When preparing for a huge once-in-a-lifetime event such as your wedding, youâ€™ll most likely book a special location for it; some of you may even hire a limo or go all out with a horse and carriage for transportation. But if youâ€™re serious about trimming your wedding budget, you can always look into more family-owned venues for your reception, or style your own car for the occasion.
Beyond that, you can also save some bucks by renting everything else for your event. From the usual groomâ€™s and menâ€™s tuxes, you can go further by renting gown as well as the entire bridal partyâ€™s outfits. To add that final touch, the women can sign out jewelry as well, just for that one time. And donâ€™t forget the wedding cake?
There is no doubt that your wedding dress will be one of the most expensive items in your wedding. In fact, you can save a fortune if you are going to rent the wedding gown. Renting a gown is also considered environmental friendly. However, renting a wedding gown is not the same as buying a new one because you have to return it after your wedding. In order to prevent unnecessary arguments with the bridal shop or the wedding dress shop, you should bear the following points in mind.
Reasons not to rent your dress Common arguments against renting a wedding dress include the fact that it’s not yours, someone else has already spent their special day in it. While that is true, what about the groom and his groomsmen? Most of the male participants in a wedding will rent their suits rather than buy them. If it’s good for the boys, it must be good for the girls as well! Like a rented suit, your rented wedding dress will have been thoroughly dry-cleaned and will be in good condition. There is nothing to be afraid of in terms of cleanliness. Other brides take a sentimental argument – the dress will be a special reminder of your wedding day and you may one day be able to pass it to your daughter. The likely scenario is that fashions will have moved on by the time your daughter gets married, and she may not want to wear your dress. As for memories, what about that expensive photographer you’ve got booked?
Renting will save you money The difference in cost between renting a wedding dress and buying your own (or having one made for you) can be staggering. Conservatively, a designer wedding dress could set you back $2500, while renting a wedding dress may cost you less then $250. The difference can be used to put towards a more extravagant honeymoon, or even towards a house deposit.