BUY IT Or RENT IT The Wedding Lehenga Puzzle

So the wedding bells are ringing for you and you just can’t stop gushing over the latest   designer lehengas .  To be true, with each new season designers come up with something extraordinary that heart skips a beat not just once but don’t know how many times. But how many of us can actually  get our  hands on an original Sabyasachi, ManishMalhotra, AnitaDongre  to name a few, lehengas. One question that  makes rounds in  almost every second brides mind is Buy or Rent ?

We all could relate so closely to Kavya from “ Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania ” who  was crazy about  the designer  wedding lehenga. Talking about the designer lehengas, you need to shell out whooping 1 Lac+ Onwards for a bridal lehenga, depending on the designer you opt for. In the era of DIY’S and Pinterest weddings , getting  yourself a customized lehenga or opting  for a rented lehenga is a more practical approach.

If you seem to be confused between Buy or Rent here are few arguments to consider.

Talking of Economics

The wedding lehenga consumes up a lot of budget and honestly we splurge our budget when    it comes to shopping. Coming to the wear ability, wedding lehengas are one time wear; at times you may also wear it once or twice for karvachauth or a family wedding if it isn’t too bridal. So the cost of the wedding lehenga doesn’t justify its tenure or duration of wear ability. So renting out one is practically better.

Talking of Desires

Well, who doesn’t dream   of wearing one of the best bridal dresses that makes everyone go gaga? Owning  a sabyasachi  is every  bride’s dream , but   turning  it to reality  requires digging out  lot of money . So  if you are bride who  eats , sleeps , talks of a designer lehenga , but  can’t go overboard on your budget just Rent It . Renting  out a designer lehenga  costs fraction of the  sum you would have to shell out to Buy One. A sabyasachi Lehenga worth Rs 3.5 Lakhs will cost you around 30-40 K .


A wedding dress is not just a dress, but a whole lot of emotions. You will have so many memories attached to it, looking out for perfect dress, fittings to stressful purchases and a lot more. If you wish to keep it as a memoir and pass it down as a heirloom in your family, you should probably opt for Buying then Renting. Just like Kareena Kapoor wore her Mother-in-law lehenga for her wedding.

Trending Lehengas

With change in seasons there are change in trends, which altogether makes it impossible to find the latest on rent. So Buying is a better option to go for if you are looking for the  Just-in collection.

The Feeling of New

The excitement of getting  a new dress  is no alien, but excitement of  wearing  a designer  lehenga too  is something different .  If you are renting  out a lehenga the feeling of something new will never  be there . It’s a simple theory, if you can afford it then buy it if you can’t then rent it. In both the cases, you will get photographs of your lifetime in a beautiful designer  lehenga.


Well truth be told , not every lehenga on rent may be  of  your size  and customizable. Though the rented lehengas do have a lot of scope for customizations . But it doesn’t guarantee exact fit . Nevertheless, if you are opting for a ready made lehenga the scenario is the same . Until and unless you are getting a fully customized lehenga as per your size and fit made, buying or renting are the same in terms of customizations.


Having Fun on Wedding Day

Weddings are   larger than life events with constant rituals and each presents its own fun. Lehenga  on Rent  demands extra care  while handling as  it’s not your own property. Not that you can spill a whole glass of drink over your own lehenga and walk around with the stained lehnga all around. Either way the care of the wedding lehenga at least till the time the wedding is finished is utmost important, but with rented lehenga you need to be extra cautious till the time you hand it back to the owner. So having whole lot of fun in a rented lehenga requires your careful supervision.

The Elders View Point

Not to forget, you may be practical enough, but the older-generation of the family may be reluctant on you wearing a rented lehenga.  There are lot of beliefs  when it comes to your wedding dress, while one family may be completely  ok with it , the other may not . In the end it’s matter of preferences and choice.



With a  closet full of brand new  clothes, makeup , footwear, gifts  there is one item  that will require cautious storage . The wedding lehenga storage needs are definitely paying attention on. You will have to cover up the  lehenga is some good wraps , also careful hanging or locking up in suitcases, need to  unwrap it time and again  to clean it regularly.  You would never want it to be lying in the  truck or suitcases never to be opened again . Renting a lehenga will free you from the stress of maintaining it down the years.


Whether you Buy it or Rent It, don’t forget to flaunt it.  It is not everyday that walk down the  aisle wearing your dream dress, so make good use of it.


Thinking of where you can rent a Lehenga online  Check Out our upcoming Post  on  Where Can You Rent A  Lehenga Online

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