If you are currently planning a wedding, then you are most likely getting overwhelmed with all the little details. If you haven’t experienced this feeling yet, you will soon. One of the details that you will have to iron out in the beginning stages of your planning is who you will have in your bridal party.
While you may no problem selecting the bridesmaids and the groomsmen, you may have difficulty deciding on who your flower girl and ring bearer will be. Believe it or not, there are many brides who don’t have little nieces and nephews to choose from. This can make it difficult to pick a flower girl and ring bearer. Below are a few suggestions to help you find the right “little people” for your wedding if you are a bride with limited options.
1. Friends – If you have friends with young children then don’t hesitate to ask their parents if they can be in your wedding. Parents with young children often feel honored when their child is asked to be in one of their friend’s weddings. Yes, even if your friend isn’t in your bridal party as an attendant, he/she will most likely be delighted that you asked if his/her child could be in it.
2. Co-Workers – There are a lot of brides out there who get married at a young age…much younger than their friends do, which often means their friends haven’t had children yet. If this is the case for you, then look to your co-workers. If you’ve seen a co-worker’s child come toddling in the office from time to time or seen pictures of the little one, then feel free to ask your co-worker if her little one can be in your wedding. As long as you’re on good terms with the co-worker asking this question shouldn’t be a problem.
3. Skip the Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Tradition – You know, this is your wedding and if you don’t want to have a flower girl and/or ring bearer in your wedding, then you don’t have to. If you don’t have a friend or family member with a young child and don’t feel right asking someone you don’t really know if their little one can be in your wedding, then you most certainly can opt to have a wedding ceremony without a flower girl and/or ring bearer present. The decision is completely up to you and you do not need to stress over it that much. After all, there are much bigger decisions to be made regarding your wedding!