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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Can I be your Flower Girl?

Can I be your Flower Girl?http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/she-wanted-be-flower-girl-she-needed-wedding-n155631#FlowerGirl #marriage #wedding

Posted by Elite Dresses on Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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Father's Day Dress Sale

I know, because of shipping time this sale should have been done last week :-)

Next Year!

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Happy Memories or Tears and Tantrums--How Can You Be Sure Your Flower Girl Will Behave?

Whether you are the bride, or the mother of the flower girl, you are probably worried about getting that precious sweetheart down the aisle without incident. We’ve all seen those funny videos of flower girl antics, and while we get a good laugh, we are petrified that this could happen to us. Here are some tips to set a first-time flower girl up for success:
  • Don’t try to force a reluctant child into being a flower girl—While you may want your adorable niece to fill the position, you could be setting her up for failure by pressuring her into a role that she isn’t yet emotionally or developmentally able to handle. Keep the child’s disposition and level of development in mind when selecting your flower girl.

  • Be realistic about your time-frame—Wedding days are long, full of preparation, pictures and unforeseen delays. As the mom, you need to be upfront with the bride about your child’s schedule (naps, meals, etc.), as well as her limits. For example, if your child does not have the patience to wait for extended periods, discuss a later arrival time with the bride to maximize on your daughter’s attention span. For brides, talk with the child’s mother and figure out how you can tweak the schedule so that her routine isn’t excessively disrupted.

  • Provide activities to keep her entertained—Plan on something to keep her attention during prep time. A tablet, DVD, new toy or other distraction will help avoid boredom that leads to meltdowns.

  • Save dressing her for last—Inevitably, the flower girl is going to want a snack or a drink, and you don’t need the stress of worrying about whether she will stain her dress. Furthermore, a hungry or thirsty child is not a happy child. Make sure her meal schedule isn’t hampered.

  • Practice makes perfect—Allow for plenty of practice and rehearsal. Parents can practice with her at home, but she still will need the opportunity to get comfortable in the venue. Even the most outgoing child can freeze and panic in unfamiliar settings. Empower her at the rehearsal so she knows exactly what will happen.

Above all else, remember that life is not perfect. Even with the best planning, you may still end up with a rogue flower girl who makes a mistake or does something silly. Before you get frustrated, remember that she is still a child and she doesn’t need to feel the pressure or responsibility for someone else’s idea of perfection. In the end, the memories of the day need to be positive.  Treat your flower girl with the same care and consideration as your family and wedding party, and you will help her shine in her awesome role.

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Who should Pay for the Flower Girl Dress?

Spotlight On Wedding Etiquette—Who Should Pay for the Flower Girl Dress?

With the impending arrival of summer, we are fast approaching the busiest season for weddings. With that, wedding etiquette often emerges as a hot-button topic for debate, especially if you are in the process of planning your own wedding. Who should you invite to be in your wedding party? Who pays for what? All of these questions may seem simple, but anytime you approach an event with so many emotions and so much money involved, you definitely have the potential for hurt feelings if you’re not careful.

Get Real—A Little Consideration Goes a Long Way

Let’s be honest—your wedding is your big day, but it’s certainly not a free pass to disregard the needs and feelings of others. When selecting attire for your wedding party, including flower girl dresses, you need to keep your participants comfort and budget in mind. You may love that gorgeous, hand-beaded, chiffon explosion of a flower girl dress, but the mother of the child will probably balk at the budget-busting price tag. As adorable as you think your wedding selections are, always remember that your friends and family are doing you a favor, and many will spend upwards of hundreds of dollars on your event. Considering that they will probably only wear these garments once, selections that disregard their budgets are a recipe for resentment.

With all this debate on wedding etiquette, where does the flower girl come in? Traditionally, all members of a wedding party are expected to pay for their own attire, and the same goes for the flower girl dress. However, if you can afford it, purchasing the dress yourself is a truly thoughtful gesture to both the child and her parents, especially since she will most likely outgrow the dress before getting any additional use out of it. By purchasing the dress yourself, you are extending kindness and consideration toward your flower girl’s. However, bear in mind that even if you purchase the dress yourself, you should still be cognizant of what the child’s parents feel is age-appropriate.

If you decide to leave the dress purchasing to the parents, make sure you do your research and provide them with options that are affordable and that you know are available. If they have to scour the internet, only to find that a dress is discontinued, they will definitely not appreciate the wasted time and effort. Make it as easy as possible so that everyone can enjoy your wedding day, especially your precious flower girl!

Looking for an affordable dress for your flower girl? Check out our Flower Girls Dresses to discover the most popular looks at bargain prices!

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Black Dress Season?

 I noticed recently we were selling a lot of Girls Black Dresses. The unusual part, is it's June. June 21 is the start of Summer,and Black is not a summer or Spring Color. So I asked my customers what occasions they were buying for?

The answers were:
  • Flower Girl or Brides Maid for Weddings
  • Funerals - always heart breaking for us.
  • Graduations - Per one customer, the school required it and the black dress against with a Red Robe looked wonderful. No pictures yet...
One customer mentioned their huge frustration that regular stores don't carry Black Dresses in June.

Some cute customer photos:

Black Junior Girls Party Dress
Mia loved her dress and now needs a bigger one lol
-Sean April W.

Black Satin Bodice and Mesh Floral Skirt Dress with Rhinestone Waistline
My daughter and granddaughters were flower girls their Uncle's wedding. They looked adorable in their matching black dresses!
Thank you,
-Paulette M

Girls' Black Party Dress with Lace Bodice
Vanessa in her black party dress with lace bodice   

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