5 Wedding Rehearsal Outfits To Fit Your Formality


As my wedding day gets closer and closer (yay!), I keep having to slow down and think of all the things that come before the wedding. One of those things is the rehearsal dinner. Some people don’t have rehearsal dinners anymore, and if it’s not necessary, I totally endorse skipping it, but in my case I AM having one. Which means I get to think about what I’m going to wear to the rehearsal dinner.

I ended up getting a probably-too-formal dress on a great sale that I couldn’t pass up. I mean, I’ll look like a queen at the dinner, but I’m sure there might have been something more appropriate for the formality of the event (aka it’ll be pretty casual). Anyway, thinking about my own rehearsal and dinner, got me thinking about all the great options that a bride could wear on the day before her big day.

Pretty And Simple:

my fav

I love, love, love this outfit. It is so simple, yet sophisticated. The blending of neutral tones pulls all the separate components together. Ultimately, the simplicity of this outfit makes it a great choice for so many different levels of formality, anything, from just-more-than-jeans to less than super-formal.

WAYF Midi Dress (Nordstrom $41)

Joie Ankle Wrap Pumps (Shopbop $161)

Abbie Envelope Crossbody (Anthropologie $48)


Relaxed and Ready:

laid back

Planning something nice, but super casual for your rehearsal dinner? This might be your go-to. The long flowy dress will look great eating pizza, the sandals provide easy comfort in even outdoor settings, and the cute tote will fit in anywhere.

Nine West Chiffon Embellished Maxi Dress (Macy’s $89)

Seychelles Lace-Up Sandal (Gilt $59)

Steve Madden Linen Tassel Tote (Nordstrom $90)


Feisty and Formal:

long formal

For the bride who is going full-out for her rehearsal dinner, this outfit has an extra layer of sophistication. The full length gown pairs perfectly with classy black heals and simple, neutral cross-body.

Calvin Klein Crepe Cold-Shoulder Gown (Macy’s $119)

Cape Robbin Braided Sandal (Nordstrom Rack $27)

French Connection Small Crossbody (Gilt $50)


Boho Beauty:

anthro dress

Wanting to look go-with-the-flow but still put together? Then this above-the-knee, loose dress, flower patterned espadrille wedges, and neutral tote is for you. You’ll look like you’re floating on a cloud throughout the entire rehearsal.

Talana Dress (Anthropologie $148)

Nell Embroidered Espadrille Wedges (Lulus $47)

Giani Bernini Leather Zip Satchel (Macy’s $108)


Lady And The Lace:


This get-up is a step closer to the formal side. The cute lace pattern keeps this look on the fancy side. It goes beautifully with a simple black clutch and nude wedges. This neutral ensemble is like a little preview to the glowing bride you’ll be the next day.

Free People Lace Dress (Nordstrom Rack $45)

Jessica Simpson Sherron Sandal (Nordstrom $79)

Black Tassel Clutch (Lulus $39)


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