The Perfect White Dresses & Outfits Every Bride-to-Be Needs for Every Event Leading Up to the Wedding
If you have a wedding coming up, you just need one white wedding dress, right? Ha! Good one. Every bride-to-be knows that a huge part of the fun of being engaged is all of the events leading up to the wedding, like engagement parties, bridal showers, bachelorette parties, and rehearsal dinners. All during which you’re expected to shine in yet another chic all-white outfit or little white dress. And these days, with instagram and social media, you wouldn’t be caught dead in the same dress or jumpsuit twice, so what the heck should you wear to all of these different events?
Wearing white is a great way to stand out at all your different wedding events. Ever since I got engaged recently, I’ve been scouring all of my favorite clothing brands for the absolute best bridal outfit ideas for all of my wedding events, and I have been shocked at how hard it is to find the perfect white outfits for each event! So I’ve rounded up some of my favorite outfit ideas for every wedding-related event you have coming up, from the bridal shower to the bachelorette party, so you can stand out and glow while celebrating your engagement!!!
What should you wear as the bride for a bridal shower? Your bridal shower is likely to be during the daytime, so a pretty and classy white daytime dress is best. These are some of my favorite picks for the bride to wear to her bridal shower.
bride-to-be white dresses & jumpsuits:
how cute is this dress? It’s a little pricey but I see it as a perfect honeymoon dress too so WIN WIN!!!
How to dress for your bachelorette party totally depends where your bachelorette party is (if you need ideas, check out my post on The Best Bachelorette Party Destinations here), but chances are you’re going to want a mix of some show-stopping nighttime looks, and some great white onepieces and bikinis. Here are my favorite bachelorette party looks for the bride.
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Affordable alternatives for bachelorette party white dresses under $100:
Love a chic, simple embroidered bride dad hat to go with your bride-to-be flying outfit like this one.
Bachelorette Party Swimwear
If you’re going somewhere tropical for your bachelorette party, you’re going to want to stock up on some beautiful white swimsuits. These are my favorite picks for swimsuits for brides at bachelorette parties:
How cute is this cover up? On huge sale right now!
Love the idea of having everyone wear cheetah print an the bride wear a white snow leopard bikini!
also obsessed with this cover up for a bride-to-be!
Engagement Photo Outfits
I love a bold color like pink or red for an engagement photo because it really POPS, but if you’re looking for a subtler look, you can’t go wrong with white or light blue, or a light floral. This goes-with-any-backdrop white dress and stunning flowy blue dress for an engagement photoshoot would be absolutely perfect.
Engagement party dresses
The engagement party is likely much more casual than the wedding, and they’re usually day-to-night parties, meaning you’ll need a great casual-yet-elegant dress to take the party right through sunset. Here are some of my favorite looks for brides-to-be for their engagement party.
cute white engagement party dresses for the bride-to-be:
Rehearsal Dinner Dresses
It’s the night before your wedding – and all eyes are on you! You are going to want to GLOW in a beautiful, elegant white dress. Here are some of the absolute best looks for a bride-to-be for her rehearsal dinner.
Affordable alternatives for a rehearsal dinner bride dress: white dresses under $100:
Wedding Day Getting Ready Outfits
And of course a Kenny Flowers bridal lace kimono on top!
PS – check out out this post on what kimonos to get your bridesmaids for getting ready
Bride-to-Be Jewelry & Accessories
The cutest bride-to-be accessories for the wedding weekend, or any wedding-related events before
or alternatively, these more affordable ones here
How cute are these Keds x Kate Spade!! The perfect shoes for a wedding after party!
I’m obsessed with Tamara Mellon heels – ever since Oprah dubbed them the comfiest heels on the planet! I can’t help but agree, and these chic white ones are just perfect for any bridal events.
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Can’t wait to see you all rocking your engagement parties, bachelorette parties and more in these stunning bridal looks!!! If you wear one of the dresses I recommended, tag me on Insta!! I’d love to see!!! <3
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