Autumn Adventure: Children's Attire
"The boys carried bells and the girls carried quaker baskets of fresh organic petals. Because children grow so quickly it does not make sense to have them buy new outfits for a wedding. For our wedding, my husband and I sent around the following e-mail:
Dear parents of small and adorable flower-children, ushers, ring bearers and 'junior attendants,'
This is the week Barry and I are finishing up the invitations and in the spirit of checking things off the list, I thought I would write with a wardrobe update for the tots + tweens. We would like the little boys to wear black suits or tuxedos and the little girls to wear autumn colored dresses. In the spirit of a green wedding, we encourage you to borrow, rent, or buy used if you can. (This reduces impact and cost in one fell swoop.) For girls, I have found some adorable dresses on eBay in autumn colors: burgundy, cranberry, dark gold, etc., from $2-$20. It may be nippy - so it is probably best to pick something in a velvet or satin or to add a shawl or jacket. For boys, they have mini-suits and mini-tuxedos for $15-$25, including a black vest + black tie/bow tie.
If you need more clarification or help finding something please let me know.
I can't wait to see all the cuties - I know they will steal the show.
Love to you all, Kate"