images: Fanton Photography

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