Rehearsal dinners are usually held the day before a wedding as a way of getting the wedding party together ahead of the big day. They are a great way to unwind and for the bride and groom to thank everyone who has helped to the wedding, but what do you wear to a rehearsal dinner? Here’s our guide to getting your look just right for the night before the big day.
The first thing to do is check your invitation for a dress code. Here are four of the main categories you may come across and what they mean:
White Tie/Black Tie
This is the most formal option. Men should wear a tuxedo, and women either a cocktail dress or evening gown. Make the most of the opportunity for some full out glamor!
It’s not often you get the chance to wear a full length evening gown, so make the most of it! This vintage 50s ball dress is perfect for a sophistictaed evening look when teamed with rhinestone accessories like this cute fish necklace and some diamante heels.
Formal/Black Tie Optional
Men should wear a suit and tie for a formal event, and women can wear either a suit, a cocktail dress or any other tailored smart dress.
Don’t forget you can dress up any smart dress with some fabulous accessories. This 1960s flapper-style dress doesn’t need any extra embellishment, but add an amazing clutch Bag and some elegant shoes and you’ll look fabulous!
You might think casual means that anything goes, but even if the rehearsal dinner is a BBQ in somebody’s garden you might be pushing it to turn up in cut-off shorts. Jeans should be fine, as are sundresses and tailored shorts.
Don’t forget – if in doubt then give the bride or groom a call and ask!Read More