Derek’s beautiful niece, Marley, will be stepping in and taking over the role of flower girl for our wedding.
When Derek and I got engaged last January Marley was only 7 months old and just learning to pull herself up on things. Now she’s starting to talk, walk, and has even mastered showing off where her “nose”, “ears,” and “mouth” are when instructed (I can’t tell you how much fun it is to Facetime with her and say “Marley where’s your nose?” and watch her point to her nose. Technology rocks!).
By next January, Marley will be 19 months and who knows what new things she will be getting into. By then she’ll seem like such a big girl in our eyes, but a still a baby by flower girl standards. I’ve been holding out picking out her dress simply because she’s growing like a weed and who knows what size she’ll be come January.
How do you handle selecting dresses for a toddler? Do you wait until last minute? Make your best guess at a size? I honestly have no idea.
It’s only recently that I started pinning potential flower girl dresses to give myself an idea what’s out there. I’m still not sure if any of them when work, but it sure is fun to look.
Let’s call this the “fun” dress.
Beautiful, no? Too bad these dresses go for $$$ on etsy, I love them. So angelic and fun. I’m not sure the dress is exactly practical for a 19 month old, but one can dream.
Now picture the above dress with a cardigan.
This is a requirement for the flower girl dress. We’re getting married outside in January. Granted it’s Florida and it could be anywhere from 50 degrees to 80 degrees just before sunset, but I want to make sure all the girls have an option to be covered with a cardigan. The same rings true for my bridesmaids.
Here’s a dress with attitude.
Only silver/grey instead of gold. I feel like it has a rustic vibe. I love how it’s dressy, not formal. A lot of the dresses I saw were very formal and grown up. This one is fun and girly.
Alright, forget the dress – how adorable is this little girl? Love.
The dress is great too. I love the cream color (not a fan of the ultra white flower girl dresses) and also love the texture. It would look great with a cardigan and wouldn’t be too heavy or uncomfortable for her to wear. This simple style is definitely a high contender.
Last, but not least, the pillowcase dress.
Cute, comfortable, easy to pair with a cardigan, and budget friendly. I also think it fits with our theme. Doesn’t get more rustic chic than this. 🙂
I also spoke with my aunt about creating a baby’s breath head piece for Marley to wear.
And I’ve already spoken with my grandfather about creating something similar to this for her to carry down the aisle.
Only it will say “Uncle Bubba, Here Comes Your Girl” 🙂
Will she actually carry it? I have no idea – but my fingers are crossed!
Did you have a flower girl? What did she wear? Carry down the aisle? Any cute or funny stories about either?