Inexpensive Options: Children’s Edition

Today it's all about the children. They are cute, they are unpredictable, and they are oft dressed as mini brides and grooms. I totally have issues with that:

1) THEY ARE NOT THE BRIDE AND GROOM! They are children! Let they dress like children.

2) Children play and scratch and generally do not understand the concept of wearing your clothes (and not just wearing any clothes so that you're not naked). So let them dress like children.

3) If a child is not comfortable in a dress – they will not pretend otherwise just to make you happy. If something itches…they will scratch it. If something is hanging in their face…they will remove it. If they just don't like the color…they will have a temper tantrum and refuse to wear it. Again, let them dress like children.

And the biggie:

4) Parents do not want to spend hundreds of dollars on an outfit that their child will outgrow in 2 months and/or never wear again.

The guidelines for selecting your outfits for the youngest members of your wedding party are simple. Keep it basic, keep it inexpensive, keep it comfortable, and keep it age appropriate.

Here are six wedding attire options (three for the girls and three for the boys) – all for under $50.00.

For the Boys:

Option #1 (Total cost of Outfit – $45.48):

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*1. Purple Shirt Set with Tie from Target. *2. Black Plain Front Khakis from Old Navy. *3. Black Lace-Up Oxford from Payless.

Option #2 (Total Cost of Outfit – $29.49):

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*1. Orange Plaid Cargo Shorts from Old Navy. *2. White Pique Polo from Old Navy. *3. Green Skull Embroidered-Graphic High-Tops from Old Navy.

Option #3 (Total Cost of Outfit – $42.98):

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*1. Jet Black Vest Set with Blue Dress Shirt and Tie from Target. *2. Black Oxford from Payless.

For the Girls:

Option #1 (Total Cost of Outfit – $39.87):

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*1. Purple Scoop Neck Dress from Target. *2. Black Ballet Flats from Target. *3. Plum Large Bow Headband from Target. *4. Cinzia Berry Zipper Purse from Louloubell.

Option #2 (Total Cost of Outfit – $49.97):

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*1. Orange Scalloped Tulip Dress from J Crew. *2. Brown Gladiator Sandals from Target. *3. Autumn Stripe Alligator Clips from Ninja Bowtique. *4. Orange and Turquoise Clutch Wallet from Baffin Bags.

Option #3 (Total Cost of Outfit – $49.72):

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*1. White Tulle/Shantung Dress from Target. *2. Cornflower Blue Silk Chiffon Scarf from Miss Megan Mac. *3. Silver Ballet Flat from Target. *4. Blue Double-Band Headband from Target. *5. Light Aihambra Little Zip Pouch from JPAT Purse.

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