*This is a paid post from an APW Sponsor*
When I introduced APW’s brand new sponsor Little Borrowed Dress last week, you guys went crazy. Little Borrowed Dress is the world’s most overdue wedding business, and I am beyond thrilled to be one of the people that announces this whirlwind of awesome to the world. The owner Corie (who went to school with and knows Taryn of Glö, so already you know she’s good people) decided that the options for bridesmaid dresses didn’t make a lot of sense. First, if you want your girls in all matching outfits (and to be totally honest? Most of us have spent years wanting this.) chances are really good that you’re dooming ladies you want to honor with dresses they’ll never wear again. Bummer. And then there is the cost issue. If you want to be kind to them and keep prices reasonable, you’re stuck swathing them in yards of polyester sateen. Or, if you want to be kind to them and put them in a lovely fabric, you’re stuck with a bill they can’t afford. Well, no more!
Little Borrowed Dress was created with the idea that, hello, yes, you should be able to rent beautiful high quality bridesmaid dresses for your lades, that they will love and enjoy wearing, and be able to return at the end of the night. And what dresses they are. All of the dresses were designed just for LBD, and are made of high quality silk charmeuse. They come in a range of colors and styles, and rent for $75. Here is the conversation I had with David about the price:
Me: So you can rent these dresses for $75, and they are super cute.
David: How much do you normally pay all in for those ugly bridesmaids dresses you always have to buy, after alterations?
Me: Um. $200ish?
David: DEAL! Fantastic, great for APW. Do it.
Me: The dresses are silk.
David: Right, it’s a great deal, discussion over.
(And the man has a point, no?)
But, of course, Corie, the owner of Little Borrowed Dress, is amazing, so it gets better. Basically, she already adores and trusts APW-ers, and she’s 110% open to your feedback as she builds her business. Want a trunk show in your area? Let her know. Want a color that she hasn’t introduced yet in the dresses? Let her know. (Five more colors are being introduced in January). And if you’re really interested in Little Borrowed Dress, but are still planning (or pre-planning) your wedding? Sign up for her email newsletter. She swears on her life that she will not spam you, but she will let you know as new goodness rolls out.
But more than all that, go browse. And if I know wedding planning, send this post to your mama and your best girlfriend (and maybe your partner if this is their bag). And a huge cheer for Little Borrowed Dress. Could there be better timing for this green and awesome wedding business? I’m pretty sure no. Best timing in the world, this (lucky wedding planning ladies).