Your flower girl has a big job on your big day. She will be leading your way down the aisle and opening the ceremony, so you’ll want her to look adorable while still making sure she’s comfortable.
Trends for flower girl dresses have often leaned towards mimicking the bride’s wedding dress in shape and fabric. However, you can add some unique details to your flower girl’s dress to make it stand out.
Here are some trends for your flower girl’s dress you should consider for your wedding day:
Use a colored sash to add visual interest to your flower girl’s dress is a great way to introduce your wedding’s colors to the flower girl’s dress, and make her stand out. You can use a long, trailing sash if she’s wearing a full-length gown or a sash wrapped in a bow that pins cleanly in the back for shorter dresses. Keep in mind your flower girl’s age and what she’ll be most comfortable with as well. A boisterous girl of 6 or 7 may find a long, trailing sash cumbersome.
2. Floral accents
Add some decorative accents to your flower girl’s dress! Introduce floral elements with a textured dress that uses fabric roses, or get a dress that has florals embroidered on the hem. This looks especially striking if it’s done in a contrasting or vibrant color and is perfect for a fall or winter wedding. You can also choose a sash with floral elements as well!
3. Tiered skirts
Add some volume to your flower girl’s outfit by choosing a dress with a tiered skirt. Tiered skirts create a beautiful shape and lots of movement, and can also be made to match your dress as well if you’re using a gown with a tiered shape. Tiered dresses create a princess-like shape for a dress—every little flower girl’s dream come true! You can find an assortment of unique, tiered style on JJ’s House. They regularly cater to a variety of weddings and will most likely have something both you and your flower girl will love.
Who said your flower girl’s dress has to be ivory? While ivory flower girl dresses are standard, that’s no reason you can’t play with colors for your flower girl and see what shade she likes best. Granted, she may choose hot pink, so you can maybe guide her a bit by giving her a choice of swatches you want and seeing what she prefers. Pastels look especially good on young girls, but if your wedding is in fall or winter, you can opt for burgundy velvet or a navy taffeta to add some drama. Want your flower girl to stand out even more and be herself? Let her choose a rich, royal purple or a vibrant coral and work it into your wedding in other elements.
If your wedding is in the colder months, you’ll want to take into account your flower girl’s comfort by considering a dress with sleeves. The younger members of our wedding party are often willing to be much more vocal about their discomfort! Whether cap sleeves or full-length, these sleeved dresses can be just as adorable as the classic, spaghetti strap styles.
If you’re concerned that your flower girl may get too warm as the evening goes on, consider adding sleeves using a removable topper. This will give her warmth she needs, when she needs it, with the option to remove it when she gets too warm.