There are a few things to consider when getting ready to buy flower girl dresses. These considerations stay the same if you are purchasing for your own children , or you are the bride and are going to be be purchasing the dresses for the flower girls along with the bridesmaid dresses.
The first thing to consider is the age of the flower girl. Is it baby girl flower girl dresses you need, is it for toddler age, preschool age or early elementary school age. The age of the child will often determine the difficulty you will have in finding the right flower girl dress. It is often much more difficult to buy for babies then it is for older girls. There is of course, always the option of custom made dresses, but if you are looking for affordable flower girl dresses, then custom may be way out of reach for you.
The next thing to consider is the type and style dresses you want. Are they casual flower girl dresses, old fashioned., medieval or even beach dresses.This will help you decide if you can go shopping locally or you will need to buy them online. Buying dresses locally means you get to try the dresses on the little girls. It is also easier to purchase clothing when you can actually see and feel the material of the dresses you are considering. If you are looking for something a little bit different than classic, beautiful flower girl dresses, then you may have to resort to online shopping.
Of course, choosing to buy them online will give you many more options and choice, but you cannot have the kids try them on. Then what happens if they don’t fit. Of course, they can be altered but if you are working withing a specific time frame you may not be able to afford the time. You also must make sure that the online retailers allow you to return the dresses if they don’t fit the children.
Retailers of flower girl dresses often don’t allow returns because they know that many people have their children wear these dresses once and then try to return them.
If you go with the children to choose the dresses that may be the best option as the girls themselves can try on the dresses which only adds to the excitement that they will have getting ready for the big wedding.
Once you have decided on the size dresses you will need, what type you are looking for and how you want to shop, you are ready to start making your decisions. Then all you have to worry about are the flower girl gifts.