Luxe Ways to Wow Your Guests At Your Wedding Reception

Make your wedding guests go “wow” before they even enter and ensure that they leave a little dazzled with these luxe wedding reception ideas!

 

Make your wedding guests go “wow” before they even enter and ensure that they leave a little dazzled with these luxe wedding reception ideas!

Surely your wedding day is something that you and your partner look forward to with all the anticipation and love in your hearts. However, your wedding guests make your wedding reception the celebration that it is. They not only bring with them the good wishes for your happily-ever-after to start with all the positive vibes, but they also bring to the table the happy glow of pleasant company and the iridescent promise of a good time. When you look back at your wedding day decades from now, you will think back to the way your guest cheered as you kissed your lover after you said “I do”, how your aunt made that funny toast or how your college girlfriends rocked the dance floor! After all, it’s all about the warm glow of the people which envelops you and makes your wedding day such a joy, isn’t it?

While the precious names who made it to your guest list add such a precious touch to your special day, you might want to make your wedding reception equally memorable for them! While all wedding receptions are a pleasure to attend, it’s the ones that truly wow the guests over which are remembered forever, the anecdotes of which live on far beyond the wedding day flowers! Here are some amazing ways that you can wow your wedding guests and leave them feeling warm, welcome, and a little mind-blown! It’s all about going big or going home here!

Welcome them with a drink

There is something about a welcome drink that instantly makes one feel special! Consider offering out glasses of champagne as wedding escort cards in addition to your standard welcome drink. Replace traditional escort cards with individually named champagne flutes, which will ensure that everyone arrives at their tables and is ready to toast in one step. This will make a terrific first impression on your guests!

Exit with a bang

What better way to end a wedding reception than with a fireworks display? A jubilant firework show will add excitement to your ceremony exit or nighttime reception. Alternatively, give your guests sparklers and champagne to hold while they accompany you to your getaway car at the end of the night. Remember to check with your location to see if pyrotechnics and sparklers are permitted.

Consider a quick change!

For the wedding reception, the bride and groom dress in a contemporary style. Because all eyes will be on you at the reception, it’ll be a pleasant surprise when you switch from your traditional wedding gown to a shorter, flirtier second dress. You can go for completely different dresses or two-in-one wedding dresses which can be easily transformed. If you wish to keep your wedding gown, make additional style modifications such as letting your hair down, swapping shoes, or adding a few fresh items of jewelry.

Hand out kits!

With wedding favor kits, you can anticipate their needs! Your guests will enjoy it, whether it’s hangover kit wedding favors or a cute emergency kit for the morning after. You might include hangover remedies such as aspirin, water, and energy snacks to help them get back on their feet after a night of celebrating. You can also have summer essential kits, or themed kits as they arrive to get them excited about your chosen venue, theme, or activities!

Add drama with flowers

Big is more when it comes to flowers which impress! How about using cabbage roses as table centerpieces for your wedding reception? On your reception tables, go big with tall, over-the-top centerpieces. Cabbage roses and ranunculus, for example, create a bold impact when paired with a neutral color palette. You can have them arranged in clear glass vases for a clean yet impactful look. If big flowers are not your style, go for flower installations instead! We have a soft spot for Baby’s breath cloud-like overhead installations over here, and it will surely get all the guests to go “wow!”

Provide luxe lounge areas

With a hint of effortless luxury, set up your outdoor lounge area for your wedding reception. Create a lounge space with comfortable couches, chairs, and enough pillows for visitors to mingle between dance breaks. It’s the ideal technique to keep everyone involved in the celebration, even if they’re not dancing. Set up luxe poufs, velvet pillows, and comfy throws, and the more mismatched it looks, the better the effect. This can also be a great area for some dramatic group photography!

Hang low chandeliers

It’s true! A chandelier adds that luxe element to any event! There is something about the intricately cut glasses and crystals that reflect light most gloriously, and makes any setting elegant! If you are hosting an outdoor wedding reception, consider handing low chandeliers and watch your setting light up! When it comes to planning your outdoor event, the options are unlimited. Low-hanging chandeliers and delicate blooms can be used to decorate the space. You can have it glam, gothic, or vintage as you would like, depending on the chandelier you choose. Instead of circular tables, arrange everyone at banquet tables to create a more intimate setting.

