Top 10 Flower Girl Basket Alternatives

Happy Monday! We’re kicking off another week of handmade wedding inspiration with this feature for the flower girl. If you’re hoping to find an alternative to tossing petals down the aisle – or your venue prohibits petal tossing – get ready to be inspired! We’ve gathered the top ten flower girl basket alternatives to think outside the traditional basket of blooms. We’re kicking off the list with a whimsical ‘Here Comes the Bride’ banner by the lovely folks at Ready Go and it’s chock-full of whimsy! Read on to find out more + check out the full must-see list after the jump. Enjoy!

flower girl basket alternatives

by ready go, photo credit: sarah kathleen

10 Flower Girl Basket Alternatives

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1. Banner

‘Here Comes the Bride’ is a sweet way for the flower girl to introduce your grand entrance! The banner is handmade by ReadyGo (photography by Sarah Kathleen) and is available in a variety of colors to complement your wedding palette. The banner is placed on velcro for maximum hold and is easily attached to wooden dowels (included).

flower girl basket alternatives

by ready go, photo credit: sarah kathleen

2. Pinwheel

A retro party icon becomes a fun flower girl favor! What’s even more fun than a traditional pinwheel? A HUGE pinwheel, of course! Pinwheel by Rule42.

flower girl basket alternatives

by rule42

3. Wedding Sign

A custom, wedding sign (like this fantastic one!) truly personalizes your wedding day and is easy for little hands to carry down the aisle.

flower girl basket alternatives

photo credit: david stubbs // event planner: in any event // via green wedding shoes

4. Thematic Element

Instead of flowers, let your flower girl carry an item that ties into your theme. For instance, we spotted this beautiful wedding at The Loveliest Day where the couple tied in vintage + handmade wedding details, like this vintage honey bucket carried by the flower girl:

flower girl basket alternatives

photo credit: our labor of love via the loveliest day

Isn’t it such a unique idea? We think it would tie into your honey themed wedding perfectly.

5. Love Note

Oh my. Does it get any sweetest than this? The bride jots down a sweet little note for her groom, delivered by hand down the aisle by the flower girl. The groom will melt and he’ll cherish it forever. What a sweet take on It doesn’t get any sweeter than this! Write a love note to be carried down the aisle to your groom by your flower girl… he’ll cherish it forever.

flower girl basket alternatives

photo credit: julie williams photography via pinterest

6. A Balloon

What little girl could turn down a balloon? Let her carry a balloon (or a bunch) down the aisle. After the wedding, you can have her set them sailing into the sky.

flower girl basket alternatives

photo credit: pobke photography via style me pretty

7. Flower Wand

A paper flower wand will last and never wilt; your flower girl will feel like a princess down the aisle and can keep it forever!

flower girl basket alternatives

photo credit: katie cassidy photography via style me pretty // styling by event styling by shawna marie // floral design by bows + arrows

flower girl basket alternatives

by blume bloom

8. Single Stemmed Flowers

Instead of petals tossed down the aisle, have your flower girl carry a small basket of single stemmed flowers (gerber daisies, daisies, sunflowers, peonies, etc.) and hand them to a few guests at the ends of aisles. Or, she can bring the flowers to the front and hand them to your parents or grandparents.

flower girl basket alternatives

photo credit: charlotte geary photography via pinterest

9. Ribbon Wand

These ribbon wands – handmade by Pebblescatto – can be customized in your wedding colors and they’re fun for your girls, too.

flower girl basket alternatives

by pebblescatto

10. Heart on a Stick

Looking for simple + sweet? These handmade hearts on a stick fit the bill! By Fairyfolk Weddings.

flower girl basket alternatives

by fairy folk weddings

flower girl basket alternatives

by fairy folk weddings

You may also love this fun idea from a past post: the bubble jar! How could she resist such a fun way to walk down the aisle?

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Stay tuned! We have more coming up next. :)

Happy Planning!


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January 9, 2013 3:06 pm

The flower girl note “I can’t wait to kiss you” brought tears to my eyes. <3

April 30, 2012 4:53 pm

Great post! I will share with my followers and friends at Flower Girl World!

March 27, 2012 10:22 am

These are all adorable! Thanks for sharing.

March 26, 2012 10:17 am

Really creative ideas. The giant pinwheels are adorable!

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