Dress Rental — a Surprising Yet Sensible Trend for Cost-Conscious Brides and Bridesmaids

Planning for your big day is a big deal — and a big expense for your attendants. But a new option is helping take some of the monetary stress out of the equation.

Dress rental has become an economical and convenient trend for modern bridal parties. The process is surprisingly simple. On sites like vowtobechic.com, the bride goes online to shop a wide selection of designer gowns, then sends out electronic notices to invite bridesmaids to rent the dresses she has chosen. Bridesmaids are asked to get professionally measured by a local tailor before ordering their dresses online. The bride can track purchases and communicate with bridesmaids through a customized dashboard. Gowns arrive two weeks before the wedding, then ship back after the event in a prepaid package. All this for as little as $65 per girl.

Bridesmaids dresses aren’t the only items available on rental sites — you can find wedding gowns, shoes, hairpieces and jewelry for a fraction of the price of buying.

So if you want your wedding party to look like a million bucks without breaking the bank, dress rental could be the perfect choice for you and your attendants! Below are some suggested sites to get you started on your search.

Bridesmaid Dresses and Wedding Gowns

Shoes

Jewelry and Accessories