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What does the Flower Girl wear? Who pays?

Honeybee, on December 2, 2016 at 1:10 PM Posted in Wedding Attire 0 45
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As the bride, am I responsible for choosing what the flower girl wears? I was always under the assumption that her parents would choose what she wears, but her mother seems to be under the impression that I should choose what she wears. Do Flower Girls traditionally wear the same color as the bridesmaids? Or do they dress in white like the brides? Also, am I responsible for paying for her dress? I need some guidance.

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Latest activity by Christina, on November 24, 2018 at 11:16 AM
  • Jamie
    Master May 2017
    Jamie ·
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    It's not unusual for the parent to ask you for guidance. My FGs are wearing a mix of white & pink. They will be a good blend of me & the bridesmaids. I offered to pay for the dress but her mom turned me down. Her mom is one of my BM and the dresses we ended up going with cost more than we were originally looking to spend. I did however pay for the floral sash.

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  • Bellz
    Super July 2017
    Bellz ·
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    I've seen most flower girls in white, and I think the bride and groom pay for the dress.

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  • 5starFM
    VIP January 2017
    5starFM ·
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    Not sure on any real rules with this. I bought my flower girl's dress. 1. it was only $30. 2. I buy her stuff all the time so it didn't seem out of place to just pick something for her and buy it. 3. Her dress actually matches the MOH's dress and who is actually the flower girl's mom.

    I think for the sake of cohesion, you should aid in the selection of her dress, if you're not buying the dress yourself.

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  • Rachel DellaPorte
    Rachel DellaPorte ·
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    You treat her as the youngest member of your bridal party. Typically, she's dressed in the same color as the BMs, but the dress doesn't have to match the pattern of the BMs. If you want her dressed in white (like the bride), you can do that. I prefer the colored dresses, but that's your call to make. You can pick the dress or you can give her mother the right color and let her select it. Either way, her mom pays for the dress (so I would ask her mom what price range she's comfortable with).

    There's lots of stuff online if you don't want to go the David's Bridal route.

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  • mimitrue
    Master January 2016
    mimitrue ·
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    Usually the bride and groom picks what dress the flower girl wears and the parents pay for the dress. We picked ours but we also paid for ours because they were $20 each. But every wedding I've been to or been a part of, the parents pay for the attire of the flower girls and ring bearers.

    Our colors were red and pool. Our bridesmaids wore pool. And we wanted our flower girls to wear the opposite color so we had them wear white and red. We wanted our flower girls to stand out instead of blend in with the bridesmaids

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  • Rebecca
    VIP June 2016
    Rebecca ·
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    I picked out the dresses the FG wore and paid for them as well

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  • Mrs.Frizz
    VIP October 2016
    Mrs.Frizz ·
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    We bought the dress for our FG. She wore a similar shade to my BMs. I actually lucked out and found the dress in a department store, way cheaper then David's.

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  • Lauren17
    Master July 2017
    Lauren17 ·
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    We picked the dress for our flower girl, her parents are paying for the dress. They are typically not very expensive. Our colors are navy, blush and gold. Our BMs are wearing navy and the flower girl is wearing Blush!

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  • Suzanne
    Devoted December 2016
    Suzanne ·
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    I had my flower girl try on dresses with the bridesmaids. Her mom is my best friend and is in my bridal party. It was adorable and we had a blast! I paid for it, but I did so as a gift since my best friend wouldn't accept it otherwise. Lol

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  • Suzanne
    Devoted December 2016
    Suzanne ·
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    Oh! And she is wearing an ivory satin bubble tank dress with a 3d floral appliqué.

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  • MrsFH
    Super May 2017
    MrsFH ·
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    We picked the dress and ran it by the flower girl's mom but then we bought it.

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  • Honeybee
    Super December 2017
    Honeybee ·
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    What stores do you all recommend for flower girl dresses?

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  • MJ
    VIP April 2017
    MJ ·
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    I've only seen the flower girl in white or ivory and was under the impression that the parents pay. I paid for my daughter's dress when she was my cousin's flower girl. She picked the dress and I just bought it. My flower girl is my FH niece and her mom has told us to just let her know which dress and she will purchase. Since I am also purchasing our daughter's dresses from same place as flower girl - I'm just gonna go ahead and purchase it myself. Its about $40.

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  • acciowedding
    VIP May 2017
    acciowedding ·
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    My sister who is also my MOH was there with me when we went shopping for my nieces' flower girl dresses. We just grabbed a ton of dresses and had the girls try them on and ultimately my sister chose based on what she wanted to spend.

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  • Erin Wood
    Master July 2017
    Erin Wood ·
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    My flower girl is wearing ivory with a navy blue sash to coordinate with BM's. We are paying since it's FH daughter but I think traditionally the parents pay for the dress just like the BM's pay for their attire.

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  • Anne
    VIP October 2017
    Anne ·
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    My flower girl will be 3 at the time of our wedding, and she's the daughter of our close friends. I am happy to pay for the dress, and I would prefer it be in the color palette of the wedding, but I want her mom to pick it out so the flower girl can be comfortable. She knows her daughter best, and with a late fall wedding I don't want our FG to be too cold or uncomfortable.

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  • Corinne_
    Master September 2016
    Corinne_ ·
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    I originally told the mother of the flower girl that she should get whatever she feels comfortable with, something with some lace and in any shade of white. She asked me for some more pointers, so I gave her two links with dresses I liked, one was on Zulily, the other target. She went with the target dress, which was around $35. So I'd definitely recommend checking out Target.

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  • Mrs. Knolle
    Master July 2016
    Mrs. Knolle ·
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    I sent my FGs moms a few links from Amazon of dresses that I liked and let them go from there. I basically told them ivory dresses and let them pick (my dress was ivory and champagne). They purchased the dresses.

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  • MrsSki
    Master April 2017
    MrsSki ·
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    I picked the flower girl dresses because I wanted all 3 in the same dress (but I also paid for them). We found pretty white dresses on Amazon for under $30 that were comfortable for the girls

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  • Mrs.T.Smith
    Super October 2016
    Mrs.T.Smith ·
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    My flower girls we're ivory and gold, I found they dresses on eBay for 27.99 I paid for they dresses, ruffle socks, bows and jewelry for the day.. It was my choice about what I wanted to paying for . They parents only had paid for they shoes.

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