24 Wedding Guest Dresses to Shop for a Rehearsal Dinner (2023)

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24 Wedding Guest Dresses to Shop for a Rehearsal Dinner (2)

Before you're asked to celebrate a couple on their big day, you may be invited to a rehearsal dinner. This event is a smaller-scale celebration between the couple, the bridal parties, and close family and friends, usually taking place the evening before the wedding. And while this event may not be as formal as the actual wedding, it’s a memorable night and provides an opportunity for everyone to get to know each other more. Naturally, you can expect a lot of pictures to be taken, so of course, you’ll want to be sure you’re properly dressed for the occasion!

If you’re unsure of what to wear, there are a few aspects to consider when deciding on a look. To start, you’ll want to factor in the location, the time of day, and the season. Once you have those details ironed out, you may have a clearer idea of the type of outfit you should sport. Also, if there's no explicit dress code listed on the invite, it’s safe to default to semi-formal or cocktail attire. As the saying goes, it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed.

At the same time, you may want to avoid anything outrageously embellished or sequined, and anything overly sexy. The rehearsal dinner is an intimate occasion, and the couple should be the center of attention. That’s not to say you can’t have some fun with your look, though! Just use your best judgment, and wear what you feel most confident and comfortable in.

What to Wear to a Rehearsal Dinner as a Guest

So ahead, read on for the best wedding guest dresses to wear to a rehearsal dinner, available to shop now.

Best Mini:ASTR The Label Satin Strong Shoulder Mini Dress

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Size: XS-XL | Materials: Polyester | Length: Mini

This mini dress can work for a semi-formal dress code, even with a shorter hemline. The padded shoulders are a fashion-forward touch, and the under-$100 price tag is hard to pass up.

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For a Summer Evening:Reformation Besse Dress

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Size: 0-12 | Materials: Viscose | Length: Midi

We love this midi-length dress from Reformation for an outdoor summer rehearsal dinner. The lightweight, viscose material will keep you cool no matter the humidity or temperature.

Best Lace Detailing:Reformation Provence Dress

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Size: XS-XL | Materials: Silk | Length: Midi

Lace is a romantic material that adds to any dress. Here, it’s used to create the tasteful cutouts on this midi, which comes in an array of colors.

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For a Destination Wedding:Cinq a Sept Wildflower Elise Dress

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Size: 00-14 | Materials: Silk | Length: Ankle-length

This fun, floral dress is perfect for a rehearsal dinner set in a tropical location. It’s the ideal balance between semi-formal and beachy.

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Size: XS-XL | Materials: Viscose | Length: Ankle-length

Knit is a comfortable-focused fabric that can also look luxe, and this maxi dress confirms it. This look features a scoop neckline and is partially lined.

Most Versatile:Something Navy Lurex Striped Reversible Dress

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Size: XXS-XXL | Materials: Viscose, acrylic, wool, polyamide, polyester | Length: Floor-length

This 70’s-esque dress from Something Navy can be worn two different ways: As a V-neck with a keyhole cut-out and as a high neckline. It’s ideal for those looking for a go-to dress for wedding season.

Best Bright Hue:Amanda Uprichard Morrison Dress

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Size: XS-L | Materials: Polyester | Length: Midi

Add a pop of color to the evening with this bubblegum pink midi dress from Amanda Uprichard. Keep your accessories simple and style with nude heels and gold jewelry.

Best Two-Piece:Reformation Carrie Two-Piece Set

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Size: 0-12 | Materials: Silk | Length: Midi

Two-piece sets are an excellent option for the rehearsal dinner, especially this one from Reformation. The relaxed-fitted skirt features a cinched waist with pockets, while the top is a cropped style.

Most Classic:ba&sh Ninon Midi Dress

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Size: XS-L | Materials: Viscose | Length: Midi

Sometimes less is more, as proven with this sleek cherry-colored midi dress. For a sweet touch, the open-back ties into a silky bow.

