One of the most adorable members of any wedding is the flower girl. Before the bride makes her stunning appearance, the flower girl walks down the aisle in her charming dress and melts the hearts of all the guests. Although she’s just a little girl, she plays a very big role in the ceremony, which is why you need to find her the perfect dress for the occasion.
I’m Jessica, a designer at global fashion retailer JJ’s House. We provide all sorts of wedding attire and special occasion wear to people around the world. Customers are always coming to me for advice on how to choose the best flower girl dress. Here, I’m going to share my biggest tips for dressing up your little one for that special day.
Pick a Comfortable Fabric
No matter how sophisticated an event may be, the fact is, kids love to move. Of course, the flower girl should be dressed in a fabric that matches the aesthetic of the wedding, but there are certain things you must consider by keeping her comfort level in mind. Don’t choose fabrics that are stiff, itchy or too heavy. You should also look for a fabric that resists rips and wrinkles.
Choose the Right Size
The size and length of the flower girl dress must be carefully considered. The most important thing to remember is that, unlike your own gown and the bridesmaids’ dresses, this one doesn’t need to have a perfect fit. Kids grow quickly, so especially if you’re getting the dress months or a year before the wedding, make sure that it isn’t form-fitting. It also shouldn’t be too oversized or frumpy. Choose a dress that will flow with her and let her wear it as it comes.
Consider the Weather
Like with any other wedding ensemble, you must consider what the average weather is like during the date, time and place of your wedding. If you’re having an outdoor summer wedding, the flow girl should be dressed in something light and airy. If you’re having your wedding in a colder climate, you’ll probably want to add tights and sweaters.
Go for Some Color
The color is another element of the flower girl dress that’s mainly dependent upon the season. Although in many traditional ceremonies the flower girl dress is white, it doesn’t necessarily need to be. If you want to put your girl in a colorful dress, consider pastel colors for spring, blush shades for summer, earth tones for fall and muted tones like gray or light blue for winter.
Match the Wedding Theme
Like the rest of the bridal party, the dress for the mini-member should tie into the wedding theme. It’s helpful to wait until you have all the ceremony details squared away and all the bridesmaids’ dresses picked out so that you can match some elements of the flower girl dress with the others.
It’s very important to help the flower girl feel special, confident and comfortable on the big day. Choosing the perfect dress can help her not only look but feel her best throughout the ceremony. Although she’s the smallest member of the bridal party, she’s likely the biggest attraction apart from the bride. Follow the above tips to put together the perfect ensemble for your little flower girl.