Choosing The Right Flower Girl Dress
The flower girl is a very important person in any bridal party. She is the one who leads the way for the bride to enter and take everyone’s breath away.
Here are some useful tips on how to choose your flower girl dresses.
The styles of wedding dresses available have evolved dramatically as the years have passed, but flower girl dresses have not changed as dramatically. Flower girl dresses should fall into place with the rest of the wedding theme and colours. The dress could be the same as the bridesmaids in length, style and colour. It could be a miniature version of the bride’s dress with similar features such as beading or lace. The length of the dress could be long or short, but the style should be simplistic and ‘little girl’.
Bear in mind the theme of the wedding as certain styles of flower girl dresses will be perfect for an outdoor wedding, but will not be suitable for a classic wedding.
The only consideration to make here is that the flower girl dress has to complement the bride’s dress. It can be in white, or it can be in the same colour as those of the bridesmaids. If her dress is white, she could have a sash or flower in the same colour as the bridesmaids’ dresses.
Colours and fabrics used in the creation of flower girls dresses vary if you take into account the season of the year. A winter or autumn wedding will be suitable for the use of rich fabrics like velour or velvet. These fabrics are not only beautiful, but they will also keep the flower girl warm. Lighter fabrics will be required for flower girl dresses that are to be worn during summer or spring as this will keep the flower girl cool. Stockings may be good if the wedding is during one of the cold seasons, but they will be far too hot in the summer months. Choose appropriate shoes during the warmer weather months and do not choose high heels or uncomfortable styles of shoes that may cause difficulty when walking.
It does not matter how cute your flower girl looks in her pretty dress, if she is uncomfortable in the shoes and the dress, she will show it in her expression. This could cause tantrums and affect the mood of the wedding. Consider having some soft ballet satin slippers instead of rigid shoes. These can be in the colour of the sash or matching the dress colour. You could pin an embellishment to the front toe section if you would like to add a little more ‘bling’.
If the wedding is going to be a formal occasion, an organza dress in white with hand or back beadwork that matches the bride will always look exquisite.
Choose suitable fabrics that are not prone to wrinkling. The flower girl should be the last person to get dressed. Children become bored quickly and that cute dress may not look as cute after she’s rolled around on the floor because of boredom.
The style of dress that you choose is irrelevant, as long as your flower girl looks like a little girl and not like a little adult, you are on the right road. You can go online to search for the perfect flower girl dresses and there are sites that will offer you assistance with obtaining the right look for your flower girl dresses.