(Closed) Bridesmaids who have received robes – do you use them?

posted 4 years ago in Gifts and Registries
  • poll: Love it or leave it?
    I use my robe and I love it! : (12 votes)
    31 %
    I like my robe but I don't use it much : (15 votes)
    38 %
    I don't like my robe : (12 votes)
    31 %
  • Post # 3
    323 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @toelopeornottoelope:  No, I don’t use it at all, sadly. It is a little too large (even though it is a small), and just isn’t my style (I like fluffy robes, and I’m not much of a silk/satin robe type girl). However, it served its purpose. I was able to get ready in the robe, I didn’t worry about getting makeup on it, or hairspray, or anything else (the bride spilled her mimosa on me a little). I think robes are an excellent prop for the wedding day, but I do not think they should be used as the gift. I mean, they are wearing these robes that you chose for your wedding day and will be in your cute “robed” pictures. It isn’t really a gift for them, more so as a gift for you (read: makes pictures cuter). My robe is in the bottom of a drawer, taking up space.

    If you want to get them robes for the pictures, get inexpensive robes (you can find them this time of year for $10) and don’t get them monogramed. Then, you can still get them a personalized gift (I’m of the mindset that each BM should get a unique gift to thank her for her being in your wedding). I’m actually doing this exactly. I want the cute BM and Bride in robes getting ready pictures. My BMs of course get to keep the robes, but they aren’t their BM gifts.


    Post # 4
    148 posts
    Blushing bee

    @toelopeornottoelope:  thanks for  starting this thread.  I hope lots of bees give opinions.

    I am buying getting ready robes for my daughters wedding and at flirst we were going to do the weddingprepgirl satiny robes with words but then thought maybe just plain robes would be better and in a fabric they could re-use.  The wedding is in Florida and it will be hot so we are thinking thin cotton. 

    I agree robes preferences are very personal…I hate silky and fluffy Robes, others only like fluffy robes, etc.

    What do bees think of a simple, lightweight cotton that someone could use as a travel robe in the future? 

    Post # 5
    2550 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Stoich:  that’s perfect. without a monogramme, i’d use it a lot

    Post # 6
    11336 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @toelopeornottoelope: I bought my maids and Mum a robe and I know they use theirs, though they were cotton, if that’s of any help.

    Post # 7
    2775 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I would re-wear a cotton or terry cloth robe as long as it didn’t say “bridesmaid” on it. I’m not a fan of satin so would not re-wear that.

    Post # 8
    2955 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    I have been given a satin robe but I don’t wear it as I don’t like the feel of them, but a cotton one I wear all the time even if it had bridesmaid on it I’d wear it daily:)

    Post # 10
    1837 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

    I’ve never ever re-worn the robes that say “Bridesmaid” on them, but I love my monogrammed cotton robe I got from one wedding and I wear it over and over again. (I live in the south, and we love all things monogrammed here haha.)

    I received a silk robe from another wedding and I hardly ever wear it… it doesn’t keep me warm, and it’s not very absorbent so it’s not very practical.

    We got married 6 months ago, and just randomly in the last week, 2 of my BMs texted me about how much they still wear their robes (which were cotton monogrammed knee-length robes). One of them even took hers to the hospital to wear after having her baby – that made me so happy to know it was getting good use!

    Post # 11
    1418 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    I felt similarly to some PP…so I bought robes for my BMs as a PART of their gift, but it wasn’t the only thing in their big bag of goodies (the best part was, according to them, a Birchbox subscription, also included a cosmetics bag filled w/ lotions, diamond candle, and more), and I got the robes in their favorite colors to increase the chances of them maybe wearing them again, but knew fully well that the robes (and the wire name hangers) were more for me and my pictures than them so made sure not to have it be the only gift.

    Post # 12
    1189 posts
    Bumble bee


    A friend of mine bought a chinese-looking silk patterned robe that I am obsessed with and have worn probably 400 times since then. If you got them all in matching-ish colors, and you got yourself a white floral pattern one, you’d get the idea of it being bride getting ready, with everyone being able to reuse their robe.




    And it’d be unique, rather than the embroidered bride/bridesmaid that is seeming to become standard.




    They’re on ebay for like $9 including shipping.


    It looks terrible on this mannequin but amazing in person, photographs very well.

    Post # 13
    9556 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I got one that was too short so I didn’t wear it that day. I wore it a few times at home but then it hung ona  hook for years and then went to goodwill. 

    Post # 14
    648 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 1988

    @GamersBride:  I completely agree with everything you said.

    OP, IMO… anything that is given for use of your wedding day isn’t really a gift… it’s almost an obligation.

    That said, though, it’s perfectly fine to include it but it would be wonderful if you gifted them with something unique to each girl’s likes… anything they can use at their leisure is truly a gift!

    Gift cards to restaurants, bookstores and dep’t stores are great… something that says you really thought about her!

    Post # 15
    14067 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I got a plush warm robe that I love and wear all the time in the winter to keep warm.  I bought my self a satin-type thin robe later cause I just liked it, liek the one pictured above, and never wear it.

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