Who doesn’t love a flower girl? She may not be the special lady of the day but she is still very much a center of attention. Watching her walk down the aisle is a much needed appetizer before the main course. It helps matters that she is still in that innocent young age where she elicits warm feelings from onlookers as she struts towards the altar.
Dressing a flower girl is a task that requires much thought. Guests will scrutinize her look just as hard as they will the bridesmaids. It goes beyond for her dress size and running to the nearest store for a fitting number. Molly’s Bridal Boutique offers some advice on going about finding the perfect dress for your wedding’s ray of sunshine.
Consult your wedding’s overall style
While it may not be compulsory, it’s always a good idea to synchronize your events feel with the bridal party’s attire. Having too many styles and themes may be a nightmare to coordinate and may also leave the wedding attendants desperate to leave the venue. Having the same fabric for the bridesmaids and flower girl is a good way to make sure everything looks well put together. Most brides also find it better to choose flower girl looks that mirror their own gowns. Also consider the level of the wedding’s formality.
Ask for the Flower Girls Input
Kids are always good at throwing tantrums when they don’t get what they want. Be willing to compromise when the both of you lock horns, otherwise you may have to deal with a little sabotage on your grand day. Besides, you want her to be fully comfortable throughout the day in her entire gear. Also remember that happy smiling children always take the best photos.
Consider the weather
What works for a cold season will definitely be too much when it’s warmer. The later will require a lighter, airier dress that’s probably short or long sleeved while the former may see you add a cardigan to the overall ensemble. Check the weather forecasts well in advance to determine what may work best. This also applies to accessories. Some may be too heavy for a hot humid day.
Have fun with color
There is no unwritten rule that demands a flower girl to wear white. Every bride is entitled to have what they want on their big day. Go wild with hues and shades. Within reason of course. A good guideline may be the bridesmaid’s dresses. Keeping both within the same color palette will ensure that there it doesn’t get out of hand. For a bride that wants some to mix a bit of conservatism with a bit of lair, go ahead and stick with white, paired with a colorful stash, tiara or other accessories.