Walking down the aisle is one of those moments you’ll remember for the rest of your life, but just before are the heartfelt hours you’ll treasure just as much. Tossing stress to the side and enjoying the morning of your wedding alongside your closest friends is probably one of the biggest tips you’ll hear from tales of brides past. So we’ve whipped up our top 7 Must-Do’s for these pre-aisle moments with the help of luxe bridal robe designer, Le Rose, who knows a thing or two about making these moments count. Their lace and satin robes provide comfort, cuteness and of course warm fuzzies for bridal parties (literally) all over the world. So let’s dive in to our recipe for success, shall we?
1. Budget for time
Give yourself a buffer when filling out that minute-by-minute wedding day spreadsheet. The truth is, time flies by faster than you’ll believe and you want to give yourself some time to truly relax, unwind and have some precious time with your gals before the beautifying begins. Getting ready before the getting ready (ahem, in some pretty photogenic robes) will allow for a greater variety of shots that everyone can be in.
2. Provide getting ready clothing that’s easy to take off post hair + makeup
This is one of those things you don’t typically consider until it’s too late, but after your final look is complete the last thing in the world you want is for you or your girls to have loose hair piece or smudged makeup because you had to finagle out of your t-shirt. Robes are such a great choice because they are completely hassle-free while still being cozy. Plus they make for some pretty cute pics when you have a spontaneous ‘Yonce dance party!
3. Say thank you with bridesmaid treats
One of our favorite goodies in this arena has to be bridal party robes – they’ll have everyone looking like elegant fashionistas, and it’s just another excuse to match on the big day. Le Rose offers a plethora of styles and fabrics that fit every kind of wedding mood. From classic stripes to lace trim to botanical prints, this loungewear is something your gals can keep long after the day has passed. And they’ll have a wonderful memory to cherish each time they’re worn. These robes even come pre-wrapped in a bespoke white gift box with colorful ribbon of your choice. Double win!
4. Mix and Match
Think about how you want these shots to pop. Spicing the look up by giving girls different colors can create images that have more depth, and it also gives you a chance to match color or pattern to personality. Trust us, they’ll certainly sing your praises considering how long they’ll be wearing these beauties long after the day. Add a fun accessory like a flower crown or thoughtful jewelry pieces to make the bridal party look more cohesive and carefree.
5. Turn off your cell phones
Well, at least give your cell to the MOH who can answer any last minute questions/to-do’s so that you don’t have to. Take this time to be fully present and engage with the important people all around you. You can’t soak up a moment from behind your phone, and trust us, there’s nothing happening on Instagram that’s more exciting than your wedding day. For the same reasons you wouldn’t want guests on their mobiles at the ceremony, begin the unplugged wedding with the getting ready shots.
6. Share stories
The stage is set for the ultimate grown-up sleepover (sans the sleep). Snuggle up in your satin robes, bring out the fluffy pillows and pop open the champagne as your girls reminisce on some of their favorite memories through the years. Dish about your fiancé, the honeymoon and the bits you’re most looking forward to about marriage. Nothing says bonding like a pre-aisle pow wow.
7. Exchange a letter + gift with your spouse-to-be
One of our favorite wedding moments happens before the couple is physically together. It’s this sweet exchange that never fails to bring out the happy tears as reality sets in. Your photog will be capturing this moment in detail, so you’ll want to be wearing something comfortably bridal. Our go-to would definitely be the Madeline maxi robe.
These pre-aisle tips are sure to muster the happy vibes you need in the moments before you say “I do”, and the best way to set yourself up for a relaxed, laid-back and stress-free atmosphere is a comfy wardrobe. This Aussie label has a special new line called White by Le Rose that offers premium fabrics and silks to ensure the highest quality for your wedding day – the ultimate oxymoron of usable keepsake. So embrace these last few hours before turbo speed kicks in and leave worry at the door.
Shop Le Rose’s full collection of robes here, and enter to win their giveaway on our Instagram feed! The winner will receive up to 7 Lauren Lace Satin robes for her bridal party (in white, soft pink, champagne or navy) and 1 bridal robe of her choice between the Poppy Lace Maxi or Mila Lace Maxi. Head to our page for full details on entry!
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