Would YOU dress your baby in Asda for their christening? Supermarket unveils budget range of outfits inspired by Prince George starting from just £4 

  • Cost of christenings are now upwards of £300
  • 63 per cent of mothers worry about the mounting costs for the day
  • Asda launches christening collection in time for second royal baby 

With the cost of a christening hitting upwards of £300, parents are looking for ways to baptise their baby on a budget.

And, as always, Asda is on hand to help. Hot on the heels of releasing its budget bridesmaid range, the supermarket giant has unveiled garments for babies being christened.

George at Asda has created its 'luxury christening range' just in time for the birth of the royal baby - and say its gowns and rompers allow mothers to buy a traditional christening outfit for a fraction of the price.

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Research has revealed that the average price of a christening has hit £300. In response, George at Asda has unveiled a budget range of outfits starting from just £4 inspired by Prince George

Research has revealed that the average price of a christening has hit £300. In response, George at Asda has unveiled a budget range of outfits starting from just £4 inspired by Prince George

The range came to fruition on the back of a survey carried out by the supermarket revealing the average amount spent on a christening is now upwards of £300, with 63 per cent of families concerned about the spiraling costs.

Invites, celebratory venues, food and entertainment all add hundreds of pounds, so the retailer says it hopes to slash the budget on expensive clothing, with items starting at just £4.

The collection includes an embroidered dress, lace collar gown, sateen romper, lace trim socks and bow ballet shoes in traditional whites and creams as well as baby blues and pinks. 

George at Asda has created its 'luxury christening range' just in time for the birth of the royal baby
Asda say its gowns and rompers, pictured, which cost £15, allow mothers to buy a traditional christening outfit for a fraction of the price

George at Asda has created its 'luxury christening range' just in time for the birth of the royal baby - and say its gowns and rompers, pictured, which cost £15, allow mothers to buy a traditional christening outfit for a fraction of the price

After discovering that 63 per cent of families are concerned about the spiraling costs of a christening,  Asda created this range of outfits, including this £15 romper inspired by Prince George

After discovering that 63 per cent of families are concerned about the spiraling costs of a christening, Asda created this range of outfits, including this £15 romper inspired by Prince George

A full outfit for the baby’s big day costs just £20 at Asda and in anticipation of the royal birth, Asda has also launched a new regal-inspired gold cot for  £69 and Prince/Princess babygros for £2.50. 

A spokesperson for the chain said: 'With celebration ceremonies such as weddings, christenings and confirmations escalating in price year on year, we have noticed a demand for children’s occasion wear both in store and online. 

'Our recent flower girl and page boy collection has resonated extremely well with families and so with the upcoming birth of the royal baby and another christening in the pipeline, we wanted to provide a range to give parents the option of remaining within their budgets, while still providing traditional, luxury garments that you expect to see at christenings.'

The new christening collection will be available for girls and boys from tiny babies through to 24 months. 

Launching online on George.com and in-store today, Asda is the first supermarket to offer this dedicated christening shop to its customers. 

The collection includes an embroidered dress, lace collar gown, sateen romper, lace trim socks and bow ballet shoes in traditional whites and creams as well as baby blues and pinks
A full outfit for the baby’s big day costs just £20 at Asda and in anticipation of the royal birth

The collection includes an embroidered dress, left, £8, lace collar gown, sateen romper, lace trim socks and bow ballet shoes in traditional whites and creams as well as baby blues and pinks

Shoes for the special day will set you back just £4 and Asda say their range is the cheapest on the high street

Shoes for the special day will set you back just £4 and Asda say their range is the cheapest on the high street

 

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