Most Whimsical:Saloni Jamie Dress

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Size: UK4-16 | Materials: Viscose | Length: Midi

Show off your style in this playful midi dress from Saloni. The bodice features the brand's iconic bow detailing, while the silhouette stays more on the conservative side.

Best Budget Option:Little Mistress Midi Dress

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Size: 14-24 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Midi

Expect shocked faces when you reveal that this number from ASOS is under-$80. The sophisticated silhouette and the stunning teal hue make this dress a showstopper that won’t break the bank.

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Best Slip Dress:Free People Night Owl Slip Dress

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Size: XS-XL | Materials: Viscose | Length: Midi

You can never go wrong with a classic slip dress. This satin-effect number from Free People comes in a beautiful cider hue that’s perfect for a crisp fall evening.

Best High-Low Option:Petal + Pup Mariana High Low Dress

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Size: XS-XL | Materials: Polyester | Length: High-low

High-low dresses are a go-to for semi-formal occasions, as it’s a great balance between dressy casual and formal. This particular navy shade is versatile and will stun at any rehearsal dinner, no matter the season.

Most Boho-Chic:House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Edessa Maxi Dress

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Size: XXS-XL | Materials: Viscose | Length: Maxi

House of Harlow x Revolve's Edessa dress encompasses semi-formal, boho-chic to a "T". Style your look with loose waves and gold hoops.

Best Florals:AllSaints Alexia Floral Print Ruched Midi Dress

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Size: 0-10 | Materials: Viscose, silk | Length: Midi

Fall for this floral midi dress from AllSaints. The ruched bodice and asymmetrical hemline will turn heads without taking any attention off the couple.

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Most Chic:Guapa One-Shoulder Mini Dress

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Size: 00-26 | Materials: Polyester | Length: Mini

We can’t take our eyes off this one-shoulder mini dress, which features an asymmetrical hemline and a metallic finish. It’s an incredibly chic look, plus the pullover style makes it easy to wear.

Best Cut-Outs:Bec and Bridge Dilkon Maxi Dress

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Size: 6-16 | Materials: Polyester, elastane | Length: Maxi

Cut-out dresses aren’t going anywhere soon, and this eye-catching number, from Bec and Bridge, features asymmetrical detailing and ruching. It’s so on-trend that even Gigi Hadid was recently seen sporting the look.

For a Spring Evening:Show Me Your Mumu Reese Ruffle Dress

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Size: XXS-XXL | Materials: Polyester | Length: Ankle-length

The pastel colors in this spring dress make for an elegant, early evening ensemble. Style with strappy heels and a blush-colored clutch to complete the look.

Most Unique:Mestiza Floral Mini Dress

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Size: XXS-XXL | Materials: Polyester | Length: Midi

This mini dress makes a statement without being overly flashy. The delicate 3D flower embellishments add a unique touch to this trendy shift dress.

Size: 10-24 | Materials: Viscose | Length: Maxi

The wrap dress is a classic silhouette that will never go out of style, as it is universally flattering on almost any body type. This maxi option from Adorne features a pink floral pattern that blends nicely with the black for an evening look.

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Best Tiered Dress:Ganni Smocked Tiered Georgette Dress

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Size: 0-12 | Materials: Recycled polyester | Length: Midi

For a more casual rehearsal dinner, we suggest opting for this tiered midi dress from Ganni. It’s made entirely from recycled polyester, so it’s definitely a purchase you can feel good about making.

Best Sleeves:& Other Stories Fitted Puff Sleeve Midi Dress

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Size: 0-12 | Materials: Linen, rayon, lyocell | Length: Midi

What can we say, we love a puff sleeve and especially love this option from & Other Stories! This fitted midi features a subtle puff with a square neckline and a wrap-style skirt.

Most Effortless:Ulla Johnson Alma Asymmetric Silk Twill Dress

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Size: 000-16 | Materials: Silk | Length: Ankle-length

This effortlessly chic dress from Ulla Johnson is one you’ll want to reach for again and again. It’s an investment piece that is well worth the price tag.

