You’ve picked the wedding dress of your dreams, and the adult bridesmaids dresses are ticked off the list too. Now comes the all-important task of picking the outfits for the rest of the wedding party. And by that we mainly mean flower girls (let’s face it, shopping for suits isn’t the most exciting, is it?).
There are few things cuter than toddlers in embellished dresses, scattering petals as they walk down the aisle, or perhaps clutching a little posey of flowers.
Lucky for us, we are spoiled for choice with this season’s kids occasionwear offerings. High street and designer stores have every dress you could dream of, from classic floral prints to embellished tulle and structured satin.
Not sure how to pick? The easiest way to do it is think of your colour scheme or wedding theme, and work your way downwards from there. If you’ve got a boho wedding, a floaty white dress is a good shout.
For country weddings or more formal affairs like church weddings, a flower print satin dress is always a winner.
Another option is to co-ordinate with the bridesmaids, if you have any. For example, we love the idea of both adults and kids wearing all-over sequins in different metallic hues.
A popular colour for bridesmaids dresses is soft pink for summer, so you can add a fun colour clash by dressing little girls in coral. When in doubt though, you can’t beat a classic tutu with flower belt.
In terms of accessories, keep the focus on the dress by accessorising with patent Mary-Janes in neutral tones, or a glitter shoe for added sparkle.
With all the best intentions, sometimes expecting a little girl to carry flowers all day is a bit of a challenge, so a good compromise is to go with a floral crown or headband instead.
Shop our edit of dresses below, which are perfect for little wedding guests as well, not just for flower girls.
A whimsical floral dress that lends itself perfectly to spring weddings.
Just look at the bow on that dress! For a little Audrey Hepburn in the making.
This beautiful vintage-inspired floral print is perfect for a more laid-back country wedding.
For a retro feel, we love this hot pink bow dress.
Shop now: Bow dress for £92 from Jacadi
Pair this poppy print dress with a crown of wild flowers.
Shop now: Prom dress for £28 from Next
For the wow factor, get your flower girls in a mix of rose gold and silver sequin dresses.
Shop now: Sequin dress for £44 from M&S
Make like the Duchess of Cambridge and have your entire wedding party wear white.
Shop now: Shift dress for £36 from M&S
If you’re a bride with a boho dress, this flower girl dress is a must!
Navy doesn’t just work for winter weddings, it’s perfect for summer too, with a posy of bright flowers.
Pink florals are always a popular choice for summer weddings.
A huge trend this season, embellished mesh dresses are great for flower girls.
Shop now: Mesh dress for £58 from Next
The neon floral detailing gives this dress a modern edge.
Shop now: Party dress for £44 from Boden
This pretty dress is a great way to add a pop of colour to your wedding.
Shop now: Twirly dress for £33 from Boden
This pretty frock will work well with pale pink patent ballerina shoes.
For an elegant church wedding, look no further than this hydrangea print dress.