Happy Tuesday! After a few weeks away at Happy Hill preparing and executing the engagement party, we are back in full wedding planning mode. Want to see how to ask someone to be your flower girl?
My oldest son and his fiancé are getting married this fall! To be precise, they are exchanging vows in 5 months, 5 days, three hours and some odd minutes and seconds. (according to my handy-dandy countdown app on my phone.) My husband and I threw an engagement party last month at Happy Hill in order to introduce our family to hers before the wedding this fall. The party was a success and now we are moving on to planning bridal showers, rehearsal dinner and the wedding itself. This is a picture of the happy couple at their engagement party:
The wedding party has been chosen. My husband is the best man and my other son is a groomsman along with 6 of my son’s closest friends.. My son’s fiancé also picked her best friends as her bridesmaids and they asked my two great-nieces to be their flower girls!
My great-nieces are first cousins and belong to my sister’s boys. Not only are they cousins, but are also best friends so it’s fitting they are both in the wedding. My future daughter in law thought of the sweetest way to ask the girls to be in the wedding! She and my son sent each of the girls a puzzle they ordered from Etsy. Each puzzle is personalized with their name and asks if she will be their flower girl? The puzzle comes in a box and they had to assemble the puzzle in order to read the question. Both girls happily accepted! My youngest niece, who is 5 years old, declared it had been a life long dream to be a flower girl. (SO cute!) Here is a similar puzzle to the one sent to my nieces:
My son and his fiancé also sent the girls a sweet little t-shirt that says “flower girl” on the front surrounded by flowers. The girls wore the t-shirts at the engagement party so everyone would know who they were! You can find these and many other t-shirts on Etsy as well. It’s such a cute little keepsake for the girls too. Here are the precious flower girls wearing their matching shirts:
This is a similar flower girl shirt sold on Etsy:
And a picture of the gorgeous bride to be with her darling flower girls:
By the wedding this fall the flower girls will be 8 and 6 years old. I think this is a great age, because not only will they be old enough to understand what is going on, but remember the wedding as well! The rehearsal and rehearsal dinner will be so much fun. I’m sure the flower girls will look beautiful and perform their duties perfectly! I made a few little activity packets for each of them to keep them busy during the rehearsal dinner and the reception. Lots of princess stickers, coloring pages, activity books & crayons. (All from the Dollar Store.)
I’ve been sworn to secrecy until after the wedding about other details but I promise I’ll share everything after the fact! I can’t wait to see which dresses my son’s fiancé chooses for the flower girls. They are truly the sweetest and most adorable little girls. (And I’m not saying that because I am their doting great-Aunt. They really are!) More pictures to follow in a few short months! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo Dell