Post # 1
Originally, I had planned on getting my girls really pretty floral getting ready robes from Sunset to Sunrise on Etsy, custom clutches from Mademoiselle Bagatelles (http://www.mademoisellebagatelles.com/) and a really pretty bracelet from Etsy that I haven’t picked out yet. However, although I originally planned to have us all get our hair and makeup done together at the hotel the morning of, our plans have changed and now we’re all going to the hair salon together and will be there from 10 am – 3:45 pm.
My question is, does it still make sense to get them the robes? The original reason for them was so that everyone could have something pretty on when their photos were being taken (our photographers will arrive at the hair salon at 12 pm), but will they really want to wear them in the hair salon? (we won’t be the only customers there, we haven’t rented the whole place out or anything).
I guess they could still wear them with leggings, and they’d be easy to take off after their hair is done, aaaand I still love them…but what do you bees think??
Post # 3
@TwoStatesBride: I think you have to ask your girls if they’d feel comfortable sitting in leggings and robes at the salon. I personally wouldn’t mind at all (it sounds super comfy), but some other girls might. Otherwise I love the idea of pretty floral robes, but I’m probably biased because it’s something I would definitely use again.
Maybe make a poll and see if the ladies here would be willing to go to the salon in a robe with leggings?
Post # 4
@housebee: they’ve all worn leggings around me before, and i don’t want to have to ask them, because it’ll blow the surprise! :p maybe i should just buy them leggings alongside the robes?! stroke of genius…
Post # 5
@TwoStatesBride: I’d be thrilled if I got both of those items as a Bridesmaid or Best Man (I love wearing leggings)! Even if one of your girls doesn’t want to wear a robe at the salon, she can still put the leggings on with a long button up shirt or wear a tank top underneath.
Post # 6
@housebee: very true. my mom told me to ditch the robes, but sometimes her advice is a little craycray so i think i might ignore her and go for the robes. ^.^
she told me i should get them another piece of jewelry or makeup instead, but two of my BM’s have gauged ears and three don’t wear makeup so neither of those would be super useful ideas. i do like the robe idea still. i’m glad i posted this. i don’t think i would have thought of leggings otherwise. haha
Post # 7
@TwoStatesBride: I really love the floral robe trend, but you’re right- it doesn’t make a ton of sense if you’re not going to be getting ready at the hotel together. I mean, it’s still a lovely gift but maybe the money is better spent on something else? Personally- I would wear leggings and a robe if the Bride asked me to, but I would think it was weird.
Post # 8
I love the idea of floral robes, they sound so cute… but not to wear in an open salon. Maybe you could get them all “bridesmaids” tank tops or a matching shirt they could wear without feeling awkward and they could take off easy without messing up their hair? If I got a robe I would love it as a present (I wear my bathrobe around the house all the time :p) but I wouldn’t necessarily want to wear it to a salon, even with leggings.
Post # 9
does anyone else have something i could sub in its place? i’d like to do shirts or something we could all have that match, but does anyone have sites for super-cute coordinated button-downs or anything?
i guess i could do zip hoodies, but i don’t want them to say ‘bridesmaid’ or ‘team bride’ or anything. i could find ones to get monogrammed or something, but i’m not sure.
anyone have any unique and pretty ideas for my girls? our wedding is asia-themed, so that’s one of the reasons i was into the kimono-style robes.
Post # 10
@TwoStatesBride: I personally would not want to hang out in a salon in a robe. Leggings or not, I would not want to be in public like that. A button down shirt and leggings, fine, but not a robe.
Also, please keep in mind that if you are having them wear the robes to get ready in, this is not part of the gift for them. Anything you require them to wear or anything to use for the wedding, is not a gift.
Post # 11
I bought my girls really cute strapless dresses at Old Navy to wear. They cost $20 each and I thought they would be fitting to wear to a salon to get their hair done. My sister who is the most picky person ever said she liked it so thats a winner.
I thought the robes were cute but personally they don’t make sense if you are getting ready in a salon.
Post # 13
Could you give it to them and they could wear it at your bachelorette shindig? That is, if you are having a sleepover.