There is a whole lot of talk about saying yes to the dress you get married in, but it can be really difficult to find the perfect dress you want to wear for your rehearsal dinner, too! Obviously the wedding rehearsal is way less important, but it really is the first official party that kicks off your wedding weekend. It’s the ideal time to hug your closest friends and family before you say “I Do” – and whatever you choose will be the last outfit your wear before your big day! While I firmly believe there are no right or wrong options, I will say that you should feel absolutely gorgeous in whatever you pick out.
Some brides pick something to wear to their rehearsal that really sets the tone for the wedding day and feels cohesive with everything else that everyone will see that weekend. Others use it as an excuse to wear something TOTALLY different from the wedding dress they chose, because why not?! Either way, pick something that reflects your own unique personality and style. And while you definitely don’t have to wear white, I thought I’d focus on white dresses in this post because there are SO MANY pretty ones out there – and if we’re being honest, there aren’t always a lot of opportunities to wear them. This is your moment, bride! LIVE IT UP!
Cute White Dresses for Rehearsal Dinner
If you are having a summer wedding, I love the idea of wearing a simple and chic white mini dress to your rehearsal dinner. I ended up choosing something else for mine, but I loved the fit of this one so much that I kept it for my “after party” when I change out of my wedding dress. I just couldn’t part with it – especially since you could style it so many different ways. The linen fabric is really breathable, which makes it a great vacation dress, plus how cute would it be with a collared shirt over it on a cooler day? That being said, for a rehearsal dinner, I would pair this with whatever heels feel best to you. It looks cute with a sensible small stacked heel or a tall pump (these are amazing and code SARAHFLINT-BALSL will get you a discount!). You can’t go wrong!
This mini dress runs true to size -I got a size 2!
Oh how I love this dress! Full disclosure – I fell in love with this dress in the Surrey print originally but ordered it in this solid white because I thought it was more bridal. Turns out that I still love the print more (and it’s what I chose as my own rehearsal dinner dress!), so I snapped these quick pictures in the white so you could see it before I popped it back in the mail. I think this is a really great example of going with your gut and wearing what makes you happy. I absolutely LOVE the mix of conservative sleeves with a fun high slit – and who cares if I wear a print vs. plain white? No one 😜
Again, this dress runs true to size – I got a size 2!
White Lace Dress
This was the dress I bought for our original rehearsal dinner last year, so it’s unfortunately not available anymore… but that doesn’t mean there aren’t other great lace options out there! This one reminds me a lot of mine – I love all of the fun and special design details! If you’re looking for something more budget friendly, I love this $58 dress. It looks so much more expensive than that! And for something in between, this midi is a really unique take on a lace dress. How pretty would this be at a destination wedding on a beach? Swoooon!
Also, if you are a small and want to purchase this dress from me – send me an email or DM! I bought it the week before the world shut down so it just reminds me of our original wedding plans/I wanted something different, but it’s never been worn (besides trying it on and this photoshoot!). I’d love for it to go to a bride who will love wearing it! It’s so beautiful!
Looking for something a little more casual for your rehearsal dinner? This dress is so darling – and can be worn SO many different ways. I actually ordered this very similar one to try and I didn’t love it on me (runs true to size though! I got an XS), but I hear this original one has a slightly better fit. Wear it with block heels and a pretty clutch to your rehearsal dinner, and then wear it with flat sandals and a crossbody bag on vacation. So versatile!
First of all, I promise to get a better picture in this dress soon… but HOW CUTE?! This one feels perfect for any bride that wants to be a mix of classic and comfortable. The design details in the bodice are gorgeous, and I love how it brings the eye right to your waist. Plus, it’s really lightweight which makes it perfect for summer wedding events!
This dress also runs true to size – I got a size 2!
Well, I thought I had all of my bridal event dresses picked out – and then I saw an ad for this dress and I NEEDED IT 😂 I was trying to only purchase dresses I’d for sure wear again, but once I saw this dress trending, I cut myself a break. As long as it goes to another bride after me, I’m allowed to have a little fun with my dress choices! And let me tell you, this is one of my favorite cute white dresses for rehearsal dinner. It is absolutely darling in person. It’s perfect for all of the pre wedding events, from a shower (where I’m wearing it!), rehearsal dinner, or after party. I got a US4 based on their size chart and it fits great, and I love that the linen fabric is really breathable. It’s perfect for any girly girl!
What do you think of these super cure white dresses for rehearsal dinner?
There are SO MANY other great rehearsal dinner dresses out there right now, so definitely take some time to sort through all of the gorgeous options below. Whether you’re looking for a cocktail dress, long sleeve dress, or more formal dresses, I hope this helps you find something for every wedding event on your calendar!