It can feel like a lot of pressure to get your children the "right" clothes for their first Holy Communion. Some girls don't like wearing dresses and some boys hate the idea of wearing a tie or suit. Below are just some recommendations based on tradition and are not set rules imposed by the church.
It is traditional for the children to wear white; for girls a white dress and for boys a white shirt and smart trousers. Wearing white recalls the day of their Baptism when they first wore white to show that they were "clothed in Christ". The celebration of First Holy Communion completes what began with the first Sacrament, Baptism.
You do not need to purchase dresses or shirts from a first Holy Communion store that generally over-charge. There are many clothes shops in the area that sell white dresses.
Other items such as accessories, the colour of shoes, the colour of ties, the choice to wear a suit jacket or waist coat, the choice of socks or stockings are all at the discretion of parents.
Church of St Mary: 157 Aldershot Road, Guildford, GU2 8BP Church of St Joseph: 12 Eastgate Gardens, Guildford, GU1 4AZ Church of St Edward: Sutton Park, Guildford, GU4 7QN Church of St Pius x: Laustan Close, Guildford, GU1 2TS