After the birth of a child, one of the most important events that take place, aside from taking a child home for the first time, is the christening ceremony that is held to welcome a child into the family church. These christening ceremonies are also a time when the announcement of whom will be the godparents to extended family, friends, as well as the members of the church. As one of the most important days to a child’s life, it is important that parents take the time to make sure every detail is perfect.
Aside from all of the plans associated with booking the church, pastor, sending out invitations, and the party that may follow the christening ceremony, one of the most important details is what the child will be wearing during the ceremony. Traditionally, christening gowns are the outfits that are worn by both boys and girls as they are considered a unisex outfit. These traditional christening gowns are not the only options that are available for parents. Couples that have sons have the option of going for a more modern option, the christening suit. Christening suits can have all of the details as the christening gowns, such as embellishments and embroidery, but in place of a gown, they come with pants so it appears that little boy is wearing a fancy suit. These outfits also come with the options to purchase vests, jackets, berets, or other hats to complete the stylish look.
For parents that opt to go with the christening gown, regardless of the sex of their child, there are numerous options related to the gowns and all of the accessories that can be purchased. Additional accessories that are available, regardless of the sex of the child includes, shoes, socks, bibs, blankets, sweaters, shawls, headbands, and other assorted items. Since there are so many different options related to christening gowns, christening suits, and all their accessories, if I find out that a member of my family or friends are going to have a christening ceremony I send my friends to TCB. I know, without question, that the options that are available to parents there are of the highest quality and they have a selection that will suit the needs and budgets of almost any family.
The Importance of Fabric
Deciding on the style of christening gown or christening suit that is going to be worn by a child during the ceremony is important, but one aspect to selecting a christening outfit that has to be thought about is the type of material that is used. Christening outfits are available in an assortment of fabrics. Each of the fabrics can create beautiful outfits but they can also have an impact on the comfort of the child. Keeping this in mind, parents should consider which of the following fabric options is best suited for their child. Traditionally, christening outfits come in linen, 100% cotton, or silk. Other material options are available. When selecting the type of material that is going to be used for the child’s outfit one must contemplate what the weather will be like on the day of the christening, if certain fabrics appear to irritate the child, and if necessary, which fabric best fits the parents budget. The most important aspect to consider when choosing fabric is which one will keep the child most comfortable, as a child that is too hot or uncomfortable can be fussy.
Picking out the perfect christening gown or suit for a child’s christening is an important decision. The outfit that is chosen for a child can help determine whether or not the child is excessively fidgety and fussy during the ceremony or if they are calm and quiet throughout all, if not part of the ceremony. The actual part of the christening where the child is anointed with water can cause even the calmest infant to get a little fidgety, as most parents know.