Do flower girl dresses have to match the bride or the bridesmaids? Do multiple flower girl dresses have to match each other? Today we’re tackling all of these important questions for your littlest bridal party attendant: the flower girl. Find out whether the flower girl dresses really have to match the bride. Plus, get inspiration for your wedding with cute dresses from Olive and Fern and a few other (adorable!) accessories. Enjoy!
Do Flower Girl Dresses Have to Match?
This is the latest Ask Emmaline question, sent to us from Nicole. She wants to know if flower girl dresses have to match the bridal party. She writes,
“Hi Emma! My bridesmaids are wearing coral and I’m wearing an ivory dress. My question is, do flower girl dresses have to match the bridesmaid dresses or the bride? Also I am having two flower girls, do their dresses have to match each other? Thanks for the help!”
Hey Nicole, great question! Traditionally speaking, flower girl dresses should match the bride in some way (i.e. ivory or white, depending on what the bride is wearing). Think of the flower girl dress like a mini version of your wedding dress (although you certainly don’t have to stick with tradition). We’ve seen brides do it all sorts of ways, from ivory and white to totally bright hues or even colorful tutu dresses for the flower girls. Bottom line: it’s really up to you! If you aren’t sure which way to go (ivory or coral), you can always choose something in the middle. Select an ivory flower girl dress (like this) to match your wedding dress, but add a pop of color (in your case, coral) to coordinate with your bridesmaids: a coral dress sash, pair of coral shoes (these are super cute!), hair pin (try here), or even your flower girl accessories (like this) are easy ways to do it.
This will ensure everything looks cohesive, especially in photos.
And above all, the flower girl dress should be comfortable, or she probably won’t want to even walk down the aisle. :) For instance, we found these cute flower girl dresses (spotted at Olive and Fern), which are and designed to be extra comfy for flower girls.
That does it! Hope it helps! If you want to see more flower girl dresses like these, check out Olive and Fern‘s adorable shop. For more advice on the flower girl, read: Who Pays for the Flower Girl Dress.