(Closed) Are bridesmaids robes expected?

posted 5 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 31
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

Expected?  No.  I think whatever you get your bridesmaids should be accepted graciously, and I doubt they’re expecting any present in particular.  I wouldn’t expect it.  The only thing I’d expect was a reasonably priced dress within my budget.  😉

 

If you WERE to get robes, and this is just my two cents, get cotton of some sort.  Satin is HOT.  And when you’re getting hair done and makeup done and nervous… people sweat.  And it’s uncomfortable.  Cotton is good.  LOL

Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Harn Homestead

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seejanebee:  i asked my girls their size then went up one so they were baggy. I got them at JCPenny and used coupons

Post # 33
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I’m having my girls wear red plaid button downs with leggins to get ready in(bought by me, of course). I found them for $7 on ebay and they don’t say bridesmaid so they can wear them again. I have a white and black plaid shirt for myself, I did bedazzle bride across the back. I love being cheesy! It was all inxpensive and easy. I like the robes, but it’s something you can skip or do something else. For my friends wedding we all wore animal onsies, it was fun!

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

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Zoelalo:  “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.”

THIS.  Thank you.  Bridesmaid’s gifts are like Christmas sometimes – you may get a gift you’re not 100% thrilled with, but you know what?  Someone BOUGHT you that gift.  Accept it and be grateful.  It may not be your taste.  But brides aren’t always mind readers. 

I’m so glad you said this.  I’m getting really tired of hearing people complain about bridesmaid’s gifts.

Post # 35
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Sugar bee

I think if you’re going to do it it’s nice to get each Bridesmaid or Best Man a robe which suits her personal style. I think I’m personally over the matching etsy floral robe thing 

Post # 36
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Buzzing bee

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HBIC:  You can skip it! I did. It all depends on what YOU want. Is it important to you to have pictures of the getting ready time, in matching robes? I got ready at my hotel suite with my make up artist and a few of my BMS were coming and going. I didn’t want to get ready at the venue becuase it wasn’t air conditioned or as comfortable. I didn’t start the photography coverage until we got to the venue… so my “getting ready with the girls’ photos were of me slipping into my dress, putting on jewlery veil, etc, not of us in our robes. They were already wearing their dresses… It really all depends on your vision and plan for the photography, becuase that’s where it comes into play. 

Also I wore a pretty robe (that I already had) for a few shots, but they were in their dresses… whatever works for you! You’re the one looking at the pix all the time, nobody else does 😉 

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Post # 37
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Newbee
  • Wedding: May 2016

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goldiegirl:  Amen.  I am so over peoples negativity about Bridesmaid or Best Man gifts, getting ready outfits and what they are asked to wear.  I never tell a friend no (unless its pasties lol).  It is her day and her pictures. If she wants me to wear a pepto bismal pink caftain and lime green converse I would do it!  I am honored when asked and know my role. In fact my SIL chose a horrendous Bridesmaid or Best Man dress for my body type and hair color.  I rocked that dress with a smile on my face because it made her happy. 

OK off of my soap box and back to the OP question:

It is a fad that some people find fun. What I did was ask my BMs how they felt about getting ready outfits since my photographer will be there all day.  I gave them a few suggestions and a price range, they chose what they wanted and I bought them. Everyone, including me is happy!  

Post # 39
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Busy bee

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HBIC:  if robes have become an expected tradition, that’s news to me. 

so no. don’t give them robes (or t-shirts, or any other clothes) if you don’t want to. 

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I don’t think it is expected. I think it’s popularity is from brides wanting the getting ready pictures to look a certain way. I know I liked the look of the bridesmaids in one color robe and me in another for the getting ready pictures. I bought them for them but this is not their gift since I want them to wear them for at least a few pcitures, not the whole time were getting ready. I definitely wouldn’t expect to get one as a bridesmaid. Just inform your bridal party to wear something that they can easily get on and off without messing up their hair and make up. 🙂 

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