To get the best set of bride and bridesmaid robes for your big day, here are some useful tips to remember to make sure you and the girls will look and feel your best.
1. Select a Style That Suits Your Personality or Theme
In choosing the style for your bride and bridesmaid robes, you may encounter these basic ones: spa, wrap, and kimono robes.
Spa robes are usually the champions in wedding parties primarily because of their looser, more comfortable fit. These robes are typically made of cotton, and the size commonly fits all.
Wrap robes are more tailored than spa robes. They are often made of a thinner and lighter material, like polyester.
An important thing to remember with wrap robes though, is to be mindful of ones made of acetate and rayon, as they may need dry cleaning and may wrinkle easily — not ideal when you’re aiming for Instagram-worthy pre-wedding prep photos.
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2. Consider Your Budget and the Robes’ Cost
You can’t forget this essential factor in choosing the bride and bridesmaid robes, right? Wedding budgets are serious stuff!
If you decide to shop online, you can always check for discounted offers, or buy in bulk to save money without compromising quality.
3. Choose a Color the Bridesmaids Can Wear Not Just on the Wedding Day
It’s always been the tradition to match the color of the bride and bridesmaid robes to the wedding’s motif, but it’s more practical to choose a color the girls can wear for years, beyond the wedding day. Of course, the color should also look good in pictures, too.
You can even have different, complementary colors for the bride, bridesmaids, maid of honor, and other special members of the entourage. The option primarily depends on which you see fit for the big day.
4. Check the Length
Nobody likes bridal party robes that are too long, dragging along the ground, or those that can barely cover the backside.
It may be best to get those that are lengthier than the shorter ones and consider those that shorten up when wrapped around the body and secured with the belt. Ensure to have at least 32 inches from the base of the neck to the bottom hem.
Usually, a small size measures 32 to 33 inches long, so robes shorter than that might become problematic.
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5. Consider the Details of the Robes
Generally, robes are simple, but there are a few added features you’d want to look for in them. One great feature pockets as they are useful for keeping small and important things, like tissues and coins, in one place that’s easily accessible.
Belt loops are also another feature that’s really helpful for the robe’s user. Having these loops helps keep the sash in place.
If you’re purchasing online, read customer reviews about the extra features of the robe, especially about belt loops, so you will know if the sash you’ll be using is too short.