Post # 1
Hello bees! Looking for help on something. Robes are such a popular gift for bridesmaids, yet it seems to be mixed whether people like them personalized or not. I bought some plain black satin robes for my girls at $6 each, (damn great sale) but I’m wondering if I should give them as is, or get their initials on it, or their title- bridesmaid, maid of honour, bride etc.
If you were a bridesmaid, what would you rather receive? Or if you have received a robe, did you like it personalized or wish it was left blank?
Thanks upfront for the help!
Post # 3
@Spanglbee: I generally like my items not personalized. 🙂
Post # 4
I would put bride on yours and leave theres blank. But if you would like them personalized i would put their initials on the front.
Post # 5
I am looking for robes for my BMs as well (where did you find yours??).
I am the first of my friends to get married, but a few of them are engaged. So I think I will leave them as they are since many of them will have changes in their initials, and I don’t think anyone will use something that says “bridesmaid” ever again.
Post # 6
@Spanglbee: don’t put the titles on them. no way would i ever re-wear something that said bridesmaid.
i would wear something with my initials on it, or plain.
Post # 7
I voted for the monogram, now after reading I want to clarify when you say ‘My initials on front’ I’m assuming you mean the BM’s initials.. right?
Post # 8
I would like it with bridesmaid on the back. It’s a lovely memento.
Post # 9
@Hannahmn88: I got them from a Canadian Store http://www.lavieenrose.com they have amazing deals and many different colours and patterns, but they only ship to Canada.
@MissMay3003: Yes I would put each of the girls’ initials on their own robe not mine hahha, thanks for clarifying
Post # 10
I got my bridesmaid’s robes embrodiered (sp) but not with initials. It has the first letter of their name in a larger size font and then the rest of their name spelled out in script and it kind of overlaps.
Post # 11
I bought floral kimonos for my BM’s from an Etsy seller and I did not have them monogrammed as I thought it would be too much with the floral design. I was very pleased with them
Post # 12
I haven’t worn anything personalized since kindergarten and I don’t intend to start any time soon. Other than for your pics, I see no reason for adding names, initials or titles. They all know their names and, presumably by the wedding day, each other’s.
Post # 13
If you are gonna personalized it I would only do the first initial because last names change. Personally I think its a waste of money no one is gonna care if it has their name on it. I would save the $6 each and buy a bottle of wine to go with it.
Post # 14
I think their initials on it would be nice. They could wear it other times. I would prob not wear it again if it said bridesmaid on the back.
Post # 15
@dressme3: which etsy seller did you purchase yours from? I have a few different sellers favorited, but I haven’t decided which one to go with yet!
Post # 16
@engleman10513: +1! This! I just used their first initial because I didn’t wnat anyone to end up with a robe a year or two down the road with the wrong initials.
@Spanglbee: I’d try and get a feel for what they think of monogrammed items. Some people like it – some don’t. Figure out what your girls like and go with that.