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The week leading up to your wedding is so exciting! It’s filled with luncheons, rehearsals and plenty of parties. (Not to mention tons of last-minute errands.) You’ve got the dress, but what are you going to wear everywhere else? Don’t fret, we’ve got you covered with a whole lot of stylish Southern goodness. So much, in fact, we had to break it into two posts!

And what better way to start than with a little Shopping Guide of our favorite outfits to run around town in, perfect for those aforementioned errands?

A. Vineyard Vines Rugby Striped Cover-Up ($79.50), B. J.Crew Vintage Cotton V-neck Tee ($29.50), C. American Eagle Outfitters Ex-Boyfriend Jeans ($29.95), D. Old Navy Tropical-Print Jersey Scarf ($10), E. J. Crew Chambray Bermuda Shorts ($54.50), F. Old Navy Classic Flip-Flops ($3.50), Ban.do Heart Headband ($35).

Now, let’s take a peak at these stylin’ ladies below. They know how to work the bridesmaids’ luncheon. Their key to fashion success – keeping it bright and fun! This is the time for you to break out your favorite dress and be yourself. Keeping it casual for an outdoor luncheon? Pair a light sundress with your favorite cowboy boots. Or maybe you’re getting all dolled up for a tea party like stylist Lindsey Regan Thorne and her gal pals (bottom image). Fancy-up your frock with some peep toe high-heels and pile on the accessories. Adding an extra set of bangles or layered necklaces can glam up even the simplest of dresses. Of course, some ladies like to wear white for all wedding-week activities, and we’ve got you covered there, too!

Image credit from top to bottom: Sandra P Photography and Frederica Peccinini via The Sweetest Occasion.

Steal these gals’ style with our Bridesmaids’ Luncheon Shopping Guide:

A. Forever 21 Geo Print Dress ($24.80), B. BCBG Shirt Dress ($278), C. J. Crew Cypress Dress ($128), D. Mossimo Twist and Wrap Dress ($29.99), E. BCBG “Emily Rose” Dress ($328), F. Lily Pulitzer “Wyatt” Dress ($198), G. Nordstrom Trixxi Origami Dress ($58), H. J. Crew Silk Taffeta Blakely Dress ($250).

Rehearsal dinners vary in formality as much as weddings do, from backyard barbecues to formal soirees at a country club. No worries, like I said, we’ve got you covered! Depending on the type of rehearsal dinner you are having, you can wear anything from a simple sundress to a taffeta party dress. Not sure what style to go with? You can never go wrong with a simple strapless sheath and a colorful cardigan. Most likely you will just have enough time to powder your nose, so I suggest packing a few essentials: a cardigan in case it gets a bit chilly, a travel size deodorant, pressing powder to tame oil, and mascara for touch-ups. Pack it all in one of our cute clutch finds, below!

Image credit from top to bottom and left to right: Brandon Kidd (see more of this down-home day-before bash here), A Bryan Photo, Kristin Vining (third image and last image), Orchard Cove Photography and Jeff Greenough.

From casual to formal we’ve got the dress for you:

A. ModCloth Blue with En-Vee Dress ($149.99), B. J. Crew Gallerista Party Dress ($325), C. Vineyard Vines Destination Dress ($245), D. Nanette Lepore Lace Dress ($328), E. Magge London Jacquard Sheath Dress ($158), F. Xscape Ruffle Collar Sheath Dress ($158) (P.S. This is the same dress KTW wore to her rehearsal dinner!), G. Lilly Pulitzer Blossom Dress ($198), H. BCBG Palais One-Shoulder Dress ($248), I. Anthropolgie Quechua Dress ($158), J. Ila Handbags “Frenchie” ($75), K. Nelle Classic Clutch ($65).

Readers, weigh in: Did you bust out your favorite LBD, or did you go for some color at your rehearsal dinner? Did you go with wedding white or wear something blue?

Don’t forget, we’ve still got your wedding day left, so come back soon, y’all!

marissa Written with love by Marissa
10 Comments
  1. avatar Lori reply

    I’m already planning my showers/teas/week-of wardrobe and my wedding isn’t until October! This post is full of great dresses and I am SO excited to go shopping this weekend- possibly for a few of the featured frocks. Thanks for sharing!

  2. avatar Bryan Johnson reply

    Thanks for the photo props!
    Great to see the Brewers on your blog!

  3. avatar Brittany reply

    Although I’m not getting married anytime soon, my cousin and I (same size) are plan on altering our grandmothers wedding dress to wear to our rehearsal dinners. It is a knee length pink silk dress with a blue lace overlay with an bateau neckline with a deep v in the back. I’m excited to one day wear it!

    • avatar Marissa reply

      Oh Brittany, I LOVE that idea! What a way to honor your Grandmother and your family! I’m sure you both with look stunning! xo, Marissa

  4. avatar Lara reply

    Loving this so much! Love you, Marissa!

  5. avatar Kelsey reply

    The white dress with the red beading is amazing! Any idea who makes it/where she got it?

    • avatar Marissa reply

      Hi Kelsey! Isn’t that dress gorgeous?! I’m pretty sure it is an older style designed by Shoshanna. http://www.shoshanna.com. I was unable to find that exact design, but I did find a very similar one at Neiman Marcus. http://tinyurl.com/3f69wd4. Good luck on your search! xo, Marissa

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