(Closed) Are bridesmaids robes expected?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

I don’t think theynare necessary at all! I only bought my girls them because of the photo op but if you don’t care about that it doesn’t matter!

Post # 17
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

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Kaymar:  yes. I hate it. In fact I dont even like matchy matchy  bm dresses that are all same colour, fabric and cut/style. Too matchy.

Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I got everyone silk robes and 2 out of 3 forgot them….I wasn’t even upset because there really wasn’t time for all of us to be sitting around in robes.  

I think it would be odd if your BMs expected them though.  I only got them as I live near San Francisco and found them in Chinatown for next to nothing. 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I’m leaning more toward button flannel since we’re getting married in the mountains.

Post # 20
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Busy bee

Echoing PP’s, it’s a trend not a tradition. It’s entirely up to you whether you do it or not. 

Post # 21
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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HBIC: It’s not expected. I did it like others for the purpose of getting ready in the morning and the pictures. I didn’t want to spend the money, as i didn’t have it, so got the same design from a store in white for me and then Aqua and pink for my Mum and the BMs, pink wasn’t one of the wedding colours but was the closest thing to red. Do what you want to do, you’ve still got time until your wedding. 

Post # 22
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

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nikkikeesee:  Oh I LOVE this idea! I know you’re supposed to wear a zip/button shirt so you don’t have to pull anything over your head and this seems like such a great way tp have a useful and unifying item! Can I ask, How did you decide on the sizes for the shirts and where did you get them?

 

Post # 23
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2016

My bridemaids and I skipped them. I just think it’s a fad and totally isn’t necessary 

Post # 24
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Honestly I would breathe a sigh of relief not to be dressed up in uniform like a photo prop.  

Post # 25
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Not expected! My girls didn’t get anything to wear for getting ready. It’s totally a trend, nothing more, and there’s clearly already a backlash against it lol.

Post # 26
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Robes are not tradition, they are a trend, and frankly don’t count as a gift if you are expecting them to be worm for photos.  

I’ve been a bridesmaid a number of times and have never expected or wanted a robe to wear while getting ready.  In my expereince, most of the morning is spent running around before throwing on my dress right before leaving for the church.  

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Not a tradition, not required. I felt uncomfortable being photographed in a robe at my SIL’s wedding, so I skipped this. For my wedding everyone wore what they wanted. I got ready in jeans and a cardigan. 

Post # 28
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

not a tradition… and while it does look cute in photos, I now have a collection of bridesmaid robes. Seriously, I donated 3 the other day and kept only 1 (because it was nice), it was getting a bit ridiculous on my bathroom hooks.

I fully intend on telling my BMs to wear whatever they feel comfy in that morning, I’d rather we look like we just had a pajama party.

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper

People have gotten married for generations, sans bridesmaids robes, so a big, fat NO. 

Post # 30
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’m not giving robes, I just know my friends would much rather wear matching pj bottoms and t-shirts. So, I pl on get them this instead.

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