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My fiance and I have decided to have his 9 year old daughter be a miniature bride so that she has a more prominent place in the wedding. Awesome. Great. NOW I need help finding a dress to match mine…
Here is my dress from Allure:
David’s Bridal has a similar dress with a bow on the side instead of a flower, wondering how easy that would be to replace? Any other suggestions as to where to find a dress for a 9 year old that will match? I’d like to keep it under $150.
Also… to those you have had a child in the wedding, have you done anything special during the ceremony to honor him/her?
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I would have the bow removed, and have a flower made (or find one) to replace the bow. I am doing that with my flower girl’s basket. I am taking the bow’s off and replacing them with flowers.
Besides having her as a flower girl I am lost for ceremony ideas. She could be like a Jr. Bridesmaid and stand with the maid of honor instead of toward the end of the other bridesmaids.
Or you could do a flower ceremony to honor your mothers.
Then surprise the guests by doing a second one to honor his little sister after the mothers are seated again. This will be a great way to honor her and give her the spotlight for a short moment.
Also, during the reception you can have a big brother little sister dance. In the beginning only he and she will dance, then the dj can invite all the other big brothers and littl sisters on the dance floor for the rest of the song.
Good luck. Let us know what you decide on.
Post # 5
Here are the dresses I was considering:
I’m worried this first one might look too flower girl with the shorter length? I do like that it is kind of a cross between my bridesmaids and my dress. (the bm dresses have 3 chiffon flowers at the front vs my 3 taffeta flowers at the side).
And the David’s Bridal Dress (this is a poorly lit pic, the dress is white or ivory taffeta):
This is the one where I would possibly switch the bow to a taffeta flower similar to what is on my dress?
Which do you think I should go with? Other suggestions?
(And thanks for the sears link… I may use some of those for the flower girls!)
Post # 6
@slfraire: She is his daughter, not sister, but great idea for the flower ceremony! I think that may be a winner! I was also thinking of getting a necklace/locket or some little gift that we could give her at that time to symbolize the new family?
Post # 7
I actually love the DB dresses how they are now!! Precious. But if you’re looking to recreate your dress, then sure, I’m on board for replacing the bow wiht a flower! But I think it’s already super close!
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I love the locket idea. Will you give it to her during the rehersal dinner. I know that it is tradition for some families to read a letter to eachother’s parents. Example: I read a letter to his parents about how thankful I am for how they raised him, etc. He writes a letter to your parents.
Maybe the two of you, our just yourself, can read a letter to her, or only to her, and skip the parent idea.
Post # 10
I got mine from girlsdressline They have a lot of communion dresses as well, which would have the look you’re going for more than some Flower Girl dresses.
Here’s a few that are similar to your dress
Post # 11
Oh I think the one with the pink background would look great ! You could probably place the flower on the sash to make it even more similar to yours !