Before the bride makes her grand entrance, the flower girl traditionally tosses petals along the aisle. But what if you want something different? Or what if your venue doesn’t allow petals to be tossed? That’s where we come in! Today we’re sharing flower girl basket alternatives we know you’ll love. Plus, we’ve teamed up with Alternative Journals to give away one of these flower girl basket alternatives to one lucky reader! What is the giveaway prize, you ask? Read on to find out!
Flower Girl Basket Alternatives
A flower girl star wand is something every flower girl would love to carry! By Jennifer Raichman.
Want a more rustic vibe? Opt for this grapevine heart wand instead! Handmade by Michele’s Cottage.
Planning a vintage wedding? This Victorian inspired wand features silk hydrangea petals and comes with a matching headband. By Craft Up Your Life.
A sign tells guests the bride is on her way. One example? This “Here Comes the Bride” sign: always a cute touch! By Rustic Blend.
Another example of a sign is one that is personalized for the groom, like this one (shown below by Starry Night Signs):
One of my favorites is this “Here Comes the Love of Your Life” by Just for Keeps:
Another type of sign is a banner, which is one terrific option when you have two flower girls. Each can hold a side and walk down the aisle together. This banner is handmade by Little Zebra’s Boutique.
A lace or floral tambourine is a fun way for the flower girl to announce the bride’s arrival! Plus, she’ll love to play with it even after the ceremony. By Alternative Journals.
Your flower girl can wave this cute flag around that reads, “Here Comes the Bride”. We love this one because it is available in a variety of colors to coordinate with your wedding decor. By The Ritzy Rose.
Sometimes, your flower girl might be too little to toss, throw, or wave something; she’s really just concerned with making it down the aisle. In that case, have her wear a corsage instead of tossing or twirling. This adorable corsage is handmade by NoviaBellaTS.
A pomander, also known as a flower ball, has a ribbon handle which is easy for little hands to carry.
For a night wedding (or just as interesting decor), have the flower girl carry a small lantern. You’ll want to use a small LED battery operated votive candle inside and not an actual flame, as shown, for safety reasons. During the day, fill it with flowers instead. By Open Vintage Shutters.
For a rustic wedding, I also really like this grapevine lantern. It reminds me of catching fireflies. By Baby’s First Keepsake.
9. Ribbon Wand
A ribbon wand is one of my favorite flower girl basket alternatives! Twirl it in the air and hear the bells chime as she walks down the aisle. Cute! By Craft Up Your Life and available in a TON of color combinations.
10. Wind Chime
If your flower girl is a little bit older, have her carry one of these wind chimes down the aisle. It will make a soft, zen-like sound to announce the bride’s arrival; after the wedding, hang in your patio as a memento. By Earth Wine Stoneware.
A petal cone is made of fabric and is easier for little hands to carry than a basket. Plus, it’s a twist on a traditional favorite. Fill it with your favorite petals or lavender buds. By Twining Vines.
You can fill a small personalized purse with faux petals for tossing; after the wedding, she’ll love to use her purse to hold her treasures! By Juneberry Stitches.