Post # 1
I’m sure this has been discussed at length but the search function on this website is awful so I’m going to ask anyway… I’m looking into getting ready outfits for bridesmaids, and I want to make sure to get something that my girls can use again. I received a wonderful Kate Spade robe as a bridesmaid for a friend’s wedding, and I love it and use it all the time! Right now I’m considering robes, PJ sets, or oversize button down (in general nothing super flamboyant, and definitely nothing that says “bridesmaid” on it). It doesn’t get cold here, so I don’t know if a flannel would be useful to anyone, but maybe I’m wrong on that? I see some people here saying they hate robes, and I’ve heard people before say they hate pj sets, so I thought a poll might help me figure out what most people would like/use again. If you have received an amazing getting ready outfit or if your bridesmaids all loved something that you chose, or if there’s something you absolutely hate, please let me know what and why!
Also, I understand that some people absolutely hate being told what to wear. I hear you and I totally get it, but in this situation all of my bridesmaids enjoy matchy outfits and I am excited to get something for them.
EDIT: I’d also love to know if you prefer pattern vs. no pattern!
Post # 2
So I hate button down PJs lol. I actually need a new light robe so I voted robe. I’ve never gotten one as a bridesmaid gift so I’d love it!
Post # 3
Oh and yes please on the pattern, if it’s a terry robe no pattern.
Post # 6
My sister got gray robes, but they were so silky and short that we had to wear clothes under them. Didn’t really work then the belt slipped off and I haven’t used it since for that reason.
Mai I voted pjs. I love the robe concept… just haven’t seen it work out.
Post # 7
I got lacey robes but plain ones without any “bridesmaid” wording on them so my BMs can use them again 😊
Post # 8
My friend got me a cute satin robe when I was in her wedding, I never wore it again. As PP mentioned, it was way too short and slipped, it was perfect for a few pics though. The only robe I would personally wear around the house and getting ready is one that would be in a hotel… so basically a giant towel and not attractive for photos.
id love pajamas! You could probably get something light weight that people would wear again, as opposed to like typical flannel jammies
Post # 9
Okay so I realize that this is a “unique” idea and me and my friends are weirdos, but we have an inside joke about “moo moos” (old lady night gowns). For my best friend’s wedding, we went to Walmart the night before and we all bought moo moos off the clearance rack. No one was allowed to choose their own moo moo, you had to wear the one the Bride chose for you no matter how embarrassing.
We all slept in the moo moos and wore them while we got ready the next morning. The getting ready photos are absolutely hysterical. We forgot how silly we looked and were so focused on getting ready.
Basically, pick something that means a lot and maybe your girls will get a kick out of. It really made the day for us.
Post # 10
Haha you are adorable but I think it’s actually spelled Muumuu! And I love this idea, do you have any photos?
Post # 12
- Wedding: March 2018 - The Venue, Barkisland, UK
kgr9 : that sounds awesome!
We didn’t do this, mostly because we were going out to get our hair done. But if I had, I would’ve bought everybody coordinating pyjamas but in a style that the individual wanted. VS do their ‘supersoft’ sleepshirt, shorts set and long set which would’ve all ‘matched’ so that would’ve been the route I went down.
Post # 13
I’m not a fan of the monogrammed robes. They look great in pictures but then they aren’t really cofortable and I usually throw mine in a pile of clothes to donate. So if you do get robes, don’t monogram. I like button down shirts and they’re super practical for getting ready and in regular life. Maybe pick different colors that coordinate or comfy denim ones. Again, i’d stay away from monograms.
Post # 14
I love robes so I voted for that. I’m trying to figure out what’s best for my girls, too!
Post # 15
I would do a robe, but not those short silky ones since they really aren’t practical.
I like those thin jersey robes, they’re nice for when it’s warmer but you still want a comfy robe to wear around the house. I’d probably just get ones that are a solid color like this: