What to Consider When Choosing Bridesmaid Robes

What to Consider When Choosing Bridesmaid Robes

The job of purchasing bridal robes tends to be given to the bride. They are a gift for the bridal party, and often not one they know about. So, it’s a lovely surprise! In saying that, some bridges struggle to know which robes to buy and why they should buy those exact ones. Here are a few things to consider before you get out your wallet.

A Style to Suit Your Theme or Preference

What you will quickly learn while hunting for bridesmaid robes is that there are a lot of options. It’s at this point, you should think about your wedding theme, your dress, and your overall preferences. You may like loose, comfortable cotton spa robes that are quite popular for many bridal parties.

Alternatively, you may opt for thin, lightweight wrap robes. You can also buy kimono robes, silk robes, satin robes, and everything in between. Make sure you pay close attention to the colour options that will suit your bridal party the best.

Your Budget

Weddings can be costly affairs, especially if travelling overseas for your wedding, which means you may not have a lot of money left over for thoughtful gestures like bridesmaid robes. Fortunately, there are many affordable and quality options available – particularly online.

It’s worth noting that you can sometimes get bulk deals. So, if you have quite a large bridal party, this can work in your favour. Consider adding in the cost of monogramming so that you can customise each robe for each bridesmaid. It’s a lovely touch that doesn’t have to cost the earth.

You may even be able to leave a little bit of money aside for gift wrapping and a lovely bottle of wine to go with each robe.

Consider its Versatility

A bridesmaid robe is something your bridal party can wear to pre-wedding events and on the big day during the hair and makeup process. But wouldn’t it be nice if they could wear them on other occasions?

A robe that is of a suitable colour and style for general use can make it more cost-effective in the long run. Your bridal party can then get more use out of them, rather than them just being a one-off item to wear for your big day.

Monogramming Style

There is no one-size-fits-all approach to monogramming if that’s something you have decided to do. You can have your bridesmaids’ initials put on their robes or just their first name. Some robes also suit screenprinting, while others have them stitched or embroidered into the fabric.

If you want your robes to be some your bridesmaids can wear on any occasion, then consider making these customisations relatively discrete. After all, they are more likely to wear it around the house if it doesn’t have their full name in large letters on it.

There is a lot to think about for any wedding, and bridesmaid robes are no exception to the rule. In saying that, once you’ve thought about your style preferences, budget, and the long-term use of the robe, you will surely find the perfect option to suit your entire bridal party.