When planning a wedding we typically start thinking about what lovely dresses our bridesmaids and flower girl will wear – but it’s important not to forget about the page boy! He may be just as excited about dressing up as the girls are, so it’s crucial to make sure you give him an outfit he loves.
Stellina Cute Couture provides adorable and luxurious children’s formal wear created by a range of boutique designers. From tuxedos to shoes, they stock everything you need to dress your page boy in style.
Here are some handy tips to help you create a page boy outfit he’ll love:
Determine who will pay
The first step isn’t the most fun, but it’s important – you need to decide who will be paying for the page boy outfit. Usually this will be the bride and groom, though if you are on a tight budget and your guests are willing, this could be the parents of the page boy. It is usually advised to buy a suit rather than rent one, especially if your page boy is quite young, as it is all too easy for food and other messes to be spilled onto it (making returns difficult or costly).
Take him for a shopping trip
Depending on the age of your page boy, he may love the idea of going clothes shopping with you. It’s a great opportunity for you and your page boy to bond, and to let him have a say on which outfits he likes and doesn’t like. Going into a store allows you to have your page boy measured and for him to try on outfits in order to determine what looks (and fits) best.
Just make sure whatever outfit you select fits in with the overall theme of the wedding (unless you’re open to something eclectic!). It can be a good idea to have him match what the groomsmen are wearing. It is recommended to do this about 2 months before the wedding day so that he doesn’t grow out of the suit.
While a tuxedo is nice and all, it’s important not to forget the other bits and pieces that make a page boy outfit complete. Shoes are essential – opt for quality enclosed leather ones and pair with thick cotton socks to prevent blisters. Depending on the age of your page boy, bow ties can be a cute addition. A page boy hat is always a lovely way to complete the outfit. Finally, don’t forget the cushion! This is what your page boy will carry your wedding rings on.
Dressing up your page boy can be a fun experience for all involved as long as you make sure you prepare in advance.