Post # 1
I need help. I’m trying very, very hard not to be a dictatorial bridezilla, but my #1 pick for the flower girl’s dress is not what everyone else is telling me to choose.
Dress #1 is fun, funky, a little offbeat, and matches the bridesmaids’ dress color (coral) while adding a touch of my other color (aqua). Plus it has a little flower, which is my current obsession. Yes, it’s a little casual, but our wedding is not going to be overly formal.
Dress #2 is a bit more traditional and is the dress that everyone (my Maid/Matron of Honor, Fiance, and the mother of the flower girl) seems to prefer. It is in one of my colors, but it’s just aqua, and the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses are coral, so… it’s not quite as coordinated. Somehow, though, everyone seems to prefer it. I think it’s cute, but I think the other one is a) way more fun and b) better coordinated with the overall color scheme.
So am I just crazy? Should I go with the group consensus? Or should I, for the first time in this whole wedding planning process, play my I’m-the-bride-and-I-get-it-my-way card?
Post # 3
I’m going to bump this, because I’m desperate for help…
And also, I guess this could go under “dresses,” but a flower girl is kind of like a mini bridesmaid, no?
Post # 4
You’re not being a Bridezilla by having good taste! Lol! Dress 2 is nice and all, but a bit … meh. 1 is way cuter, and kinda funky. Go for it. I want patterned dresses for kids too, everyone thinks I’m wrong. Tough!
Post # 5
Are you paying for the dress? If so, then I say choose #1. If the flower girl’s parents are then let them have #2. I prefer #1 though. Cute!
Post # 6
Flower girl’s parents are paying, but at this price range, I could easily pay, to avoid that particular conflict. #1 is $52 and #2 is $32… I think.
Also, the flower girl’s mother told me that she prefers #2, BUT that she also likes #1 a lot, and that it’s “my day” and I should make the ultimate decision. She wouldn’t say that if she didn’t mean it. =)
Post # 7
I think both of the dreses are really cute (I much prefer colored flower girl dresses to plain white ones). I agree that if you are paying for the dress, you should definitely pick them one you like.
How old is your flower girl? Does she have an opinion? I let my neice who is 10, pick which dress she liked.
Another option for dress #2 is to remove the teal sash and make a coral colored sash (maybe with a flower pinned to it). That is what we did with my FG’s dress. My colors are blue and yellow. I found an adorable yellow eyelet dresss with a yellow sash. We removed the yellow sash and my Maid/Matron of Honor is making a blue one.
Post # 8
Go for #1, it is so cute, it’s such a cute pattern. Especially if the fg’s mom is okay with you making the decision. I think it’s also more re-usable for after the wedding. I love the colors!
Post # 9
Flower girl is 2, so yeah… no opinion. And yes, I know that’s super young, but she and I have a close relationship, and I am perfectly fine with her eating the flowers, pulling up her skirt halfway down the aisle, and probably having to have someone walk with her. =)
I was thinking about the sash replacement idea. Guess I’m just reluctant to add one more thing to my to-do list if it isn’t necessary… but that could be a good compromise.
Post # 10
They are both really cute! If they like the 2nd one better, I like the idea of adding some coral to that one: maybe with accessories? A cute bow or necklace?
Post # 11
They are both adorable, I think you should go with whatever you truely want and what really fits the flower girl’s personality.
If you do go with dress 2, I would get a coral sash and ditch the teal sash. Use the new sash to spice up the dress.