With so much energy devoted to your wedding day look, it can be easy to overlook another important ensemble: your rehearsal dinner outfit! The rehearsal dinner is the unofficial beginning to the wedding festivities. It's also often the first time you get to connect with friends and family who have traveled in to celebratewith the happy couple. What better time to make a memorable entrance? It's worth it to take a minute away from the wedding day planning to focus on what to wear to your rehearsal dinner. Below are some places to shop in San Francisco for that perfect, knock 'em dead look.
Whether it's chic separates, or a head-turning party frock, HeidiSays Collections in Pacific Heights is the one-stop shop for your memorable rehearsal dinner look. There's also an accompanying shoe store with sleek brands like Rupert Sanderson, Veronique Branquino, Dee Keller, and Stuart Weitzman, so you'll be head-to-toe ready to go.
Just up Fillmore Street, you'll find yourself at Alice & Olivia's fun and fantastical boutique. Designer Stacey Bendet specializes in party-ready frocks, shoes, and accessories that will be sure to dazzle in any rehearsal dinner setting. Think lots of color and girly sparkle. All tastefully done, of course!
For the more minimalist bride, Dish Boutique in Hayes Valley showcases independent and up-and-coming designers specializing in understated tones and fashion-forward silhouettes. With a range of inventory from dresses to denim, you're sure to find a look that's just right, no matter the dress code.
The Factory is a truly unique space in the city's tech-heavy SOMA district. The conceptual store is both a cozy retail space and an in-house factory where the designs are manufactured. Their own label is replete with edgier, cocktail-ready designs that can be purchased off the rack, or made completely to measure.
If you're looking for the best of the best for your rehearsal dinner entrance, Barney's is the go-to destination. At the posh Union Square store you'll find event-perfect designers like Alexander Wang, A.L.C., L'Agence, and Charles Youssef. Explore the 5th floor for more contemporary names, and a variety of options ranging from laid back to black tie-ready.