Whether it’s your own troupe of tinies who are following you down the aisle, or you’re borrowing your pageboys and flowergirls from family, dress them all up cute and chic with our fave children’s wedding fashion…
Just when we were thinking that kitten t-shirt was the cutest thing, like, ever, this adorable white puff-sleeve dress shows up and melts our fashion-loving heart. Play dress-up with your niece or daughter in this silk dupion, ballerina-length outfit – plus green or white slippers and a basket of petals to sprinkle as she walks in – and you’ve got a pretty, semi-formal spring-wedding entrance with armfuls of ‘awww’.
Little Bevan Alice dress. Their flowergirls’ dresses start from £145, littlebevan.co.uk
Bridget Jones made messing about on the river look so fun (even if it was with nasty Daniel Cleaver) we’ve booked up a riverboat reception and gone cruising with the dress-code. For a fun semi-formal ceremony, sailor-suit your pageboys in cropped white trousers, shirt and navy blazer, and deck out your flowergirls in this ruffle-necked, knee-length white and blue pinafore. The best bit? Since the nautical trend comes back in every summer, you’ll be prepping your crew to make a style splash next year, too!
Château de Sable nautical outfits, chateaudesable.co.uk
Because we should have got hitched in the Sixties – peace, love, tie-dye, come on! – we’re bringing back boho at our retro-marquee reception with this flower-child-style flowergirls’ dress.
Glitter up your mini-maid and party like it’s 1969 with a sparkly butterfly hairslide and sheeny white satin pumps, or plant this cute blossom headband on her carefree, wavy tresses for a laidback, Woodstock-cute look.
ilovegorgeous Charlie dress, £132, with sash available in peach, pink, sage green, blue, berry red and slate grey, ilovegorgeous.co.uk
Have Style, Will Travel
Because you can take the girl out of Morocco, but you can’t take Morocco out of the girl, we’ve found these cute sash-waisted trousers to tie your pageboys in with your exotic wedding theme. Add a rich purple jacket and orange corsage for your purple-orange-jade-pink colour scheme, or tone it down for a formal do with a classic suit jacket in black or grey. Swap your wedding dress for a glam kaftan (just for the reception, maybe…) for a real touch of Moroccan-wedding authenticity.
Little Bevan mandarin shirt and sash trousers. Their pageboys’ items start from £60, littlebevan.co.uk
Our winter castle wedding ticks plenty of boxes – grand, fairytale, wedding-photo-perfect – but cosy just isn’t on the list. Keep your flowergirls, pageboys and little wedding guests smiling in these snug-yet-chic winter knits. That grey-blue velvet pinafore is perfect for dressy dos – match the high-neck under-tee to your colour scheme – or go with the knee-length jumper dress, or grey polo top with canvas trousers or jeans, for a carefree, low-key wedding feel.
Château de Sable knits, chateaudesable.co.uk
We’ve always wanted to be that cool aunt who gave us our first favourite party dress; and now we’re snapping up the chance with this bright-as-a-button blue gown. Give your flowergirl’s mum the gift of a beautiful wear-again outfit (that will see every infant-school party until it’s too small), and give your flowergirl butterfly hairclips, a little charm bracelet, or even a princess tiara if you’re planning a fairytale do.
Little Bevan Alice Jewel dress. Their flowergirls’ dresses start from £145, littlebevan.co.uk
Family, wine and The Wizard of Oz might be Christmastime to us, but for our flowergirls and pageboys it’s all about the prezzies.
Start your yuletide wedding by giving your munchkins a dress-up sesh in these bright, pretty flowergirls’ dresses – the pinafore for vintage dos or the high-neck for chilled-out ceremonies – and add red or white patent shoes to slip them neatly into your colour scheme.
Reward them at your reception with favours in Crimbo wrapping paper – think charm bracelets, little dolls, picture books or sparkly headbands – and work their favourite day of the year into your favourite day, well, ever!
Château de Sable red dresses, chateaudesable.co.uk
If only there were more men around who dressed like Mr Darcy, we reckon the world would be a more chivalrous (and single-girl-friendly!) place. Start your pageboy as you mean him to go on with this period-style wedding look.
Bold orange and red are a modern twist that’s spot-on for your autumn wedding colour scheme, while the sharp white shirt is a definite little wear-over-and-over wonder. Truss him up and watch the cutesie photo opps roll in at your reception; the flowergirls will be queueing up to dance with Darcy 2010…
Little Bevan classic collar shirt, regency waistcoat and slick trousers. Their pageboys’ items start from £60, littlebevan.co.uk
A Stitch in Time
We’re logging out of Facebook, posting our last tweet and taking a techie day off to turn back time at our olde-worlde hog-roast reception. Keep your historical theme simple and chic with this period-pretty, long-puff-sleeved flowergirls’ dress, and match it up with scarlet bouquets and ruby-red bridesmaids’ dresses. Nod at pre-Raphaelite with a Celtic-style necklace or belt with your wedding dress, or channel French regency in a silk empire-line bridal gown and vintage-style cropped jacket.
ilovegorgeous Josephine dress, £130, available with sash available in peach, pink, sage green, blue, berry red and slate grey, ilovegorgeous.co.uk
Big Girls’ Wedding Fashion
Now you’ve played dress-up with your flowergirls and pageboys, why not match their outfits to your bridesmaids’, pick out their accessories or book your own wedding fashion fitting…