How to Find a Picture-Perfect Flower Girl Dress for Your Little One

Being asked to act as flower girl in a wedding can be a dream come true for a kiddo. For a parent, it’s the opportunity to cloak your mini-me in something truly special for a friend or family member’s big day. Not sure how to start the shopping process? Here are some easy tips to get you going.

Ask the bride about her color scheme.

When choosing a flower girl dress, ask the bride what she has in mind. Maybe she wants the frock to be white or ivory to match her wedding gown, or a color similar to what the bridesmaids are wearing. Look for dresses, like this pretty number from 2Bunnies, that come in a variety of different hues for the bride to choose from so she feels in control of the decision—but you’re still picking something your daughter will be happy to wear all day and all night within your budget.

Decide whether the dress is easy to wear.

Considering your child will likely have to wear their flower girl dress all day, it’s important to take a few things into consideration, like it’s maneuverability. If you have a toddler who can easily trip over a longer gown, then maybe a shorter length is best. But if you are styling an older girl who would love a longer skirt, then a longer length, like NNJXD Girl’s floral-accented dress is the way to go.

Consider the weather possibilities.

Depending on the season in which the wedding falls, you might want to choose a flower girl dress with long sleeves for a touch of warmth, or short sleeves to keep your kiddo cool. And, of course, if you opt for a lighter dress, it isn’t a bad idea to consider adding a child-size shrug or matching sweater to be prepared for all temperatures.