To Rent Or Not To Rent? Your Wedding Gown Rules

Choosing a wedding dress is a thrilling adventure. When you think about all of the wedding dress shapes and style options, it can be almost overwhelming! One of the first things that you have to get clear on is whether you want to rent or buy. Renting comes with many advantages, but also many drawbacks. Let’s take a look!

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Renting a dress opens up your possibilities regarding what kind of a dress you can get on your budget. Imagine wearing a gorgeous designer gown that would be way outside of your budget to buy as you walk down the aisle! This alone can be the reason for some brides to rent.

Others choose to rent because they know that the dress will only be worn once, and they don’t want to keep it cluttering up the closet for years to come. Any fellow minimalists out there? You will know what I mean! In addition, renting a dress could cut down your budget in the dress category so that you could spend more on something fun, like a decadent cake or the almost-famous wedding band you’ve been eyeing.


Rentals come with draw backs. For one, you will have to give the dress that you become attached to back at the end of the day. Do you think you could rent a puppy for the day? Might be difficult to give him back to the kennel. This is the same with your wedding attire. It becomes a vault of loving memories, and you want to be able to look at it and love it once in a while!

You also might not want to rent if you are someone who stresses about spills and stains. That could ruin your fun, and you don’t want that! If you ever plan on letting your future daughter wear your gown, don’t go with a rental. You should buy instead of rent if you have a specific look in mind that would be hard to find in a rental. Deep and lush purple or pink dresses come to mind!

Whatever you decide, I hope that you feel amazing and gorgeous in your unique wedding gown. Your choice of wedding dress is such a beautiful expression of who you are on your wedding day.

Are you thinking of renting a dress, or do you know that you want to buy?

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