When it comes to wedding traditions, we often think of the usual suspects – the bouquet toss, the first dance, and the cake cutting. But have you ever considered adding a special touch that will truly warm everyone’s hearts? Enter the grandmothers as flower girls. Learn why even though this seems like a new wedding trend, it’s not!
My daughter, Kate, had her two grandmothers and the grandmother of the groom throw flowers like flower girls during the wedding processional for her fall wedding last year. It was a last-minute decision, partly because we had baskets of flower petals for our DIY wedding flowers, and partly because our grandmothers are all fun and good sports. But the result was something truly magical.
As the grandmothers walked down the aisle, tossing flowers with joy and abandon, everyone in attendance was moved by their sense of humor and the sentimentality of the moment. It was a small touch, but one that will be remembered for a lifetime.
So why should you consider adding grandmothers as flower girls to your wedding ceremony? Here are just a few reasons:
It’s a beautiful way to honor the important women in your life.
Your grandmothers are likely some of the most cherished and beloved people in your life. They have seen you grow from a child into an adult, and they have always been there to offer support and guidance. Including them as flower girls is a beautiful way to honor them and show them how much you appreciate their presence in your life.
It’s a unique and memorable touch.
Let’s face it – most weddings follow a pretty standard script. But by adding grandmothers as flower girls, you’re injecting a unique and memorable touch that your guests will never forget. It’s a small way to make your wedding stand out and feel truly special.
It’s a way to create new memories.
Your wedding day is already a momentous occasion, but by including grandmothers, you’re creating even more memories that you’ll cherish for years to come. Your grandmothers will feel honored to be included, and you’ll have a special bond with them that will last long after the wedding day.
It’s more than just a new wedding trend.
While grandmothers as flower girls may seem like a new wedding trend, it’s actually a tradition that dates back centuries. In many cultures, the flower girl was originally a woman of any age who scattered flowers ahead of the bride as a symbol of prosperity and fertility. Including grandmothers as flower girls is a beautiful way to honor this tradition and add a touch of history to your wedding.
In the end, the decision to include grandmothers as flower girls is a personal one. But if you’re looking for a way to add a heartfelt and memorable touch to your wedding ceremony, it’s definitely worth considering. So go ahead and give your grandmothers the chance to be the stars of the show – you won’t regret it.
Photography by Virginia Based Photographer, Sophia Lewis.