Flower Girl Economy (With All of the Cute You Could Ask For)

The ongoing trend in flower girl dresses is white, shiny, and sashed. I cannot say that the image of the tiny tot decked out in satin and organza is a tired one, for who can tire of that particular brand of charm? However, with the economy being what it is, some brides and grooms are changing the way they think about… well, just about everything associated with weddings. As Twistie and our wonderful commenters pointed out in Saturday’s post, it’s now de rigueur to think way outside of the wedding box when it comes to buying wedding accessories and wedding garb.

Flower girl dresses from Shabby Apple

In that vein, have a peek at these little girl dresses from Shabby Apple. Though these adorable dresses not white and furthermore are made from cotton (specifically Amy Butler cotton?), a flower girl in one of these colorful creations would make quite the splash at an otherwise monochromatic springtime or summertime wedding. Each dress costs about $30 (making pinched parents happy) and is durable enough to be worn again and again (making dress-obsessed little ladies happy).

6 Responses to “Flower Girl Economy (With All of the Cute You Could Ask For)”

  1. blablover5 says:

    Those are really cute.

    I refused to have anyone pay $100 for a dress for a 5 year old (though sadly the 21 year old flower girl did have to pay about that). Instead we checked out target and made a great find.

    A gorgeous dress for just $15 that she loved to play dress up in.


  2. Twistie says:

    Not wild about the sash chosen for that first dress. I think a better match/contrast could be made.

    That’s the most negative thing I can think of to say about any of these dresses, let alone the wonderful concept behind them. Inexpensive, cuter than a bug’s ear, fun and practical for small children to wear…there is no downside here unless you’re having a wedding that’s far more formal than these dresses.

    Oh, and I want to take the middle model home with me. I love her ‘tude. She is truly superfantastic, even at such a young age.

  3. Twistie says:

    ps: blablover5, your flower girl looked beyond precious!

  4. blablover5: Awesome find! And a great point. How long is a 5-year-old going to even fit in the dress she wears at the wedding? Kids that age, they grow like weeds. I suppose those with all the moolah in the world don’t have to think about that kind of thing, but lots of people do. If you can dress the flower girl on the cheap and still have her looking like a million bucks, score!

    Twistie: That’s my favorite model, too. The rest of them are just doing the ‘bashful little lady’ thing, but she’s all giving the world her best wedding model mug.

  5. Melissa B. says:

    NtB, you’d be surprised at how long I was able to squeeze myself into my own flower girl dress for dress-up purposes! It was basically a mini bride dress with zero re-wear value, but it made a great princess gown.

    Flower girls are so adorable ::sigh::