When it comes to planning a wedding, there are so many expenses to consider and it can take a long time to save the money needed for a wedding in Ireland.
One of the biggest expenses is often the wedding dress. It’s no secret that wedding dresses can be extremely expensive, with some dresses costing thousands. However, renting a wedding dress is becoming an increasingly popular option for brides who want to save money on their wedding dress.
Renting a wedding dress has many benefits. First and foremost, it’s definitely less expensive than buying a dress outright. In fact, renting a wedding dress can cost as little as a few hundred euro, compared to a few thousand euro to buy a brand-new dress. This can be a huge cost savings, especially for brides who are on a tight budget and are conscious of the environment.
Renting a wedding dress also allows brides to wear a wedding dress for a fraction of the cost and without the added stress of alterations and awaiting delivery. Its an option that we are asked more and more about so keep your eyes open on our socials over the next few months as we introduce a renting your wedding dress option from our Dublin Bridal Studio.
Another benefit of renting a wedding dress is the ease and convenience it offers. Brides can simply browse online or in-store, choose a dress, and have it delivered to their door. Once the wedding is over, the bride can simply return the dress and that’s it. This eliminates the stress of trying to find a place to store the dress and worrying about preserving it for future generations. This also can allow the bride to wear the wedding dress for the ceremony and pictures and then change into a different dress for the evening time if she wishes. The evening dress can definitely be a dress that the bride could wear again and again.
However, there are a few things to keep in mind when renting a wedding dress. First and foremost, it’s important to make sure the dress fits properly. Most rental companies offer a wide range of sizes to choose from, but it’s still important to try on the dress before renting it to ensure a perfect fit.
It’s also important to keep the dress in good condition while it’s in your possession. Any damages or stains will likely result in additional fees.
Finally, keep in mind that renting a wedding dress may not be for everyone. Some brides may want to keep their wedding dress as a keepsake or to pass down to future generations. Renting a dress means that the bride won’t have a physical dress to keep. However considering this point of the vast majority of brides we speak to – after the day the wedding dress will go in the back of your wardrobe never to be seen again.
In conclusion, renting a wedding dress can be a great option for sustainable brides and budget savvy brides.
We believe that this option should be more available across the industry in general.