The bride typically chooses the flower girl’s dress but it’s also fine to send the flower girl’s mother shopping with a list of criteria. If you’re stickler for detail, you might want to make sure she’s willing to send you photos of the dress before making a nonrefundable move. You might specify the color, length, or the type of fabric, or simply tell her the colors being worn by the bridal party and leave it to her discretion. Send her a photo of the bridesmaids’ dresses so she can see the style, the formality of the flower girl’s dress should be in keeping with the wedding.If you’re not paying for the dress, be sensitive to price issues, as it will probably only be worn once before the flower girl outgrows it.Many brides pick up the tab, but that’s optional.
Once the province of specialty children’s designers flower girls’ dresses are increasingly included among the offerings from top bridal designers.Be creative when picking out your flower girls’ attire. There are several options and you don’t want to copy the same look you’ve seen over and over.Accordingly, some bridal salons carry flower girls’ dresses, but you can also shop at department stores and children’s clothing stores.If you are able to shop near Easter or the holidays, you’ll find a wide selection of dresses at discounters like Target.A note on accessories: While it’s easy to get caught up in all those darling trimmings, remember that kids fidget and take things off and lose them, so keep the number of accessories low.Tutus are one of my favorite options for flower girls’ attire. It adorable and unique and makes a great impression.Flower girls do traditionally wear flower crowns in their hair; your florist can make crowns for you, or you might opt for a bow or headband instead.A purse can make a sweet gift, and if it’s the right shape and size, it can substitute as a basket to hold the flower petals on the walk down the aisle.