Bridesmaids Robes for the Mink Bridal Party

Did you notice that pictures of bridal parties getting ready while wearing flower print kimonos hit the wedding blogs in a big way last year? I saw them everywhere and I have to admit that I was quite smitten with the images! I looked into ordering robes for me and my bridesmaids from the company that seems to be all the rage. Their patterns are so beautiful and I could just picture us getting ready in the bridal suite on my big day wearing them.

Upon further inspection, I thought the robes seemed a bit short. The description says they are knee length, but they seemed to hit mid-thigh on most of the women I saw in pictures on the blogs. Maybe they’re knee length before they are tied? They also seemed a bit expensive in light of what they are. They’re $65 for very lightweight cotton.

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From Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Aaron Delesie

I started to look for alternatives and came across this pretty robe on the Pottery Barn website.

At $59, it wasn’t really a better deal, but I decided to wait around and see if one of those lovely discount codes might come by way and knock the price down a little. I put the idea of getting robes for my bridesmaids on the back burner, but I checked the Pottery Barn website every now and then to see if they had gone on sale.

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The Giselle Kimono Robe / From PotteryBarn.com

Two weeks ago, I got a message from a hotel chain’s frequent stay program saying that some of the points I’ve accumulated over the last decade of business travel were about to expire. I thought I’d see if I could redeem them for something wedding related and went shopping on their website. I had no idea that points could be redeemed for gift cards! I didn’t have enough points for any of the gift cards, but I quickly logged into another company’s frequent guest site and found that I had the points needed for a $200 gift card.

I had to wait a week for the physical card to come in the mail and right when it arrived, I heard that Pottery Barn had sent 10% off and 15% off codes to some people on their mailing list. What a great news! Unfortunately, I wasn’t one of the lucky ones to get a code. I put out pleas for a code on Twitter and Facebook and a day later, a local photographer sent me her 15% off code. Jackpot!

After entering in the code and my gift card information, I would up paying $10 for four robes. I think this qualifies as the best deal I’ve gotten during wedding planning, outside of winning my wedding gown. The robes arrived this morning and I love them!

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Photo by Miss Mink

What was the best deal you got for something related to your wedding planning?

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Charlottesville, Virginia
Wedding Date:
June 2012

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    Mrs. Mink 3151 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:11 am

    @Coffee cup: Thanks!

    @Dandelion D: I was definitely doing a happy dance when I saw the final total!

    @Miss Turkey: I couldn’t believe it! :)

    @bridesmomma: I can’t wait to give them to my girls!

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    Mrs. Mink 3151 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:16 am

    @Aud1628: I was more concerned with the length of them. If they were truly knee length, I think I might have sprung for them. I just can’t imagine everyone being comfortable lounging around (with cameras about, too) in super short robes.

    @Miss Woodpecker: I’m pretty sure they are the exact same quality, too.

    @peachplum09: I didn’t even connect the two! Yay!

    @Miss Ariel: So am I! I paid with them in time away from home…that’s what I’m telling myself. Many a lonely night in a Marriott paid for those robes! :)

    @Future Army Wife: Don’t you think there’s an app for that yet? If not, someone needs to build one.

    @Mrs. Bacon: Don’t be jealous of the jillion nights I spent in hotels to get them, though. Business travel is not fun!

    @Alleycat: Oooh…there’s an Ulta here, but I haven’t been in. Maybe I need to check it out!

    @Miss Raccoon: Thanks!!

    @toshella: I am honored by the title. Thank you! :)

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    Mrs. Bunting 687 posts, Busy bee @ 7:50 am

    Wow, well done indeed! I fell in love with those same PPS robes but balked at the price as bridesmaid gifts. I didn’t have any coupons or gift cards for alternatives, though, so I bought similar fabric and had a seamstress sew them for me for $10 each!

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    Mrs. Fox 1634 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:48 am

    I can’t believe you got them on such an amazing discount! I have to admit, I’m also smitten with the “name brand” robes in the first picture and am contemplating gifting my ladies with them – I just love the patterns!

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    alicia1745 1118 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:59 am

    I love the robes you ended up with and at $10 total – you can’t beat that!

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