A feast for the eyes

Sure, the wedding feast will fill the stomach, but it’s the winning display that makes half the impression! So go all out with your food displays, whether that’s creative salad bars, charming dessert tables, or wow-inducing chocolate fountains and fondue arrangements! This also holds for vintage champagne towers with cascading champagnes making quite the scene! You might also go for a vintage wedding cake presentation with details all around the cake. Use glittering lights, loads of blooms, and a unique stand to dress up your cake presentation. You can also go for cute ice cream trucks, cotton candy carts, and popcorn carts which are not just for utility but hugely add to the aesthetic!

A groom’s cake that impresses

After all, why not? A groom’s cake, whether it’s a Red Sox–themed one or a Star Wars-themed one, will undoubtedly make your guests’ jaws drop. Choose a second cake that appears too genuine to eat and collaborate with your spouse on a theme that best suits you both. Include a non-cake delicacy like doughnuts, varied pies, cookies, or an ice cream bar, as well as an inside joke, a favorite activity, or a favorite hobby.

Late-night bites

Who doesn’t like late-night snacks after hours of dancing, drinking, and socializing? Treat the guests who survive the after-hours and linger a bit longer to prolong the party a bit. Serve them special after-hours bites, whether it is mini ice cream cones, s’mores, or milk and cookies! When everyone thinks the celebration is over, liven it up with late-night goodies that will get guests ready for the after-party. Your guests will adore you for your midnight nibbles, which include ice cream bites, fresh chocolate chip cookies, milk shooters, or a fully stocked taco bar. The extra details will immediately land your special day firmly as your guests’ favorite wedding reception!

Plan games and activities

At your reception, keep your guests, especially the younger ones, amused with the fun and interactive activities. Set up a game of cornhole at your outdoor ceremony, or set up a coloring station at one of your reception tables. You can choose from a variety of wedding games and activities, such as bride and groom trivia, picture scavenger hunts, ring tosses, or good old karaoke! Keeping your wedding guests occupied with wedding activities not only keeps them entertained but also helps to alleviate any nervousness or anxiousness as you transition from the wedding ceremony to the reception.

Have a fun “guest book” to sign

Think beyond the typical guest book, and choose fun instead! You can ask guests to leave a message on a vintage surfboard at your tropical destination wedding, or create a jigsaw puzzle of your photo and let guests sign each piece. You can also have them fill up paper notes filled with advice and wedding tips in wine bottles, which can be opened on your forthcoming anniversaries! You can have a couple of different bottles to be opened in 2 years, 5 years, or 10 years of your wedding anniversaries! Guest book activities are not only fun, but it also lets your guest know that you appreciate their input in your life!

Photo backdrops to remember

A picture speaks in memories and holds the secret of the day for you to treasure. Having the perfect photo booth is a surefire method to catch those candid, silly moments that your photographer might miss. For a summer wedding, use snorkel gear or opera masks and monocles, and for a formal occasion, use opera masks and monocles. This is the perfect way to make a themed wedding truly be remembered as intended. At a bucolic wedding, a vintage Volkswagen photo booth can be the perfect addition, while you can go full flapper girl for a 1920s-inspired wedding! The options are endless, and it’s a fun way for your guest to indulge and have fun!

Wow with lighting

Lighting speaks louder than most of your other wedding decors. Revolutionize your venue with jaw-dropping lighting which will wow your guests. You can go for decadent chandeliers for a touch of eclectic elegance or go modern and sassy with neon light signage! You can have hanging lanterns from a tree that act as the perfect ceremony backdrop or photo backdrop, or you can go full-on romantic with dripping candles lining the stairways as you walk down the stairs! And all things said and done, do not underestimate the brilliance of fairy lights!

Gorgeous installations

Installations that defy gravity or stand out looking all dramatic are something that will have your guest’s attention as soon as they walk in! Whether it is a quaint art installation or a floral installation, there is plenty you can do here! Lush installations, and more specifically floral installations, are a current trend. You can incorporate this trend into your wedding decor in a variety of ways to achieve a chic look, whether it’s with a stunning and jaw-dropping wedding backdrop, edgy and dramatic overhead installations, a modern wedding seating chart with moss, greenery, and candles, or a jaw-dropping art installation that cascades down the stairs looking like a piece of art!

