Friday, June 6, 2008

Advice for young flower girls

CNN.com has a great article on how to avoid flower girl meltdown. Check it out for some tips on dealing with the youngest members of your bridal party.
My advice when it comes to young flower girls and ring bearers is to not have any expectations, especially with little ones under the age of five. Be prepared for the fact that they may not make it down the aisle or may have a fit of shyness or throw a temper tantrum. But no matter what they do, your guests will oooh and aaah at them for the cute and adorable kids that they are.

Young attendants do not always lead to issues, just the possibility of them. I recently coordinated a wedding with three flower girls and one ring bearer, all under the age of five (plus an eight-year-old ring bearer). The youngest flower girl was not even two yet, and for the couple of hours before the ceremony, was very fussy and crying, especially after her dress was on. The bride had pretty much decided that this little one wouldn't be making the walk down the aisle, but when the ceremony started, all five children made it down the aisle (and back), to the cheers of all of the guests.

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I agree. Plus, the best photos come from the kids just being themselves. :)

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The flower girl is the one that I worry about the most. I have been to many wedding and those little precious ones just don't seem to be cut out for the job of walking down the isle at such a tender age.

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