Friday, January 15, 2010

My flowergirl - the Diva!

Ok, so if you haven't figured it out by now, children (at least the ones in me and Mr Fix It's family) are a *huge* part of our big wedding day celebration.  I have a 2 1/2 year old nephew, PJ and Mr Fix It has a 19 month old nephew, Caden (his sister's son), and two nephews, Luke (5) and Christopher (3) (his youngest brother's two sons).

When it came time to pick a ring bearer, we couldn't choose between the 4 of them so we just decided to include all of them.  I will post soon about how we are going to provide 'tasks' for each of them as they come down the aisle.  But again, I digress...

The flower girl selection was sort of easier and sort of not.  My sister just had a baby girl last year who will be turning 1 year old two days before our wedding (check out my post here about my past dilemma regarding this little princess).  But Analeigh (that's her name) is not really walking yet and a 1 year old certainly doesn't understand or can't handle any FG tasks.  My sister was fine with us not including her and was happy to not have to worry about keeping her occupied throughout a long day of photos and such.  (And yes, I know some people push or pull their little baby girls in strollers or wagons down the aisle but just not our thing.)

Though there are many boys in the family, there's not as many young girls...except for my little second cousin, Tatum.  She was the FG in my sister's wedding three years ago and now at six years old, she's still totally FG material today!  Back then, she was so darling when we took her shopping for her dress...she kept raving about how she wanted a princess dress and anything we put her in she would twirl around in.  Such a cutie patootie!

Well, her mom (my cousin-in-law) is one of my Bridesmaids and she cried when I asked her to be in my wedding.  So when I called her and asked if she would be okay with Tatum being my FG, she immediately put Tay-Tay on the phone so I could ask her...silly :)  Of course, Tay-Tay was super excited.

So we took her along when we went to show the ladies my wedding gown back in June.  We browsed aroudn the salon looking for FG dresses and they had a good selection but nothing was jumping out at me.  Then Tatum found this pretty little number - look at how she is rockin' the model pose!



And here is a photo of Tay-Tay in her little FG dress next to the sample gown of my own wedding dress
(I realize I've never posted pics of me *IN* my dress - this is not the same color as my gown but a full dress post is coming on Monday/Tuesday).  I loved this dress on her because the little gathers along the bottom sort of matched the pickups in my skirt.



But when the dresses arrived, I have to admit, I was truly disappointed with how Tatum's dress looked on her.  The dress was fine, but it didn't have the same 'oomph' as the sample did.



See how the pickups are so much flatter and 'hang' more rather than being all poofy and bunched up?  Plus, the stupid salon ordered the dress a size bigger than what we had asked for and before you ask, yes - I did in fact have a copy of my order to show them they were wrong.  They said they'd return it if I wanted but I was so over it (future post to come) that I just wanted out of the salon.  I figured I'd deal with it later.

Then as the months went on...I began to ponder how I *HATED* Tatum's dress.  I mean I was finally in love with my gown and the ladies' BM dresses but Tatum's dress was depressing me.  When one day I came across this post by a Cupcake Wedding.  She showed the cutest little chiffon flower girl dress!  And so I made the decision to pick out a different dress for Tatum.  When I called Erin, her mom, to tell her that I was going to buy a new dress for Tatum and ask if she'd be okay with that, Erin said it should be fine.  Then later, Erin told me that when she told Tatum "Stacey is going to change your flower girl dress," Tatum responded with "Ugh, she's going to change my dress?  Really?"  LOL  Seriously - what a DIVA!  I laughed when she told me she responded that way.

But when I showed up at Thanksgiving with her new dress and her try it on, everyone (her mom, my sister, my mom, and even little Tay-Tay) all agreed that the new dress was much better and would be much cuter with our wedding colors:



It's still not quite perfect, we have to take her in next month to get it taken in just a bit and to maybe hem up the bottom some so it makes it a little 'cuter' but I really love it.  Thanks to Cupcake Wedding's post, I found it online at a shop in LA called http://www.girlsdressline.com/.  And it was cheaper than the first dress we bought!  Which by the way, I am now trying to sell on Craigs List if anyone is interested :)  It's a size 8 and can be used for a bigger FG or a Junior Bridesmaid and the sash is detachable.  :)

Did you ladies have any hiccups or problems when trying to select your FG dress?

22 comments:

Em said...

Oh her new dress is just adorable!! It kind of goes with the look of your invitations! Love it :) We have 2 FGs and their grandma offered to make their dresses. She's started working on them and I can't wait to see the finished product. I had a hard time finding a style that I liked, though. Can't wait to see your FG's dress in action! (Oh, and your dress is gorgeous, by the way!)

Gonna Be His Mrs. said...

Yes....I like the 2nd FG dress much better.
And YOUR gown....OMG! You look absolutely beautiful in it! It's perfect for you....congrats!

Patience said...

Your gown in beautiful. I love the second flower girl dress.

thehickbride said...

I love the new dress for your FG! I really showcases your colors and is super cute on her!

very married said...

i love the new one better than the first two!

my FG hiccup: The flower girl didn't like it. I'm usually not up for putting girls in dresses they don't like but she's 10... and even our 11 year old cousin thought it was amazing. So we convinced her she looked beautiful. I'm not sure she was 100% with it but she did look wonderful... :)

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PartyPlannerGal said...

I love the second dress! Isn't the blog world so great? I got my wedding jewelry from the same place that one of the other bride bloggers got hers. So may ideas! No FG for us, but good luck selling the first dress.

Leesie said...

Check out ther posing she is too cute! I left you a little something on my blog yesterday, come take a peek when you can :).

Chocolate Lover said...

She is totally adorable! And I agree with you about the first dress, it does lack the oomph of the sample. Good luck selling it. Try ebay too. No FG for us so thankfully this is one less thing to have to worry about

Chocolate Lover said...

p.s you look amazing in your gown!

Bicoastal Bride said...

First, you look stunning in the sample of your gown! I can’t wait to see more pictures! And I think you made the right choice about the flower girl dress. The second one is so much cuter.

honey my heart said...

what a cutie! the sample dress was amazing, but i also love the new dress with the blue detailing.

rhondajoel said...

FG is great, but I just had to stop in like everyone else to say how great you look in your dress. PERFECT!

Westside Wedding said...

I love the new dress too & I know this post is about the FG dress but all I could notice wass you in your beautiful dress! You look GORGEOUS!!!!

SG said...

You look really beautiful in your dress! I can see why you wanted to change the first dress and the second one looks adorable on her!

I'm actually going tomorrow with my sister in law and two nieces to a lady who is going to design my flower girl dresses since I didn't find anything on line that I particularly loved.

redwhitebride said...

you look absolutely stunning in your dress! and what a cute FG!

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Cyn City said...

Super Duper CUTE!!!

megan marie said...

cuuuute flower girl (and dress!!). so neat that you are having kids at your wedding.. it seems like lately, most people do not.

Katie said...

LOVE the new dress! Super super cute! And love getting to see you in "your" dress ;)

Mrs T said...

You look stunning in your gown! How exciting.

And you are right about the flower girls dress not being the same as the sample. Wedding dress store samples drive me insane.

Love the new dress!

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