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Wedding Dress Rental: Slim Budget for Bridal Gown? Rent like the Groom

If you are looking to save some serious cash, consider trying a new trend hitting the Los Angeles area: Wedding dress rental. It’s ridiculous how much a woman pays for a wedding dress, only to change after the nuptials. However this budget conscious bridal trend has a bride thinking like the groom and renting wedding dress to save major cash.

Wedding Dress Rentals in 2019
Wedding Dress Rentals: It's 2019 and Brides Don't Mind

Who considers a Wedding Dress Rental?

Thanks to technology and our focus on saving the environment, the fashion friendly young crowd is looking at shaking up a time honored tradition. Wedding dresses are meant to be over the top and spectacular, but they aren’t practical. Many millennials agree this isn’t their idea of a traditional expense. They’d rather blow a wad on experiences -- like a honeymoon. Plus some folks have big bills - like college loans to think about.

Wedding Dress Rentals Save Cash

Wedding dress rentals can save thousands of dollars. Unless you are in Vegas and are eloping. Or maybe bootstrapping your wedding, there isn’t a lot of wiggle room when it comes to purchasing a dress. In fact, it’s probably one of the most expensive things at the whole event (except the venue, of course). The idea of cutting that to 1/10 of costs is enticing.

How do you rent a Bride’s dress?

Renting a wedding dress isn’t as complicated as it might sound. The first thing you need to do is find a shop that offers the service. As it’s a popular idea, expect two or three in your area and prepare to check out the options. Once you have scored a wedding dress to your liking, you will need to arrange a rental time. Typically a dress is rented for a 14-day period. During this time the dress is dry cleaned and altered to fit the bride’s body as needed. Also during the rental period, you will be offered insurance to make sure your special day is worry free (and just in case there is damage of any sort upon return.)

Wedding Dress Rentals in Los Angeles and Beyond

Don’t panic if you don’t find a wedding dress rental shop in your area. It’s popular in major metro areas, but there are other budget conscious ways to work within this bridal trend. There are stores online that offer the same service - you just need extra time to get the dress to you and altered before the ceremony. There are other ways to rent a dress too. Consider asking friends and family if you could see their gown.

Wedding Dress Rentals Saves Cash in 2019
Wedding Dress Rentals Save Cash

Check the Bridal Shows for Wedding Dress Rentals

The biggest resource you have in renting a wedding dress is visiting a bridal show in your area. It’s one big festival event surrounding the idea of tying the knot and many services will be highlighted. Since this latest bridal trend is catering to the masses, don’t be surprised to see a few shops highlighting this service exclusively.


Jodi Jill

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