Rent a Dress For Your Wedding? YES!

OK, having your wedding dress preserved for your daughter-to-be might be a nice sentiment, and having that once-worn gown locked away in the closet seems like part of what brides are "supposed to do." If you are less sentimental, more frugal, and don't mind packing that dress up and taking it to the post office rather than boxing it up and putting it on a shelf -- then check out Rent the Runway. A genius idea for the bride, bridal party, or for any cocktail party! Rent the Runway lets you choose from hundreds of dresses -- by size, color, or occasion -- and rent it at 90 percent off of the retail price. The dress is mailed to you (with a backup dress in another size just in case!), and after your event is over, just put the frock in the provided envelope and drop off at the post office! No dry cleaning is necessary; the good people at Rent the Runway clean the dresses on their return. The site features designer gowns from Halston, Trink Turk, Rachel Roy, and hundreds of others.

Our quick search for a bridal idea turned up this beauty:

 

This Yigal Azrouel gown retails for $1410, but it can be yours for the week for a mere $200. Check out the beautiful back!

Your bridesmaids will love you when they only have to pay $100 for this Nicole Miller number (retails for $430), since we all know that bridesmaids' dresses are rarely worn again, no matter how cute.

Rent one for your high school reunion, your next black-tie soiree, or a more casual dress just for the fun of it. At these prices, you can check out Badgley Mischka or Herve Leger for every event, without going broke! Β Awesome jewelry and handbags can be rented as well to complete your look. Rent the Runway, we are jealous! Wish we'd thought of it first.

With all that Life has to offer,

Cicely