You have pictured your wedding day for as long as you can remember, but have you given much thought to what you would give your bridal party as gifts? Forget the traditional jewelry, which your women may never wear after your event. Ditch the whole idea of buying them impersonal gifts that they may wind up throwing away after the ceremony. Instead, think embroidered robes.
First off, embroidered robes are still considered unusual as gifts, so your bridal party members likely have not received this kind of gift before, even if they have been in other bridal parties. Bridesmaid robes are increasing in popularity, but they have not reached a peak where they are considered the norm. They still are unique and they still are something that not a lot of people have heard of, so give yourself a pat on the back by picking out something unusual for the women in your party (including the mothers of the bride and groom and perhaps even the flower girl).
Also, embroidered robes can be 100 percent customized, so each member of your bridal party can have her initials on them. Think of your women and not yourself here, even if you do decide to pick up wedding robes for you and the groom. Try to resist putting your own wedding date on these bridal robes and instead think about what the women would like to wear and own. This way, they get to keep wearing them for years after your celebration.