Ring bearers may be the biggest heartbreakers at every wedding. Dressed in their big-kid attire, these little cuties tend to steal the show when they walk down the aisle. While some may be dressed in mini tuxedos or suits, others may look most on-theme with a more casual look. For couples planning a fall wedding, here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing your ring bearer's outfit.
Make sure his look works with the weather.
Most kids will be pretty uncomfortable in their formal attire, so it's important to make sure their outfit is appropriate for the weather. An outfit with layers is often the best solution, with the option to take the little boy's jacket off if he's getting too hot should your wedding take place on an unseasonably warm day.
Find a way to tie it into the rest of the men's attire.
The ring bearer's outfit should pair well with the groom's and groomsmen's attire. For instance, if the guys are all wearing khaki suits, it wouldn't be right for the little man to wear a black tuxedo. While his look doesn't need to perfectly match the adult's, there should be some sort of cohesive element.
Pay attention to your wedding's vibe.
If you're having a rustic wedding, the ring bearer can wear something a little less formal, like a gingham shirt and maybe even a pair of cowboy boots. Have fun with it—he's a child after all, and his attire can be playful. But if you're having a black-tie wedding, you'll want to keep him in something a bit more done up.
Think about growth spurts.
This is good advice for any time of the year: While you may think it's smart to get the ring bearer's attire ordered long before the wedding comes along, it's not always a safe bet. Kids grow quickly, which means their size will fluctuate unexpectedly. Wait until two or three months before the wedding to place your order.