Post # 1
So FI and I were thinking about getting personalized zip sweatshirts for our BMs and GMs. We haven’t bought them yet because I’m not entirely sold on the idea.
I like the idea of buying sweaters because our wedding is outdoors and in the evening it will get cooler. I think it would look really cute if all members of the wedding party were in matching zip hoodies.
What we get stuck on is how to personalize them.
FI and I agree that we would never wear a sweater with someone else’s name or wedding date on it. Nor would we wear a hoodie with a stupid/obnoxious saying. I’m also not 100% comfortable if my name (first or last) was on it… stranger danger! Also, with names, FI’s sister is possibly on the road to a seperation in the near future, I would hate to get her a sweater with her married name only in a year for her to be divorced.
So, what does that leave? Their title in the wedding? Would you honest wear a sweater that said “Bridesmaid”? I don’t think I would wear one that said “Bride”.
I’m seriously stumped. Any ideas?
Post # 3
The letter of their first name! Maybe just on the front above the pocket so that it’s small enough to not be too noticeable, but big enough that people would see that they’re personalized. I think it’s a cute idea!
Post # 4
Hmmm… I agree you shouldn’t put their names or anything wedding related on them. Do they have a favorite sports team or activity? Some friends and I were really into LOST and one of my friends made us all shirts that had the Dharma Initiative with our real-life job descriiption under it. Maybe you could do something like that?
Post # 5
@LoveMySailor1018: I like the idea of just their first letter. Do you think it would be enough though?
@RunsWithBears: There are too many people to find 1 thing we all have in common. I don’t even think I can find something that my girls and myself all share lol…and that’s not even thinking about the boys yet.
Post # 6
How about their monogram?
Post # 7
No ideas other than what’s already been posted but I looove the idea. I have a bit of a jacket obsession though so I think it’s great!
Post # 8
I would like one with my first initial.
Post # 9
Where would it go?
Front side, left part – where logos typically go?
Hood – so you would see monogram from behind?
Middle of back – make it nice and big?
If all the hoodies are grey and our colours are yellow and white… would you try and make it in yellow or black? or make everyone have a different coloured ink?
Post # 10
I agree with the first initial. That’s really the only logical option that I can see. I would never wear something with someone else’s names plastered all over it and I don’t think I’d want something with my full name on it. Going the “best man” or “bridesmaid” route would be a huge waste of money since beyond the actual wedding, I’d never even look at the thing again.
Post # 11
I agree with the first initial over the right chest or something. That would be cute.
Post # 12
I like the initial on the front the best. Although, do you think the GM’s would want their initials or letter on theirs?
Post # 13
I’d personally want it on the front left, standard logo spot. I think you could do any colors for the ink — they don’t have to match your wedding colors.
Post # 14
my friend did something similar
she had ‘team bride’ for the girls and ‘team groom’ for the boys.
i thought it was cute!
we also had hoodies which we bought ourselves for the hen weekend away which had the name of the bride and the date of the hen weekend – i still wear mine even though it was over a year ago now.
Post # 15
I found a website that creates free monograms:
I like it for the girls, but I don’t know how boys would feel about it. Keep trying?
Post # 16
@hellsbells2949: Ooooh that’s a cool idea!