Little Attendants : The Flower Girls


It’s little folks’ week at CCD. We know how hard it is to determine how your wee attendants should be attired for your big day. There aren’t a ton of beautiful children’s clothing retailers out there, nor is there much guidance. It reminds of me of correspondence etiquette- a dying thing! Here’s hoping our thoughts below will steer you on what’s Southern, lovely, timeless, and sure to please the Moms dressing them.

THE GOWN

{Maria Niforos}

Think white, think lace, think heirloom quality and handmade. They don’t need to match anyone or anything- they are little ladies in waiting and should be in soft batiste or cotton lawn with sweet details. Each of the dresses above would get a lace-trimmed slip underneath- almost a plain white sleeveless sheath that acts as a liner. A tiny bit of color in a ribbon or sash is fine, though whites and champagnes are preferable.

Length should be somewhere between the mid-shin and ankle. White stockings underneath are great for chillier months. Special touches include covered buttons, gorgeous collars, and fine French embroidery.

Great places to shop and order are:

Maria Niforos

Children’s Cottage

The Old-Fashioned Baby

THE SHOES

White leather Mary Janes are the way to go. No patent, no bells and whistles, leather sole. If you can find the button-over kind (as opposed to buckle), even better!

Above is the Nina Kids Bonnet from Zappos. Other shoe sources are:

Best Dressed Kid

Shoebacca

THE GIFT

You should plan to give something tiny and charming to each girl- be it a handmade sweetgrass basket from which they can toss petals, or an heirloom handkerchief pillow they can keep on their beds. My favorite gifts are below for inspiration.

L to R:

James Avery Gold Cross

James Avery Baptismal Shell with Initials (perfect for Charleston!)

Roberto Coin Tiny Diamond Cross

More to come . . .

Chitchat

Note

××