(I was realllly excited about my dress. And I'm just generally a little weird.)
Brett and I are attending three weddings within six weeks of each other this fall: Brett's a groomsman in two of them, and I'm the maid of honor in the third! It's going to be a crazy, yet fun, fall.
When I started thinking through my wardrobe options, I realized something: I needed dresses for three rehearsal dinners, two weddings (the third I'll be wearing a bridesmaid dress, of course!) plus a dress for my BFF's shower (more photos from that tomorrow!) plus her bachelorette party! That brings the grand total of photo-worthy dresses needed up to SEVEN! While I'm all about an outfit repeat, I wanted to mix it up a bit with a couple new dresses without breaking the bank.
Enter my friends at Rent the Runway. They offered to help me out and let me try out their rental services with two dresses to review (I'll be sharing the other soon!) for this past weekend, and I have to say, I was excited to try it out.
My review of Rent the Runway: Basically, the premise of Rent the Runway is this: you get to "rent" a designer dress for 4 days at a fraction of the original cost, basically allowing you to have a special new dress for an occasion without breaking the bank. You just go to their site, select a dress (you can even create a wish list!) and set the day for it to arrive. My event was Saturday, I requested the dress to come Thursday, and I returned it first thing Monday morning in the included pre-paid UPS envelope. I picked out this gorgeous Nanette Lepore dress (that perfectly matched the bridal shower I threw!) and it fit like a glove! The dress rents for $50, but retails for $370, and it made me feel like a million bucks. RTR even has dresses for as low as $30, so it really works for any budget.
All in all, I must say, I was impressed. I'll definitely be using Rent the Runway again in the future for special events, and the only hard part about the experience was sending the gorgeous dress back! If you click this link, you'll get $20 off your first rental! Have fun!
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