Other than the bride walking down the aisle, the biggest "aw" and gasp will probably be when your flower girl walks
down the aisle. It's not tough to make a cute little girl look cute in a dress, but you still need to find that
perfect dress that goes with your wedding style and makes the young girl feel great in it.
Where to Look:
You might find it at a dress shop that specializes in wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses or you might find just
the right dress at a kids store that sells dressy clothes. It all depends on what you're looking for. If you need a
very specific color to match your wedding colors you might be stuck with having something custom made at a dress
Make a fun "girls day" of it and let her help pick her dress out. If the flower girl is old enough, she will likely
have a preference as to what she likes and what she would like to wear. She'll have a lot more fun if she's happy
about the dress choice and especially if she feels involved in the decision.
If your wedding is upscale and fancy, choose the same when you're choosing her dress. If it's a casual beach
wedding, make sure the flower girl dress is loose, flowing and appropriate for a hot summer day. Depending on the
age of the girl, you may want the dress to look similar to the bridesmaid dresses and have her look more like a
junior bridesmaid.If shes a teen she will likely have certain dress styles that look better on her than others. You
should really have the girl with you when buying the dress if at all possible. If she's an infant, something with
ruffles and a fancy headband will work.
As a general rule, what ever is "in" for bride fashion with be "in" for her dress, just to a smaller degree. The
trends are simply taken down a notch. If it's fashionable for bride to have poofy sleeves (hello 80's!) then the
flower girl might have pleated sleeves. Lets say sleek and simple is "in" for the bride. When shopping around for
the flower girl dresses you'll probably see simple dresses, but with more on them, like wider shoulder straps and
The only way you'll mess up when it comes to the flower girl dress would be to neglect it completely and make it a
last minute rush purchase. Plan it out, just like the rest of your wedding and you'll both be thrilled when she
walks down the aisle.
December 16, 2009
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