In 2006 I was a bridesmaid in my sisters wedding. She picked out a tea-length, maroon dress for all seven bridesmaids to wear. We all had to purchase our own, and unfortunately they were not cheap. Five years later, my dress is still hanging in my old room at my parents house. Just like a bride, bridesmaids often have to purchase a dress they will never wear again… this can be a bummer for those in a lot of weddings. Luckily, women are realizing this and are creating new ways to save money for the bride and bridesmaids, women like Corie Hardee.
Corie Hardee is the founder of Little Borrowed Dress, a site dedicated to renting out bridesmaids dresses. Hardee had the realization that if men could rent tuxes for a night, why couldn’t women rent dresses?
Corie puts it best herself, “I built this business because I think every woman deserves to have the wedding of her dreams, even if that means her closest friends are head-to-toe in periwinkle for the day. But I also think those said friends shouldn’t have to pay a pretty penny for a dress they will only wear once. Simply put, keep the style and fun, but add an air of practicality.”
Offering several designs in up to 12 different colors, LBD gives women a new option when choosing affordable bridesmaids dresses. Want to learn more? Check out her site at LittleBorrowedDress.com to find out pricing and to see if LBD is right for you.