Post # 1
I’m coming here for advice on wedding party t-shirts. Both my fiance and almost all of our bm and gm were all involved in greek life at our college and if you were a part of greek life at your school then you’re well aware of the plethora of t-shirts that you accumulated over the years. We still wear these t-shirts every day around the house and on the weekend and to bed etc. We’re all going to be staying at a manor the weekend of the wedding and the thought came up of making comfy “frat style” (for lack of a better term) long sleeve t-shirts. I tested the waters with a gm’s fiance and she thought the idea was great and that she would love a t-shirt since we don’t get them anymore since we’ve been out of school for so long. The t-shirts also wouldn’t be all about the wedding like big words on the front or anything saying “djfal and jlajl’s wedding weekend extravaganza” it would just simply have our last name on the pocket with the date and then a cute saying on the back with a picture of the state the wedding is in. I’m wondering if it would be a total waste of money or if this is actually a cute idea. I think it’s super cute and fun but I don’t want to waste money on something that only I think is a wonderful idea. Th t-shirts would only be for people staying at a manor the weekend of the wedding (about 25 people total).
TLDR: me and party loves college style t-shirts, I want to make them but they are expensive and want to see if those former greek bees (or just any bees) have any thoughts on this. They would just be for bridal party but this includes 25 people with girlfriends and other family members.
Post # 2
I wouldn’t wear something with someone else’s name and wedding date on it. I would actually prefer something with my school on it even though I graduated (which I think would be really cute for photos)
Post # 3
I think it’d be cute, if you know they’re into that. I wouldn’t put your last name on them though.
Post # 4
I have received several “bridesmaid” shirts and all are pretty much donated by the end of the year. For a friend’s destination wedding she gave us all tank tops that said Cancun & I kept that one.
Post # 5
Older Bee, former greek, haven’t worn a greek shirt in more than a decade (or two) and have never kept anything from a wedding that had the bride and groom’s info on it.
Post # 6
virginiagal1 : It sounds like they would definitely be all about the wedding. Your last name, the wedding date, the wedding state, and a cute saying which I have to believe would be somehow tied in with the wedding. Nobody is ever going to wear this again. Maybe while painting I guess. You said they’re expensive — are you willing to pay that much for something people are going to stick in a drawer or maybe wear so their good clothes don’t get messed up? Doesn’t seem worth it to me but I don’t know your budget or priorities.
Post # 7
I don’t think anyone would ever wear a shirt with someone else’s name, wedding date and other significant things to them (and not me) on them. At least with a college t-shirt or greek shirt, you were a part of things and feel connected, but with someone else’s wedding shirt? I guess I’d just feel like it was all about them and not me; I wouldn’t feel comfortable wearing it even casually (except, as a PP said, to paint).
Post # 8
If it was really comfy I suppose I might wear it around the house or maybe to walk the dog (I walk him in the bush and don’t see anyone) (well, actually I never wear long-sleeved shirts so I’ll just pretend it’s short-sleeved). But it would be a bit weird to wear a shirt out with your name and wedding date on it. I think to be a useful item they need to not be your-wedding specific.
Post # 10
virginiagal1 : is toss the shirt (too many tees and not enough space) but TOTALLY hoard koozies (which i also don’t care what’s written on them and you can never have enough)
Post # 11
Another idea is to just get the gps coordinates of the wedding location put on them. It would look like a cool travel shirt. I would wear that if it was comfy. I should say I wear trade show tees from my husbands work though so maybe I’m not usual.
Post # 12
Now that I’ve graduated I have my college gear and can always buy something myself (or higher end things like silk dressing gowns). There is pretty much zero way to personalize a shirt like that for your wedding and not make it look tacky.
I know you ran it by someone but especially when it comes to a wedding people may be being nice instead of honest, so don’t count on that. (Just like bridesmaids saying “Yeah I’ll totally wear this dress again.”)
If you want the college/Greek theme in photos, how about you ask everyone in the party to wear a shirt from their own frat/sorority? That way you get a cohesive theme, save money, and everyone gets to wear something they already have that is meaningful to them. I think it would be fun to look back and see everyone’s different affiliations.
Post # 13
A shirt that’s all about someone else? No thanks. If it helps, make it not related to your wedding, and think about how fun it seems. Would you like a shirt with my name, my birthday and my home province on the back? Probably not.
Post # 14
No thanks. I don’t know anyone who would want to wear a shirt with someone else’s name and wedding date on it. Could you have the pocket maybe monogrammed instead? The back of the shirt could have the state and maybe a cute saying about love or something that isn’t too wedding related.
Post # 15
Why do people insist of putting their name and/or wedding date on gifts/favours? I wouldn’t wear a shirt with someone else’s wedding date and name. I feel like a gift should be about the person you are giving it to, not about the giver. A customized shirt for each bridal party member would be cute (without your name and wedding date).