My FI and I are packing up to move to our new condo (yay - home ownership!) and I found some photos from a few years ago, including some from a big party we went to for his dad's 65th birthday. It was a pretty big event with a rented ballroom and band and catered dinner, so I did what I usually do for big events and got a dress from Rent the Runway. I usually like everything I get from them, but this dress was really something else. I showed the pics to my FI and said that I wished I could just get married in that.
He said, "So why don't you?"
And honestly, no wedding dress I've tried on comes anywhere close to how gorgeous I felt in this dress. I'm actually having a really hard time with wedding dresses, but this dress was love at first sight. The color did incredible things to my complexion, the cut somehow played up all my best features and even though it was form-fitting, it was so comfortable that I was able to dance for hours. I checked Rent the Runway, and they still have it. Not only that, but they're renting it for only 120 dollars for 8 days! $120 dollars for a $3500 dress!
I don't really care that some of the guests have already seen it. It was years ago and I can always accessorize it differently. I don't think I care that it's not white either, to be honest. My one concern is, will I regret not owning my wedding dress? I'm not a particularly sentimental person, but I definitely can't afford to buy this if I decide I can't part with it. Or will I just be glad not to have to continuously store a dress for the rest of my life?
This is the dress in question:https://www.renttherunway.com/shop/designers/carolina_herrera/catherine_gown