(Closed) Matching bride and flowergirl?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

mrstopaz :  My cousin’s wife did that. The dresses were exactly the same but fairly simple. Just an A-line satin strapless dress with navy sash. The girl’s dress had spaghetti straps. 

I know it’s not unheard of to do and they were super focused on the three of them becoming a family, so maybe that played into it. But I’ll be honest- I thought it was weird. A little girl dressed like a bride just feels icky to me. Now, a similar style but in a color? Yes. A simple lace dress because yours is lace? yes! But mini-version of your dress… to me it isn’t cute. But I may be in the minority here. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I wouldn’t personally put a child in a strapless dress =/

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

I like the idea except I think that sweetheart necklines aren’t very flattering on little girls. Other than that, really cute idea!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

I agree with MexiPino.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

As above, I’m wearing an ivory dress with ruching and deep v in satin, junior bridesmaid is in ivory with gathering which looks similar yo my ruching nd a high round neckline because she’s 11. She’s also got a sash to match the other bridesmaids in dusky pink. Choosing  dress that ties in is lovely IMO but matchy matchy looks a bit my big fat gypsy weeding (which is fine if that’s the look you’re after)

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Clearly I’m in the minority here, but I think that looks pretty dang adorable! Unfortunately you might have to get the mini dress made from scratch because I can’t imagine a wedding dress designer selling mini versions of their dresses!

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2017

Oh and junior bridesmaid is in chiffon not satin to match other bridrsmaids

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

It is super common at Roma weddings. I have seen it done a good deal and think it is super cute. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

caitlynrenee :  That’s exactly my thought, I think it douesn’t look appropriate to put a little girl in a strapless sweatheart neckline.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

I think it’s a cute idea, but I’d probably try to do a “little girl” version of the wedding dress as opposed to an exact replica. For example, in the pic I think it looks pretty strange for the girl to be in a strapless sweetheart neckline… I think it’d be better if she had straps and a higher neckline.

It’s traditional among everyone I know for the flower girl to be dressed in a white dress, although they aren’t usually the exact match of the bride (but I think there are brides who’d like that, it’s just difficult to find an exact replica of the bridal gown). I think it’s because the flower girl is supposed to be a representation of the bride at a younger age? I’m not sure, but it makes sense. So the flower girl would represent the innocent side of the bride. So then it does make sense that she’d be dressed like the bride.

My niece was very excited to wear a white dress just like her Aunts and her mother in the three weddings she was in. She just liked to dress up like the women she looked up to for a day.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - Valleybrook Country Club

If you added a strap it would be a really cute idea!

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I think it’s weird and definitely, as a PP said, too gypsy-weddingesque. Complimentary dresses with similar details let both the bride and flower girl stand out. Matching just seems creepy to me. 

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

As pp said doing a little girl version of your dress would be sweet. Personally I feel cringy at Flower Girl dresses that look like prom dresses or too mature so if you stayed away from this and did matched material or embellishments you’d be fine I think.

me and my Flower Girl matched in that we both had simple no frills no lace matte satin Ivory dresses with a bow. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m not doing matching dresses, but she is wearing champagne like I am instead of colors to go with the BMs. It’s pretty common where I live for the flower girls colors/dress to be similar to the bride, but I’ve seen it done both ways. I have never seen identical dresses outside of Pinterest, however. I really think if you want to do matchy/matchy it depends on the age appropriateness of the dress. 

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