The Hadley Gown: Classic and simple elegance. A modern square neckline, extremely full skirt with horsehair trim and a full tulle skirt sewn in underneath. Our favorite lace-up back allows you to cinch the bodice to an absolutely perfect fit. The taffeta has a gorgeous sheen and is slightly stiff (in a good way), that gives the bodice and skirt a wonderful structure as well as texture. The most common thing we hear about this dress; I want one for myself!!!
Nitty gritty details:
-Our gowns are made to be very versatile and will fit a range of at least 3 sizes. Not only is the back of the bodice stretchy, it also laces up like a corset, allowing you to cinch it smaller for a perfectly fitted look.
-Our gowns come as full as they are shown in the photos! A full tulle skirt is sewn in, which means no extra pettiskirt is needed underneath for fullness.
Barbara Rusciano Photography
Jennifer Lynch Photography
HOW IT WORKS:
A "regular rental" is different than a "traveling dress" for two main reasons, the first is that you can book a regular rental gown for any 5 day period, not just the weekend. The second is that you have the dress for 5 days instead of 3.
A "regular rental" is the way to go when you need a gown for a special event or photoshoot that falls on a day other than Fri/Sat/Sun. It's also perfect if you're a photographer hosting photoshoots over multiple days and want to have the dress for more than just the weekend to really get your use out of it and use it for multiple clients!
So now that you've decided to go ahead with a rental, just follow these steps! Or if you've decided that a traveling dress is a better option for you, you can browse those here, https://www.littledreamerscouture.com/collections/traveling-dresses
1. Browse through all our gowns! Click on the calendar in each listing to see the available dates.
2. Select an arrival date TWO days BEFORE the date you want to have the dress in hand.
3. At checkout, you'll pay for the 5 day rental period and one-way shipping. You are responsible for return shipping. You can pay at the post office, or pay for your label by printing it through paypal.
4. When your 5 day period is up, just pack your dress back into the box it came in. Double tape it to avoid any damage during shipping!
5. Send the gown back to us via USPS Priority mail. You may purchase a return shipping label online or at the post office. You are responsible for the cost of return shipping. If you need help purchasing a return shipping label online, please don't hesitate to email us for help!
(You may also choose to ship via UPS or FedEx. Just make sure to choose '3 Day Select'.)
That's it! We take care of the cleaning and steaming so you don't have to worry about it! We hope you loved your rental gown and would LOVE to see images from your photoshoot or special event! With your permission, we may even feature your images on our social media! Just email images with your business info so we can credit you to firstname.lastname@example.org
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
*****Under NO circumstances should the hem of this gown be allowed to drag on the ground or the child allowed to walk on it. That's the quickest way to damage a gown. Please be careful and pick up the gown when walking.
**********You may NOT rent a gown if anyone in your household smokes. You WILL BE CHARGED the full retail value of the gown if you return a dress that smells of smoke!!!!********
***Do not sit down or lean on any surface that can snag or stain the fabric of this gown. If you MUST sit down, make sure the area is clean or put something down for the child to sit on.
Rental Term Limit:
Rental term limit consists of 5 days. Items must be postmarked on the 5th day.
You must ship the gown back via USPS PRIORITY MAIL or USPS or FedEx. Do NOT ship via USPS Ground, that service takes up to 2 weeks and you will be charged a late fee. We recommend printing a return shipping label via PayPal, it will be slightly cheaper and easier than standing in line at the post office.
-A $50 late fee, per day, per dress, will be charged for each day that items are not returned.
-If the late fee accrues to amount equal to 200% the retail value, the dress(es) now belong to the customer.
-Cleaning and normal wear and tear is expected and is already calculated into the rental cost.
-Any damages considered beyond "normal" or "minor" wear and tear will be assessed an alteration fee, based on the amount of damage. Any rips, tears, holes, stains, or strong smells are NOT considered normal wear and tear and you will be charged once the damage has been assessed.
-If a dress has been returned damaged "beyond repair" the customer will be charged full retail value without a refund of the rental payment.
-If a dress is returned smelling of cigarette smoke you will be charged a minimum $150 cleaning fee, and you will be banned from renting from us in the future.
-If a dress is returned with pet hair and/or smelling of animals you will be charged a minimum $150 cleaning fee.
Extending Rental Term Limit:
If the gown(s) are available you may extend your rental time period for an additional 5 day rental period depending on availability. Please contact us as soon as you know that you need to extend your rental period.