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Common Mistakes to Avoid in the Wedding Dress Hire Process

Did you know that a large number of brides make avoidable mistakes when choosing a wedding dress for hire? Navigating the process of finding the perfect wedding dress can be overwhelming, but fear not! 

Mama Rentals, Australia's favourite provider of bohemian rental wedding dresses, is here to guide you through this crucial decision.

Whether it's overlooking the right delivery date or disregarding fabric choices, we've got you covered with expert advice to ensure your dress selection journey is smooth sailing. Let's delve into the common pitfalls and how Mama Rentals can help you sidestep them.

Not Selecting the Right Delivery Date

When renting a wedding dress from Mama Rentals, it's crucial to choose a delivery date that allows for 1-2 days before your event. 

This buffer time ensures that you have ample opportunity to address any unforeseen issues with the dress, such as fit or style concerns. By selecting an appropriate delivery date, you can avoid last-minute stress and make necessary changes if needed.

It's important not only for the dress to arrive on time but also early enough for you to try it on and ensure everything is perfect. 

For instance, if there are any problems with the fit or overall satisfaction with the dress, informing Mama Rentals within 24 hours of delivery is essential. This time frame allows for prompt resolution of any issues before your special occasion.

Timely Return of the Dress

Returning the hired wedding dress on time is another critical aspect often overlooked. On the final day of your rental period, simply pop the dress into the garment bag and the provided prepaid return satchel and drop it off over-the-counter at Australia Post.

Mama Rentals takes care of cleaning; however, ensuring timely and over-the-counter returns minimises any potential late fees or inconveniences, which we all know is the last thing you want post wedding Read Also: Family Photoshoot Dresses For Hire

Selecting the Right Time to Hire a Wedding Dress

Factors to Consider

There are several factors to consider. Firstly, think about the date of your wedding day. It's crucial to ensure that you have enough time for any change in size if needed. Consider the availability of your preferred dress style and size at different times of the year.

Planning ahead is essential when deciding how far in advance to book your wedding dress. By booking early, you can secure your desired dress and avoid any potential disappointment due to unavailability closer to the wedding date. 

Moreover, booking in advance allows ample time for try-ons, ensuring that everything is perfect on your special day.

At Mama Rentals, our wedding dress hire collection is thoughtfully designed to embrace brides of all shapes and sizes, with ample fabric around the waist to accommodate your growing bump, so you don’t need to worry about not fitting into a dress with a growing bump. However, we do advise on choosing the right size based on your bust size, as most of our dresses are designed to be flowing from bust down, it is more important that you choose a dress that fits your bust well, once the bust fits beautifully, the rest of the body should do too.  

Another smart option is to choose a One Size Fits Most (OSFM) dress, A lot of our OSFM dresses feature elastic waistlines and bustlines, so they can effortlessly accommodate a diverse range of body types, ensuring a comfortable and flattering fit for you. This not only simplifies the search for the perfect dress but also eliminates the need for extensive alterations, offering a stress-free and beautiful fit for every bride.

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Avoiding Last-Minute Rush

Avoiding a last-minute rush and stress is one of the key reasons why selecting the right time for hiring a wedding dress is crucial. Planning not only gives you peace of mind but also provides an opportunity to explore various options without feeling pressured by time constraints.

As it is for your big day, we advise you to try booking your wedding dress try on a few months ahead of time, and then as soon as you have decided on the perfect wedding dress to hire, lock it in as soon as possible by placing a 4 day or 8 day rental order, so it is secured just for you on your big day. Remember the most beautiful dresses are always in high demand and can be booked out weeks and even months in advance. So don’t leave booking your wedding dress until the last minute, book it in a couple of months in advance to be safe. 


Importance of Limiting Your Entourage for Dress Selection

When hiring a wedding dress, it's crucial to limit the number of people accompanying you when trying on your dresses. By doing so, you can ensure that the focus remains on your preferences and comfort. With fewer voices in the mix, you're more likely to make a decision based on what feels right for you.

Having too many opinions from various family members and friends can lead to confusion and indecision. It's essential to remember that this is your special day, and ultimately, your comfort should be the priority when choosing a dress.

Mama Rentals offers an extensive range of designer wedding dresses available for hire with express delivery Australia-wide.

Embrace Different Styles of Wedding Dresses

It's crucial to keep an open mind. Hiring a wedding dress will give you a lot of style and sizing options, so being open to different styles and silhouettes is essential. Embrace the unexpected because you might find that a style you hadn't considered looks stunning on you.

It's easy to get fixated on a specific dress style or design, but by doing so, you might miss out on something truly perfect for you. 

Research different styles beforehand, but during the fittings, be willing to try everything. You never know how a dress will look and feel until you actually put it on.

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Effective Communication with the Wedding Dress Hire Company

When hiring a wedding dress, it's crucial to communicate your preferences and expectations clearly. Ask the Mama Rentals Team about fees and return policies. Ensure that you understand the terms and conditions before making any commitments.

Be sure to provide accurate measurements and give honest feedback during fittings. This will help us ensure that the dress fits perfectly for your special day.

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Try-On Service Options

If you want to try on the dress before hiring it, Mama Rentals offers a convenient try on service by post or local pick up & drop off. However, remember that there are specific days for trying on garments – Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays only. Please note that Try On orders can't be delivered on Thursdays or Fridays.

Balancing Modern Flair and Timelessness in Dress Choice

Finding the Right Balance

When selecting a wedding dress for hire, it's crucial to strike a balance between embracing current trends and incorporating timeless elements. You want your dress to reflect your personal style while exuding classic elegance. 

Opt for a gown with modern touches, such as unique sleeve designs or intricate lace patterns, while ensuring that the overall silhouette remains timeless.

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Avoiding Regrettable Choices

While it's essential to embrace current fashion influences, it's equally important to avoid going overboard with trend-focused elements that might overshadow the beauty of your gown years down the line. 

Consider factors like season, location, and even hemline when making decisions about trendy details; this will help you avoid regrettable choices that could detract from the overall allure of your perfect dress.

Closing Thoughts

You've now gained valuable insights into the wedding dress hire process. By limiting your entourage, keeping an open mind during try-ons, and effectively communicating with the dress hire company, you're on the right track to a stress-free experience. 

Remember, infusing modern flair into classic silhouettes and sticking to your budget will ensure a dress that wows without breaking the bank. 

So, why are you waiting? Head over to Mama Rentals' website and start exploring your dream wedding dress. With a huge collection of different designer dresses, you are sure to find a dress that resonates with your styles and tastes. For more information about our wedding dress hire, read our FAQs or contact us now, we are happy to help!

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