Post # 1
some of you will think im crazy and others will wish they were in my bridal party BUT, i am planning on buying my girls (as part of their Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts) a velour outfit that is the same color of the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses (in this case, very deep purple.) i think itd be fun to give them a chance to change out of their dress and heels and put on something more comfy for the rest of the night (im thinking they will change after i dance with my dad or shortly before dessert time.)
Here are my TWO questions!
1. what do you think of my idea?
2. can u think of a place that you have seen this color velour outfits? OR do you know where i should look.
PS- depending on how exp* the dress is that i find, i may even switch into a white velour outfit when my girls do. just wont be doing this if my dress is thousands of $, cause then it’d be a waste 🙂
Post # 3
Personally I’m not a fan of that idea. I think it would be great for them to maybe change into that outfit (if they wanted to) after the reception is over if you guys plan on after-partying. I guess it depends on how formal your wedding is, but honestly if I was your bridesmaid, I would feel awkward wearing a velour pantsuit at your wedding reception. Will your photographer still be there at that time? Would you really want your pictures of your reception to have your bridesmaids in velour sweatpants?
Post # 4
I kind of agree with Tulip, I’m not a huge fan of the idea 🙁
Post # 5
thats why im torn with the idea…it was actually one of my Bridesmaid or Best Man who suggested it and i do like the fact that they can be comfy. it is a pretty big IMO, (inviting 350 guests), formal wedding and yes the photographer would still be there. as a matter of fact, he actually likes the idea too and had some good ideas for pics once the change happens. i think by that point id still have a lot of more formal pics in our dresses but then it can be a more comfy switch. not sure what well decide but so far- the girls are very much into the idea. (our grandparents…ummmm i doubt they would be! lol)
tnx for ur input! thats what a i need- help with actually making a decision! 🙂
Post # 6
I personally think it would be strange–your BMs would change into sweats, but everyone else at the reception would still be in formal wear? I think it would look weird, IMO. I agree with the idea of giving them the sweats to change into after the reception is over, or maybe before the wedding so they can wear them while they get ready and you’ll still get cute photos of them.
Post # 7
I’m not a fan either. I think if you are having a large formal wedding, sweatpants are 100% not appropriate. I would be upset if I was having a backyard BBQ wedding and people wore sweatpants. I just am thinking of how many posts people write about how offended that they were when people wore jeans to their wedding.
Try asking around to some guests and think of yourself as a guests and how you would feel if you were dressed up and the bridal party wore sweatpants. I would still give them as a gift and they can wear them to the afterparty or morning after.
Post # 8
I’m also not a fan of this idea. If you really want to get your BMs these sweatsuits, they can wear them to the afterparty or getting ready in the morning or something.
Post # 9
I think it could be cute as a going away outfit for the bridesmaids and for an afterparty but at the wedding itself, no way.
Post # 10
I think it’d be a cute thing to wear to get ready and if they want then they can get changed into them when they make their ways home or go to the after party. But I personally think that at the wedding it would look very strange and potentially make some people feel uncomfortable.
Also, a Bridesmaid or Best Man suggested it? That strikes me as being weird. But it’s sweet of her to be thinking of ways to help!
Post # 11
- Wedding: March 2010 - Calamigos Ranch
Well, it’s your wedding, but if I were one of your bridesmaids, I wouldn’t want to change into a velour track suit for it… I’d be a little embarrassed, and as a guest I would think it was pretty weird. But people might find something to judge no matter what you do, so if it’s just your dream to have your bridesmaids in sweatpants, go for it. 😉
Post # 12
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Well, on one hand, it’s your wedding, so you can do whatever you want.
But on the other hand, if I was one of your bridemaids, I would hate that idea. I wouldn’t want to be stuck in a velour sweatsuit while everyone else was dressed to the nines.
Post # 13
I’m not a fan of the idea but if you’re looking for inspiration I believe they did this exact idea at Kim Kardashian’s wedding reception. The sweatsuits were even purple. If you google it I bet you can find photos.
Post # 14
- Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden
Also, I think that Britney Spears did the same thing at her wedding. Do we really want to use Britney and Kevin’s marriage as inspiration for anything? 🙂
Post # 15
ok girls! you are making me realize that this isnt actually a great idea! LOL. i thank you for that bc any of the ppl i have asked (most are in the bridal party) all say yes to it. id rather have other opinions as well!
a few of u mentioned, which i really like, the idea of giving it to the girls for either the day after (we are most likely doing a casual brunch) or even for the morning of, (to wear when doing hair/makeup/prep stuff) that way it will “fit” the moment whcih is much more casual and then they can wear the dresses at the reception!
Post # 16
and no @dan… definitely dont want anything inspired by bspears and kfed haha 🙂