Your daughter's christening is bound to be an occasion for pride and support. Family members, friends, and others will gather in your church to watch your daughter's ceremony. While the focus of the event is clearly on a spiritual matter, many parents spend time planning for the event and picking out a show-stopping dress for their kids. If you want your little girl to look lovely on her day, consider these dress-related suggestions.
Know Your Child
There are many beautiful christening gowns on the market. However, for any lovely dress to work out for a day, you need to choose it according to the personality and physical nature of your child. A little girl who enjoys running should probably not be in a dress that's restrictive in the leg area, for example. A girl who always thinks everything feels scratchy should have a gown done in chiffon or other smoother materials. Try to focus less on your personal preferences and more on how the dress will work for your daughter.
See a Seamstress
When you're shopping, you may feel that you're not finding the exact dress that you want. However, planning for alterations can make a search easier; you can buy something that needs some minor changes to turn it into the perfect girls christening outfit.
Even if the dress fits perfectly off the rack, some alterations could be warranted. For instance, if you love the dress you purchased, but the arms are too long, those can be changed. You may even want to visit a seamstress with the dress even if you're unsure what they can do; a professional can explain what embellishments or cuts they could offer so the dress looks even better.
A special consideration is the length of your daughter's dress. If you'll be carrying her the whole time, the length is not an issue. However, if your daughter will be walking down church aisles or playing after the ceremony, it's important that she can walk in the dress without tripping on it. Avoid falls by having a seamstress trim some inches off the bottom of the dress.
Accessories like shoes, ribbons, and gloves may not be as important as a dress, but they can support the outfit you've chosen. Look for shoes that are easy for your child to walk in if they're of age. Because the dress is white, you may want to incorporate color into the accessories to brighten your daughter's overall look.
Planning for a christening dress and giving attention to the various suggestions can be positive for your daughter. She'll look great for such an important ceremony, and everyone can feel happy and proud about the events of the day.