Post # 1
Would it be strange to skip this tradition and just have the bridesmaids wear whatever they want while getting ready? I haven’t found a set of robes that I like, and I would rather buy them something else. Do you think the maids would be expecting a robe to wear while getting ready?
Post # 2
- 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
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
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
No, I honestly think it’s a trend that needs to die anyway.
Post # 7
SLOBee, I think that is a good point… I’m 30 and most of my bridesmaids are in their late 20’s. Hopefully they don’t want a robe. 🙂
Post # 8
They’re definitely a trend, not a tradition! If you don’t want them, don’t worry about it! 🙂
Post # 9
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
HBIC: My girls wore whatever they wanted. Personally, I’d rather die than have to wear a matching robe while getting ready.
Post # 11
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
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
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
HBIC: It’s not a tradition. It’s a pinterest trend and not necessary.
Post # 15
Just another pinterest thing for weddings. So not tradition, thank goodness