Thursday, February 17, 2011

What to Wear - Rehearsal Dinner

Wedding season will be here before we know it, and I've done several posts about what to wear to ceremonies throughout the year and at different times of day (here, here and here) but I haven't ever put together options for rehearsal dinner outfits.

This topic is especially timely for me since I'm matron of honor for my sister in two weeks, and also in my sister in law's wedding in April.  I have lots of dresses in my closet, but I don't want to look like I'm going to work or like I'm (over)dressing for the reception.

Here are some Polyvore outfits that I assembled for the occasion:

Casual BBQ
When the wedding rehearsal is early in the evening and the dinner at a casual restaurant or someone's house, there's no need to get really dressed up.  Dark denim trouser jeans and a dressy top and wedges is perfectly appropriate (in Texas anyway) as are a cotton dress and embellished sandals.  You'll look like you put thought into the occasion but not overdressed.

Family Dinner
For events where the bride or/and groom's family is hosting the wedding party at a fairly nice restaurant, a non-revealing dress in a fun print will be appropriate and look nice in all of the wedding party photos that will start now and continue for the next 24 hours.  Make sure there's no cleavage hanging out since these photos will be around forever and Grandma will be in attendance.

 In all cases, comfortable shoes are a must since wedding rehearsals involve lots of standing around walking up and down an aisle.  Now if you'll excuse me, I'll be searching for my own leopard print minidress.


  1. is it possible to find out where all these dresses/outfits are coming from???

  2. I put the outfits together on Polyvore, where there's a massive library of clothing photos, so a lot of the items aren't available anymore. I'll go back and add links to any of the items that are still for sale. Are you liking any item in particular? If so, I can try to find something similar.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Haley, you should come to LA & go shopping with (for?) me!!

  4. Beautiful your dress for dinner. fantastic this post and nice details shared in the post . i like that and thanks



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