The Role Of The Flower Girl And Page Boy


by Laura Howes

Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a flower girl and a bridesmaid? We’re here to provide you with some answers and to tell you what exactly it is a flower girl and a page boy are expected to do at a wedding.



Who can be a flower girl or page boy?

Both flower girls and page boys are usually aged from 2 (or at toddling/walking age) to 10 years old and are normally related to one half of the couple. Once girls reach their teenage years, they’re usually considered bridesmaids.

Flower girls must, just like bridesmaids, be asked (or their parents should be) to take on the very important role ahead of time.

What do flower girls and page boys do?

The one and only job that a flower girl must do is to look pretty, while the page boy brings the cute factor! Let’s face it, you cannot expect youngsters to have any more responsibility than that, as even just getting them to walk down the aisle can prove challenging at times!

To see some hilarious footage of kids acting funny at weddings then visit YouTube and search for exactly that. In fact, it might be an idea to do this if you are expecting to have any children involved in your big day so that you can be prepared for and perhaps even avoid a repeat episode!


What should flower girls and page boys wear at a wedding?

 It’s customary for the bride and groom to purchase outfits for their flower girls and page boys and since all eyes will be on them as they walk down the aisle, potentially scattering rose petals as they pass by guests, then the pair will probably want to dress them in something fancy.

Little girls are often seen wearing white dresses (yes, only they can get away with it!), possibly a pretty headband and, of course, the textbook basket containing their very own confetti. Young boys, on the other hand, can be seen wearing a shirt and braces, a tie or bow tie or they can even be entirely suited and booted!


Do the flower girl(s) and page boy(s) get given gifts by the bride and groom?

One hidden cost of planning a wedding is the additional money that needs to be found to buy presents for everyone in the wedding party. This includes parents, bridesmaids, the best man and, not forgetting, of course, the flower girl and page boy who have their own role in the day. But what do you buy a child to show them your gratitude and how much should you spend?

If your flower girl and/or page boy are your own kids, then you’ll know full well what they’ve got and what they haven’t, and may therefore be in a position of power – able to bribe them into performing their duties without a fuss in return for a toy they’ve have their eye on!

However, those who don’t know the kids quite as well may need a helping hand when it comes to picking out presents for the little ones. We’d suggest something along the lines of jewellery or other accessories that can be treasured as a keepsake in the years to come, but there’s no need to spend hundreds of pounds. Most simple children’s jewellery can be bought for less than £50.

You can explore gift ideas along with finding outfit inspiration by searching the net, looking on Pinterest, reading wedding magazines and scrolling through our website.

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