January 16, 2010

Kids Formal Wear: Should you Rent or Buy?

We are all aware of how expensive formal wear is for adults, but have you priced children’s formal wear lately? It can be just as expensive to buy flower girl dresses as it is to buy bridesmaids dresses. Weddings are not the only events that require formal attire for kids. What about little boys suits for special occasions like Easter and Christmas or communion dresses and pageant dresses? The good news is that you have a couple of options if you need formal wear for your little ones: either rent or buy it. So, which is best for you?

Renting

There are several advantages for renting kids formal wear, but perhaps the biggest is convenience. You simply bring your child in for measurements, pick out the style from an in-store selection, leave and then return to pick it up a day or two before the big event. Then, when it’s over, you simply return it to the store. You don’t even have to worry about washing it! A couple other advantages include paying a low one-time fee for something your child is will probably wear once before he or she out grows it and, of course, you don’t have to store it.

Buying

While renting sounds great, buying has its own advantages. Many take comfort in knowing their child is the first one to wear her flower girl dress. This means there will be no hidden damage, odor or stains on the dress. Also, if you give yourself plenty of time to browse before the big event, you will most likely be able to find the formal attire you’re looking for, for less than it would cost to rent! Shopping online at stores like http://www.kidsformal.com/ are great places to find bargains. Usually there’s a larger selection of colors and styles online too. And, most stores offer great promotions for shopping with them online. Examples of promotions you may find at KidsFormal.com include free shipping after you spend so much, a 30 day flexible return policy or a special discount for placing an order online. If you are planning a wedding, you may even be able find the perfect ring bearer pillow and flower girl basket, as well.
There are many things to take into consideration when choosing whether to rent or buy kids formal wear. It is important to weigh the pros and cons of each to make the best decision for you and your family.