The rehearsal dinner is a perfect time to take a deep breath, relax, and enjoy being with your friends and family. Whether it’s a formal rehearsal dinner or a laid back event, this is really when you can mingle and chat with the attendees since on the actual wedding day you will be shared with all the guests. As with your wedding day, you want to look your best. We’re here to help you choose a great rehearsal dinner dress.

What should you wear for your rehearsal dinner?

When it comes to picking the perfect outfit, you’ll want to wear something that fits within your rehearsal dinner location, but also shows off your personality. No matter what you choose, feeling amazing in your outfit is key. When you are in love with what you are wearing you’ll stand up a little straighter and smile a little brighter!

Little White Dress

A lot of brides use the rehearsal dinner as an opportunity to wear a little white dress (a pre-cursor to the next day). You could choose a look that plays off an element of your wedding gown – like the neckline, for example – or just go with a little white dress that speaks to your personal style. We love these looks especially the third style by Mamie & James, our current trunk show. In fact, we’re giving away a Mamie & James LWD! Sign up here.

Little White Dress

DVF Zarita Lace Dress | paper crown Cabrillo Dress | Mamie + James Belle No. 13 Dress

Glamorous Sequin Looks

Your rehearsal dinner is a very special night so even if you’re doing a low-key dinner, it’s OK for the bride to glam up a bit. Stand out with a bit of sparkle like in these looks.

Sequin dresses

Donna Karen Modern Icons Dress | Alice + Olivia Pammy Dress | Mamie + James Prim & Proper Crop Top

Pretty in Pastels

Pastels are a great way to wear color if the bold look is not for you. Since many brides choose pastels for their bridesmaids, be careful to choose a rehearsal dinner dress that’s clearly different from the bridesmaid dresses.

Pastel party dresses

Mamie + James Coquette No.6 Dress | BCBGMaxazria Maud Lace Dress | Asos 50’s Midi Dress

What look would you choose for your rehearsal dinner? Let us know in the comments below. And don’t forget to enter for a chance to win the little white dress from the Mamie and James collection. We’re drawing the winner after May 5, 2014 so enter soon!

xo,

Brideside

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