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Kids Formal Wear: Should you Rent or Buy?

We are all aware of how expensive formal wear is for adults, but have you priced children’s formal wear lately? It can be just as expensive to buy flower girl dresses as it is to buy bridesmaids dresses. Weddings are not the only events that require formal attire for kids. What about little boys suits for special occasions like Easter and Christmas or communion dresses and pageant dresses? The good news is that you have a couple of options if you need formal wear for your little ones: either rent or buy it. So, which is best for you?

  • Renting – There are several advantages for renting kids formal wear, but perhaps the biggest is convenience. You simply bring your child in for measurements, pick out the style from an in-store selection, leave and then return to pick it up a day or two before the big event. Then, when it’s over, you simply return it to the store. You don’t even have to worry about washing it! A couple other advantages include paying a low one-time fee for something your child is will probably wear once before he or she out grows it and, of course, you don’t have to store it.
  • Buying – While renting sounds great, buying has its own advantages. Many take comfort in knowing their child is the first one to wear her flower girl dress. This means there will be no hidden damage, odor or stains on the dress. Also, if you give yourself plenty of time to browse before the big event, you will most likely be able to find the formal attire you’re looking for, for less than it would cost to rent! Shopping online at stores like Kidsformal are great places to find bargains. Usually there’s a larger selection of colors and styles online too. And, most stores offer great promotions for shopping with them online. Examples of promotions you may find at KidsFormal.com include free shipping after you spend so much, a 30 day flexible return policy or a special discount for placing an order online. If you are planning a wedding, you may even be able find the perfect ring bearer pillow and flower girl basket, as well.

There are many things to take into consideration when choosing whether to rent or buy kids formal wear. It is important to weigh the pros and cons of each to make the best decision for you and your family.

Easter Dress Considerations

Easter Dress Considerations

As you know, January has already come and gone and we’re now right in the middle of the first part of February, 2019. That means it’s time to start looking for Easter dresses for your little girls to wear. Easter is only a couple months away and while that seems like a long time, it really isn’t.

Shopping for an Easter dress isn’t something that you should do in one day. It’s something that you should take a little time with to ensure you get the dress that best suits your daughter(s). Therefore, as you beginning browsing various stores (online and offline) for girls’ Easter dresses, take into consideration the following things:

Color – Since Easter is the first official holiday of spring, the acceptable colors for Easter dresses are those associated with spring. Pastel colors are very popular, but you can get away with bolder colors such as red, yellow and green too. However, if you find a dress with brighter, bolder colors in it, make sure that these colors are offset by some lighter colors like white or ivory to help tone it down just a bit.

Style – The style of the Easter dresses you choose for your little ones should reflect each of your daughters’ personalities. So, if you have three girls to buy for, you will need to shop for each one individually so you can find a dress that suits her. For instance, if one of your girls is a tomboy and another is a “girly-girl” then you wouldn’t want to get a frilly dress for your tomboy and a light and simple dress for your princess as these styles would completely contradict your girls’ personalities. This is why it’s best that you look at dresses together so you can get an idea of the styles each girl prefers. Your girls are going to be happiest on Easter wearing dresses that fit their personalities.

Price – Finally, it is important to take price into consideration. Most of us have budgets that we have to work within no matter what type of shopping we’re doing. And, if you have more than one little girl needing an Easter dress, then you will definitely need to think about dress prices as you shop. While it’s important to stay within your budget, it’s also important to set a realistic budget for Easter dresses. While you don’t need to buy the most expensive dress, you definitely don’t want to be limited to the least expensive because there is some truth in the old adage “you get what you pay for.” Therefore, you should have a budget of at least $50-$60 per Easter dress you shop for.

Tips for Saving Money on Young Kids in 2018

As 2017 came to an end, we knew that the economy wasn’t in great shape and that we were most likely going to experience some type of tax increases as the fiscal cliff neared. However, if you’re like me, you weren’t quite prepared for how drastic of a cut your first paycheck in 2018 would actually take. While most American families have been working hard to save as much money as possible in years past; it looks like it’s going to be even more critical to find additional money saving techniques in 2018. If you have young children and are looking for a few additional ways you can save money this year, below are a few suggestions you may find beneficial. 

