(Closed) Are bridesmaids robes expected?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 2
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead

I dont think they are expecting it, but it is nice to match. I got button down shirts that were like $5 a piece and then I am monograming them too. That way we look semi matching in photos but I dont spend a lot and still have money to get them jewlery and mimosa stuff!

Post # 3
7440 posts
Busy Beekeeper

It is a new trend. Can’t imagine many would enjoy a closet full of bridesmaids robes. If you want to, just skip it. We didn’t do them and it was just fine

Post # 4
2957 posts
Sugar bee

My bridemaids certainly did not expect robes, but we are all in our late 30’s-early 40’s. I feel like robes are a bigger thing for the 20-30 year old bridal parties?

Post # 5
1188 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

No, I honestly think it’s a trend that needs to die anyway. 

Post # 6
519 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

Hell no.

Post # 8
3527 posts
Sugar bee

They’re definitely a trend, not a tradition! If you don’t want them, don’t worry about it! 🙂

Post # 9
211 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

My cousin didn’t get the girtls robes.. but instead she just asked them to wear pj shorts and a top.. they were still cute for pics.

i think its more a trend not an expected tradition. It’s cute idea I think though

Post # 10
4044 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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HBIC:  My girls wore whatever they wanted. Personally, I’d rather die than have to wear a matching robe while getting ready. 

Post # 11
136 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

It’s a trend not a tradition. I’ve seen shirts, pjs, or whatever the girls are comfortable in. Personally, I had a monogram robe included as just part of a bridesmaid gift.  They were cotton.  I still wear mine because it’s so soft.  Made for cute pics.  If you would “rather die” than wear a gift I had made for you I may question my decision to have you as a bridesmaid.  I’ve worn dresses I may not love but do it out of respect for the bride.  

Post # 12
131 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

When I was a bridesmaid in my friend’s wedding she was discussing bridesmaid gift options with me and I begged her “anything expect robes!”. I’m plus size and my shoulders are super wide so I can never find a robe to fit me and the robes are always super short. I would have been completely uncomfortable in one of those flowery robes you see all over Pinterest so I’m glad they’re not a tradition!

Post # 13
122 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

definitely a trend not a tradition. I looked at the option and was like “oh that’s cute” then looked at the tag and was like NOPE. I am probably going to DIY wooden hangers with “Bridesmaid” or whatever on them for the dresses though

Post # 14
8366 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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HBIC:  It’s not a tradition. It’s a pinterest trend and not necessary.

Post # 15
4980 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Just another pinterest thing for weddings.  So not tradition, thank goodness

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