While the majority of the focus of any given wedding will undoubtedly be allocated to the bride and groom, there’s one other party that receives their share of the attention when the time comes for them to shine. When the music hits and the flower girl enters the room, heralding the arrival of the couple, all eyes are on her. Naturally, you’ll want this very special member of the ceremony to feel confident and proud in a dress that matches the occasion. But where to begin when picking out that outfit?
Fortunately, we have a few thoughts on what goes into picking out the perfect flower girl dress. Keep these few tips of ours in the back of your mind and make sure your special little girl enjoys an unforgettable experience and adds that extra little something the wedding proceedings!
Many times, the bride will have free agency in picking out the ideal flower girl dress. And more often than not, they’ll opt for a look that effortlessly meshes with the overall look of the wedding. After all, the last thing you want is for your flower girl to steal the show with an overtly vibrant look. A popular option many end up going with is a white frock that resembles the bride’s wedding dress or even a hue that more closely matches with the bridesmaids’ look. Regardless of what you end up going with, know that the end goal should be visually connecting the dress’ look to the rest of the bridal party.
When shopping for our own dresses, we naturally pay quite a bit of attention towards picking out the proper size and alterations. Fortunately, there’s less to worry about when the time comes to pick out a flower girl’s wardrobe. We obviously don’t want something too over-sized she can trip over, but we also don’t want to go too far in the opposite direction and pick something too restrictive.
Another crucial variable to keep in mind is your little one’s growth. Children grow quickly and if you plan on picking out the dress early, you’ll definitely want to account for growth spurts and maybe pick out a size a little too big for her current size.
Be Considerate When Picking Out Fabric
We mentioned before that you’ll want to match your flower girl dress with the wedding ceremony’s overall aesthetic. And while that may be true, you also don’t want to pick out a heavy or itchy fabric that proves a pain to move around in. Your flower girl will be moving around a lot and the right fabric will be one that isn’t susceptible to rips and tears. We recommend satin for its wrinkle and rip-resistance!
There’s quite a bit to consider when it comes to picking out a flower girl’s attire for that special day. Of course, above all, you want something that’ll make her feel comfortable and confident. Keep what we mentioned in mind and you’ll be on your way to making your little one into a welcome inclusion into the ceremony’s itinerary.