Broke-Ass Tag: flower girl dresses


For the most part, I’ve snapped myself out of my wedding planning funk. I’ve emailed my wedding coordinator to nail down a time for next Friday’s meeting to discuss menu, cake, setup, decorations, and the first half of the payment for the wedding. Chris is hopefully going to be able to take a day off (or at least part of one) to come with me and do that, which makes me happy. So I’ve now turned my attention to my next victims … my kids.

I really enjoyed wedding dress shopping at David’s Bridal, but even when we were there I wasn’t overly impressed by the flower girl selection. Everything looked either too old or too young for my girls who are 7 and 4. I also really don’t want to spend $80 on a dress that my kids are going to wear most likely once, though to be honest both of my girly girls will probably be next to impossible to pry out of something lacy and pretty. I also want them to match, not only because it’ll be cute but because if either one of them has anything even slightly different, the other one will want it and then I’ll have to referee that debacle (I’m making having kids sound great, aren’t I?). So I headed to Etsy to see if they had anything more my speed and in my price range.

Luckily, Etsy hasn’t let me down so far. The first dress I found that I fell in love with is from ElluraSage. It’s within my price range, it’s lacy and beautiful up top, and then ruffly and pretty down at the bottom. It’s short, which is what I thought I wanted because both of my girls inherited my clumsy gene, so give them less to trip over. I also love the sash with the flower, it adds a beautiful touch. It has cap sleeves, so a shawl or cover up would probably be necessary since even in Virginia — November can be cold — but that wouldn’t be a big deal to order.

Flower girl dress from Etsy seller ElluraSage

But then I found the perfect dress for my girls. It’s by PoshPeanutKids and I fell in love with it right away. It’s long sleeved, which I ended up loving. Since my wedding is in November, I think it will fit the weather perfectly. It’s long, which I was hesitant about, but I think if it’s really going to be a problem I’ll be willing to spend the little  bit of extra money to get it hemmed. It also comes with a bow, which the listing already says can be changed to match the colors of the wedding. It’s a couple of dollars more than the other one, but still under $40, which is definitely within what I wanted to spend. And the cherry on top is that both of the girls lost their little minds when I showed them, Chris got home from school and Y ran up to him telling him about “the wedding dress for us that Mommy is buying us.” If that’s not the seal of approval, I don’t know what is.

Lace flower girl dress available from Etsy seller PoshPeanutKids

Honestly, I’ll probably end up getting the kids shoes from Payless, they’re only going to be wearing them for a short while, for the ceremony, and then I guess I’ll use them as special occasion shoes. So I think, once I order the dresses, that I have the kids pretty much set! They’ll be thrilled with my sister, their Aunt T, doing their hair, and all I have to do is get some flower petals for them to throw and I’ve got that part at least down. Slowly but surely I think it’s all coming together.

Have you had any recent big wins with your planning? What are your flower girls wearing? Share below!

  • 6/9

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