Weddings are a wonderful and romantic time full of long lasting memories. Nearly everyone usually has some memory of watching children at weddings in obviously uncomfortable clothes. While seeing photographs of really cute kids in wedding pictures is great, their comfort is also very important.
Listed below are a few key tips on how to dress your kids comfortably for the big day:
Dress them appropriately for the time of year and time of day. If attending a summer wedding, nice cool dresses, even sleeveless are fine for little girls. For a summer wedding, a dress that falls just above the knee that is made of silk, linen or cotton is fine. Satin, velvet, or other warm material, are great for a winter wedding. There is no need to dress little girls in long floor length formal gowns for weddings. First of all, the excess material may become a trip hazard. Even though some brides may not mind, always try to avoid dressing girls in white.
For boys, comfort is still important and while jackets and ties are adorable, they can be quite restrictive. Depending on the boy's age, a shirt and tie is quite fine. Unless boys are taking part in the wedding, tuxedos should be avoided. At some point, especially after the picture taking, the tie can be removed so that they are even more comfortable.
Shoes MUST be comfortable. Since kids' feet are still soft, shoes that are tight will give them grief. Heels are also cute, and some little girls like them because it makes them feel gown-up. For children under 8 years old however they are not recommended for extended wear.
For kids who will be a part of the wedding party, their shoes should be comfort to walk in.
Comfort is especially important if the children are taking part in the wedding. Granted, the style for children in the wedding party should be taken from the tone of the wedding. Nonetheless, comfort can be enhanced by not dressing flower girls and mini-brides in heavy material. Likewise, a boy shouldn't be confined throughout to keep on his tux; after the formalities are over the jackets can go.
It is also important to remember that children are more likely to behave properly if dressed comfortably. Kids are more likely to be fussy and fidgety if dressed in clothing that is hot and itchy. Uncomfortably dressed children may seem cute but eventually they can become too much to handle. Pictures and videos will bear lasting evidence of kids who were uncomfortably dressed at a wedding. Their facial expressions and actions will be obvious signs that they were not completely happy.
Finally, if children are under 10-years old, it is a good idea to pack an extra change of clothes. This is especially important for very young children as they may spill their food or drink on themselves. Yu do not want your children going through the entire wedding in soiled clothes, plus, it may also make then uncomfortable.
Dressing kids comfortably for a wedding is important to ensuring the day is not disrupted with complaints so you can have a wonderful and memorable day.
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