What you might not know is that bridal and bridesmaid robes can still be worn even after the wedding. They’re not just for the photo ops either. There are so many ways you can reuse your bridesmaid robes on other occasions, so if you’re a bride looking for worthy items to give to your bridesmaids as a lasting memento for your ceremony, you can never go wrong with buying bridesmaid robes as a gift and, if you like, customize them to your heart’s content. Plus, you can keep one of your bridal robes too for yourself.
Or if you are a bridesmaid on the receiving end, it’s time to wring off the dust from the robe in your closet, a gift given to you with such sentimental value by the bride. Take that satin robe out and reuse it for other purposes. Going out to the beach, pool, spa, hotel, or just leisurely lounging around your home on your R&R? Your satin robe is a perfect fit.
Customizations for Bridesmaid Robes Gift
If you’re on practicality when it comes to gifting, satin robes for women could be a precious gift. Some brides choose jewelry. If your budget allows, you can give both or any, but remember to stick to your wedding budget. Bridesmaid robes can be bought at lower prices, especially when you buy them in a bundle as most online shops offer discounts for bridesmaids robes set of 6.
Bridesmaid robes can be very versatile too, not just the typical ones such as spa, wrap, or kimono. They can be made into something that fits better for your and your ladies’ personality, such as long button-down shirts or rompers.
To make your gift more thoughtful, you can add an embroidered design, the most common of which is a monogram. Monograms allow you to embed personalizations, such as your initials or bridesmaids’ initials. Not only that, you can request a particular message embroidered into the robes for an added personal touch. Or you can have a special symbol or design embroidered into your gift robes.
Make sure you choose the right fabric and length for the season too so that you and your bridesmaids remain comfortable no matter the weather. If you’re married in the winter, then of course, you choose thicker fabric for the robes and not too long so they wouldn’t be dragging the wearer and get closer to the mud.
For a summer wedding, lighter fabrics such as satin, cotton, or linen are winners. You can do with either long or short, for as long as you and your bridesmaids are adequately protected from the sun. In picking your bridesmaid robe gifts, prioritize practicality above all—fabric, length, and style.
But you can always integrate luxury and comfort too. If you want to give off an elegant, opulent look but make sure your ladies remain comfortable, you can choose either silk or satin. These kinds of fabric really stand out from the rest for their vibrant color, sheen, and comfort.
Cut a Little Length
Whether it is a bridal or bridesmaid robe, silk or satin robes can be used for any other occasion than the wedding per se, as mentioned above. You can bring yours as a swim cover-up when you to the beach or pool. Contrary to what most people use and know, bathrobes are too thick and long to be used as a coverup under your swimwear. When you on these places, you tend to move a lot, and the length of your robe can cause you to trip.
Bathrobes are supposed to be worn at home, not outside, especially on tropical beaches, as they are made of hot and thick materials. Satin robes, on the other hand, especially when once used as bridesmaid attire, are never too long. Bridesmaid robes are made in a way that they are not too long or too short either for the wearer.
But if you plan to reuse your satin robes in beach or pool settings and want to customize them as a perfect swim cover-up wear, you can ask your seamstress to cut a little at the seams. Beach robes are usually shorter, thinner, and more vibrant in colors, as well as don’t attract sand and dust as much as possible, given the setting. Your satin robe fit into the bill.
Pockets just make ladies’ lives a lot easier. Perhaps, it’s the lack of pockets that makes many women juggle a lot in both hands, from phones and purses to drinks, when they go out. At the beach or pool, bikinis or swimsuits can’t hold any of your things either. It’s up to the swim cover-up robes to cover that task.
Having pockets is a great addition to your robe for storing small stuff that you can easily bring around and about the area, such as your phone, some money, and even your go-to retouch items. Plus, you can easily pick up your phone when you want to take photos right off the bat.
Add or Remove Sleeves
Typical bridesmaid robes have sleeves to be ready for any weather. But you have the liberty to have them removed if you want to better show your other accouterments and even your manicure. This would make your robe look like a go-to casual wear. Add to it a belt and you have one of the most elegant, customized outside attire.
And if your bridesmaid robe has no sleeves already, you can have your seamstress add some. Satin robes are great for cold weather, so if you like resting at home with your most comfortable and elegant outfit, all the while staying cozy and warm, bring our robe with sleeves. They can be a great warm addition that you can wear underneath your winter clothes during the cold season.
Add Lace Designs and a Belt
To give it a more feminine look, you can never go wrong with adding lace designs. Lace is an expensive fabric, especially when handcrafted, as they are of superb quality. Making lace fabric takes on an intensive labor process, which is why it is one of the most pricey fabrics on the list. Bridal gowns can be made entirely of lace fabric but for budget purposes, brides choose to add only a little amount.
You can do the same with your bridesmaid robes too. Lace fabric designs add a whole lot of feminine character to your robe. You can ask your tailor to add a layer around the hem or even multiple layers on some parts.
For a finishing touch, don’t forget to give your robe a more fitted look through a belt. Usually, bridesmaid robes already come with a satin sash, but if you want a more customized look, you can go for more elaborate ones such as sequinned or beaded belts.
Put your bridesmaid robes to use, even after the wedding, not just stored in your closet to dust. They’re a precious memento of your wedding or of an important someone you have attended a wedding to.