Post # 1
I feel stupid asking this but what is a rehearsal dinner dress? I see a lot of posts about rehearsal dinner dresses. I didn’t realize it was such a formal occasion that you had to buy a special dress. I’m attending one soon and now I’m questioning if I can still wear just dress pants or a sundress or do I have to go out and buy a fancier dress?
Post # 3
I think it depends on your rehearsal dinner. If it’s casual, a sun dress or pants would be fine. Heck, even jeans would be acceptable. If you are doing a bit more fancy dinner, I would dress up a bit more.
Post # 4
I think brides just like to dress up for their rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. It depends on the wedding how formal the dinner actually is, but as I bride I will likely buy a simple dress just for that occation, because it is special for me.
Post # 5
@Aquaria: It’s up to you! Also, consider your rehearsal dinner venue and if you already own something appropriate to wear. There’s no rule that says you must purchase a new dress but, hey, I’m always open to any excuse to buy a new dress, lol. 😉
And there are no ignorant questions!
Post # 6
@Aquaria: the rehearsal dinner dress is for the bride at her rehearsal dinner, not the guests. It doesn’t have to be formal. Some brides like to have a white dress to stand out at the bride, others just want an excuse to buy a new dress 🙂
ETA: if you are the guest (it sounds like you are) a sundress is fine. Basically whatever you’d wear the restaurant it’s being held at On a normal day.
Post # 7
You don’t have to buy a rehearsal dinner dress, but a lot of brides like to. My rehearsal is going to be an informal cookout on our patio, so I’ll be wearing a nice sun dress or something more casual. But other brides I know have their rehearsals at really nice restaurants and people will dress up a little more.
Post # 8
It depends on where your rehearsal dinner is being hosted. We’re having ours at a gastropub, so I’m going with a dressier sundress. If we had it somewhere more upscale/formal, I’d wear something appropriate for that location.