How to Pick a Flower Girl Dress | Perfect Wedding
How to Choose a Flower Girl Dress
Selecting flower girl dresses is another highlight of planning your wedding. Choose a dress that fits the style and theme of your wedding and involve your flower girl and her parents in the process to ensure she has the perfect dress for your big day.
Deciding on a Style and Color
Choose a color for the dress.Choose a dress color that will complement other colors in the wedding. Match the flower girl dress to your bridesmaids’ dresses. Alternatively, choose a hue that will match another element in your wedding, like the flowers in your bouquet. Consider finding a flower girl dress that will contrast with and complement the colors in your wedding decor.
Get a miniature version of your wedding dress.Talk to your dress designer or salesperson about the availability of dresses that will match your dress. If you can select a dress that will match yours, ask your flower girl if she would like to match you. Show your flower girl a picture of your dress or bring her to a dress fitting so she can see what you’ll be wearing.
- Only choose this option if it is in her parents’ budget.
Find her something that is comfortable.Pick a comfortable dress so your flower girl can look and feel her best during the ceremony and reception. Prioritize finding a dress that isn’t restrictive. Avoid tight waist bands and seams that will pinch.
- Look for matching, comfortable flats that will let her walk and even run easily.
Pick something age-appropriate.Select a dress that will allow her to be active, while still looking fancy. Look for sturdy straps and secure necklines so the dress will stay on. Also find a dress that is loose-fitting and will allow her to move easily.
Select a fabric for the dress.Look for dresses in fabrics that will feel comfortable and will look good, even if your flower girl is especially active. For example, make sure the fabric won’t itch or irritate her skin. Also try finding something in a wrinkle-free fabric or a fabric that will hide wrinkles, like chiffon.
- If possible, try to find a dress without a tag, which can rub and irritate the skin.
Sizing the Dress
Choose a length.Find a length that is suitable to her age. Choose a shorter dress for a very young flower girl, so she won’t trip on the hem. Pick a longer dress for an older girl, if this is in keeping with the theme of your wedding.
Plan for growth.Get a dress your flower girl can grow into in case you need to buy it far in advance. Select a loose-fitting, longer dress so that she has space to grow. Alternatively, buy the dress as close to the wedding date as possible.
Have her try it on.While flower girls do not need fittings like brides and bridesmaids, make sure the dress fits. Go with her when she buys it and ask to see it on her. Closer to the wedding, make it fun for her to try on her dress so you can check the fit. For example, bring her to a fitting and have her try on her dress for the wedding party when you and your bridesmaid try on yours.
Paying for the Dress
Decide who will pay.Talk to the parents of your flower girl about who will pay for the dress. If necessary explain that traditionally the flower girl’s parents will pay for the dress. Offer to pay for a more expensive dress if that dress is very important to you.
Find dresses in different price ranges.Pick dresses in different price ranges so the flower girl’s parents have options that can fit their budget. Look in different types of stores -- children’s shops, bridal stores, department stores, and online -- to find things you like in different price ranges. Be sure to provide her parents with information about where they can find each dress you’ve selected.
- Consider asking them how much they can spend if you’re comfortable doing so. That way you can focus on finding dresses in their price range.
Be direct about costs.Don’t hide any costs for the dress or accessories. Tell her parents about additional costs for accessories you will want the flower girl to wear, including shoes, tights, sweaters or wraps. Ask them to buy those together with the dress so everything is together and ready before the wedding.
- Pay for any flowers, wreaths, baskets, and hair accessories yourself because these would be considered flower girl gifts.
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