When it comes to wedding planning, there are so many details to consider. Whether you are planning a wedding with a large bridal party or a small one, it can be difficult to stay organized. Wedding attire and bridal jewelry play a very important role in any wedding. In fact, the bridal attire and accessories help to set the tone for the ceremony. A traditional bridal party consists of the bride, groom, bridesmaids, groomsmen, flower girl, and ring bearer. The adult attendants are generally responsible for buying their attire and accessories, while the flower girl and ring bearer are the responsibility of their own parents.
The average flower girl ranges between the age of 5 and 10. When it comes to the flower girl’s attire and bridal jewelry, it is important that it complements the bride without being overstated. Maintaining a youthful image is important for every flower girl. If you are in a situation where the flower girl is over the age of 10, then it is best to graduate her to a junior bridesmaid. A child over the age of 10 may look awkward as a flower girl.
Some parents make the mistake of over accessorizing their little girl. A flower girl should never wear too much make up or bridal jewelry. While a pair of earrings, a necklace, and a bracelet is acceptable for a young girl to wear, you must be careful not to over do it. If pearls are your accessories of choice, be sure that the pieces of jewelry consist of smaller pearls and single strands. If the flower girl will be wearing silver or gold with rhinestones or crystal accents, make sure that the jewelry is not too extravagant.
Keep in mind that little girls should look and act like little girls. If you allow a flower girl to wear overstated bridal jewelry, a mature hairstyle, or too much make up, she will look more like a contestant in a pageant rather than an attendant in a wedding. As far as makeup goes, foundation is totally unnecessary. You may want to add a small touch of blush and lip-gloss just to give her a little bit of color.
Bridal jewelry is simply an accent to wedding attire. It should in no way shape or form interfere with a flower girl’s ability to look youthful. While a wedding is a formal occasion, it should not be mistaken for a beauty pageant. There are several jewelry dealers that specialize in wedding jewelry for the bride, bridesmaids, and flower girls. It is not difficult to find accessories to meet every attendant’s needs–including the little ones!