If an opportunity to dress up your favorite people in matching bridesmaid getting ready outfits – take advantage of it girlfriend! You’re the boss of your own wedding, frankly, you can tell your bride tribe to all dress up in those inflatable dinosaur costumes, and because they love you, they will!
Not only are there soo many ideas for bridesmaid getting ready outfits, but they also make the perfect gift for your besties. Plus, you can ask your friends to be bridesmaids with a custom robe, t-shirt, or matching slippers that they can wear the morning of your big day!
Robes: classic, dress-up or dress-down, easy, breezy, fun! Robes are one of our favorite bridesmaid getting ready outfits. They’re easy to take on and off without smearing makeup or ruining carefully pinned hair. Nobody wants to mess up their up-do! For real though, robes are one of the best for this purpose.
Additionally, robe patterns are endless! As a destination wedding photographer, I love bold, colorful bridesmaid getting ready outfits. Get some natural light in there and pop a bottle of bubbly, and your getting ready pictures will be STUNNING! We love Birdy Grey’s bridesmaid dresses, but they also have beautiful bridesmaid getting ready robes.
Robes are also easy to match with the theme of your wedding. Are you having a tropical destination wedding in Hawaii? Gotta love a floral robe! Rocker-chic? Look ready to rock in black and gold satin. Choose a robe that matches your wedding vibe and colors. Pick something unapologetically you.
I know what you’re thinking, Sara just told us robes are the best for keeping hair and makeup perfect. However, t-shirts are still a great bridesmaid getting ready outfit. Besides, v-necks look great on all body types and are easier to pull over your head and not disturb your bridesmaid’s goddess look. Shirts are easily customizable without breaking the bank. No custom design is necessary! Choose from ideas pre-made on Etsy, Amazon, and many other sites.
By all means, put on your creative inner-crafting-genius cap and design your own stylish bridesmaid t-shirts! Hop on over to Pinterest for inspiration. Then use tools like Adobe Illustrator or Canva. Many designing tools include printing options like t-shirt making. Otherwise, utilize sites like Zazzle to pick your shirt, material, color, sleeve length, price range, and then upload a picture of your bridesmaid design. Simple as that!
Honestly, if you’re still concerned about messing up hair when your bridesmaids change (understandable, girlfriend), opt for a variation on a t-shirt. Your bridesmaid can all buy matching oversized shirts for their getting ready outfits. An oversized t-shirt can still look classy – and there’s plenty of room to stick your head through with hair intact!
Furthermore, never underestimate a good button-down. This eliminates pulling a shirt over your bridesmaid’s head. Button-down shirts are classy and also come in a variety of colors and fabrics. Of course, if you’re staying true to your theme, printed button-downs are fun and easy to find. Having an autumn or winter wedding? How about flannel shirts for your bridesmaid getting ready outfits? Flannels are comfy, cozy, easy to take on and off, and come in all colors! Feeling extra cozy? Choose a button-down shirt dress for your bridesmaids!
There are soo many cute rompers out there! Trust me, your bridesmaids will love them! A romper is not only cute but comfy. And your bridesmaids don’t have to find bottoms to wear if you just hand them a t-shirt. Etsy has many, many options to satisfy your getting-ready, pre-ceremony vibe. Check out this cozy romper that looks so cozy it could be pajamas!
It’s easy to spend a day falling down the getting ready outfit rabbit hole, so here are a few options to get you started (and maybe shorten your search!). For extra comfort: Old Navy and Madewell have breezy, drawstring options. Getting married in a hot, tropical destination? Check out spaghetti-strap rompers here. Want sleeves? We love this silky romper with flowing half-sleeves! Seriously, there are rompers and jumpsuits everywhere that are perfect for bridesmaid getting ready outfits. Head on over to Amazon to check out more!
Love staying in your pajamas all morning? Get ready for your ceremony in maximum comfort! Keep yourself and your bridesmaids relaxed and stylish in matching pajamas. Loungewear options are endless, giving you the opportunity for comfort while keeping to your personal, wedding style. Sweatpants are even encouraged for getting ready outfits! Spice them up with “bride tribe” printed on the butt pockets!
Your bridesmaid getting ready pajamas can be anything you want: one bold color, printed, monogrammed, two-piece, or even longjohns! If you want a one-piece loungewear outfit for your besties, choose a sleep shirt. In case you haven’t found the magical place called Etsy, now’s the time to peruse their getting ready outfits! Lovey Bridals’ extensive collection of getting ready loungewear for you and your bridesmaids. Girlfriend, the morning of your wedding is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. What your bridesmaids wear can set the tone for a morning of fun!
Just as what your bridesmaids wear can excite everyone and pump up the atmosphere on the day of your wedding, so can accessories! You can go the whole nine yards if you want to – today’s your day! Everyone getting their nails done that morning, bride tribe spa session, or excursion? Have everyone wear matching outfits, sunglasses, or footwear to that excursion. What about a little swim before getting ready? Get matching “bride” and “tribe” swimsuits! Otherwise, if you don’t mind what your bridesmaids wear, gift them a getting ready accessory.
Just make sure these items don’t clutter up your getting-ready space too much. This makes it harder to find things you need for the ceremony. With clear countertops and floors, your getting ready photos will be stunning! Let’s make some memories!
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