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Flower Girl Dress

Ladies, how does it work for a flower girl dress? Is it supposed to match my gown or match the bm dresses (meaning a sash that matches the bm dresses)?Also... traditionally who pays, the bride or the flower girl's mom?TIA!

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    edited December 2011
    I don't think there's a right or wrong way.  I usually see the flowergirl in white/cream though, with a sash that matches the BM.  Really you could do whatever you want though.  Usually the flower girl's parents pay, unless you wanna be nice!
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    edited December 2011
    whatever your vision is - do you want a "lil bride" or do you want her to be "one of the girls" Do you want her in all white w/ a matching splash of color? i had 2 FGs ,and both had all white dresses...i actually wanted the same color sash for them but they didnt come in the same color so we did all white their moms bought the dresses
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    Lola MinnieLola Minnie member
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    edited December 2011
    Ok, thanks! I guess anything goes.  I wasn't sure if I should look into the bm designers for a flower girl dress. Are there shops to go to or should I look online?
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    edited December 2011
    You can do either.  Most shops carry samples, but you could also look online.  LIke I know watters & watters carries fg dresses.
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    edited December 2011
    If you're not getting married for awhile (like July 2010 and beyond) you can wait til Easter dresses come out. There may even be white/ivory Christmas dresses in the stores now. My mom got my FGs dresses at JC Penney for $25 each on clearance after Easter. "Regular" FG dresses easily run $100+ and the one girl's parents simply couldn't afford that, especially since her dad was a GM as well. We ended up paying for both FG dresses, cardigan sweaters, shoes, and tights for less than $50/girl. Another option is Ebay and Burlington Coat Factory, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, etc. I saw the same dresses our FGs wore at Burlington for $30.
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    Lola MinnieLola Minnie member
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    edited December 2011
    I am in May so that doesn't work but all are good ideas! I assume I do still have time though, right...
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    mbcdefgmbcdefg member
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    edited December 2011
    It can match yours if you want, or she can wear a colored sash over a white/ivory dress, or she can wear a dress that's all in color. Totally up to you. The parents should pay, but you should also ask them about their budget BEFORE you pick something out. If you want something more expensive than they're willing to pay, you need to chip in for the cost (or pick something cheaper). I'll ditto the people who said to check department stores and regular kids' clothing boutiques to get something off the rack (IMO, the price that salons charge for flower girls' dresses is OUTRAGEOUS). Also try Target, Marshall's and TJ Maxx, especially after Easter and Communion when they're all on sale. And don't limit yourself to "flower girl dresses" - look for nice party dresses and holiday dresses. Anything with the word "wedding" attached to it automatically gets a price markup.
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    edited December 2011
    I think the way the dress look is up to you. I had my flower girl match me, but my sister-in-law is having her match the bridesmaids. As for paying-I think it's really up to who's involved. My flower girl's mom paid for hers.
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    edited December 2011
    I'm in May as well and we were able to find toddler dresses at Kohls and they are sooo adorable. I wanted a cute little girl look for them, not a mini bride.
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    Lola MinnieLola Minnie member
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    edited December 2011
    thanks for all the advice!
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    edited December 2011
    My flower girl wore a dress from Burlington Coat Factory and if I remember correctly, there were several to choose from - it was ivory and had little 'pearls' all over it Agree with Mrs. Spunky they can really nail you on the prices - try department stores first
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    edited December 2011
    The bane of my existence. Ok, that was an exxageration, but it's been hard. My FG dress kinda matches my dress (the concept matches). Also the color matches. The mom is paying for the dress
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    Lola MinnieLola Minnie member
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    edited December 2011
    My dress has ALOT of beading, that's why it would be tough to match it, Vanessa but thanks for the feedback.
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    edited December 2011
    Lola, so does mine. That's why it was driving me crazy! My mom and I even went to the garment district in the city to try to buy beaded appliques to no avail. I ended up finding a dress in a bridal store in elizabeth that has some beading on the top part, and some on the bottom part.
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    Lola MinnieLola Minnie member
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    edited December 2011
    I'm glad you could relate! My dress has heavy beading and embroidary so it would be tough.  Maybe I will check out that store you went to also.
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    edited December 2011
    nothing has to match... although i have never seen a flower girl not in a whitish dress walking down the aisle to match the bride at least a little.  it certainly doesn't have to be the same style or material or anything.  or she can wear a similar color to your BMs, although if she's young and throwing flowers, i'd stick to matching you.
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