How to Accessorize Your Wedding
How to Look and Feel Good On Your Wedding Day
Tips on Buying Shoes for Your Wedding
The Truth About Wedding Gloves
Questions and Answers for Buying Wedding Shoes
Buying Wedding Accessories
Bridal Accessories You Really Need
A List Of Bridal Accessories
The Fashionable Role of Bridesmaids
Tips On Bridesmaid Dresses
Keeping Bridesmaid Dresses Perfect for the Wedding
Four Tips On Buying A Bridesmaid Dress
Wedding Jewelry For Kids
Your Maid of Honor Duties
Tips on Keeping A Wedding Gown Clean
Tips on Buying A Wedding Gown
Should I Buy
Is There Such A Thing As A Cheap Wedding Dress
Tips on Preserving A Wedding Dress
Tips on Wearing a Wedding Gown
Wedding Dress Horror Stories
Wedding Gown Prices
Tips on Cleaning Your Wedding Jewelry
The Price Of New Wedding Jewelry
Jewelry For Your Wedding Day
Four Tips On Buying Wedding Jewelry
Five Tips On Buying Wedding Jewelry
Five Bright Ideas For Your Wedding Jewelry
Custom Made Wedding Jewelry
Your Timeline For Wedding Jewelry
Tips On Storing and Wearing Wedding Jewelry
Where To Buy Cheap Wedding Jewelry
I Said Yes
Four Important Wedding Tips
SHOULD I BUY, BORROW OR RENT A WEDDING DRESS?
Good question. There are advantages and disadvantages to all three choices. Your wedding day is an important occasion, one both romantic and sentimental, and yet one full of expenses. Beyond the wedding dress, there is also the reception to consider, the bridal dresses, and the catering and wedding cakes...the list goes on and on. So in order to help you make your choice, let's consider one option at a time.
Buying A Wedding Dress
Advantages include obviously a flawless, custom-fitting piece that's all but guaranteed to make your wedding guests' jaws collectively drop. Disadvantages are mainly the price. Brand new wedding dresses can cost well over a thousand dollars. While shopping online or at a thrift store can save you money, the dresses will be of lower quality or even partially damaged.
Renting A Wedding Dress
Renting a dress is another option, certainly an affordable one compared to buying a new dress. You can rent a wedding dress, take plenty of pictures and let the moment of luxury live on forever. The disadvantages include obviously having to part with such a sentimental item, and the need to be extra careful with the dress. You must make sure the dress is not damaged or dirtied; otherwise you might have to buy the whole dress or at least pay a hefty penalty fee.
Borrowing A Wedding Dress
What's the harm in asking a friend or family member if you can borrow their wedding dress for a special occasion? Everyone knows you're not exactly JK Rowling, so there's no need to go into debt just to buy a brand new wedding dress you'll use for one special day. In fact, unless you're really disliked (which is a problem in many respects) then most likely a friend or family member will be happy and downright touched to pass on the family heirloom for a special occasion.
When planning your wedding remember to buy what you absolutely need-as in something that will be used regularly-and to rent everything that's forgotten in less than a day. Spend wisely and according to what you can afford to lose, not as if your wedding is a costly investment. If you have more money than you know what to do with then spend the rest of the money on the honeymoon. Saving money where possible is always a good idea.