Why, hello Wednesday. You are looking pretty good today. Have you lost weight? New hair cut? Not sure what you’ve done but you are looking FINNNEE. I have ONE MORE DAY until the weekend and I’m barely holding on. So Wednesday, be kind to me okay?
Let’s talk for a minute about rehearsal dinner attire. I may be old-fashioned, but I believe a rehearsal dinner is a very special event. I don’t care if you host it at the Ritz Carlton or a trailer park, the event itself is a very big deal. It’s the night before your wedding, for petes sake! It’s the night before the madness, the last night you are an I instead of a we, the last night (many of us) are known as the name we’ve grown up with. Plus, it’s time you get to really spent with your bridal party uninterrupted with the craze of the actual wedding day. You get to talk to some of your guests and laugh with your husband. Honestly, I loved every second of our rehearsal dinner for that very reason. However, through the blog world, I’ve learned that some people just don’t care about rehearsals or dinners. They serve the purpose of purely being time to practice and that’s it. They don’t host a dinner or dress up, they just run through the motions. Although I don’t agree with this, to each their own. All I know is that it was a very special event TO ME and I wanted to frame the event accordingly, attire wise. I even remember talking on the phone with my mom a few days before, saying “please tell everyone not to wear jeans, to dress nicely.” and my mom going “well, duh! It’s a rehearsal dinner, who would wear jeans?” Maybe it’s just my family and how I presented the rehearsal dinner’s formality, but almost everyone showed up looking dapper.
My ladies looking gorgeous!
This might just be me, but I don’t understand how people can not see the importance of this event and dress appropriately?
Hopefully I didn’t ruffle too many feathers. If you disagree with that statement, I will argue that you won’t disagree with these AMAZING potential rehearsal dresses I found in Banana Republic’s incredible Mad Man inspired collection. Although they have a similar collection each fall, they really knocked it out of the park this year. I’m swooning over the dresses below.
and my favorite, of all time, because I’m absolutely obsessed with lace:
I may or may not have a virtual shopping bag filled to the brim with these incredible pieces. Although I have no more rehearsal dinners of my own to attend, the little white lace number would be trendy paired with some knee-length tan boots and a long cardi, don’t you think? Maybe even a summer scarf? My blood pressure is rising and I’m like giggling over here. My coworkers must think I’m NUTS.
What’s your view on rehearsal dinners? Important events that require a dress code or super casual dinners, if that?