It’s no secret that I love me some Rent the Runway. Having rented two dresses and written many a blog post featuring their dresses and accessories, Rent the Runway is my “saving money with style” dream come true. I love that a gorgeous dress can be yours for 4 days, starting at $30 (or up to almost $500, if you’re feeling extra schmancy) plus applicable shipping and insurance. Accessories start at $10….a total steal! So when we received a wedding invitation from a fellow Saint Louis University alumni and friend, I thought about how I could create an outfit featuring the signature SLU royal blue. I settled on this blue beauty, which can be rented for $80 plus shipping and insurance.
Why do I love Rent the Runway so much?
The convenience is one of the biggest perks. If the wedding is out of town, I don’t have to worry about packing a dress, let alone two sizes of the same dress. I’ve scheduled my dresses and accessories to arrive the day before the wedding and they’ve always arrived early. And once the festivities are over, all I have to do it put everything back in the pre-addressed return envelope and drop them in the mailbox.
Another perk of RTR is the option of two dress sizes being delivered to you. I tend to shy away from online shopping because I like to try things on in person. However, getting out of the house and trying on dresses can be a challenge with a baby and/or toddler. Fortunately, past renters leave reviews of the dress’s fit on RTR to help you pick out the proper size.
Finally, RTR includes a small insurance policy with each rental. That means I don’t have to worry about spilling wine or salad dressing on my dress. And if Monica drops her dinner on me, RTR’s dry cleaning has that covered too.
I should also add that everything I’ve rented has arrived in perfect condition!
I still haven’t decided what I’m wearing to the wedding. Fortunately, there’s still plenty of time to reserve this dress ;)
*No, this isn’t a sponsored post, I just really like RTR. If you also have a wedding on the calendar and are looking for a lovely dress at a lovely price, you can sign up through my Rent the Runway referral link, and we’ll both get $20 off our next orders. Muchas gracias!