Unique Ring Bearer and Flower Girl Ideas

I believe in expediting a wedding in a unique way. That is what brides want right now. They want to be different. They want a dream wedding like no other—one of a kind. That seems to be important to most. No cookie cutter experience they say. We all know that when you take chances with the basics, things can go wrong. On the other hand, it can be the most memorable day of your life. So let me innovate for you and let’s see some surprises so people will talk about your wedding for days after. One new gimmick that has been fun for my clients is to get the ring bearer and flower girl down the ideal with grace and ease. Some kids wander off or stumble, giving shivers to the wedding planner every time. These kids are just so young—about age three. They are carrying flowers or a pillow with a ring on it and things can go wrong.

What to do for a fool-proof event? Practicing ahead of time helps. Not giving the children items that are too big for them also is wise. Give them their items just before they step down the aisle so they don’t have time to drop them. Now for a bit of humor, I also have used small tricycles to carry the ring bearer swiftly down the aisle so he doesn’t tarry. It is so darn cute in any case. You can decorate the little bike with small flowers and ribbons. You aim the kid as you place him on the trike and down the aisle the goes to everyone’s delight. If your ring bearer is a bit too frisky to control, you can put the flower girl on the best bike for a 3 year old that we could find with a net basket attached to the back so that petals will drop out as she progresses. Girls that age tend to be more coordinated than boys so this may be your first choice.

Wow! What a cute ride to the altar. This hopefully won’t detract from the bride herself. Unlikely, but it may be some competition for guests’ attention. People will appreciate the creativity shown with the traditional rituals and will beam smiles at the young wedding party attendants. Who knew a bike would have a place in the church! It is better than mom or dad lifting the ring bearer or flower girl who has gone astray. No, this is a far better idea. Kids take to bikes and will be willing to do whatever you want. Just set them in the right direction. Then the designated rider can take the bike hope as a bridal gift, complete with decorations. It is sure to make for some adorable wedding party photos. I have samples on my website so you can see what I have in mind. You will see a variety of wedding colors and floral choices.

Fun with Registries

Look at any wedding registry and you will see the same items every time. There are sets of china and silver and an assortment of serving platters, napkins and tablecloths, toasters, portable ovens, and coffeemakers. You will find an oddity from time to time like luggage, but mostly it is practical stuff with which you can cook and serve a meal. A bride wants fabulous cookware that she herself can’t afford and she would adore getting silver trays and crystal decanters. All kinds of decorative objects for the house are on registries. It is up to the bride to be comprehensive and clever to get what she needs. If you have a lot of friends, your list will diminish. If you don’t, keep it sparse so you will get the top items.

I know some brides who crave artwork, knickknacks like ceramic figurines, and even cookbooks. The wedding guest will have a lot of choice in this case. They usually pick applying their own personal taste. Composing a good registry is a challenge and a requirement. If a bride has a fun and frivolous spirit, she can pad the list with ridiculous but desirable objects for vacation like a 2 person towable tube. You might as well put the boat on your list. Ha! Just kidding. Likely a bride who owns a boat would want a tube to attach to it for water recreation. No doubt a kindred spirit would select this item as a gift that would be meaningful. It would signal that the person understands the bride deep down inside and knows that she prefers fun to cooking and serving. Not everyone wants a 12-piece set of china that she will rarely use. As for silver, it is passé. People use stainless steel or silver plate that you don’t have to polish incessantly. This kind of bride wants to get real. What will I enjoy for years to come? You can always buy dishes, etc. later on after you have been married a while. You might want to go on your honeymoon to the shore, so the inflatable tube will be right along with you. Okay, it is not exactly practical like most things on a registry, but it has its merits—a lot of them for some people.

I know one bride who had a reputation for adventure. She was a hiker, a daredevil, and a free spirit. It did not surprise people that she included an inflatable tube on her registry list. They were slightly amused but not aghast. So indeed someone bought the tube right out of the box to her great glee. She spent more time planning the water recreation vacation honeymoon than she did the wedding. She had a van to tote the tube and her husband was quite in sync. He liked to ride as much as she did and he took care of the boat rental. The wedding album included photos of them on the water. What else would you expect?