More and more churches, synagogues, and ceremony sites are restricting the dropping of fresh flower petals along the aisle because the flowers may stain the carpet or floor. Choose from this list of alternatives for creative options to the flower petal tradition.
Cover a plastic-foam ball with silk flowers and hang it from a looped ribbon so the flower girl can carry it as she walks down the aisle. Or, have a florist create a ball of fresh flowers.
Instead of a basket, have the flower girl carry a wand embellished with fresh or silk flowers, a poof of tulle, and long, trailing ribbons.
Fabric-covered tin buckets make lovely (and sturdy) carrying baskets for a flower girl. Fill with a bouquet if flower petals cannot be dropped. (See instructions in the link below)
Your flower girl will be delighted to carry a special fabric purse filled with rose petals. Be sure to determine if your wedding venue allows dropping the petals; or, just fill the bag with silk petals or a small bouquet. (See instructions in the link below)
Let the flower girl carry a small nosegay that mimics the bride's bouquet.
A ribbon handle added to this bouquet holder would make it an appropriate accessory for a flower girl. Fill the embellished wallpaper cone with rose petals. (See instructions in the link below)