Wednesday, June 6, 2007

Something Borrowed

You know I had too. I’ve already done something old and something new. If you'd like to borrow something for your wedding day, whether for fun, an upgrade or to have that "something borrowed," here’s a list of things you can borrow (along with the places that loan them). Keep in mind though, borrowing isn’t for everyone. However, if you’re the type of bride who won’t spend a moment worrying about someone stepping on your 18th century vintage veil or losing a diamond earring, read on:

Flowers – There’s a store aptly named Flowers for Rent that rents high-end silk flowers for the wedding party, ceremony and reception. You select your flowers, they ship them to you, and afterward you ship them back – good luck with getting those boutonnieres back from the guys. The groom usually loses his right after the ceremony.

Dress – Why not? The groom rents his tuxedo. When I first started wedding dress shopping, I thought I should just walk into MyrJan Bridal and rent a dress. But, like most wedding plans, that quickly changed. However, if preserving your gown for posterity is not your thing, there are many bridal gown rental options available nationwide.

Veil – If you’ve always dreamed of walking down the aisle in a vintage veil, but there’s no grandmother’s veil to borrow. Then give Jana Starr a call.

Jewelry – If you’d like to be dripping in diamonds on your wedding day, but your budget could only afford Cubic Zirconia, never fear, Adorn Brides has got your bling.

And before you ask, no, borrowing will not save you money (unless of course, you can afford to purchase these items at their retail price), but it can be a lot of fun.

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