What little girl doesn’t dream of being a princess at one time or another? Although the spotlight at any wedding should be on the bride, there’s a good chance that the youngest member of your bridal party will have a very special day as well. While a flower girl’s dress is certainly important in creating her look, accessories are often the finishing touches that make her ensemble one that she—and all who see her—will remember with a smile. Here are a number of accessory ideas, from functional accessories like purses and shrugs to jewelry such as silver cross pendants.
Shrug or shawl: If you’re planning a winter wedding (or one in an air-conditioned venue) an accessory that keeps your flower girl warm can be both a practical and a beautiful addition.
Purse: For many little girls, carrying a purse is a fun, grown-up thing to do. An elegant little bag can not only make your flower girl feel special; it can also serve to keep her occupied when she’s not playing an active role in your wedding, if you include a surprise inside such as a few small toys or crayons and an activity pad.
Floral Headpiece: Whether you pin a few blossoms behind your flower girl’s ear or adorn her head with a full crown of blooms, flowers in her hair serve as a timelessly pretty touch. Choose traditional fresh flowers or opt for dried ones or high-quality artificial varieties to provide your flower girl with a lasting memento of her part in your big day.
Tiara: A tiny crown is the ultimate princess-worthy accessory, and one that your flower girl will love to wear. Find a tiara that’s a tiny variation of the bride’s headpiece or choose one with a style all its own.
Pearls: Few types of jewelry are more ladylike or more timeless than pearls. Present your flower girl with a pearl pendant or earrings, or a full strand to adorn her neck or her wrist. In doing so, you’ll give her an accessory that she can wear for years to come.
Parasol: As an accessory you don’t see every day, a parasol is a signal that it’s a special occasion. Of course, if your wedding is outdoors, it’s a practical choice, too, as it protects the little princess at your wedding from the sun.
Cross Jewelry: Jewelry that celebrates your faith can add a meaningful touch to your wedding ceremony and provide your flower girl with a lasting accessory. Choose from pieces such as a simply-styled cross rings or pendants featuring a dove or the Star of David.
Ribbon: A simple ribbon can easily turn into a versatile accessory. Tie one in your flower girl’s hair, around her wrist or around her neck for an instantly pretty touch.
The brides will always be the true princess of a wedding, but it’s nice to let your flower girl feel like one on your special day. Any of these accessories will help her dress the part, adding the perfect finishing touch.