What to Wear to Your Rehearsal Dinner for the Bride to Be

You’ve been planning the wedding of your dreams for a year or more, and you’re finally ready to get to the fun part – WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO WEAR FOR YOUR WEDDING WEEKEND! All eyes are on you, which means you need to secure the best of the best white outfits for every event leading up to the wedding , including the rehearsal dinner dress. There are many different styles you can go for when it comes to the rehearsal, so I broke down a few of my faves, ranging from classic, elegant rehearsal dinner dresses, to beach-chic rehearsal dinner dresses that will take you right on through to the beachy destination wedding welcome party. Here are my favorite looks for a bride-to-be at the rehearsal dinner!

ELLIATT Pilar Maxi Dress in Ivory

The Lally Dress in White this one is a splurge but I love this designer

  pair it with this choker – which I wore on my rehearsal dinner (below!)

My dress is sold out now but similar is available here, here and here.

This is the white bride dress that I wore to my rehearsal dinner in Maui! I paired it with this choker from Cult Gaia that I’m obsessed with. I’m wearing size small in the dress. The choker is adjustable! 

My friend @morganmariejones just wore this STUNNING blue dress to her rehearsal dinner (her something blue) and I absolutely love this idea. The bride doesn’t always have to wear white – you can stand out by wearing the most beautiful blue dress (or some other color)

Other white bridal looks I love for a rehearsal dinner:

  Image 1 of A.L.C. Aries Dress in Whisper White Shona Joy La Lune Flared Sleeve Open Back Maxi Dress in Cream

Loving With You White Embroidered Tiered Strapless Midi DressSAU LEE Hailey Gown in Ivory Yolanda Off-The-Shoulder Feather Minidress

This dress is gorgeous and under $100

Bronx and Banco Bedouin Mini Dress in White SOLACE London Lenna Midi Dress in Winter White

Katie May Pretty Bird Dress in Ivory

Natalie Rolt Effie Mini Dress in White I'll Love You Forever White Strapless Maxi DressJONATHAN SIMKHAI Selena Compact Cut Out Dress in White

  V. Chapman Praline Mini Dress in WhiteBronx and Banco Mademoiselle Bridal Midi Dress in White

Lovers + Friends This Is It Gown in Ivory

The Bruna Dress in Cream


Power of Love White Strapless Jumpsuit



Lele Sadoughi Drop Hoop Freshwater Pearl Earrings in PearlLele Sadoughi Crystal Lily Earrings

or alternatively, these more affordable ones here

Ettika Double Drop Earrings in Gold & PearlSHASHI Jadore Drop Earring in Gold

8 Other Reasons Daisy Hoops in GoldJennifer Behr Constance Dangle Earring in PearlEttika Rhinestone Waterfall Earring in Gold


Lele Sadoughi Crystal Bubble Drop Earrings in Crystal


  Amanda Uprichard Mckinnon Dress in White


C/MEO Willing Gown in IvoryCinq a Sept Soleil Dress in IvoryBardot Paris Lace Dress in Ivory

Endless Summer Berri Dress in WhiteNBD Nicolina Gown in White

I’m always a fan of Jay Godfrey and their chic dresses, and this simple, strapless knee-length dress would be perfect for a rehearsal dinner!

Jay Godfrey Elsie Gown in Diamond WhiteAlice + Olivia Lita Cowl Shift Dress in Off White

This one is the perfect option for a fall or winter rehearsal dress!

.   NBD Madison Mini Dress in Star WhiteCinq a Sept Dakota Dress in IvoryV. Chapman Lily Dress in White

BEC&BRIDGE Kat Cowl Midi Dress in Sand MAJORELLE Royal Daydream Gown in IvoryAmanda Uprichard Kimmie Dress in Ivory

Jay Godfrey Soori Dress in Light Ivory

superdown Suri Sleeveless Mini Dress in White Lovers + Friends Tilly Midi Dress in White

Rehearsal Dinner dresses under $100

The best shoes for your rehearsal dinner

Frontline 105 - White Patent

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. 

PRADA Wedge Sandal, Main, color, WHITE

These Prada wedges are an effortlessly chic choice for a rehearsal dinner, or make for beautiful high-end bridal shoes.

Alexandre Birman Clarita Sandal in White Yaro Ankle Strap Sandal, Main, color, BRIGHT WHITE LEATHER Rumor Sandal, Main, color, WHITE SNAKE PRINT 'Gayle' Pointy Toe Pump, Main, color, PLATINUM/ WHITE LEATHER

 Avani City Sandal, Main, color, OPTIC WHITE LEATHER

I always love Cole Haan’s super-soft leather sandals, and these ones are just amazing. They’re $150 on Nordstrom

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