Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons

5 Flower Girl Must Haves

Morning lovelies! It is such a gloriously bright and sunny day here in the bay, what a beautiful way to end the week – I just hope it continues all through the weekend, so Mr E, the pup and I can go on lots more of these. Anyway, feeling all inspired by the sun (and the beautiful flower girl that accompanied this week’s Chic Vintage Bride) I thought I would mix things up a little for today’s Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons – you know how I like to keep you on your toes! Usually these Friday roundups are all about my 5 fab finds, but this Friday it is the 5 must haves….although they are definitely still fab! Rather than just sharing beautiful pictures and posts to beguile and inspire you, I have tried to think of the 5 things to find and buy for your flower girl a bit of a checklist for you – and I have even done some of the hard work for you and found a few items that might just fit the bill!

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Flower Girl Must Haves

 

1. Of course number one is the dress, and there are A LOT of gorgeous dresses out there! No longer is a tulle ballerina skirt your only option, although there are definitely still plenty if that’s what you’re after. But as with all fashion, whether tulle-tastic or delicate in lace, the designs and styles for flower girls today are so much more grown up and sophisticated, like beautiful miniature wedding dresses…..

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Flower Girl Dress

This pretty one is Lyla from BHLDN

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Flower Girl DressPhotography by Nicole Berrett via Ruffled

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Flower Girl DressPhotography by Archetype Studio Inc.  via Style Me Pretty

I love the flower girl dresses by Doloris Petunia on Etsy. So much so in fact, that I would happily wear an adult version of this almost Audrey inspired design called the Annabelle….

Doloris Petunia Flower Girl Dress

And here’s a roundup of some other real cuties for flower girls of all ages…..

 

2. Ladies we all know what a difference shoes can make to an outfit, and this truth is universal – whatever your age. As Marilyn Monroe once said “Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world!”…..

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Flower Girl Shoes

Photography by  Binary Flips via Elizabeth Anne Designs

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Flower Girl Boots

Photo by Marianne Wilson via Wedding Wire

 

3. Something to carry is also important. Be it a basket overflowing with petals, a banner or a ring-pillow, a little task will be cherished by your flower girl – and will give her something to focus on rather than all of those eyes watching her…..

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Flower Girl Banner

Photography by Alixann Photography via Green Wedding Shoes

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Flower Girl Parasol

Photography by Emily Wren via Green Wedding Shoes

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Flower Girls & Moss baskets

Photography by  Elyse Hall via Style Me Pretty

 

4. And what flower girls outfit would be complete without a flower crown?

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Flower Girl Dress

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Flower Girl DressPhotography by Braedon Photography via Ruffled

 Or other cute hair accessory…..

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Flower Girl Must Have

Photography by  Heather Rowland  via Style Me Pretty

Treat her to something pretty and spend a moment making sure it looks perfect because she will love feeling as pampered as you and your bridesmaids!

 

5. Last but not least, think of a special way to thank her! With something personal she can carry or wear on the day and treasure forever. I love the idea of this embroidered handkerchief from Inspired Stitches…..

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - 5 Flower Girl Must Haves

And here are a few other ideas any flower girl is sure to love!…..

 

Oh and don’t forget to be there to hold her hand…..

Snippets, Whispers & Ribbons - Flower GirlsPhotography by CK Metro Photos via Chic Vintage Brides

Or create it the special job of one of your bridesmaids. Because remembering how nervous I was walking down the aisle as an adult, I can hardly imagine the nerves our poor flower girls must feel walking ahead of us.

Have a fab weekend!

 

Amy

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