While walking down the aisle, saying your vows and enjoying a *delicious* wedding breakfast are all important parts of any big day, getting ready on your wedding morning is a time you’ll remember forever. Before you put on your wedding dress and fix that wedding makeup in place, you’ll enjoy a few irreplaceable hours with your bridesmaids: bonding, drinking Champagne and relaxing. As with any big event, half of the fun happens when you’re getting glam.
Since getting ready is such a special time, it’s always a nice idea to have a photographer join you to snap some “getting ready” photos for the ‘gram. And there’s one guaranteed way of making them endlessly more beautiful: with matching bride and bridesmaid robes, dressing gowns or pyjama sets.
Although bridesmaid robes aren’t a total wedding necessity, they’ll go a long way in making sure your bridesmaids feel appreciated and loved. If you didn’t gift them with bridesmaid proposal gifts pre-wedding, they’re something your bridal party can treasure (and wear) forever. They’re also practical, since you can wear them while getting your hair and makeup done, sans any worry of having to pull clothing over your head and ruining the finished look.
So, where can you buy the best bride and bridesmaid robes and dressing gowns? Etsy boasts a whole plethora of bridal party robes – many of which can be personalised – from small and independent sellers. And what better time to support small businesses? These silk bridesmaid robes are available in an array of hues and can be personalised on the back. The bride can wear white or ivory while her bridesmaids can wear a colour, and they’re available in lots of different sizes.
Net-A-Porter stocks nightwear and lingerie designers Love Stories, Olivia Von Halle and Desmond & Dempsey who have each crafted wedding-appropriate robes. Olivia Von Halle’s Mimi satin-silk robe is finished with blush piping and a timeless investment piece for any bride, while this Love Stories feather-trimmed robe will inject an abundance of glamour and opulence into your wedding morning.
If you’re on a tighter budget, H&M often has lots of silk dressing gowns on site which would work perfectly as bridal robes and bridesmaid dressing gowns. Case in point: this burgundy satin robe which, adorned in lace, would be perfect for a winter wedding. On John Lewis, you can pick up a pink satin “Brides Besties” bridesmaid robe for £18 along with this matching bridal dressing gown – both by Ginger Ray – and this lace dressing gown from Boux Avenue is a gorgeous way of including your “something blue” in your getting ready attire.