(Closed) Can I be overdressed for my rehersal dinner?

posted 8 years ago in Dress
  • poll:
    Go ahead and wear the fabulous dress. You're the bride, and it's fine to be more dressed up! : (46 votes)
    50 %
    Don't wear it. It will be weird/make your guests feel out of place to be casual when you're fancy : (26 votes)
    28 %
    Buy the e-bay dress! I've gotten knock offs from Asia through them before and it's fine and safe : (7 votes)
    8 %
    Don't buy it off e-bay! The quality will suck/its morally wrong/pirates will steal your identity : (13 votes)
    14 %
  • Post # 3
    3762 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    That is a really tough call.  I would kinda say that you don’t want to make your guests feel uncomfortable if you are super dressed up but it is your day and you should kinda be seen.  Can you post a picture of the dress?

    Post # 5
    4001 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Oh that IS cute.  But I probably wouldn’t buy it.  I am so reluctant to buy anything from overseas, for a number of reasons.  Barring any crazy stuff like sweat shops or illegal stuff, still, if the event is really casual, you should probably be casual too.  I am also really sensitive to spending more money than needed (probably because I’m so broke I want to cry lol).  But if you insist on having the dress, can you wear it as the ‘going off’ dress?  If you’re leaving the reception to go wherever else, you can change into it right before you go, it would be a cool photo opp. 

    Post # 6
    2066 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I plan on being over dressed for my rehersal dinner.  I figure I’m the bride and I should be dressed nicely and if I happen to be overdressed, no big deal.

    I probably wouldn’t buy a dress on ebay from Hong Kong, but that is just me. 

    Good luck!

    Post # 7
    677 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2009

    Its so cute! Can you get it in another color? Maybe it will look more casual then?

    A friend of mine last year ordered her dress from someone in HK via ebay last year, sent in her measurements, it was complete lace, sweetheart neckline, strapless and a train and it was STUNNING. Also? Just $160. I say go for it!

    Post # 8
    6572 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 2010

    i was more dressed up than my guests. it was at my inlaw’s house, we told everyone jeans, but there was no way i was wearing jeans to my rd! i wore a sun dress. as long as your comfortable, that’s all that matters.

    Post # 9
    494 posts
    Helper bee

    I just have to say that I love that dress. I would totally wear it to a pizza parlor. lol. You are the bride so you are allowed to dress up more than everybody else. As far as ordering from Hong Kong, I would check their ebay feedback and if it is good then I would think you will be okay.

    Post # 10
    650 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    i would do it- its your day! you only get to do it once, so why not? just be careful with the hong kong thing…. my friend ordered stuff from China and it was such poor quality and didnt look like the pictures at all….. that being said it wasnt off ebay though… pretty sure ebay is pretty good about stuff like that and prob mnore legit to go trhough.

    Post # 11
    1154 posts
    Bumble bee

    Buy it and wear it!  It’s cheap and gorgeous.  But not sure about the rehearsal dinner.  How about to the bachelorette?  Or the honeymoon romantic dinner?  Or somewhere else fun?

    Post # 12
    436 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2009

    Can you wear it to your bachelorette party?  A friend wore a white dress to her bach party and all the girls wore black dresses.

    Post # 13
    6 posts
    • Wedding: July 2010

    Wow, that’s a really cute dress. I think you should go for it. You’re the bride anyway and maybe you want to practice walking down the isle in a white dress. 😛 I don’t think any of your guests will feel uncomfortable because of it.

    Post # 14
    219 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    Love it! And I’m totally going to be dressed up for anything and everything that involves the wedding and Fiance will be in jeans and a tshirt and sneakers! LOL

    Post # 15
    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Our rehearsal dinner is cocktail attire at a really nice restaurant and I’m wearing a romona keveza mermaid gown in light pink (I got for 85% off from a salon that was closing). I will clearly be the only person in a gown. But whatever! So you have my vote for dressing up!

    Buying from the seller on ebay, however, hmmm. Hard to say. Maybe keep looking to see if you can find something more legit (like someone selling their prom dress?). Good luck!

    Post # 16
    2767 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    I like the dress.  Maybe you could tell your bridesmaids and other female members of your family to wear dresses too.  I wore a dress to my rehearsal dinner.  So did a lot of other people.  But then I also had a Bridesmaid or Best Man who wore jeans and a t-shirt.  And some other family members who were wearing jeans and screen printed t-shirts.  So we definitely had all ranges of the spectrum.  I think you are the bride, and if anyone can be dressed up it’s you!  Dressing up made me feel great on my rehearsal dinner and got me excited for the whole weekend.


    As for getting a dress from ebay, I don’t know how that would go.  How are the seller’s ratings?  That’s what I would look at to determine if it would be a safe route.

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