Keep calm and flower on!
Most of us have been to at least one wedding where the flower girl throws a fit and makes the wedding day more stressful for the bride. Whether it’s stage fright or they’re simply not having a good day, there are many factors that come into play when involving young child in a wedding. Luckily there a few things you can try to avoid any fits during the ceremony!
- Prepare for a parent to walk down with them: Sometimes the pressure is too much for a little one and having a parent by their side will help them be more at ease! If a parent or even an older sibling is present for their big moment it may make things less stressful.
- Bribe them: Desperate times call for desperate measures, am I right? Sometimes bribing your little flower girl with a treat afterwards may help smooth over any bumps in the road.
- Try to get the child to nap before the wedding a rest can do the world of wonders.
- Get her to help choose her dress: Depending on the age of course! Most little girls will be much more excited about their part in the wedding if they have some choice in their outfit. Including them in picking out their dress will show them how much you value their part in your special day!
- Know if your child is mature enough to be a flower girl, my daughter was asked when she was 2.5 and I just knew she was to young to do it. The timing of the wedding was at nap time and it would have been very stressful getting her to behave. Sadly I declined and every one was very understanding.
Last week we teamed up with our in house alterations team Gingerpins. This is the cutest photo shoot we have ever done, don’t you think? Amy has created the most gorgeous collection of Flower girl dresses. We can’t wait to show them off to you all.
Flower girl dresses come in children’s sizes 2 – 8 in white and ivory and are made in Melbourne.
Prices start from $150 to $220.
Let’s add some colour.
Highlight your wedding colours with a matching ribbon around the waist. The Peggy Lee style is available in size 2 to 8 in white or ivory.
This dress is called the Betsy May a unique Boho flower girls dress, it has a lace over lay and a peek a boo tulle hem line. Its also Erica’s, favourite dress (our little model).
This lace flower girl dress is all class, the Polly Anne style would work beautifully with a vintage or rustic style wedding. For some fun, we added our deluxe ultimate belt for some serious bling.
Don’t forget about the matching hair accessories!
Who knew polka dots would work so well with these cute flower girl dresses. The Betsy Lou dress is totally adorable for your little ones. Comes in white or ivory in size 2 to 8.
Some times simple is the best, with this traditional option available in white or ivory.
Flower girls have long played an important part in weddings. But when did having a flower girl become so normalised in the wedding world?
History of flower girls
It’s hard to be certain as to when this tradition began, but some have estimated that it dates back to Ancient Roman times. Young ushers would carry wheat and other goods to bless the newlyweds with fertility and good fortune. In the medieval ages they were said to carry garlic in order to ward off evil spirits. Flower girls were also used in weddings to symbolise the Bride’s loss of innocence.
Things are much different in today’s modern world of course! While flower girls no longer hold such a strong symbolic importance in the wedding festivities, they have become part of a long standing tradition. And it doesn’t hurt that they’re cute as can be!!