Little boys also have a part to play in the modern wedding, whether simply as guests or playing a more active role as page boys. They don't have to be dressed up like Little Lord Fauntleroy, though, and the days of the dreaded sailor suit are behind us. Step forward the new Henry Kaye range of formal wear and pageboy outfits for boys aged 1 to 16!
First up, our splendid new black wedding suit, made in top quality, superfine wool-rich fabric with a luxury lining for extra comfort. Your little boy (or big boy) will look like a real gentleman in this sharp boy tuxedo jacket with satin lapels, while the matching boy tuxedo trousers have an adjustable waist and are left unhemmed to fit a variety of masculine legs! The tux and trousers are also available separately.
Nothing smarter than a tailored waistcoat under a good suit, and our new boy wedding waistcoat is a stunner. It's made in glossy dupion and available in ruby, pink, ivory, white and gold. It'll look a treat over the smart boy wedding dress shirt, in crisp cotton-rich white, designed with either a plain or pleated shirt front. The smaller sizes have a button cuff, while shirts for 5-6 years and over have a double cuff and are supplied with woven cufflinks.
Finish off the outfit with a smart tie. Bow ties are traditional for weddings, and we have an elegant boy bow tie, pre-tied in ruby, pink, ivory or white. But if your young gentleman is liable to start complaining about too much flummery, go for the traditional boy tie, just like he wears at school, in ruby or pink.
With his suit, shirt, waistcoat and tie, your boy's going to look so elegant he might attract attention away from bride and bridesmaids! But it's a risk worth taking, for a once-in-a-lifetime day.
To view Henry Kaye's full collection of gorgeous wedding shoes, beautiful bridesmaid dresses, elegant pageboy outfits and stunning wedding accessories click here. And if you want to see all our other useful hints and tips that we have put together to help take some of the stress out of organising that perfect day, click to see our wedding information pages.