For many brides, the wedding gown is the most important part of the wedding. Some spend hours poring over bridal magazines only to learn that the designer dresses they love are way out of their price range.
For brides that want to look perfect on their wedding day, but don’t care about keeping the dress, the option to rent a wedding dress could be perfect.
There are many locations throughout the country at which you can rent a wedding dress. Many offer an impressive collection of gowns in a variety of styles and sizes. Many rent bridesmaids dresses as well.
Some feature designer gowns, but some do not. If you have your heart set on gowns by a certain designer, it may take quite a bit of looking (and driving) to find a shop that will rent a wedding dress by your dream designer.
Still, such searching will be very much worth it when you walk down the aisle in a $10,000 wedding gown.
The cost to rent a wedding dress will vary depending on many factors including the location of the shop, the type of dress and how much alterations will be needed.
Some dresses rent for as little $100 while you could pay up to $2000 or more for a designer dress.
While some brides would say that they would never pay $2000 for a dress that they could not keep, it is important to keep in mind that most brides will never wear their dress again. In fact, most brides are going to have the dress preserved and then will never even look at it again!
Why not have the dress you really want for that one day?
In addition to the brick and mortar bridal shops at which you can rent a wedding dress, there are many online shops as well.
While some of the online shops have a great selection and seem very convenient to a bride with no rental shops near her, there are obvious drawbacks to renting your gown online.
First, you can’t try it on. Also, you’ll be responsible for finding someone to do alterations, and if those alterations are done in a way that damages the dress, you will be responsible.
It’s a much better idea to take the time to drive to a shop where you can try on gowns and then have the in shop seamstress make any alterations.
Also read : Wedding Dresses Shopping Guide
Another thing to keep in mind when you rent a wedding dress is that you will be financially liable for any damage to the dress. That means if, for example, your new hubby gets chocolate frosting on the gown, you might end up having to purchase the dress.
For many brides, the option to rent a wedding dress is the only way that they will be able to wear their dream dress. If you’re willing to take the time to find a shop that rents the dress you want and are willing to be careful to ward against rips and stains, this is a great option.
You can rent a wedding dress that will be exactly what you want and use the money you save to go on an extra special honeymoon.