When it comes to weddings, “rentals” usually refer to your tables and chairs—but these six companies are offering up nearly every aspect of your big day on a budget-friendly, for-hire basis. From your gown to your groom’s tux, we’ve got your something borrowed covered.
For the Wedding Dress: Borrowing Magnolia
What you get: A wedding gown from nearly every designer imaginable—from Amsale to Vera Wang—borrowed for up to 85 percent off of the original retail value, or purchased for up to 50 percent off.
How it works: Brides-to-be can have up to five gowns shipped to their homes, with no obligation to borrow or buy, starting at $40. If you choose to move forward with a Borrowing Magnolia gown, up to $98 of your try-on fees will go toward payment for either the rental or the purchase of the gown. Need an alteration on a borrowed gown? As long as your tailor makes it reversible, no problem.
What it costs: Rentals start at around $400. Dresses for sale start at around $300. (Borrowing Magnolia also offers monthly payment options to help brides keep their wedding budgets in check.)
For Fine Jewelry: Adorn
What you get: Actual diamond jewelry—valued at up to a whopping $73,000—for a tiny fraction of the price.
How it works: Browse Adorn’s wide selection of diamond earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. Your selections will arrive two days before your date (fully insured by the rental price), along with return packaging and a prepaid shipping label.
What it costs: Prices start at just $60.
For Bridal Accessories: Happily Ever Borrowed
What you get: All of the accessories (veils, hairpieces, belts, sashes, clutches, and bridal jewelry) that perfect your wedding look, but you’ll only wear once.
How it works: Pick out as many accessories as you want or need for your wedding day, and choose either a four- or an eight-day rental. Happily Ever Borrowed provides return packaging and labels.
What it costs: Veils, hairpieces, and jewelry start at just $20; belts and sashes at $25; clutches at $50.
For the Bridal Shower/Bachelorette Party/Rehearsal Dinner: Rent the Runway
What you get: A host white options—cocktail dresses, lace jumpsuits, clutches, jewelry, and even wedding gowns—from over 300 designers, to see you through all of those pre-nuptial festivities (or your actual wedding) in style.
How it works: Browse hundreds of clothing and accessory styles on renttherunway.com. They’ll deliver to you, starting at $9.95, by 8 PM on your requested date. You can select a four-day or eight-day window to keep each piece, and they even offer a second back-up size of the same or a similar item for free, to ensure you get the right fit.
What it costs: Rentals start at $30 per piece, or try the new “unlimited” subscription plan, which allows members endless rentals (three at a time, for as long as wanted) plus free shipping, for $139 a month.
For Bridesmaids: Vow to be Chic
What you get: Dresses from an array of top designers for all of your bridesmaids, in nearly every color of the rainbow.
How it works: Brides can create a profile and select dresses individually for each bridesmaid. Vow to be Chic will automatically track the progress of each order (and send friendly email reminders to ‘maids who haven’t ordered yet). Two weeks before the wedding, each bridesmaid will receive her selection, plus a back-up size.
What it costs: Rental fees for bridesmaid dresses run between $65 and $95.
For Men: The Black Tux
What you get: Men’s formalwear—ranging from suits to tuxedos and all the accessories—in stylish, modern cuts, made from high quality Merino wool.
How it works: Choose an entire look (accessories and shirt included) or create your own using the host of options on theblacktux.com. Brides and grooms have the option to pay for part or all (or none) of each groomsman’s order, and can monitor the status of each order through their account. Suits arrive one week prior to the event date, and can be returned in their original box via a pre-paid shipping label up to three days after the event.
What it costs: Suits and tuxedos (jackets and pants) start at $95; dress shirts are $15; vests start at $15; cufflinks and neckwear starts at $5; suspenders and belts are $10; shoes start at $25.