by Danielle Andrews, President of the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada Inc.
I have performed 50 weddings this year, and by far my favourite trend of 2022 is the Flower Man.
What is the Flower Man you ask?
Instead of cute little girls shyly tossing flower petals in the bride’s path, one of the couples’ fun and flamboyant friends wears a fanny pack and tosses flower petals down the aisle. This can be a set routine, or just the friend having fun and improvising. Some couples will have two or more friends in this role.
One of my couples took the trend up a notch and had a Flower Beer Man. Their Flower Dude had a fanny pack of petals on the front and a cooler of beer attached to him at the back. He tossed petals, then gave out a beer, petals, beer. He even delivered a drink to the groom. The guests absolutely loved it!
How far you go with it is obviously up to the couple (and the Flower Dude), but some Flower Men will be adorned with tutus, hair wreaths, and even wings, while others will just be wearing a suit like the rest of the wedding party. A custom fanny pack definitely has the most flair, but carrying baskets of petals looks great too. While not for everyone, the point is to have fun and add a little humour to the ceremony.
Custom fanny packs are easy to find on sites like Etsy:
What do you think of this trend?