Display towering tiers

It’s either go big or go home! With a vast guest list, you have the perfect excuse to go all out with your cake. Consult your cake baker about constructing a multi-tiered work of art that will wow your guests. For a beautiful wedding, a multi-tiered elegant wedding cake will command all of the attention. When it comes to towering layers, you can go for tall chocolate fountains, champagne towers, or even just your table centerpieces! It will quickly give your big day an opulent feel!

Set up an awesome satellite bar

Offer your guests a celebratory surprise with a cigar rolling station during cocktail hour. If cigars aren’t your thing, any creative, personal satellite bar idea works too, like a make-your-own prosecco drink station or a tequila tasting bar. This is not only a fun activity that your guest can partake in, but it also makes your wedding reception that much extra special!

Unique reception performers

Entertain your wedding guests with style, whether it is with live painters, fire breathers in the evening, an aerialist performer to perform a full in-the-air dance routine, or casually floating above loved ones to give your guest a wow-factor experience! While there is a DJ or a band at every wedding, having a wedding reception performance that is unique and wow-inducing can leave the impression of your wedding in your guests’ minds forever! You can also have unique traditional dance routines performed by professionals or drink servers which will light up the cocktail hour significantly!

Extraordinary wedding favor

Let your wedding guests leave with more than just memories from the day! When you hand out your wedding favors, consider going that extra mile. Whether it is a cocktail kit for a drink after the ride home or a polaroid that captures the guest’s experience perfectly, whether it is a personalized wine glass or the satisfaction of going back knowing that a tree will be planted in the guest’s name, wedding favors which lingers on for that extra time truly makes your wedding day memorable! While things that induce great memories forever are much appreciated, you can also go for wedding favors that are plain old fun, like a mini champagne bottle with a personalized label!

Light up the stars

How about a Tangled-inspired paper lantern ceremony for you and your guests to enjoy? You can do this after the reception is almost over and before you set off towards your happily-ever-after. You and your sweetheart can first light the paper lanterns together and set them off in the night sky, and your wedding guests can follow suit. The whole sky will light up most gloriously, and it will surely leave your guest enchanted! It also sets the scene for some lovely photo opportunities!

Going that extra mile for your guest is worth the effort when you see the look in their eyes which is filled with awe and wonder as if they have just walked into a carnival! They will still be talking about your amazing reception party a month from now, and slowly those awe-struck memories will transform into warm and fuzzy feel-good vibes which will forever be attached to your special day! Isn’t that a lovely thought? So go ahead and treat your guests to a wedding experience that they will take home with them and hold close for a long while!

Incredible Wine Ideas For Your Wedding That We Love

Tinted by wine and high on spirits- Host a wine-themed wedding your guest will remember forever! Click the link to know how!

Tinted by wine and high on spirits- Host a wine-themed wedding your guest will remember forever! Click the link to know how!

 

Do you and your sweetheart have memories of bonding over a bottle of wine, or heading out to a vineyard for your first weekend away as a couple? Do you appreciate the science and complexity of how a humble grape changes into a spirit promising a good time, we have just the perfect theme for you lovers! How about a wine-themed wedding and leaning on your love for the vino? A wedding theme is something that most couples think long and hard about, but sometimes it can be just effortless and laid back, while still being incredibly classy! With a wine-themed wedding, you won’t have to go to extensive lengths to pull it together.

A gorgeous venue gets most of the work done single-handedly, while you can have subtle wine elements with the color choices, witty signs, and usage of wine bottles and corks for various decor elements! Also, we have yet to meet someone who won’t light up like a thousand light bulbs at the mention of wine! Think endless rustic romantic vineyards, gorgeous sunsets, outdoor receptions with bistro lights gleaming overhead, and rustic linens awaiting a feast with friends and family. We have thought of everything from your wine-themed wedding invitations to venues offering exquisite views and authentic vineyard vibes! If you and your partner are looking for a wedding day that is sun-soaked and wine-tinted and heady with the aroma of wine, take notes, because we come bearing ideas!

