She's beautiful, in her white satin gown and veil, carrying a bouquet of fresh roses. She strolls down the aisle as the music plays, radiant youth flush upon her face. She is your flower girl.
Many brides are finding it fun to dress their favorite little girl as a miniature bride, and send her down the aisle to stir up anticipation for the real bride. This trend has been detected by area businesses as popular this season, for the precious vision a miniature bride evokes. The flower girl is linked to the other attendants by a colorful sash or ribbon, while her dress mimics the bride's in some way
Still other trends are popular among area brides. Children's clothing stores are noticing that flower girl dresses are getting plainer, while details such as beads or colored sashes are adding a bit of decoration. Fabrics such as cotton and silk make beautiful dresses, depending upon the formality of the occasion.
Some brides choose a flower girl dress that is similar to the bridesmaids' dresses, but tailored to fit a little girl. Another option is a pretty floral print for the flower girl that coordinates with the solid-colored bridesmaids' gowns.Fabrics such as cotton and silk make beautiful dresses, depending upon the formality of the occasion. Dresses are also being chosen for their versatility. Many parents are finding the expense of a flower girl dress a bit much, and appreciate being able to reuse it for a First Communion or Easter celebration.
Before you need to consider the dress, you must choose your flower girl. This is an honor that any girl would be proud to have, but careful considerations must be made in deciding who it will be.
Maturity is the biggest indicator of what makes a terrific flower girl, since she must feel comfortable walking down the aisle alone in front of many people. The usual age range for flower girls is from four through ten, but if you have an exceptionally mature three-year-old in mind, she should do wonderfully. In general, girls over ten feel more comfortable as junior bridesmaids, so keep this consideration in mind. Make sure your flower girl understands exactly what is involved... Once you and your fianc�e have agreed upon a child, you must talk to her parents about the time and financial commitment. The flower girl will be expected to attend all rehearsals and other wedding-related activities, and her parents will probably have to accompany her.
Now that you've chosen that special girl, you can start your search for her perfect dress. Visit bridal shops, children's clothing stores, and department stores for the best selection. Bring with you the girl's measurements (chest, waist, from the nape of the neck to the floor) and size so that you can order the correct dress. Many stores recommend that you have at least a general idea of what you are after, but they will provide you with all the brochures and books you will need to explore your options.Plan the ceremony so that she can sit with her parents after walking down the aisle... If you decide to order a dress instead of purchasing one off the rack, you may need to allow room for growth. However, some shops take as little time as one week to order a dress, so this may not be a problem. Ask questions at your store to find out their policies on these issues.
Flower girl accessories depend upon the dress but may include a veil, flower wreath, or decorative barrettes. Most flower girls also carry a small bouquet or basket with either flowers or petals to sprinkle while walking down the aisle.At the rehearsal, have your flower girl walk up and down the aisle several times by herself so that she can get used to having all eyes on her. Once the big day arrives, she will be ready to make that long walk down the aisle. Resplendent with the charm that only a little girl has, your flower girl will proceed the rest of your wedding party, and bring joy and smiles to your guests' faces long before you say "I do." Wedding Article By the dream star team of Oahu wedding and Kauai weddings in Hawaii
Ideas for a gift for your flower girl ..............The flower girl
a homemade teddy-bear bride A flower basket that will match her dress A Flower head lei known as a haku lei
a faux-pearl bracelet or necklace that you may give her on your wedding day. a children's figurine of a princess getting married, these are the gifts that she may treasure throughout her life a music box a pretty picture frame holding a picture of the bride with the flower girl on the wedding day
a personalized T-shirt (buy washable fabric-decorating supplies from a crafts store and make your own T-shirt tribute)
a homemade drawing kit containing crayons, paper, etc.
- great for keeping busy hands occupied during the reception, too.
a smaller bouquet that matches yours..................
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