Weddings usually include children in the special occasion—just imagine a handsome little ring bearer and an adorable little flower girl. Whether your child is included in the party or not, it is important that you give a lot of thought into what he/she will wear to the event.
For little girls included in the wedding party, it is important that their outfits reflect what the bride is wearing. Flower girls often wear elegant dresses for formal weddings. The dresses can be white to match the bride’s dress or match the rest of the bride’s party (i.e. bridesmaids). Casual or formal, flower girls can wear long or short dresses. Flowers can also be added in the flower girl’s hair to coordinate with her dress and the flower petals she drops.
Unlike flower girls, ring bearers can get away with a couple of different outfit options. Young ring bearers could mimic the groomsmen or even the groom in a black tux or suit paired with a classic white button-up shirt. If the wedding is casual, try to keep the outfit kid-friendly by omitting restrictive accessories (i.e. cummerbund, cuff links, etc.) to keep him comfortable. The ring bearer could even wear nice slacks or shorts with a polo shirt. If you choose to go for the more formal route, make sure the vest and/or cummerbund are the same color as the bride’s party.
Remember that children grow quickly; therefore, it is extremely important that the wedding clothes you purchase for your child are durable enough to last for other occasions. If your child is going to be part of an upcoming wedding, consider his/her age and size at the time of the event. If you are unsure about the fit, always go a size bigger because it’ll allow you to make any additional alterations.
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