It’s an honor to be asked to stand by your sister, cousin, or best friend on their wedding day, but sometimes it can get expensive. When you’re a young woman on a budget, being asked to be in a wedding is a bittersweet moment. It’s exciting to be part of the planning, the bachelorette party and the bridal shower, but all these little things add up.
A big portion of what bridesmaids spend in their time being a part of the bride’s crew is on their gown, shoes, hair and makeup on the day of. An easy way to set off that price tag a bit? Rent!
Websites like Rent The Runway make it easy for women of all shapes and sizes to have a gorgeous gown for their bestie’s big day. This can be a nice alternative to shelling out a couple hundred bucks for a gown from a bridal shop or department store. Renting bridesmaids’ gowns could allow the women to wear a designer dream dress for less than $100.
Sites such as Rent the Runway have dresses of all different lengths and for all different occasions, from black tie to Sunday brunch. Unionstation specifically caters to brides and their crew, including the men!
Vow to Be Chic offers little white dress options for the bride for her pre-wedding festivities as well as her girls.
Finally, for the bride that wants her bridesmaids’ opinions, there’s Weddington Way. This site allows brides to favorite a few dresses and show her friends and family, who then vote on their faves. The decision is ultimately up to the bride, but the advice could be helpful.