Army Class A uniform for child?

posted 6 years ago in Grooms/men
Post # 3
13015 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

You may need to go to a costume shop or have it professionally made by a tailor.  However, I think if your son just wore a dark suit, it would look nice too, since Class A’s are really only for members of the military to wear. 

Post # 4
1304 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Agreed, I don’t think that is really appropriate to be honest.

ETA: When I saw your post I assumed you were looking for a Halloween costume.

Post # 5
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

@jennl97:  My fiance was in the Army and is wearing his Class A uniform, as will the best man. I would like our son to match his dad.

Is the best man in the army too, and a Class A? If he is, then it’s okay for him to wear it, but not the son, I would not do this because it may insult some army personnel. I would just put him in a dark suit.

Post # 6
2335 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It is not appropriate for a child to be in a replica military uniform. 

Post # 7
9955 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Agree with the others…

Altho your idea sounds “cute” and the original intentions no doubt quite innocent

In truth…

Being in a Class A Uniform… is an HONOUR & PRIVILEGE, and has significant real meaning in a REAL ADULT world…

Your Man “chooses” to HONOUR that obligation thru wearing his Uniform at your Wedding… as it symbolizes the commitment that BOTH of you are making to the Military way of life.

That is WHY the Military allows their military personnel to marry in Uniform

It really isn’t appropriate for a child to “make believe” he matches that commitment by putting on a replica uniform.

Because a child doesn’t… war is not a game… it is a real truth for our Men & Women in Uniform.

So they and the uniform should be respected.

Hope this helps,


Post # 8
118 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

How does your Fiance feel about this? I would agree that it’s not appropriae to put a child in a replica of a military uniform. If he were an adult you wouldn’t put him in an imitation uniform he has not yet earned, I don’t see why this should be different for a child. 

Post # 9
187 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’ve got to be honest, I’d think this was a little odd if I were a guest. Put the little one in a dark suit. 

Post # 10
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think this is inappropriate and may offend guest if they are from the army. There is a lot of traditions that comes with their uniforms and the things they have them. So I would trend lightly.

I think finding a suit that compliments his fathers is a better idea.

Post # 11
1695 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

I agree with previous posters.  Just find something that compliments.  It would be very in appropriate in my opinion.


Post # 12
2440 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

:-/ I’m an army brat. My mother joined the military when I was seven.


I agree that if we’re talking about a teenager or older, it would be pretty innapropriate. But if we’re talking about someone flower boy aged…. what is the big deal? If she wants them to match, nobody is going to presume some kid is in the miliatary. So long as they don’t stick any bars or medals on him, I don’t see her guests being outraged.


If halloween sluts can dress in fatigue mini dresses, why can’t a little boy dress like his dadyd for one day, with close family and friends?


I think the choice on how to dress the little guy is up to the OP, and whether it’s “dignified” or “offensive” isn’t really what she was asking. You don’t have to deal with it. She does, and her guests do.


I don’t know of any military personelle who would feel offended by a replica on a kid. I don’t know what army brat doesn’t have a photo in their parents too big fatigues.


OP- I’m not sure where you could find something like that, so a suit might be easier on you. But I don’t want you to feel guilty about your choices either.

Post # 13
1556 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My hubbs is military, and that would seem inappropriate to me. Just find something that will match, or prepare to have offended guests if any were/are military.

Post # 14
1 posts

For all those that think the question that was asked is inappropriate or offensive…READ THE QUESTION!!! She wants the child to MATCH the rest of the wedding party. AR 670-1 identifies the proper wear and appearance of military uniforms. These regulation state the the member will have patches, ranks and insignias properly placed on the uniform. The absence of these patches, ranks and insignias correspond to the military member being “OUT OF UNIFORM!” In other words NOT MILITARY!!!! Just like the ACUs, BDUs and DCUs you buy from MCS(Military Clothing Shop). While you are at it with badgering the original poster about how inapproriate she is being for asking you may want to go ahead and send letters to every movie producer out there for doing the same think for ACTORS.

As nobody seems to be willing to help out with a true answer. There is no place to get an authentic version in child size format. However you can have it made by a tailor or do it yourself with a regular suit fabric pattern. The color shade for the trousers and jacket is AG-489 and the shirt is AG-415. the jacket and pants are 100% wool and the shirt is 80% wool 20% polyester.  Buttons can be purchased off any military surplus site. Happy hunting.

Post # 15
7992 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

@This Time Round:  +1

@ExArmy:  Even if the uniform is not a proper uniform, I still think it is inappropriate.

In answer to your question, you will have to have the uniform specially made.

Post # 16
2321 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

Wow! That’s a lot of bees against the idea. This is what I like about the hive… bees always give each other the correct advice. Smile

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