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How to choose a pretty and practical dress for your flower girl

 

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Flower girls are like little angels at your wedding; these dear little girls who belong to the family of either the bride or groom, make a cute addition to the wedding party.

When choosing a flower girl’s dress, there are some factors to consider. The most important is the little girl’s age. Since a flower girl is usually aged between 4 and 8 years, it is necessary to choose a fabric and length that she will be comfortable in. The other relevant factors include pattern, budget and quality. Let us take a closer look at each of these factors now.

Length of the gown

The flower girl usually walks down the aisle before or after the bride, and everyone notices her as she makes her appearance. You should ideally choose a short dress for her, so that she doesn’t risk tripping and falling. A dress that is knee-length or at the most calf-length is the best choice. This should allow her to move around easily.

Fabric and pattern

Your flower girl’s dress may resemble the bridal gown, or it may be such that it goes well with the rest of the wedding décor. Rather than choosing a dress that is entirely white, it would be nice to add a colorful element to keep it interesting. The other option is to choose a dress in the same color as the bridesmaid’s dresses, or tie it with the wedding color palette using a colored sash or bow. Choose a fabric that is appropriate for the venue and the formality of the ceremony. If you are having a traditional church wedding, a fancy layered frock would look good, but if it is a garden or beach wedding opt for light, airy fabrics that will not weigh her down. Also consider the weather when choosing the fabric. Don’t drown your flowergirl in heavy layers or long sleeves if it is warm, and avoid a thin or short dress if it is windy or cold.

Navy Blue Lace Ivory Satin Organza

Quality of the fabric

At her age, it is unlikely that your flower girl will sit still for too long. So, it is unlikely that her dress will remain fresh throughout the ceremony, unless it is of suitable quality.

If she is restless (as is expected at her age) you do not want to feel disappointed to see her pretty dress full of creases and wrinkles. A good idea is to choose a good quality fabric. Fabrics that maintain their shape will ensure your flower girl looks fresh throughout the ceremony.

Ivory lace Tulle Spaghetti straps
Ivory lace Tulle Spaghetti straps

Accessorize well

A sensible pair of shoes are a must for your flower girl. See to that she breaks her shoes in before the wedding. Keep her hairstyle simple, and add accessories that she will like, but not distract her. You do not want her fiddling with it at the time of the ceremony.

To choose a pretty flower girl dress that will be just right for your wedding, check out the flower girl dress collection at Best for Bride.  For more wedding advice and to find all that you need for your wedding day, visit us today.

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Flower Girl Fun

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It is extremely popular to include children in the wedding party and this can easily create a huge amount of charm and innocence to the ceremony. One of the most likely people that you will include in this area is a young girl who will play the role of flower girl. While this can be a fun and wonderful addition to your wedding, there are some things that you can do to make the adventure easier for both you and the little girl that you have chosen.

Rehearse

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One of the most important things that you can do with your flower girl is to rehearse. She will feel much more comfortable is she knows what she is supposed to do when it comes time for the wedding. This is also a great time to explain to her how you would like her to throw out her petals. You may also want to get her parents involved so that they can practice at home before the big day.

Keep an Open Mind

Kids will be kids and you never really know how they will react to something until it has already happened. Be prepared for your flower girl to be frightened of the whole ordeal and be ready with a plan to help her carry out her duties. It is also likely that some unexpected things might happen with your flower girl during the wedding. Some little girls have refused to throw out their flower petals during a wedding at all, opting to hang onto them instead. Try not to panic if this happens to you, it will create some fun wedding memories in the future.

Tips

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One idea that may be helpful is to have someone that the little girl is familiar with, like her parents or grandparents, sit on the outside of the aisle so that she can see them when she enters the venue. This way she can focus on getting to that person rather than worrying about the other people in the room. It will be easy for little children to develop stage fright in this situation and having someone there that they know can make them feel more comfortable.

It is also a good idea to give her a small gift to hold onto before the wedding. This could be a small toy that she can play with and hide in her basket when it is time to walk down the aisle. This can help keep her occupied while she is waiting for her turn and may help ease some of the nerves that she may be feeling.

Conclusion

Having a flower girl as a part of your wedding party can be fun and very special. If you choose a small girl to do the honors, it may be a good idea to select an older girl who can also help her out. Having a set of sisters or cousins complete the task together can also be a fun adventure and make for some adorable pictures.

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Best for Bride has everything that a bride needs to plan her perfect day. Don’t forget to bring your flower girl into the shop so that you can find the perfect dress for her as well.