What to Wear On Wedding Rehearsal Dinner


After much deliberation, you’ve finally said ‘yes to the dress but that’s not all you need in preparation for your big day. Before the official walk down the aisle comes the rehearsal.  After making so many hard choices and wedding to plan, it may be hard to confront yet another one, especially since there are countless options in selecting rehearsal dinner attire. Unlike a wedding gown which despite the style you’ve chosen is still a wedding gown, a rehearsal dress should be more about expressing you and your personal style.

But don’t get stressed to just yet. Here are some tips for you to pull off spectacular look at your rehearsal dinner

Let the venue and type decide

Rehearsal dinner is bride-to-be’s time to shine no matter where it’s going to be held. Before deciding on an outfit, ask yourself few questions. What’s the nature of venue? Will it be BBQ or elegant gathering at a country club? Will it be at someone’s home or at a fancy restaurant? Number of guests? Is it a simple get-together of the wedding party? Your answer to these questions will help you choose the perfect outfit. If it’s at country club wear cocktail attire or stylish Capri pants for BBQ.

Two different looks

You would be the center of attention thus it is important that you choose a look that reveals  you as completely different from your wedding day look. Look for an outfit that expresses you in a different way than your wedding dress does. Go for a fun, contemporary rehearsal dress if you’re wearing something traditional on the wedding. If your bridal dress is stitched in traditional style like long sleeves, high neckline etc., get a stylish and sassy look for rehearsal dinner with some glamorous dress.

Have fun with style. But being too trendy can backfire you years later. Lengths could be your choice. As for shoes, anything open-toed and strappy is in for summer and early fall and remember to pedicure.

Be color conscious

It’s great time for color in your rehearsal dinner wear.  A little black dress is classy but not exactly the best choice. When it comes to what to wear to a rehearsal dinner, there is so much more you can experiment with. Try pastel, an array of greens from sage to lime and many shades of pink. Gray is also a good choice if you’re not into color.

And if you are going to go with black, you can sill shine with right accessories to make your look perfect. Bridal colors like white, off-white or ivory should be avoided unless that’s the look you feel best in.


A string of pearls is the classic statement but there’s more to accessorize than just that. Sparkle with delicate diamond jewelry. You can borrow one or buy fake ones. Illusion jewelry can also add the spark. If you can, borrow something really special from Mom. Makeup is also important on your rehearsal dinner evening but don’t overdo it.

Watch your comfort

Buy a dress you are comfortable in. make sure it’s the right size and one you have always desired. You should wear a dress that is both comfy and stylish. Allow time for alterations. The rehearsal dinner is a relaxing and exciting introduction to your wedding meaning you should also be comfortable and relaxed.


When you are picking a dress, choose the dress that reveals your personal style and flatter you from all angles. This is your fashion statement one you can walk in confidence and shine. Your rehearsal dinner is relaxed fun introduction to your wedding so choose attire that is both comfortable and stylish.

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