With the cost of a bridal gown often eating up a considerable amount of budget, have you considered a wedding dress rental for your big day?
Trying on pristine white dresses and waiting for friends and family to say “yes” to the dress is a magical moment many brides-to-be can’t wait to experience, only to be dampened by price tags that contain perhaps one too many zeros. In Hong Kong, wedding dresses can easily start from five figures, and that’s before you even consider the wedding venue, catering, decor and photographer. (Perhaps it’s time to consider a wedding planner.) If you’ve been pining for a couture gown, don’t despair just yet. Perhaps consider a wedding dress rental?
There are plenty of brides now opting to rent the wedding dress of their dreams rather than splurge on something that will eventually end up collecting dust at the back of their closet. Not sure where to start? We’ve rounded up our favourite stores that offer affordable rental options, leaving plenty of your budget to fork out on that open bar…
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Editor’s Note: Many of the bridal stores listed below are by appointment only, so be sure to call ahead to avoid disappointment.
The Wedding Gown – An exclusive range of couture bridal gowns
Carrying an exclusive collection of luxury bridal creations from internationally renowned designers, including Berta, Nicole + Felicia, Liz Martinez, Georges Hobeika, Inbal Dror, and Alon Livne White, it’s no wonder The Wedding Gown is a favourite amongst celebrities and fashion-forward brides alike. Those on a budget can look to THE COLLECTION by TWG for dresses from top designers available to buy or rent at a fraction of the original retail price. Plus, if you’re looking for a real showstopper for your big day, check out the brand’s recently launched in-house label FLOW, which features a lust-worthy line of one-of-a-kind couture wedding gowns.
Le Soleil Bridal Closet – Designer wedding dresses for fashion-forward brides
Le Soleil Bridal Closet combines fashion and bridal to offer a unique selection of effortlessly glamorous gowns. Its studio, nestled in the heart of Tsim Sha Tsui, provides a cosy and intimate space (complete with a serene forest window view) where you can browse and try on a range of gorgeous dresses by international designers like Neta Dover, Danit Levi, Elia Vatine, Kim Kassas and many more. Dress rental starts from as low as $6,000, meaning you won’t have to break the bank to wear the dress of your dreams on your big day.
Le Soleil Bridal Closet, Room 702, Kam Hing Building, 20 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong (by appointment only), 6939 8284, Facebook: Le Soleil Bridal Closet, Instagram: @lesoleilbridal, www.lesoleilbridal.com
To Be Wed – A couture range of modern and romantic bridal gowns for rent or purchase
Marrying timeless silhouettes with contemporary design, To Be Wed houses a unique collection of couture wedding gowns that make a statement without being over the top. Situated in the heart of Central, this cosy two-storey bridal boutique carries a striking selection of modern wedding gowns by the likes of Jane Hill and Chosen by Kyha, as well as a range of romantic styles by international designer brands such as Tom Sebastian and Eva Lendel.
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Secret White – Affordable bridal rental services
Wedding dress shopping on a budget doesn’t mean you have to scrimp on quality or style. Secret White carries a collection of beautifully designed gowns from big labels and niche designers, available to rent at a fraction of retail price. Book a 1.5-hour private appointment for $150, where you can try on as many dresses as your heart desires.
LMR Weddings – Budget-friendly gowns for brides, mother-of-the-brides and bridesmaids
Hoping to get the whole bridal party sorted in one go? LMR Weddings boutique is a great place to head for luxurious and sophisticated bridal gowns, as well as formal frocks for mothers-of-the-brides and bridesmaids. Browse through a bounty of beautiful dresses at budget-friendly prices – you’ll find only the latest and best European designs for rent, sourced by a team of experienced bridal professionals.
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Elysian Bridal Couture – Wedding dress, veil and jewellery rental
Book in for an expert consult at Elysian Bridal Couture and feel confident in choosing the perfect gown, accessories, veil and jewellery for your big day. It’s an authorised retailer of esteemed brands in the US, Australia, Europe and Japan. The brand also owns an exclusive licence for selling Wona Concept, Ariamo Bridal, Mila Novia in Hong Kong.
Circle Weddings – Picture-perfect designer wedding gowns
Circle Weddings carries an exclusive collection of fashion-forward wedding dresses from designer labels across the globe, including Roberto Cavalli, Zahavit Tshuba and Anya Fleet. Whether you’re purchasing or renting, you can guarantee the dress you choose will ultimately make for stunning photographs that you will treasure for years to come.
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Bridalistic – Elegant wedding gown from international designer brands
Luxury couture bridal house BRIDALISTIC carries exquisite wedding gowns that will surely make you the belle of the ball. The bridal boutique boasts a wide selection of styles available for sale and rent from international designer brands.
Editor’s Note: “Wedding Dress Rental In Hong Kong: Where To Rent A Bridal Gown” was most recently updated in February 2023. With thanks to Lexi Davey for her contribution.