Wedding Inspired by Boris Johnson's wife Carrie Symonds? Best places to rent a wedding dress in 2021
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Following the coronavirus pandemic, many brides and grooms may choose more relaxed, affordable weddings – and one easy way to cut costs is by renting your, rather than buying it. After all, you're likely to only wear it on one day!
Take inspiration from UK Prime Minister's partner ' outfit during their surprise wedding ceremony at Westminster Cathedral.
Carrie, 33, was a beautiful bride in a bohemianfrom Christos Costarellos which she reportedly rented for just £45 from MyWardrobe HQ – much less than the original £2,830 price tag.
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We've rounded up the best places to rent a wedding dress in 2021, which is perfect for your 'something borrowed'.
Which celebrities have borrowed their wedding outfits?
Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds on their wedding day
As well as Carrie, the likes of Ellie Goulding and Princess Beatrice have also worn borrowed items on their big days. Ellie revealed Stella McCartney loaned her some jewellery as her 'something borrowed', Madonna wore an Edwardian diamond tiara loaned by Asprey & Garrard of London and Princess Beatrice's wedding dress previously belonged to the Queen.
Where can I rent a wedding dress?
There are several great rental fashion outlets where you can find yourself a beautiful dress – even if they're not specifically in the bridal sections., , , and are just a few examples.
Carrie Symonds dons boho organza tiered white gown for secret wedding
Embracing boho chic, the mother-of-one, 33, looked stunning in the long tiered high-neck gown with floral embellishment and bell sleeves for her wedding yesterday at Westminster Cathedral.Embracing boho chic, the mother-of-one, 33, looked stunning in the long tiered round-neck gown with floral embellishment and bell sleeves by Greek-based luxury designer Christos Costarellos.
Selfridges rental wedding dresses
You read that right, Selfridges has its own rental section packed full of great brands. With a high neckline, puff sleeves and a shorter length, this Self Portrait dress is perfect for a relaxed ceremony.
Pleated dress, £33.37,
MyWardrobe HQ rental wedding dresses
With 500+ designers and a specific bridal section, it's no wonder Carrie chose to shop at MyWardrobe HQ. How beautiful is this long-sleeve lace dress by Anna Georgina, which costs just £27 per day?
Anna Georgina wedding dress, £27/day,
Instead of shelling out £3,925 for this Tony Ward mermaid dress, fans can pick up the elegant design for just £60 – bargain!
Boris Johnson's bride Carrie Symonds stunned in alternative boho wedding dress
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Tony Ward wedding dress, £60/day,
Endless Wardrobe rental wedding dresses
They may not be specifically wedding dresses, but Endless Wardrobe has some stunning items that you can rent, buy new or buy nearly-new. We can imagine this floaty frock looking beautiful at a beach ceremony.
Free People maxi dress, £35/4 days,
By Rotation rental wedding dresses
From vintage gowns to chic modern silhouettes, By Rotation has something to suit every bride. Renters simply list an item with prices and minimum rental periods, and those interested can submit a rental request via the secure messaging system.
We're loving this silk 1930s dress with puff sleeves.
Vintage wedding dress, £100/day,
Get your hands on a sleek strapless gown from Safiyaa, a brand loved by Meghan Markle.
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Safiyaa wedding dress, £40/day,
Rotaro rental wedding dresses
With next-day delivery, Rotaro dresses are great for those who've left wedding dress shopping to the last minute. Simply browse, choose and wear the garment, before returning in the pre-paid reusable bag.
Keep it simple with this long-sleeved bias-cut midi dress, available for 4, 8 or 12 days.
White midi dress, £25/4 days,
The high-neckline and low back of this gown are reminiscent of the Duchess of Sussex's second halterneck wedding dress from Stella McCartney.
Halterneck linen wedding dress, £25/4 days,
HURR rental wedding dresses
Pick a delivery date and how long you’d like the dress for, and voila! Plus, dry cleaning is included so you don't have to worry about tiny champagne spillages.
Adorned with sequins and a leg-split, this ILTA dress is sure to turn heads at a glamorous wedding. And you'll be doing your bit for the environment by renting it – the website states you'll help save the equivalent CO2 of 6 trees or 929 miles in a car.
Carrie Symonds' budget wedding dress is inspiring other brides to turn to rentals
Boris Johnson’s wife Carrie Symonds almost broke the internet over the weekend as it was discovered she rented her gorgeous wedding dress and it was an absolute bargain!Boris Johnson’s wife, Carrie Symonds, proved that wedding rental is the way forward as she stunned in a beautiful embroidered tulle gown by Greek fashion designer Christos Costarellos.
ILTA sequin wedding dress, £41,
Looking for a show-stopping silhouette? This Solace London number is sure to fit the bill, with its pleated peplum skirt.
Peplum wedding dress, £95,
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