Ideas for Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

Ideas for Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

Creative Wedding Trends for the Little Ones: Moving Beyond Traditional Flower Baskets and Ring Pillows

It can be challenging to plan a wedding as unique as you, especially when you are taking a less traditional approach. To save you precious planning hours, we’ve assembled some of the latest trends for the flower girls and the ring bearers. Depending how far from traditional you want to stray, we have segmented the ideas into “Traditional with a Twist” and “Starting New Traditions.” We hope these ideas leave you inspired and help ease your planning experience.

Flower Girls

TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST

Whoever said flower petals can only be held in baskets? Get creative and pick a container that fits your wedding theme. Whether you use a flower cone, a bucket, or a cowboy hat is entirely up to you. Just remember, flower girls have little hands. So give them something that they can manage to carry.
Maybe the flower petals are too traditional for you. Or maybe just a little too costly to throw on the ground. Don’t fret. You have plenty of other options. Why not scatter paper leaves, glitter, or colorful confetti. Or better yet, make it specific to you by scattering the initials of you and your groom.
• Replace the basket with another container
• Scatter something besides flower petals

basket
Source: Intimate Weddings

bucket
Source: The Knot

hat
Source: The Knot

basket2
Source: MarthaStewartWeddings.com

STARTING NEW TRADITIONS

So maybe you’re traditional in the sense that a flower girl should be carrying flowers. Makes sense. But you are totally against scattered petals and boring bouquets. Everyone has been there, done that. You want your day to be special. Sounds like you’re looking for a whimsical twist on the overused flower bouquet.
What you need is a flower ball or a flower wand. The ideas are simple, but look completely different from a traditional bouquet. If you want to go big, consider making an oversized tissue paper flower for your flower girl to carry. You get the effect of flowers without the added cost.
Or just forget the flowers all together. Let your flower girl stand out by starting a new tradition. Let your flower girl carry something fanciful, like an oversize balloon, or sweet, like a small parasol. You can even decorate the parasol with a message, if you feel inspired.
• Don’t throw the flowers, carry them
• Give her a unique prop to carry

ball
Source: The Wedding Wire Blog

girls
Source: Want That Wedding

girl2
Source: MarthaStewartWeddings.com

baloons
Source: The Knotty Bride

baloons
Source: WeddingsDiscuss.com

Ring Bearers

TRADITIONAL WITH A TWIST

Are all pillows the same? We say no! You can add a personal touch with a little paint or a needle and thread. Better yet, create a flower-covered pillow that coordinates with your floral displays.
• Give your pillow with a personal touch

pillow
Source: NeedlePaint.com

hay
Source: The Papery Nook

flowers
Source: ProjectWedding.com

STARTING NEW TRADITIONS

Forget the pillows and use a container that you can reuse after the ceremony. Keepsake boxes have become very popular because you can use them to store jewelry or other items afterwards. The same goes small dishes and decor. As long as you can thing of a way to attach a ribbon to tie the rings, any item is fair game.
• Use a keepsake box that you can reuse after
• Use a keepsake dish or decor for your home

wood
Source: OneWed.com

bell
Source: OneWed.com

safe
Source: Pinterest

horseshoe
Source: Shelpers

shell
Source: MarthaStewartWeddings.com

Flower Girls and Ring Bearers

STARTING NEW TRADITIONS

Maybe you would prefer to leave the rings to the best man and forego the scattered petals. You have two options: Let the little ones deliver a private message from the bride to the groom, or let them carry a public message down the aisle in the form of signs. The message can be sweet or cheeky, depending on your sense of humor.
• Deliver a private message from the bride to the groom
• Carry a public message on signs

note
Source: The Sweet Iced Tea Soiree

sign
Source: WeddingChicks.com

heartsign
Source: WeddingChicks.com

burlap
Source: WeddingsChicks.com

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