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Rent Gorgeous W-Day Accessories

August 8, 2016
Words by Courtney Kellar
Photos courtesy of Lloyd Johnston Photography

A lot of time and effort is spent on finding your dream wedding dress, but it’s also important not to forget about your W-Day accessories. While most brides invest in their gown by purchasing it new, you don’t have to take the same route on your other wedding day must-haves. Your wedding dress will hold emotional, sentimental value, but it might be a different story with your accessories like a headpiece or clutch. Why not get the best of both worlds? Have the jeweled-sparkle of your dreams for your destination wedding – without busting your budget or investing in pieces you’re unlikely to wear again. Happily Ever Borrowed is a high-end, online wedding shop that rents designer bridal accessories worldwide, at a fraction of the retail price.

The site has partnered with several glamorous designers such as Enchanted Atelier, Tejani and Elizabeth Bower. Consider Happily Ever Borrowed as a resource for your “something borrowed.” Depending on your personal style, it might not be a sound investment to spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on glamorous jewelry for your wedding. With HEB you aren’t as limited by budget since you’re able to rent the pieces for generally 20% of the retail price, meaning you’re getting some serious savings. The entire process – from selection to rental to return – is seamless and straightforward. You can select and rent your piece(s) as soon as one day before your wedding or put it on reserve as far as a year in advance – it’s entirely up to you and your schedule. 

You can search Happily Ever Borrowed’s site by accessory type, designer, style or wedding date. You can shop cover-ups & tops, hairpins & combs, headbands & halos, veils, jewelry (bracelets, earrings & necklaces) and clutches. Once you’ve selected the piece or pieces you would like to rent, place your order and pick your delivery date. You can select either a four or eight day rental. Your rental period begins the day your order is delivered. For example, if you choose a four day rental and your piece arrives on Friday, you would need to ship the piece back by the following Tuesday. After you’ve said “I do,” returns are a cinch since HEB sends a complimentary return label with your order. Simply place the label on your box and send it back via USPS. While return shipping is included, every order has a $9.99 flat shipping rate within the U.S. or $25 overnight shipping.

Renting your wedding accessories can bring up a unique set of reservations. For example, you might be concerned about the state/quality of the pieces and the pressure of using something that needs to be returned. Thankfully, Happily Ever Borrowed takes care of these potential stresses. Each piece is hand cleaned between rentals and comes with a 100% guarantee that your rental will look sparkly and fresh when you receive it. Thus, there’s no need to iron or clean the item after you’ve used it – Happily Ever Borrowed will take care of it. They also understand that some wear-and-tear is inevitable and beyond your control. Their $5 insurance fee covers any minor damage.

Can’t make up your mind or scared to commit? Happily Ever Borrowed also offers a “Send Before You Spend” box. For a flat $50, you can select three items to be shipped for you to try out. This could be a great option for trying on various accessories (i.e. your veil) with your gown during a fitting. If you end up renting anything after paying for the “Send Before You Spend” box, Happily Ever Borrowed will give you a coupon for $25 off your wedding day rental. For more information or to shop the pieces available for rent, visit happilyeverborrowed.com.

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