Today, rehearsal dinners can be as informal as a backyard barbecue to a black tie affair. it’s important to know what the bride and groom have planned ahead of time so that the bridal party can be fully prepared.
check the wedding invitation for any attire specifics this will make selecting the appropriate pieces a little easier. the most important thing to remember is to keep the overall look modest to avoid upstaging the bride. if there is a specific theme or dress code requested by the bride and groom, be mindful of this request.
to get you started, we styled a few looks below that could work for formal or casual rehearsal dinners.
formal rehearsal dinners usually take place in a hotel, restaurant or banquet hall. you should stick to dark cocktail dresses such as black, navy (like the one above), purple, burgundy or emerald. if possible a long style dress, but if you are going for a short dress, the length has to be no shorter than above the knee. style your navy dress with nude pumps, an embellished clutch, and modern pearl earrings. finish your look by pulling your hair back in a sleek ponytail and wearing lipstick in a coral shade.
for rehearsal dinners taking place inside someone’s home or a backyard barbecue, the dress code will be a little bit more relaxed, but jeans, flip-flops, and sneakers are not advised. wear a pencil skirt with a nicely fitted blouse that is not too tight or revealing. a strappy pair of sandals or heels would complement the outfit nicely. it’s important not to outdo the bride. avoid doing this by not over accessorizing. we suggest styling statement necklaces with a simple pair of studs or a delicate pair of earrings.
black is always a great option all year round and can be easily accessorized. bib necklaces or chandelier earrings will add some pizzazz to the overall look. style yours for evening with heeled sandals and a sleek clutch.