Post # 1
I can’t seem to get a definiate on who pays for flower girl dresses. I’ve read that bride does, and I’ve read that their parents do . . . I haven’t even asked them to be flower girls yet because I want to have knowledge of the proper etiquette here. Isn’t it like bridesmaid dresses and they (mom) buy their own? Thanks!
Post # 3
I think it all depends… I have 2 flower girls and we are buying their dresses. The catch though is that I am getting them for 30.00 each at Dillard’s. If we had chosen something more high-end, I probably would have offered some towards the price but expected the moms to get the dress. Shop around for prices and then make your decision. There are some on ebay that are buy it now priced that are 29.99 – they are absolutely adorable too! I decided against them though because of fear they would not fit.
Post # 4
I’m not sure of the norm, but I paid for my flowergirl’s dress. I only had one, so one was not too much to pay for. 🙂
Post # 5
- Wedding: October 2007 - Ceremony at a cement and stained glass cathedral and reception at a boutique hotel ballroom
we paid for our FG dresses, but they only cost $40/piece so it was pretty reasonable. got them here: http://wise-bride.com
Post # 6
We paid for our FG dress, but it was only $37.
But, when the parent(s) agree to have their child in the wedding, they are also agreeing to cover the costs associated with that responsibility. So, yes, the parents can pay for the dresses. That being said, I wouldn’t go and pick out an extremely expensive dress for them.
Post # 7
we paid for our fg dresses. we didn’t want to burden or impose on the moms. but we got ours in downtown la’s fashion district for a whopping $15 each! we did ask the moms to purchase red shoes for the occasion though.
we felt the same way about the bm dresses. although they still have to pay for the labor of getting them made, i purchased all of the material and shoes for them. just trying to minimize costs for all those involved.
Post # 8
where in LA did you find the FG dresses? I’m hoping to find some tomorrow in downtown. thanks!
Post # 9
Thanks everyone for your replies, great information.
aoedorothee – also wonder where in LA’s fashion district did you get your FG dresses?
Post # 10
along pico, between maple and santee, there are a whole bunch of little kid formalwear shops. some are relatively more expensive than what we wanted to spend ($40-75), others were obviously cheaper, like my $15 finds. coming from the 10 freeway, exit San Pedro, head toward the fashion district, then turn left on Pico. You’ll start seeing a ton of little kiddie clothes on both sides of the street. Park somewhere and just walk around a few blocks toward Maple and Santee. Along Santee, you’ll also find formalwear for adults, specifically bridesmaid-type attire for less than $100. beware, they look kinda cheap in person, but i coordinated a wedding at the beverly hills hotel once and i believe those dresses came from there. they looked absolutely elegant… sorry, i digress…
anyway, here are a couple of pictures of the $15 dresses i purchased. got it in all white, although they have many pastel colors available. too bad my colors aren’t pastel at all. and i just added the sash with my extra material from the bridesmaid’s dresses.
good luck ladies!
Post # 11
Emily Post says the flower girl’s dress and accessories should be paid for by her family. Of course, the bride offering to pay for them is always a thoughtful gesture.