To symbolize the blessings of fertility and prosperity for the couple, flower girls carried sheaves of wheat and bouquets of herbs. She symbolically leads the bride forward, from childhood to adulthood and from innocence to her roles of wife and mother. His memories are mine and vice versa. The flower girl follows the maid of honor, and may carry wrapped candies, confetti, a single bloom, a ball of flowers, or bubbles instead of flower petals. After five years together, this is what happened: She may also symbolize wishes for fertility for the couple and the forming of their new family. They walked down the aisle sprinkling petals and guarding those wedding bands like it was the most important just job their lives. Besides being one of the cutest stories of all time and giving hope to women everywhere that you literally can meet your husband anywhere, at any time, it serves as a valuable life lesson to choose your flower girl and ring bearer VERY CAREFULLY when you decide to tie the knot. Because honestly, could anything be cuter? Traditionally, a flower girl's clothing was provided by the families of the bride and groom; however, most couples today expect the flower girl's parents to pay for her clothing and other expenses related to her participation. Can I get a collective awwww? There is something so special about having met in childhood that really does sustain a strong marriage. Symbolism[ edit ] Some couples want a flower girl in the wedding party to enhance the aisle with flower petals. Victorian-era flower girls were traditionally dressed in white, perhaps with a sash of colored satin or silk. The flower girl may symbolize the bride as a child in her innocence, as she is typically a young girl dressed similarly to the bride. Activities[ edit ] A flower girl typically walks in front of the bride during the wedding procession and scatters flower petals on the floor before the bride walks down the aisle, but some venues do not allow the scattering of petals.