Thank heaven for little (flower) girls


Courtesy of Mon Cheri Bridals

Joan Calabrese has been designing special occasion dresses for girls for over 30 years. Her flower girl dresses have appeared in a myriad of bridal publications and at last month's Bridal Market, Joan launched Joan Calabrese for Mon Cheri. The collection includes special occasion, flower girl and First Holy Communion dresses in sizes 2 through 16.

Each dress in the collection is more adorable than the next. The designs range in colors—white, ivory, red, pink and gold to name a few—so bride's can easily find a dress to match their wedding's color palette. Visit to find a retailer near you. —Anne Chertoff

Wedding Wisdom: If your flower girl and/or ring bearer are very young — under 6—have one of their parents or a very familiar face (grandparent, aunt, uncle) at the end of the aisle so they don't feel so nervous and have someone to walk towards. You also want to have someone close by to scoop up a child who starts crying or freezes.

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