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12/11/2013 at 08:57
If you’re in the midst of planning your wedding, one of the very enjoyable tasks you will face will be choosing a flower girl dress. Whether you plan to have one little girl or several to proceed you down the aisle, you’ll want to select a dress that will coordinate with the rest of your bridesmaids. You may select something in an ornate princess cut, or perhaps you prefer a more elegant, simple style. Whatever you opt for, simply add some well-chosen accessories, such as a basket of flowers, sparkly hair bows and lacy socks or tights. Make sure you have the correct size. A small child can grow up quickly in a short period of time. If you are planning your wedding six months or a year in advance, pick dresses that have seams that can be let out if necessary. Select your bridesmaids’ dresses first, if possible, so you can look for flower girl dresses that will work well with the other attire. Some stores sell both adult and toddler size formal attire, so you may be able to get a younger version of the same gown your older wedding party members will be wearing. Check out Ann Taylor, Talbots and J Crew (listed in the Resources section) for dress styles that are suited for a range of child and adult sizes. You can also visit bridal shops like David’s Bridal to see what they have that will meet your requirements. Choose a color that works with the color of the bridesmaid’s dresses you have chosen. If your bridesmaids have picked out dresses in the same color, use the same color for the flower girl’s dress. If the bridesmaids have chosen dresses in several different shades, consider a different shade for the color of the flower girl’s dress. For example, a small child can look quite dainty and pretty in a pastel shade of mint green when followed by older members of the wedding in shades of emerald and shamrock. Plan to dress your flower girls in something that looks good with the bridemaids’ dresses, but remember that you don’t have to have everyone match. Consider using the same color dress for everyone but having the little girls wear a variation of the adult version. For instance, if the bridesmaids are wearing a dark green sleeveless long gown, put the flower girls in a dark green short dress with capped sleeves. This will provide a uniform look with some individuality. Or, let the flower girls deviate by picking a print dress for them to offset the bridesmaids’ gowns, or even put the little ones in a contrasting color to really stand out and add a “wow” factor. Consider other factors as well. Think carefully about your use of materials in the entire wedding. Ideally a flower girl dress should complement all other aspects of the wedding. If you are using lace and satin, trim the child’s dress with this fabric. If you are having a fall wedding a flower girl can look quite elegant in a color such pumpkin that reminds guests of the season. Look at a range of stores beyond those that carry formal wear. Department stores often have a wide selection of cute dresses, as do specialty shops. Also look online for more choices, since you can always order these and have them shipped.
19/11/2013 at 10:12
Ideally a flower girl dress should complement all other aspects of the wedding
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