Post # 1
would you ever rent your wedding gown?
Im seriously contemplating it….i mean i cant ever wear the dress again…can’t exactly ride your bike in them afterwards or take a stroll. since i have no interest in wearing my mothers gown, i doubt my daughter would wear mine if i kept it. i dont have the room to keep it…..and i really dont have the patience to sell it. so i figured all i gotta do is rent a gown, have the time of my life in it and then give it back! i bet it would also be alot cheaper than buying a gown! (brilliant, no?)
So now i am on the hunt for wedding gown rentals. im wondering if anyone else has rented their gown and where they got their gowns from? how was the experience for you?
i will keep you guys posted on my journey!
Post # 3
This is quite common in other countries. It makes so much more sense than buying dresses – not only is it cost effective but there’s so much less waste!
Post # 4
- Wedding: May 2013 - Pavilion overlooking golf course scenery, reception at banquet hall
I personally would not because I’m a huge sentimental packrat, but if you aren’t I don’t see why not! It sounds like the perfect solution.
Post # 5
@miah1031: I think it’s a great idea. I’m sure the fact that I have been married before influences my feelings, but wedding desses are a huge expenditure for most brides.
There is a place in the suburbs of Vancouver that rents wedding dresses.
I’m sure there are vendors near you too.
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2013 - The Fox Hill Inn
@miah1031: I had briefly considered renting my weddig gown, but ended up falling in love with one while dress shopping with my mom and bought it instead. There are a few shops in Flushing, NY which is part of Queens (sort of a Chinatown/Koreatown area) where you can rent wedding gowns. It’s fairly common in some Asian traditions.
Post # 7
I’m considering this still! Although there are no rental places where I’m from, I don’t think. Let me know how it goes!
Post # 8
Im glad there are options in NY! So far I havent come up with anything in NJ! But I have come up with a list of about 4 stores in New York City. I will be calling them all tomorrow for appointments!
I feel like i cant stomach paying thousands of dollars for a dress i will only wear once! like i said i cant even bear to look at my mothers dress (how can one dress have SOOOO much poof in the shoulder area and a bow as big as my head in the back!) so by the time my daughter gets married im sure she will look at my dress and say “what the heck was mom thinking!” therefore im totally not sentimental towards gowns!
Post # 9
I didn’t, but I did just dye my dress black and wear it to a formal dinner, so at least I’ll get multiple uses from it!
I agree that it’s a shame to spend a bunch of money on an amazing dress that will be worn once and then just take up space. If you can find a dress you love, I think renting is a great option!
Post # 10
@miah1031: Renting is a great idea! I wish I had thought about it before I ordered my dress a few months ago because I already know that I won’t be keeping my dress after my wedding. My current plan is to donate it.