When you're planning a wedding, there are a ton of dresses to think about. You've got to decide on (and shop for) what you, your bridesmaids, and your mom will ultimately wear on the special day. But fair warning: You may find that the cutest one is often the hardest to find! Yes, we're talking about what your adorable little flower girl will wear—because, obviously, everything is cuter in a mini size!
But, seriously, you may find it hard to shop for someone who isn't your size. Which is where we come in! To help you and your little attendant (and her mom) find the most reasonable, prettiest, and sweetest dress for your big day, we put together a list of the cutest flower girls from real weddings. Below, you'll find even more inspiration than you need—from dresses with fluffy tulle skirts to chic ones with Peter Pan collars and adorable color-coordinated sashes. Of course, we must mention the hair accessories as well because, as these photos illustrate, the little ladies can all be done up in flower crowns, pigtails, bows, and more. Basically, with this much cuteness overload, we feel confident that you'll find the look that suits you, your wedding, and your squad of mini-attendants. And as if that wasn't enough, we've also included tales from their memorable walks down the aisle. Yes, go ahead and cue the "awws!"
So whether you're having just one flower girl or a dozen (a la Kate Moss!), here are ideas for flower girl dresses, flower crowns, and more!
Incorporate Adorable Ballerina Flats
This Charleston wedding featured a collection of flower girls, ring bearers, and flower children. But the flower-girl dresses by Us Angels were the bride's favorite, as were their adorable ballerina flats from J.Crew.
Include Them in Morning-Of Festivities
Carlson Young spent the morning of her wedding getting ready with all her girls, including this little lady!
Don't Forget to Snap Artsy Photos
Mary Lawless of Happily Grey specifically designed her big day around her wedding party. "I love kids, I'm in love with my nieces and nephews, and I wanted the images to be really heavy with the kids," she says. All six flower girls wore BHLDN dresses and posed with hearts made of olive branches for photos.
Tie Looks Together With Flower Crowns
At this Cali wedding, the flower girls, each a daughter of a groomsman, wore white princess dresses with big blush bows and floral crowns. “They walked down the aisle with their fathers, which was so adorable,” the bride remembers.
Have Them Hold Mini Bouquets
A niece served as flower girl at this wedding in the English countryside. She carried a miniature bouquet of peonies and roses and wore a Marie-Chantal dress with matching white tights for the occasion. “She raced down the aisle,” the bride remembers.
Capture Sweet Unpredicted Moments
During this Colorado mountain wedding, the couple’s nieces served as flower girls, with the older of the two running up to the altar to give the groom a hug after her walk. What a sweet moment.
Strategically Match Their Outfits
Six of the groom’s nieces and nephews, all from Zimbabwe, came to this New York City wedding to serve as flower girls, ring bearers, and page boys. The girls wore lace dresses topped with delicate flower crowns. “They took their roles very seriously, but still had fun. Some of our favorite photos are of their dirty knees, missing shoes, and mismatched bouquets!” says the bride, laughing.
Coordinate Their Outfit With the Bride's
At this beautiful backyard wedding, the flower girl matched the bride in a flower crown that matched with the bridal bouquet. She also carried a moss-lined basket for her petals.
Try an Unconventional Dress Style
This flower girl's custom dress featured elegant lace sleeves and a high neck. A crown of roses perfectly framed her chic topknot.
Include Your Own Child
At this Maryland country club wedding, the couple's baby daughter wore a white lace dress while the older flower girls wore soft pink dresses with heart-shaped keyholes as they pulled their little cousin down the aisle.
Give Them Full Tulle Skirts
This Georgia bride kept her wedding party small, opting for only her sister as maid of honor plus two flower girls. For the little ladies, a full tulle skirt was perfect for a little pre-ceremony twirling!
Put Crowns of White Roses on Their Heads
At this Aspen wedding on a ranch, the flower girls walked down the aisle in white dresses, topped with crowns of white roses. “The oldest was four and escorted our two-year-old ring bearer to the altar as he showed off his fire truck to the guests,” says the bride, laughing.
This New Orleans ceremony featured a fusion of Muslim and Western traditions. The flower girls wore colorful traditional Indian ceremony dresses as they happily threw petals from wire baskets.
Incorporate Dancing (and Dogs)
In this Croatian ceremony, the groom's daughters (in flower crowns and dresses by Joanna August) walked the bride's Pomeranian, T-Rex, down the aisle before surprising guests with a synchronized twirl.
Assign Small Day-Of Wedding Tasks
Candlelight played a crucial role in this winery wedding’s design, and one of the littlest guests was on hand to oversee the placement of gold lanterns—and look adorable in her tiered, tulle dress!
Pick a Dress With a Big Bow
At this fashion-forward New York City wedding, the bride's niece, Ruby Lou, acted as flower girl and wore a white gown with a big bow in the back. "When she was walking down the aisle, she saw her mom waiting at the other end and ran to her," the bride explains. "She ended up falling and dropping her basket of flowers, but it could not have been cuter."
Use Flower Wands Instead of Bouquets
These little ladies, wearing short linen dresses and flower crowns, carried flower wands at this rustic wedding!
Dress Them in White Eyelet Dresses
At this wedding in Palm Springs, the flower girl looked adorable in a white eyelet dress and matching white ballet flats. So sweet!
Go for an Unusual Flower Crown
Navy was the color of choice at this elegant fall wedding so the flower girl wore a navy sash and a crown of blueberries.
Assign a Helper for Walking Down the Aisle
This little lady, at a Provençal wedding in California, may have needed her mom's help down the aisle, but she looked adorable doing so in a gold dress (with a bow!) and a bow-accented headband.
Pair a Crop Top With a Full Skirt
This Australian couple's flower girl wore a full skirt with petal details and a sweet crop-top to match the bridesmaids.
Dress Them for the Weather
A pale cardigan was the perfect match for this statement flower girl dress and flower crown—and came in handy at this fall wedding the week after Thanksgiving!
Add an Elegant Crown of Olive Leaves
This wedding had a Tuscan theme so, of course, the flower girl wore a crown of olive leaves! She also carried a handmade chalkboard sign down the aisle, which now hangs in the bride and groom's apartment.
DIY Their Flower Crowns
This couple’s nephews and nieces acted as their flower girls and ring bearers at their French wedding in Normandy. The girls wore off-white lace dresses and flower crowns made by the bride, which were inspired by her own flower headband. “We love them all so much we decided to have them all walk the rings down the aisle,” she says. “They did a great job!”
Set Up a Tent
The flower girls at this Long Island Wedding wore coordinating ivory dresses and played in a tent that was set up for kids at cocktail hour.