My Rent the Runway Experience
Last Saturday I attended the wedding of my good friend and fellow blogger, Caro, of The Caro Love. I had the honor of being a part of Caro's big day by participating in the ceremony with a reading, alongside Roxanne of Glass of Glam, and Sarah of District Damsel. These three ladies have become my closest blog friends in DC, and I am so happy that blogging brought us together. Caro's wedding was absolutely perfect- and loads of fun!
Sarah, Roxanne, and I all in RTR dresses.
As a ceremony reader, Caro asked us to wear navy blue cocktail dresses to match her bridesmaids, who wore navy blue long dresses. I had purchased a navy blue cocktail dress on ASOS, but when it arrived I didn't love it on me. I decided to wait it out to find something else, but before I knew it- it was the week of the wedding and I was still empty handed!
Sarah and Roxanne were both renting their dresses from Rent the Runway, so I decided to take a look at the options. While I'm very familiar with RTR, I have never actually used them. When I started to browse the options, I was really impressed. The selection was really, really good, and they had loads of dresses in stock that could be shipped the next day to arrive before the wedding. I decided to go for it and ordered a 4 day rental of a Adrianna Papell Navy Carter Sheath dress for $50. The process was seriously SO easy, and I liked that RTR gives the option to have a backup size sent as well, so you are totally covered. You can even choose a second option of dress, but I decided to go without this time around.
The day before the wedding, my RTR rental arrived mid-day which gave me plenty of time to try on the dress. The dresses arrived in pristine condition- they were perfectly steamed and did not have a single wrinkle.The dress was perfect, but it was a little shorter than I expected so I went with the backup size- and I'm glad I had it! The dress was absolutely perfect for the wedding and totally worth the $50 rental for the one evening. It also ended up saving me money, as the original dress I'd bought was $100, so after sending it back as a return, I'm saving $50 in the long term. I know you may be thinking "but you would've kept the $100 dress after," but let me tell you- I wouldn't have worn it again since I wasn't a huge fan of it on my figure. So, long term, the $50 rental was better financially!
The following Monday I packed up the rental dresses in the garment bag they were shipped in and handed it to my husband to take into our UPS Store to ship back. RTR sends the return packing slip and makes the return so simple. You just need to pack it up and drop it at UPS and you are all set!
I was pleasantly surprised with RTR and I'm so glad I gave them a chance. I will definitely be using their services again soon!
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