When I was very young, I was a flower girl in my uncle’s wedding. Even though that was decades ago, I still remember the long pink satin dress that I wore. The dress was nothing like my usual dresses. Maybe, that’s why I can still remember it. Your flower girl can have special fond memories of her dress and participating in your wedding. Designers have beautiful and affordable flower girl dresses. You don’t have to select a second-hand dress in order get a dress to fit within your wedding budget.
Many flower girl dresses are predominantly white. They may have a colored ribbon around the waist or embellishments. One of the cute white flower girl dresses has little pink roses on the skirt. The poufy skirts can give the flower girl the look and the feeling of being a little storybook princess.
If you prefer the dress to be a pretty color rather than white, there are many options. Some of the current flower girl dresses are in vibrant colors such as purple, light blue, coral, and pinks. The color of the flower girl dress might incorporate the wedding colors.
Some of the dresses have a very simple silhouette. Others have an exaggerated princess appearance with a large, voluminous skirt. Some flower girl dress skirts are layers of light, gauze-like fabric. If a very young girl is to be flower girl, the bride might want to avoid delicate fabrics which could become easily damaged.
When planning a wedding, it may be tempting to buy the flower girl dress early in the wedding planning process to have that task finished. However, a young girl might outgrow a dress before the wedding if the dress is purchased too far in advance. A couple months before the wedding should be time to address any concerns with fit while avoiding a lengthy wait that could make the dress too small.
While the flower girl’s parents typically purchase the dress, not everyone is aware of this tradition. Also, you may want to buy the dress as a gesture to the parents. When you ask the parents if their daughter can be your flower girl, address the payment issue so that there are no misunderstandings. Let them know if you will pay for the dress.
Consider the season and the venue when selecting a flower girl dress. The dress should be seasonal and comfortable for the time of year and location of the wedding. A flower girl dress doesn’t usually match the dresses of the bridesmaids. Typically, the flower girl dress is selected to complement the bridesmaids’ dresses and go along with the overall theme of the wedding.
For more information about wedding planning and choosing the best dresses for the big day, browse the Best for Bride blog for ideas and helpful tips.