Getting ready outfits with poll! :)

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: What should the getting ready outfits be?
    White button downs, black yoga pants : (13 votes)
    26 %
    Teal or purple button downs, black yoga pants : (19 votes)
    38 %
    White button downs, teal or purple yoga pants : (8 votes)
    16 %
    None of the above-- give me suggestions below! :) : (10 votes)
    20 %
  • Post # 3
    230 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    I would go with teal or purple pants, I’m assuming those are your wedding colors! I think either would be great. although I would prefer purple (maybe cause it my favorite color 😉 lol) As for the button downs are they going to be long sleeve or short. I don’t know about other people but I tend to get really sweaty in long sleeve button downs.

    Post # 4
    2100 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I voted other…

    Why not give them the shirts and let them choose their own bottoms? HOWEVER, I was going to do a button down with my new initials (love monograms!) but then I really had to ask if I would wear it again and my answer was no. I wear white button downs but with the mono (especially in a color than white) I just couldn’t fit that into my wardrobe. 

    So instead, I’m wearing a Calypso shawl/robe (seriously the softest thing on earth) by Barefoot Dreams, with my new initials (in brown b/c the color is cocoa), tank and yoga pants. Then I’ll be able to wear the robe/shawl until I wear it out. It’s not cheap…$88 I think? But it was more practical for me. 

    Something cheaper would be tanks and then they an easily take them off. How much per BM were you wanting to spend?

    Post # 7
    809 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014 - Catal Restaurant

    I voted for the white button down with the black pants however I think the black pants would be cute with the colored shirts too.

    Post # 8
    575 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    If your BMs are a little bigger, then buying button-ups for them that fit is going to be difficult. And I personally never let anyone else buy bottoms for me, frankly.  I’m a weird shape and I’m hard to fit, and unless you know exactly what size your BMs take in that brand of yoga pants and that brand of button-ups, there’s a potential embarrassment for being given “getting ready” clothes and they don’t fit.  I don’t really understand the “getting ready” outfit thing, myself, but I’d stick with things that are easier to size.  If you have bigger or busty girls, button-ups are a challenge under the best of circumstances.

    Post # 10
    2100 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @caiti_182:  I do have to agree…I’m a 36DD and I really have a hard time with button ups. That’s another issue I hadn’t considered before. Even the “really big” ones. 


    On Pinterest, I’ve seen super cute things that are inexpensive and wouldn’t be hard to size…


    – A pocket tee with their monogram on the pocket. T-shirts are stretchy so it wouldn’t be an issue.


    – Running or “silky” athletic shorts with their monogram on the lower right or left leg. You could wear white ones and they could wear another color. 


    – Racer back tanks with the monogram on the upper back. 



     My vote would be a stretchy tank (not spaghetti straps), that fit long, rather than boxy, no ribbing and then monogram their initials on the upper left chest. I used to work at an upscale monogram boutique and actually sewed the monograms. When brides came in, they rarely thought of their own colors. They usually picked out their BM’s favorite colors or something based on their personalities. Or say if the bride was doing eggplant as her color, she would do purple robes but then coordinate their personalities with thread color. Ex: purple with gold for college colors, purple and pink for girly girl, purple with turquoise for an artsy bm, etc. I never saw all gifts done in a bride’s colors b/c the colors really only have meaning to bride & groom. Plus it’s a gift. Generally people choose what others will like. Yes, I’ve seen the photos but you will get just as cute ones, even considering their own taste. 


    Also, I see your date as January in CO…that’s freezing! Have you considered hoodies? Again, upper left chest….then they can wear them again. No one can really wear “Bridesmaid” items again…ya know? But initials…yes. Hanes or Fruit of the Loom makes decent hoodies (or sweatshirts) that are nicely priced, you can embellish with their initials. 


    Let me know if you need ANY examples. I’m pretty creative and I know and love monograming! 



    Post # 13
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Always easier to “envision” / Vote when there are Photos.  Any you can drum up to illustrate your idea would be helpful.


    Post # 14
    7284 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

    @caiti_182:  How about just letting them get ready in something they are comfortable in? Isn’t their comfort more important than your vision?

    Post # 15
    1443 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard

    I was thinking the same thing as @j_jaye:.   

    you say you have a small budget. honestly, this is something I would not spend my money on if money is tight.  people can be really picky about their clothes and they might just end up giving them to goodwill when the wedding is over. 

    Post # 16
    2893 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @j_jaye:  i agree. i know a lot of people love the idea of a getting ready outfit and it looks cute for pictures, but i’ve always thought they were an unecessary expense and caused a lot of undue stress: which color looks best? which style would be better? will they like it? 

    i didn’t buy getting ready outfits for me girls. i figured i’m already telling them what to wear AT the wedding, i don’t need to tell them what to wear to get ready for it too. and actually, for my getting photos, my girls were already ready, haha 🙂

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