A flower girl can often be the first shining moment of a wedding ceremony. The excitement of the little one toddling down the aisle can bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Finding a flower girl dress that is just what you want can often prove difficult. If the colour is right- the neckline is wrong, if the neckline is right, the skirt is straight. Sigh, it’s as hard as finding a dress for the bride!

Julia features a a shallow scoop thin strap bodice with ruffle bow trim and full gathered skirt. Shown in teal silk. Julia starts at $295.00

Jennifer Catherine Design is an Australian business specialising in custom made dresses for girls. Every detail is chosen by you, every decoration, every skirt style – you’re restricted by nothing.

Jennifer Catherine Design has made the ordering process simple and easy for any busy bride.

Everything is done from your own computer, firstly choose from 10 base styles for your flower girl, or make your own combination of bodice and skirt. Then it’s onto the bodice and skirt options (will that be a ruffle bow on the bodice with a six panel skirt? Or maybe a double strap shoulder option with a half circle skirt) There’s over 40 different options, making well over 200 different combinations. All options have a picture to match- so it’s easy to make your choice!

The colour is next (choose from over 30) and fabric (delustered satin, silk dupion or even supply your own), then measure the child and send off your order (via the website or fax) and in 6 weeks, you will receive a custom made gown that captures your exact vision.

Melissa features a shallow scoop thin strap bodice. 2 layer tulle skirt. Shown in white satin with optional petticoat and starts at $345.00

Jennifer Catherine Design dresses aren’t only for flowergirls- they’re perfect for occasion, from a holy communion to a confirmation. Making sure the little girl in your life is stylishly dressed every time.

Once one owns a Jennifer Catherine Design dress, it will be sure to be passed down from generation to generation and kept as a reminder of ‘how small you once were’. A gown as beautifully made as this will become a long lasting heirloom.

Jennifer Catherine Design
Ph: 1800 655 806
Fax: (07) 4055 8471

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‘To love a person is to learn the song
That is in their heart,
And to sing it to them
When they have forgotten.’

A common gift for an engagement is a wedding planner- I’m talking the hard covered fill in the blanks kind! No more do you have to suffer the lacy doily look with the great planners out now!

There’s the usual Martha Stewart planners, and ones from the famed US Bridal site but I found some ones you might like for their unique style!

So here is the (short for now!) list – go forth and plan!

#1 The Harry and the Princess Wedding Planner

Lovable Bits

  • It’s pink
  • It has pockets for all your receipts and pictures and various bits
  • 11 jam packed sections, from a master contact list to bridesmaids details
  • It’s filled with gorgeous illustrations
  • It’s a 3 ring binder which means you can add and remove bits as you please
  • Filled with handy little tips by the Harry and the Princess girls

The Harry and The Princess Wedding Planner is $49.95 and available from bookstores or online at The Harry and the Princess store and Bridal Survival.

#2 Kikki.K My Wedding Planner

Lovable Bits

  • Stylish white- it’ll definitely suit your orange and lime wedding theme! (and any other theme for that matter!)
  • Sturdy plastic folder with tabs and pockets- no risk of tears!
  • Three ring binder so you can add and remove what you want
  • Eight sections for all your information
  • Covered in funky drawings and a cute pink love heart

The Kikki.K My Wedding planner is $39.95 and is available in store at Kikki.K or online at Kikki.K

#3 Smythson Wedding Planner

Lovable bits

  • Choice of fuchsia with silver, blue (nile edges blue) with silver and emerald green with gold.
  • Beautiful lambskin leather cover
  • Can be personalised with your name
  • Small enough to be carried around in your bag, but big enough for all your details
  • Eight tabbed sections

The Smythson Wedding Planner is available in the UK at Smythson stores- for Aussies you can buy it from their website, for 42 pounds (which today equates to $72 plus postage)

#4 Majstro Wedding Planner Kit & Organiser

Lovable Bits

  • Lots of information written by a wedding coordinator
  • Inbuilt calculator and pen
  • 36 Dividers- ensuring every little detail is covered
  • Notebook
  • Free E-books

The Majstro Wedding Planner is $349.99 and is available from Majstro Wedding Coordinators

These are just some of the huge array of wedding planners on the market today!

What’s your favourite wedding planner?