Combining these because we are not having either a flower girl or ring bearer. So, that’s that!
No flower girl for us either. I’m not opposed to having one, per se, but since we’re not having an aisle, there’s really no need. And because I’m a nerd and I like to know the origins of wedding traditions, I decided to look up the history of flower girls. I haven’t really found anything satisfactory yet, but this quote from this article kind of makes me want to throw up:
While fashion and tradition will forever evolve back and forth; the flower girl herself remains a consistent favorite within the wedding party. She is the sentimental connection between childhood and womanhood; and the whimsical reminder to all on-lookers of how magical and brief is innocence and childhood. And of course, the flower girl suggests to us all, including the bride and groom, how beautiful it is to have both children and love within the family.