Post # 1
I’m assuming the answer is “the bride and groom” but I just wanted to get an idea of what most other people are doing. I have two young nieces and it was jsut sort of assumed by my mom and my brother & SIL that they would be the flower girls; I never really asked.
That being said, should I still be responsible for buying their dresses? I don’t mean to sound like a cheap skate but we hadn’t considered that as a cost in our budget.
However, I’d appreciate any help on where I can find inexpensive flower girl-like dresses for a 4 and 2 year old! Thanks in advance!
PS – I’m in Canada.
Post # 3
If you have an exact and specific dress you want them to wear, then you should pay for it. But if you have a general color scheme or style that you can find in any price range, I say let them pay for it.
Post # 4
we didn’t buy ours, her mom did. and we asked her to be our flower girl. i assumed it was like a bridesmaid, they buy their own dress, and when it came time to buy the dress her mom and i picked out the dress together because i wanted her to like it in case there’s a chance she can wear it again. if you do end up buying it, look at a department store or tj max/ross type of store. especially now that easter is coming, they will have some cute dresses for cheap.
Post # 5
I have NO clue who pays, but I’ve seen some really cute FG-like dresses at Winners. The only issue is that you sort of have to keep checking because the stock is always changing…which is kind of inconvenient.
The Easter idea is kind of key as well, because after that (depending on when your wedding is) a lot of really cute dresses will come on sale at The Bay.
Post # 6
Our flower girl (and her younger sister who wanted to be involved too!) had their mom buy their dresses. We went for something inexpensive and let the flower girl have her say in what she was wearing. It’s worked out well for us!
Post # 7
I am probably going to pay for the Flower Girl dress for our niece. She’s 2 and I’m not sure what to get her as a gift, so I thought maybe that would do.
Post # 8
I think typically the parents of the child pay. But in our wedding, both mom and dad, daughter and son are in the wedding party. So we paid for the kids outfits, so that our friends didn’t have to buy four outfits.
Post # 9
I thought the mom of the Flower Girl pays…but then Future Mother-In-Law made a big to-do that she would be paying. As long as I’m not, hehe ;o)
Post # 10
I think it just depends on who the Flower Girl is and so forth. Our’s is our little niece. The Fiance and I were in Macys and found the cutest dress and had to get it. We wrapped it up and shipped to her along with a Flower Girl childrens book.
Post # 11
Our flowergirls parents paid with them and they were fine with it. I picked out the dress and they went and bought it and they were fine it.
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Typically it’s the parents of the Flower Girl, just as BMs and GMs pay for their own attire. But if you *can* pay, you might as well. If you can’t, don’t worry about it, just don’t pick something super expensive.
Post # 13
Why don’t you sugguest you pay for a portion of the dress and then your brother and SIL and law can pay for the left over. I’m planning on doing that with my flower girl dresses.
Also, where in canada do you live? Winners and the Bay are good places to look for dresses. Have you tried looking at the shop you bought your dress from. Myabe they carry flower girl dresses and you can get a discount on it.
Post # 14
I paid for our flower girl dresses mainly b/c I found them. We weren’t concerned about them being white or matching the dress color of my BMs, so we went to Macy’s right after Easter. They have a TON of fabulous Easter dresses there, and right after, they’re cheaper than ever!
My Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were periwinkle, and I ended up buying yellow dresses for my flower girls. They ended up being $35 each, and the girls were 2 1/2 years old each. Below is a picture of how they looked against the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. They had a blue overlay, so that was perfect to match the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses. I would absolutely consider any of the department stores if you don’t mind having a color compliment your Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses!
Post # 15
Flower girls mom paid for the dress at my SIL’s wedding
Post # 16
Ah @2peas, too stinkin cute!
I have some insight, My kiddo has been in 4 (my wedding will be 5) weddings as a flower girl. In all but one I paid for everything – shoes, dress, basket, even silk flowers at her dad’s wedding. At the other one they found a local seamstress that would make their idea of a “perfect” dress for $40.
For my sister’s wedding I purchased the dress from this site:
I felt those were good prices and yes – the satin/polyester quality isn’t LUXE but definately not bad by any means.