Wedding season is on it's way and weddings are one of the sweetest occasions filled with love and romance. It is exciting and memorable to be a part of the auspicious occasion of your loved one, especially when you are representing the team bride. Generally, when you think of the word wedding the key person that comes in your mind is obviously the bride. However, if there is anyone who garners as much attention as the bride, it is the flower girl. These cute little dolls dressed in pretty dresses are often seen around the bride.
As The Mother of the Flower Girl
Adoring a flower girl at a wedding, that you are attending as a guest is one thing, but it becomes a different ball game altogether when a bride picks your little girl to do the honors at her wedding. Before being overwhelmed about it, you need to feel special and humbled that the bride considers you important enough and chose your girl for her big day. Besides all those happy and exciting things, as the mother of the flower girl, you will have to manage quite a few things and it is going to be way beyond just making your girl dresses up and takes nice pictures.
Your responsibility as a parent begins from the point when your child is picked for the job. The biggest one being arranging and, of course, purchasing her dress. Since as a parent you will be assuming a lot of responsibilities, it is recommended that you start as early as possible. Do not leave anything for the last moment or you will be in for chaos. There are many different types of flower girl dresses available in the market. When selecting a dress for your daughter, be mindful of both your budget and the bride’s preferences, try to find out something that is in line with the wedding theme. If you will start your hunt early you will easily be able to find cheap flower girl dresses. The wedding event will keep your girl on her toes so pick something that keeps her very comfortable and is easy to carry.
On the day of the event, your daughter, like any other flower girl will be getting dressed up with the bride and her bridesmaids. As special and exciting it may sound, some kids are not very comfortable with unfamiliar people dressing them up and doing their hair, especially if they are very small. Be around them while they are getting dressed and keep them happy and occupied so that they do not get anxious or upset. You could also get her a special necklace or something special for her hair and that could help ease her worries.
At the Event
During the main event, your girl will not only be ushering the bride to the altar but will also have to be around her for the photo sessions with the bride and groom. Toddlers and, even some older kids, can be very hyperactive so make sure they are well rested and well-fed on the wedding day. Keep a packet of wipes handy and make sure they remain clean and presentable. Keeping a small bag of snacks and toys for her, just in case she gets hungry or bored, is always a good idea!
Remember, have fun with it! Cherish this moment and take a lot of your own candid pictures as well! They will be fun to look back on!