The last few weeks have seen my friends married off and I still have one major one to go in December. One of my first thoughts this morning was that I wouldn't make The Experience as this amazing individual who's gone from being my friend to my sister is wedding on the same day and attending her wedding isn't even remotely negotiable.
Anyhooooo, with all these weddings I've watched and learnt a lot. But one thing I'm yet to figure out is what informs a bride's decision on whether to buy her dress wedding dress or to rent one. I know you might think that it's all about how bouyant the bride is but that isn't always the case. I've seen broke brides buy (sometimes expensive) wedding dresses and I've seen bouyant brides rent theirs.
I try to think about what I might do when the time comes and I honestly cannot say. On the one hand, the Sensible part of me says; "Rent. You will never wear that dress again. Why waste valuable money?" On the other hand the Sentimental part of me says "Buy. You're not buying the dress alone, you're buying the moment, the memories, the feeling you got the moment he saw you in that dress. That's valuable, that's priceless.".
So I'm left wondering. I got into a conversation with one of my bride-to-be friends and she too isn't quite sure what to do, and the possible gains and losses in either buying or renting a wedding dress. And that's what led me to this blog post.
Would you rent or buy your wedding dress? What are your reasons?
Did you rent your wedding dress, or did you buy one just for you? Looking back now, would you have done it differently, and why?
Ladies, we really want to know.