Everything you need to know before renting a wedding gown



Choosing a dress for your wedding day is quite a decision to make and renting one isn’t off the list.

As you already know that wedding dresses are quite expensive and your budget determines how far you can go with your dress.

Most brides-to-be find themselves in the tussle of getting to decide between buying and renting a wedding dress.

If you think about it, the price to pay for a wedding gown sounds even more expensive when you consider you’ll only be wearing it once in your life.

So if you’re considering renting a wedding gown, here are some things you need to know.

1. Cost

2. Additional fees

When you’re about to rent a wedding dress, Consider things like shipping, pressing, post-wear cleaning and some other additional fees. Some vendors add all these costs to your overall bill while some do not. So you need to find what you’re paying for before shipping.

3. Availability

Renting is not as popular as buying, and thus, your options might be limited. If you have something super specific in mind, you might not be able to find the design you want available for rent.

4. Timeline

You need to know the timeline between renting the wedding dress and returning it. It might eventually get mixed up with your plan especially if you have to return it immediately after your wedding. For the last-minute bride this may work, but consider if this situation will realistically jive with the plans.

5. Alteration

If you can get a perfect fit off the (rental) rack, that’s great but not everyone is that lucky. Many rented gowns require alterations, and the vendor might not afford you that flexibility. So you need to consider this point when planning to rent a wedding dress.