Vineyard venue

What can be more romantic than a vineyard wedding? Not much, that’s for sure! It only makes sense to have your wedding at a vineyard if you eat, sleep, and breathe wine! These types of places usually provide spectacular scenic vistas in addition to an attractive, laid-back atmosphere. If you don’t already have a favorite, look for possibilities at nearby vineyards and vineyard wedding locations. Consider a destination wedding in a wine-producing region such as Napa Valley or Santa Barbara on the West Coast, or Charlottesville, Virginia on the East Coast, for the ultimate vineyard experience.

Pair the Food With the Wine

Let your guest experience a fully exquisite wine and food pairing luxury! Determine the wines you’ll serve based on your menu with the help of your caterers and bartenders. Include a remark about wine pairings on your menu cards or placards. If guests have pre-selected their entrée, put down the name and wine choices next to each meal description; however, if you are hosting a family-style meal, list the suggestions that pair best with the caterers’ offerings. This will make your guest feel like they are part of an exclusive club!

Wine-inspired florals

For your florals and overall color palette, draw inspiration from the burgundies, mauves, and deep reds prevalent throughout the features of your vineyard location, not to mention the wine itself. The greens and browns of vineyards would look great with dark blossoms and décor. The juxtaposition between the exquisite blooms and the rustic use of a barrel is one of our favorites! When choosing the perfect flowers for your wine-themed wedding, consider all varied shades of purple, maroon, and deep reds, like Dahlia, orchids, daylilies, iris, oxalis, and grasses. These can be paired with fresh foliage for the perfect balance!

Support local vendors

While Napa Valley may come to mind when thinking of a vineyard wedding, amazing wines can be found all over the world! Finding nearby vineyards, depending on your region, might make travel easier for your guests and give your wedding a more local feel. Examine your choices carefully and go for a vendor who is not only worthy but is also able to offer you a wide variety of options to make your experience memorable! This way, you’ll not only be supporting local businesses, but you’ll also be able to sample some delectable, one-of-a-kind flavors!

Wine barrel details

Incorporating wine barrels into your ceremony venue or cocktail hour is a subtle way to integrate the feeling of a winery into your décor. They can be used as tables or as a platform for floral arrangements. The blossoms and the rustic barrel will be a fantastic match for each other. Wine barrels can also be used in a variety of other ways! Instead of a standard guest book, have guests sign a wine barrel head, which you can keep forever!

Let your backdrop speak

If you’re being married in front of grapevines, you won’t need a lot of flowers. Allow the natural beauty of the location to speak for itself by opting for a minimum display of décor. One of the best things about being married at a vineyard is being able to take advantage of the beautiful scenery. This is especially true for photography. Rolling hills, rich greenery, and plenty of natural light combine to create a stunning set of wedding photos.

Personalized labels

We can’t think of a more adorable way to invite your wine-loving friends to your wedding. You’ll get an instant yes if you surprise your bridesmaids-to-be with their favorite bottle of wine with bespoke labels. A bottle of wine from the vineyard with personalized labeling can prove to be the perfect wedding favor if you want to send your guests home with a piece of your wedding memory. If you want to take your personalization even further, go for a custom crest that can be used in all of your wedding stationery!

Cork details

What better way to bring in the wine theme than with corks? Whether it is “Bar” signage made up of wine corks, or it is the cork cardholders, using wine cork for wedding details is a smart way to bring the wine theme to the wedding decorations. We also love the idea of using cork in unexpected ways, whether it is as a save-the-date fridge magnet or cork coasters!

Clear out bar issues

Keep in mind that many wineries restrict the types of bars you can visit. Some wineries only serve their wines, obviating the possibility of serving other sorts of alcoholic beverages. If margaritas or liquor were on your must-have list, double-check before signing the dotted line. You can also host a wine-tasting session for your guests, but if you wish to serve other beverages, you should do so after having a word with your winery or vineyard.

Wine details in wedding cards

The wedding theme starts way before the actual wedding, and the wedding invitation is a good way to announce the theme. How about a wedding invitation with wine splashes or a ring of a wine bottle? You can also go for fun grape watercolor illustrations or rustic details to bring the vineyard rustic vibes to the table. You can also announce your theme with wine corks with the wedding date inscribed in them! With a theme like this, there are many ways you can go!

