Wedding dress and jewels : rent it or own it?Most of us would remember our weddings dresses and jewellery that would be sparsely used after the wedding. Men especially would have a formal suit that would probably used for 2-3 times and still sitting in the clothes closet. Of course there would be exceptions.
In Bangalore, there is a current trend that is common with brides more than bridegrooms wherein the bride and the family choose to hire the best dress and gold ornaments have it for the function couple of days and return it.
For the big occasion, they try the permutation and combination of the attire and the jewels.
On an average the cost of an attire worth Rs 1 Lakh is hired for around 5-7 thousand and jewelry worth around 3 lakhs can be hired for around Rs 10,000.
This is popular among people on the move like corporate and MNC staff and people who do not want to waste their money on a dress and jewels.
There would be various views for and against this practice. But I think, this would be cost-effective especially to people who are on a tight budget and utilize the money to gradually buy more useful stuff over a period of time to start a new family. People who are well off may find this irrelevant but for people otherwise and people who like a simple life and a simple wedding, this would be interesting.