Our Guide to Dressing Kids for a Wedding

From the flowers to the feels, weddings are truly wonderful occasions. And, of course, impeccably dressed children add to the festive air of these celebrations. Whether you’re browsing for attire for a young wedding guest, flower girl, or ring bearer, shopping for kids’ outfits to wear to a wedding can be a little tricky. 

Wondering what to wear to an outdoor wedding this spring? bella bliss® has you covered with our kids’ wedding outfit guide! From children’s taffeta-style clothing to special occasion attire, we’ve pulled a few of our cutest outfit ideas for weddings. But first, here are a few things to consider when dressing little ones for a special day:


If the wedding invitation calls for “black tie” attire or is taking place in a more formal setting, you may be wondering how to dress fussy children. Formal attire like taffeta dresses and skirts and button-down shirts designed with comfort and style in mind are as fuss-free as they are fancy!

Beach and backyard weddings may call for less formal looks, like khakis, collared shirts, blazers, and sundresses in happy hues, gingham, and floral prints. While young kids can get away with being more casual at weddings, conventional wisdom dictates that it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed.


Unless white is part of the dress code as designated by the invitation, it’s off-limits for all wedding guests, including kids. When it comes to putting together an appropriate toddler wedding outfit, consider the official wedding colors. If the wedding colors aren’t specified, coordinate with the season! For spring wedding attire, for example, you’ll want to go for lighter, brighter colors like pastels. 


Time of year, weather, and location are all important considerations when choosing wedding attire, especially for children who may have a lower tolerance for uncomfortable clothing. Lighter fabrics like linen and lace are go-to's for little girls’ wedding outfits for spring and summer special occasions, while satins and silks are perhaps better for winter weddings.

For boys’ wedding outfits, cotton, twill, and seersucker shine in the summer, while wool and corduroy may be more sensible picks in fall and winter. If the weather is uncertain, be sure to plan appropriately by packing a cardigan or sweater.


Comfort and seasonality go hand in hand. Of course, little ones won’t be happy in fussy, frilly kids’ wedding dresses or heavy corduroy blazers on a hot summer day. Be sure to seek out soft, comfortable, high-quality fabrics that won’t itch or irritate sensitive skin, like our 100% pima cotton.

Shopping for a baby girl or boy? From convenient two-piece outfits to adorable bubbles and rompers, comfort-forward baby outfits are especially important!


If your child has a favorite color or a particular sense of style, letting them help pick their wedding attire can lead to the best outcome. After all, when we look good, we feel good!

Shop bella bliss® Wedding Outfits

When it comes to children, wedding attire and outfit planning can be complex. At bella bliss®, there’s nothing we like more than helping kids look and feel their best. That's why we're your destination for the best wedding attire for boys and girls.

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May 15, 2023 — Zero Gravity Marketing