  • Diapers.com Okay, I’m a little embarrassed by this because I have a 5 year old and I’ve just recently discovered the Diapers.com. I’m hoping that I’m not the only one who has been missing out on the incredible savings that this site offers money-strapped parents! If you have kids still in diapers then you know exactly how costly those little things are…well, let me tell you of my recent savings at Diapers.com. I purchased an XL box of Pampers size 3 diapers (222 count) for only $47.99 (right now, they’re offering a $2 coupon on select boxes valued at $49.99…which is how I got the $47.99 price). However, I also found a cute little Carter outfit marked 50% off ($8.99) on the site too. After doing a little researching online, I found a 20% coupon code for first-time Diapers.com customers (OHBABY20) which I was also able to use. The total for my entire order was: $47.38 because I also received free 2-day shipping since my order was originally over $49.00! The site has a lot more than just diapers and clothes for infants and toddlers, so if you’re a parent with little ones around, take advantage of Diapers.com and save some money!
  • Online Clothing Stores I know you’re probably thinking that I’m an online shopping junkie, but I’m really not. However, when it comes to being frugal and saving money, I tend to shop around for the best deal, which means I compare the local prices I find to online prices before purchasing clothes. While I’m an advocate of shopping for some clothing from websites such as Amazon.com and Ebay, I leave the formal clothing to Kids Formal and you should too. We really do have one of the largest inventories of fine children’s formalwear, all at reasonable prices – generally much lower than local formalwear retailers can offer. 

  • Get Crafty Finally, in order to cut back and save as much money as possible, I have started to get craftier here lately. For instance, I found a great deal on a Wolfgang Puck bread machine a few weeks ago that I couldn’t pass up, so I’ve been making my own bread. And, this particular bread machine also makes jams and jellies too…so I’m no longer buying jams from the grocery store. Doesn’t sound like much, but it does make a difference.

Another thing I’ve started doing is making my own laundry detergent. I actually figured this one up and found that if I bought as much Tide from the store as I can make with my recipe, I would spend at least $470 MORE dollars a year just on laundry detergent! If you’re interested in making laundry detergent, you can find the recipe here.  

Those are just a couple of ways you can get crafty and save money. There are many more. For instance, learning how to sew and making your own kids’ clothes will save you a lot of money, especially since they grow so fast. So, why not learn a “trade” in 2018 and learn how to make something your family uses on a regular basis and save money?

Royal Wedding Flower Girl Dresses

Dear Valued Customer,

I’m sure by now you’ve seen pictures on the internet of the Royal Wedding between Catherine Middleton and Prince William which took place on April 29, 2011. Therefore, I’m sure you also noticed how gorgeous Catherine’s wedding dress was. It was a very simple dress featuring beautiful lace detail and a flowing train, giving it the look of elegance many brides try to achieve.

While Catherine was the center of attention, there were four other people in the Royal Wedding who also deserve some attention. Of course, I’m referring to the four young flower girls. Catherine did a perfect job picking out the style of dresses for these little ones, which is something you brides-to-be can learn from. Below are a few suggestions to help you find the perfect flower girl dresses for your upcoming wedding.

  • Use Matching Material – The first comparison you should make when looking at the four little darlings in the Royal Wedding, is that their dresses are all made with the same material as Catherine’s wedding gown. This is very important if you want your flower girls’ dresses to compliment your wedding dress.

  • Order the Same Color – The second thing you should notice is that the flower girls in the Royal Wedding were wearing dresses that were the same shade of ivory as the bride’s. If you truly want to pick out flower girl dresses that compliment yours, then you need to make sure they are the same color as your wedding gown. If you want some color on your flower girls, look for dresses that have a colored sash around the waist or some colored embroidery. Just make sure the primary color of the dress matches your own.

  • Find a Complimentary Style – Finally, take a second look at Catherine’s wedding dress. Yes, it’s beautiful…but it’s a somewhat simple gown with elegant details. Now, look at her flower girl dresses – they are also simple, but they have a few elegant details of their own. For instance, the sleeves were puffed, the waist was accented with a sash that formed a beautiful bow in back and the hemline of the dress had a gorgeous layered look. While those details seem to be small, it’s those details that made the dresses compliment Catherine’s as well as they did.

If you are in the process of planning your own wedding and are beginning to look for flower girl dresses, head on over to KidsFormal.com. We’re confident we have the dress you’re looking for. If

You have any questions or need help of any kind, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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