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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.

Wedding Budget Tip #27: Consider renting wedding items or attire rather than buying them.

Wedding Budget Tip #27:

Consider renting wedding items or attire rather than buying.

These days, there are 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

This is just another example of how the internet has had a major effect on the wedding industry. Now, there are several online businesses that offer rentals on everything from wedding dresses, bridesmaids attire, and 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. We've rounded up a collection of them for you if you're interested in exploring this option!

Rent the Runway

A huge selection of designer clothing for rent, with plenty of options that are perfect for the bride, bridesmaids, or wedding guests!


Vow to Be Chic

Bride and Bridesmaids Rentals Available. Bridesmaids dress rentals start at just $50, so super budget savvy!


Happily Ever Borrowed

Focus on Accessory Rentals. Rent anything from Hair Combs, Headpieces, Clutches, Veils, Jewelry and so much more.


Borrowing Magnolia

Offers Wedding Dresses for Brides for Rent or Purchase. Try them on in the comfort of your own home before committing to purchase.


Union Station

Offers Bridesmaids Dress Rentals. They've even developed their own collection that is more likely to give you a great fit.


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!



Wedding Budget Tip #27: Consider renting wedding items or attire rather than buying them.

Want more wedding budget tips? Come back next Tuesday for the next post in this series.

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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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