4 Unique Ideas for Your Flower Girl's Walk Down the Aisle

Take the 'flower' out of flower girl with these fun ideas

Updated 01/01/17

Amy Galon Photography

One of the things you and your guests will love about your ceremony is having the flower girl make her grand entrance down the aisle. It'll give everyone a burst of happiness — watching her walk down before it's your time to shine. The traditional route to the flower girl toss is petals, of course, but if you're looking to skip out on flowers and want to go with something more unique, here are four non-flower toss alternatives for your flower girl.

1. Your Favorite Pet
It may sound equal parts funny and equal parts adorable, but instead of having your flower girl toss rose petals, you can have her walk your pet down the aisle — that is if she's okay with animals (and the animal is okay with kids).

2. Balloons
Replace the flowers by handing your flower girl a bouquet of tiny balloons to walk down the aisle with instead. It will be magical in photos, and a colorful treat for her to enjoy as she makes her way toward the front of the ceremony aisle.

3. A Picture Frame
If you're looking for a way to remember someone who is no longer with you or who couldn't make it to the wedding, you can have your flower girl carry a picture frame with his or her photo inside down the aisle.

4. Confetti
A similar aesthetic (but more festive!) to flowers is confetti is confetti. Your flower girl can kick off your entrance with colorful confetti tossed all over the aisle. If your photographer is uber talented, you'll probably get some beautiful photos of her smiles as she throws confetti.

Jen Glantz the founder of Bridesmaid for Hire and the author of the new book Always a Bridesmaid (For Hire). She frequently wears old bridesmaid dresses to the grocery store and on first dates.

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