Post # 1
I am going to look at dresses for the first time on Wednesday and my mother is kinda freaking out because she wants me to RENT a dress and not BUY one. I have heard so many things go one way or the other and I know that in the end it is up to me and what I feel good in so, outside of that what do you think? Are you renting or buying and why?
Post # 3
I bought my dress. I just like the fact that my dress is going to be fitted perfectly to ME and that it’s my dress. I don’t like sharing. 😉 lol But really, if you buy your dress you can always sell it after the wedding as well (and then you have a dress that fits you perfectly for the wedding). I think I’m going to keep mine though… It’s sentimental.
Post # 4
I bought a dress, but I wanted something more casual that I could wear again and inexpensive. If I was going to have a big fancy ball gown, I’d consider renting.
Post # 5
I’ve actually never heard of renting a wedding dress (except back home in Las Vegas). I bought mine because I am very short, and there is no way I could get the proper length without cutting the dress up.
Post # 6
I didn’t even think of renting the dress, or heard of it. Would you be able to alter a rented dress? Guys rent their tux, so sure, why not. If you dont care to keep it afterwards, renting is a great alternative and you dont have to deal with selling it.
Post # 7
I have heard that renting a dress can be cheaper but I have also heard of it being just as much and you can’t really alter the dress and considering that I am short I would definately need to alter the length. Sure I am never going to wear it again but there is just something about keeping it and it be MY dress. Nobody elses. I dunno… I understand her point but it is difficult agreeing to it.
Post # 8
if i could’ve rented a really AWESOME dress, i would’ve. My wedding dress sits in a cedar closet. Haven’t looked at it since i got married…but it was also a $400 dress. So if my option was a) spend the money on a designer gown or b) rent a designer gown, i’d have chosen option B in a heartbeat!