Hiring A Wedding Gown
Hiring wedding gowns has become one of the most practical solutions to getting your dream gown. As a bridal store, we understand that for some, getting a brand-new wedding dress that you might only wear once, for a pretty penny, doesn’t really make sense. If
you have narrowed down to hiring as the most viable option for you, then here are some useful tips to consider before leasing a wedding gown.
It is cost efficient and allows you to get in tune with your style preferences at a reasonable margin. The fact that a wedding dress will be worn only once makes hiring efficient for cost-conscious couples. The saved amount may be spent on accessories like veils, jewelry, shoes, etc. or something else pertaining to the wedding.
2. POPULAR DESIGN
A one of a kind [insert hard-to-pronounce designer name] wedding dress, for a fraction of the price? Yes Please! Hiring a wedding dress makes your designer dreams now attainable. For a fragment of the cost, you can hire a designer wedding dress that you would never be able to afford otherwise.
3. DRESS STORAGE
Wedding dresses are not only bulky, but heavy, and what does a bride do with one after the wedding? With hiring you don’t need to worry about how to preserve or where to store your dress – you just return it to where it came from, and it’s someone else’s headache. Problem solved!
When it comes to variety in terms of style, silhouette, colour and design, hiring a gown can be quite limiting. There are not as many options as there are in gowns for sale. This is because certain materials like lace and silk cannot be laundered and some designs, especially those with beading and ruffles, become damaged after laundering. Also, a bridal colour like brilliant white loses its brightness and luster once it is laundered. Therefore, a bride who is considering to hire a gown will have to limit her choice and amount of details in the gown.
One of the most fundamental details for a wedding gown is that it fits properly. Regardless of how breathtaking the dress might be, if the dress is ill-fitting, it completely, and we mean COMPLETELY ruins the look. Unfortunately, when you hire a gown, you’re not allowed to make minor or major alterations.
Before you rent the gown, you are required to sign a rental contract that entails details about how to care for the dress, how long you may keep the dress and/or what happens if you return the dress in a bad condition. Whatever the details your rental contract entails, it can be very restricting.
When you hire a gown, you forfeit the experience of ever passing down the dress (and memories) to your daughter, relative or friend. It is not just any old dress; a wedding gown has a touch of sentimentality that cannot be ignored or replaced.
As you weigh these pros and cons of hiring a wedding dress, it all boils down to how you view your dress – what does the wedding gown mean to you, and better yet, what purpose does it serve you not only on your special day, but even after?