If you want to save on money but not on style, you should consider having your bride tribe rent bridesmaid dresses instead of buying them! Just as you can rent wedding dresses and tuxes, you can outfit your bridesmaids in high-fashion, high-quality rentals from sites like Rent the Runway and StyleLend. 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 the dresses and get a taste of what they offer!
1. Rent the Runway
RTR really changed the game when it came to online dress rentals 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 both 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. (Bonus for brides: The site also offers rentable little white dresses—perfect for all of your pre-wedding parties!).
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.
These Jenny Yoo NYC bridesmaid dress rentals from Vow to Be Chic are simply breathtaking.