These days the average cost of weddings in the United States is almost $30,000 and that cost can quickly skyrocket when couples add quality touches to their special day. There are many emerging companies that provide unexpected wedding rentals allowing couples to save money without sacrificing quality. Here is your go-to list of all things rental when it comes to weddings.
The Wedding Dress
Brides can now rent designer wedding gowns at Borrowing Magnolia. Launched in 2014, this disruptive company is expected to have 800 gowns by year’s end. For those of you who have already purchased a dress, submitting your dress to add to their collection is a great way to stash a little extra cash in the honeymoon fund.
One of our favorites from this site is this Lazaro gown as seen on TLC’s “Say Yes to the Dress,” is available for a steal!
Retail: $4,000 Rent: $950
Men have been renting tuxedos and suits for decades, however, The Black Tux takes it to the next level. Grooms have the option to rent custom tuxes and suits for themselves, or their entire groomsmen party. The complete look from bowtie to shoes is available for rent from a stylist curated collection.
The Broadway Outfit offers the perfect classic yet, tailored look. Ladies, you can send this to your soon-to-be-hubs to be sure that he and his groomsmen look positively dapper on your big day.
Retail: $1,000 Rent: $155
The Bridesmaid Dresses
Designer bridesmaid dresses are available for rent or purchase through Hera. With dresses anywhere from the classic Anna Elyse designs to contemporary Nicole Miller, Hera has something for every wedding. Bridesmaids can schedule a try on months before the wedding to ensure the perfect fit and the dresses arrive a week before the wedding to ensure ample time to check the fit.
The Queen of the Night gown would be the perfect compliment to the wedding dress featured above.
Retail: $395 Rent: $99
The Fine Jewels
The website, Adorn, makes wearing the perfect diamonds on your wedding day a breeze! Simply shop the jewelry available, add your selections to the shopping cart, and return the first business day after the event.
These earrings would be the perfect addition to your wedding day look.
Retail: $3,975 Rent: $130
The Bridal Accessories
Happily Ever Borrowed is an adorable website offering fashionable bride and bridesmaid accessories to rent. Each item has an availability calendar associated with it, making it easy to tell what items are available for your big day.
We love this headpiece that can be worn either with or without a veil.
Retail: $300 Rent: $65
Originally created for those with a shoe addiction, Just Soles offers designer shoes for rent or purchase. It is a great opportunity for brides to wear designer footwear without breaking the bank. Each product page lets customers know how many times the shoes have been worn, among other pertinent info such as size, brand, heel height and country of manufacture.
The Jimmy Choo’s below would be the perfect “something borrowed” item to complete any bridal look.
Retail: $895 Rent: $75
Here are the final counts (assuming 4 bridesmaids/groomsmen):
Retail: $15,750 Rent: $2,391 Total Savings: $13,359