Girls in White Dresses with Blue Satin Sashes

Thanks for listening yesterday—I know I will be fine, and I have plenty done. The things I can’t control will work themselves out for me, and for you too. On to more fun things!

I have a dress, the Clover ‘maids’ dresses are chosen and ordered, colors are chosen, so it’s on to the cutest member of the wedding party—flower girl time!

The flower girl “symbolizes the bride’s childhood & youth” according to these fine folks, as well as the meaningful contributions of children (and I thought they were just there to look cute!). Shamrock’s niece will be two and a half, which is a little young, but her brother will be our ring bearer (he’ll be almost six), so we think she can handle it. But what should she wear?

Just me in one of my flower girl dresses. Photo credit completely unknown. My parents? Their photographer?

I’m was the flower girl, and my sister (who was a little too young at the time) was a wedding guest. I was very proud of my flower-girl-hood, and my sister was upset, so my mother explained to her that she was a wedding guest. She spent the whole wedding responding to anyone who said how cute the glower girl was that she was a wedding guest! (On a related note, we believed for years the ice cream truck was the Music Truck, driving around playing songs to make children happy just to be nice. We believe basically anything our mother tells us, apparently.)

I know it’s hard to see here, but this is basically the best dress of all time. It was purple and satin and a had a full skirt, and the photographer told us to to twirl for cute pictures and then we could.not.stop all night, even when we almost threw up. Man, I loved that dress. MOH Sis is rocking out in the front and I’m in the back left. (Oh, and I have no idea where this photo is from either—my uncle posted it on Facebook.)

ANYhow, enough about me. What will flower girl wear?

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Satin Empire B1087-WC via GirlsDressLine

Something in white, with a colored sash (we’d probably do blue, just to be all Sound of Music, or to match the colors).

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Tafetta & tulle with Petals via GirlsDressLine

This is probably a little much, but ohmygoodness cute. So white is definitely an option, but we could also put Her Cuteness in a teal or blue option.

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Isobella & Chloe dress via Flower Girl Dress for Less

So cute, but I think the satin might be a little heavy for our June wedding—this dress looks more wintery to me. (Is that a thing?)

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Sleeveless Taffeta via Pretty Flower Girl

This one is cute & simple. David’s Bridal had options, but they looked to be around $100. I know my dress is a lot for a dress I’ll only wear once, but for a two year old?!? Really?!? Luckily, most of the options above are closer to the $50–$75 range. And we don’t want anything that might need to be hemmed, since who knows how tall she’ll be in four months.

Shamrock’s mom (flower girl’s grandma) was asking who was supposed to pay for the dress (she’s thinking of buying it for her granddaughter, which would be perfect because she LOVES to shop, but wasn’t sure if we were going to). I asked Mama Clover, and every time I was a flower girl someone made my dress. (We were guessing the girl’s family usually buys the dress, but since mine were made they paid for them, so now we aren’t sure.)

What is your flower girl wearing? Who’s paying for her dress?

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Mrs. Clover

Location:
Chicago
Wedding Date:
June 2014
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    Mrs. Barn 43 posts, Newbee @ 1:31 pm

    She is wearing a cute little ivory dress that matches mine very closely and her grandma paid for it. Her grandma happens to be my MIL so I am not sure if that played a part in it or not.

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    mscamera 300 posts, Helper bee @ 1:51 pm

    My flower girl’s dress was from like Carters I think? And my ringbearer’s “suit” was from Target :)

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    nadnuk 1034 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:51 pm

    My mom has made the flower girl dress for my wedding. She does an amazing job at smocking, so the smocking colors are in the colors of the flowers and bridesmaid dresses. The dress itself is ivory.

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    parisian 588 posts, Busy bee @ 2:09 pm

    Oh no, I just assumed the flower girl’s parents would pay for the dress! I hope that doesn’t make me a jerk… though I guess I didn’t plan to dictate what she wore at all, so maybe that makes it better? Oops.

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    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:14 pm

    @Miss Parisian: I think they do.
    @Miss Barn: I think we’ll probably do the same.
    @Mrs. Camera: Good to know. I will alert Grandma. She’s going to have a field day with this shopping.
    @nadnuk: Wow, so cool. I wish my mom still sewed enough to do a nice dress. That purple one was so. awesome.

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    pyramid 97 posts, Worker bee @ 2:17 pm

    We’re not having flower girls, but I was dying laughing at the “Music Truck.” Those pink dresses are the bomb.

