The flower girl is a delightful part of any wedding. You can make her role even more wonderful by tying it in with the season in which you are married. For some of the best ideas for flower girls for fall and winter weddings, read on.
In the fall, it is fun to incorporate some of the rich colors of the turning leaves into your wedding. One really neat idea would be to have your flower girl sprinkle leaves down the aisle instead of flower petals. Nice quality silk leaves in reds, oranges, and golds would make a lovely path for the bride to walk upon as she marches down the aisle. Use silk leaves to avoid the noisy crunching sound that real fall leaves make underfoot.
Another nice idea for a fall wedding is to dress your flower girl in a warm autumnal color, rather than white. A dupioni dress in burgundy, golden yellow, or burnt orange would be ideal. You can also pin a silk flower in a fall color to the sash of her dress for a sweet accent. A fluffy organza flower would be wonderful.
You can also think about highlighting the season when you choose the headpiece and flower girl jewelry for your little one. A delicate strand of crystals in your wedding colors would be a sweet little jewelry gift for your flower girl. Create a wreath for her hair in real or silk flowers in rich fall colors, accented by ribbon streamers cascading down the back. So adorable!
Should you be having a Halloween wedding, this is a really cute idea for an older flower girl: instead of a basket or bouquet of flowers, have her carry a tiny pumpkin. Carve your initials or another wedding motif into the jack o’lantern, and light it from within with a battery powered tea light (never a real candle). Dim the lights, and watch her float down the aisle with this most unique flower girl bouquet substitute. It will be something that your guests will never forget.
Winter lends itself to all sorts of special things for flower girls too. The most obvious is with a velvet flower girl dress in forest green, claret, or navy. Tie it up with a big satin sash for the most charming holiday flower girl dress ever. If you want to make it even sweeter, look for a velvet dress with a white lace collar, or have a seamstress add a lace collar to a dress for you if you cannot find the perfect one ready-made.
For your little wintertime flower girl, one adorable idea would be to have her carry a white faux fur muff instead of a bouquet or basket. Pin a small corsage of holly and poinsettia flowers to the white muff to make it extra special (faux flowers are best for a younger girl, as poinsettias can be toxic if eaten). For her hair, pull back the sides and let the fall down her back in soft curls. Finish it off with a sprig of holly on a barrette for the perfect holiday look.
Flower girls are so much fun, and you can have even more fun when you plan something special for her to wear and carry. Take advantage of the best that the season has to offer, and be creative. You will find that your flower girl becomes an even more charming part of your wedding.