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Choosing the Best Flower Girl Gown - Part I

Jun 6, 2008
How do you select the best flower girl dresses for the tiniest members of your wedding party? A flower girl gown can make your guests gush with adoring smiles at the little girl wearing it, but selecting the wrong dress or one that is uncomfortable can create a scenario much different from what you were thinking.

The comfort of a flower girl dress should be one of the first things considered. These days, many brides are seeking some hidden comfort by sporting sequined flip flops beneath all those layers of silk and satin. Some brides even change dresses between their ceremony and the reception. Your flower girl is no different. Flower girl dresses can be just as uncomfortable. Keep this in mind and consider keeping a spare, comfortable dress on hand for post ceremony events that still coordinates with your wedding party.

Tulle is a popular fabric for flower girl dresses. Tulle is also scratchy, especially for a little girl sitting through a long service waiting to eat cake! If the skirt is unlined, consider adding a soft petticoat to reduce the discomfort level.

Flower girl dresses made of satin (which can be shiny or matte) or expensive silks may seem like perfect versions of miniature formal wear. However, the construction of the dress may turn these dresses into an ultra heavy mass just waiting to trip your flower girl down the aisle. Be thoughtful of the weight of the finished dresses you choose.

Excessive amounts of accent items on flower girl dresses are something you may want to shy away from. Sequins or crystals may look shiny and beautiful while the dress hangs from a hanger, but they may be too overwhelming for a tiny flower girl. Less could definitely be more when choosing flower girl dresses.
About the Author
Janet Donahue has specialized in Flower Girl Dresses since 1993 and has produced a free set of Wedding Tips for Brides with Flower Girls (and Ring Bearers, of course). Be sure to get your free Wedding Tips . You have permission to reprint this article in full provided this box is kept unchanged.
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