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This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what's ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference.

Consider renting items for your wedding rather than purchasing. Rent your wedding dress!

Wedding Budget Tip #27:

Consider renting wedding items or attire rather than buying.

These days, there's more options than ever to shop for just about everything you need for your big day. Why bother paying beaucoup bucks for things you'll likely only use or wear for one day? I'm talking about your wedding dress, accessories, and more.

Let's be real — the grooms get to rent a tuxedo since they probably won't be using it too often. Why shouldn't a bride be able to rent her wedding dress? The good news is you can!

Where to rent your wedding dress

Thanks to sites like Rent the Runway, Happily Ever Borrowed, Borrowing Magnolia, and more that offer everything from dresses to accessories that you can borrow for your big day.

Many of these sites carry pieces and gowns from super high-end designers, so you can really save a bundle on your wedding attire by renting.

Renting a wedding dress is a growing trend among budget brides and luxury brides alike, as seen in this article from The New York Times. Let's be honest, with the way the trends change and shift over the years, what is the likelihood that you will even have a daughter who will A) be the same size as you and B) want to wear your decades-old wedding dress?

Be smart. Be savvy. Rent your wedding dress and save yourself a bundle of money, as well as valuable storage space in your closet.

So tell us:

would you consider renting your wedding dress?

Leave a comment below and let us know!




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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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