You may be tempted to rent your wedding gown, especially if you’re looking for a designer look but don’t have the funds to buy one in your budget. But before you follow through with renting a gown, consider these critical reasons to buy your gown instead.
1. You Can Relax and Have Fun
Beach weddings can be sandy, fun affairs. The wine will be flowing, cake will be eaten, and you’ll be dancing your heart out with your friends. If you rent your wedding gown you might stress during the reception about keeping the dress clean. After all, it’s an expensive piece of clothing that isn’t yours, and you need to return it in mint condition. If you buy your dress instead, you can let loose and have fun during the reception, knowing that you can always have the dress cleaned and repaired if worse comes to worst.
2. You Experience The Pleasures Of Dress Shopping
Wedding dress shopping is a part of the whole experience. You can bring your mom, mother-in-law, and bridesmaids along with you as you shop. It’s just not the same when you’re renting.
3. You Can Keep The Dress
If you rent a dress, the gown that you now have grown close to goes back to the shop. When you buy, you can cherish your gown for a lifetime. If you preserve your dress correctly, it can last without yellowing or deteriorating for at least one hundred years, and maybe longer. That gives you the chance to show your children down the road, or perhaps even give a daughter the opportunity to wear it. Shop now so that you’re ready to ship your dress out for preservation when the wedding is over.
4. Finding The Right Size
When you rent a dress, you may not be allowed to make alterations. If you buy, you can take the dress to a tailor and have it customized to your unique body-shape.
5. Shop In Person
Many rental transactions take place online. That makes it very hard to try on your dress and make sure that you love it in person. When you buy a dress, you can actually go to the shop and try it one.
What do you think about renting a wedding dress? Leave your opinion in the comments section below!