With the cost of a bridal gown often eating up a considerable amount of budget, have you ever considered a wedding dress rental instead?
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, menu and groom’s suit. If you’ve been pining for a couture gown, don’t despair just yet. Have you ever considered 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 hanging in 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.
Wedding Dress Rental: Where To Rent A Wedding Dress In Hong Kong
Le Soleil Bridal Closet
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: Le Soleil Bridal Closet, Instagram: @lesoleilbridal, www.lesoleilbridal.com
New to the Hong Kong bridal scene, Luccicante Bridal brings you a luxurious line of exquisite wedding dresses from top international designers such as Dana Harel, Lihi Hod and Dimitrius Dalia, to name but a few. Classic yet contemporary, its curated collection features an array of ultra-chic silhouettes and fresh designs that inspire brides to exude their individuality. Rentals start at $9,000, allowing brides to stay within budget without compromising style. Head to its charming Central boutique to try on the different designs and you’ll wish you could say “yes” to more than one dress!
Quote “Sassy” to receive 10% off.
Luccicante Bridal, 10/F, On Lan Centre, 11-15 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong (by appointment only), 2716 6822, email@example.com, Facebook: Luccicante Bridal, Instagram: @luccicantebridal, www.luccicantebridal.com
ADELE Bridal Couture
The gowns at ADELE Bridal Couture are truly timeless. Each piece is elegant, with choices ranging from vintage designs to simple classics. Whether you love a good A-line silhouette or are hoping to bring the wow-factor with an all-lace mermaid-style gown (the studio is even offering a free upgrade to a long-tail wedding gown worth $1,500 if you hire your dress this year), each dress is embellished with handcrafted details, and expertly tailored using quality fabrics. In addition to affordable luxury rentals, Adele Bridal Couture also has a selection of modern Chinese wedding dresses for hire.
Quote “Sassy” to receive 10% off gown rental packages in 2022.
ADELE Bridal Couture, Unit 32-33, 3/F, Metro Centre II, 21 Lam Hing Street, Kowloon Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, WhatsApp: 9403 2788, Facebook: ADELE Bridal Couture, Instagram: @adelebridalstudio, www.adelehk.com
Miss Bride Wedding Shop
Home to a dreamy collection of designer wedding gowns that have been handpicked from across the globe, Miss Bride Wedding Shop stocks designs by internationally-renowned labels exclusive to its Wyndham Street store, with a number of styles available for rent. We’re talking Hayley Paige, Jenny Yoo, Alexandra Grecco, Carol Hannah Whitfield, Eisen Stein, Sarah Seven and more. Miss Bride caters to fashion-forward brides that are looking for something cool, chic and unique to wear on their big day. While you’re at the boutique, be sure to peruse its stunning array of hair accessories, too.
Miss Bride Wedding Shop, 15/F, Winning Centre, 46-48 Wyndham Street, Central, Hong Kong, 2840 0108, firstname.lastname@example.org, Facebook: Miss Bride Wedding Shop, Instagram: @missbrideweddingshop, www.missbrideweddingshop.com
Luxury couture bridal house BRIDALISTIC carries high-style wedding gowns that will surely make you the belle of the ball on your big day. The boutique boasts a fine selection of styles available for sale and rent from designer labels from around the world, including the likes of Berta, Allison Webb, Lee Petra Grebenau and Jaorí. In 2020, the BRIDALISTIC team merged with long-standing top-tiered bridal boutique Audella Bridal House, allowing it to collectively offer a greater selection of gorgeous couture bridal gowns.
BRIDALISTIC is offering Sassy brides-to-be a complimentary trial of three dresses and $1,000 off on their first visit.
BRIDALISTIC, Unit 617, 6/F, Mira Place One, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, 2505 1833, WhatsApp: 6511 1833, email@example.com, Facebook: BRIDALISTIC, Instagram: @bridalistic_official, www.bridalistic.com
A popular boutique amongst budding brides, Central Weddings holds a handpicked range of stunning designer wedding gowns available to rent at purse-friendly prices. What’s more, its knowledgeable bridal consultants provide personalised appointments to suit each bride’s needs.
Circle Weddings carries an exclusive collection of gorgeous wedding gowns from designer brands 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 life.
Elysian Bridal Couture
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.
Look no further than LMR Weddings boutique when it comes to sophisticated and luxurious bridal gowns, as well as formal frocks for mothers-of-the-brides, bridesmaids and wedding guests. Browse through racks 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.
The Wedding Gown
If you’re looking for a real showstopper for your big day, The Wedding Gown will have exactly what you’re looking for. In fact, with over 600 gowns available in store, you’ll be hard-pressed to settle on just one! Stocking an exclusive collection of bridal dresses by emerging international designers, it’s no wonder the brand is a favourite amongst celebrities and fashion elites.
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Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in January, 2021 by Lexi Davey, and was most recently updated in January, 2022.
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Hero image courtesy of Circle Weddings via Instagram, image 1 courtesy of Le Soleil Bridal Closet, image 2 courtesy of Luccicante Bridal, image 3 courtesy of ADELE Bridal Couture, image 4 courtesy of Miss Bride Wedding Shop, image 5 courtesy of BRIDALISTIC, image 6 courtesy of Elysian Bridal Couture via Instagram.