Wedding favors

The most common way to go about it is to offer your guest mini wine bottles with your personalized labels, but that is not all that you can do! You can go for fun personalized wine glasses, or heart-shaped bottle stoppers if your guests are wine enthusiasts as you are! You can also gift wine-scented candles or luxury grape juice bottles to your non-drinker guests! Either way, the options are endless!

Wedding signage

If a wedding is not a place for quirky puns as signage, what is? Do you and your significant other have similar wine preferences? With humorous wedding signage, you may show off your favorite way with words. You can go for something fun and quirky like “Pour the wine, his last name is mine” or “You’re the cabernet to my sauvignon.” If you are looking for some wine puns, the internet will surely not disappoint you! Talking of signs and saying, why use basic napkins when pink ones with beautiful sayings are available? The fun “yeah way rosé” napkins will have your guests ‘gramming them all night long.

Keepsakes

If you are getting married in a vineyard very close to your heart and serving your exquisite wines to your guest, it can be a great idea to have the bottle for you and your sweetheart to keep and cherish later! You can have your guest sign the label for you, and you can pop that cork open on your 1st anniversary or even your 5th one! This can be a fun way to commemorate the day while making it a memory you can relive years later! After all, they don’t say wine gets better with age for nothing!

Wedding cake and desserts

A sweet table is one of the sweetest and the most anticipated parts of the wedding day, so a wine-themed wedding should include the same. Whether you chose to have wine-soaked berries infused in your wedding cake’s flavoring choices or your wine theme is depicted visually with succulent grapes and berries cascading down a simple rustic cake, the options are endless! You can also bring the wine element with the colors used in the icing, going for ombre brushstroke icing, or subtle grapevine details for a more cottagecore take on the wedding confection. While the cake has been spoken for, you can’t ignore the rest of the dessert table. Infuse some fun with some wine sugar cookies or wine-flavored macaroons for a more Parisian take on the desserts!

Guest book bottle

How do you take the memories of your stunning wedding with you forever? The easier way is with a guest book! Whether it is with a barrel lid with messages from your loved ones, or with a wine bottle signed by your guests, this is somewhere where you can get creative. Another charming and romantic way is to go the “message in the bottle” route and have your guests leave advice, wishes, or snippets of wisdom in empty wine bottles which can be opened in your forthcoming wedding anniversaries. You can set up empty bottles and number them to indicate which anniversary it is intended to be opened, and leave paper and pen for your guests to jot down sweet nothings! This is a gorgeous way to not only make your guests feel their thoughts and wishes are welcome, but it also makes for a sweet keepsake.

Wine color attires

Wedding attires are one of the most fun ways to bring in the wine theme to your special day! Wine is a deep crimson color that is perfect for a sophisticated and romantic wedding. This lovely burgundy color complements all skin tones and looks great on everyone. If you’re looking for beautiful wine bridesmaid dresses, take a look at some of the year’s most popular wine wedding color schemes. The color wine can be found online under the name ‘Bordeaux.’ Creating a coherent lineup is simple with designs and sizes to suit everyone in your wedding party. Alternatively, you can go for something more neutral like blush pink or champagne with the bridesmaid dresses while the groomsmen wear oxblood suits! This combination is especially gorgeous for an autumn wedding, but is classic enough to work around the year!

 

Nothing says “fun wedding” quite like a wine-themed wedding day! With the promise of wide-open vineyards, luscious grapes, wine tasting, and lovely photo opportunities by the cartload, a wine-themed wedding is just as fun as it sounds! Whether your love of wine comes from enjoying a glass of ruby red liquid after a productive day, or it comes from the way the wine theme is so close to nature and brings all the rustic countryside elements with it, you can’t go wrong with a wine-themed wedding! While we tried to cover all aspects of the wedding to fit the theme, the theme is such that it is incredibly flexible for you to include far more than what is mentioned. Just have fun with it, and be creative for a fun wedding in high spirits!

Flower Girl Tips for a Perfect Wedding Day

Looking for some flower-girl inspo? Explore our plethora of adorable flower girl ideas and tips in the link for a memorable wedding day!

Looking for some flower-girl inspo? Explore our plethora of adorable flower girl ideas and tips in the link for a memorable wedding day!

