(Closed) Flower girl dresses online?

posted 9 years ago in Dress
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I am in the middle of this right now myself for three flower girls! (and I hear ya on the expensive part!)

The problem I am having is I am in california, two of the flower girls are in Indiana while the third is in Puerto Rico. And Puerto Rico doesn’t have certain stores (like J. Crew from what my aunt told me) and they don’t get direct shipping depending on the store. 

So what I have been doing right now (besides avoiding david’d bridal) is going to http://www.dessy.com and finding retailers near the flower girls for the mom’s to try on sample dresses. I am also looking at Macys.com or Nordstrom.com for options since the spring collections have just come out. That way the dresses are more affordable and returnable if for some reason they don’t work out. I know that many stores have swatches to look at too- so I have been trying to narrow down the dresses I can picture the girls wearing (and that they will actually put on) and collecting swatches to see what colors go together.

I would be interested in seeing other people’s recommendations. Two of my youngest flower girls are two yrs old- and our wedding is in four months. So I am feeling uneasy choosing a dress that may not work out because of size or availability due to the out of state issues (mainly the Puerto Rico issue of stores availability and shipping- although I know how to get around it, it just takes more time to deal with). 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

My flower girls are in Indiana too!  I have looked at:

http://www.flowergirldressesforless.com

http://www.pinkprincesses.com- they each have free shipping and returns

and Etsy seller Ducklings and Daffodils has INCREDIBLY affordable dresses, but unfortunately they don’t seem to make above a size 8 in the dress I want.

 I wonder if you have the two Indiana girls try on whatever dress you choose to see if the sizes are true to measurements, and then you can just use the measurements to pick a size for the little girl in Puerto Rico?

 Good luck searching- if you find anything good, let me know!  I am still looking too… 

Post # 6
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Sugar bee

I was going to say the exact sam as Coconut.  I ordered form Flowergirldressforless.  They are very prompt with answering e-mails.  Trying to call them is quite a challenge, however.  The phone is busy or the message is from yesterday and you can’t leave a message.  But again, the e-mails were great.  They even allowed me to make a change to the order with no problems.  The dress came quickly and looked very nice.  I did have to make a very minor mend.  But for me, it was worth not hassling over it, and sending it back.

 I would order from them again.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

We’re using flowergirldressforless.  They’re just so unbelievably affordable.  I couldn’t imagine asking the moms to pay over $100 when the girls are just going to dive into the chocolate fountain first chance they get. 🙂

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I had considered ordering a silk duponi dress online for my flowergirl. However, when we were getting at the Bridesmaids sized she happened to be with us and we tried a few flowergirl dresses on her just to see what styles we liked. In the end, we decided to order her dress in the store because I was just too nervous to order online in case it wouldn’t fit. The dress shop was also great with recommendations on which size to order because her measurements fell exactly between two sizes.

Also make sure you figure in growth rate (for June of this year that wouldn’t be a problem now). I hadn’t really thought about that, but when I went in to get the tuxedos for his little brothers and my nephews, they recommended having them sized as close to the last possible day we had to submit measurements before the order was sent (3-4 weeks before the wedding). I hadn’t even considered that, but I’m very glad because those little ones tend to go up in size over the period of just 2-3 months. 

Just something to consider, depending on how early you’re ordering ahead

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’ve started looking to alternative sources for flower girl dresses, since I can’t stand to have my sister buy a $200 flower girl dress just because it’s by Bill Levkoff!

Target and several big anchor stores (such as Dillards, Macy’s, Nordstroms, etc) have all turned up great options for us so far! I’d recommend trying there before buying from a store online where you can’t see the quality of the product first. 

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

dianalb83 – how was the dress? =)

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Shop Monday right after Easter! There are lots of frilly cutesy little girl dresses in the department store for Easter that would easily double as a flower girl dress. I definitely would try to spend as little as you could get away with on it. Nordstrom always has nice stuff, as does Macy’s and Dillards

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

I bought my flower girl dresses online at Zappos and had them shipped to the girls.  It was great.  And if they had not fit, the moms could have sent them back for a different size at no cost.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

My freind who is also getting married bought hers at pinkpincess.com

I saw it and it is perfect. Just as they had shown online, and free shipping too!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

oh, and the dress was $60!

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I ended up getting our flower girl’s dress at pinkprincess.com.  It’ the apple green with polka dot dress.  Very cute.  I’m very happy with it and it was only $60.  but I will admit, it lacks some of the fine detailed tailoring and it’s tafetta not silk, but for a dress she’ll wear probably once, I think it will be great.

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