Post # 31
Question: did your maids spend the night before the wedding with you hence already being in pyjamas, or did they show up on the morning of the wedding fully dressed and have to get changed into pyjamas?
Ilike the idea of getting ready outfits, but I’d feel really stupid making them all change into pyjamas / robes just for photos before getting redressed?
Post # 32
I think this is the part of the thread where I chime in as a size 14/16 and say that I feel incredibly self conscious in the short robes/PJs that brides typically pick for photos, and I have been in the humiliating position before of being “surprised” with a tiny little satin robe that was too small to actually wrap around my body to a reasonable standard of decency.
If any of your bridesmaids are larger or curvy, please be mindful that they may not be able to wear or be comfortable wearing the typical getting-ready robe/PJ set.
Post # 33
I was thinking of giving them everything at a lunch the day before so they can decide what to do on that. For my friend’s wedding, we showed up the morning of and changed into the robes, were in the robes for a few hours drinking, eating, doing hair and makeup, and playing fun games, then changed into our dresses from there. The only issue we had was that people knew they were getting robes, but hadn’t seen them in advance and weren’t really prepared on the undergarments they were going to wear.
Yes, I do understand that a lot of times these kinds of one-style-for-all gifts don’t really work for everyone, and I am definitely trying to be mindful of that. My bridesmaids would all fit small/medium sizes, but of course they may still have insecurities, and I do have concerns about one super tall girl feeling comfortable. If I did robes, I wouldn’t care if anyone wanted to wear leggings with them, but I’m thinking doing a button-down and leggings or the muumuu idea may be more inclusive….
Post # 34
I got mine from piyama robes on Etsy. They were fantastic and I wear mine all the time. Make sure you get the “lined” ones or they’re a bit see through.
Post # 35
I’ve been a bridesmaid 5 times.. i would have 5 bridesmaid robes, but honestly i’ve started throwing them out each time because a girl can only own so many robes.
I gave my maids a button down shirt (navy and black checked) and got myself a white and black checked one. we looked adorable, but wash them first because you end up with bits of cotton on your underarms!
Post # 36
I didn’t vote because I would honestly love to be gifted a big fuzzy robe for a bridesmaid gift and then use it in pics. I’ve been gifted two different silky bridesmaid robes and they’re super pretty! Don’t get me wrong. But I’m very busty and I felt super unsupported and they’re kinda short to wear around the house. I wish they were the big fuzzy kind of robe. I would rewear it a ton!
Just a thought!
Post # 37
I loveeee matching pj sets like the ones linked below (there are SO many different brands so definitely shop around), so I would go with that.
You can get them in lots of different colours if you don’t want to do white, and you can also cater to each individual – short or long-sleeve top + short or pants – so they are all comfortable in what they’re wearing, while still having them all match.
They are also button-up, which is the best for when you’re getting hair and makeup done.
Post # 38
Something I’m contemplating, and a lot because the big day is a good way away!, is since I have a silhouette machine and monogram EVERYTHING now, is doing that for pictures (deciding on the type of top) and saving so much, but also getting what I want for pictures. That way it won’t cost much (biggest expense was the machine but I have that already) and it’s a win/win.
Didn’t really answer your question but that’s always an alternative if it’s something you’re into
Post # 39
I would totally use this again. I found this as the best, most comfy pj that last long. They come in many colors that I think would suit your color theme, size, petite/tall/regular too https://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/75772?page=cozy-pj-set
Post # 40
yes those robes are awesome! Also. Personally the whole monogram thing is annoying to me I would not do it.
Post # 41
I’m a button down shirt fan. I did recieve a robe as a Bridesmaid or Best Man and I do use it all the time, but you only really need one robe, so if you BM’s have been in a lot of weddings recently, maybe something different?
We are doing onsies. My friends and I love them, they are super comfy and the pics will be hilarious. They are way more “us” than fancy robes.
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Post # 43
Ideally nothing , everyone has their own already comfortable robe. Or if you really want to, a robe made of cotton or terry cotton and LONG, ie at least shin length
Post # 44
onesies sound so fun!!
Also I can’t believe robe vs. pj is still about 50/50 on votes!
Post # 45
I had already received robes for weddings I’ve been in and I know most of my bridesmaids don’t sleep in pajamas, so I opted for button downs. I think they are so cute and would make a nice swimsuit coverup, second layer while traveling, etc. I’ve already worn mine a bunch, not sure about my girls.