Post # 1
I’m getting married in Atlanta next year on a limited budget (with champagne tastes) and I’m interested in renting my wedding dress. Does anyone know of a place to rent a wedding dress in Atlanta or nearby? If you have, what was your experience?
Post # 3
@mebella1: Only issue with renting is that the dress won’t fit you properly. Have you ever consider buying preowned and then reselling to recapture some money.
Post # 4
A while ago, a family friend rented a dress and ended up having to pay A LOT because someone threw confetti instead of rice while it was raining and it stained the train of her dress. She had to pay for damages to it
Post # 5
I didnt know you could do such a thing, but I would have been open! although, yeah, that adds a whole nother level of stress to “not getting your dress dirty.”
Post # 6
There are several consignment bridal shops in Atlanta selling pre-owned gowns. Have you considered any of those? I actually saw my dress on sale at one of them for a quarter of the price that a new gown costs. Le Dress Boutique is one of them: http://www.ledressboutique.com/
Post # 7
I wish renting was more of an option here! That would be great. Save some money. Save some closet space. Not have to deal with selling it.
Post # 8
I would have rented if that service existed in my area. I’m planning on selling my dress anyways to recoup some money and that would save me the hassel. The place I bought my dress from allows me to consign it there afterwards which means that I won’t have to let strangers into my house to try it on.
Post # 9
Unless you’re shaped like a mannequin (runway model), don’t do it. Wedding dresses need alterations. Plus, you do not want to spend your entire wedding day worrying about something happening to the dress.
Post # 10
I know brides in Israel only rent their dresses and the dresses fit them all. I’m not sure how it works, if they’re all corset backs or something, but it’s possible..
Post # 11
I rented a dress for a special event- it was a pink, heavily beaded ballgown. I ordered a dress to be custom-made but it wasn’t going to be ready in time so I rented a dress from a shop in Los Angeles. The same store had a lot of designer wedding dresses that they rent out! The dress I rented was too long for me (I’m on the short side) so they added pickups in the big skirt of the ballgown so it was the right height. The back was corset, so it fit just great. Sorry I don’t know a place in Atlanta– just wanted to let you know that these places do exist and the altered the dress to fit me. Good luck!!
Post # 12
If you can try it on. I’d say go for it. I know in Brazil it is standard to rent wedding dresses as well. I wish I could do it:)
Post # 13
@KingsDaughter: I haven’t really considered preowned or consignment. I’m interested in some particularly expensive dresses for my budget, so my hope is to wear my dream dress for the big day. Plus, I just want to return the dress and not worry about if it sells.
Post # 14
@glitter-girl: wow! what color was the confetti?
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@mebella1: One thing you could do is just take your dress to a cosignment shop so they could sell it for you after you wear it. Especially if you want a dream dress, which every girl should have, you want it to fit right.
May I ask if you can show examples of the types of dresses you like?