How to dress the little guy to steal the “Awwws”
Traditionally a page boy’s role was to carry the bride’s train as she walks down the aisle. Nowadays a page boy (ring bearer) often carries the bride & groom’s wedding bands and/or is there for cuteness appeal. Pageboys are typically 2-8 years of age and walk down the aisle with either a flower girl or the mother of the bride.
Considering a few things ahead of time can make the process less overwhelming for both you and the little guy. The most important and often most tricky thing to consider is sizing. It is also helpful to decide on a style and colour. Here at Suit Lab, all our boy suit pants have an elastic waistband and are minimally lined to ensure the little guy is more comfortable (not grumpy) and less restricted (for tearing up the dancefloor).
While renting is an option at other retailers, we recommend buying a suit.
Little ones are notoriously playful which can make returns tricky and at times costly. Most youngsters are more comfortable being measured at home. We have created a sizing video & guide to help you have a more accurate idea of sizing. Be careful not to fit him too early, as we are sure you are aware children grow out of a size in a matter of months. We recommend planning about 4 months before the day but fitting only 1 to 2 months before.
Always take the weather into consideration. All our suits here at Suit Lab are sold as a 3-piece, jacket, vest and pants. If it’s really hot or he’s just not a fan of wearing a suit, opt for pants and a vest. The vest will keep him looking smart by keeping his shirt in place.
A pageboy suit is usually the same as either the groom or groomsmen. We recommend matching the colour and style to the groom or groomsmen to make the youngster feel important and included. Match his tie to the colour of the bridesmaids or flower girl dresses. Give him a playful boutonniere, pocket square, little suspenders & matching shoes – have fun with it!