Renting Vs. Buying a Wedding Attire

One of the most chaotic phases before the big day is the wedding attire scavenging mission that you embark on. Some of us go city hopping with our family; some have our friends to the rescue and the majority of the population today relies heavily on the internet. From a modestly-priced groom’s tux or blazer to the exorbitantly­-tagged designer wedding lehenga or gown, both men and women think at least once — do we really need to invest a fortune in something that we are just going to wear for a few hours?

If you are overwhelmingly torn between thoughts, let us help you narrow down your options so that you can make a wise decision.

What If I Rent My Wedding Outfit?

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The Bride — Indian brides would rarely dare to rent the wedding outfit (her bridal lehenga or saree). But let’s say that under extraordinary circumstances, you do decide to go for it, always look out for the fitting. Ask the vendor whether you can alter the outfit to further fit your body. Never spill anything on the dress even accidently, otherwise you can kiss your deposit — goodbye! Make an extra effort of finding that ideal bridal dress shop. If you have extended wedding celebrations, you can rent a cocktail dress, sangeet dress or reception attire accordingly.

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The Groom- Do not even think about wearing that prom tux from the closet. Instead, head out to seek the best place that offers wedding dress options and accessories (don’t forget this) on rent. Check what the bride is wearing for the day and go that extra mile in complementing her wedding attire. Get all the measurements right in the first attempt and take the delivery of the chosen outfit at least 48 hours before the big day.

Weddingz.in Advice- Rent from a place where the vendor offers hassle-free alterations.

What If I Purchase My Wedding Outfit?

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The Bride — Your wedding gown or lehenga can be your daughter’s next wedding outfit and passed over to generations. Even if you are getting the dress material made from the tailor, you can utilise the remnants in various wedding elements like the décor, groom’s wedding safa or boutonniere. Furthermore, the bride’s outfit can be re-worn for anyone else’s wedding or engagement celebrations. Needless to say, for many, the bridal outfit is an unforgettable memento.

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The Groom — If you have decided on purchasing a designer tuxedo or traditional sherwani, then look at the bigger picture. Always buy an outfit that has rich tones, colours and fabrics. This will ensure minimum wardrobe maintenance and make the clothes last longer. Also, avoid trying on the wedding outfit too often as it tends to get messy just after wearing once (especially whites and off-whites). Lesser the outfit’s visit to the dry cleaner, more its chances of survival.

Weddingz.in Advice- Invest in a wedding outfit that can be worn at other social occasions too.

Whether you wish to rent your wedding dress or buy it depends completely on your requirement and taste. Always remember that at the end of the day, it’s your big day and no one can make a better decision than you. Our final advice — go with your gut!

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So, what kind of a wedding dress did you end up getting and how much did it cost? Tell us all about your purchase or rent stories. We are listening, advertently!

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