A wedding gown is a bride’s most outstanding feature. It reveals her style and ensures she is the center of attention on that day. So finding the right gown is crucial to her overall wedding experience. But brides all over the world are always faced with the same predicament regarding the gown: should they hire a gown, purchase a readymade gown or hire a designer to design one for them? All these choices do have their pros and cons. Let’s have a look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.
Hiring a Gown
Weddings are often an expensive affair and an opportunity to slash the budget can be a relief in most cases. For couples working on a budget, it would make sense to rent a wedding gown since it’s a one day event. This would not be too different from a couple who choose to purchase a gown because at the end of the day, this gown is only worn once. After the day of the wedding, the gown becomes a souvenir. Even if someone gets married more than once the chances of wearing the same dress are minimal.
As much as hiring a Gown is more economical, it also comes with its shortcomings. A rented Gown could easily be damaged from previous wedding occasions. This often leads to a certain level of discomfort especially on the bride’s side. An old-fashioned design of the gown could be another downside and may not resonate well with the bride. Renting a dress also requires the bride to be extra careful during the event because a simple stain or tear would result in a dispute while returning the dress.
Purchasing a Gown
Purchasing wedding gowns can be one of the most convenient steps especially if you are competing against time. Wedding planning can be time consuming and in case you are unable to have your dress tailored within a short period then purchasing could be the only option. Purchasing a Gown also offers a variety of options to pick from and in many cases they come in various sizes and designs to suit your taste.
However, purchasing a gown also comes with a few cons. Most people would prefer ordering their dresses online or simply sending a friend who stays abroad. In this case, the bride to be is unable to ascertain the quality of the dress. Some online vendors might be fake hence ending up not receiving your dress and losing money in the process. In other instances, the dress you ordered might end up being of low quality material because you didn’t have the opportunity to inspect before purchasing. Purchased gowns may also lack exclusivity; the design could be quite common.
Tailoring a Gown
For brides who are keen to get a gown that is customized for them, tailoring would be the best option. The main advantage of tailoring a dress is the fact that all the measurements are done correctly and the bride can contribute on the design aspect of the dress. The bride also gets to choose the right material for the gown. Tailoring a gown however requires adequate time to put the dress together.
This option also does have disadvantages, a tailored gown may be quite expensive especially if you are hiring a professional designer. A designer might also end up not delivering the dress in time hence causing unnecessary unrest. The dress may even be delivered on the last minute leaving no room for adjustments.
So weigh your choices carefully, considering your budget and how much time you have to the wedding. Above all, whether you hire, buy or design your wedding gown, don’t settle for less.