Behind the Scences: Secrets to the Perfect Flower Girl Dress

Everyone knows that things like fabric and style are important to choosing a great flower girl dress, but here are some important considerations that may not be so obvious:

Start Early, but Not Too Early

Begin your search for the flower girl dress well in advance to allow ample time for browsing, fittings, and any necessary alterations. However, keep in mind that children grow quickly, so aim to finalize the dress closer to the event date to ensure a perfect fit. We recommend purchasing a dress about 8-12 weeks in advance of the big day.

Embrace Versatility

Consider dresses that can be styled differently to suit various weather conditions. We love a sleeveless dress because you can easily add a sweater if little miss is chilly.

Check the Sizing Carefully

Children's clothing sizes can vary significantly from one brand to another. Review the sizing charts carefully, and if possible, have the flower girl measured by a professional to find the most accurate fit. If not, refer to our measurements video!

Assess Dress Length and Mobility

The dress length should allow the flower girl to move freely and comfortably. Avoid dresses with long trains or excessive volume that might impede her movement or cause tripping hazards. That dress that looks amazing on Instagram with eight million layers of tulle? It's a whole different ballgame when the rubber meets the road on the big day!

Quality and Durability

Choose a dress made from high-quality materials that can withstand the excitement and activities of the day. A durable dress will not only ensure the flower girl looks stunning throughout the ceremony but can also be cherished as a keepsake for years to come. You don't have to spend a fortune to get quality, but beware an overly cheap dress: there's nothing worse than a dress that falls to pieces as your child wears it.

Plan for Alterations

We offer free alterations, but most retailers don't. If you're thinking you'll buy that flower girl dress 48 hours in advance of the wedding, you may leave yourself in dire fit straits... or need to order back ups. Anticipate that some alterations may be necessary to achieve the perfect fit. Allow enough time for alterations to be made without rushing before the event.

Consult with the Flower Girl!

If your flower girl is anything like our daughters, her buy-in is ESSENTIAL to the success of the dress! Involve the flower girl in the decision-making process: ask about her preferences, favorite colors, and dress styles. Considering her comfort and happiness will contribute to a confident and radiant flower girl on the big day.


Back to blog

Leave a comment

Please note, comments need to be approved before they are published.