18 Sep 4 Tips for Organising Page Boy Suits
When it comes to your wedding, it is important that your little ones look and feel great in their page boy suits. This helps them have a great time and minimises the chances that they’ll throw a tantrum on the day.
Taking kids shopping for clothes can be difficult, however – between sore feet and boredom, they’re sure to complain they want to go home. Thankfully, we have some handy tips for making the experience more enjoyable for both you and the kids!
Measure the kids at home
Determining the size of your page boy suits involves taking the children’s measurements – height, chest, waistline and neck – to get the right fit. While you can do this in store, many kids may feel more comfortable having their parents measure them at home instead. You can then give their measurements to the store. Ensure you do this close to the date of the wedding or get a slightly bigger size to avoid the young one growing too big for their new clothes.
Alternatively, if you’re buying pre-made page boy suits from a high-street store, you may just want to purchase based on age rather than measurements. This can be a cheaper option compared to buying custom-made boutique clothing, especially when there are sales on, making it great for those on a budget.
Research before you go into the store
It is a good idea to figure out what kind of page boy suits you’re after before you go in store, as this reduces the amount of time it will take, thus keeping the kids happy. You might want to choose your style based on the colouring and overall theme of the wedding, or have the outfits match what the groom or groomsmen are wearing. You can choose between a jacket, vest, three-piece outfit or four-piece outfit.
You can include the kids in this part if you want; this can be a good bonding exercise and help you to figure out what they do and don’t like. There are many websites and magazines you can look at for inspiration; pick your favourites and keep them in a safe place for future reference.
Add a tie or cap
Accessorise your page boy suits to make them extra cute. Many people use ties such as a bow tie. Alternatively you could add a hat such as a fedora or news cap for a sweet, quirky look. And of course, high quality, comfortable shoes and socks (cotton is best) are essential to avoid blisters and frowns on the big day (bonus tip: have them wear in the shoes a little to make them comfier). If the children and their parents are open to it, you could also offer to get them a stylish new haircut or hairstyle.
Figure out who will pay
Traditionally the parents will pay for the page boy suits, although if you are adamant that you want an expensive outfit that the parents can’t afford, you may want to buy it instead as a gift. Otherwise, the couple being wed will usually pay for accessories like ties and caps, while the parents will pay for shoes and socks.
Buying page boy suits can be a lot of fun if you do it right. Make sure you’re prepared and get the right size so that the kids are comfortable on the day. Have the kids join in when choosing an outfit as a good bonding activity, and ensure that you figure out who is paying so that things don’t get awkward. And of course, enjoy your wedding!