Flower Girl Ideas

The role of the flower girl has been documented since Ancient Rome, but its thought that they’ve been part of weddings since day one.

Early on, flower girls would walk down the aisle carrying sheaves of wheat and tossing herbs to promote fertility. Through their evolution they also carried garlic, a bride’s cup and snips of rosemary. In the Victorian Era they began carrying baskets of flowers or wearing flowered crowns (which mirrored the shape of the wedding rings). Today flower girls are just as unique as the bride’s wedding day style.

Flower girl fashion can vary widely, but they are still typically dressed in tones similar to the brides or bridesmaids dresses. Often dresses and shoes are white or in pastel or pale palettes.

If your wedding style is vintage influenced and your looking for dresses that are reflective of that look, you can look in vintage shops as well as online (Etsy and Ebay are always great sources) for dresses that fit the look you’re going for. Remember, if you fall in love with an adult sized dress that is perfect you can also have it tailored to fit your flower girl.

Just like brides, flower girls can have fun with their accessories. Hair adornments and wreathes are sweet details that work for weddings with bohemian looks to formal affairs.

Here is a beautiful basket that is not only filled with flowers but has also been adorned with them to create an ethereal look and feel. Another vessel that could be used as a basket is this clever idea for using a vintage tea kettle.

Flower girls don’t have to just carry baskets anymore, this idea of using ribbon wands is a fun and Mid-Summer Night reminiscent look turning the flower girls into sweet fairies.

flowr girls ribbon wands
Another fairy, or ethereal look for your flower girl could be adding wings. I prefer the look of wings to be more natural, like an angel, as opposed to looking like it’s a Halloween costume. I absolutely love these flower girl wings that were made from pampas grass (these plants also come in pink, how adorable would that be?!) she really does look like a little angel.

One of my favorite flower girl basket alternatives is flower girls holding signs. I’m a big fan of text and I love the messages that these girls carry. This is great if you want to have more than one flower girl too.

While flower girl fashion and accessories can range from any style you choose, their symbolism remains the same since their invention. The flower girl (or girls) are supposed to represent who the bride was growing up and her journey from child to woman now as she becomes a wife.

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Rebekah owns the even design company A & B Creative. Read Rebekah’s blog.

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  1. Posted by Anna on February 16th, 2012 at 7:26am

    This is adorable! These little girls and their dresses/adornments are almost prettier than some brides. I would love to see a similar post on ring bearers. I'm eloping in July with just my fiance and his 5-year-old son. I'm trying to get ideas for our little guy.
  2. Posted by Lissa on February 16th, 2012 at 10:15am

    Goodness, so much stylish adorable-ness in one great post! Love the different looks and styles.
  3. Posted by Christina on February 16th, 2012 at 11:57am

    Great idea Anna!
  4. Posted by Janie on June 20th, 2013 at 7:39pm

    I love these. I soooo want to know where the dresses came from in image 4! I can't find anything like these searching online :(
  5. Posted by Jamie on December 27th, 2013 at 9:34pm

    Very cute flower girl ideas. The little flower girl with the angel wins is my favorite. A little over the top, but I think weddings are meant to be over the top and extravagant.
  6. Posted by Manny Spoelstra on December 28th, 2013 at 4:23pm

    Great post! If I may share the site where we bought our flower girls dress, wallao.com
  7. Posted by Manny Spoelstra on January 9th, 2014 at 2:06pm

    I like the one with the angel wings :).
  8. Posted by Whitney Gilbert on July 27th, 2014 at 10:14pm

    Where can I order the redish flower girl dress?
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