Top 10 Petal Alternatives for the Flower Girl

flower girl basket alternatives

by ready go, photo credit: sarah kathleen

Brides: are you looking for a cute alternative to tossing petals down the aisle? Or does your venue prohibit petals altogether? If so, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered our favorite top ten flower girl basket alternatives to inspire you. 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. Enjoy!

10 Flower Girl Basket Alternatives

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.

time to tie the knot

by little zebra’s boutique

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 heart-shaped 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 flower wand will last and never wilt; your flower girl will feel like a princess down the aisle and can keep it forever! By The Sunny Bee.

flower girl wand pink

by the sunny bee

by the sunny bee

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 Living A Fairytale – can be customized in your wedding colors and they’re fun for your flower girls, too.

flower girl basket alternatives

by living a fairytale

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?

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

Happy Planning!


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