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Does your refined fashion heart beat for Vera Wang, but your debt-free logic keep your hand from the credit card? There is a way ladies! Pre-owned and rental bridal boutiques aren't what they used to be. Banish thoughts of dated dresses, tacky jewelry and depressing sales people.
Today's pre-owned and rental bridal fashions are amazing. Yes, amazing. Take Adorn Brides, for example. You can rent a $5,000 diamond necklace (top left picture) for $200 and you won't feel an ounce of guilt, but you'll literally be dazzling. Or Once Wed. They sell gently used designer gowns for unbelievable deals. Or rent a gown through One Night Affair. I found my gown at a consignment store and I adored my dress, so be sure to expand your options when hunting for wedding deals.
Jewelry photo courtesy of Adorn Brides. Nicole Miller and Alfred Angelo gown available for a limited time on Once Wed.