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Thelma please post. I need to know if there is anything wrong or bad in renting a wedding dress. I have money to buy my dress but I want to cut costs where I can so I thought maybe I should rent. But my aunties are against it,They say I cannot know how many people have worn the dress before, or the type of persons that have worn the dress before and hinted at hygiene and spiritual implications. I personally don't believe in all this spiritual talk but to be honest I'm now undecided. Bae is indifferent whether I buy or rent but he will like to cut costs too if possible. Please should I just buy a dress or rent one? Thank u. 


  1. Aint nothing wrong with renting. All depends on your sentiments, please do whatever works for you not because someone said so.

  2. Dear poster,

    To rent or not to rent will remain your personal decision. However, I don't see why you need to spend a lot on a dress that you would only wear ONCE.

    You don't know how many people before you have used towels in your hotel room, but you still use them. Any wedding gown for rent would obviously have been cleaned out off it's previous wearer.

    As long as your man doesn't have a problem with you renting, your decision has been made easier.

    Wishing you the best.


    1. Okay. I'm covering my eyes & saying "Well Said, Very well said"...
      I agree...

      But I'm gonna make my own gown just because it's NOT gonna be white or cream. It's gonna be coloured & I intend altering it after the W-day for a few anniversaries!!!

    2. Who asked u all dis personal explanation now

    3. very well said P. Couldn't have said it any better.

  3. You can rent. You can get a dress worn just once, you will not even know the difference between that and a new dress. J

    1. Correct! My cousin sister was lucky to get a new one sef

  4. Yes u can rent .. I decided to buy cos of the sentimental attachment to the dress and keeping it for my first daughter .. Most ple even sell theirs off after the wedding .. Some think it's a waste of money ..

  5. Wen people who use same general needles & combs in d salon for their hairs, lodge in hotels in same sheets, towels & even spoons begin to attach sentiments to renting a gown just bcos there re resources to buy a new one. #yimu
    My dear do what's on ur mind n cut cost!...
    Spoons, plates, cups and forks for the wedding-Rented! Even the food-cooked behind ur back! Cake-baked behind ur back! To mention but a few

    1. Lmaooo!!!!! Queen ooo! do you know what you just did to me?!!!! loool! continue!

    2. I know but I won't talk cos of privacy

    3. Momoh come back here o? Which privacy? What do u know?!! Loool! Just dey find trouble everywhere! Looool!

    4. Whoever this person is, u deserve a kiss for this

  6. Please rent if you can. While i dont regret buying my dress- i put it up for sale immediately after the wedding. The story about how many people have worn the dress is insignificant. The dress is drycleaned before it gets to you.

  7. *looks left and right* buy a new dress jor! better still get a good fashion designer to make one for you.... maybe me :-) *just kidding cuz i cant sew to save my life*

    Whatever works for you jor... if you dont share same sentiments.... well do rent a dress. but if you do... ust buy a new one

    iv never really even thought about it sha.... to buy or to rent? i'm sure i'll go with the former without even giving it a thought.

  8. Its your wedding not your aunt's, rent your dress if thats what you want to do and pray on it when you get it since they are concerned about evil spirits or God knows what

  9. Do what suits u my dear,if renting suits u,fine and if it's buying,then do so,ur aunt is only being sentimental about the number of people that has worn a rented gown.

  10. Like others have said, do whatever you like. At the end of the day, its your wedding not your aunts' so rent? buy? whatever suits you.

  11. Do whatever suits your budget.

  12. If u r a size 8. You. Can. Buy or rent mine.

    You can also rent a new dress. But at a higher rate. 35k-ish and above.

    My sister in law spentless than 40k on hers. She sewed.

    It's up to U babe. Advise urself n cut cost/wastage

  13. If you are so worried about disappointing anyone, just sew your wedding dress with a really good designer most times it will be almost same cost as renting. And these re beautifully sewn dresses u wont believe it was made in naija. That way u save cost and you dont have to worry about any spiritual or body odour things.

  14. The one you thinking u r even buying might be a used one. So many of these shops selling bridal gowns now sell second hand gowns especially if it was made outside Naija and the user sold it cheaply, they too will repackage it and sell as new.
    Abeg follow your mind... there is nothing wrong in renting.

  15. The one you thinking u r even buying might be a used one. So many of these shops selling bridal gowns now sell second hand gowns especially if it was made outside Naija and the user sold it cheaply, they too will repackage it and sell as new.
    Abeg follow your mind... there is nothing wrong in renting.

  16. Hygiene - I can understand...Spiritual implications - You lost me there...It's a dress you get to wear once right?...If you wanna rent a gown, it's great buh I think it is best you buy a gown...Buy a gown according to your budget and you should be fine mami..


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