One of the most exciting aspects of any wedding is when the bride-to-be gets to spend time with some of her dearest friends and family. Many, of which, will end up in her bridal party. You get to dress up in bridesmaid robes, reminisce on old times, and share in the excitement of someone finding the love of their life and starting a new chapter together.
If you’re the bride-to-be, and you’re looking for bridesmaid robe options to suit your bridal party, we’ve come up with a few questions to ask yourself so you can make the right purchasing decision.
Will they suit all members of my bridal party?
There are many different bridesmaid robes on the market, and it just takes a quick Google search to realise the extent of the available options. While you might find one that looks nice, it’s helpful to take into consideration the requirements of your bridal party who will be wearing them. Floral, monogrammed, satin or cotton bridesmaid robes are all valid options, but will a subtle and classic robe be more suitable for most of your bridal party, or will something more outlandish tick all the boxes?
It’s also relevant to consider the skin tone and body type of your bridal party. Will the cut of the bridesmaid robe suit each member? Will the skin tone of certain members clash with the color choice you’ve made? All of this should be taken into consideration to ensure everyone is happy with your decision.
Will they be within my budget?
You might have an idea of the perfect wedding, but you will also have a budget, and sometimes sacrifices have to be made so you can stick to that budget. You should apply those same principals when choosing bridesmaids robes for your bridal party. Firstly, get an idea of what you would like to see on your bridesmaids that ties in with the overall theme of your wedding, and then narrow it down to a few options. Weigh up the features in comparison to the cost, and make a decision based on not only the style but what will be healthy for your bank account as well.
Will they arrive in time?
If you’re thinking about buying bridesmaid robes online, the first thing you should do is find out whether they’re going to arrive in time for your big day. If you’re getting them monogrammed, allow for additional time, and then if they’re getting custom-made, or are coming in from overseas, allow for even more delays. To make sure they will get here with ample time to spare, order at least three months in advance.
Will the shape and style be comfortable?
Not all bridesmaid robes are created equally, and quality can count for a lot. Some materials are itchy or uncomfortable, while some robes have a contoured cut, are short, long, or have more “give” in specific areas than others. When the time comes to order your bridesmaid robes, it might be helpful to get measurements and sizes from each member of your bridal party. Doing so can save any hassle with returning wrong sizes, or making alterations at the last minute.
You might think choosing a bridesmaid robe is as easy as picking one off the shelf, or adding them to your virtual cart and hitting “buy now,” but there’s a little more planning involved. Plan well in advance to ensure your chosen robe is going to be suitable for your entire party.