Men are much different than women, especially when it comes to the “getting ready” part of a wedding day. Men typically gather around lunch time, joke around, and put on their various items that pertain to their suits/tuxes. Women, on the other hand, have a tad more complex schedule. Women are the reason photographers have 10+ hour packages, to ensure they capture getting their hair and makeup done. Women are the reason ‘bridal suites’ exist, so 10+ women can fit in one room with all of their personal belongings. Women are the reason why so many new clothing outlets [specifically robes and bridal party themed shirts] have popped up over the past few years.
We LOVE seeing all of our brides and their best friends cherish the morning of their wedding together. We LOVE seeing the smile on their faces when they first look in the mirror after they got their hair and makeup done. And we LOVE seeing the matching “getting ready” outfits our brides have with their loved ones.
For convenience, we gathered where a few of our brides/bridesmaids got their lovely “getting ready” outfits.
We will start with the company that is featured in so many publications, blogs, and magazines because of their romantic, light-colored, and princess-y feel to their robes. Plum Pretty Sugar.
Besides just robes or pajamas for bridesmaids, they have many other items to purchase like bridesmaid dresses, accessories, or just regular every day clothes.
Being from Chicago, many of our lovely brides shop at BHLDN. Which, is a great resource to purchase Plum Pretty Sugar, as well as other gorgeous brands. This bride purchased both her bridesmaid robes and hers from BHLDN. The bridesmaid robes were Plum Pretty Sugar, and the brides robe was designed by Flora Nikrooz.
There is a California based company called Wedding Prep Gals that has many options to choose from. From over 30 colors, solid or patterned, you have the option to monogram and make them your own!
Not into robes? No problem! How about comfortable pajamas? This bride gifted matching cotton pajamas for all her ladies and the moms. She also got them embroidered with everyone’s initials, to make it even more special. These were purchased from Nordstrom.
Wondering where her white silky ‘bride’ robe is from? Victoria secret! The style has changed a bit, but you can purchase similar ones here.
Now, one of the best deals we have seen, for only $25.00 (including monogram), are these romantic satin robes. You would never tell that they were less expensive than the rest. The bride strongly recommends this company!
Are you close to your wedding day and have no time to order something online? One of our brides happened to find a super cute bridal robe at Target! The place where you can find almost anything!
One of our winter weddings purchased “getting ready” outfits that were PERFECT for the season. How delightful would it be to wear flannels in chilly December? The over-sized concept plus the buttons in the front allow for breathing room in case the material got warm.
Do you like that button-down look, but think a fleece may be too heavy for you? How about these super fun monogrammed oversized men’s shirts? These personalized gifts can be worn after the wedding day as well, so it’s versatile!
Believe it or not, we had two brides this past year that were SUPER “Friends” fans. So, why not carry their favorite show to the morning of their wedding? That’s what they did! “Friends” tank tops, with the quote “I’ll be there for you” could not be more perfect. A little feedback from one of our brides though – the shirts all ran a little small so she got everyone one size bigger, and said they fit well. She also mentioned the quality was not the highest, but typically it’s a one-day shirt, which she said worked fine for. Both brides purchased from the same website.
There are so many more amazing stores and shops that sell fabulous bridal clothing. If you have purchased a fun robe, bridal party shirt, or similar piece of clothing, and would like to share – please write in the comments! We would love to hear from you.
-The Effortless Events Team