Now that the wedding is over, what do you plan to do with your gown? Do you keep it as a heirloom or do you give it out to a friend or relative? While these are sensible options, some brides prefer to use their gowns to make money by renting them out. Why leave your expensive gown to gather dust in your closet when it can fetch you money? Besides, not all brides have the means to purchase their own expensive wedding gown. If you choose to rent it out, here are the important guidelines on how to go about it.
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Market It Online
The internet has provided a simple and quick way of reaching out to potential customers without making additional investments in terms of money. You can start by uploading your gown details here and we will help you market it.
While at it, make sure you take enough pictures of the gown from all angles and properly describe every detail including size, type of fabric, features, and total cost.
Partner with a Local Gown Rental Store
You can avoid the hassle of having to deal with clients directly by placing your wedding gown at a local rental gown store. The store will rent out the gown on your behalf at an agreeable cost.
This significantly, reduces the cost of renting out your bridal gown as you won’t have to factor in things like the cost of maintaining the gown and the extra hours you would have to spend marketing your gown and returning calls to persistent clients.
Make Clear the Rules of Hiring Your Gown
The whole venture of renting out gowns has its fair share of challenges. It’s even more difficult if you haven’t spelt out clearly your terms and conditions. Clients need to know what is expected of them when they are hiring the gown.
This will prevent future problems in case the gown is damaged or lost. Your clients also need to know if there are fines for not returning the gown on time. Our gown rental service clearly spells out the terms and conditions of hiring out gowns.
Make Your Price Competitive
How much do you charge for your gown? With so many gowns for hire in the market, you can’t afford to charge higher than the current market rate. A little research will give you a clear picture of what the market looks like and help you in formulating a reasonable price for your wedding gown. The cost also depends on the real value of the gown.