The other weekend when I was at the dress shop getting my dress hemmed, I found a hand-made ivory organza smocked flower girl dress. But the dress shop didn’t have much in the way of boys attire… only black and white tuxes. The shop lady, understanding a little bit about the vintage nuttiness I’m going for, suggested a light colored shirt and tan trousers for our little ring bearer. Almost, but not quite. And since I insist that my groom not wear his tux, I was in a bit of a dilemma for the ring bearer.
That is, until I saw these stylized wool ETON SUITS (school boy uniform-esque/short pant suit named for the English boarding school where they were popularized in the 19th century) on Martha Stewart Weddings.
They’re definitely a throw-back to a bygone era. Only toddlers wear them now. But at a certain point in recent history, older boys wore these as school uniforms (until they reached 5’4″ tall, at which time they wore the long pant suit).
Now, to find one for a modern-day seven-year-old…
Did you find it hard to dress the ring bearer? Where did you find your ring bearer’s suit?
- Consultant (and Part-Time Professor)
- Wedding Date:
- May, 2009
- The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia