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When crossing items off your wedding planning to-do list, stocking up on bridal suite supplies might be at the bottom of the list, but it's a step you’ll regret skipping. From the fun stuff like snacks, speakers, and bubbly, to the serious necessities like makeup wipes, Advil—and again—bubbly, there are a few essential things to have on your wedding day and that includes a wedding dress hanger.
Yeah, you’ve already spent a bunch of money on the dress, which we’re sure came with a perfectly sturdy hanger, but getting one actually worthy of your dress (and Instagram!) is ten times more fun. From simple gold hangers that match your chic style to personalized ones for your whole bridal party, the right wedding dress hanger will stand out in your bridal suite photos and double as a great keepsake.
Read on for the best wedding dress hangers fit for every bridal style.
Best with Ribbon: Dream Wedding Hanger Wire Hanger with Bow
We think the more you can personalize your hanger the better! If you have the option to add your name and wedding date and a fun motif like this wire heart then go for it! This hanger is finished with a sweet satin bow available in 40 (!) pretty colors.
Best Charm: Clouds and Currents Personalized Bridal Hanger Charm
We love the idea of hanging a personalized charm on a hanger. If you're having a destination wedding and you'd prefer not to travel with a bunch of hangers, then this is the solution for you! You'll transform any venue hanger with this customizable beauty.
Most Unique: Clouds and Currents Personalized Bridal Party Charm
These hanger charms are super fun and are a great keepsake to gift your bridal party. We love the combination of acrylic and natural wood and with twelve colors to choose from, you'll be sure to find a charm that complements their dresses.
Best for the Groom: Bed Bath & Beyond Groomsman Hanger
If you've already found your perfect hanger but now you're fretting about what your groom and his groomsmen will hang their suits on, we've got you covered with these classic wooden hangers. And since the text can be completely personalized, you can also opt to get these for you and your bridal party too!
For the Traditional Bride: Griffins Nest Co Velvet Hangers
Even if you're not having a winter wedding, a velvet hanger is the way to go. It's incredibly soft so it will be gentle on your dress but it's also got some grip to it so your dress won't do that annoying sliding-off-thing. These luxe little hangers come in white, pink and soft blue.
What to look for in a wedding dress hanger
A bridal hanger is a great way to display your wedding dress and adds a personal touch to your getting ready photos. When it comes to shopping for a wedding dress hanger, you should opt for a style that reflects your aesthetic and complements your wedding theme and dress. For brides throwing a rustic wedding, simple raw wood hangers with painted floral details are always a romantic choice. More of a traditional bridal? Opt for padded hangers in shimmering satin, toile, or sumptuous velvet. And if you're looking for a personalized option, consider customizable hangers that come complete with your new initials or last name.
Lastly, while bridal hangers are beautiful to look at, keep in mind that they also have to be functional, so it's best to always choose a sturdy style that can support the weight of your wedding gown.
Can I personalize my wedding dress hanger?
Yes! Many retailers and Esty shops offer customization services that are perfect for displaying your new initials or moniker.
What wedding dress hangers work best for heavy gowns?
It's important to invest in a sturdy hanger as the very last thing you want is for your gown to end up on the floor. Thick wooden hangers, padded hangers, and styles with fabrics that have some grip like velvet are all great options for heavier wedding gowns.
Does my bridal party need hangers?
While bridal party hangers are a completely optional item, they're a great way to display getting-ready robes and bridal party dresses and make for an extra special keepsake for your bridal party.
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