There’s really nothing more precious than a teeny tiny flower girl all dolled up like a real little princess. Add to that a dash of vintage loveliness, and you might just be competing with her for the limelight down the aisle, and not the bridesmaids! (Just a figure of speech, so no need to go dressing her in rags.)
Before you even start considering outfits, it’s important to take a long hard look at who you’re dressing up. While a little girly-girl might enjoy the idea of wearing a frilly dress and adorning herself with pretty beads and hair clips, a more active little munch-kin should rather be dressed in a simpler outfit – comfortable shoes and perhaps a shorter dress.
Once that’s settled, you can start dressing up your little vintage porcelain doll:
- Choose a ruffly dress with plenty of soft lace detail or layers of chiffon, and fine beading.
- For a more fuss-free and simple look, opt for a 1920s shift dress and jazz it up with pretty vintage jewels.
- Adorn the little one with ultra-feminine and vintage jewellery such as strings of pearls, a brooch or two, or a pretty locket.
- Choose a cute vintage hairstyle to complete the ensemble, such as cute soft curls, a French braid or a ballerina bun.
- No vintage hairstyle is quite complete without a dainty hair accessory. Look around for a diamanté hair comb, floral hair band or beautiful fascinator – something precious that she can keep, maybe for her own wedding one day
- Alternatively, pop a cute little vintage hat on her head – ideal if you’re dealing with an active little flower girl whose fancy hairstyle probably won’t survive long.
- Decorate her little flower basket with lace or chiffon, or if you’re going for a more rustic style vintage feel, choose a wooden or metal pail instead of a basket.
- If there’s a possibility that her nerves will start shaking, allow your flower girl to walk down the aisle with her favourite doll and dress the doll in a little vintage style outfit of her own.
BONUS TIP: If you’d like your little flower girl to scatter petals down the aisle, take her on a trial run to ensure that she knows how much to scatter with every step – that way she won’t run out of petals half way down the aisle.
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