Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Used? Rented? Crazy?! Yes. Yes. & For Sure.

So as an engaged women finding the dress creates a lot of mixed emotions.
It makes it all seem real.
You may be really happy or unhappy with your body.
The price of a dress, for one day, can get really crazy.

I've mentioned in pretty much every post, make sure you are doing what is important to you and your fiancé. The dress maybe one of these things. So it may be on the Top 5 Most Costly Things. And that's perfectly fine!

Every bride wants to look their most beautiful self... If that dress is $300 or $3,000.

Now don't call me crazy, okay do, because I do think this is a little crazy- BUT it makes sense... And when I thought about it before being engaged there was no way I would do it but I'm giving it more thought.

Have you ever thought about renting your dress or buying used?


STOP! Don't leave. Hear me out... Even if you know you want to be the first and only person ever wearing the dress you will slip on that day.

Like most things in life, I have to weigh out PROS and CONS.

PROS! 
+ It will cost a third of the price of new dress
+ It's only been worn once
+ I can try to talk the seller down some if I think it should be cheaper.
+ I can get a dress 2, 3, maybe 4 times my budget since it will be a reduced price.

CONS!
- My possible future daughter can't wear it if it's rented
- What if something happens to it if it's rented?
- I'm not the first to wear it
- What if there is something extremely wrong with the dress they aren't telling me?

Lets's be honest here.... The majority of people reading this aren't getting a dress designed to be a one-of-a-kind dress. Meaning, there is going to be someone else (or you know, thousands) wearing this dress on their wedding day too. So you've got to make it your own- add a different belt, chop off the train or add a long train, change the cut of the dress from straps to sweetheart....

With all this talk, I found a dress on Once Wed that I love. The only place that carries this dress (in Kentucky) is in Louisville. I want to try it on first to make sure I like it on my body first right? Of course. So I made an appointment for next week to drive up there with my mom, sister, and hopefully MOH to try it on!

Side note, she is selling it online for half the price as the store is selling it. 


Here are some sites that sell not only wedding dress, but accessories, clothes, other dresses, shoes, etc!


Some sites that sell discounted designer dresses:

Make sure to email the seller for all questions.
Look at the tabs on the site that explain how it all works.
I'd ask the seller to send more pictures via personal email to reassure me that they aren't going to just run off with my money and that the dress is in great condition.

Be sure also to try on dresses that may not be what you thought you wanted. A different style may look incredible on your body! Can't hurt right?

Have fun with it!!