Little girls love weddings! These pretty flower girl dresses were from H&M and were a huge hit at the summer wedding we attended in Virginia. It was a rare chance to see the girls dressed up in matching dresses. I picked our outfits to coordinate--I'm not going to lie, I was looking for some sweet family memories.
The last two weddings they were in, the brides picked the dresses for the girls and they were fabulous! This time around the bride let me select the dresses. I headed to the H&M kids department. These pleated butterfly dresses were $27.90 each. I added a cardigan to complete the look and they were dressed for about $50. As for my look, I wore a dress from French Connection that I bought for $45 a few years ago. It was a steal and it's a perfect pick for a summer wedding. My girls are learning you don't have to spend a lot of money to look good. Style is free!
Did you know the average cost of a US wedding is over $26,000? We had a lively dinner conversation about the wedding we attended and about what a wedding means. In a nutshell, we explained that you don't have to spend a lot of money to have a lot of love. Just like what I always preach: Style can't be bought. You have to experiment and take risks and edit and learn.
This particular wedding was lavish and lovely. Yet there was nothing showy or over the top about it, it was two people who are mad about each other. I wanted the girls to add to the wedding not steal the show. The dresses were just the right amount of fancy. The mother of the bride made these pretty flower crowns for the girls to wear (you can make your own flower crown here).
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She was a gorgeous bride (I don't want to be presumptive so I'm not sharing any photos of her, maybe later when she's back from the honeymoon and gives me permission).
The wedding ceremony was sweet and sentimental and spiritual. After that we had a lovely dinner and hit the dance floor. The girls loved spinning in these pleated dresses. It was great to have our family there to celebrate love. Hope you get to a summer wedding soon. Don't forget, when you fall in love with a great dress at a great price, buy it--the occasion will come.
Make your own flower crown and have a great time at all your summer weddings!
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