In case you didn’t know, all eyes will be on the youngest people in your wedding party on your big day because tiny kids in tuxedos and tots in tulle demand our attention. In fact, the flower girl (or girls) will play a big part in your wedding ceremony.
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Roxanne Bellamy is an event planner and founder of Roxanne Bellamy & Co.
Flower girls deserve a special basket to hold their bounty of buds in—and there is no shortage of containers to choose from. To help you sift through the options, we spoke to Roxanne Bellamy, event planner and founder of Roxanne Bellamy & Co. With her advice, we researched the best baskets for all kinds of wedding themes. Whether you want a moss covered basket for a garden ceremony or a seashell adorned one for a beach wedding, we found the designs for you.
Whatever you want your flower girls to toss down the aisle, find the best baskets for your littlest guests to carry on the big day ahead.
Trending Table Tops Personalized Modern Mini Flower Girl Basket
This crystal clear acrylic flower girl basket is topped off with a satin ribbon and beautiful paper roses. This basket is ideal if you want to color coordinate the petals with your wedding palette. Plus, you can personalize the front with a cute saying like, “Here comes the bride.”
Ragga Wedding Wire Flower Girl Basket
This rustic, wire flower girl basket is complemented by lush forest-inspired greenery and an ivory rosette. Choose an ivory or bronze finish. The double handles are compact and fold down, too!
Price at time of publish: $43 for designed basket only
For a Forest Wedding
The Bashful Bride Moss Flower Girl Basket
This basket is a beautiful and fresh way to add a hint of greenery to your wedding. The earthy accessory radiates fairytale wedding.
Price at time of publish: $19 for small 5x2x8
For a Boho-Chic Wedding
The Bashful Bride Birch Flower Girl Basket
This bohemian-meets-farmhouse chic flower girl basket is crafted with sturdy birch bark and features a distressed willow vine handle. It’s available in both small and large sizes and it's perfect for your fairytale wedding day.
Price at time of publish: $17 for small with no ribbon
Sean Raine Designs Personalized Flower Girl Pail
This metal pail comes in 12 colors, including classic white. It features a sturdy wooden handle and can be personalized with your flower girl’s name. Your flower girl will love toting this pail to the beach for years to come!
Price at time of publish: $35
For a Classic Wedding
Simplicity Small Flower Girl Basket
This classic, white ivory satin basket is ideal for especially young flower girls, thanks to its petite size and weight. It’s adorned with delicate blooms, small beads, and whimsical ribbons.
Price at time of publish: $10
For a Rustic Wedding
Wooden Flower Girl Basket
This birch bucket is personalized with a wooden heart. We suggest adding the couple's initials or wedding date. Dainty white lace wraps around the base adding softness to the rustic design.
Price at time of publish: $56
David's Bridal Single Ribbon Flower Basket
This ivory satin basket is available in 35 ribbon colors ranging from classics like pink to more out there hues like sangria — and everything in between.
For a Beach Wedding
Wedding Collectibles Starfish and Shell Beach Wedding Flower Girl Basket
Perfect for a beach or island wedding, this satin and organza flower girl basket is accented with a delicate starfish and polished abalone shell. Faux pearl and rhinestone accents offer a gorgeous finishing touch.
Price at time of publish: $73
LAPUDA Rhinestone Flower Girl Basket
Help your flower girls sparkle down the aisle! Available in white and ivory, this flower girl basket features billowing satin bows on each side of the handle and a clear rhinestone applique.
Price at time of publish: $40
Most Unique Shape
Woodland Edges Flower Girl Basket
The wooden basket is shaped like a heart with a modern wire handle. It is available in four finishes: dark walnut, classic grey, provincial, and mahogany. Customize the side of the heart with your flower girl’s initials to make it an extra special keepsake.
Price at time of publish: $72
For a Garden Wedding
Ragga Wedding Flower Girl Basket and Ring Bearer Pillow Set
This handwoven, natural, willow basket is decorated with greenery and ivory flowers. It comes with a matching ring bearer pillow.
Price at time of publish: $71
For a Country Wedding
My Wedding Favors Farmhouse Chic Metal Flower Basket
The metal basket has a shabby-chic distressed look that is perfect for a farmhouse wedding. Not only will it hold plenty of pretty petals for your flower girl to drop down the aisle, but it can also be used to display candles or potted flowers on tabletops.
