Earlier this year, I put some thought into asking my friends to be bridesmaids. That got me thinking about some other members of my bridal party: the flower girls. Sean has two nieces, Lauren and Jordyn. We wanted them to be in the wedding, but we weren’t sure how to ask them. Here’s how we went about it.
Check with the Parents
Being in a wedding isn’t just a big deal for a flower girl; it’s also a commitment for her parents. They need to purchase her dress, help her practice walking down the aisle, and make sure she’s in the right place before, during, and after the ceremony. We checked with Sean’s brother and sister-in-law to make sure they were on board before we approached their daughters.
Bribe the Kids
Sean and I wanted to do something special for Lauren and Jordyn when we asked them to be flower girls. And kids love presents! I did a quick search on Etsy for “flower girl gifts” and was amazed by all the options that came up. I decided to get custom bracelets the girls could wear on the wedding day. Their mom also suggested getting a book about what it means to be a flower girl. Genius. We ordered The Most Special Flower Girl from Amazon.
Pop the Question
This month, our immediate families got together for a casual engagement party. It was the perfect opportunity to ask Lauren and Jordyn to be part of our wedding. They agreed! Besides getting some adorable photos at the wedding, I’m hoping this will be a great way to get closer to my future nieces. (And if that doesn’t work, I can always buy them more presents.)