Toddlers and Tiaras on TLC, like many of their shows, can be compared to a train wreck. It’s horrifying, but you can’t look away. The little terrors strutting the T&T stage got us to thinking about a common wedding problem: the Flower Girl Fail. They come in several forms
- The Wee One: She’s somebody’s niece, and she’s simply too young. She’s destined to get halfway down the aisle and either scream for mom, or announce over Pachabel’s Canon that she’s made “a wee” in her new tights. Avoid this one by staying with kids 5 and over.
- The Ham: Need we explain? She’s a scene stealer – and this is your movie. They’re fine being cute down the aisle, but then they should be whisked away to the back of the ceremony space. Avoid leaving them at the front to pull focus with a little dance or other mischief.
- The Wallflower: She’s adorable – the picture perfect flower girl – but she’s scared to death and doesn’t really want to do it. The solution? Don’t make her. There’s always an enthusiastic little one somewhere in the mix – there’s no need to put anyone in therapy over some petals.
So there you have it – three Flower Girl Fails and how to avoid them. The most important thing is to remember you’re dealing with a kid, and to be patient. And be sure to tune into the best TLC train wreck…I mean reality show…we’ve seen lately, “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.”
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