Wedding season is upon us, which means lots of celebrations, lots of memories, and lots of spending. By the time you shell out for shower gifts, wedding gifts, the bachelorette, travel, and outfits you'll wear once, the costs sure do add up. It'd be great to save some moola wouldn't it?
Just before New Year's I introduced you folks to a nifty Canadian company called Rent Frock Repeat.
They've shaken up the whole fancy pants party outfit scene because they buy gorgeous designer dresses then rent them to you for a fraction of the price.
I'm spilling all the details and I've got a promo code for you too!
Let's talk dollars. This weekend I'm renting not one but two designer frocks for my sis-in-law's wedding in Montreal. Combined, the two dresses are worth over $1500, but I rented them for a song.
On the left, my outfit for the rehearsal dinner: an $850 jumpsuit (weeee!) by Cynthia Rowley.
On the right, my outfit for the wedding: a $700 cocktail dress (with pockets!) by Canadian designer Narcès.
And I rented them both for under $150. Yup.
A few more reasons why I'm smitten with Rent Frock Repeat:
-They carry styles in sizes 0-24, plus options for maternity, petites, and tall ladies.
-They offer free, private fittings at their Ottawa showroom so you can find your faves.
-Not in Ottawa? They also offer private consultations with an RfR stylist via Skype.
-They'll take notes about everything you try on (sizes and more) to make future renting easy.
-The rental fee includes dry cleaning! Most dry-cleaners charge $50+ to clean dresses, so whoa.
-Not sure about your size? Rent the same style in an extra size for just $10.
-Have two events and need two outfits, like me? Add a second style for just $35.
I've pulled together my top 5 picks for this year's wedding season, let's go!
1. FOR the garden party wedding
Candy Apple Lace Spaghetti Strap Dress by Cynthia Rowley. Retails for $1050, Rents for $120.
2. FOR the cocktail wedding
Rose Gold Sequin Sleeveless V-Neck Dress by Badgley Mischka. Retails for $600, Rents for $100.
3. FOR the formal wedding
Sapphire Metallic Strapless Chiffon Gown by Erin Featherstone. Retails for $600, rents for $100.
4. for the brunch wedding
Nude Silk Organza Dress with Ice Blue Beaded Lace by Narcès. Retails for $900, Rents for $125.
5. FOR THE destination wedding
Multi-Coloured Turtleneck Halter Dress by Troubadour. Retails for $650, Rents for $90.
25% off for amy in 613 readers
Now through September 1, 2016, use promo code AMY25 for 25% off all your Rent Frock Repeat orders!
So rent a frock and breeze through wedding season in style -- without breaking the bank. Comment and tell me which dresses caught your eye, I'd love to know!