When you're planning your wedding, you might dream of being the center of attention on your big day. All eyes on you in your beautiful dress, beaming at your new husband, drinking in the love and admiration of all your friends and relatives.
But wait. If you have a flower girl, you might have to think again. For at least the couple of minutes it takes her to walk down the aisle, she's going to be the star of the show. Yep, you're going to be (temporarily) upstaged by a pint-sized kid in a cute little dress. And, you hope, cute hair.
There are umpteen adorable flower girl hairdos out there, and the style you choose will obviously depend on her specific hair (or lack thereof) and the overall look you want for your wedding. But no matter what you pick, there are a few guidelines you'll probably want to keep in mind.
Tops on that list is getting the flower girl's approval. Yes, she might be tiny, but she's not insignificant. She has opinions -- and she could very well revolt against a hairstyle she doesn't like.
Second, keep it simple -- you don't want a complicated style that she'll be tempted to fuss with. If she could potentially topple a hairstyle by getting fidgety and pulling out a pin, it's probably not a good idea. The "keep it simple" mantra will also help you avoid the pageant-queen look, which is a very real threat when you're dealing with a preschooler and wedding hair. The best way to sidestep this obstacle is to be very specific about what you want -- if you give a vague description to an overzealous hairstylist, you could end up with a helmet-headed Little Miss Peach Blossom on your hands.
In the end, remember that everyone is still guaranteed to "ooh" and "aah" over the flower girl, no matter what her hair looks like. But here are five ideas for beautiful styles that will keep everyone happy.