Advice on Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Attire
Your flower girl and ring bearer are often the center of attention, so their clothes should reflect the tone of the event and match the color scheme of the wedding. Here’s some advice on how to dress up the little ones!
What to Carry
FLOWER BASKETS: A great opportunity to reinforce the wedding flowers and color scheme, and easier for little people to carry than a bouquet. Arrangements can then be dried out as a keepsake for the bridesmaid. Check out these models from Wedding Mountain.
A SMALL BOUQUET: Perhaps more suitable for older flower girls or junior bridesmaids, a mini-bouquet can be a smaller replica of the bride’s.
TRAY OR PILLOW: Whether on a tray or a pillow, the rings should be watched by an adult at all times. Tying them to the pillow with ribbon is a good idea, especially for the walk down the aisle. There are plenty of color and material options.
Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Accessories?
Remember that the wee members of your wedding party will have to wear their outfits all day, so it must be comfortable. A simple headband or a satin sash belt for the flower girl and a cumberbund or vest in the wedding colors for the ring bearer are great ways to tie in your theme.
FLOWERS: Whether fresh or false, don’t fill the poor child’s head with flowers. Not only will it make her look top-heavy, but she’ll also be uncomfortable. A few small blossoms or some baby’s breath will do, and a smaller version of the bride’s hairstyle is an idea, but remember that some looks just don’t work on children. Get a smaller version of the bride’s tiara made, or just pop into your local accessories’ store, where there are plenty of cute bows and rhinestone clips.
TIARAS: A great option that the children can use again for playing dress up. If the child is already having flowers or a tiara in her hair, all other accessories (clips, grips) should be discreet. Your hairdresser can advise you on this.
NO ACCESSORIES: Sometimes the best headgear for a small child is just her own hair. A curled ponytail or a classic half-up-do tied with a beautiful ribbon to match the dress is a simple and comfortable look for girls.
While you want your little guys and gals to look good, remember that fashionable shoes are rarely comfortable, especially for kids. Go for a classic look. There are plenty of snazzy little sandals for summer and more than enough closed-toed shoes for boys and girls that will suit a wedding any time of the year. Dyeables are available in children’s sizes, while a plain white or black dress shoe will be a hit with the child’s mother, ensuring that the kiddos can wear them for their next special occasion!