In all honesty, I wouldn't have your friends' daughter be in the wedding just because of her age. Toddlers are very unpredictable and walking down an aisle with a bunch of strangers surronding them can be very scary. I've been to more than one weddng where the flowergirl was that age and either refused to walk down the aisle, had a freak out midway and started crying or just kind of ran off partway through and the parents had to go get them (Actually, now that I'm thinking about it, I can't remember one wedding I've been to where the flowergirl was that age and successfully made it down the aisle without an adult). A toddler won't even be able to remember being in the wedding later anyway, so it's not like she'll be missing out on some great experience if she doesn't get to be a flowergirl right now.
Originally Posted by kibby
If you're dead set on having this little girl in your wedding though, I think the best course of action would be to talk it over with her parents. They would have the best idea of what their daughter's limits are and would probably be able to offer up the best solution if she indeed can't walk down the aisle.
I agree with pansy- just over two is itty bitty! I'm worried about my just turned 4 flower girl! It has nothing to do with her disability... Toddlers that young and weddings are a recipe for a meltdown.
Is there another way you can incorporate her into the wedding?
They aren't the best pics, and I doubt anyone is following this thread, but here I am with my dad and my husband. Hehe. Still weird to call him husband.
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Maybe this would work for you.
When my husband and I got married, his son was our ring bearer and his daughters were both our flower girls. His oldest daughter, Stella, was 6 years old and his youngest daughter, Emma, was just under two years old.
We were not worried about getting Stella down the aisle because she is very mature for her age, but getting little Emma (who is very stubborn) to cooperate was a bit more challenging. Would you be opposed to a wagon/cart?
We used one similar to this and Emma rode happily.
SO PRETTY! I love your dress and you look amazing and ecstatic. Many thousands of congratulations!!!