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  • ROBE: First initial on front

    43 81.13%
  • ROBE: Full first name on front

    4 7.55%
  • ROBE: Title on back ("Bridesmaid")

    7 13.21%
  • ROBE: Last name on back (its a sports thing )

    2 3.77%
  • ROBE: No personalization

    3 5.66%
  • HANGER: First name

    20 37.74%
  • HANGER: Last name

    1 1.89%
  • HANGER: Title ("Bridesmaid")

    32 60.38%
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    Ok ladies! For our wedding (out of... country ) I'm paying for my bridesmaids hair/makeup day of & giving them a couple gifts (which will be a suprise) since they are being amazing and making the journey and sharing in our wedding day. One of the gifts will be a robe. Another will be a hanger. I was hoping you guys could help me decide whether to/how to personalize these items.

    So, if you were receiving a robe (and no, you have no choice not to get the robe - its a gift!) like below how would you like it personalized?

    And if you were getting the hanger and robe as a set - how would you personalize the two together?



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    I like the hangers, I think those are really cute. I think the roles are cuter than the names because ... I dunno, it seems more wedding-themed. I hope that's what you were asking, unless I am missing something on how the hangers would be personalized.

    For the robes, I think the monogram on the front looks cuter than the embroidery on the back.
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    I like the idea of the robe a lot. I would probably go with just the first full name on the front with nothing on the back and IMO stay away from last names (they can change for whatever reason ). If you do the robes AND the hanger then I would put bridesmaid or maid of honor on the hanger. That way even though the robe is being given as a gift from your wedding they can always keep it no matter what. JMO
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    the robes! I like the idea of just the initial because I'd be more apt to use it again if it was like that. I'd like a monogram even better than just an initial, but if monogram isn't an option, then definitely initial.

    The hangers are really cute. If you're going for something you want them to be able to use again, then just their first name...if you want something that would be cute in pictures for your wedding, first name and title.
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    I voted for no personalization on the robe and name on the hanger because that's what I did.

    In reading other wedding forums, I read that if the robe is personalized, people tend not to wear them again. So I went w/ that. I ended up just buying nice satin purple robes for a good price at Macy's. I bought a white one for myself.

    As for the hangers, instead of buying them on etsy or wherever, I just watched a tutorial on how to make them and my husband made five of them for the girls with their names on it and the one for me had our wedding date on them. While they didn't come out perfect, because it was his first time doing it, they came out pretty good and the girls loved them. I put a purple ribbon on mine to match the girls' purple robes and a white ribbon on theirs. They were pretty easy to make and 6 of them cost under 10 dollars to make.

    This is what the hangers came out looking like:
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    I definitely wouldn't put "bridesmaid" on anything. While this is a hugely important event, for them, after that day it is just sort of silly. If I got a robe that said "bridesmaid" on it, honestly, it would probably go to good will without ever being worn again. I'm only a BM the day of the wedding, so wearing it after that would seem really silly. I'd go with just an initial as I think that keeps it nice and clean. A full name would look sort of busy. And having it on the front is a much cleaner, more sophisticated look.

    For the hanger, I'd go with first name. I'd avoid last names because unless all of your friend are married already (and maybe even then), last names are likely to change and then it becomes a little less nice. "Bridesmaid" on the hager is cute, but that's a lot of money to spend on something that is only nice for one day. If you do that so that you can use it in photos, then to me, it isn't really a gift for them; it's something you've bought for photos. If it is truly a gift for them, then you should think about what will be most useable for them after your wedding date, and that is always going to be their name, not their one-day title.
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    I would do an initial on the front of the robe. A name on the back looks too much like something a boxer would wear, IMO.

    With the hanger, I would do first name. I think it just makes it more personal.
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    Thanks for the input ladies!

    I agree with what most of your are saying with regards to the titles... That's why I wanted opinions to make sure I wasn't the one being silly. I think the robe (since its something they can/hopefully will want to wear after the wedding - even if its just at home!) would be nice to be kept rather neutral. I was leaning to the first-initial-on-the-front option.

    As for the hanger... I was thinking having the 'title' would be more "Ok" because, really... its just going to be in their closet holding and article of clothing and could serve more of a memento from the wedding. You know, you cruise through your closet and come across the hanger and think "oh, Bree's wedding!" (hopefully for good reasons ) But again - this is why I ask you ladies!

    And Kelly - I totally considered making my own! I have been bitten by the craft bug this past year but I have already taken on making all of our bouquets out of fabric flowers as well as the boutonnieres for the guys, hair pins for the girls and corsages for the moms. I'm tapped on free time for crafting! Plus, on Etsy I found a seller (from the picture above) who will do 7 hangers for under $14 a piece (which I consider pretty reasonable to not have to do it myself!)
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    I love the robe idea! I wouldn't put "bridesmaid" on any article of clothing, because then it's really only suitable for that one day. I think just the initial on the front of the robe is classy and sophisticated looking, and can definitely be worn in the future.

    For the hanger, I would go with either their first name or "bridesmaid".
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    I agree with your logic OP. To me, the robe is a more functional thing that they can keep using, while the hanger is more of a keepsake for the wedding. I think it's neat that they will have both kinds of gifts.
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