My husband and I had the joy of celebrating our sixth wedding anniversary in November of 2013. It's hard for us to believe that we've been married for six years already. I remember our wedding like it was yesterday- one of the best days of my life, spent with family and friends. I remember the prep that took place on my wedding day, too. My bridesmaids and I were all running around like crazy, having our hair and makeup done at different times, and even at different places. We all managed to meet at the church to get dressed on time, but looking back, I sort of wish that we'd all been together, getting prepped for the wedding in one place... I know it would have made a special memory.
If I did have all of the girls together, I would have loved to have gotten them all special bridesmaids robes to wear on the big day, as we laughed, cried and tried not to smear our makeup. I was so excited to find a beautiful company who knows a thing or two about creating special keepsakes for memorable days, such as this. Wedding Prep Gals was the result of two friends, Dolores and Debbie, who had been in the garment manufacturing business for twenty-five years. Debbie's daughter Megan, was to be married and the ladies were having an extremely diffucult time finding bridal/bridal party robes that were luxurious, high quality and affordable. They weren't looking for those pre-made waffle weave robes, nor did they want to overpay for robes, so they created their own business, which provides brides and bridal parties with options for beautiful robes.
I know my wedding was several years ago, but to me, anytime is a good time for a gal to own a fabulous robe. With Valentine's Day approaching, I thought Wedding Prep Gals belonged in our gift guide. I still remember the first robe my husband bought for me (back when we were dating), I still wear it, and I cherish it. Robes tend to make women feel comfortable and cozy, but a lush robe of fine quality, with a special touch can make a woman feel extra beautiful!
We received a special package from Wedding Prep Gals in sunny California...
Dolores was so wonderful to work with. She allowed me to select a robe for myself, and one for B, too! Wedding Prep Gals offers a lovely selection of quality robes for women, girls and young children, as well. I was so excited to see that they offered toddler sizes in their robes, which meant that I would be able to pick one out for B. The first thing to do, was to look through all of the available colors. For B, I obviously wanted something a little more masculine, so I chose a royal bue colored robe for him, and a turquoise colored robe for myself.
Our robes arrived packaged individually, and neatly folded. They also came with a care card, which gave instructions for 'unwrinkling them.' The fact that they were folded to be packaged and shipped, meant that they were bound to be at least a little wrinkled when they arrived. I was surprised that our robed were hardly wrinkled at all!
Here's a close up of B's new robe by Wedding Prep Gals.
As I removed the robes from their packaging, the first thing I noticed was how silky and soft they felt. The robes are made from 100% Polyester Charmeuse, which makes them feel like silk, but allows them to be machine washed and dried. These robes are a kimono style, which tie at the side (inside of the robe), and have a belted tie outside of the robe, as well. B's initial was embroidered on the left front of his robe in white thread, and looked stunning against the royal blue colored robe.
I couldn't wait to present B with his new, and very first big boy robe. He is always asking me if he can wear my robes, and we've tried it out, but of course, they're much too big for him. He was so surprised to have his very own robe to wrap up in after a bath, or to throw on before bedtime, or even in the morning. The fit was just right, and he looked so handsome in it, too!
B and me, in our new robes, courtesy of the fine ladies at Wedding Prep Gals. Don't we look cozy?
I was very excited to wear my new robe, as well. I chose the turquoise, because it's a hot color right now, and my only other robe is black, so I thought it would be nice to add a little variety to my loungewear. The robe really does feel like silk, better than silk, if that's even possible. It's so soft, and almost cream-like against the skin. It's lightweight, but it isn't super thin. The robe actually has a little substance to it, but doesn't feel weighty. I felt like a princess as I slipped into my new robe, and didn't want to take it off before bedtime!
My robe was embroidered with my initial. I am really starting to take to things having an 'O' on them, and I think it looks lovely on the front of the robe.
The robe fits me beautifully, and even matches my very favorite yoga pants!
I love the length of the robe. It hits just above the knee (on me- I'm 5'5"), and I am pleased to say that the robe stays put. The tie stays tied- inside and out, and the robe doesn't 'fly away' on me, and get caught on anything. The heavier material keeps it where it's meant to be, without making the garment feel heavy on my body. The sleeves are also a wonderful length. I have long arms and legs, and often run into the problem of of my sleeves being too short. The sleeves on the robe end right above my wrists, which is perfect for keeping me nice and warm.
View of the back of the robe- again, kimono style, yet modern. The robe can be embroidered across the back, as an option.
One of the best features of the robes from Wedding Prep Gals, is that the waist tie is actually attached to the back of the robe. I love this, because it means that the tie won't slip and fall off, or go missing! I can't tell you how many robes I have had that have lost their ties! I feel like a princess, lounging in the finest silk when I wear this robe. It's the first thing that I slip into each morning, and I even slip back into after my morning shower, wearing it while I fix my hair and make up my face for the day.
Features of the Kimono Style Robes from Wedding Prep Gals
Made from 100% polyester Charmeuse. Feels like silk, but machine wash and dry.
* Modern fit with kimono sleeves, hits above the knee.
* Sizes available are x-small to x-large, fits both small and large frames. Sizing Chart
Plus Sizes available!
*Manufactured locally in sunny Los Angeles, California.
*Permanently attached tie so it won’t come off unexpectedly.
* Functional deep pockets to hold all your valuables for your special day.
Available in 22 colors, staring at $24.00 (for adults)
Check out some of the beautiful options available from Wedding Prep Gals...
Rhinestone Back Title
Name on Front
There are so many gorgeous colors and customization options available from Wedding Prep Gals. I love that they offer so many different colors, which makes it easier for brides to match their colors for their bridesmaids. I also love that you can purchase plain robes, or have them embroidered with thread or even rhinestones- with full names, monograms or just initials on the front or across the back!
If you or someone you know is getting married, these bridal party robes would make a beautiful gift, and make the time spent together all the more memorable. With Valentine's Day just a couple of weeks away, why not order a beautiful robe for your little prince or princess? Guys- how about a luxurious robe for the queen of your heart? Every gal deserves to feel extra beautiful, even when she's just lounging at home. These would also make wonderful gifts for a birthday, Mother's Day, graduation, baby showers (gift for the mommy-to-be), get well/recovery, etc.
Want It? Buy It!
Head on over to Wedding Prep Gals and take a look at their beautiful selection of high quality bridal party robes. You'll definitely want to take a look at the beautiful robe gallery, to take a look at some photos of brides and their bridesmaids enjoying their beautiful robes on the bride's special day. You can also connect with Wedding Prep Gals on Facebook, or visit their shop on Etsy.
Special thanks to Dolores and friends at Wedding Prep Gals for allowing me to review one of their beautiful robes, and for sending one along for my little prince, as well!