Wedding flower girls
If you have a very small sister, niece, cousin, etc, you may want to have her in your wedding party as a flower girl. This role could be purely decorative – she could be chosen just to look pretty and add some variety to the attendants – or you could detail her to precede the bride down the aisle scattering flower petals or confetti.
Of course, you will need to check this with the church caretaker before the event!
If you have a flower girl as well as bridesmaids, her outfit should in some way be distinctive so that she doesn’t appear to be just another bridesmaid. Her dress could be in the same fabric as the others but made up in a different style, for instance shorter with pantaloons, or smocked with puff sleeves instead of low-necked with a fitted bodice. Alternatively she could wear a dress that is quite different but still toning; if the bridesmaids are in peach she could wear a peach and cream print, for example, or if they are in a yellow and green flower print she could wear a pretty dress in plain yellow or pale green.
Shown here are some styles that would be eminently suitable for a small flower girl.
1 Peasant style, with gathered skirt, checkered overskirt, white puff- sleeve blouse and black waistcoat.
2 Party dress with tucked sleeves and hemline, wide sash and pantaloons.
3 Layered white dress with trails of flowers from the sleeves and overskirt.
4 Smocked dress with puffed sleeves and ribbon decoration.