Happy Monday Everyone! The last few weeks have been crazy busy with my own wedding planning as well as the many weddings I have coming up this summer, but one thing I wanted to take the time to share was an amazing experience and opportunity that any bride can share with her bridal party, family, friends, and even her wedding guests that is sure to make your wedding stand out as a one-of-a-kind event!

I recently met with the amazing Lauren Merkley from Rent Frock Repeat in Ottawa to discuss their “Something Borrowed” wedding program and how we could partner to help brides and ultimately their wedding guests enjoy a relaxed, stress-free, and cost-effective alternative to buying an expensive dress they might only wear once!

If you haven’t yet heard of Rent Frock Repeat—you need to check it out. Basically the RfR team shops for the best designer dresses around the world, visiting top fashion shows and showrooms. Then, they make the dresses available to rent for a fraction of the retail price. Helping renters save money and closet space by renting a gorgeous designer gown for any occasion.

So here is where the bridal perk comes in with the “Something Borrowed” package— first and foremost, it doesn’t cost you anything to set up as the bride—you will only benefit as Rent Frock Repeat wants to give you the chance to earn free rentals for your own special events (think your honeymoon, bridal shower, bachelorette…)

Here’s how it works… They will provide you with a promotional code, personal to you, that you can pass along to your guests, friends, and to your wedding party (THINK: posting it to your wedding website, social media accounts, perhaps even include it in the wedding invitation suite!). Then, as guests rent (and use the promotional code during the checkout process) you will earn 10% of each rental fee towards your own “Frock Dollars”. When you are ready to trade in your “Frock Dollars” for a fabulous dress or two, you simply email them and they will let you know how many “Frock Dollars” you’ve earned and will work with you to find that special dress for the other occasions that will come up before or after your wedding day!

Another benefit of this promo code is that it will also help the team at RfR to ensure guests do not rent the same dress, meaning less drama and less matchy-matchy on your special day!

There is ultimately no downside to signing up, really it’s only an added perk for all of your guests— especially the out-of-towners who may not want to stuff their best gowns on an airplane!

Their dresses come in all shapes and sizes and they make it super easy to rent and return. If you’re out of the Ottawa area you can shop online and even have it shipped right to your hotel room for the wedding OR if you are based in Ottawa you can book a fitting at their gorgeous showroom in the Market to try on and see the gowns in person before you decide.

Here are some of my favourite beauties from RfR for this upcoming wedding season (all images from: Rent Frock Repeat):

The team at Rent Frock Repeat really has thought of everything— they are super accommodating and will do everything they can to make choosing an outfit as simple as possible. If you are a bride looking to setup this awesome perk for your crew, contact RfR at info@rentfrockrepeat.com or call them at 1-855-FROCKIT (376-2548).

Or if you are just a reader who is planning on attending a wedding, gala, or special event in the near future definitely check out their website http://www.rentfrockrepeat.com to learn more!

Until next time…

Courtney