Rent, Borrow, Buy: How to Find Your Dream Wedding Dress Without Paying a Nightmare Price

by James on March 15, 2017 · 0 comments

photo-nic-co-uk-nic-116834You’ve been looking at bridal magazines and searching online and you’ve finally found the perfect wedding dress. Then you look at the price tag and your dream wedding begins to fall apart at the seams. These days wedding gowns today can cost more than the wedding itself. But don’t despair, here are some tips to help you save money, yet still find the perfect wedding dress.

Consider a Pre-owned Dress

Founder of, Josie Daga has been a bridesmaid 14 times, has attended over 100 weddings. She has been linking buyers and sellers of new and pre-owned wedding dresses since 2004 so she knows a thing or two about bridal gowns and bridal party gowns. She can help you buy a pre-owned wedding dress for less than it would cost you to rent one. There are also other benefits to buying rather than renting, including:

  • Save money: Wedding dress rental prices generally range from $200 – $2,000, with a damage deposit of $200+. You can buy a pre-owned wedding dress for as little as $100. What’s more, all’s wedding gowns are priced under $2,000.
  • Save memories: Rental wedding dresses must usually be returned one day after the wedding. When you buy a pre-owned wedding dress, you can keep it forever.
  • Save time: Wedding dress rental stock is typically very limited. Alterations are not allowed and the dress may have been worn multiple times., on the other hand, has almost 20,000 gowns to choose from. You can have your used dress altered so it’s the perfect fit and there’s no time limit.
  • Save safely: At, you can pay for your wedding gown with PayPal or com, so you can rest assured that you’ll be completely protected if for some reason your item isn’t shipped, or if it arrives but it’s not exactly as it was described.

A Note About Wedding Dress Sizes

Wedding dress sizes are decided by the designer and are generally smaller than street size, which can make it confusing. But to help you overcome this, all the dresses listed at have the designer size and the street size.

You’ve Decided to Buy a Pre-owned Dress, What’s Next?

It’s all very easy. Once you’ve picked out a dress and decided to buy, you contact the seller through the website and agree with the price and terms of shipping. Next, choose your secure payment option. The seller ships the gown and in a few days you have your dream wedding dress, so you can be confident that you’ll look and feel beautiful on your magical day.

As you can see, you can save thousands of dollars by buying a pre-owned wedding dress. But it not only saves you money and time, it takes a lot of the stress out of shopping for a wedding gown because you can do it all in one place, from the comfort of your own home.

Phoebe Harrison is a wedding planner and enjoys her job so much as she pulls off the perfect day for the happy couple. She shares tips and tricks with brides-to-be in her articles.

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