Price at time of publish: $24
Best Wooden Basket
Monix Unique Creations Flower Girl Baskets
This wooden pail features a mix of materials: rustic copper band, adhesive, silk flowers, wood, paper foam, moss, permanent ink, faux greenery, and flat-back gems. Every basket is a "one of a kind,” as it’s uniquely handmade and personalized to coordinate with your special day.
Price at time of publish: $65 for plain basket
ULTNICE Wedding Flower Girl Basket
This burlap flower girl basket features a dainty, white pearl handle and a large bloom with a multi-pearl center. Whimsical strings and ribbons offer even more charm.
Price at time of publish: $14
Micheles Cottage Rustic Flower Girl Basket
This earthy, handmade twig grapevine flower girl basket is adorned with three intricate paper roses. It’s also shallow enough to display a bed of loose petals.
Price at time of publish: $48
Unomor Flower Girl Basket
This white crocheted basket will beautifully display petals of any hue—and seamlessly blend in with your wedding colors in peekaboo style. The satin white handle is romantic, featuring two sweet bows on both sides.
Price at time of publish: $20
JJ's House Satin With Bow Flower Basket
This white satin basket features allover blooms, two stylish bows with rhinestone centers, and a collar of tulle to contain a bounty of loose petals. With its floral-inspired pattern, this accessory truly embodies the essence of a flower girl!
Price at time of publish: $29
For a Barn Wedding
Party City Rustic Flower Girl Basket
This tan burlap flower girl basket features a matching burlap handle, band of pearls, and a cream tulle flower with a multi-pearl center. Loose lace and satin ribbons add a bit of romance, too.
Price at time of publish: $17
Love Knot Flower Girl Basket
This classic, matte satin flower girl basket is adorned with satin bows on each side of the satin covered handle—and is roomy enough for hundreds of flower petals for your big day. It's also available in classic white or ivory.
Price at time of publish: $39
For a Western Wedding
Wedding Collectibles Cowboy Hat Western Wedding Flowergirl Basket
Available in white or ivory satin, this elegant western theme wedding flower girl basket features an adorable black felt cowboy hat, accented with delicate handmade porcelain daisies.
Price at time of publish: $65
For a Military Wedding
Wedding Collectibles Military Wedding Flowergirl Basket
Select an Air Force, Navy, Army, or Marines seal to honor the bride and/or groom who has served. The seal is a subtle, but beautiful tribute to the couple.
Price at time of publish: $65
Pink Tutu Personalized Flower Girl Basket
This sweet flower girl basket comes in pink, white, and purple. The tulle skirt mimics a ballerina’s tutu and the rim can be personalized with your flower girl’s name.
Price at time of publish: $33
What to Look for in a Flower Girl Basket
A flower girl basket is another decoration that you can tie back to the theme of your wedding. Throwing a rustic barn wedding? Go with a wooden basket to match the earthy vibe. If your wedding more glam, look for basket with elegant touches like rhinestones or satin bows.
Before picking a basket, consider the size of your flower girl and the items she will be carrying. You don't want the basket to be too small or large.
What is a flower girl?
A flower girl is typically the youngest person in the wedding party and precedes the bride down the aisle.
"Their main duty is to charm the pants off guests, leaving them smiling from ear to ear," says Bellamy. "Some are very shy and walk timidly down the aisle while others take their responsibilities seriously, meticulously placing each petal in the 'perfect' spot for the bride. Mostly, they're there to set a cute tone for the bride to walk down the aisle.”
They can be nieces, cousins, or even your college best friend's daughter, she says.
How old should a flower girl be?
Flower girls usually range from three to eight years old, but they of course can be younger if you are confident in their abilities to go down the aisle.
What do I put in a flower girl basket?
Traditionally, the flower girl throws flower petals, but this isn't set in stone. In fact, there are endless options, like balloons, seashells, confetti, and more. If your venue doesn't allow throwing stuff on the aisle, they can still have fun by blowing bubbles, holding balloons, carrying a sign, etc.
Why Trust Brides
Christine Coppa is a lifestyle writer and has written for other publications like Byrdie, Verywell, Glamour, and Cosmopolitan. For this article, we spoke to Roxanne Bellamy, event planner and founder of Roxanne Bellamy & Co. to learn more about what to look for in a flower girl basket.