African Weddings : Would you prefer to rent or buy your wedding gown.

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Some african women would purchased gowns because they would hand it down to their daughters. However, fashion trends change so quickly that the next generation tends to buy a new dress from our research, less than 5% of daughters actually use their mother's wedding dress.  Due to the inability to buy a wedding gown, renting a wedding gown provides more options and convenience at a lower cost

Renting wedding dresses has been around for quite some time, but has only recently become a trending concept . There are companies starting the convenient online trend of renting wedding gowns,

However, there is a flip side to it too. You have a limited selection, as you have to choose from the limited designs available for rental in the shop. In many cases, you cannot make alterations and can only choose a size nearing your size. If the dress you love doesn't fit, you have to go for another one. You may also have to pay separately for alteration charges. You also have to be very careful the whole time not to damage the dress as it has to be returned and you will have to pay for any damages. If it is badly damaged, you may end up having to buy the dress. Also, you do not have a family to pass on to or to your children.

The ultimate decision on whether to rent or buy, rests on the individual choice. both have their pros and cons. A big budget grand wedding type may definitely go in for an exclusive designer wedding dress a sweet little but practical wedding may go in for a rented wedding dress.

All eyes are usually on the bride during the whole ceremony and reception, but no one need to know whether the dress was bought or rented, as long as the bride looks happy and ravishing.

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