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Of course, you want to look like a total ten at all of your pre-wedding parties. If you’re struggling when it comes to choosing a wedding rehearsal dinner look, we’ve got your back. From how much you should spend to what sort of style to choose, this is everything you need to keep in mind while shopping. Follow these tips and you’re guaranteed to nail your ensemble.

Here’s what to wear to your wedding rehearsal dinner.

Pay attention to price

Your wedding is one expensive event, and you don’t want your wedding rehearsal dinner look to push you beyond your budget. Before you head out to the shops, do a bit of math and sort out exactly what you can spend. Keep in mind that this outfit doesn’t need to be pricey, high street shops like Topshop and Zara may have just what you’ve been dreaming of.

Shop your own closet

If you’re a bride on a budget, shop your own closet instead of hitting the stores. There’s a good chance you’ve got a hidden gem hiding behind your everyday ensembles. Remember, you can totally be an outfit repeater for this event - no one will judge you, we promise!

Make comfort a priority

There’s a good chance you’ll be spending the majority of your wedding day in something that’s more stylish than comfortable, so skip the corset and bustle for your pre-party and opt for a less restrictive silhouette. A flowy boho number can look just as stylish as a figure hugging gown.

Play off your venue

Now, this isn’t mandatory, but it can steer you in the right direction if you don’t know what to wear. For example, if you’re hosting your wedding rehearsal dinner in an upscale restaurant, you may want to go for a fancier look. On the other hand, if you’re having a backyard BBQ, you should probably err on the more casual side and sport something a little more laid back (who says you can’t wear jeans and a t-shirt to your wedding rehearsal dinner?!).

You don’t have to stick to the status quo

Many brides choose to wear a white dress to their wedding rehearsal dinner, but you definitely don’t have to. If you feel more comfortable in a floral jumpsuit, tuxedo-style ensemble or LBD, go for it! You’re the guest of honour, so there’s really no such thing as being over or under dressed for the occasion.

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