rehearsal dinner dress

posted 2 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

You do not need to wear white!  It is not your wedding day.  The “wearing white to all wedding related events” is a fairly new thing and not one that I particularly like. 

Find a dress you already own or use it as an excuse to buy a new dress for a formal dinner that you can wear again to future dinners, events etc.  Make sure it is something you are comfortable in 🙂

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

I’m wearing my engagement photo dress. It’s pretty formal. My rehearsal dinner is going to be a bit less formal than my wedding technically in terms of the venue but the dress was not cheap so may as well wear it again.

if any bees think this is a faux pas feel free to chime in. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

You should wear whatever you want. Does not need to be white, though it can — there really are no rules. 

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper

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winencheese83 :  The dress should match the formality of the event. Unless your rehearsal dinner is black tie, the gown is indeed a faux pas. 

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oneinamillion :  Same deal. Unless your rehearsal dinner is black tie, then a cocktail dress would be most appropriate. And no, it does not have to be white.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills

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weddingmaven :  good point. Yes rehearsal dinner is definitely not black tie. My wedding isn’t even black tie required. I’m sure I can find a formal event to wear it again to eventually!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

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winencheese83 :  That color does look spectacular on you. Perhaps a cocktail dress in that color, or very similar? Just an idea:

Post # 9
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Newbee

Look for a simple silhouette that doesn’t show too much skin and isn’t too tight. 

https://www.adriannapapell.com/sequin-embroidered-mermaid-gown-with-popover-bodice-AP1E203282.html

https://www.adriannapapell.com/tulle-gown-with-all-over-romantic-floral-beading-AP1E203204.html

https://www.adriannapapell.com/lace-popover-gown-with-spaghetti-straps-AP1E202704.html

 

https://www.neimanmarcus.com/David-Meister-Fit-Flare-Floral-Print-Tea-Length-Dress/prod210420002/p.prod

 

https://www.neimanmarcus.com/Jill-Jill-Stuart-Sleeveless-Two-Tone-Crepe-Gown-Off-White-Black/prod200020339_cat35350732__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FitemId%253Dcat35350732%2526pageSize%253D29%2526No%253D0%2526Ns%253DMAX_PROMO_PRICE%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod200020339&xbcpath=cat000000_cat000001_cat58290731_cat43810733_cat35350732&cmCat=product

 

https://www.neimanmarcus.com/Rickie-Freeman-for-Teri-Jon-Floral-Jacquard-Tulle-Yoke-Cocktail-Dress/prod210470200_cat9360738__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FitemId%253Dcat9360738%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D450%2526Ns%253DMAX_PROMO_PRICE%2526refinements%253D718%252C731%252C730%252C724%252C727%252C720%252C721%252C722%252C726%252C73700044%252C73700045%252C73700046&eItemId=prod210470200&xbcpath=cat000000_cat000001_cat58290731_cat43810733_cat9360738&cmCat=product

 

https://www.neimanmarcus.com/Aidan-Mattox-V-Neck-Column-Gown-w-Pleat-Detail-/prod210460027_cat48730734__/p.prod?icid=&searchType=EndecaDrivenCat&rte=%252Fcategory.service%253FitemId%253Dcat48730734%2526pageSize%253D30%2526No%253D450%2526Ns%253DMAX_PROMO_PRICE%2526refinements%253D&eItemId=prod210460027&xbcpath=cat000000_cat000001_cat58290731_cat48730734&cmCat=product

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Holly Hedge Estate

 

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oneinamillion :  that’s gorgeous!!

 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

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oneinamillion :  I absolutely love the dress you posted! My rehearsal dinner dress was of a similar formality (ie. would describe as “fancy” cocktail if there was such a thing), I think it will look perfect 🙂 

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