Bridesmaid Dress Rentals: A Comparison

One of the joys of being a bridesmaid is forcing your closest friends to drop some dough on a dress they’ll never wear again.  Oh we know that you have great taste but chances are that your tastes are different from your besties.  One possible solution-go for bridesmaid dress rentals for your bridal party.  It saves your bridesmaids money and is one less dress that clogs up their closet.


Rent this Badgley Mischka Hidden Waterfall Gown


Rent the Runway-Chances are you’ve already heard of Rent the Runway.  This massive online store allows you to rent thousands of dresses hundreds of different designers.  Need a ballgown for a black-tie gala? They’ve got a dress for that. Need something slinky and sexy for the bachelorette party in AC? Yep, they’ve got about 600 options.  While they don’t have a bridesmaid dress section per se, with so many options brides are bound to turn to them to look for bridesmaid dresses.  The sheer variety means that you can opt for non-bridesmaidy dresses like a shift from Lilly Pulitzer or a gown like the Badgley Mischka dress to the left.

Swatches: No.

Best for: Designer bridesmaid options; Brides who want non-traditional bridesmaid dress options


Weddington Way-If you haven’t heard of Weddington Way, you are missing out on a vital “Bride’s Little Helper.”  Weddington Way allows you to set up an online webpage where you select the dresses you want and your girls can just logon and buy them.  Easy!  Now, they allow you to rent some of their dresses.  Rentals are $75 or the girls could purchase the dress for $129.  The biggest downside-right now, the dress rentals are only available in 6 colors and 6 styles.

Swatches: Yes.

Best for: Brides who are not having a black-tie wedding as the dresses are all short styles


Rent this Jane Dress in Royal Blue

The Jane Dress in Royal Blue

Union Station-This might just be the granddaddy of all of the rental sites.  At Union Station, you can rent (or buy) a wide selection of dresses in different colors and lengths.  Rental orders need to be placed 3 months before the wedding.  Rentals cost either $50 or $75 plus shipping and insurance.  The dress on the right, the Jane Dress, is available to rent for just $75 and in 18 colors. Actually, all of the dresses are available in 18 colors.

Swatches: Yes-for free.

Best for: Brides who want a traditional bridesmaid dress for their girls


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