Baby Bridesmaid Outfits

If little girls already own a party dress or bridesmaid's dress that matches the outfits of the bridal party it is perfectly acceptable for them to wear this. Equally, they may have some accessories (shoes, hair clips etc) that are also suitable.

Dresses

A ballerina length skirt with a high waist will suit small girls. Ankle or mid-calf length is a sensible choice for girls aged about five and above.

Fabrics should complement the bride's dress - dupion, satin, organza and chiffon are the most popular choices. Velvet is a popular choice for winter weddings.

Contrasting or tartan sashes can be used to add a flash of colour. Baby pink or baby blue bridesmaids dresses are popular choices for summer. All natural fabrics can be dyed after the event and turned into party dresses.

Hair should look neat and tidy. Ribbons, slides and flowers can be used. Make-up should be avoided.

Shoes

Ballet shoes are a good option; pumps with rubber soles are suited to wet days. Elastic across the top or ribbons around the ankles will prevent shoes from falling off. Shoes can always be dyed to match dresses.

Flowers

Getting children to carry flowers and remember to keep hold of them can be tricky, so a pomander with a ribbon around it, attached to the wrist, is a safe choice.

Alternatively, a small basket containing flowers or petals that reflect the bride's bouquet or the church flowers works well. Flowers can also be worn in the hair, fixed to a slide or Alice band.

See Bridal Bouquets

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