Post # 1
Nordstrom Rack had a bunch of sample bridal gowns on crazy markdowns. I tried on this Nicole Miller dress, and since it fit like a satiny elastic glove, I am very tempted. Do you think it’s too much for our rehearsal dinner? It’s at a fancy restaurant, jacket required for men, but I think most of the other women are going to be wearing cocktail dresses.
Post # 3
Right now as is… I’d say it looks “Too Wedding-like”
And based on your description of the venue for the Reception Dinner too formal…
Particularly so if the other Guests will be wearing Cocktail Dresses… personally I wouldn’t want anyone to feel uncomfortable by intentionally out-dressing them / over-dressing as the Honoured Guest that you and your Hubby will be.
(Might make a good Wedding Reception Gown tho if you are tempted to do that)
OR if you are willing to cut it… it could work as a shorter length cocktail dress for the Rehersal Dinner.
Hope this helps,
Post # 4
Way too much. It is an actual wedding dress
Post # 5
Cute wedding reception dress like pp said, I think is way too much of bridal look for a rehearsal dinner.
Post # 6
It looks great on you! If you shortened it then it could be really cute. And in a different colour I’d say go for it. But as PPs have said, I think it’s a little too close to bridal.
Post # 7
I think you should wear it. When will you ever get another chance to go all out.
It’s beautiful and with your rehearsal dinner being at a fancy resturant I think you could get away with wearing it:)))
Post # 8
@drlolaz: My first thought was, yes. Then I thought, to hell with that – you’re the bride, you can wear whatever you like! I would however, wear coloured accessories – shoes, a belt, statement necklace etc.
The only reason I wouldn’t wear it, is if it’s anything like you’re wedding dress.
Post # 9
@This Time Round:
A beautiful dress – to take some of the “bridal” look away I’d cut it to a shorter length and pair it with some fun shoes and a small matching purse or clutch and it will still show you as the co-guest of honor (with your fiance) without looking like getting dressed a day ahead of time for your wedding.
But it is your wedding rehearsal – enjoy it!!!!
Post # 10
I agree with the previous posters. Wearing a cute white dress is fine, but not one that can be mistaken for a wedding gown (well it is one so it technically wouldn’t be a mistake…haha)
Post # 11
Fancy restaurant, jackets required… sure. Go for it! Maybe it wont be so wedding dress like if you have the train cut?
Post # 12
I wouldn’t waear that for a rehearsal dinner. go in a nice colourful cocktai ldress I would say You will have the change to wear this dress in another more appropiate event (your wedding maybe? 🙂 )
Post # 13
It looks more like a reception dress to me than a rehearsal dinner dress.
Post # 14
@drlolaz: looks great on you!! I would just shorten it 🙂