(Closed) Can I pull this off? Fairy flower girls

posted 5 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Do these wings look ok?
    They don't match, keep looking : (14 votes)
    22 %
    They look fine, kids look cute in anything : (21 votes)
    32 %
    Scrap the wing idea entirely, you have enough going on : (30 votes)
    46 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    8487 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    I love the idea, but I dont think they match at all.

    If it was just a plain tutu type outfit, I think it would work.

    Post # 4
    Member
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    If it doesn’t really bother you, why not? Plus green and brown are very woodland faerie-ish!

    Post # 5
    Hostess
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I would personally go for an understated fairy look if I were you. For example, something ethereal and romantic instead of costume-y.

     

    Post # 6
    Member
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @AlwaysSunny:  Love this. Kate’s wedding was romantic perfection on so many levels.

    Post # 8
    Hostess
    7561 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    @Weetzie:  I agree, those dresses are great! 

    Post # 9
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    3372 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @AlwaysSunny:  + 1 

    I say do away with the wings, and opt for pretty floral headpieces instead for that woodland fairy look.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2055 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Since you have your heart set on wings. What about a similar look? A capelet or shrug with a hint of sparkle can still evoke the faerie look without the Halloween feel (and they can wear these again):

     

    Post # 12
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    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2016

    I love the dresses and love the wing idea. I think it will be super cute, and expecially if you are having a woodland theme, I think it’s an excellent idea. if you were having a beach wedding or something, I would feel differently I think– but this goes perfectly! That being said, don’t get too hung up on the wings. They are wings after all. Worst comes to worst, you could buy white ones?

    Post # 13
    Member
    382 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I love the idea of wings! haha

    if you want wings that are a bit more subtle, my mum made me soft wings when I was little that I LOVED and wore everywhere… I’ll try to describe how to make them (its really easy)

    cut a rectangle of tulle or any kind of floaty sheer fabric. the longer side of the rectangle should be the length of the kid’s armspan, and the shorter side should be about the length of the kid’s torso. tie an elastic band around the middle of the rectangle, and cover the band with a ribbon in your wedding colours (tie it with a bow). safety pin this part to the back of the dress. then attach a hair elastic to one corner on each side. this slips over the girl’s wrists when she’s wearing the dress. that’s it! you’d be able to make both for about $10-15 I think.

    when theyre just standing normally or holding flowers, itll look like an interesting sheer capelet thing. but when they want to run around and play fairies, they can flap their arms up and down and it looks like wings! they look cute but not over the top and they are really fun to wear. I think my mum sewed silver tinsel to the edge of mine because it was originally a christmas fairy costume but you could leave them plain if its a nice fabric or add any kind of decorations you like

    Post # 14
    Member
    2121 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017

    @AlwaysSunny:  +1

    I LOVE the idea but I think the costume party wings will be cheap-looking. AlwaysSunnys photo idea is perfect 🙂

    Post # 15
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    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @Weetzie:  I agree with PPs about cheap wings looking, well, cheap instead of etheral. I like the idea of a capulet, and I was thinking that you could maybe have two ribbons in the colours of the dresses added to the back of the headdresses, so when they run about the ribbons will sort of stream out behind them. My mum used to be a florist and she made these for little girls a couple of times, it looks great. 

    Post # 16
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    478 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @Weetzie:  OMG that is such a cute idea!  I love it!  I think it will look fine.  None of your guests will care that it does not match perfectly.  Not to sound horrible but years from now people will look back and say, it was such a cute idea, not even remembering that it wasn’t perfectly matching.  I am a strong believer that you can do anything you want for your own wedding, I also think most guests will not remember many details at all.   I have been to 8+ weddings and have been a bridesmaid once and though I remember some things the things I remember most is that they got married.  My theory for things that could possibly go wrong at my wedding is, even if  (insert item here) goes wrong no one but me will notice and no one will remember anyway. :-). I think go for it!  Its adorable!

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