What’s the most annoying thing about wedding season? For us, it’s the often excessive amounts of cash bridesmaids are asked to drop on dresses for the ceremony. Usually, these items are the sort of thing you buy, wear once for your friend’s special day, and then never touch again. They don’t really make sense as an investment since they’re not super re-wearable.
Our personal favorite solution: allowing your bridal party to rent bridesmaid dresses. There are a couple of online shops that provide stylish options for anywhere between $75 and $150 a rental, much lower than the several hundred dollars many of us are used to spending on these one-off dresses. Below, see our two favorite bridesmaid dress rental destinations—and 10 stylish dresses to rent right now.