After rushing back from Charleston last Saturday (I didn’t speed, I promise!) I had to frantically do something with this hair and get ready for my friend Ashton’s wedding. Like in 30 minutes- holy stressed out!! Like any girl, the weeks prior to the event I was stressing over what to wear. After searching some boutiques and online shops, I knew I didn’t want to shell out a ton of $$$ for a dress I’d only wear once or twice so I went to my trusty friend, Rent the Runway.
While renting still isn’t cheap by any means, it’s definitely more cost effective than buying a super nice but fancy dress that you’ll more than likely only wear once. I rented my first dress for a wedding last year (actually this same exact weekend) and loved the ease and convenience of renting.
Here’s the quick & dirty of renting with RTR
- You can rent for either 4 or 8 days
- You get a free backup size
- It’s recommended you rent 1-2 days before your event in case nothing fits so RTR can overnight you another option
- After the event, you zip up your dresses in the bag and drop it off at any UPS box
- RTR takes care of all the dry cleaning
Kate Spade clutch (similar) // Bobbi Brown Lipstick in Hot Raspberry (obsessed!)
When renting this time around, I decided to get the PRO membership. For $30/year, you get free shipping and insurance (usually $15 per order) as well as 20% off all orders. So basically, you just need to rent twice to break even and I think it’s totally worth it!
They also now have an unlimited option which would be perfect if you’re traveling and don’t want to buy a ton of new outfits. Remember, you can also rent jewelry and handbags to go with those dresses! This option is $139/month and you can cancel at any time.
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So that’s two weddings down and only one more to go this year! One of my best friends, Logan, is getting married in October and this week I have been working on addressing her invitations. I’m so glad I picked up calligraphy and even though it makes my hand cramp up sometimes, I love the end result!