Is there anything cuter than a flower girl and ring bearer walking down the aisle? We don’t think so! We have put together some helpful tips to make sure that the littlest members of your bridal party feel included and special without tiring them out or asking too much.
Dress them up
You flower girl will love that she gets to wear a special dress, consider having her wear a white dress to match you or one in the same color of your bridal party. Don’t forget a flower headpiece or pomander to complete her look. As for the ring bearer, depending on his age he might be able to where a suit just like the groomsmen, but if that is too much consider just a matching bow tie or suspenders.
Photography: Stephen Dohring
Include them in your pictures
There are so many great ways to incorporate the littlest members of your bridal party. Talk to your photographer about some of their ideas and, in the meantime, take a look at some of ours:
Photography by: Patricia Lyons (left) Kate Headley (right)
Be cognizant of their ages
Remember that the younger your flower girl and ring bearer are, the harder it will be for them to make it through the ceremony fuss-free. Here are some tips:
Have the parents of your flower girl/ring bearer sit close to the front during the ceremony so that they can take a break and sit with mom and dad if they get tired (they can also help coax the little ones down the aisle if shyness rears its head). If the parents are in your bridal party, have your flower girl/ring bearer stand with mom or dad during the ceremony.
Photography by: Gabe Aceves
Make sure the little ones get to practice too! Don’t count them out of the rehearsal just because they’re young. Walk them through the process and let them know what they should do if they forget something, need a break, or get bored.
Finally, consider getting an on-site sitter to watch the children and play with them during the reception. That way, mom and dad can have fun celebrating with you and your new spouse while the little ones remain entertained.