 

Now that the big rock shines on your ring finger, it’s time to say yes to wedding planning! But the first question will always be “where do I start?” Planning a wedding can be one of the most exciting as well as overwhelming experiences for every bride across the globe, whether it is a classy Christmas wedding while cruising down south or an intimate B&B wedding with cozy details. With so many details to take care of along with maintaining hundreds of lists, it all comes down to these months. But don’t feel pressured! You will sail through the already charted waters of wedding planning sessions when you have the perfect wedding inspirations at your disposal.

From looking for a great videographer for capturing your wedding to getting all your loved ones ready for the big day to throwing an amazing and memorable engagement party, things are just about to get exciting! We all have seen how groomsmen and bridesmaid proposal ideas have become a trendy way for couples to decide on their closest people and make them stand by their side on the big wedding day. But they aren’t the only members who are going to be a part of your wedding party who deserves your love and attention. Do not forget those little ones in your wedding party who will be coveted as adorable flower girls and cute ring bearers! Just like asking your bridesmaids to be a part of your bridal party is significant and needs planning, asking your flower girl to garner “awws” from guests as they traipse down the aisle is fun and beautiful wedding tradition that needs planning too. The littlest members of the wedding party should also be treated like VIPs, just like the bridesmaids and groomsmen.

These adorable cutie-pies also add to the lightheartedness and whimsy of a wedding day. Having a flower girl walk the aisle before you is also a great way to deflect the nervousness that you might be facing on your big day. It also showcases the love you have towards the kid’s parents as much as you want them included on the most special day of your life, which can be a lasting gift to the children as well as the parents. So you will want these spots to be filled with someone very special to you. From including nieces to including your best friend’s little girl, choosing your flower girl is also a great way to include friends and family in your wedding. Also if you have more than one niece or cousin, you do not need to decide who you love more to be a part of the wedding party. You can assign more than one child for each wedding role and it’s a very common thing to include multiple flower girls in a wedding ceremony. But there are certain things to consider while planning for your flower girl. As it is a big responsibility to hold objects that will be used in the wedding ceremony, the flower girl’s role should be given to a child who will be able to carry out the assignment given to them. And here are some foolproof tips for getting your flower girl down the aisle and celebrating her on the biggest day of your life.

 

Here are some of the best tips and ideas for your flower girl

 

Have the flower girl walk with her parent 

For good reason, the majority of flower girls are between the ages of three and eight. Younger children are more likely to act out because they don’t understand the wedding rituals and traditions. If you are hiring a toddler as an attendant, consider having one or both of their parents accompany them down the aisle, as young children feel more at ease when they are accompanied by trusted adults. Having a parent walk down the aisle with them is a lot better than a child refusing and not walking down the aisle at all. Allowing all the flower girls to walk together may also help to avoid nerves or tantrums.

Give your flower girl enough time to rehearse 

You have heard of the phrase “practice makes everything perfect.” While the flower girl should participate in the wedding rehearsal, it’s also important to give her plenty of other opportunities to practice before that. Make it a game by having her show you her walk now and then. This will provide her with plenty of opportunities to perfect her walk and gain confidence. This flower girl idea is especially important for younger flower girls who may not have the same level of confidence as an older kid. Have your flower girls practice their entrance several times before the ceremony, and do this as close to the actual processional time as possible. If you rely solely on the ceremony rehearsal, the child may have trouble remembering the directions because they aren’t fresh in their minds. Moreover, the atmosphere at the actual ceremony will be very different from the rehearsal. Keep in mind that you won’t always get the same stellar performance as the day before. When the entire wedding venue will be packed with strangers, a child may experience social anxiety.

Give her the best proposal 

Aren’t we all fans of amazing proposal ideas? So why not uniquely propose to your flower girl so that she feels special too. Ask her to be your flower girl in a fun way. There are a lot of ideas on Pinterest for this, but some of our favorites are the classic ring pop proposal, giving her a book about being a flower girl, and giving her a puzzle to put together with the word “proposal” written on it.

Try talking about the importance of their role 

If your flower girl is older than four, talk to her about the significance of her role in the ceremony. Knowing how special this job is will motivate them to do a fantastic job. Kids enjoy knowing that they have a significant role to play in such an important event. The more you can do to make them excited about walking down the aisle, the more likely they are to enjoy and fully participate. Before the wedding, speak with the child’s parents and have them hype up the child’s “special job” in the days leading up to the ceremony.

