Where Can I Hire or Rent Wedding Guest Outfits in Ireland

Where Can I Hire or Rent Wedding Guest Outfits in Ireland

Getting an invite to a wedding means two people couldn’t imagine celebrating their big day without you. Is there any higher form of compliment? We think not! From the moment that gorgeous piece of paper arrives in your letterbox, the anticipation begins  – and it’s a glorious excuse to go wedding guest outfit shopping, but if you feel a tinge of guilt at splashing out on a ‘wear it once’ item because of budget or environmental concerns, then why not hire your outfit at a fraction of the cost?

Lots of wedding guests are adopting this sustainable new approach which aims to eliminate the fast fashion trend, and also allows people to rock a designer look for a high-street price. To help you out, we’ve rounded up the best places to hire a gorgeous wedding guest outfit in Ireland. Best of all browsing these sites is every bit as fun as shopping for something to buy.

The Benefits of Hiring Your Wdding Guest Outfit

The fashion industry is the second biggest polluter of the planet – yikes! Simply put, people are buying more clothes and wearing them less often. To put a figure on it, it’s estimated that there’s a whopping €443 billion a year of global waste when it comes to fashion. So it’s no surprise that many great businesses have sprung up to tackle this problem, from hiring, to peer-to-peer lending and selling, if you love fashion can still experience the joy of dressing up in a more sustainable way.

An added advantage is you can access the designer brands you daydream about buying. Dolce & Gabbana or Oscar de la Renta dress anyone? We thought that would get your attention! So check out Ireland’s top hiring boutiques below.


PRICE: €80 – €250
HOW LONG: 3 day hire which can be extended at an additional cost.
DRY CLEANING: Included in cost
BRANDS: Alex Perry, Rachel Gilbert, Elle Zeitoune, Zhivago, Bronx And Banco
WATCH OUT FOR: The three-day Closet Clear-Out each quarter where some previously worn dresses are available to buy.
VISIT: theivorycloset.com


PRICE: €20 – €150, depending on rental period
HOW LONG: 3 day, 7 day and 14 day.
DRY CLEANING: Included in cost
BRANDS: Rotate, ALB, Bec + Bridge, Queens of Archive, Rixo, Kitri, AJE, Ghost, La Semaine Paris, Maje, Solace London, Misha, Sister Jane, Self Portrait, Nadine Merabi, Needle & Thread, Ganni

VISIT: theragevolution.com


SIZES: UK4 – UK 18
PRICE: From €175 for short dresses and €195 for full length dresses.
HOW LONG: 3 days, or longer periods on request.
DRY CLEANING: Included in cost
BRANDS: Covet Collection, Greta Constantine, Jenny Yoo, Badgley Mischka, Tadashi Shoji, Rachel Gilbert, Stella McCartney, Tarik Ediz, Oscar de la Renta
WATCH OUT FOR: Alterations – they adjust straps, bust, waist and length to make sure it fits perfectly.

VISIT: covet.ie

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SIZES: UK4 – UK 18
PRICE: From €5 for accessories and €50 for full length dresses per day.
HOW LONG: 4 day rental minimum
DELIVERY: Yes – next day if you need it.
DRY CLEANING: Included in cost
BRANDS: Nimiiny, Rashiiid, Ten Eveleen, Umlaut, Zeffon with lender-generated offerings like Ganni and Zimmermann and Solace London
WATCH OUT FOR: You can try on outfits at the showroom in Monkstown, Co. Dublin.

VISIT: drobey.ie

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SIZES: UK4 – UK 14
PRICE: From €55 to €160.
HOW LONG: 3, 5, 7 or 10 day rentals available
DRY CLEANING: Included in cost
BRANDS: As it’s peer-to-peer lending, there are many designers brands on site including Rotate, Ganni, Alice + Olivia, Maje, Sister Jane and Rat + Boa
WATCH OUT FOR: The pre-loved edit on the site where you can buy items. You can also try on in store, Curated x Greens Are Good For You, at 6 Royal Hibernian Way, Dublin 2.