Most Trendy:Norma Kamali Diana Dress

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Size: XS-XL | Materials: Polyester, spandex | Length: Midi

We are eyeing this Norma Kamali dress for a formal rehearsal dinner. Style with a pair of chandelier earrings and a statement clutch for an unforgettable look.

What to Look for in a Wedding Guest Rehearsal Dinner Dress

As we mentioned earlier, taking into account the location, timing, and season can help determine the best look if no explicit dress code is stated. For example, if the rehearsal dinner is being held at a bar or small restaurant, you may want to opt for a pard-back look, while more formal events will lean more towards cocktail attire. Also, since this is a “dinner,” it will likely be held in the evening, which will definitely impact the style of dress you choose to wear. For a “golden hour” dinner, semi-formal sundresses are a great option, but if the dinner starts later in the evening, you’ll want to skip out on the bright florals. Lastly, budgeting for another outfit can get expensive, so when shopping for a rehearsal dress, it may be cost-effective to find a look you can wear again.

FAQ

  • Do you have to wear a dress to a rehearsal dinner?

    No, many other options are appropriate to wear to a rehearsal dinner outside of a dress. For example, you can also try a two-piece set, a semi-formal jumpsuit, or even silky trouser pants and a chic blouse.

  • What do you wear if the rehearsal dinner has a theme?

    In some cases, the couple of honor will choose to have a theme for their rehearsal dinner—such as disco or western—as a fun way to kick off the weekend. If the invitation specifies a theme, try to find a dress you can wear post-event, so that you don't end up looking too costumey.

  • Is there anything I should avoid wearing at the rehearsal dinner?

    Even though it’s not the actual wedding day, guests should avoid wearing white to the rehearsal dinner. Jeans should also be skipped unless otherwise stated. Other than that, the rehearsal dinner can be used as a fun way to show off your personal style.

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About the Author

Contributing writerMelony Forcieris a recent graduate starting her career path in beauty and fashion journalism. Before graduating, she interned with both Boston Magazine and Foundation PR. Additionally, she served as a fashion editor for Boston University's lifestyle magazine, The Buzz.

FAQs

What should a female guest wear to a rehearsal dinner? ›

Cocktail dresses are the obvious pick, but you can also wear something a little more fashion-forward like a jumpsuit, silk suit, or a flowing maxi dress. Skip the sundresses, unless it's a daytime event.

What should a guest wear to a rehearsal dinner? ›

"For formal rehearsal dinners (not black tie), men should wear dark suits and ties, and women should wear cocktail dresses or long gowns. For semi-formal rehearsal dinners, men should wear jackets, suit pants (or slacks) and ties, and women should wear cocktail dresses or pantsuits or dressy skirts and blouses.

What color should you not wear to rehearsal dinner? ›

As far as what colors are appropriate to wear, we suggest steering away from anything white – yes white tops included – and any colors close like cream or ivory. This is the bride's day and she will most likely be wearing some type of white clothing, as tradition. Black is totally ok to wear to a rehearsal dinner.

Can I wear a long dress to my rehearsal dinner? ›

Can I wear a formal dress to my rehearsal dinner? Yes! Formal styles like simple slip dresses, floor-length gowns, and fitted sheath silhouettes are all stunning options for a rehearsal dinner look–especially if you're throwing a formal or black-tie wedding.

What do you wear to a 2022 rehearsal dinner? ›

Classic Cocktail Dress

"A classic cocktail dress is always a great option for your night before. The rehearsal dinner is an occasion for you to wear something slightly shorter than you might wear to the wedding itself. I like a more neutral look rather than bold prints. Save the florals for the farewell brunch."

What should a 70 year old woman wear to a wedding? ›

For a formal or semi-formal wedding, grandmothers may choose a formal gown, a longer style dress, or an elegant suit-like style. For a casual wedding, a dress is still appropriate, as is a pantsuit, or skirt and blouse or dress and jacket combination!

