Why do women buy wedding dresses while men rent tuxedos?

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MsNomer Posts : 2 Registered: 1/8/13
Why do women buy wedding dresses while men rent tuxedos?
Posted: Jan 8, 2013 7:30 PM

Hello ladies, I'm weighing my options (rent vs. buy) and would really appreciate your insight on this: why is buying (rather than renting) a wedding dress important to you? And on the flipside, why do you think the groom doesn't buy his tux? Thanks for your help!

Edited by: MsNomer on Jan 8, 2013 7:30 PM

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Bonnie66 Posts : 5 Registered: 1/7/13
Re: Why do women buy wedding dresses while men rent tuxedos?
Posted: Jan 8, 2013 8:53 PM Go to message in response to: MsNomer

There are women who rent wedding dresses instead of buying. In fact, renting rather than buying a wedding dress does not make the process less complicated. If you rent a wedding gown,you will have to sign a rental agreement and it might include what you are obliged to do in case the wedding dress gets damaged. Therefore, you need to check if there are damages or other minor problems on the gown and report it directly to the person in charge. In addition,you also have the condition of the gown stated in the contract to avoid disagreements the moment you pay your bill. Every girl dreams about wearing the perfect dress for the perfect day.So if you rent a wedding dress, you have to be extra careful on your wedding day/night as the dress isn't yours.Renting can be a much more affordable option, but then you have to take into consideration that there may be some rather extreme limitations on what you can do in the way of altering it.However, If you buy a wedding dress, then you have much more freedom when it comes to alterations.

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MsNomer Posts : 2 Registered: 1/8/13
Re: Why do women buy wedding dresses while men rent tuxedos?
Posted: Jan 8, 2013 11:29 PM Go to message in response to: Bonnie66

Thanks for the reply! Wow, that is a lot to consider. I hadn't thought of how limiting renting a dress can be or how I could end up damaging it while renting. Or worse, renting a dress that was already damaged! I still wonder why men don't buy their tuxedos, then -- renting seems like such a pain if you have to be so careful on your wedding day/ night. Almost seems more worth it for him to buy too ...

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Bimini06 Posts : 2 Registered: 1/10/13
Re: Why do women buy wedding dresses while men rent tuxedos?
Posted: Jan 14, 2013 10:07 PM Go to message in response to: MsNomer

There is an old saying about wedding tradition that something old, something new,something borrowed, something blue and a silver sixpence in her shoe.Each item in this phrase stands for good-luck for the bride.If she has all of them on her wedding day,she will live a happy marriage life."Something old" represents continuity with the bride's family and the past. "Something new" implies optimism and hope for the bride's new life ahead. "Something borrowed" is usually an item from a happily married friend or family member, whose good fortune in marriage will carry over to the new bride. The borrowed item means the bride can depend on her friends and family.Generally speaking, the bride will choose buying a wedding dress as something new. And they usually wear some wedding accessories like necklace or earrings as something old. It is just tradition.

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LelaMosher Posts : 2 Registered: 11/5/13
Re: Why do women buy wedding dresses while men rent tuxedos?
Posted: Feb 6, 2014 5:38 AM Go to message in response to: MsNomer

Now a days people are more towards renting their dress instead of buying it as its of no use after the wedding day so choice of renting for one day is preferred by most. Also its cheap option.

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Chriswendy Posts : 2 Registered: 7/27/13
Re: Why do women buy wedding dresses while men rent tuxedos?
Posted: Feb 26, 2014 4:16 AM Go to message in response to: MsNomer

If you rent a wedding dress, you will have a limited selection, as you have to choose from the limited designs available for rental in the salon. In many cases, you cannot make alterations and can only choose a size nearing your size. If the dress you love doesn't fit, you have to go for another one. You may also have to pay separately for alteration charges. You also have to be very careful the whole time not to damage the dress as it has to be returned and you will have to pay for any damages. If it is badly damaged, you may end up having to buy the dress. Also, you do not have a family heirloom to pass on to your children. Besides, buying a wedding dress can be quite convenient now, you will have more choices.


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