The flower girl’s role is to support the bride and her bridesmaids by leading them down the aisle, gently scattering flower petals in their path. Traditionally, the bride-to-be will choose her flower girl very carefully, which may be a young family relative, goddaughter, friend of the family or her own daughter. Generally she will be dressed to match the wedding theme and colour scheme. Flower girls are usually adorned in beautiful, pretty dresses in a white or ivory hue. A splash of colour may be added with a sash around the waist, or the entire outfit may be themed the same as the other bridesmaids or maid of honour.
As the flower girl’s dress is ordered well in advance of the wedding, it is worth noting that children at a young age are prone to growth spurts, so make sure that the dress is a size that will fit when the actual wedding day comes around. This will also be the case with any matching accessories or shoes. To avoid any confusion, make it clear and decide on who will be paying for the flower girl outfit and ensure that this is included in your planned wedding budget if it is indeed you.