Choose Flower Girl Dresses For Your Wedding
Watching adorable toddlers in their flower girl dresses happily jumping down the aisle has to be one of our favorite parts of a wedding ceremony. But there are a few things to consider before you start distributing the flower wreaths. We have a collection of useful information to help you understand not only how to choose dresses, but also where to find them and who pays. But first, here are the Basics!
Who should you choose to be your flower girl?
A flower girl can be a child with whom you have a close relationship, be it a niece, a Cousin, the child of a close friend or your own child. You can never have too many flower girls!
While a flower girl is usually between 3 and 8 years old, she can be younger or older. For example, my niece (then 9 months old) was our florist, although her parents held her in the aisle. We were all very happy to have your name in the program and to let you be a part of our wedding day.
Alternatively, some ladies give the role of their grandmother or the groom’s grandmother, and this is what we absolutely love. We’ve even seen grown men take up the challenge!
What is the traditional role of the flower girl?
At any age and gender, the role of the florist is to walk along the bridesmaid’s aisle and sprinkle flowers as she walks. Usually she also follows the ring bearer – or goes down with him. And although the flower girl traditionally scatters petals, she can also throw things like confetti. Alternatively, instead of a basket of goodies, many flower girls also wear a Pomander, a small ball of delicate flowers, like baby’s breath. But you can be as creative as you want! If you have several flower girls, ask the elders to bring a cart full of little toddlers along the aisle. Or let them hold all the Balloons or blow bubbles down the aisle. It’s entirely up to you!
Choose your flower girl dresses
What is the Flower girl wearing?
Typically, flower girls wear dresses with ruffles, embroidery, Satin, sequins, as they call it. There really are no Rules. Sometimes they are even a mini Version of the bride’s wedding dress, because what could be cuter than a baby in a wedding dress?But really, there are no Rules. Just like your bridesmaid dresses, the perfect outfit is the one you think will match your wedding!
If you are looking for simple flower girl dresses, you might look for linen or organic cotton sheath dresses with cap sleeves. If you are looking for rustic but chic dresses, combine tulle skirts with a cute little T-Shirt. Materials such as chiffon or Organza are perfect for more formal weddings. And you might even consider embroidery.
The weather should also affect your choice of style. For example, sleeveless flower girl dresses are ideal for a summer wedding. Layers of tulle with a lace top and a mini Cardigan are perfect for cooler places indoors.
What color should flower girl dresses be?
Traditionally, flower girl dresses are white to match the bride, but this is not necessary! For a subtle pop of color, you can choose a dress in Red, light gold or silver or choose a dress that matches your bridesmaids’ dresses. You can also consider choosing a white dress with a colorful accent in one of your wedding colors.
This is also an opportunity to play with the fun accents that you like, but could not include in your own dress. Do you like sequins, velvet or floral appliqués? There are many flower girl dresses with these features to choose from! And although it is traditionally colors like ivory or light pink, you can opt for brighter and bolder colors that match the bridesmaid dresses and / or your wedding color scheme. You have the choice of the appearance of the flower girl’s dress.
How much should flower girl dresses cost?
Flower girl dresses range, with an average of about. In general, the older the flower girl, the more expensive the average dress will be, but it is possible to find a budget dress for all ages. While the most expensive dresses are breathtaking, it’s important to remember what it’s like to be a child in a suit. You probably don’t want to break the bank for a dress that might be grass-stained before the night is over.
Who buys the flower girl dress?
Just like your bridesmaids or groomsmen, it is common for each member of the wedding party to buy their own clothes. In this matter, the parents of the flower girl would buy the dress for her. However, you can give your dress to the flower girl, if you wish, and leave only the Accessories to the parents.
When should I start looking for clothes?
Save yourself the last-minute stress and start the hunt at least six months before the wedding. Four months before the wedding is usually the perfect time to order a flower girl dress, but move to the clothing store you choose for a more store-specific schedule. And don’t forget the accessories! Shoes, tights, necklaces and hair bows should be purchased every month or more before the big day.
Will she grow up? Do I need to take Growth into account?
Yes! If you are buying the dress as a gift, ask the flower’s parents to estimate their daughter’s height at the time of the wedding, and then order one size larger. It is infinitely easier to make a dress one size smaller than to pull it up.
Should I choose several styles and let the flower girl choose or just pick one?
It depends entirely on you, but both on the flower girl and her mother, it is usually better to offer a few different clothing options in different styles and fabrics. We recommend that you pay attention to the budget options, among which the parents of the flower girl can choose.
Where to buy flower girl dresses?
There are almost as many options for flower girl dresses as there are for your wedding dress! Many bridal shops, like David’s Bride and BHDN, carry dresses for the smallest member of their wedding party. However, retailers such as Dessy and J. Crew offer several options, as do traditional department stores such as Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus and Macy’s. We also like boutiques like Janie and Jack, which always offer a wide variety of dresses and dresses for special occasions. And remember, you don’t need to specifically look for a flower girl dress. The adorable tulle flower girl dresses that are suitable for a princess can be found at most retailers (like H&M) that also make perfect flower girl dresses.
Some of our favorite flower dresses are also from Etsy. There is such a choice of styles and colors, and it is not difficult to find something that you like.
We recommend that you buy several flower girl dresses and try them on the flower girl before choosing one. She may not like the fit or fabric of the dress, and if that’s the matter, you’d rather find out now than after. The best advice is to make sure that she feels absolutely comfortable and that she can’t wait to wear it on her wedding day. Therefore, keep in mind the Return Policy of the store or seller where you are shopping. And when shopping online, look for free shipping and returns!