Your Questions Answered
About Wedding Dress Rentals

Staying within your wedding budget can be challenging, however wedding dress rentals may help you achieve your budgetary goals. This may seem like a strange concept, but you will soon see that this is something that every bride should consider.

Frequently brides-to-be end up spending hundreds (and often thousands) of dollars on a beautiful wedding dress. The big day comes and goes, and the dress gets cleaned and put into a closet to never be worn again.

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In addition to dresses, many shops also rent all of the related accessories like shoes, veils and jewelry.

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In generations past mothers would pass along their wedding dress to their daughters with the hope that they would wear the dress for their wedding. This is very rare and doesn't really happen very often in today's society.

The dress then becomes something that you will forever be moving with you throughout the rest of your life, and you won't be able to get rid of it because you will feel too guilty.

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There is absolutely nothing wrong with buying your wedding dress, and this is still the most common thing to do. It is worth, however, considering all of your options if you are looking to cut costs and don't mind not keeping your wedding dress.

At this point you may be asking yourself the following questions:

Why Should I Consider Wedding Dress Rentals?

Here are three good reasons to rent your bridal gown:

  • On average brides save several hundred dollars by renting their wedding dress.

  • You will possibly be able to wear a more expensive and better dress by renting.

  • It is more convenient to rent. Just wear it and return it when you are finished.

Won't My Options Be Limited?

Not necessarily. When gown rental companies first started many of them only offered a few different styles to choose from. Now when you walk into a gown rental boutique you may not see any difference between it and a regular bridal shop.

If you want a certain style or brand you may need to look or call around a little, but don't let this discourage you.

Where Do I Find Them?

You can start by looking in your local yellow pages. They should be listed along with other bridal shops.

As always, doing a search online should give you all of your options, however there may be some stores that don't have a full online prescence.

Do your due diligence, however, and make sure the store you decide to rent from is trustworthy. The last thing you want to happen is to be left without a dress on your wedding day.