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Have you picked out a flower girl basket for your ceremony yet? If your venue allows the traditional tossing of petals, you will need a vessel to hold them all. (If your venue prohibits it, here are some alternatives.) What kind of basket should you choose? That’s entirely up to you! When I wrote my book, The Inspired Wedding, I shared tons of ways you can tie your decor into your wedding theme. When it comes to ceremony, flower girl baskets can take on many different looks. For instance, a birch bark container with an added handle can become a flower girl basket for a more rustic or woodland wedding. Other vessels such as pails, purses, wood boxes, planters, and jewelry boxes can work in a pinch. If it ties into your wedding theme and can hold a small amount of petals, it counts as a flower girl basket. Today we’re sharing some of our favorite themed flower girl basket ideas to help you decide. See them all below and find out two key tips to remember when picking out a basket. Enjoy!
First, there are two things to keep in mind when selecting a flower girl basket. First, the basket should complement your wedding theme. Secondly, it should be small enough for small hands to carry (and easy to carry down the aisle, depending on your flower girl’s size). Other than that, you can pick anything you’d like from classic baskets to more unique alternatives. You’ll see what I mean below. Enjoy!
Flower Girl Basket Ideas
Here are some of our favorite flower girl basket ideas for a handful of different themes.
1. Sequin flower girl basket
For a classic or traditional wedding with glam, a sequin flower girl basket is the perfect choice. She’ll love to carry it because it sparkles; she might want to even keep this one after the big day. By TwentyEight12.
2. Birch flower girl pail
Are you planning a rustic wedding? This birch style basket with grapevine handle will accentuate your theme beautifully. By Red Heart Creations.
3. Shabby chic flower girl basket
4. Rustic galvanized pail
This galvanized pail lends a more rustic touch. We love the personalization to make it her own! By Capcatchers.
5. Geometric flower girl basket
If your reception is modern, you’ll love this geometric flower girl basket alternative. It is chic and stylish when filled with petals; after the wedding, it is a delightful holder for flowers, plants, or anything you’d like to put on display. By Serious Aloe.
6. Beach flower girl basket
For a seaside ceremony, you’ll want to look for nautical or beach inspired decorations. This cute ceramic pail is personalized with “Collecting Memories” and your new last name. To take this one step further, sprinkle seashells down your sandy aisle instead of petals! By Magic Markings Art.
7. Vintage inspired flower girl birdcage
For a vintage wedding, a metal or wood birdcage (like this one spotted here) makes an awesome flower girl “basket”. Fill it with a flower pomander or petals (place them inside a clear liner box so they won’t slip through the sides). By Homes On Trend.
8. Wood chest flower girl basket
Last but not least, take a look at this wood chest. I love it for two reasons: it is personalized and it is dual-purpose. After the ceremony, transition this chest into your reception as a small guest book alternative. Guests write well-wishes on these and place them inside the chest for you to reflect upon. By The Smilin Bride.
Which of these flower girl basket ideas (or alternatives) is your favorite? Tell us with a comment below! I would honestly love to know what you think.