Bride Talk – Fabulous Designer Rehearsal Dinner Dresses For Less

Alright, Bride-ys! Second installment here of Bride Talk. If you didn’t read my first post about Rent the Runway, click here to catch up. Time to talk dresses! Now, if you’re anything like me, you might be hesitant to rent a dress online for an important occasion like the Rehearsal Dinner. All the “What if’s?” are popping into your head, aren’t they? I completely understand and thankfully, so do the girls over at Rent the Runway. Here’s a run-down of how it works and why you don’t need to be scared.
After choosing your favorite dress (and jewelry!), you will want to select it to be delivered 2 days prior to your event. This way, if there is a problem with what you’ve selected, the Rent the Runway girls still have time to come to the rescue. However, it probably won’t come to that. To ensure the perfect fit, you get to pick a back-up size for FREE when you order your dress. On top of that, for $25 you can pick a back-up dress (different style selection) for the same dates AND you get a 2nd size for that selection too! So now you have 4 dresses for $25+ the cost of your first dress. THAT is smart thinkin’. Click here to learn more of how it works.
To help you determine if a dress is right for you, you can read Stylist’s Notes, Product Details, Info about Size & Fit, and Customer Reviews for each dress in order to help you make a good choice for you and your body type. And in the unlikely event that you do have fit issues when you receive your dress, they will work with you to FedEx you a new dress in time for your event. These girls have thought of everything.
And NO- this is not a paid blog advertisement or anything. I don’t even know anybody who works for this company. I just am in awe of this amazing gig so had to share with my dear internets. Enjoy the fashion-love. Here’s my top picks for the Rehearsal Dinner. (Click on the images for links to the dresses.)
*LOVE* this first one! Love, love, love.

BADGLEY MISCHKA Sequin Bell Sleeve Sheath

Retail $800 rented for $100

The interweaving of these layers is stunning.

BCBG MAXAZRIA Champagne Hypnotizer Dress

Retail $450 rented for $50

Love the detail of the cut here:

LELA ROSE  Couture Wave Dress

Retail $1,295 rented for $150
Oolala! Sleek and sophisticated.

RACHEL ROY  Lipstained Stretch Dress

Retail $1,395 rented for $200
For a soft, romantic look:

MOSCHINO  Satin Bow Surprise Dress

Retail $1,695 for $200
And my FAVORITE of all favorites, hands down. This would be my own personal dress choice.

RACHEL ROY  Mercury One Shoulder Dress

Retail $1,295 rented for $150

Can I hear a collective gasp/sigh, all? Mercy, I love this dress!
So which dress would YOU choose, my internets? Add your comment. And check back soon for my top picks for your sweet engagement photo session!

1 comment

The Undercover Couponer - September 13, 2011 - 8:33 pm

I have done this before (rented a dress!). It was awesome! I would love to wear the last dress, though my body would argue for the first dress (which covers up more sins….)

Thanks for sharing this!