As I write this post, the sun is shining, the flowers of spring are in full bloom and I couldn't think of a more lovely day to say I do. Yes, it's starting to become that time of year again, where every other Saturday is taken up by the wedding of a friend, cousin or colleague.
Although some weddings still have a strict no child policy, unless you are of course a coveted page boy or bridesmaid, more and more wedding parties include babies on the invitation. This trend seems to stem from a new relaxed way of doing things. No longer are weddings based around severe churches and stuffy hotel wedding receptions. Instead, in this modern day, you can get married anywhere and this new casual approach is reflected in the inclusion of mini-mes on the guest list.
There's also the cost of an all day babysitter to be added to the expense of the hen do, the wedding present, and the night in a local B and B for the wedding itself. You can see why parents feel inclined to bring their little ones along for the party, if only so not to add to the bill of the celebrations.
Apart from the obvious wedding party members, any baby brought along to these gatherings are of course put on a pedestal. For some it will be their first meeting with Great Aunt Janet or Sarah, the second cousin once removed. And so despite these little ones not playing an official role on this momentous occasion, parents still want their little angels to look dressed up for the day and as gorgeous as ever before they're passed around from guest to guest.
At Roses and the Stars, we're here to help! We've put together our favourite wedding outfits for your little ones, so whether you're watching friends say I do in a casual civil ceremony or your sister walking down the aisle of the village chapel, your babies will look the part. We just hope the happy couple don't get overshadowed by your beautiful babies...
CASUAL BEACHSIDE WEDDING
Donsje, Panda Sandals - £50
Donsje, Cow Hair Sandals - £50
ENGLISH COUNTRY WEDDING
FORMAL CHURCH WEDDING
Question Everything, Heart Dress - £38.99