There is a conundrum that every bride must face when purchasing her wedding day duds: Why spend a lot of money on something you're only going to wear once? We know why—it’s one of the biggest days of your life! And many brides are happy to spend thousands on gowns and accessories they’ll pack away and never see again.
But brides who want to stay on budget should click over to Something Borrowed NY, a new website launching today that offers carefully selected designer veils, headpieces, and jewelry at a fraction of the cost. The catch? It's just a rental, so you don’t get to keep it. But as the Something Borrowed girls say, unless you’re Kate Middleton, you probably won’t need to wear your tiara again. Right now, the site is just carrying bridal accessories, but they hope to include gowns in the future. To obtain these treasures, you simply order them online and ship them back after your wedding. And don't worry, they cover minor damages, so you can still get down at your reception.
Here are some of my Something Borrowed favorites:
Helene combs, purchase price $506, Something Borrowed NY rental price $152.
Stephanie Brown tea party cuff, purchase $215, rent $65.
I'm not sure if I'd be able to part with my bridal baubles, but the opportunity to spend a little and look like I splurged is tempting! What’s your stance on renting wedding day attire?