We love getting your calls and emails with questions ranging from measuring the girls for the right size to choosing the best style and colors. Here’s a few of those questions and some helpful ideas in order to make your life a little bit easier when planning the big day! And stay tuned for more Q & A’s for the next 3 weeks and let us know if you don’t see your questions asked - we’ll be sure to add those, too.
Q) My bridesmaids are in a hard to match color, can I use some of that fabric for the flower girl dresses?
A) Many times, brides prefer to have the bridesmaids and flower girls match exactly with colors and fabrics. There are two options. One is that you can order some extra fabric from the company that made your bridesmaid dresses (we can let you know how much based on the number of flower girls) and send it to us. We can then use that that fabric to make the sashes on the little girls’ dresses. Another option is to send us a swatch of the color you want and we can custom match it for you in our silk dupioni fabric.
Q) I have a bunch of flower girls at different ages - should they all be in the same style and color dress?
A) Its great to have a gaggle of flower girls, no matter what the age, they all look great together and everyone will love them. Some things to keep in mind. First off, it’s totally up to you! If you want them all in the same style and color - go for it, a lot of brides like to keep it uniform. Or you can change things up slightly, like for girls 4 and under you can do an empire waist, girls 5 and up do a natural waist. You can change the sleeve options (like adding ruffled cap on the little ones). You might also want to do a big sash on the bigger girls and a thinner one on the little ones. There are always ways to make everything customized so everyone is happy.
Q) How do I measure the girls and how do I know if they need a “custom” size?
A) Take a flexible measuring tape and measure around the chest, waist, and full height. (Make sure they aren’t squirming too much!) Let us know what you get and we’ll let you know whats the best size or if it’s best to do a custom cut size. Keep in mind that our dresses do run true to size so sizing is usually the simplest part.