Budget Bride Guide | Bridal Gown

Your wedding is a big deal.  You want everything to be perfect…but you want to stay on budget.  No worries, this tip will certainly help you save a lot during your planning process!

A wedding gown typically cost $1,000+, which doesn’t include any accessories, alterations, veils, or shoes.  Yes, you can hit David’s Bridal’s $99 sale, but I’ve been there and honestly most of those gowns aren’t worth the trek.  I’ve had friends that spent close to $3,000 on their dream dress at bridal shops, but you’re supposed to splurge on your wedding, right?  Wrong.

Even if you’re ‘ballin on a budget’ you don’t have to sacrifice your wants.  Every woman deserves a fabulous dress. Enter Rent the Runway.

If you’ve never heard of Rent the Runway they are a go-to source for renting designer dresses for events, for a fraction of the cost.  The good news is that they now offer bridal rentals!

This means that you’re able to snag a bridal gown from high-end designers such as Monique Lhuillier, Badgley Mischka, Marchesa, Oscar de la Renta + more for budget-friendly rates.  Because what do you do with that dress after the wedding anyway?


Nha Khanh ‘Amber Gown’- $150 rental ($945 retail)

TA23-$75rentalTheia ‘Say I Do Tulle Gown’- $75 rental ($995 retail)

Think they only carry smaller sizes?  Wrong again.  Featured dress sizes range from 0-16.


Marchesa Notte ‘Only Rose Gown’- $175 rental ($1235 retail)


Raoul ‘Hera Gown’- $125 rental ($620 retail)

They even have bridal accessories such as veils, earrings, bracelets, belts + more for rent too!


‘Through the Mist’ Veil- $30 rental ($150 retail)


‘Walking on Clouds’ Veil- $150 rental ($580 retail)

They also offer in-store ‘Wedding Style Packages’ for brides, bridesmaids, mothers-of-the-bride + wedding guests.  Bride Package includes:

+ 1 dress & 2 accessories

+ 90-minute VIP styling session

+ Complimentary bubbly

All for only $200!

Feel like a celebrity on your special day without breaking the bank!

Visit Rent the Runway in NYC, Vegas + their new location in DC.  Can’t get to the store?

Request your rental online.


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