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Flower girls and Pageboys?

Possible duties of the flowergirl

  • To attend pre-wedding day ceremony rehearsals
  • To walk before the bride and throw petals down the aisle to symbolize the brides new chosen path in life
  • To walk down the aisle with the pageboy
  • Hold a basket of rose petals or confetti for other guests to throw at the newlyweds as they depart
  • To follow bridesmaids up the aisle and depart with the bridesmaids
  • Be present in all wedding photos
  • Possibly stand up with the bridesmaids during the length of the ceremony

Possible duties of the pageboy/ring bearer

  • To attend pre-wedding day ceremony rehearsals
  • To walk down the aisle with the flower girl
  • Deliver the wedding rings down the aisle to the groom
  • Hold a basket of rose petals or confetti for other guests to throw at the newlyweds as they depart
  • Be present in all wedding photos
  • Possibly stand up with the groomsmen during the length of the ceremony

Flower girls and pageboys usually are aged between 3 and 9 years old. It is important to remember that flowergirls and page boys are really just children acting like adults so leniency and contingency are the two key words to ensuring the day runs smoothly.

Tips to control your little prince or princess

  • Ensure that the children you choose for these roles are confident in performing in front of a large crowd. Pre-wedding rehearsals often aid in ironing out some nerves but should not be relied on as a foolproof plan. Kids will be kids and there is a possibility things will go wrong on the day.
  • Ensure the child is there at the pre-wedding rehearsal so they can practice.
  • Ensure that they have had a nap before the ceremony or a good nights sleep beforehand.
  • Under no circumstances should you give the children sugar before the ceremony!!
  • If children refuse to do what they are told it is often handy to resort to bribery. It's amazing what children will do for a lollipop. Just make sure that they get their treat after and not prior to the ceremony.
  • Make sure the children are dressed in appropriate and comfortable clothing.
  • Take the wedding photos before the ceremony if possible as the child won't be as tired.
  • Remember that children will often find it difficult to stand through an entire ceremony so it may be a good idea to let them sit down with their parents after their initial duties have been performed.
  • If you are not confident with letting the page boy carry the real rings, allow the page boy to carry replicas and entrust the real rings to your best man. Alternatively you can sew the rings to the ring bearing pillow with a single thread.

It's too hard to predict the inconsistent actions of children but there are several steps that you can take to ensure that you day runs smoothly. At the end of the day you must remember that children will be children, that is, they will be unpredictable and sometimes difficult. However, flower girls and page boys are always a hit with the crowds and the newlyweds as they add an element of priceless fairytale charm and adorableness to your special day.

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