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What Does a Flower Girl Do? – Ask Emmaline

Hello, loves! Today we’re answering an Ask Emmaline wedding advice question from bride-to-be, Ashley, who asks, “What Does a Flower Girl Do?” Here’s her full question…

Flower Girl Dress (by Olivia Kate Couture, photo by Michelle DuPont) - What Does a Flower Girl Do? via EmmalineBride.com

flower girl tutu by olivia kate couture, photo by michelle dupont

“Dear Emmaline, My niece is six years old and I want her to be my flower girl. She (and her mom) accepted, but now what? What does a flower girl do? Does a flower girl toss anything other than petals? What age is best for the flower girl? Thanks!”

Great question, Ashley (P.S. Six years old is a perfect age for a flower girl). Read on to find out what a flower girl does, the proper age for a flower girl, what she can toss, what to carry, and more!

Top 10 Wedding Gowns from Beloved by Casablanca Bridal

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We have a special feature for you today: an exclusive first look at the new Beloved wedding gown collection from Casablanca Bridal! Read on to see photos from the Fall 2016 Romance collection including our top ten hand-picked favorites…

Best Convertible Dress for Bridesmaids? – Ask Emmaline

best convertible dresses for bridesmaids

Convertible bridesmaid dresses are one of the most popular choices for attire. It’s not just because they’re made with incredibly comfortable and soft fabrics, or the fact that they can be worn a variety of ways. So when we received this Ask Emmaline question from Lauren, we knew other brides would be wondering the very same thing. She asks,

“Hi Emmaline! I have five bridesmaids and I am deciding on dresses right now. I really wanted to go with a convertible dress so they can wear it any way they’d like and hopefully after the wedding, too. I’ve seen many dresses but they’re too expensive (over $200). Do you have any tips on where to find the best convertible bridesmaid dresses? Thanks!”

Great question, Lauren! We’re happy to help you out. In this post, we’ll show you why bridesmaids love these dresses, show you where to buy the best convertible dresses for bridesmaids, and share our favorite finds to inspire you! Enjoy!

Who Pays for Flower Girl Dress?
(Plus, 12 Flower Girl Dresses Under $100!)

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by olivia kate couture, photo: jen jar photography

Bride-to-be Allie wrote us this week with a common wedding etiquette question we know you’re probably wondering, too! She asks,

Hi Emmaline! My niece is the flower girl in my wedding and I just started looking at flower girl dresses. I showed some to my sister (my niece’s mom) to see her thoughts on the dresses I found. I was wondering, who pays for the flower girl dress? Who picks it out? Thanks in advance!

Great question, Allie! Here’s the wedding etiquette on who pays for the flower girl dress at your wedding…

21 Lace Accessories That Will Look Beautiful for Weddings

It’s Monday, which means we’re sharing ideas for the bride! Today we’re focusing on lace accessories for vintage inspired weddings. We’ve curated a beautiful list of lovely lace finds including a bridal clutch, an engagement ring and wedding band set, a lace embellished ring pillow, a pair of something blue shoes, a getting ready robe, invitations, and more. Enjoy!

1. A pair of vintage inspired lace cuffs for the bride

By Joola Designs. Photo: Lisa Wareham. (P.S. Get 20% off orders $30+ with code JOOLA20)

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by joola designs

2. This lovely lace ring pillow

From Laura Stark.

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by laura stark

3. These beautiful-in-blue lace flats

From Walkin On Air.

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by walkin on air

3 Dresses You’ll Absolutely Love for Winter Weddings

When you’re shopping for the *perfect* wedding gown, it tends to be easier in the spring or summer. Strapless! Halter! One-shoulder! Any of these designs are readily available and you’re more than happy to wear any of them outdoors since spring and summer boasts pretty incredible weather. But if you’re getting married in the winter — and you don’t want to be cold — you’ve come to the right place. We’ve found three beautiful dresses for winter weddings we know you’ll love from Milamira Bridal and we can’t wait to show you how perfect they are! Read on for more…

Long Sleeve Dresses Winter Weddings (by Milamira Bridal, Photo: Ksenia Milushkina) | http://emmalinebride.com/bride/dresses-winter-weddings/

by milamira bridal

These Bridesmaid Dresses are Cute with a Bow on the Back

Hey, lovelies! Happy Thursday! Are you planning a vintage inspired wedding and need the *perfect* bridesmaid dress? You know, one they’ll actually want to wear? Then you’ll love these Audrey Hepburn inspired dresses we spotted at Shop Apricity! They’re handmade just for you in beautiful sunny California. We especially love the back of these dresses: check out the bow! You can choose from three shades: teal, seafoam, or navy. Which one is your favorite?


