30 Nontraditional Wedding Looks for Your Flower Girl and Ring Bearer
Flower girls and ring bearers are obviously adorable additions to your wedding party, but finding an outfit as cute as they are can be difficult. While you could opt for a mini-tuxedo for him and a classic white dress for her, nontraditional looks for both might pay better homage to their personalities. Another reason to forgo the classics? If you're planning a modern wedding, traditional flower girl and ring bearer attire might feel out of place.
Ultimately, an unexpected flower girl ensemble or entirely-unique ring bearer get-up can feel at home at any event style—even if you do decide to throw a classic affair. Take this handsome ring bearer's custom Stella McCartney outfit, for example. Although the suit has a distinctly vintage feel (thanks to its military-style vest!), this ensemble would look right at home at a traditional party with a nautical blue-and-white color palette. The gist? Most of the time, nontraditional kids wedding attire can be manipulated to suit almost any event type.
That's the best part about the upcoming ring bearer and flower girls' wedding outfits—they're versatile. If you're planning a casual beach wedding, get inspired by the setting and dress your ring bearer in a sailboat-printed button down. For a more formal event on the water, a flower girl would look adorable in a blue tulle dress to reference the ocean's deep blue hues. All of these options are adaptable to your wedding's location and décor aesthetic.
If you think nontraditional attire isn't for your little attendants, the following ensembles might just change your mind. Click through to discover flower girls and ring bearers wearing unique outfits that no one saw coming.
Pretty in Pink
Tulle is a go-to fabric for many a flower girl. For a nontraditional take on the classic material, make like this beauty and consider a blue hue.
Here's proof that a beach wedding doesn't require nautical-themed ensembles for the youngest members of the wedding party: This ring bearer's vintage lace shirt looks elevated, but casual enough for a waterfront celebration.
We love how this little one's fresh, pink garden rose headband contrasted against her vintage blue dress.
Make your flower girl feel like a part of the bridal party by dressing her up in a matching ensemble. This attendant's sapphire dress—an Etsy find—fight right into the older 'maids' looks.
Muted accents, including slate suspenders and a blush bow tie, elevated this ring bearer's nontraditional aisle attire.
This bride dressed her cute ring bearers in collarless Cyrillus shirts and black suspenders.
Ornate Flower Crown
Make her look that much more unexpected with an ornate flower crown, like this one by Honey of a Thousand Flowers.
Blue and White
These red-and-blue floral frocks looked right at home at this garden wedding.
To ensure that your flower girl and ring bearer coordinate, incorporate similar details that enhance their respective outfits. Here, red is seen not only on the flower girl's dress, but also in the ring bearer's bow tie and glasses.
Color Palette Incorporation
To showcase this wedding's pink-and-green color palette, this flower girl wore a light green dress and tossed pink petals.
For an effortless, ballet-inspired look, these flower girls wore blush tutus from Etsy, which they paired with matching ballet slippers.
Cute and Preppy
Recreate this preppy look by dressing your ring bearer in pinstripe overalls and contrasting pink shirt. Accessorize his get-up with a pink and blue bow tie.
Coordinating Flower Crown
For a garden wedding, the best accessory is a flower crown. This one was made of blush and off-white garden roses by Peony & Plum.
With fringe, tulle, and strappy gladiator sandals, this look put a bohemian spin on the classic flower girl outfit.
Gift her a dress with a bold, tropical print—like this banana leaf pattern—for her walk down the sandy aisle.
This seersucker vest and pants combination was adorable all on its own—a rainbow bow tie, however, took this little guy's look to the next level.
Although this little boy's overalls gave off vintage vibes at this couple's ceremony, the outfit could easily work on any aisle today.
This flower girl's seashell-print dress represented this beach wedding's elevated nautical aesthetic. Her unique sparkly accents, which consisted of three rhinestones on each cheekbone, however, prevented the look from feeling too formal.
Believe it or not, these flower girls' blue tulle skirts were made by the mother of the bride.
This little girl's ruby lace dress would brighten up any fall wedding. And how cute is her double top knot hairstyle?
Keep your ring bearer warm for his walk down the aisle. This cardigan by Zara ensured this little boy was cozy and comfortable.
A simple white shirt, blue pants, and a matching bow tie were all it took to bring this nontraditional ring bearer look to life.
The easiest way to pull off a nontraditional outfit is with bold color. If classic white doesn't feel right, consider a sunny hue like yellow—a nod to her cheerful personality.
Want to ensure that your favorite little ones are comfortable (and protected!) on your summer wedding day? Dress your ring bearers in light clothes, like short-sleeve button downs and khaki shorts, and finish off their looks with fedoras.