Perhaps no member of the bridal party draws more attention than the flower girl. All eyes will be on the little girl as she walks down the aisle. She would be tossing petals and smiling adorably for the cameras. Whether your flower girl is a niece, cousin, sister, or family friend, wearing the perfect dress will make her feel special and confident throughout the big day. Here are six factors to think about when choosing a flower girl dress.
6 Tips For Choosing A Flower Girl Dress
- Style; When choosing the style of your flower girl’s dress, keep in mind that you want to stay within the style of the wedding. As she is walking down the aisle in front of the bride, all eyes in the room will be on her first. You can stay calm in knowing that even though wedding styles have dramatically changed over the years, the style of the flower girl dress has not changed that much.
- You can choose to have this beautiful little girl’s flower dress made into a special little version of the bride’s wedding gown or even a flower girl version of the bridesmaids’ dresses. As long as you tie the style of her dress into the style of the wedding somehow, you will be fine with style.
- Season; Flower girls should don attire that works with the season. Stick with short sleeves and open-toed shoes for warm-weather weddings. And consider adding tights or sweaters to the ensemble for cold-weather weddings. That way, she won’t be too hot or cold throughout the day. Before you decide on tights for a cooler season wedding, keep in mind of the flower girl’s age. You also want to pick your flower girl dress in accordance with what colors are for the season, just as you did when you set your wedding date.
- Color; When choosing the color of your little flower girl’s dress, you also want to maintain the colors of the wedding. If you choose to go with having her dress in a miniature version of the bride’s gown, but you still want some color in it, you can incorporate some of the color schemes by putting pretty ribbons and bows in her hair or maybe some small flowers pinned on her dress (carefully of course). You could also just use a colored floral accent that will match the color in the bridesmaid dresses.
- Fabric; While the fabric of the flower girl dress should match the wedding aesthetic, stay away from anything too heavy, stiff, or itchy. Since the flower girl will likely move around while wearing the gown, choose something that resists wrinkles and rips, like satin, one of the most popular fabrics for flower girl dresses, which is durable and comfortable. Chiffon and organza are also safe choices for layering, and tulle can be used as an accent fabric to lend ballerina vibe to any dress. Avoid silk; although the material is extremely comfortable, it tears easily and costs a lot.
- Budget; A bride-to-be can buy a flower girl dress at many places, such as bridal shops, online retailers, and department stores. Some brides opt for dresses specifically designed for flower girls. And others go the more affordable route and buy a party dress. Before settling on a dress, always check the price with the flower girl’s parents, since they’ll likely pay for it. Out of courtesy, try to stay away from anything overly expensive. The parents can also choose from a couple of different options. Or give them free rein over choosing any dress in a particular color.
- Length; There are two different lengths that you should consider when picking your flower girl dress, floor-length and tea-length. If you choose tea-length, make sure the socks or tights that you choose to go with it are appropriate for the style of the dress you choose. If you decide to go with floor-length, make sure that your flower girl will not trip over. Most flower girl dresses are short for a reason; The last thing you want is her tripping and falling while walking down the aisle. It looks adorable, but in the end, it’s not worth the risk. If your flower girl is older, go for the longer dress. If she’s younger, stick with a short frock.