VISIT: greensaregoodforyou.com

Wardrobe Space Dress Hire wedding guest rental
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PRICE: From €60 – €80
HOW LONG: Standard rental is 5 days or longer periods on request.
DELIVERY: Collection and drop off available in Navan or €15 return postage with An Post. Wardrobe Space provide a prepaid and addressed return envelope with your rental for handiness.
DRY CLEANING: Included in the price
BRANDS: Self Portrait, Solace London, Nadine Merabi, Rixo, Ted Baker, Whistles, Reiss, Sister Jane, Baum und Pferdgarten and more.
TRY ON SERVICE: Available for an optional extra €5

VISIT: Instagram @wardrobespacedresshire


PRICE: From €70 – €200
HOW LONG: 4 days
DRY CLEANING: Included in cost
BRANDS: Collection is also lender generated so includes everything from Alexander McQueen and Gucci to Simone Rocha and Umit Kutluk.
WATCH OUT FOR: Buy discounted dresses on the online Designer Outlet. There are also fitting appointments available at the Showroom in Dublin 4.

VISIT: designerroom.ie

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PRICE: €30 – €250
HOW LONG: 3 day minimum, 5 days and 10 days
DELIVERY: Yes as well as in-store collection and drop back
DRY CLEANING: Included in the cost
BRANDS: Diane von Furstenberg, Ganni, Jonathan Simkhai, Maje, Needle & Thread, Sandro, and much more, including accessories. Some of the dresses to rent are on lend from Content Creators under The Creator Edit, and there are pre-loved dresses to buy too.
WATCH OUT FOR: Lots of bump-friendly options. Walk in possible to try on in store at the Showroom in Leopardstown, Co Dublin. You can also hire statement coats, jackets and accessories including designer handbags.

VISIT: happy-days.ie

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HOW LONG: 7-10 days
DRY CLEANING: Included in cost
BRANDS: Bespoke designs, crafted in house by the specialist design team
WATCH OUT FOR: You have to physically attend a fitting to ensure the best possible fit but you can take it away on the day if your event is within 1-3 weeks of the fitting.

VISIT: beautyandthebumpmaternity.com

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PRICE: POA when you DM on Instagram
HOW LONG: Standard rental is 4 days or longer periods on request.
DRY CLEANING: Included in the price
BRANDS: Peer-to-peer lending meaning there is a wide variety of designer items from Rixo to Zimmermann.

VISIT: Instagram @boadresshire

Don’t forget the accessories…

To complete your gorgeous borrowed look, you can hire a designer handbag to give that extra wow factor. With designers such as Louis Vuitton, Dior and Chanel your arm candy will be sure to turn heads.


CONDITION: Brand new or pre-loved mint condition
PRICE: From €15- €290 per day depending on the bag
HOW LONG: 7 days or 30 days with option to extend.
CLEANING: Included in cost
BRANDS: Dior, Simone Rocha, Louis Vuitton, Saint Laurent, Chanel

VISIT: Luxe Library

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Top Tips for Hiring a Wedding Guest Outfit

  • If you’re not familiar with the brand’s sizing, opt for a try-on service.
  • Don’t try and wash or dry clean items – companies prefer to do this themselves to avoid damage.
  • Normal wear and tear is expected, such as small removable stains or tears, but treat the items with the care and respect you’d give your own clothing, so that it can be used again.
  • Some outlets offer a damage indemnity policy which works out as an extra 12.5% of your rental fee. This covers you for almost everything bar losing the item.
  • Book your dress well in advance as popular styles may already be booked for your date.
  • Return it on time to avoid a late fee. Remember someone else might have it booked!

Wedding guest outfits are not the only items you can hire for a wedding day, you can also hire wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses too as a budget friendly and sustainable option.

Continue the hunt for your wedding guest outfit, with our 28 Wedding Guest Outfits to Shop Right Now and be sure to follow One Fab Day on Instagram for more inspiration.

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