Spend time together 

While most little girls would love to be a flower girl in a ceremony, walking down the aisle in front of a crowd is bound to be nerve-wracking. Set aside sometime a few weeks before the wedding to do something fun with your flower girl alone. This will help put her at ease and show her that you can be trusted.

Get her gifts and treats 

Bribes are irresistible to children of all ages! Enlist a parent or a member of the bridal party to hold a treat at the front of the aisle if you are working with younger children. In theory, the goodies will distract the child during the process, causing them to focus all of their energy on obtaining the item. If you are working with older children, a parent can promise to give them a prized toy after the wedding if they behave well during the processional. Give your flower girl a small gift as a token of appreciation for her attendance at your wedding on the day of the wedding. Though there are many different options out there, a sparkling necklace or a cute pair of shoes will not only bring delight but also make her look extra cute while walking down the aisle.

Schedule some downtime 

Little kids may quickly become exhausted due to the unfamiliarity and fast pace of wedding day functions. Make sure they have some downtime during the big day. This is especially important if you plan to have small children present for any pre-ceremony photos. In a nutshell, the less time you have to spend taking pictures before the wedding, the better your chances of getting a cooperative ring bearer or flower girl.

Keep them busy 

Let’s face it: most small children are utterly bored during a wedding, including in the moments leading up to the ceremony. Distractions like an iPad to play on before the ceremony can help deal with this boredom. You can also keep snacks on hand to avoid hunger tantrums. Stick to foods like string cheese, fruit, crackers, and puffs that are easy to transport and won’t make a mess.

Help her to feel included 

Including your flower girl in all of the pre-wedding functions with you and the girls will help her feel more involved in the festivities while also calming her nerves. Just make sure that if she gets her hair done, you choose a style that is easy to recreate. Sitting in the stylist’s chair for hours on end can be exhausting for young children. In the event of an emergency, her parents should always be nearby.

Co-ordinate the flower girl look 

Consider having the flower girl’s outfit coordinate with you or the wedding party when planning what she will wear. If your bridesmaids have updos, give her one as well. If you are getting your makeup done professionally, add a little glitz to her look. This will make her feel more included in the group and put her at ease!

Everyone loves watching a cute-as-a-button flower girl make her way down the aisle during a wedding ceremony, but a lot goes into making this little one feel comfortable and included in your nuptials. Every bride has her ideas for what their flower girl should do, but she usually walks down the aisle in front of the bride or maid of honor, scattering rose petals in their path. Because many venues no longer allow petals to be strewn across the floor, modern flower girls often carry a basket of flowers or a miniature bouquet instead. After the flower girl has walked down the aisle, her main responsibilities include looking adorable and posing for wedding photos. During the ceremony, older flower girls may stand at the altar with the bridesmaids, while younger flower girls usually sit with their parents or grandparents.

Including the little girls in your big day is a fun wedding tradition as these adorable kids not only make some amazing wedding photo ops but also come with a big responsibility of preparing the wedding aisle with flower petals for the bride’s grand entrance. Having a flower girl at your wedding ceremony is not just another wedding party role that needs to be filled up. It is said that the smallest members of the wedding party tend to have a big impact on creating some of the most memorable wedding moments. The role of a flower girl can be a relatable experience for all your guests as she walks down the aisle carrying flower petals or blowing bubbles, which will go a long way to bind the guests with a sense of innocence that comes with the inclusion of these little ones. The flower girl’s role also reminds everyone present at your wedding ceremony of something as pure as the love between the to-be married couple.

The flower girls and ring bearers are the cutest members of your wedding party. It may seem impossible to get a small child to walk down the aisle without crying or throwing a tantrum. From the perspective of the children, consider the following: They are asked to walk down a pathway while tossing flower petals or holding a pillow in front of dozens of people who are staring and taking photos. Can you blame them if they are having stage fright? Fortunately, the above-mentioned flower girl tips are a few simple steps you can take to ensure that your young guests have a wonderful time on the big day. These ideas and tips can be great to get your flower girl to walk down the aisle like a little fairy and pull everyone’s heartstrings!