Why rent when I can buy?
Great question! While renting’s not for everyone, it’s definitely a cost-effective option for the eco-conscious bride who wants to leave her mark by not leaving a trace. Fashion generates nearly 92 million tons of waste each year. And as a wedding takes place on one day, renting will greatly reduce the fashion waste produced from wedding gowns.Another bonus of renting: using all the money you’ll save (renting can cost 1/5th the purchase price) to splurge on something special. Donut wall? If that’s how your cake crumbles. Polka band? Design your day “accordion” to you!
Renting? Is that even sanitary?
Like our heart to pamper you and the planet, our cleaning process is oh so fit and fresh, so brides like you can feel BRAND new.
What if the dress doesn’t fit me? I’m such a unique size…
We get it; there’s no other woman like you. And, there are also no dresses like ours! We actually design and make our own to be reshaped, refitted, taken up or let down… you name it, and we can make the (temporary) adjustments to fit you. Our team is so dedicated to your satisfaction, we’ve been known to spend hours finding and fitting dresses for our special brides. So once you find the dress(es) to your delight, reserve your time with us in person or online and we will work our magic. We’re also proud of our No Pressure Policy: there is NO pressure or guilt to rent or buy with us. We’re just here to get you closer to your final style, and to provide an experience you’ll enjoy.
I’m not in the Bay Area. How else can I try on the dress?
Although we’d love to pamper you in person (our boutique is an experience in itself), we bring Dare and Dazzle to you with the “Try On” option. This gives you a 3-day window to try up to 3 dresses in the comfort of your home, plus an easy return process on us. There is a deposit “Try On” fee which can be credited when you buy or rent for your big day. If you decide not to rent or buy, the try-on fees will be refunded to you minus $20 handling fee. Didn’t find your dress with us? We also have an array of accessories and bridesmaid dresses to get your party picture-ready.
Do you only offer dresses for rent?
Nope! Though our mission includes reducing the wedding industry’s carbon footprint through options to rent, we offer all of our dresses for purchase. We try to be as size-inclusive as possible but if the dress you adore still does not fit you, you can get it made to order.
I found the dress I love but it’s not available for my date. Help!
Oh no! Please add your email address to the waiting list. If the dress is available before your select date, we’ll make sure to notify you first.
What if I get my rental dress dirty?
Our cleaning process is not only eco forward; it gets down to business and can remove quite a number of “oops!”. If the dress is permanently stained, we may have to charge a damage fee.
Why should I rent or buy from Dare and Dazzle?
We know you have the choice to find your wedding dress anywhere, and we don’t take it lightly that you’ve chosen us. For this reason, we proudly stand by: 1. An Easeful Experience Wedding planning is stressful. We are here to help you find the dress you desire, AND enjoy your experience along the way with dedicated service plus a bright boutique that’ll put you at ease. 2. A No Pressure Policy We’ve been known to spend HOURS helping our brilliant brides search for THE dress, and get it fitted to her figure. But even then, we have a No Pressure Policy: if you don’t love it, don’t get it; simple as that. We’re just happy to get you closer to *the* dress for your big day. 3. A Celebration of YOU Our dresses are tailor-made for, and named after, brilliant women like YOU. From the “Amelia” dress inspired by pioneer of the skies Amelia Earhart, to the elegant “Rosa” named after revolutionary Rosa Parks, our dresses were designed to bring out your most fabulous, fierce YOU. 4. Innovation — For Good We believe in celebrating bold, strong women like you while also aiming to reduce the wedding industry’s carbon footprint, without compromising your bridal experience. We’re a boutique for bold brides who care to look fabulous and hold fast to their values; a thoughtful fitting experience that prioritizes your style and smile: no detail overlooked as we dress up your Big Day. If you dream of the greater good and want to be part of a NEW way to wed, we’re here for one-of-a-kind brides like you.
Do I have to pay to try on dresses at your store?
It is free to try on as many dresses as you want at the store. We ask for a deposit of $30 at the time the appointment is made to reserve the time. We'll refund the deposit once the appointment is complete. If your schedule changes and you do not cancel or reschedule your appointment 24 hours in advance, your deposit will be non-refundable.
What sizes do you carry in store?
We carry sizes 2 to 22 in store and can be tried on at any appointment in person, or ship out for trying on at home. Any other sizes can be ordered.