It’s relatively cheaper to hire wedding dresses than buying them. Hiring a wedding dress is perfect for the budget conscious bride. The money saved can be used on other wedding related items on the budget or even be re-directed to the honeymoon or household items that help start the couple’s life.
Hiring provides a rather convenient option for many brides. Laundering of the dress is not your concern as the wedding dress hire service takes care of everything for you. It is highly effective and a less stressful option for the bride.
Time saving: Hiring a wedding dress takes away the pressure and time spent on fitting and shopping for wedding dresses. A bride can walk into a shop and pick a dress from the racks within a short time.
Hiring wedding dresses does away with the after-maintenance demands. The need for extra storage space for your wedding dress and the extra bills to preserve the dress and keep it in perfect condition will not be any of your concerns.
Out of Season Fashion: Most bridal gowns for hire are wedding dresses that are “out of fashion” with past designs and fabric. This may not work for the Fashionista bride who wants to be a show-stopper on her big day.
Few available options: Wedding dresses for hire may come in limited styles and numbers so your options could be limited. They may not have the preferred wedding dress silhouette or the fabric of your choice. This leaves the bride with minimal options to choose from for her big day.
The wedding dresses may not be in the very best condition. Since the dresses are worn over and over again, they may come with tears, appliqué and beadwork falling off or even stubborn stains that were incurred over the hiring period. Hence it is prudent to inspect your wedding dress thoroughly before hire.
Wedding dresses for hire may not be altered to your size. This is an important point to clarify with the vendor. Find out if you can make any alterations. You may love a dress but as most hiring services do not allow for alterations, you’ll have to settle for another dress.
Some brides want to leave a heritage for their children through passing down their wedding dress to their daughter and grand-daughters. This is a very sentimental practice and is of deep importance to some brides. When hiring a dress, passing down your wedding dress from generation to generation will not be a reality.
In a nutshell, the decision to buy or hire your wedding dress will entirely depend on your budgetary allocation and the sentimental value you intend to attach to the dress. You can look at the different types of wedding gowns before you begin your search. The important thing to remember is that at the end of the day its all about you being happy during and after the wedding. Happy wedding you all!