(Closed) Can guests wear jeans to rehearsal dinner?

posted 6 years ago in Etiquette
Post # 3
3175 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Personally, I would probably dress up more. 

Post # 4
532 posts
Busy bee

Personally, I would dress up more. I think jeans are a little too casual.

Post # 5
4582 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I’ve been to a couple of RDs and I wore a comfy but cute dress to one and a nice tee and khakis to another. I wouldn’t wear jeans, personally. 

Post # 6
599 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Like PP’s have said, I would dress up a little more. Smart black jeans with heels might be ok but definitely not blue demin – in my opinion.

Post # 7
3569 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I think jeans are fine normally, but most steakhouses tend to be a bit more formal so even the staff will be wearing dress pants, ties, etrc. So I would dress up.

Post # 8
13248 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would dress up more than just jeans.  Maybe wear jeans in the car while you drive and then change at the last rest stop before you get there, so you’re comfortable for most of the trip but still look nice for the rehersal dinner!

Post # 10
1361 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You should dress up more. 

Post # 11
2699 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I wouldn’t ever wear jeans and I’d probably be quite annoyed if someone came to my wedding in a pair. I wear jeans to the supermarket…I just think there should be more effort made for a wedding….

Post # 12
8600 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

Honestly before I came to the bee I had no idea people dressed up so much for the rehearsal dinner. We’ve always just worn nice normal clothes at the weddings I’ve been at lol.

Post # 13
6830 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

It depends how fancy the seafood/steakhouse is. If say like Red Lobster go for the jeans, if something along the lines of fancier then yeah dress up. Personally I would wear jeans…

Post # 14
2702 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think if you wore a dark wash with a nice sweater wouldn’t look bad at all. Just like sassygrn said, if it’s that kind of restaurant that’s fine.

Post # 15
16195 posts
Honey Beekeeper

Is the rehearsal immediately before the dinner? Is the rehearsal in a church? That makes a difference, too.

Post # 16
412 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would ask the bride and groom. See what their preference is. You just wouldn’t want to show up in jeans if everyone else is going to be dressed up.

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