If you’re like me, you’re currently knee deep in wedding season! That means formal and semi- formal dresses are a HOT commodity. But who has time or money to shop for so many different dresses? Not to mention–you can’t even repeat any of them (stupid Facebook!)
That’s why I LOVE Rent The Runway! Did you know they have a ton of dresses for rent that start at just $30? (And that includes designers like Milly, Trina Turk, Badgley Mishka and more!)
Their new store just opened in Chicago, and I popped in a couple days before (yes, I’m a procrastinator) our friends Erin and Matt tied the knot, and walked out with everything I needed for the occasion. Everything about the wedding was absolutely perfect. It couldn’t have been a dreamier night! (P.S. Those of you who are searching for a venue in Chicago should really check out Armor House!)
(Well, I didn’t walk out with it. They shipped it to my doorstep the day before the wedding, technically speaking.)
I was paired up with a stylist, Asia, who was fabulous and had a few dresses pulled for me already, based off of a couple online questions I had answered before my appointment.
And know what? I wouldn’t have pulled any of them off the rack, but I fell in loveee with them! She did such a great job. I was able to peruse their selection myself as well, but I loved Asia’s picks the most.
I originally picked out this black number for the rehearsal dinner, and then this amazing dress for the wedding. Unfortunately the girl who had that dress before me did a little too much partying (can’t blame her), and they were unable to fix the dress in time for me to wear it–but luckily, they sent a few backups, and it all worked great! So rest assured, if issues DO happen, they’re really great about addressing them!
I’m not sure I’ll ever buy a dress to go to a wedding again. (Did you know they rent jewelry (ahem, Kendra Scott jewels start at $5) and clutches, too? They’ve thought of everything!)
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Photos by Maya