By Arushi Nanda Last Updated:
Wedding is a time of celebration- and expenses! One thing that every bride splurges on is her wedding lehenga and jewellery. Almost in all the cases, the lehenga is never worn after the wedding [Know 5 Best Ways To Wear Your Wedding Lehenga Again After Marriage], and even the jewellery is too heavy for daily wear. Just imagine, all that money gone down the drain for a few hours!
Renting a wedding lehenga and jewellery is a new trend among the modern brides, who would rather spend that money elsewhere than in a trunk locked up forever. It would not drain her budget, and is as simple as buying one. This makes it an attractive option even for the brides who are not on a budget constraint. Let us tell you some reasons.
Well, it is not the only thing that is rented in your wedding. You rent a venue, the chairs and the decor items. The latest trend is to rent your wedding dress and jewellery. There are enough providers in the market to cater to your taste and needs.
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Brides, nowadays, are practical and realistic. The economic scales and choices are expensive though. You will be trying to balance between a good photography service, makeup service and your personal budget. In such a condition, you would find it much better a choice to rent a suitable dress, and re-allocate that budget to a better photography service for everlasting memories or the best makeup artist you had thought of. Renting the dress and jewellery leaves a part of the budget for you to use on other services.
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Wedding lehengas and matching jewellery can set your budget back by at least 50,000 rupees. Sky is the limit here. Depending on the designer and design, your lehenga and jewellery can be a huge setback in your wedding budget. Renting a wedding lehenga and matching ornaments can get you a design of your choice, and yet, makes you pay only a fraction of the allocated budget. It is almost like having the cake and eating it too!
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Your wedding lehenga needs constant care even after the wedding. They need to be opened and folded in the opposite direction to avoid breakage of zari or embroidery. You need to keep it safe from moisture and other elements, and it will always take a huge space in your closet. And let’s face it, your wedding jewellery is too huge and flashy to be worn for a party or function without making you look like a Christmas tree! They too come with their fair share of after-care including polishing and cleaning. But, when you rent out your dress and ornaments, you are in a no-liability relation to your wedding outfit. You can wear it and when the function is over, pack and return it. We would say, it saves you a lot of trouble in future too.
With a store-bought lehenga, you are not assured the perfect fit. They usually stock the popular sizes or just one-size. They sometimes even charge you extra for the alterations and changes to the lehenga. Chances are, that you will purchase your lehenga months before your wedding and you may gain/lose a few kilos in the process. You may have to run to get it altered again! With a rented dress, you are assured to get your fit as you will be getting it near to your wedding date.
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Most retail outlets will be wary about stocking a designer piece due to the fear that it may not get sold. Designer lehengas that you may like will cost a bomb too. So, what is the solution? Check with your local dress vendor, and chances are that they may have the designer pieces as it will be more in-demand for their business. You can get your designer wedding wear at a fraction of the actual price. Isn’t that wonderful?
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Well, getting your wedding lehenga and the matching ornaments are nothing less than a tension. You start your planning well early and go through every detail of every lehenga and jewellery in every shop to shortlist a few. These shortlisted ones may go out of availability too. Later, somebody in your family may have a different opinion, and there, it all begins again! We wonder why should the bride put up with this tension. With a rented dress, you can remain tension free, before your wedding to relax and bond with family and your loved ones.
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Well, did we mention you save a lot of time that you spend researching and going from shop to shop? All that dust and sun you expose yourself to? Yes, you end up saving extra time for your bridal shower and essential bridal spa. After all, the bride should be relaxed and beautiful. So, let the dress be sorted with a good rental facility!
Are these reasons good enough for you? Do tell us in the comments section below.
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