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Would You Rent Your Wedding Dress?

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I was recently put on to a website called Rent The Runway where you can rent high-end dresses for a special event at a fraction of the retail price. I thought it was a great idea since in the past I have spent hundreds of dollars on dresses that I end up wearing only one time. I then started to think. With at least two friends getting married this year and a ton more on their way to being engaged, I would definitely be making good use of the site, but what about the brides themselves?

As a bride you could spend thousands of dollars on your wardrobe. The wedding dress itself will leave you eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for at least a month, but what about the bridal shower, bachelorette or even the engagement parties and… well you get the point! Renting a dress for all those events sounds like a good idea to me, but would YOU rent your wedding dress? I wore my dress once and the last time I even looked at it was the day after my wedding (PS: that was six years ago).

I decided to check out the site to see what they have to offer and was pleasantly surprised.

This first dress that caught my attention retails for $995, but you can rent it for $75 bucks.

Theia Say I Do Tulle Gown

“Say I Do Tulle” by Theia

If perhaps you are looking for a gown more appropriate to a beach wedding, this Nicole Miller beauty retails for $1,400, but can be rented here for $225.

Nicole Miller Collage

“Lace Fantasy Gown” by Nicole Miller

My final pick is Moschino, which retails for $1,595 and would be great for a court ceremony. This gown can be rented for $75.

Moschino So Sweet Shift Lace

“So Sweet Shift Lace” by Moschino

So after perusing the site I ask the question again: Would YOU rent your wedding dress? As for me? If I were able to find my dream dress for a fraction of the cost then I would say absolutely!


Taima is an attorney by day and fashion blogger by night. Born and raised in New York City, she always had a passion for fashion. Through experience, creativity, and a little bit of penny pinching, she figured out a way to travel the world in style without breaking the bank. You can see Taima’s travel updates on her website,

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