If there’s one thing that you can’t forget to do when planning your wedding with your bridesmaids – it’s organising bridesmaid robes. These are gifts that are often given from the bride to the bridesmaids and are sometimes customised for each bridal party member. But what do you need to know before you buy one? Read on to find out.
Who Buys the Robes?
There can often be some confusion over who organises and purchases bridesmaid robes. Some people say it’s a job for the maid of honour, while others say it’s on the bride’s shoulders. In most cases, this job falls to the bride.
These robes are often specially chosen to suit the wedding style and be a memorable gift. They are also something that looks stunning in photo ops and pre-wedding events like manicure sessions.
When Do You Give the Bridesmaids Their Robes?
Any time you like! However, there are some popular windows of opportunity that brides seem to take. Some preorganise the robes to “pop the question” to their chosen bridesmaids about asking them to take on the role.
Other brides give them the day before the wedding, at the rehearsal dinner, or even the bachelorette party.
What Are You Supposed to Wear Under a Bridesmaid Robe?
If your bridesmaids are wearing their robes on specific occasions leading up to your wedding, it can be challenging to know what to wear underneath them. Some people wear underwear and a bra, while others opt for a singlet top and athletic shorts. Wear what’s comfortable for you, but make sure any tops are easy to take off without ruining hair and makeup.
What Colours and Styles Can You Buy?
There is no one-size-fits-all approach to choosing bridesmaid robes. Some may catch your eye better than others. There is also an abundance of colour options like blue, champagne, rose, floral, grey, and blush. However, the colour options can vary from one supplier to the next.
You can also buy an abundance of material types like satin with lace, cotton lace, and soft satin. Once again, this is a personal preference. You may want the robes to contrast against your wedding outfit or blend in beautifully with it.
What to Pair with Bridesmaid Robes
Some brides-to-be love to offer their bridesmaids a robe as a gift leading up to the big day, but with a few extras. So, what can those extras be? The sky’s the limit, and only you know what your friends will like.
You can pair them with matching slippers or sandals or even sleeping masks to ensure they get a peaceful night’s slumber. Sometimes, skin care products, wine, and chocolate pair beautifully with robes as gifts, too. You may just decide to splurge on monogramming, which can make the robe stand out all on its own without the need for accessories.
Robes for your bridesmaids can be a gesture of thanks for all the hard work they put into planning your wedding with you. Why not look at the many options available and see if they make the perfect gift for your bridal party?