Olive was recently asked to be a flower girl in her very first wedding (her Uncle Ryan is getting married!) and we’ve been lucky enough to be able to pick out her dress! I’ve been searching and searching for the perfect little outfit for her to walk down the aisle in. Have your kids ever been in the wedding party before? Does anyone have some advice on how to get Olive successfully from Point A to Point B without her a) freaking out or b) ruining the wedding?
Here are some things about the whole ‘flower girl’ business that I’ve heard, thus far:
- The Flower Girl Dress is traditionally a mini version of the brides white dress, or a white dress with a sash that compliments the bridesmaid dresses. But you don’t have to follow these rules! As long as the dress matches the mood of the wedding (beach wedding, or countryside wedding) – you’re going to be okay.
- Make sure the dress is comfortable! Young children typically don’t hold up well if they are clothed in anything too warm or itchy – that will just make them cranky and less agreeable on your big day! Think about aesthetics, but don’t forget about comfort, too!
- Make them feel special! My favorite memories of being a flowergirl myself were those moments when the bride let me watch her put on makeup, or made sure that I was involved with even the little things. A happy child, is a better flowergirl!
Any other tips? I’m all ears.
This post was originally published on the Beth Helmstetter Blog
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