Can you help me decide?

posted 4 years ago in Dress
  • poll: Best "deal"?
    $1150 Store A: Cap sleeve : (4 votes)
    25 %
    $1600 Store B: Custom design used rental (meaning worn once before) : (9 votes)
    56 %
    $2800 Store B: Custom design new rental : (3 votes)
    19 %
  • Post # 3
    922 posts
    Busy bee

    What length are the sleeves on the used rental at Store B?

    Post # 5
    1257 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    IMO that just seems so expensive for a dress rental. You could probably find something comparable and then resell it. I guess store B though.


    Post # 7
    963 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I agree that those prices seem very high for rentals.  I think you can do much better.  My dress was $400 to own (not your desired style), alterations were less than $200 (you just have to do your homework- as soon as many people heard “wedding,” some people wanted to charge me as much for alterations as I paid for my dress, but I took it to a dry cleaner that’s also known for their tailoring, and they really want above and beyond).  You can find cheaper veils, sashes, and hairpieces on Etsy.  My viel was less than $10 from Michael’s.  I made my own hairpiece by altering a couple flowers I got at H&M for $4 each.  I promise, as “cheap” as some of my stuff was, nothing looked cheap.  I got my dress at RK Bridal.  They have a lot of popular dresses, for discounted prices and they ship.  If you can find a style you like, and are certain what size you need (since they don’t allow returns), you might have some luck.

    Post # 9
    1042 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @kuma311:  That’s too expensive for a rental – a dress that other people already worn and altered to their their size.  Look for sample dresses in the same price range, then you’d own it, you can do whatever you want with it. has a bunch designer dresses for 50-75% off retail that were former sample gowns.

    Here are a few with lace and an illusion neckline/sleeves that are under $1k:


    Post # 10
    300 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    What stores are they from? What part of Cali?

    Post # 12
    323 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @kuma311:  How about this dress? It is Dalton from Maggie Sottero (yes is an authorized retailer according to Maggie Sottero’s website, but you could always try to find a salon near you that carries Maggie Sottero.) Right now has a free veil with the purchase of a Maggie dress.



    It is $679, so that seems like a HELL of a lot better deal.


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