Friday, April 2, 2010

How To Choose A Flower Girl Dress

Now that you have finally chosen a date, dress, place, time and wedding party, it is now time to figure out what to put your beautiful flower girl in. There are a few main concerns when choosing the perfect flower girl dress. These are formality style, color, length, and budget. How do you go about choosing her flower girl dress?

Something to keep in mind when choosing the perfect flower girl dress is formality. The formality of her dress will depend on the formality of the wedding. If you are having your wedding on the beach, then your flower girl’s dress should be something in light and airy colors, such as pastels (light pinks, blues, yellows, etc.) and simple designs. If you are having your wedding in a ballroom setting, then you want to pick a fancy dress for your flower girl. Just keep in mind that no matter how formal or informal your wedding is, you want to keep your flower girl very comfortable so everything goes smoothly on your day.

When choosing the style of your flower girl’s dress, keep in mind that you want to stay within the style of the wedding. As she is walking down the aisle in front of the bride, gently tossing the flower petals on the floor, all eyes in the room will be on her first. You can stay calm in knowing that even though wedding styles have dramatically changed over the years, the style of the flower girl dress has not changed that much. You can choose to have this beautiful little girl’s flower dress made into a special little version of the bride’s wedding gown or even a flower girl version of the bridesmaids’ dresses. As long as you tie the style of her dress into the style of the wedding somehow, you will be fine with style.

When choosing the color of your little flower girl’s dress, you also want to maintain the colors in the wedding. If you choose to go with having her dress in a miniature version of the bride’s gown, but you still want some color in it, you can incorporate some of the color scheme by putting pretty ribbons and bows in her hair or maybe some small flowers pinned on her dress or even changing the sash color to the dress. You could also just use a colored floral accent that will match the color in the bridesmaid dresses.

There are two different lengths that you should consider when picking your flower girl dress, floor-length and tea-length. The age of your flower girl is a factor when choosing the length of her dress. A small child may wind up tripping over a long skirt, so it's best to choose a shorter style. Depending on whether your flower girl is three or eight, the styles may vary as well. A younger girl can wear a knee length "princess" style dress, while an older girl might prefer a more sophisticated silhouette, with more length. If you are having multiple flower girls of varying ages, you can link their dress styles using color, fabric and even the flowers they carry. Just think beforehand about any steps to go up or down, because little girls tend to not think about pulling their dress up- remember they are carrying your flower basket! Most all of the dresses we carry are tea-length style just for this very reason. One tip to remember is on a floor length gown, in order for it not to buckle in the front, a child must be standing perfectly straight. This might not look so great in your wedding photos. The majority of brides choose the tea-length style, therefore, most all of the dresses we carry are tea-length. If you love the look of floor-length, we will be happy to direct you to the dresses that run longer than others.

We all know that in planning and setting up your wedding, you have a budget that you have to follow as getting married can cost a lot of money. If money becomes an issue when choosing which flower dress to buy, you can look at purchasing her flower girl dress online at places such as If you choose to shop online for your flower girl dress, you can find a lot of great deals because shopping online is usually a lot cheaper than buying in a bridal shop. Often times you can save up to 70% for the same exact dress or even flower girl accessories.

We hope this blog has answered some of your many questions to us. Please feel free to contact us via email if you have any other questions you would like us to answer. You can send your emails to We hope you have a wonderful weekend!


Our newest flower girl dress:

White Rhinestone Flower Girl Dress With Tulle Skirt Item LA548G-WHT. This gorgeous white rhinestone flower girl dress features a taffeta bodice and tulle skirt with additional netting underneath for a full volume ballerina skirt look. The waistline is embellished with elegant rhinestone jewels, delicate beading, and sequin. This dress will be the belle of the day in this exquisite white dress. Whether she is a flower girl or simply attending a special event, this beautiful number is the perfect choice to make it a day to remember.

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