We can all agree that before a bride makes her way down the aisle, all eyes are on the flower girl. Whether the petal-tossing tot is clad in a floor-length gown, touting a full-fledged princess look, or taking on a boho vibe reflective of the bride, you mustn't overlook the tiny guest of honor's hairstyle for the ceremony.
That's right: A flower girl's hairstyle is just as important as the rest of your bridal party. Of course, we've done some of the legwork and gathered a few of our favorite (and totally adorable) flower girl hair looks that will serve as all the inspiration you need. From whimsical braids and garlands of greenery to small buds tucked away into little locks to floral crowns to make every bite-size sprite squeal with glee, you'll find all the tiny 'do inspo here.
Read on for 20 of the cutest flower girl hairstyles you'll ever see.
For the sophisticated flower girl, a twisted half-up style adorned with tiny flowers makes for a princess-worthy look to complement any dress style. The little buds are intricately tucked away to flow with the shape of the gathered hair and create the illusion of sprouting from the tresses themselves. Frankly, we'd happily wear this hairstyle on any given day.
A Classic Flower Crown
Long hair, short hair, or no hair, a classic flower crown sits beautifully on top of any hair type (and with a few pins will stay put on the most adventurous of flower girls). The abundance of jewel-toned blooms in this particular crown makes for a refreshing departure from the usual ivory florals.
Match the petals she's scattering to the blooms in her hair for a truly cohesive moment.
Give Her a Big Bow
Tuck her hair out of her precious face with a classic bow. You can choose to have the ribbon match the dress, the bouquet, the bridesmaids, the decor—you name it. Don't be afraid to go overboard! While she may be small, we honestly believe the bigger the bow the better.
If you're looking for long-hair inspiration, an expertly braided hair crown like this will do. For a touch of sparkle, add some hair accessories to complete the look. The petite princesses will feel oh-so special with their carefully coiffed and bedecked 'dos.
Baby's Breath Accents
This wouldn't be an inspirational roundup if we didn't mention the tried-and-true accent of choice: baby's breath. These pretty little buds add so much organic charm and whimsy to any canvas that they're basically tailor-made for a flower girl's hair. If you still need convincing, just look at this adorable little ethereal dream in her lush floral topper (and matching bouquet, of course).
Crowns of Gold
If the bride or bridesmaids are donning some serious hair jewelry for the big event, why not have the little ones follow suit? These ladies are a vision of sophistication in their gilded crowns with floral motifs and matching ensembles. We would recommend opting for costume jewelry pieces just in case anything gets misplaced.
A Simple Bun
Who could possibly resist this darling little lady? You can never go wrong with a classic bun. The simple style stays put all day long, works on various hair types and lengths, and can be adorned with blooms for an adorable boho vibe.
Play up a beautiful flower crown with a sleek updo that adds an instant touch of glamour and is easy to recreate. Just wrap the ends of a low ponytail around it so that it looks like part of the hairstyle and pin it into place. As for the topper, we're obsessed with this chic alternative to classic blooms.
Whether worn up, down, or halfway in between, ringlets are quite possibly the cutest flower girl hair choice. The tender spirals look heavenly on every hair length, style, and texture, and need very little maintenance. So if your little helper has got them, let her fully flaunt those natural coils.
A Flower Tuck
A full-fledged wreath of blossoms isn't the only way to incorporate a floral touch. Tuck a few fresh sprigs behind her ears, or weave some stems through her braids, for an equally charming moment.
Ribbon can also be intertwined with strands of hair to form a playful and colorful braid.
A minimalist look is complete with two barely there braids connected at the back. Play up the simple look with a pretty flower crown. Either way, those itty-bitty plaits are stylishly elegant without being too fussy.
Opt for Dried Grasses
These little ones are the epitome of rustic-chic in their earthy toppers made of dried bunny tails. Disclaimer: No bunnies were harmed in the making of this Aussie wedding.
This particular type of braided style just radiates a sweet, wholesomeness that's perfect for any flower girl. The best part is that the plaits are really secure (one could even say childproof), so they'll stay in place regardless of how active the tiny one chooses to be. You can top with a floral crown for an added dose of darling.
A Floral Headband
If you don't want to go full flower crown or the little nugget is too small to keep one balanced on her head, a headband is a sweet alternative. A few asymmetric buds make this look cute as can be.
A Wild Crown
This particular topper is a bit different from its usual floral counterparts. The mixture of long grasses with the small wildflowers gives this hair accessory a decidedly wild and freshly foraged feel.
Big Girl Updos
How grown up and put-together do these little bridal attendants look? These romantic braided updos are so chic they can easily be worn by bridesmaids or as a bridal style. We especially love the rogue tendrils framing those sweet faces.
A Wreath of Olive Branches
In lieu of a traditional flower crown, this munchkin stole the show in a wreath of olive branches. The choice in greenery perfectly emphasized the charm of the surrounding environment at this Tuscan wedding.
If you're having a destination wedding, try to utilize the local flora instead of the usual floral choices. The result is something that is true to your locale and unquestionably personalized to your big day.
A High Ponytail
Don't disregard a pony as being too casual for a wedding. A high ponytail or half-up, half-down ponytail if her hair is too short can make for a super-fun and vivacious look. The perfect complement to an overactive tot.
If your bite-size attendant isn't into being accessorized, let her have her moment in however she feels comfortable. This cutie looks just as adorable with her natural tresses as she would with a fancy 'do or adornments. We'd rather see that megawatt smile anyway. Sometimes you have to choose your battles, and this detail simply isn't worth getting stressed about on your wedding day.
Match the Bride
If you love a cohesive moment, look no further. These flower girls wore floral wreaths atop their plaited updos that matched the swag that the bride rocked on one side of her hairstyle. The flowers also perfectly matched the bridal party bouquets and the floral hoops that the girls carried down the aisle. Now that's uniformity.
When should flower girls get their hair done?
It can be when the rest of your bridal party gets their hair done; however, if that's several hours before the big event, plan for touch-ups. If you opt for a simple style, such as a few loose curls, it may be worth waiting until it's closer to show time to do their hair.
Do flower girls get ready with the bride and bridesmaids?
This depends on their age, familiarity with the bride and bridesmaids, and how comfortable they are with the idea. Talk to your flower girls' parents first to get a sense of what's realistic, and consider inviting one of them to accompany their child, even if they aren't in the wedding party.