What would you want to wear while getting ready?

posted 3 years ago in Bridesmaids
  • poll: As a bridesmaid, what would you prefer? (can choose multiple)
    Tank top or tshirt : (30 votes)
    8 %
    Robe : (88 votes)
    23 %
    Button down shirt : (50 votes)
    13 %
    w/ first name, first initial, or monogram : (43 votes)
    11 %
    saying my role (Bridesmaid, MOH, etc.) : (8 votes)
    2 %
    plain : (44 votes)
    12 %
    in white, grey, or black : (25 votes)
    7 %
    in wedding colors : (37 votes)
    10 %
    different colors for each based on what she likes : (51 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
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    214 posts
    Helper bee

    I had waffle-weave robes monogrammed for my bridesmaids, and they really liked them! A few of them have told me since the wedding that they wear their robes all the time. I think that’s the most re-usable option. 

    I think robes and button-downs are better than t-shirts/tanks because you can take them off without having to pull them over your head and mess up your hair. 

    Post # 4
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    357 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Shkragoldfish:  Just let them dress themselves. They know what they are comfortable in.

     

    That said, the robe or button down are your best bet, if they’re getting their hair done. Once hair is done you can’t easily get a t-shirt or tank top off without ruining it.

    Post # 5
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    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I definitely wouldn’t want something stating my role in the wedding because I would never wear it again.

    Also, the t-shirts and tanks are probably not a good idea if they will be wearing them while getting their hair done.

    I would prefer a silk or satin robe.

    Post # 6
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    7098 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Honestly I’m not a big fan of this type of stuff, but if I had to choose I’d rather have a plain tank or one with just a simple monogram on it. If it has a wide neck it shouldn’t be difficult to take off over hair.

    And maybe I’m weird, but I would not want to be photographed in a bath robe or long shirt looking like I have no pants on…

    Post # 7
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    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Shkragoldfish:  I am getting my bridesmaids, mom, and MIL, plain button down black longsleeve shirts with their initials embroidered in red on them….I dont want to put my wedding date and things on there, because i want them to have use of it afterwards….and I think just their initials monogramed really pretty would be the best! so they can use it for whatever!!luckily i have colors that most people wear regurally….so i am doing my colors…If they werent they would probably get black or white button downs anyways….I mean no offense by this to anyone who has this as a color….but if I were in a wedding and the colors were like Hot pink….and i got a shirt that was hot pink i would NEVER wear it again!! like it would be hidden in the back of my closet until the end of time….so I kept that in mind….I want what I am doing for them to be practical that day and after!! I didnt want them to have to awnser what was special about 10-11-14 anytime they wore a shirt, or get them something that said Bridesmaid, that really how often would you wear a shirt that said bridesmaid on it! me personally I have 1 it is in black with Bridesmaid written in gold across the front, tank top….pretty but i refuse to wear it under anything but scrubs so the word bridesmaid dosent show through….or as a painting shirt….not what i want to spend money on for someone else!

    also becareful picking styles of t-shirts and tanks and if you go the over the head route type of shirt make sure it has a LARGE neck hole….at my sisters wedding we had to CUT her bride t-shirt because it got stuck in her hair with like 20min before she had to go take pictures….and she had big wedding day hair! granted the t-shirt did mess up her non done hair when she put it on the neck fit well snug so taking it off then could have saved us alot of drama!!! but her MOH bought it for her and she felt pressured to wear it!! Just something to keep in mind!

    Post # 8
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Westwood:  I feel the same about the bath robe!! I would just feel naked and I run colder than most people so i would probably freeze!! and we are getting hair and make up done then going to the church a block a way (more plug ins and mirrors in my house!!) so we are doing the long sleeve button up shirts…but everyone has agreed to wear jeans with it! Since October mornings in Nebraska can be a bit chilly!!! so everyone is comfortable and it looks a little better in pictures!

    I should note that my 3 bridesmaids are like myself and on the pasty end of the skin tone spectrum and we NEVER wear shorts in public!! I havent since my softball days!! So all three of them suggested we all wear jeans! (I was gonna wear crappy sweats but hey! i can change that quick since i live in jeans!)

    Post # 9
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    I am not a fan of forcing (or “suggesting”) that BMs wear robes or tanks + short shorts… some of those pictures posted look really awkward.  And monogramming things with wedding-related terms limits the further use and seems wasteful.

    I just wore a button down shirt and cut-offs because I wanted to be comfortable, and it was great.

    Post # 11
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    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Shoes and a belt.

    Post # 12
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    8917 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    @Shkragoldfish:  the only other thing is that if any of your BMs are body-conscious, tanks can be a little form fitting vs. a button down…

    Post # 15
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    1355 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church

    My own button down shirt and some capris, which is what I wore both in a wedding where I was a bridesmaid and for my own wedding.

    Post # 16
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    3249 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Shkragoldfish:  It’s an inside joke only I understand, and I amused myself greatly by posting it.  Please igore me, and carry on as if I’m normal.

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