(Closed) change into SWEATPANTS!

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 32
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I like the sweatsuit as a bridesmaid gift, but not to change into at the wedding.  Sweatpants?  Really? 

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@KLP: Good point. 

Definitely take into considering your BMs sizes before buying these for any reason. My sister and I are both tall with long legs and we cannot wear any sweatpants off the rack (they have to be either men’s or tall/long length)  So, yeah, not only would we look awkward, but we would never wear them again.

Post # 36
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I love it for getting ready or after partying, but don’t love it for the reception, like the others. As a guest, I’d be a little irritated that I’m in MY uncomfortable formal wear and the bridal party just busted into their sweats. But for before and after, I think it’s great.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

I’m not a fan, especially at the reception.  Do you really want pics of your gals in velour tracksuits 30 years from now?

It’s one night.  I’m sure all of your ladies are used to dressing up for speical occasions and it won’t kill them to hang out in their dresses for the night.

Post # 38
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I agree w/other bees. I think it’s a really fun idea for getting ready or the day after brunch but velour sweatsuits need not show up at the reception. As a guest at other weddings if I saw a wedding party do this I would be kind of ticked because I would still be in my uncomfortable formal wear. Plus after spending money on your wedding dress and the BM’s on their dresses I would think they would want to get their money’s worth and wear them all night. If comfort is an issue get a more comfortable Bridesmaid or Best Man dress and let them change into flip flops or flats that would look better in the pics than track suits.

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I honestly can’t think of many things that would be more terrifying to me than changing into velour anything and then attending a fancy event. I think I would rather wear pasties.

That said, I can see where this could go over well. Velour jumpsuits are very, very not Northern California. But maybe somewhere else? I could also see them as fun (for other people, *cringe*) at an afterparty. The bride and groom changing for the afterparty seems totally acceptable to me.

Post # 40
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Khloe Kardashian did this half way through the reception. I wouldn’t personally do it but its your wedding!

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I think it would be really cute if you gave them out at the rehearsal dinner & then the ladies can wear them while you guys were getting ready.  I’d wear it to the after-party and if you’re having a brunch the next day too but I agree with the PP’s that you might not want to do it during the reception.

You’ll probably have plenty friends taking pictures into the after party too so you’ll have plenty opportunity to get additional cute picts.

Plus, I dunno about you but I’ll probably want to leave my dress on as long as possible!! 😉

Post # 42
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011 - Vintage Villas

I think it’d be a cute gift, but not to wear to the wedding. Personally, I love dressing up and I’d be disappointed if I had spent money on a Bridesmaid or Best Man dress and then I had to change into sweatpants. 

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

yeah, I’d have to agree that they woul dbe a great gift for the ladies to wear while you’re getting ready. I am not a fan of wearing them during the reception. But as someone else stated, I am gifting them flip flops for the reception.

Post # 44
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I also agree with the majority: the sweatpants would be cute for getting ready/after party, but not so much at the reception … as for comfort, I was a bridesmaid in a wedding where the bride surprised us by placing these adorable flip flops at our seats at the reception:

http://www.advantagebridal.com/dbflflgitwod.html

our dresses were chocolate brown, so these went perfectly. Super comfortable to change into for dancing, plus they had bling!

Post # 45
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Newbee

If you look on the Victoria’s Secret or Chadwick’s website they have deep purple velour sets!!!  I would have them wear them before the wedding or after to the after party/event….if you’re having one.  Just like your wedding dress is going to be expensive….so are the bridesmaide’s dresses.Wink  They probably want to get their wear out of it….plus it’s less for them to carry the day of…

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