The 3 Best Places to Rent Bridesmaid Dresses

Let's face it, they may never wear the dress again

Updated 08/01/17

When you want to save on money but not on style, considering having your bride tribe rent bridesmaid dresses instead of buying them! Just like you can rent wedding dresses and tuxes, you can outfit your bridesmaids in high-fashion, high-quality rentals from sites like Rent the Runway, Vow to Be Chic, Weddington Way and Union Station. Each of these sites has an extensive selection of bridesmaid dress rentals available in every silhouette and shade. Plus, the cost to rent is significantly cheaper than purchasing a designer bridesmaid look outright. Read on to discover how each of these sites rent bridesmaid dresses and get a taste of what they offer!

1. Rent the Runway

RTR really changed the game when it came to online dress rental and the site has expanded to include a robust bridal selection, including gowns for bridesmaids. The process is simple: The bride and bridal party search for their selection of dresses and make a decision on which they would like; the designs are booked for four or eight day rentals; you wear the dress and then return it in its pre-paid envelope—dry cleaning included. The brand also has a brick-and-mortar store in New York City and Las Vegas, so ladies can test drive dresses ahead of time.

These bridesmaids are dazzling in Badgley Mischka, on loan from Rent the Runway:

2. Vow to be Chic

Vow to be Chic promises to make sure that the price of your bridesmaids dresses are affordable, with designs starting at just $50 from labels like Nicole Miller, Theia, Tadashi Shoji and Jill Jill Stuart. Once your ladies submit their measurements, the site will send along the most-loved dresses in two sizes to be tried on at home. The bridal party can then send back the dresses they don't want in the pre-paid packaging provided, and return the ones worn after the festivities are over. (Bonus for brides: The site also offers rentable little white dresses — perfect for your all of your pre-wedding parties!)

These Jenny Yoo NYC bridesmaid dress rentals from Vow to Be Chic are simply breathtaking.

3. Union Station

Union Station has outfitted more than 20,000 bridesmaids and they're sartorial mission is to make bridesmaids feel good in their dresses—that's why all their rentals come with a "dress that fits" guarantee, meaning whenever you rent a dress, it comes with a free backup size just in case. Bridesmaids dress rentals begin at $50 a gown.

With dresses rented from Union Station, this bridal squad looks beautiful in blue:

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