There are quite a number of reasons why a bride would prefer renting a wedding dress rather than purchasing one. Some of these reasons include limited finances for a specific type of dress; and indifference to owning the wedding dress immediately after the wedding. At Molly Bridal we wanted to let you know some details that will help you during the process of renting a wedding dress.
Just like purchasing a new gown, renting a gown requires early arrangements to avoid last minute rush. Take note that a wedding dress of your choice may not be readily available so starting early allows the vendor ample time to tailor-make your ideal dress. Major adjustments on the dress may also be necessary therefore the earlier you start the better. Between 8 to 12 months is the ideal time frame to start looking for a wedding dress to rent.
Minimize your entourage
You are and your fiancé are the only people who know the reasons as to why you decided to rent a dress rather getting a new one. It might not be such a good idea to let everyone know that you had to rent a dress. That’s why you need to ask your entourage to the wedding shop to keep it between you and them. In this case one or two people may be good at keeping secrets.
References are the future of shopping and might get you exactly what you were looking for. Ask close friends and family where to get quality wedding dresses for hire at a good cost. They might refer you to someone reliable that will get you that dream dress.
Call the wedding shop ahead of time to confirm
It is important to call up the shop a few weeks to your wedding to give you an update on the dress you chose. Confirm whether the agreed adjustments on the dress have been made. If you can, go to the shop yourself and confirm the details. You definitely don’t want to be disappointed at the last minute.
Inspect the dress and read the contract
It is also wise to inspect the dress you are going to wear before taking it from the shop. Ensure it is in perfect condition. Take time to go through the contract and understand the details, especially what would happen in case the dress gets damaged. This will help you know exactly what you are signing for and avoid further confusion.