vintage FLOWER GIRL DRESSES

As soon as the marriage day is set, it is customary to select the favored few whom the bride wishes to take part in the wedding procession. It is a bride's privilege to decide how many persons shall compose her escort to the altar; and with her rests the choice not only of the maid, the matron of honor, the bridesmaid, but her pages, ring bearer and flower girls. There is no rule as to the exact number of attendants at a wedding. When there are young girls in the family, they add much to the beauty and charm of a traditional wedding quaintly dressed as flower girls. Featured below are examples of vintage flower girl dresses from a 1912 French fashion magazine for inspiration for a vintage wedding theme.

VINTAGE FLOWER GIRL DRESSES
VINTAGE FLOWER GIRL DRESSES
VINTAGE FLOWER GIRL DRESSES
 
 

The first image below illustrates a young boy dressed in a 1921 ring bearer outfit of pale blue satin with ruffles and a high waistline suggesting Kate Greenaway days. This style was popular for a ring bearer in the early 20th century. Demure is his partner, the little girl in her vintage flower girl dress from the cream lace of her cap and mitts to the bottommost pink cording on her frock of soft orchid taffeta. She carries an old-fashioned paper-backed nosegay. Since nothing is more attractive than organdie, the crisp white flower girl dress, shown next, will be a favorite for any wedding party. Plaitings of apricot and an apricot ribbon girdle are the trimmings. Over a slip of white Georgette the third flower girl below wears a perkily wired overskirt of lace held by roses.

   
 
VINTAGE FLOWER GIRL DRESS

VINTAGE FLOWER GIRL DRESSES

vintage flower girl dress

VINTAGE FLOWER GIRL DRESS

flower girl dress

VINTAGE FLOWER GIRL DRESSES

   
   
 

When two little flower girls are to walk side by side they should be as nearly as possible of the same height and dressed in the same flower girls dresses. Their place in the procession is directly before the bride, and, as they advance, they scatter handfuls of blossoms in her pathway—a pretty and traditional wedding custom that has graced the weddings of countless generations of brides.