Weddings are one of the biggest dreams, a woman could have, especially if her age is already past the calendar. Not only her, but even her relatives. Imagine how excited and happy the people around her who had been expecting her to get married when the wedding day comes. Because of excitement, everyone will be joining the planning and preparation that which includes picking the newest style of a wedding dress. It will also include choosing the members of the bridal party from the youngest to the oldest member.Amongst this will be the flower girls.
Flower girls are the youngest members of the bridal party, usually aging from three to ten. With the tradition nowadays, many weddings choose to have more than one flower girls to walk down the aisle as they are too cute and so adorable to look at.
Walk Down the Aisle
Flower girls are usually dressed in white flower girl dresses, which generally have the same style as the bride’s outfit. With headpieces (such as flowers or tiara) on, small earrings or bracelet, and white or sparkling, flat, white shoes on, these little princesses walk down the aisle gracefully and slowly.They either go before the maid of honor or precedes the bride.
Shower the Path with Flowers
This would be the main role of a flower girl, whilst, this could also be the reason why they are so called flower girls as they are envisioned to hold flowers or baskets full of petals during the entourage. A flower girl usually scatters rose petals along the bridal path as she charmingly walks on.
As generations have progressed, these rose petals are now being changed to wrapped candies, confetti, or bubbles. Meanwhile, most brides who are traditionally bound, still prefer rose petals or flowers.
Accordingly, the brides still believe on the idea of fertility, which is the main reason they have flower girls, dressed in either ivory flower girl dresses or white flower girl dresses whilst holding a basket full of red or white rose petals and have them toss on the aisle. On the other hand, choosing red and white rose petals too is very symbolic as the color indicates love and passion.
To be Adorable and Loveable
As young as the little girls are, this is a given role for them being flower girls. Regardless of applying make up or not, they will always look beautiful and adorable in their fairytale dress attires. They are usually the center of attraction next to the bride.
CONCLUSION: Having flower girls on a wedding is actually optional for the bride, as not all brides desire to have at least one. Every wedding is unique on its own and it is not really necessary to have the bridal party be completed from flower girls, junior bridesmaids as well as bridesmaids. Sometimes, this is being affected by traditions or beliefs, as well as, budget, but what is most important would be a fun-filled and relaxed wedding day for both the newlyweds.