Want, Need, Love: Rehearsal Dinner Must-Haves

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Have you been too busy planning your wedding and totally forgot about the rehearsal dinner? We've got your covered. From the outfit and accessories to the makeup and invitation, we've got the six essentials every bride to be needs for her rehearsal dinner.

1. The Bling
These simple but sophisticated earrings will add just the right amount of sparkle to your rehearsal dinner look. Flaunt the jewels by rocking an effortlessly swept updo.
Rectangle stone dangle earrings, $29.50, Ann Taylor

2. The Makeup Essentials
Keep your night-before-the-wedding beauty routine simple and save your more elevated makeup look for your big day. We love this handy set, filled with the main essentials: a brightening eyeliner, a rosy blush, a creamy eye shadow, barely-there lipstick, and light perfume. And since it all fits into one tiny kit, touch ups are a breeze.
5-piece makeup gift set, $110, Rougue Bunny Rouge available exclusively at Anthropologie

3. The Shoe
Complete your rehearsal outfit with gold glam footwear like this ankle-strap sandal that you're guaranteed to wear again post-wedding.
"Stecy" slingback sandal, $80, Steve Madden available at Piperlime

4. The Dress
Your rehearsal dinner look should be fun and less formal than your wedding itself, which is why we're obsessed with this bright pink Kate Spade number. The shade is so girly and unexpected, but it still has a bridal sensibility thanks to its sweetheart neck and silky fabric. If you're set on wearing white before the big day, the dress is also available in cream!
"Elea" strapless knee-length dress, $798, Kate Spade New York

5. The Invite
Though digital wedding invitations are a total etiquette don't, sending rehearsal dinner invites via email is absolutely okay — so long as their cute! We're obsessed Marimekko's new collection for Paperless Post. All 40 of the stationery designs reflect the fashion brand's iconic prints and patterns, but our favorite is this island-inspired invite.
"Kurjenmiekka" invitation, $6.25 for 25 digital invites, Marimekko for Paperless Post

6. The Accessory
This graphic clutch is the perfect size to carry during your rehearsal dinner — big enough to stash your cellphone and makeup but still small enough to not be cumbersome while mingling with guests.
"Mischa" black-and-white striped clutch, $39.95, Sole Society

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