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Help me decide what my boys should wear to a wedding

My niece is getting married in two weeks and I'm trying to decide what the boys should wear. The ceremony is outdoors at an arboretum, and the reception is at a Holiday Inn. I really don't want to spend tons of money on clothes they'll wear just once. Plus, my picky little Cohen has a fit whenever we dress him in button down shirts. I'm pretty sure he'd be in all-day tantrum mode if we tried to put a tie on him.

Another thing - the arboretum has trails, a place to feed the fish, etc. There are a couple hours between the ceremony and the reception, and we'll be spending at least part of that time walking around outdoors. Do you think dressing the boys in matching polos and khakis would be appropriate?  Would nice khaki shorts be pushing it? Or should I suck it up and put them in shirts and ties? That's what all my nephews wore to my wedding (ceremony at a church, reception at a country club).

Thanks!

Happy mom to two sweet, silly boys: Cohen age 4, AJ age 2.

Re: Help me decide what my boys should wear to a wedding

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    Summer is too warm to force a little guy into a tie. :) We took Nicholas to a wedding at 10mos (August, no AC in reception hall - ugh) and he wore khakis and a polo shirt. I would go for the shorts if it's warm that day.


  • I'll bet they'd be adorable in khaki shorts and polos!! Of course, I put Wes in super comfy not @ all dressy for a wedding Sat so I may not be the best advisor...
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  • Khaki shorts and a polo for sure!
  • Before you even suggested it I was thinking khaki shorts and spring-colored polos.  I personally prefer solid polos over stripes, but that's just my preference.  I wouldn't bat an eye at a child wearing that to a wedding even at a church. 
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  • I was wondering this same thing, my BIL is getting married next month and I have no clue what to get the boys.
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  • I think polos and khaki shorts would be darling and perfectly appropriate.
  • C's step brother got married when G was 7 or 8 weeks old.  I put him in a little short outfit - light blue/khaki.  It was a small wedding and the reception was at a private home.  I would think you could get by with khaki shorts and a polo for the boys. 
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  • aw!! That will be cute in matching polos!! Make sure to take pics!
  • I agree that polos and shorts would be best given the circumstances. :)
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  • I agree w/ everyone else - polos w/ little dressier shorts would be so cute! Khakis would be adorable and easy to find I am sure.  Another cute idea - seersucker shorts w/ little white polos. I just love it when little boys are dressed up in something an older guy would wear!
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    Another cute idea - seersucker shorts w/ little white polos.

    I love this idea! Thanks everyone!

    Happy mom to two sweet, silly boys: Cohen age 4, AJ age 2.
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