(Closed) Is it better to rent a wedding gown??

posted 12 years ago in Dress
Post # 18
Member
6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If you rent I say rent a name brand wedding gown if you want to save some money.  Cause the custom sewn dresses that try to copy name brand gowns do not turn into what you originally visioned…. it is similar but not an exact copy for cheaper.  I say you got one day to look your best.  Pay the extra to get what you really want and look like on your wedding day.  I wanted an Eve of Milady dress and opted for a Jasmine gown because it was cheaper and the style of these brands are very similar.  

Post # 19
Member
6 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

If you rent I say rent a name brand wedding gown if you want to save some money.  Cause the custom sewn dresses that try to copy name brand gowns do not turn into what you originally visioned…. it is similar but not an exact copy for cheaper.  I say you got one day to look your best.  Pay the extra to get what you really want and look like on your wedding day.  I wanted an Eve of Milady dress and opted for a Jasmine gown because it was cheaper and the style of these brands are very similar.  

Post # 20
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508 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Go with what makes sense for you.  There are TONS of options for dresses under $1K.  My frou-frou Casablanca was only $750, but I didn’t shop around for a better deal, preferring to buy from a local shop with excellent service and support. They had dresses as low as $200, so it’s not as hard to find a lovely dress at a reasonable price.  Checking out eBay or craigslist would be likely bets for a good deal on a used dress.

If you do go with a rental, be sure to get all the terms in writing and know what happens if something spills or gets dirty.  Also, how do they do the fitting?  I don’t know much about how the rentals work, but it could be worth it if you find a dress you like.

Good luck and let us know what happens! 

Post # 21
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1238 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Maggie Sottero has quite a few dresses under $1000

Post # 22
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156 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I wanted to go the route of renting my wedding dress, but the selection to rent was not that great.  Most of the styles looked really outdated too. 

The store wanted me to rent it for $300.  But if I didn’t see anything that I liked on the rack, then ordering a dress that I liked to rent was going to cost me $600!  It wasn’t fair because I would have to pay more for the rental and then the store would own the dress.  Then if another bride were to actually see MY dress that they liked, they would only have to pay $300 (because it was already now on the rack).

True, it’s a dress that I will probably never look at again after the wedding, but it was something that made me feel like a bride on my special day. 

If you can find a dress that you like to rent,  go for it!  Because I didn’t find my dream dress…

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