When planning your wedding attire, there is no doubt that the most important piece of clothing for the day will be the bride’s dress. Following the bride’s dress are the bridesmaid’s dresses, the groom’s suit and the groomsmen’s suits. She probably will not stand up for the whole ceremony with the bridal party but the little girls in theirflower girl dresses should also be taken into consideration. White dresses are probably the most common choice for flower girls but these days we see many couples straying from tradition to add more colour to their weddings.
A typical flower girl dress is white with some decoration, possibly sequins, small fabric flowers or embroidery. These white dresses are usually below the knees but shorter than a full length dress especially for the younger flower girls who still have some trouble walking. The dress is accompanied with white tights or frilly socks, white shoes, and of course, the flower basket.
Being chosen as a flower girl is a very big deal for a child. It means that they get to dress up and take part in the special day of someone they love, usually a close family friend or relative. Flower girls, especially girly girls take pride in what they will wear on the wedding day and often want to stand out from the rest of the group.
Some less obvious ways to do this are with head pieces such as a tiara, or a slightly different style or shade of dress.
A more obvious way to have the flower girl stand out is to put her in a different colour dress. Weddings usually have a pallet of two or three different colours. The bride would wear white and the bridesmaids usually dress in one of the colours of the pallet. If you do not want to put your special flower girl in white or a colour that matches that of your bridesmaids then consider using one of the other colours of your wedding pallet.
Dressing the flower girl in her very own colour will make her feel on top of the world. The complimentary colours of the bridesmaid’s dresses and the flower girl’s dress will also look wonderful in pictures. You can even coordinate your bouquet to include both colours.