While wedding guests patiently await the arrival of the bride at the wedding ceremony, the part of the processional that melts the hearts of attendees is likely when the flower girl walks down the aisle. Either tossing petals, holding a sign, or even walking the couple's dog, the role of a flower girl is a sweet – optional – tradition that many brides and grooms look forward to including on their big day. Most couples choose cousins, daughters of close friends or family members, or other beloved children in their lives, and these special attendants typically don dresses in shades of white; however, modern weddings also showcase flower girls in dresses featuring a range of colors and styles.
Formal celebrations tend to lean towards ball gowns reminiscent of the dress worn by the bride, while more laid-back ceremonies feature flower girls in lace sheath styles or even colored ensembles. Since flower girls are typically under the age of 10, how your little one acts on the day of the ceremony can have an impact on the service. If you want everything to go smoothly, it's important to make your flower girl feel comfortable: allow her to get ready with you in the bridal suite, invite her to the bridal shower or another pre-wedding event so she can get acquainted with bridesmaids and other attendants, etc.
The most fun part of planning to have a flower girl? Choosing the dress style! To help you choose, we've gathered a collection of 11 darling dresses that will make your favorite little flower girl feel like a princess on the wedding day.
Take a look at 11 adorable flower girl dresses below! Click on your favorite photos to shop each gown:
“Alice” couture party dress, $48 by ModerneChild Shoppe; modernechild.com
For more inspiration, view photos of flower girls and ring bearers from real weddings, see colorful alternatives to all-white flower girl dresses, and discover adorable ways to involve kids in the wedding.