What are the latest styles in flower girl dresses and how do you choose the perfect dress?
The most important day in the life of a bride-to-be is approaching and for most, it is a wonderful and yet extremely stressful time. With the millions of choices in everything in bridal stores and online, brides can often get overwhelmed and unable to choose appropriately. If you are the lucky few who can afford to hire a bridal party planner, than they will most likely narrow the choices for you depending on your style and budget. However, most brides have to search and narrow down their own bridesmaids’ dresses, flower girl dresses and everything else in their wedding. This article will guide you in choosing the perfect flower girl dress that will complement your entire bridal party. The following information is first hand, inside advice from a well-known flower girl dress designer, and trust me when I tell you that you can’t get this kind of information unless you pay a lot of money, or know someone in the business. Here are the top ten tips in choosing the perfect flower girl dress:
Start by choosing the appropriate dress for the season you are having your wedding in. For instance, choose a velvet dress in winter and sleeveless in summer. You don’t want your flower girls freezing in a sleeveless dress if it’s raining or cold weather. On the same note, a velvet dress would be inappropriate in a warm Hawaiian wedding. Don’t forget to include seasonal accessories like a cute jacket or a cape if you are having a Christmas or winter theme wedding. Most good online stores carry matching capes and jackets for their flower girl dresses.
By matching something on the bride’s dress like the color, fabric or style, the flower girl dresses will complement the bride’s dress which adds a special touch to any wedding. For instance, if your bridal gown is a princess style white satin sleeveless dress, then your flower girl dress should have the same bridal quality white satin material in a sleeveless princess style dress. Some flower girl dresses have additional netting crinoline underneath the skirt should you want it more ‘puffed up’ if extra fullness is desired. Some online stores offer top quality flower girl dresses that look just like a real bridal gown and really make a statement.
Another way to choose a flower girl dress is by choosing a dress that has the color or style of the bridesmaids’ dresses. Let’s say your bridesmaids’ dresses are plum color, one shoulder A-line style dresses with a flower on the shoulder, you can find the same A-line style dress with hand rolled flowers applied to shoulder straps and a matching plum colored sash and headpiece.
Remember that girls at different ages have different body measurements and this can influence what style looks good on them. For instance, older girls look better in A-line dresses rather than poufy dresses, and younger girls with very petite upper body do not do well in thin straps on the top. Finding the right dress style for you flower girls can make a big difference by making them look more proportionate.
It is great for the flower girls to add that perfect pop of color to your bridal party. Color is important especially when it comes to photos. Just imagine how lovely your photos would be if there is a splash of yellow and lilac in your summer wedding photos if your flower girls are wearing those colors.
One critical aspect that every bride should keep in mind is that often children have sensitivity to certain fabrics that make them itchy and uncomfortable. You don’t want the flower girls squirming down the aisle!
Get the flower girl involved and make her a part of the process. Let her have some decisions in the process- she is wearing it! Don’t give them too many choices because this could take hours. Maybe pick out 2 or 3 online and give her a choice. If she is happy with the dress, she is going to be happier the day of the wedding and do a great job and not be fussy.
Note: Make sure to hand inscribe the book, including the wedding date, to commemorate the flower girl’s participation in the big day.
For instance, black and white weddings always look great when the flower girl dress matches the part.
Beach theme events always look great with chiffon or some other lightweight fabrication. Air flowing in your flower girl dresses will add a whimsical and romantic touch to the wedding party.
Last but not least by intuition: what will look great on the flower girl and what will fit into the rest of the wedding party. Remember that everyone has an opinion, but at the end of the day, go with what is right for the child and the event of course, and most importantly what feels right in your heart.