What is dressy casual for rehearsal dinner? ›

For example, a formal rehearsal dinner would likely call for dress pants and a dress shirt or a cocktail dress, while a more laidback BBQ would call for a sundress and a casual button down and chinos.

Do you dress up for a wedding rehearsal? ›

Unless you've been specifically told otherwise, assume a wedding rehearsal is, at minimum, a business casual event. Dress slacks or khakis and a collared shirt (polo or button down) should be the least formal you dress.

Do you dress up for the rehearsal? ›

That depends on the type of celebration. Keep in mind that your rehearsal dinner outfit should be less formal than what you wear to the wedding. If the big day is black tie, you will probably be expected to wear a semi-formal suit the night before.

What shoes should I wear to a rehearsal dinner? ›

Rehearsal dinners call for dressy shoes and accessories, so break out those heels and clutches. Before the dinner, you'll practice walking down the aisle, so try to wear heels similar in height to the one's you'll be wearing on the big day.

What does Mother of groom wear to rehearsal dinner? ›

If a wedding and rehearsal dinner invitation specify a theme or dress code, it must be respected. If the fine print says 'black tie', then the mother of the bride should wear a full-length gown (the same goes for the mother of the groom).

What do you do during a rehearsal dinner? ›

The fathers of the bride and groom typically give speeches during the dinner. Rehearsal dinners are also a great time for sharing special memories in speeches given by any bridal party member. You can also invite other guests to participate in the story-telling.

Who pays for the dress rehearsal dinner? ›

Tradition dictates that the groom's family pays for the full cost of the rehearsal dinner, even though the bride's family and friends attend the event as well. That includes food, drink, venue fees, entertainment, and transportation.

Do you bring anything to a rehearsal dinner? ›

Rehearsal Dinners: Guests do not bring gifts for the rehearsal dinner. However, the bride and groom may exchange gifts with their attendants at this time. Wedding Receptions: Gifts are always given by invited guests to the bride and groom on the occasion of their wedding, even if a guest can't attend.

Who typically comes to the rehearsal dinner? ›

Your immediate families, the bridal party (including the parents of the flower girl and ring bearer, even if they're not in the wedding), any ceremony readers, and your officiant (plus his or her spouse, if married) should always be invited to the rehearsal dinner.

How long should your rehearsal dinner be? ›

Two to three hours is a typical length for a rehearsal dinner. You can budget about 30 minutes for people to arrive and get settled, 60 to 90 minutes to eat, and another 30 minutes for speeches, gift-giving, or anything else on your agenda.

What color should a 65 year old woman wear? ›

This is yet another example of why color selection is so important when it comes to fashion for older women. It's better to stick with dark colors, such as black, dark blue, or bordeaux, for your basic items of clothing. You can always accessorize them with other colors. Just be extra careful with reds and pastels.

What color should a 60 year old bride wear? ›

White is the traditional color for wedding dresses, and if this is what you wish, go for it! If you don't want to wear white, you can also take a look at shades like ivory, blush, grey, or even gold.

What makes a rehearsal dinner special? ›

After the rehearsal ceremony, the rehearsal dinner is also meant as a social event in which members of both families and friends can get to know each other better before the wedding. It also is an opportunity for more intimate speeches to be made and for the couple to thank members of the wedding party.

Do groom's parents go to wedding rehearsal? ›

The Rehearsal

Before the dinner can happen, anyone who plays a role in the ceremony should attend the wedding rehearsal. This includes the officiant, the wedding party, readers, and parents.

What is the difference between rehearsal and dress rehearsal? ›

In music, the dress rehearsal is the final rehearsal before the performance; initial rehearsals will often involve working on challenging sections of the piece or pieces, but during the dress rehearsal, the piece or pieces are typically played in their entirety.

Does the groom's mother get ready with the bride? ›

She can spend a little time with both the bride and groom.

If that's the case, she may want to start her morning with the bride and her group, then leave once she has her hair and makeup done. After, she can head to the groom's getting-ready area to help him prepare for his walk down the aisle.

