When choosing your pageboy fashion, keep in mind the style and theme of the day, and find something that will tie in perfectly with both. Here are some of our suggestions...
The pageboy tends to be much younger than the rest of the bridal party, like the flower girl. In the five to 15 years age bracket, pageboys are considered old enough to understand their responsibilities on the day. Couples often appoint a son, nephew, younger brother, cousin or family friend to play the pageboy role at their weddings. For a modern twist, choose a male friend, (young or old) whom you regrettably had to cull from your list of potential groomsmen.
There are plenty of pageboy fashion options around to suit a variety of themes, colour schemes and dress codes. A popular look for pageboys is a miniature lounge suit complete with a vest or jacket. Younger boys tend to find vests more manageable and less restricting, while older boys prefer to don jackets so as to fit in with the groomsmen. To complete a formal look, team these suit combinations with bowties, ties, pocket squares or buttonholes that match up with the groomsmen’s outfits, the bridesmaids’ gowns or the flower girls’ dresses.
For a dressed down look that requires less maintenance and fewer tailoring appointments, consider styling your pageboy with a smart casual look. A pair of relaxed chinos or shorts, a white shirt and a knitted vest is a classic and versatile look that transitions well between seasons and suits a range of themes.
Couples planning weddings with a clear-cut theme or style can play around with their pageboy fashion. A vintage-style country wedding might inspire couples to dress a pair of pageboys in three-piece suits, accessorising them with braces, top hats or berets. An open-buttoned shirt, casual pants and a fedora is a gorgeous and easy look for a garden party. Keep it simple with white linen, bare feet and a buttonhole for a destination wedding at a tranquil beach location.