Bridesmaid Dresses with Bow on the Back

The dresses are a sleek fit and flare skater dress in stretch pointe knit fabric. It offers a true flattering fit and features a deep back scoop neckline and darling bow accent.

Oh, and I have to add: there are pockets!

navy blue dress by shop apricity | bridesmaid dresses bow on back

by shop apricity

How to Pick Flower Girl Dresses for Formal Weddings

It’s time for another Ask Emmaline question! (We love ’em, so keep those questions coming!) Sabrina asks us, “I’m planning a traditional church wedding. Do you have any suggestions for a formal flower girl dress?” Great question! There are a few tips to remember when picking a formal flower girl dress: read on to find out more and get inspired with handmade flower girl dresses. Enjoy!

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dresses: fattie pie

3 Tips for Formal Flower Girl Dresses

1. Length

When shopping for a formal flower girl dress, look for a floor-length or ankle-length dress (ideal for a formal, traditional wedding). If it is a summer or spring wedding, a knee-length dress is a great option (provided the bridesmaid dresses follow suit).

2. Color

A formal flower girl dress is light in color: white or ivory is most popular. Light pink is another color option.

3. Accents

Formal flower girl dresses will be made with fabrics such as lace or tulle; look for other accents like a sweetheart neckline, lace bodice, or a dress sash.

EB TIP: Make sure it’s comfortable! Whether the flower girl dress you pick is formal or informal, one thing to keep in mind is comfort. Make sure the dress is comfortable for her to wear (and stay away from any itchy materials).

Need inspiration? We’ve hand-picked a few formal flower girl dresses to get your creativity going. These were spotted at Fattiepie. Take a look:

The Elizabeth

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The Grace

grace flower girl dress (by Fattie Pie) - formal flower girl dresses #wedding

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The Olivia

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The Grace (in Ankle)

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xo,
-E.

P.S. Once you pick the dress, don’t forget the shoes! These flower girl shoes are adorable.

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Now *This* is a Stunning Grey Wedding Gown

Happy Weekend! Emma here and I’m curious: what do YOU think of the grey wedding dress trend? It’s been popular for a few years now, but I am finally seeing grey gowns to love just as much as classic white (or ivory, or champagne). Today we’re sharing a handmade grey wedding gown from Milamira Bridal that might change your mind on grey (like it did for me). This is one of my favorite dresses so far, which says a lot because we’ve shared many beautiful gowns in the past. The sweetheart neckline… the ruching… the tulle bodice… the low back… this gown has it all…

Gorgeous Grey Handmade Wedding Gown

handmade grey wedding gown | by milamira bridal

Handmade Grey Wedding Gown

This gown is high on my list of favorites for a handful of reasons:

o it is handmade, lovingly made by two passionate young designers. They say, “Every single gown in handmade in our own studio in Saint Petersburg. From sketch to final stitch we do everything by ourselves. We always make sure to peek the best quality materials, order our laces from Europe and experiment with fabrics which are not so common for bridal dresses.” Love!

o it is grey in color (specifically, a bluish grey)

o it features a sweetheart neckline

o this gown has a ruched tulle bodice and low back (two major wedding gown trends right now)

o it features off-shoulder sleeves, which I love… and if you don’t, they’re DETACHABLE!

Grey Handmade Wedding Gown

handmade grey wedding gown | by milamira bridal

handmade grey wedding gown | by milamira bridal

Grey Handmade Wedding Gown with Back View

handmade grey wedding gown | by milamira bridal

So, tell us: what do you think of this gown? Or even, grey wedding gowns in general? Leave a comment below!

You’ll find even more handmade wedding gowns to adore over in their shop. Tell them Emmaline Bride sent you!

Happy Planning!

xo
-E.

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