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


Jewelry and Accessories

Wedding Showcase Prizes Revealed!

Every bride who attend the Beloit Weddings Showcase is eligible to win these prizes*... 

From: Ironworks Hotel WIN: Overnight stay in the suite-pairing with MH

From: Tammy Spice Jewelry WIN: 3 very nice pieces of Tammy Spice Jewelry

From: Peer Canvas WIN: $50 off a canvas print

From: Merrill & Houston’s and the Eclipse Event Center WIN: Wine basket and Gift Card

From: Delafield Hotel WIN: $50 Certificate to I.D.

From: Broadway Florist WIN: Bridal Basket valued at $100

From: Floral Expressions WIN: $100 gift certificate for rentals or service fees

From: Something Borrowed WIN: $50 gift certificate

From: Premier Photo Booth WIN: $100 off a photobooth package

From: Sweet Velvet Cakes WIN: $75 Door Prize

From: Glitz & Go WIN: $75 certificate towards a custom balloon design

From:  Pure Gravity Fitness WIN: Pole Party-Up to 8 Ladies valued at $250

From:  Gem Shop WIN: Sterling silver and cubic zirconia dangle earrings

From:  Ganser Company/Bath Planet of Madison WIN: Cash Prize


* Prize list is NOT complete and may be subject to change through April 4. 



Bridal Event to Launch the NEW Eclipse Center

Beloit Wedding Showcase Invites Local Brides to Attend

Newly renovated, The Eclipse Center (located at 3 Eclipse Boulevard) will host the inaugural Beloit Wedding Showcase on Sunday, April 10 from 11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. This event brings the finest area bridal vendors together in one space and features hundreds of ideas for brides and their families. Tickets for the event are just $5.00 and are available online at www.beloitweddings.com.

The Beloit Wedding Showcase is the first major public event at the new Eclipse Center. This 27,000-square-foot, customizable meeting and event space can host up to 1,000 people and is an ideal venue for indoor ceremonies, receptions and meetings.  

Ironworks Hotel (a stylish event space in a local boutique hotel), Tammy Spice Jewelry (a unique and edgy designer offering custom wedding party pieces) and Broadway Floral (with 25 years of experience celebrating the biggest day of a couple’s life) are just a few of the vendors bringing their products and services to the show.

"We’re looking forward to participating in this first year for the Beloit Wedding Showcase. We’re happy that Beloit-area brides will get the chance to look at a variety of wonderful wedding vendors in one place at one time," said Jayme Braatz, manager of Merrill & Houston’s Steak Joint, one of the 20+ vendors signed up for this year’s event.  

Additional vendors include Best Events, The Beloit Club, Gem Shop, Good Time Music Service, Photography by April, Pure Gravity Fitness, Glitz & Go and more. For a complete list of vendors, visit www.beloitweddings.com.

About The Beloit Wedding Showcase

From classic elegance to rustic beauty, the city of Beloit offers a variety of wedding businesses to help make your special event a day to remember. Whether you're planning a wedding, rehearsal dinner or other bridal event, you and your guests will feel right at home in this charming Southern Wisconsin town. www.beloitweddings.com

Contact Information

For more information about the event contact email info@beloitweddings.com.

Join us at the first annual Beloit Weddings Showcase

Planning a wedding can be fun at first but quickly turn into a lot to decide on for just one day. 

Let us help you see it all in one place and see what new and upcoming trends are headed your way. The Beloit Weddings Showcase is a great time to grab a couple girlfriends or your main man and find out what you like, love, and have to have on your once in a lifetime day! 

We will have plenty to offer featuring a fashion show and a trunk show of one of a kind custom Tammy Spice Jewelry.

The Eclipse Center will provide the perfect space to have everyone in one spot for your convenience! 

Join Us!