5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Rent For Your Wedding

Opening Ceremony Against Playground Rules Dress
Opening Ceremony Against Playground Rules Dress

Forget the table linens, flatware, or satin seat covers – here are 5 far more exciting wedding rentals that will save you (and your wedding party) some serious cash!

Wedding & Reception Dresses: Were you aware that Rent The Runway has a Weddings department? If you want to rock a sleek, chic, designer gown from the likes of Badgley MischkaAnna Sui, or Lela Rose on your big day (but you’d rather not pony up $2000 to do so), you can rent a wedding dress for only a fraction of the retail price! (Want something fashion-forward? Check out our predictions for 2013 wedding dress trends.) RTR also has a fabulous selection of wedding guest attire!

Little Borrowed Dress
Little Borrowed Dress

Bridesmaid Dresses: A custom-made bridesmaid dress costs about $300 – but Little Borrowed Dress lets you rent one of their fab b-maid dresses for only $75! They have a wide range of styles that are super flattering on all body types – pick a color and let your bridesmaids choose the style, or pick a style and let your bridesmaids choose the color!

Erickson Beamon White Wedding Necklace
Erickson Beamon White Wedding Necklace

Jewelry & Accessories: Want a stunning statement piece to wear on your wedding day? Adorn lets you rent REAL diamond jewelry for your wedding or any special occasion. You can rent a diamond necklace valued at $27K for just $270! (We did the math, that’s only 1% of its actual value.) Diamonds not your thing? HappilyEverBorroWED has a lovely selection of headbands and hairpieces (similar to these lovely handmade bridal hairpieces), tiaras, veils, and bridal sashes to rent. Rent The Runway offers up a covetable assortment of designer accessories!

Image courtesy of Four Inch Fold
Image courtesy of Four Inch Fold

Vintage: Due to the ever-increasing popularity of all things vintage, you can now find vintage rental companies in most major cities. So before you decide to buy all your own wedding props, look in to the price of renting them. Be sure to tell vintage vendors about your vision – they’re generally full of great ideas!  Two of our favorite vintage rental companies in the US: Four Inch Fold (Atlanta), and One True Love (San Francisco).

Flip Video Camera
Flip Video Camera

Video Cameras: Can’t spring for a full service videography package? Check out StoryMixMedia. They will rent you Flip digital video cameras and provide you with an Iphone app so that multiple guests at your wedding can document your wedding day experience. Then, StoryMixMedia will edit all the footage together into a professional-looking wedding video – for as little as $99!

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