Tips for Flower Girl Dress Shopping

By Andrea K. Clark

If you are the parent of a flower girl for an upcoming wedding, then there are a few things you should keep in mind as you prepare to go shopping for the flower girl dress. While this should be a fun experience, it can be a crazy and stressful one if you aren’t prepared. The tips below will help make shopping for a flower girl dress a fun and memorable time for you and your little girl!

1.      Work with the Bride. The first thing you need to remember is that while your little girl will be wearing the flower girl dress, this isn’t your wedding. More than likely, the bride-to-be has a picture in her mind of the style of dress she wants her flower girl to wear. Therefore, it’s important that you work with the bride to find a flower girl dress that fulfills her wedding day wishes, as well as, meets your satisfaction.

2.      Talk about the Budget. While the bride-to-be most likely has an idea of the type of flower girl dress she’s looking for, you are the one who will be paying for it. Therefore, you need to sit down and determine what your budget is for the flower girl dress. Now, when you make your budget be sure you include enough money to cover the dress, shoes, hair pieces, panty hose and/or any other accessories that will be needed to complete the ensemble. Once you’ve got the budget determined, share it with the bride-to-be so she knows how much you can afford to spend.

3.      Bring Accessories Along. Once you’ve got an appointment with the bride-to-be at a children’s formalwear shop (or bridal boutique), then gather any accessories you have that you know your little one will be wearing with the flower girl dress. For instance, if you already have a great pair of dress shoes that you would like her to wear with her flower girl dress, bring them along so she can wear them while trying on dresses. This is also true with any jewelry or hairpieces you have that you would like to see her wear.

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