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Thursday, February 7, 2013

Keep Your Guests Guessing… Who Are the Flower Girls?

Traditional: The flower girl (usually 3 to 10 years old) walks down the aisle, throwing petals as she goes.

Alternative: How about having you and your fiancé’s grandmothers be the flower girls?

GrandmotherFlowerGirlsI Love this idea!

Most immediate family members have traditional roles to play on the wedding day. Perhaps it’s time we honor the grandmothers. As one of the oldest female relatives, the grandmothers can play an important and special role on her grandchild’s wedding day, whether she is the grandmother of the bride or groom. It a good idea to have corsages and boutonnieres made for the grandmothers and grandfathers to wear.

I’ve found that some couples do not have the choice of having children to be flower girls. Either they have decided not to have children be a part of their wedding or none of their family or friends have young children. This allows the grandmothers to be a part of the ceremony and certainly solves the problem.

When the grandmother’s are finished tossing the rose pedals, they simply take their seats next to their spouses, if any, who would usually be already seated on the first or second row.

For the bride, a grandmother is a wonderful person to ask for “something old” or “something borrowed” to use on her wedding day.

Larry’s Note: A special “Thank you!” to Brenda Owen @ for this great idea. Be sure to check out Brenda’s Facebook page at:

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  1. Thanks for sharing this Larry! I have had several couples ask their grandmother to be the ‘flower girl’ at their wedding and it is always a big hit! Brenda M. Owen Wedding Officiant & Minister –


    Comment by Brenda M. Owen (WeddingWoman) — Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 7:02 pm | Reply

  2. Thanks for sharing this Larry. I have had a few couples ask their grandmothers to be their ‘flower girls’ and it is always a big hit!
    Brenda M. Owen Wedding Officiant & Minister


    Comment by Brenda Owen Wedding Officiant & Minister — Thursday, January 30, 2014 @ 6:54 pm | Reply

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