Post # 1
I had planned on getting my girls chocolate brown cashmere cardigans as their Bridal Party gifts. Our ceremony is outside in early fall so it may be chilly. Their bridesmaid dresses are burnt orange so they will have the option to wear the cardigans over their dresses if they choose to. I genuinely think that each of my girls would wear the cardigans after our wedding as well, thats why forking over the hefty amount per cardigan would be worth it to me.
Lately, I’ve been second guessing myself as I see so many pictures of bridal prep with all of the girls wearing the monogrammed bathrobes. I definitely can’t afford to do both so I’ll need to choose one.
If I go with the cardigan, I’ll possibly be able to throw a gift card in with their gifts but it wouldn’t be for very much (probably $25) since the cheapest I can find the cardigans for are around $75 a piece. If I went the bathrobe route, I would be able to get those for much cheaper which would allow me to get the girls a few more things.
So, if you were one of my bridesmaids, which gift would you prefer?
*These aren’t the exact ones we would go with but you get the idea.
Post # 3
The robes are cute but I love the cardigan, especially in cashmere. I would definitely use it after the wedding. As you may or may not remember from other posts, I’m giving my girls cardigans as well.
Post # 4
The cardigan, hands down. I could see myself wearing that in the future… and while the robe is adorable for the day of, I doubt that I would wear it again.
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2011 - Hunter's Ridge, Princeton, IL
Cardigan, cardigan, cardigan, especially if it’s cashmere! Blows the bathrobe out of the water 🙂
Post # 6
It’s really tough! I would love both, especially since I do wear a lot of brown, and I do wear cardigans (they’re a teacher staple :-)). However, I think I would really like the monogrammed robe and a gift card. This way, they would get to get something for themselves that they really enjoy. Plus, I am a sucker for monogrammed things! The good news is–you can’t go wrong!
Post # 7
cardi! Most people already have robes and you can never do with enough cardigans!
Post # 8
I’m happy to hear that the cardigan is the obvious winner. I really loved the idea and I think my girls would too. I do love the robes too but mostly just for the photo-op.
Post # 9
I love the cardigan idea!! Personally, I don’t usually buy cashmere for people as gifts because its dry-clean only… I’ve had a lot of people take them back because of it. Just a thought.
Post # 10
Both very cute, and as the rest, the cardigan is my favorite. I think they will all get much more use out of it. Very thoughtful of you.
Post # 11
I wear cardigans all the time. I think I’ve worn my bathrobe once in the past three years. Although I agree with RingAroundtheRosie‘s concern – can the cardigans be hand-washed and laid flat to dry? If not, I might search out a different material.
Post # 12
The cardigan for sure! Did you see the post 3 days ago about the $12 robes from Wal Mart?
For that price you could do both and get the pics you want, sans monograms.
Post # 13
@julies1949: Good idea. Maybe I’ll look into that.
Post # 14
I also think the girls will love the cardigan more too!