- 8 years ago
- Wedding: March 2011
Our daughter (age 7) is going to be the flower girl in our wedding. I am most likely going to end up going with a vintage dress for myself, or one with a very strong vintage influence (probably 1930s). The dress I like best for myself is white allover lace, a modified 30s cut, and I will have a pale blue sash and blue shoes..
So, I’ve been searching for something for our daughter to wear and I would really like something with an old-fashioned look or an outright vintage reproduction. Actual vintage is most likely too hard to find. I’d like her to have something longer in length and with old fashioned fabrics or details.
I did find a little blue and brown lace dress at the thrift shop, still with tags, for $3, and bought it. It has blue satin wide shoulder straps and a bllue satin waist sash and brown lace, nice antique looking lace and vintage shades, tea length and kind of a sheath with scalloped lace on the hem…but I don’t like that the neckline is a criss cross V, it’s a little teenager looking IMO. So if I use it I will have to put some sort of modesty panel and it will need a jacket or bolero. Once I started pricing THOSE, I realized I might as well buy another dress! Crazy.
So I am not really sold on that dress and might just let her have it for dressup since it was only $3. It’s cute but kind of reminds me of a mini-adult dress and I am thinking she should have something more classic “little girl”. I have been looking and looking and getting the same basic flower girl dresses over and over, pretty much. Pretty, but I was hoping for something different. Also when I do find something unique/vintage styled, it’s likely that it won’t be in her size as she’s a large child and wears a 10/12.
The exception was the “heirloom dresses” I found here, but I didn’t like any of the available colors (great prices though):
My second question is this: is it common for the flower girl to wear white? I am wondering because I see a ton of Flower Girl dresses in white and ivory.