One of the challenges of finding a flower girl dress for a wedding is that it should be unique. The bride and the child’s mother don’t want anyone in the wedding party to be wearing the same outfits as guests in the congregation. Another challenge is to find something appropriate for her age that she can wear again for another special occasion. One option is to avoid the department stores and to order the dresses from a professional designer of girls’ special occasion dresses. Look for unique accents such as embroidery, lace and ribbons. Matching accessories from designer collections may include socks, stockings, bloomers, shoes, booties, hats, bonnets, headbands, sweaters and even bibs.
One of the challenges in finding appropriate flower girl dresses is quality. Many children’s garments are now made overseas from cheap fabric that is cut and stitched poorly. Brides and parents should seek out a professional that uses high quality fabric and makes the clothes by hand in the U.S. using strong thread and even stitches. Dress materials should include silk, satin, soft cotton or lace. The material should have no catches or buckles in it, and the stitching in seams, buttons and accents should hold together well.
When choosing flower girl dresses, it is important to remember that the little ones don’t have to wear the same colors as the grown-ups. It is customary for them to stand out. Wearing white or a contrasting color to the bridesmaids, maid and matron of honor is the latest trend in weddings. Navy blue, red, pink and olive green are among the popular colors for little girls in weddings.
Finding a suitable child’s dress for the wedding is an event in itself. When there are multiple flower girls, finding dresses that match and are age appropriate and suitable for a wedding can be challenging, especially for those who live in different parts of the country. The same dress in sizes toddler through 4T, which come with accessories, is another option. These can be ordered online through a professional designer. The parents should place their orders within a few days of each other and specify that the dresses are for the same wedding. This ensures that they can be made from the same lot of fabric and notions and will match each other.