Recently a very good friend of mine got engaged and I couldn’t be happier for her and her amazing fiancé! We got together to go over all the details, including her engagement story, preliminary plans and of course, her beautiful ring! Being a newlywed that had just been down the wedding-planning road, I had tons of tidbits that I was eager to share with her. That being said, I know it can be overwhelming to get advice when you haven’t even started to think through your wedding, so I wanted to save the bulk of my tips for the right time.
I did however, share with her the amazing experience that I had with Rent the Runway. As an engaged lady, this dress rental service saved my bacon when it came to finding the perfect dress, at a reasonable cost, for the many social events that accompany today’s weddings. Even more so, I saved bundles of money after signing up for Rent the Runway’s Pro Membership service. I have never been a fan of signing up for membership or subscription services, because I never feel like I truly take advantage of the terms to make it valid. This has not been the case for Rent the Runway.
The cost is $29.95 for an annual subscription and the things that are included are:
- Free Shipping & Free Insurance for all your Rent the Runway purchases ($15 value)
- Free Dress rental on your birthday ($50 value)
In short, if you plan to rent two dresses a year, you break even—if you rent three or more, you save money! For me, I rented tons of dresses throughout my engagement and wedding months, so this was a great deal for me. Even more so, I saved time (something you’ll always need more of when you’re planning a wedding) by not having to go to countless shopping centers and trying on plenty of dresses that “just weren’t quite right”.
After reflecting on how much Rent the Runway helped me, I wanted to encourage my friend to consider it, so I hopped onto the Rent the Runway website and was excited to find that they sell gift cards! The website offers gift cards in $25 increments, so I added a card to my cart in the hopes that my friend will be able to purchase PRO membership for her special year.
There are two options for your gift card—sending it directly via email to the recipient, or having an actual card sent to your recipient, or you, via U.S. mail. Given I was scheduled to see my friend soon and wanted to personalize by gift by presenting it to her I person, I opted to have the card mailed to me.
Rent the Runway never disappoints me—the checkout process was seamless, and my PRO membership even qualified me for free shipping. The card arrived promptly in a beautiful pink-toned and gold-embossed envelope. Perfect packaging if you’re going to send the card directly to its recipient.
The gift card itself comes on a floral card insert, on high-quality stationary with a cute feminine touch.
The back of the floral card includes the basic details on how Rent the Runway works, which is helpful for recipients that are not familiar with the company and how it works.
In my opinion the packaging that Rent the Runway sends the gift card in, speaks for itself and no additional touches are required, but since I was seeing my friend in person, I went ahead and wrapped the envelope in some decorative paper to add a personal touch.
In the end, my friend not only loved the care that I put into the packaging, but is looking forward to using her treat for a fabulous dress of her choice. Do you a good gift idea for your girlfriends? Would love to hear more ideas.
NOTE: TripleKnots is not a paid spokesperson for any company mentioned in this post.