Once you add every aspect of your wedding together, the cost can turn out to be eye-watering. But there are certainly ways you can keep costs down and create a budget to suit you. Flower girl dresses are one component of your wedding which you can save costs on. Cheap flower girl dresses can be just as stunning and cute as expensive (i.e. overpriced!) ones.
Here are our tips to finding the perfect flower girl dresses to fit your budget…
Find cheap fabric and use your sewing skills
You don’t need to buy off the rack. You could go hunting for cheap fabrics and buy enough to create flower girl dresses for all of your girls. You’ll be surprised at how cheap some fabrics are, especially from fabric warehouses or discount stores. If you have sewing skills of your own, find a simple pattern and make the dresses yourself! While this will add a few more things to check off the list, you’ll save money and may even find a little time to yourself as you sew away in peace.
Online shopping is a godsend when it comes to garments. Surf the net and search for cheap flower girl dresses with good reviews and fair shipping charges. Make sure you buy from a reputable online store (reviews and a quick Google Search for any red flags helps). If your flower girl dresses arrive slightly ill-fitting…just kindly ask a talented friend to use their sewing skills to alter them!
Look for cheap flower girl dresses at sales and revamp them
Take a day to scour the malls, department stores and kids’ clothing stores in your vicinity. Check the sale and discount racks to see what gems you can discover. Even if the dresses are not exactly what you want off the rack…you can give them a quick revamp. You could shorten them if need be, or add a colored sash or a sprinkling of diamantes for extra sparkle. Find cheap flower flower girl dresses which have a basis which you like, and adjust them to your vision once you take them home.
You don’t have to find “flower girl” dresses
You don’t have to look for “flower girl dresses” when searching online and in store. You can simply find pretty dresses in the “everyday” or “occasion” sections. You will find that many stores mark-up anything wedding related so it’s often cheaper to steer clear of wedding sections.
Find simple dresses and make them unique with accessories
You could find very simple, cheap flower girl dresses (or generic, non-wedding dresses) and add accessories to achieve the style you desire. Find simple silhouettes in plain fabrics…but with lots of potential for accessorizing. Add little boleros, sparkly shawls, bold jewelry and cute shoes. You can find cheap accessories at craft stores (i.e. sequins, lace, pretty fabrics) to make your flower girl dresses unique, custom-decorated and entirely beautiful.
Widen your search for your flower girl dresses and look online, in department stores and in kids’ clothing stores. Trawl the sale racks and find dresses with a great base which you can build upon with accessories and embellishments.