Picking the Perfect Flower Girl Dress for Your Wedding

April 1, 2024

isaac beachy

Wedding Tips

When it comes to weddings, every detail is carefully thought out and planned to perfection — from the venue and the vows to the flowers and the fashion. Among these important decisions is the selection of the perfect flower girl dress. The flower girl’s attire not only adds to the overall aesthetic of the wedding but also makes a little girl’s dream of feeling like a princess for a day come true.

In this post, we’ll guide you through the process of choosing the ideal dress for your flower girl that complements your wedding theme, ensures comfort, and creates lasting memories.

Match Your Wedding Theme

Your flower girl’s dress should harmonize with your wedding theme and color palette. If you’re having a traditional wedding, consider classic styles in white or ivory that mimic the bridal gown. For a more casual vibe, lighter and less structured dresses work well, perhaps with some color that ties in with the bridesmaids’ dresses.

Use the season as a guide — lighter fabrics like chiffon or tulle are perfect for spring and summer, while heavier materials like satin or velvet are suited for fall or winter weddings. Details such as lace or beading can also mirror the sophistication level of the wedding attire.

Prioritize Comfort

Above all, it’s vital that the flower girl feels comfortable on your big day. Avoid itchy fabrics or any adornments inside the dress that might irritate young, sensitive skin.

Make sure the dress is the right size for the flower girl, with some wiggle room for last-minute growth spurts. If the wedding involves a lot of walking and movement, look for a dress that allows for freedom of movement.

Style and Length

The age and personality of your flower girl should influence the style of the dress. Younger girls might be better suited to tea-length dresses that won’t trip them as they walk down the aisle, whereas older girls can handle longer lengths with ease.

Desirable styles can span from empire waists, A-lines, to full-skirt ball gowns. Depending on the formality of the wedding, you may even consider a two-piece set or a dress with trendy cutouts for a modern touch.

Accessorize with Care

Accessories can elevate the flower girl’s ensemble while keeping her involved and excited about her role. Coordinate with the bride’s and bridesmaids’ accessories for a cohesive look.

Simple items like floral headbands, sashes, or delicate jewelry can tie her look into the wedding theme without overshadowing her youthful charm. Avoid excessive or heavy jewelry that could be uncomfortable or distract during the ceremony.

Consider Longevity

Some flower girl dresses can be quite an investment, so consider how the dress might be used in the future. A simpler dress might be repurposed for other formal events, such as family gatherings or school dances.

An emerging trend is choosing convertible flower girl dresses that can be altered or hemmed for continued use as the child grows.


Remember, the key to selecting the perfect flower girl dress is to ensure that it reflects the formality and theme of your event, provides comfort and freedom to the wearer, and stands the test of time — both in durability and style. Keep in mind that this day is as magical for that little girl as it is for you, so choosing a dress that makes her feel special will only add to the joy and beauty of your celebration.

With these tips in mind, you’re well on your way to finding a flower girl dress that complements your wedding and delights one of its smallest, yet most cherished participants.


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About the Author

Heya I am Isaac Beachy, my wife and I are a wedding photo and film team. We are based in Kokomo Indiana, but we travel literally everywhere. Together, Liv and I are like peanut butter and jelly, mac and cheese, or whatever your favorite combo is! Our mission? To capture your story and so authentically that you don’t even know we are there.

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