Want to wear Designer Brands but can’t afford the retail costs? There’s several online boutiques that rent out apparel and accessories for a small fee. One of these wonderful sites is Rent the Runway (brought to our attention by one of our lovely brides).
Rent the Runway is a great way to save money on your Bridal accessories and gowns. Its an online service that supplies designer dresses and accessory rentals. You can lease Rent the Runway’s designer dresses and accessories for an 8-day period costing 10% of the retail price. Each dress rental contains a back-up size with no additional cost You can also add on a second dress style for an additional $32.50. The prices include dry cleaning costs of the garments rented. Rent the Runway equips customers with a pre-paid, pre-addressed package to return the items that were leased, and offers a $5 insurance fee to protect against accidents.
Rent the Runway has a wide range of designer dresses and accessories. They even have a Bridal category to ease your search. Not only do they have items for the bride they always have dresses to lease to your bridesmaid. Rent the Runway is a great way to save money on your wedding expenses, especially on gowns that you are most likely only going to wear once in your lifetime. It also provides the luxury of wearing designer goods without costing an arm and a leg.
Rent the Runway is a very credible website. It was named one of the 50 companies disrupting the status-quo by CNBC, one of the 10 most innovative fashion companies by Fast Company in 2011, and one of the 50 best websites of 2010 by TIME magazine. CEO and Co-Founder Jennifer Hyman was named one of the “12 Most Disruptive Names in Business” in 2013 by Forbes and was included on Fortune’s “Trailblazers” list of individuals changing the face of business in 2013.
You don’t have to spend a ton of money on designer named dresses and accessories on your big day. Renting bridal accessories and gowns is practical and safe. It takes the hassle of reselling your wedding dresses and the stress of spending thousands on your wardrobe for your special day. Check out Rent the Runway.