Have you guys heard of Rent the Runway? I'm sure you have since it has been around for a little while, but in case you haven't, it is a rental site for designer items like dresses, shoes, bags, accessories, etc. For a fraction of the price of a designer dress, for 4 or 8 days, you rent it and then send it back-- they handle the cleaning and everything. The best part is, for no extra cost, you can order two sizes in whatever you want (if available) just to be sure it will fit.
Some of my friends have done this before and loved the experience. I, on the other hand, have not. I've wanted to, but my argument is "well, for $50-75 I could buy a dress that I can KEEP! Why would I want to pay that and then have to give it back?" Solid argument, right? Except the thing is, most of the time I buy the dress, I a) never wear it again or b) have purchased a dress at h&m or some other store where the quality of said item usually isn't stellar.
As my argument for not trying out RTR fails, and as I have two big(ish) summer weddings to go to, I'm thinking I will bite the bullet and rent a dress!
Below are some of my favorites. Let me know what you think-- about the dresses AND the whole process of renting a dress!