Pretty up the younger members of your bridal party in an instant! Your little ones will love these new simple yet sweet flowergirl dresses from bridesmaid experts Dessy…

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Gone are the days of overly fussy flowergirl dresses at weddings. Today’s looks for little ones are much cleaner, simpler but still oh-so sweet. We love these new designs from Dessy for 2014 – they’re both chic and affordable, plus your little girls will be able to wear them again to their friends’ parties, no problem!

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During your wedding day, give your flowergirls small baskets filled with petals that they can scatter down the aisle – you can pick up these baskets for a budget-friendly price today in the Wedding Ideas Shop – we have lots of different styles to suit your theme.

If you’re having a lot of young children at the wedding – as part of the bridal party or as wedding guests – think about the time of day that your celebration is taking place. Children are usually better in the morning or around midday so try to structure your ceremony so that it starts around 12.

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When it comes to shoes, think of something practical and pretty. Soft ballet pumps work well. And don’t overload a small flowergirl with accessories on the day – keep hair down and simple, perhaps with a single flower clip as decoration as shown below. Gloves, floral crowns, necklaces and so on will all look amazing but be discarded by the end of the day.

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For more practical top tips for dealing with little ones on the day, take a look at our Planning section! Or check out the real weddings to see how the real brides did it.

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26 COMMENTS

  1. I don’t object to them but we don’t have room or budget so for us it’s immediate family children only and the chance for a night out without children for all other parents we know!

  2. My wedding was full of children. i had 3 flower girls and 3 page boys, plus lots of children guests. Weddings are about 2 people becoming a family to me. So familys are part of that. Plus, it makes it SO incredibly awkward for people with children to come at all if you ban there kids! Not everyone has family near by to babysit!

  3. Yes, my 5 nieces and nephews are involved in my day (bridesmaids, ushers and page boy). Couldn’t imagine getting married without them there!! Also, other family members with children are more than welcome to bring them along if they want!!

  4. We’re just having immediate family children only. There’s only 5 in total. Most of our friends have been understanding. We have given them 18 months notice to sort baby sitters. One of our friends are getting married in April and I sorted a baby sitter for my 2 before they even mentioned it was adults only as I wanted to be able to enjoy their day without having to run around after my little ones x

  5. Yes. As well as having my own kids, I wouldn’t enjoy my day knowing there were kids missing that should be there. The majority of family wouldn’t come out of principal if I did this and would affect the day in a huge way. Can see how it would affect people’s budgets but my kids would be bored having only each other to play with and keep them occupied. Each to their own I suppose..

  6. I have to say no. Not having children myself plays a big part in that decision. Our reception will have more of an adult party vibe than a family atmosphere, and I think a lot of parents would appreciate a fun night to themselves.

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