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    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:26 pm

    @Miss Pyramid: Yeah. They just drive around playing music to make the children happy. I always thought it was odd that the kids would run towards it when it stopped by the park. I mean, I can hear the music just fine from the swings. I guess it made sense at the time?

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    Missbliss 872 posts, Busy bee @ 3:38 pm

    I love the twirling photo! When my childhood best friend got married, we had a grown up twirling session!

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    Mrs. Llama 21 posts, Newbee @ 4:30 pm

    No flower girls for us…these are so cute though, can I just have stand-ins walk down the aisle for me??

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    Mrs. Goose 130 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:35 pm

    We’re still looking at dresses, but we’ve found a few on Etsy that we like! Usually, the girl’s parents pay, but since both of our flower girls’ mothers are bridesmaids, we’re offering to pay for the dresses.

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    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 4:41 pm

    @Missbliss: Um, now I have to think about how twirly my dress is. I might need to do this again with MOH Sis…

    @Miss Goose: That’s what I thought, thanks for the confirmation!

    @Miss Llama: Right? Ours is adorable. Curly blond hair and chubby cheeks.

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    Mrs. Milk Cow 207 posts, Helper bee @ 8:41 pm

    1) Your mom is brilliant!
    2) Flower girls are adorable and I’m a little jealous! Mr. MC has three nieces and one nephew, but we decided to skip the flower girls since we’re not doing a bridal party. I’ll just be over here living through your adorable pictures :)

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    graciej 162 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:51 pm

    We’re doing the gray bridesmaids dress with bright flowers/accessories that seems to have become so popular. Our flowergirl will be in bright purple to match their colored accents. We expected to pay for her dress but her parents insisted on paying (although with also being interstate guests we have made it clear they are not to give us any presents).
    Your Mum is classic and the Music Truck reminds me of so many things I remember from when I was little and wonder why I didn’t question them at the time :) What good little girls we were!

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    msfilly 827 posts, Busy bee @ 2:00 am

    We’re not doing flower girls, but these pictures are seriously making me reconsider our decision. My ovaries!

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    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 3:58 am

    @graciej: I know! Yes, mommy, it is silly all the kids to run listen to the music. I’ll just stay here and build my sandcastle!

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    tarapants 112 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:31 am

    Sounds like I’m one of the oddballs here, but I’m having several flower girls! Nothing official yet, but I have 4 little ladies that are very important to me, and I’d love to have be a part of my big day!!

    I hope to find adorable tutu style dresses for them!!

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    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 6:03 am

    @TaraPants: So cute! I only have one small girl, but I would be all over multiples. My friend has three :)

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    Orchidgirl80 109 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:17 am

    @TaraPants: You’re not totally the odd man out. I have three and my ringbearer is a girl. They are all wearing tutu dresses that my FMIL generously agreed to make. I only had to supply the tulle.

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    tarapants 112 posts, Blushing bee @ 9:41 am

    @Miss Clover: Glad I’m not alone!!

    @Orchidgirl80: I was thinking of making the skirts myself too. Not sure, but it’s possible! I’ve made one tutu before so it could be done. I’ve got tons of tulle that I got on clearance after Christmas!

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    mspalmtree 1122 posts, Bumble bee @ 10:14 am

    @Miss Parisian: They totally do – it used to be a thing, but it’s not anymore. :)

    Our FG’s mom made their dresses and they were adorable. I love that you’re incorporating a colored sash – I think that kids should definitely be able to showcase a ‘fun’ and ‘bright’ side of a wedding!

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    texasaggiemom 595 posts, Busy bee @ 9:35 pm

    My daughter paid for her FG dresses; actually, for the ones we bought on-line that didn’t match and were unreturnable, and then for the perfect ones we found – of all places – at David’s Bridal. They were $120 each, but were ivory satin with a champagne ribbon and matched everything perfectly, so she splurged. The two girls were sisters, and we didn’t feel it was fair to ask their parents to buy them, especially so close to Christmas. Seeing them in photos, they were worth it! I can’t seem to upload a photo – sorry!

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    gondola 1046 posts, Bumble bee @ 5:07 am

    I love your twirly flower girl dress. My mother, the FG’s grandma, paid for her dress

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    Mrs. Clover 123 posts, Blushing bee @ 5:29 am

    @TexasAggieMom: Awwww so cute! I’m not trying to match a super specific color, but I hadn’t even thought to check the return policy!

    @Mrs. Gondola: I think that makes sense for us too.

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