When you are planning a wedding it is quite easy to get overwhelmed by the millions of details. One area that does hold a bride's attention quite fixedly, however, is the selection of wedding clothes. From the color of the cummerbunds in the groom's party to the clothing worn by the flower girl, there are many choices and decisions to be made.
When considering the clothing for the flower girl it is often handy to ask a few simple questions. For instance, if the child is quite social should she be given a party dress that can be worn to other occasions? Even if the child doesn't have a busy social life, should she be put into a dress that is less formal and "fussy" than the rest of the party?
Because modern bridal trends are leaning more towards simplicity and basic styles many flower girls are being given a simpler party dress instead of a gown that looks like a miniature version of the bride's dress. A party dress tends to be roomy, made from an easy to clean fabric, and constructed in a durable and even more rugged manner than an adult garment.
Many party dresses also have removable trim such as silk flowers, bold or brilliantly colored sashes, and even collars which can really dress up the garment with only the minimal amount of effort or expense.
There are even some flower girl dresses that are made entirely from cotton (as opposed to the satin, silk, and organza used in formal fashions) and which use such things as eyelet, crochet, and ruffles to create their fancier looks. Such a garment is a party dress that could also easily transition into a sundress after the "big day" has come and gone.
Where can such gowns be located? While the average bridal shop might make a few different styles available, it is best to actually scout out some online sources instead. This is because there are not many specialty retail outlets making truly unique and affordable party dresses available on a year round basis.
Additionally, this is a way to allow a child to get involved in the selection process without dragging them through a bunch of crowded or formal stores. Before just heading to a website, however, it is important to let the flower girl know that choices in color are limited to your palette, and that you will want their opinion but that the final choice is the bride's.