It is a known fact that wedding dresses are not cheap. 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.
At this point, a bride might wonder — is it worth the cost? Should I rent a dress instead? Well, there are both advantages and disadvantages to that idea.
Here are Things Every Bride Needs To Consider Before Renting A Wedding Dress
Wedding Dress Rental Advantages
It is cheaper
Renting a dress is a much cheaper option than buying one and often brings wedding dresses that cost four figures into three instead.
Sometimes when you rent your wedding dress, some rental companies provide packages where you can get your wedding veil, accessories or shoes, as well. The overall discount in a package deal can bring your costs down even more.
No Need to Clean
Cleaning typically comes standard with a wedding dress rental. Given that wedding dress dry cleaning costs almost a fortune, that’s another thing to factor in.
Wedding Dress Rental Disadvantages
Not the same as shopping for a dress
A lot of women long for that day when they take their mom and bridesmaids wedding dress shopping with them. Buying online definitely isn’t the same experience.
You are responsible for damages
You need to be extra careful at your reception to keep your dress in mint condition because if it gets damaged you are definitely going to pay an extra sum.
It can’t be passed to another person
When you rent a wedding dress, you’re forfeiting the experience of ever passing the dress down to your own daughter or other relatives/friend, and it may feel a little less special to know you never owned your dress.