Dressing Your Bridesmaids & Flower Girl

And you thought choosing your own gown was a monumental achievement! Now you have to work on making some of your best girlfriends happy, not to mention your flower girl and that cute, but petulant, page boy.

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Let’s start with bridesmaids fashion. It’s usual for them to pay for their own outfits. However, if you have your heart set on bridesmiad dresses that are a bit over the top price-wise, you might consider helping out with the payment. Remember too that your bridesmaids are likely to have different body shapes and sizes, and one style may not suit them all. A solution is to opt for a simple, elegant design, or choose one colour and fabric that you know will flatter them all, and allow each to select a style to suit.

Dress length (that should be determined by the formality of your wedding) might be the only rule to consider here. And if that’s the case, ensure that the hemlines of all the dresses are the same distance from the floor. Start by setting the hemline for your tallest bridesmaid and work from there. 

Like you, your bridesmaids will be spending much of your wedding day on their feet, so think comfort when it comes to shoes (remember comfort doesn't equal ugly). If they choose different shoe styles, try to stick to the same colour, (we love nude).

Young attendants can be fussy folk to dress, and the last thing you need on the day is grumpy children. Simplicity and comfort are key considerations here. Flower girl dresses could be a simpler version of your gown or your bridesmaids’, while page boys look cute in romantic pantaloon-style trousers, a ruffled shirt and a jacket. Because young boys can feel uncomfortable in a full suit, dark trousers and a shirt with a vest are a better choice for formal weddings.

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