Here’s a great story which ran recently on NYC’s WABC 7’s Eyewitness News:
(Original text & video at http://7online.com/fashion/new-trends-for-flower-girls-in-weddings/427388/)
December is the most popular month to get engaged, which means many couples will be planning weddings.
Now a new look at some of the growing trends on how to involve little ones in the nuptials.
“It’s more about the barnyard wedding, rustic outdoor wedding,” said Jamie Miles, of TheKnot.com.
Jamie Miles of The Knot knows all about wedding trends. December is a popular month for engagements and couples will start planning right away, and one big trend involves getting creative with the setting and the youngest members of the wedding party, the ring bearer and the flower girls.
“If they’re having a nautical wedding you might see a really cute anchor on top of the flower girl dress, or you might see the flower girl wearing a tulle skirt with a T-shirt, you know something really cute but different,” Miles said.
Instead of flowers, flower girls may even walk down the aisle with a prop or a hand printed sign.
Opt for comfy footwear or no shoes if it’s a beach wedding, and whatever you choose for them, remember the itch factor.
“Make sure they are trying on the article of clothing that they will be wearing so that they are comfortable in it, it’s going to show on their face if they aren’t comfortable in what they are wearing,” Miles said.
Meanwhile, these little girls are picture perfect. Their dresses are from the Kleinfeld Pink label, inspired by the popular wedding gown shop.
“It’s every kind of specialty dress, it’s everything from flower girls, to holiday, to first communion which is going to roll out in spring 2015,” said Terry Hall, of Kleinfeld Bridal.
So for that more traditional, black tie wedding, Terry Hall says to find a dress similar to the bride’s note the floral detail in both gowns.
In one example, it’s about the stripes, but for more glamour go for rhinestones on the flower girl and crystals on the bride, as though the flower girl is a mini bride.
“We’re doing organza, we’re doing a lot of color, we’re doing metalics, very feminine soft fabrics that are similar to what a bride would wear,” Hall said.
Kleinfeld Pink prices go up to $200. The dresses are not sold at Kleinfeld, but at department stores like Bloomingdale’s and Saks.
For more information please visit: http://www.kleinfeldpink.com/