Hiring A Wedding Dress…?

posted 3 years ago in Dress
Post # 2
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6810 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

It’s very common in cities like Tokyo to rent your wedding dress. If you can find one you like, then it’s certainly the smarter financial move.

Post # 4
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604 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Dreams Las Mareas - Costa Rica

If i was ableto rent in the US.. i would absolutely do it!  Just not many options here… at least not of the really nice and most popular dresses

Post # 5
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Busy bee

In theory, I would love to rent a dress. But I’m bridal size 16, so it will be nearly impossible.  🙁

But if you can, then you should go for it!

Post # 6
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336 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

VeronicaB2B:  if you can find a rental that you love and fits perfectly go for it!  I adore my dress (well, adored … dry cleaner has completely ruined it) and wouldn’t consider renting for myself personally as I always envisioned my daughter wearing my gown, or making a christening gown for a daughter or grandchild or something, but we also have a pretty cool fundraiser in town that you wear your wedding gown too – fun way to pull it out of the closet and feel like a princess for a night.

Post # 7
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417 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015 - Historic house and gardens

I would totally hire my wedding dress if I could. Instead I am looking at dress options that could be altered post-wedding (shortened to knee length, etc) to be worn as an evening dress so that I still get wear out of my wedding dress over the years.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I would if i could!! I wish renttherunway has full on bridal ball gowns!

Post # 9
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317 posts
Helper bee

A friend of a friend rent her wedding dress. As I understand she just picked the dress she liked the most from a common bridal store. Buuut the dress suffered quite a bit after a great wedding with a long party night and they told her they are very sorry but they can’t take it back. So she ended up buying her destroyed dress. Might be that she’d better taking care off that dress knowing it’s her own and having cost a little fortune. 

 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t think it would make a very good employee.

Post # 11
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282 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Antique Rose Emporium

I bought mine on Preownedweddingdresses.com for like 60% off. I wasn’t opposed to renting but I fell in love with a dress and had to have it. 

Post # 12
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209 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: Train station ceremony / Hilton reception

AB Bride:  I second your opinion. I just have a feeling a dress might not be competent or mature enough to actually be hired. I’ve never even seen a dress using critical thinking skills or holding a resume. Not trying to be discriminatory but I just think it’s a bad idea. 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

This is actually what I’m doing for my wedding. But my dress is made to rent. This means it’s a custom made gown which is made for me the way I want it but instead of paying the buying price I pay the rental amount & return it to the designer after the wedding. This worked perfect for me price wise as well as ensuring that I don’t have a dress sitting in my closet years later. But I’m from South Africa so it might not be possible in your country. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

VeronicaB2B:  If you can find something that works for you then it’s a great idea. Like pp have said though you’ll need to be careful it doesn’t get messed up. Another option would be looking into buying older samples or pre-owned dresses. There are some around for quite cheap which might make it easier to spend money on a one day dress. A friend of mine just bought a sample for $170 including shipping to Aus from couturemissbridal on ebay. She’s considering donating it after the wedding also.

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