Even if you never watched “Sex and the City,” you’ve probably heard one of Carrie Bradshaw’s most famous quotes a dozen or more times. You know, the one about our girlfriends being our soulmates, and guys, well, just being ones we can have fun with. She wasn’t wrong, either, right? Our besties make our lives soooo much better, and we couldn’t even THINK about a wedding happening without them. Like, truly. That’s why we’re always such staunch proponents of wedding mornings being photographed from top to bottom, start to finish. From the first cups of coffee to the wedding playlist turn up, everything is total photo magic — including the wardrobe choices. We love the look of robes and PJs, and how they just put the whole squad together, aesthetically and nostalgically (if you didn’t have a satin PJ party in the 90s, did you even live?!). And Gold Coast sleep and bridal loungewear brand, Homebodii, has some of our fave options.
Whether it’s a well-appointed bridal suite, a haute-level hotel room, a glowing pool deck or patio, or your childhood homestead, if your canvas for the wedding morning is special, your pictures will be, too.
We’ve come a looooonggg way since taffeta bridesmaid dresses were a thing and awkward group shots were the norm (we’d still like to see the hmm-what-exactly-were-they-thinking-here photo staging situation improve a bit, but we’re getting there). That being said, for really amazing bridal party portraits and behind-the-scenes moments of greatness, you’re really going to want a pro who nails the photojournalistic approach every time. Someone who can feed off of your BFF energy and bring ALL your real-life love to light.
What’s a wedding entourage to do without appropriate snackage and calm-down accoutrements? We’re talking a brimming bellini bar or morning mimosas with lots of sass. A delicious buffet of bites that fill and fuel your friends up for the day (ones that pep up their energy and don’t leave them feeling bloaty or uncomfortable). Great music that can only be curated by the bridesmaid with the best taste in music — you know who she is. And maybe even a CBD gummy guest appearance, just to ensure the whole room is relaxed and ready for the marathon day ahead. Nothing crazy, of course; a simple pre-aisle apéritif will do!
And here’s where Homebodii comes in. A beautiful robe is the perfect morning dressing gown for you and your bridal party, because it’s easy to slip on and off without messing up all the serious glam work of your hair stylists and makeup artists. They also make perfect gifts for your beautiful bridal party to thank them for all their help and support over the last however many months (since you made things official with that ring of yours).
It’s also not about instituting uniforms, but rather, creating consistency across all the shots. And then allowing each bridesmaid’s candid charm to shine in every capture. Homebodii’s bridal robe collection features everything from simple elegance, to fancy florals, to gorgeous intricate lace detailing, short to mid and full-length silhouettes to suit every bride’s unique special day!
They also offer a complimentary monogramming service that can be done on the front and back of your robes, with a choice of three beautiful fonts and twelve available color options! Your chosen personalization goes straight to the careful touch of their embroidery technicians, to be beautifully stitched onto your robes before they hand package them. Add to that a complimentary gift-wrapping service too, and you’ll be able to present each of your pretties with a gift (at the rehearsal dinner) enclosing their gorgeous Homebodii confection in tissue paper and ribbon, with a final spritz of their signature scent.
And if the formality of your fete feels a little more casual — as in jumping on the bed, getting silly, and toasting knots soon-to-be-tied versus popping champagne (in a more controlled manner) poolside — then personalized pajamas work, too. Homebodii’s long sleeve satin shorties and piped PJ sets are among the most posh pieces we’ve ever seen!
These days there are so so many bridesmaid dress brands that are KILLING it with lower price points, so you can always find an affordable option for your team. But when it comes to their pre-dress debut, i.e. ☝️ensems, you can take advantage of some hot promos and exclusive giveaways, too.
Take 10 percent off with our code “WC10” at checkout AND/OR enter our HOMEBODII X WEDDINGCHICKS GIVEAWAY 💍
We’re partnering with Homebodii to give away the ultimate wedding day morning wardrobe valued at over $500.
1. Like our Instagram post
2. Follow @weddingchicks and @homebodii
3. Tell us why you and your bridesmaids want to spend your big day in Homebodii
The giveaway closes on July 18th. Our winner, the lucky bride who will receive a $500 voucher for themselves and their bridal party, will be announced on Monday evening via both of our social channels. The offer is NOT redeemable for cash, but to be put towards some amazing wedding morning wears from world leading designer sleepwear brand, Homebodii.