To not know what to buy DS for a wedding
Grumpasaurus · 13/05/2021 21:50
DH, DS and I have been invited to a somewhat formal wedding this year. It will be at a country manor in July. DS is 4.
I have no idea what to dress him in? At the risk of coming across wrong, all the little suits I have seen look sort of cheap and tacky. But I can't find anything else?
Could I just buy smart trousers and a smart top? What shoes? A bow tie?
AIBU to have no clue how to not dress DS, 4 years on?!
Antiqueanniesmagiclanternshow · 13/05/2021 21:53
Curiosity101 · 13/05/2021 21:55
Have you googled "4 year old boy wedding outfit" - I just did and it might give you some inspiration for buying all the separate pieces if you wanted to do it that way.
Also, have you checked eBay? I'd imagine there could be lots of outfits going relatively cheaply on there which will have only been worn once (or not at all due to Covid).
Honeywort · 13/05/2021 22:00
At that sort of age my DS had a lovely linen collarless shirt the he wore with drawstring trousers. Another wedding outfit involved a waistcoat as per pp - would go for linen or corduroy rather than silk if not part of the bridal party. I wouldn’t go for a suit on such a young child.
Serin · 13/05/2021 22:04
www.next.co.uk/style/st505984/252566 This from Next? Available in several colours.
HerMammy · 13/05/2021 22:05
This is cute and not too expensive
gingercat02 · 13/05/2021 22:08
I was about to say that. We got ds a lovely mandarin collected shirt and a mole coloured trousers and waistcoat set for my brothers wedding when he was 3. For my cousins wedding surprisingly H&M came up trumps with a dark cream short and waistcoat set and a white shirt with rolled up sleeves. I think he was 6
DelurkingAJ · 13/05/2021 22:16
As friends? I’ve got an outfit for a 7 year old and another for a 3 year old from DBIL’s wedding...I’d be delighted to lend them to a friend (or indeed donate the younger version) and they’ve been worn once.
Do remember shoes though...we had to do a last minute swoop for smart shoes as DS2 wasn’t at school.
nanbread · 13/05/2021 22:22
I'd go for a linen collarless shirt and smartish trousers. Zara and H&M always do shirts like this. Hate it when little children are all trussed up in bowties and suits.
This shirt would look lovely with blue or brown trousers.
nanbread · 13/05/2021 22:23
This is nice too
Grumpasaurus · 13/05/2021 22:38
Oh you guys are wonderful, thank you!
I did try EBay and that's where the cheap looking suits came up!
love love love the linen shorts and waistcoat with a sweet but smart top- thank you!
Shoes wise, I think I will go for smart sandals or boat-type shoes.
Thank you SO much!
To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.