(Closed) Bridesmaids gift: silk robes or claddagh ring?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: Which gift?
    Silk robes : (60 votes)
    92 %
    Claddagh rings : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    36 posts
    Newbee

    @toelopeornottoelope:  I looove claddagh rings!  And it has a personal significance to you.  If you aren’t swamped with the other details, dash off a quick email to your girls and ask them for their ring size.  And they all complimented you on your ring, so bam.  You know they’ll like it. 🙂

    Post # 4
    Member
    145 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    Both are pretty and thoughtful – what are you leaning towards? Don’t let the off chance that they will guess what you may give them dissuade you from choosing the gift you most want to give!

    Have fun!

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    Post # 5
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    8697 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I love the robes. For me personally I wouldnt wear a claddagh ring. Also, because I say I like something a friend has doesnt mean I want it. I dont know if that makes sense but I think a robe may be more useful. However, get whichever one you like for them. I dont think I would dislike either. I would just feel forced to wear the ring.

    Post # 6
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    5548 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    It would be weird to me to wear a ring like that from a friend because all the people I know that have them got them in a romantic relationship. Also those robes are amazing. 

    Post # 7
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    2553 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I wouldnt wear the ring because the only ring I wear is my engagement ring. Not sure if they are engaged or have promise rings. I would wear the robe for sure!

     

    Post # 8
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    847 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @toelopeornottoelope: Go with the robes because claddagh rings are an Irish thing and sort of a cultural tradition. I’m not saying it would be insensitive but…you might not fully understand the meaning behind them. Like for instance, claddagh rings are supposed to be handed down from mother to daughter over loads of generations, it would be wierd to give your friends something that’s part of a tradition you don’t really seem to understand. 

    Also, those robes are gorgeous! 

    Post # 9
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    485 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Claddagh rings should be given by family to child or by boyfriend to a girl.  They are not something that friends would exchange, so you are violating the spirit of the ring.

    Therefore I would do the robes.

    Post # 11
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    1164 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @toelopeornottoelope:  I like the robes!!! I think the rings would be too hard to deal with–which finger the girls want to wear it on dictates what size they will need, what if yellow gold doesn’t go with the rest of the jewelry, etc.  I think that the girls would appreciate the robes, as they can get alot of use out of them: it can be worn on the morning of the wedding while everyone is getting ready, at home, when travelling, etc.

    Post # 12
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    1102 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Robes. I like the idea of the ring (my sister has one) but I wouldn’t wear it.

    Post # 13
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    1992 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @toelopeornottoelope:  hmmm.. i love the idea of the colored robes but I think its really sweet that they all liked your ring and the ring represents friendship & etc.

    The thing is, I can appreciate something like a ring on someone else and really like it on them but not want to wear it myself… are you sure they’d want to wear the rings?

    I could see myself wearing the robe tho – they are super pretty!

     

    You know your girls best… but for me, I’d like a robe more.

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