Have you ever wondered when flower girls became a tradition? Flower girls go back all the way to the time of Ancient Rome. These girls were considered to be in service to the bride and groom, carrying wheat and herbs as symbols of fertility and prosperity for the newly married couple.
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Fast-forward to the Elizabethan era and we see a little girl bearing flowers preceding the wedding procession. The flower girl of that time would be carrying a rosemary branch, among others. And by the time Victorian era ushered in, flower girls wore distinct white gowns splashed with a little color or lace.
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Enter the 21st century, and flower girls are still part of the wedding tradition. Flower girl dresses these days are designed to match and complement the gowns of the bridesmaids and the bride. While much has changed when it comes to fashion, it is obvious that the essence of the flower girl dress remains the same—purity, simplicity, and innocence.
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So the next time your little princess is asked to be a part of the wedding entourage as a flower girl, say yes. Now you know the important role your child will play to the bride, and the beautiful symbolism behind it.
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