If you are considering renting a wedding dress to save money, consider buying a preowned wedding dress instead. Buying preowned can actually be less expensive than renting (it’s true!) And there are so many other great benefits too.


Wedding Dress Rental

Wedding dress rentals typically range from $200 - $2,000. Gowns are often only delivered 1-5 days before the wedding, and usually must be returned 1 day after. A damage deposit of $200+ may also be required.

Additionally, wedding dress rental stock is very limited, no alterations are allowed, and the gown may have already been worn multiple times.


Buying a PreOwned Wedding Dress

PreOwned wedding dresses start as low as $100. (And PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com has nearly 20,000 wedding gowns for sale under $2,000).

If you buy your dress, not only will you have a larger selection of gowns to choose from, you won't have any time restrictions, and can alter it for a perfect fit. And fit is absolutely the difference between looking good and looking your very best.

Shudder the thought that your crazy uncle spills red gown down the back of your dress.  Not to worry, unlike a rental, you won't face any damage fees.  In fact, you won't have to worry about a single smudge or drop of dirt. You can just look and feel beautiful and enjoy your Day.

See our real world Rental vs Purchase price comparisions here. (Spoiler alert: you'll be sold on the buying vs renting).


  Renting Buying PreOwned



Prices start at $100

(Nearly 20,000 gowns listed at $2,000 or less).

Alterations Only simple, reversable alterations allowed (if any)                                         

Any alterations can be made, allowing you to get perfect fit (which always makes the dress look better)


1-5 days before the event

Must be returned immediately

As soon as you purchase it
Gown Wear Gown may have been worn several times Gown may be brand new, a sample gown, or used
Resale Value $0 50% of what you paid (assuming it is cleaned and sold within 2 years of wear and is in good condition)


Want to see how pretty your PreOwned options are? Browse our dress listings now.


About PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com

Since 2004, we've been connecting buyers and sellers of new, sample and used wedding dresses and bridal party gowns. Buying and selling with us is safe and easy. And since we don't charge any commission, you'll make more money selling here than anywhere else.