No matter your personal style, most people want to feel like an absolute queen on their wedding day. Whether this be channeling Princess Aurora or the fierce Maleficent, jewelry can make all the difference. That's why it's important to know about places for wedding jewelry rentals — after all, good jewelry doesn't come chap.
Financially speaking, most of us have to weigh where our priorities lie when it comes to our weddings. There are a ton of costly things that crop up on the route to getting hitched, such as the bachelorette party, rehearsal dinner, and wedding favors. It's easy to spend heaps of money (that you might not have) on your wedding if you get carried away. Once you've calculated your figures, you may discover there's no room in the budget for designer jewelry, unless you ditch the table magician — but where's the fun in that?
So if your finances aren't looking too flush, but you still want to look like royalty as you walk down the aisle, here's a bunch of places that rent out beautiful jewelry so you can have your bridal jewels without the hefty price tag.
1. Rent The Runway
Badgley Mischka Jewelry Bride To Be Belt, $45 Rental $280 Retail, renttherunway.com
So you've likely heard of Rent The Runway, the one stop shop for renting a designer closet. But, did you know that Rent The Runway also offers amazing bridal outfits and better yet, jewelry and accessories for the bride-to-be? Pictured here is a Badgley Mischka belt that's sure to add some opulence to your ensemble, but there are plenty of accessories to choose from.
Chanel Logo Round Clip-On Earrings (White,) $500 Retail Value, joinswitch.com
Starting from just $29 a month, with Switch you can rent designer jewelry for all of the events leading up to your big day and beyond. You can also keep pieces as long as you want, so there's no rush to get your jewels sent back while you're on your honeymoon. Plus, if you fall in love with your items, you have the option to buy them at a discounted price.
Middleton Earrings Floating Diamond Drop Earrings, Retail Value: $10,875 Rental Price: $160, adorn.com
With items for hire like these earrings — that are priced at almost $11,000 retail value and are the same style that Kate Middleton wore on her wedding day — you will literally feel like a real life princess. Adorn is the perfect place for all of the high end jewelry lovers out there.
4. The Borrowed Collection
Simple Floral Crystal Necklace Ben-Amun, Retail: $700 CAD Rental: $92 CAD, theborrowedcollection.com
The Borrowed Collection is one for all the Canadian brides out there. Featuring a whole host of wedding accessories and jewelry from veils to headpieces and more. You can return your rentals to the showroom in Vancouver or pop them in the pre-paid envelope if you're not local.
Drops Of Light Bracelet, Retail Price: $220 Rental Price: $39, luvyt.com
Another awesome rental spot for Canadian gals across the border is LUVYT. If you don't know where to start, you can contact LUVYT's in-house stylist and buyer Jennifer — who's worked with Randy Fanoli of Say Yes to the Dress on a segment on The Marilyn Denis Show — who can give you unique styling advice to suit your bridal attire and personality.
6. Haute Vault
Diamond Chandelier Earrings, Weekly Rental: $310 Monthly Rental: $1,116 Retail Price: $12,420, hautevault.com
Serious bling lovers are in for a treat with Haute Vault, the rental company that specializes in luxury jewelry and watch rentals. There's an entire section just for brides including jewelry and tiaras. If you can't treat yourself on your wedding day, when can you?
7. Happily Ever Borrowed
Sharon Necklace, $47, happilyeverborrowed.com
Happily Ever Borrowed lets brides shop via accessory, style, or designer. If you're still not sure where to begin, you can take the Bridal Style Quiz to help you discover items to suit your taste. You can even try on up to three items with your dress with the Send Before You Spend Box. They've basically thought of everything.
Your wedding day is your time to shine, so why not look like a million dollars? The tiny rental price, that's a fraction of the retail price, can be our little secret.
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