What should I bring to the rehearsal? ›

7 Must-Have Items in Your Rehearsal Bag
  1. Water Bottle. It's absolutely vital to keep a water bottle with you at all times. ...
  2. Breath Strips / Body Spray. ...
  3. Snacks. ...
  4. Jacket. ...
  5. Jazz Shoes / Character Shoes. ...
  6. Wipes / Towel. ...
  7. Script and Score.
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What do you do on the first day of the rehearsal? ›

At the first rehearsal you will want to collect and/or pass out all the paperwork that you will need to have a safe and successful rehearsal. If you have access to the location you will be performing give your students a guided tour of the space. Make sure everyone is aware of the safe way to enter and exit the stage.

Are out of town guests invited to the rehearsal dinner? ›

Out-of-Town Guests

In traditional wedding etiquette, guests who are coming in from out of town are usually invited to the rehearsal dinner. It's a token of appreciation as these guests typically spend more money, time, and effort in order to be present for your nuptials.

Does mother of groom give bride a gift? ›

Does the mother of the groom give the bride a gift? The mother of the groom traditionally brings a small gift to the bridal shower. When it comes to the wedding itself, the mother of the groom can give the bride a more sentimental gift, like a family heirloom, to officially welcome her into the family.

What should the mother of the groom not do? ›

Here are a few things a mother-of-the-groom shouldn't do.
  • Don't overshadow the bride's mother. ...
  • Don't act (or dress) like a bridesmaid. ...
  • Don't get too critical. ...
  • Don't steal the bride's spotlight with your mother-of-the-groom outfit. ...
  • Don't try to invite extra guests. ...
  • Don't skip the pre-wedding events.
2 Jul 2019

What mother of the groom should not wear? ›

It's best to avoid wearing white or any color that resembles the bride's wedding outfit. You may also want to steer clear of blush, beige, or other light neutral tones that may appear lighter on camera. "Skip black or white, unless the bride and groom have requested it.

What is a good dessert for a rehearsal dinner? ›

Rehearsal dinner desserts
  • Outrageously Good Stuffed Celery. ...
  • No Bake Mini Cheesecakes. ...
  • Make Easy Cakes™ | Cakegirls. ...
  • tracy lau. ...
  • Raspberry Almond Shortbread Thumbprint Cookies. ...
  • Melting Moments. ...
  • Lemon Meringue Tart | Hungry Rabbit. ...
  • No Bake White Chocolate Cheesecake Tarts with Lemon - The Weary Chef.

What are the mother of the groom duties? ›

We put together eight common responsibilities that may fall onto your plate.
  • Plan the Rehearsal Dinner. ...
  • Provide a List of Guests from the Groom's Side. ...
  • Following-up on Late RSVPs. ...
  • Help Guests with the Wedding Registry. ...
  • Help With Any Family Traditions. ...
  • Stand in Receiving Line.
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How much do you tip the rehearsal dinner? ›

How much should you tip? Gratuity is typically included for a large restaurant event, anywhere from 18 to 20 percent. If you're using an off-premise caterer, tip the catering staff 15 percent.

How much money should the groom's parents give as a wedding gift? ›

Parents of the bride and groom collectively contribute about $19,000 to the wedding, or about two-thirds of the total cost, according to WeddingWire. The bride's parents give an average $12,000, and the groom's, $7,000. Just 1 in 10 couples pays for the wedding entirely on their own, according to TheKnot.com.

Who walks down the groom's mom? ›

As the wedding begins, the groom's mother will be escorted down the aisle, to the first pew, right-hand side, by the head usher or a groomsman who is a family member. A nice touch includes the groom escorting his mother down the aisle. As the groom's mother is escorted to her seat, her husband will follow along behind.

What do the parents of the groom pay for? ›

What Does the Groom's Family Pay For, Traditionally? The groom's family is responsible for corsages and boutonnieres for immediate members of both families, the lodging of the groom's attendants (if you have offered to help pay for this expense), and sometimes the costs of the rehearsal dinner.

