She may be small, but your flower girl has a big job; leading the way for your walk down the aisle.
Because of her special role, a lot of thought is put into the flower girl’s dress. Many brides chose to have these darlings dressed in miniature versions of their wedding gowns. Other flower girls are outfitted in white dresses with sashes to match the bridesmaids. From tiered skirts to floral accents, each option is cuter than the next.
Designing your flower girl dress can be a tricky assignment. However it doesn’t have to be. You may start your inspiration from the traditional look moving on creating your custom flower girl dresses.
Here are a few key looks for flower girl dresses along with a little practical advice on choosing their gowns.
- The miniature bride
The traditional look for a flower girl is a tiny version of the bridal gown, without the rigid structure and the veil of course. What a cutie! Flower girls look adorable in white or ivory gowns that mimic the bride.
You can match the color of the sash to the bridesmaid dresses for a look that ties in the entire bridal party together.
- The miniature bridesmaid
We’d like your flower girls to have a say in the outfit they wear. However it can be a challenge! Many designers often have flower girl dresses in the same style as bridesmaids’ dresses.
Although this is a great style for grown up bridesmaids, it won’t necessarily suit young flower girls. In this case, you could simply alter a few elements fitting the age of your little princesses. One great tip is to have your flower girl in the same style dress as the bridesmaids but in a lighter or darker shade of the same color.
- Co-ordinating accessories
If you have 4 young nieces that you’d like to have as your flower girls; however you can’t afford to buy four dresses, you can cooperate with their parents to dress them in similar dresses. No need to match identically.
Perhaps simple white knee-length cotton summer dresses. Maybe also adding matching accessories such as a colored sash and fresh flower head dress? Sky is not a limit, only your creativity is. Getting a professional wedding couture designer’s advice could be of benefit as well.
Practical advice for flower girl dresses.
Before you get carried away with the look of your flower girl dresses, here are some practical aspects to consider:
Floor length dresses are very pretty! However if your flower girl isn’t used to long gowns just yet it might be a hazard. Consider a tea-length dress or simply have the hem turned up a little.
Always check whether the material you have chosen isn’t itchy, or irritating to the skin, and that it’s not too heavy for your flower girl to wear all day. You’d want your little princess to enjoy your special day too.
It is always smart to make sure your flower girl has a cardigan that compliments her dress. It would be handy even in summer in case it gets cold or she gets tired.
Another crucial and practical element to remember is to keep your flower girl shoes flat and simple. Her job is very specials and she needs to feel comfortable all day. Slip on pumps or white sandals are great.
Keep it cheap and sweet. Don’t spend a fortune on your flower girl’s dress as you can guarantee something will get spilt on it during the day. Your design might be rich but the make can be simple.