I've been a bridesmaid twice and a flower girl twice and I actually loved all three dresses. I say three cause I wore the flowergirl dress twice, just had it altered since I grew between one wedding and another. It wasn't till I was an adult that I learned that my flower girl dress was Irish lace and the dress had been ordered from Ireland, which made me love it even more!
When I was thirteen I was a bridesmaid in the wedding of my godmother's wedding (also my mother's youngest sister) and I loved the dress as it was an off the shoulder deep purple dress. I never was able to wear it for anything else but I did enjoy wearing it. The haircut I had to wear with it, however...
I hated that haircut! People tell me now "Oh you looked so cute!" But even now I look at it and cringe cause it really wasn't me. My mother had talked me into it about 8 months earlier and I resisted but then gave in. Then my aunt announced she was engaged and Pirate, would you be my bridesmaid? My mom wouldn't let me grow it out till after the wedding.
And here's the flower girl dress. I don't remember how old I was there. The first time I wore it I was 6 or seven, the second time maybe 9?