by Lisa Beth Miller
The adorable little flower girl! Who could possibly be cuter? This special little girl plays an important role in the wedding day and deserves to be dressed like the princess that she really is!
How does the bride go about deciding how to dress the flower girl?
Well, there are two schools of thought on this issue. One trend suggests that the flower girl should be dressed in a child-sized (and child appropriate) version of the bridesmaids’ dress. The bride can either ask if the bridesmaid dress designer also makes a child’s version, or simply obtain color swatches of the bridesmaids’ dress and shop with a designer who makes children’s dresses exclusively.
Also keep in mind, that children will continue to grow as a bride plans her wedding! Be very careful not to order the flower girl’s dress too early. Some experts even suggest going up a size at the time of ordering (assuming a seamstress will alter the dress once it arrives!) It is usually best to order dresses 4-6 months before the wedding to ensure that there will be enough time for quality alterations.
On a final note, be sure the flower girl knows how special she really is! There are several children’s books available that could help the little girl truly appreciate and understand the experience! My favorite is Eloise at the Wedding!