Ahhh, flower girls. I grew up staring at a photo of my sister and older cousin dressed in matching royal blue taffeta dresses with poufy ’80s curls adorned with baby’s breath—the two of them got to be flower girls at my uncle’s wedding, and I was intensely jealous (apparently I was young enough that the bride and groom were worried I’d just run down the aisle).
For our two little ladies, our nieces Opie and Lily, we’re skipping the taffeta and pouf. I’m not even wearing a white fluffy dress, so I figured we’d avoid that route for the young ones. While I debated putting them in ivory, I decided my dress would be too hard to match while shopping online and opted to go for yellow, just like the older gals in the wedding.
I happen to think flower girls in colour are quite cute! It seems to evoke a more casual feel, which is perfect for our backyard wedding.
Even though the rest of the bridal party will be mismatched, I wanted to have the little ones in matching dresses so people would understand that they were part of the wedding, too. I paid for the dresses and didn’t want to bust my wallet, but after a few hours of searching I stumbled across these Chaps dresses online at The Bay, nearly half off regular price:
Image and product from The Bay
Sold! They just came in the mail and they’re perfect, and even got a thumbs-up from Mr. Dragon despite his somewhat critical fashion sense. (“It looks like a shirt tucked into a skirt,” he said when I showed him the online photo, to which I replied, “And?”)
I spoke to my sister/MOH Kay about accessorizing, and we’ve decided to hold off on worrying about tights or cardigans until we have a better handle on the weather. If things look chilly I’ll grab neutral sweaters and tights—I’m leaving shoe selection and other accessories to the parents.
I’m almost hoping we end up going the cardigan route because how cute is this?!
How did you dress the kiddos in your wedding? Bonus question: did you get left out of the flower-girl club like me?