Wedding dresses are not cheap- they cost a fortune, especially if you consider the high end designer gowns. This high cost makes the idea of hiring a wedding gown reasonable for most people. Gown Vendors such as Abigail Bridal Boutique allow you to hire one for your special day and return it when you are done.
There are a few points to consider if you are looking to hire a wedding gown:
Start your search early
The best time to start your search should be at least 8 months before your wedding. It is very hard to get a wedding gown for hire on a short notice, and even if you get one, it may not be exactly what you wanted.
Ask for references
Ask for recommendations and references from friends and family members who have hired gowns before. They will advise you on who to work with and who to avoid. The last thing you want is to find the wedding gown you want but the vendor you want to hire it from comes up with some complicated terms and conditions later on.
Have more than one option
Some shops that hire out wedding gowns may change their terms last minute and you should have a backup when this happens. Having different vendors on your hit list saves you the headache of convincing one vendor to hire the dress out to you when he/she knows you don’t have any other option.
Inspect the dress
Since you will be required to return the dress in good condition, you need to inspect it before picking it up for the first time. Make sure the sewing is done right and that there are no strings hanging loosely. If there are any, ensure the vendor you are hiring it from knows this so that you don’t have any disagreements when returning it.
Read the contract and understand
Make sure you read, understand and agree with everything included in the contract. The fine print and small details included in the contract will matter a lot when something goes wrong. The contract should clearly state when you are supposed to pick up the dress and when you are to return it. The contract should also indicate what happens if the dress is damaged.