(Closed) Robes….they have arrived and now I'm second guessing my decision

posted 6 years ago in Bridesmaids
Post # 16
Bee
59 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - St. Francis of Assisi Church & N.O. Board of Trade

I wasn’t sure if they would like the robes either (some people just aren’t robe people), but they LOVED them.  There were comments like “do we have to take them off? they’re so comfy!  can’t we wear these down the aisle?”  They were all really excited to have those matching robes, it was really sweet.  

There is the chance that someone might be modest or uncomfortable, so maybe just let the girls know beforehand.  A good idea would be to prepare with a tank or leggings to wear underneath. And even if they don’t like them..I doubt anyone would think you’re a mean bridezilla for asking them to wear them for a few pictures.  

You’re getting close to your date, so little things like this are bound to stress you out, but try not to get too wrapped up in the details like this!  You bought the robes so go ahead and use them.

Post # 17
Member
4236 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

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justcallmefierce:  I was in a wedding where the bride wanted us to wear the robes. She didn’t necessarily ask, just gifted them and it was expected we wore them. Really not a big deal to me. Plus, I had a bad experience at my sister’s wedding where I stupidly didn’t know the photographers were coming to take our pictures while we were getting ready, so I’m in some ratty, nasty t-shirt with no bra and couldn’t run back to my room to change. I’d prefer to be in something cute that will photograph well over anything else. 

As long as these aren’t your only gifts, I’m sure it will be fine. I’m gifting them to my girls, but it’s not counted in the price of their gift and I’m letting them know it’s totally optional. 

Post # 18
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5362 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2016

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justcallmefierce:  That’s a good way to be. I didn’t have a good experience with this bride so the robe just rubbed me the wrong way. Especially since it was our only gift and she didn’t put any thought into it, besides that it will be cute for her pics. I felt like a prop, not a “friend”. 

Post # 19
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438 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I gifted them. They had their initial of their first name on the front so they can wear them again! They all loved them! 

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