Traditionally, wedding receptions and breakfasts are characterized by a raft of speeches, often given by the father of the bride, the groom, the maid of honor, and, of course, the best man. But, with more and more couples saying “I do” after having kids and the flower girls playing a bigger and bigger role during the big day, the question arises: can they too make a toast?
I am going to stick my neck out and recommend that you should allow at least one flower girl to give a speech at your wedding. However, here are some things to keep in mind.
Age Does Matter -- A Lot!
If you have an older daughter or niece who is part of the bridal party, don’t be afraid to let her say a few words during the reception or wedding breakfast. Of course, you want her to look fab. So, head over to saradresses.com and shop for the most adorable new arrival dresses for girls.
When it comes to giving speeches, the child should be old enough to keep her calm and power through the entire thing without a fuss. The good thing is that a girl aged 12 or older can hold the attention of the guests and give a speech that’s coherent and perhaps full of character.
Even if the little girl is old enough to deliver a speech, she might be bogged down by the idea of being in front of many people. That’s where a pep talk right before the speech can come in handy. Even better, let her practice the speech a few times before the big day.
Comfort is Everything
You want the flower girl to feel and look comfortable in her skin. That’s why you need to make sure that she is in comfy yet stylish flower girl dress. It should not be too long or too short to make her feel edgy. Once you’ve landed cute girl`s clothing, be sure to buy shoes, jewelry and other accessories that match it perfectly.
Too Young? Reading May be Better
If you suspect that your little one is too young, you might want to try reading. Make sure that she rehearses the speech many times before with flashcards. More importantly, you should write the speech for her, making sure it is simple, memorable, and charming. During the speech, you can stand beside her to build her self-confidence. Even so, make sure that you choose adorable little girl designer clothes so that your little angel can wow the crowd.