The wedding world is full of frivolous ideas and full of people telling you all the things you need to have in order to have a wedding. Rational people are starting to realize that when it comes to weddings there are no absolutes, and no one but you and your fiancé should be setting any rules.
Having said all of that, let me still just tell you one frivolous thing that you need. A nice pretty robe. I urge you to please find a fun little floral robe or a silk robe in a bright color or some soft white vintage robe that you can wear as you get ready on your big day.
You’re probably smarter than me and you probably already thought of all the great getting ready photos that you want your photographer to take, and so naturally you have thought of what you will be wearing before you wear what you’re wearing.
I was not so smart, and the photos of me getting ready include someone’s old grey hooded sweatshirt and Oscar the Grouch pajama shorts. It never occurred to me that I should have a robe, but after looking at other bride’s gorgeous pictures I wish I had thought of it.
And not just because it would have made for better photos, but because you actually do need a robe. It makes sense. You can’t get your hair and makeup done in your dress and you don’t want to have to pull anything over your head once it’s done. Plus being in a robe sets a nice relaxed tone. It helps keep the time before the wedding calm and leisurely. A robe lends itself to mimosas and a chaise lounge. A cute oversized men’s button up would do the trick as well, but the point is you do need something. And so does your wedding party. I mean, if one floral robe is cute, then multiple floral robes must be unstoppable. Plus, they make great gifts.
So check out all these cute options below and remember that just because they are pretty and flowery and fun doesn’t mean they don’t also serve a good purpose.