Do you have a cake at rehearsal dinner? ›

The groom's cake is typically served at either the rehearsal dinner or alongside the wedding cake at the reception. Historically, the traditional wedding cake was considered too feminine for the groom, and it was thought the groom should have a cake of his own.

Do plus ones go to rehearsal dinner? ›

Wedding Party Members

And if ushers, readers and others are asked to attend the ceremony rehearsal, they should also be invited to the rehearsal dinner. Don't forget to invite their spouses, partners or plus-ones as well.

Do you give gifts to guests at rehearsal dinner? ›

The only gifts the wedding couple typically give out at a rehearsal dinner are to members of the wedding party (and perhaps the parents) to thank them for their support. If you are looking for some ideas, be sure to review our collection of unique gifts for the wedding party.

Should aunts and uncles be invited to rehearsal dinner? ›

Family. Of course your parents should be in attendance at your rehearsal dinner along with your grandparents and your siblings. You are not obligated to invite your extended family, but most couples do include aunts and uncles; especially ones they are close to.

What toasts are given at the rehearsal dinner? ›

Toast Topics

Share a story or funny anecdote that reflects the relationship of the bride and groom. It could be how the couple first met or a funny story about them. Share the couple's engagement story. Include inspirational love quotes in your toast.

What do you say in a rehearsal dinner speech? ›

Wedding rehearsal speeches are customarily given by the father of the groom. He will introduce himself, welcome everyone, talk about his son, the bride, and the couple. He will also thank everyone who helped, give advice, and toast to the couple.

What does dressy casual mean for a rehearsal dinner? ›

Semi-Formal/Dress Casual

A rehearsal dinner with these instructions usually means dark suits (evening) or light suits (day) for men, and cocktail dresses or a dressy skirt and top for women.

What should grandmother wear to rehearsal dinner? ›

Appropriate rehearsal dinner attire is typically formal. Not black tie formal, but pretty close: dark suits and ties for men; cocktail dresses and gowns for women.

What do you wear to an actual wedding rehearsal? ›

Unless you've been specifically told otherwise, assume a wedding rehearsal is, at minimum, a business casual event. Dress slacks or khakis and a collared shirt (polo or button down) should be the least formal you dress.

Do I bring a gift to a rehearsal dinner? ›

Rehearsal Dinners: Guests do not bring gifts for the rehearsal dinner. However, the bride and groom may exchange gifts with their attendants at this time. Wedding Receptions: Gifts are always given by invited guests to the bride and groom on the occasion of their wedding, even if a guest can't attend.

Do you bring anything to wedding rehearsal dinner? ›

While it's quite common for the bride and groom to bring gifts to the rehearsal dinner (which they'll distribute to their parents and their wedding party), it's unusual to see guests arrive with a gift in hand, as well.

Who walks the mother of groom down the aisle? ›

As the wedding begins, the groom's mother will be escorted down the aisle, to the first pew, right-hand side, by the head usher or a groomsman who is a family member. A nice touch includes the groom escorting his mother down the aisle. As the groom's mother is escorted to her seat, her husband will follow along behind.

Are grandparents usually invited to the rehearsal dinner? ›

This might seem fairly obvious, but the immediate family of the soon-to-be newlyweds should always be invited to the rehearsal dinner. This means parents, siblings, and grandparents. Your wedding symbolizes not only the joining of you and your soon-to-be spouse in marriage but also your families merging.

Who walks the groom's grandmother down the aisle? ›

Grandparents: The grandparents of the groom are the first to enter & are seated on the right side in the first or second row, if seats have been reserved for them. Ushers can escort a grandmother if so desired. Grandparents of the bride would follow immediately after & are seated on the left side.

What is the difference between a rehearsal and a dress rehearsal? ›

In music, the dress rehearsal is the final rehearsal before the performance; initial rehearsals will often involve working on challenging sections of the piece or pieces, but during the dress rehearsal, the piece or pieces are typically played in their entirety.

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