Have you ever rented a dress before? Well this is like that, but better..... These are TRAVELING rental dresses, which means they're pretty much an adventure in a box...All the places this dress has been and all the magic it has seen, and when you rent one, YOU become a part of that magic!!! Our Traveling Rental Dresses travel the country and go from photographer to photographer, being photographed in the most beautiful settings, being worn by the sweetest people. And the benefits to you are this: You only pay shipping one way, the rental fee is discounted since the dress does not come back to me in between each rental, allowing the timeline to be more organized and condensed, AND you get to be part of an amazing community of photographers that love to inspire, create, bring confidence, love and magic to their fellow photographers as well as their clients. And not just that, our community is all about lifting one another up, offering help, advice, guidance and support. You will not meet a better group of ladies AND your clients will be in awe over the magical couture dress session you're going to offer them. So what are you waiting for? Go find the perfect dress and let's make some magic!! >>>Make sure to join the Traveling Dress FB page here.
The Traveling Dress Program: The Process.....please read...
1. You rent a dress!
2. That dress ships out on Monday and arrives on Thursday.
3. You have an ahhhmazing photo shoot on Friday, Saturday and/or Sunday!
4. Sunday night: -You steam the dress, pack it up beautifully in the same box/dress bag/tissue paper that it arrived in, and you make sure you have the headband and maybe a hoop skirt too packed in with the dress!
-Also on Sunday night: You get an email from me that contains the UPS shipping label to send your dress onward. You print that label out and attach it to the box after removing any old labels.
5. Monday morning: You take the dress to a UPS STORE, and you GET A RECEIPT from them! That's your proof of shipment. You then take a pic of that receipt and email it back to me, and VOILA! That's it! Your next step is to share all those gorgeous images on ourVIP pageso we can all oooh and ahhh and share in the beauty and the fun of a couture dress session!
***Please note: You should never EVER be booking shoots for Thursday! Thursday is the arrival day, and it sometimes happens that UPS has delays and may deliver your dress on Friday. Ifa Friday arrival happens, you are NOT entitled to a refund or a new rental. HOWEVER, if your dress arrives on Saturday, you ARE entitled to one of three options: either a refund or an extended rental or a new rental spot on that dress. ..............................
Here's how it works:
1. The dress should arrive on Thursday, you are REQUIRED to drop it off to a UPS store on Monday before 5pm. If you miss this cutoff time for drop off, please message/email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for a new, upgraded label.
2. Before you are due to drop the dress off at UPS on Monday, you will receive a pre-paid UPS shipping label from me, via email, on Saturday or Sunday.DO NOT get your own label and ship back to the return address. That is the person that sent it to you, NOT the person it is being shipped to!!!!!
3. YouMUSTdrop your dress off at a >>>>UPS STORE<<<< on Monday BEFORE 5pm local time! (We will NO LONGER allow UPS access points for drop off and we DO NOT USE the post office anymore, period!!!!)
4. YouMUSTget areceipt, that's your proof of shipment. Send me a picture of it on Monday right after you drop your dress off.
5. If you miss the drop-off cutoff time, DO NOT drop it off without messaging me first to get an upgraded label!! You will NOT be banned if you accidentally miss drop off once, but you WILL be banned if you do not message me to make the situation right. -If you fail to ship out a dress 'on time' two times, you will no longer be allowed to rent from us.
6. You will receive an email with tracking, please follow along and notify me on MONDAY NIGHT if something doesn't look right. (Add email@example.com to your contacts list to help these emails go to your inbox and not spam) ...................................
Do's and Dont's: PLEASE READ
1. You are required to pack the dress properly before sending it onward. If your rental dress has a tulle underskirt, you are required to steam it before packing. Please go to the FB group for instructional videos on how to do this.
2. Things that are NOT ALLOWED while wearing a Rental Dress:
-Food/Drinks -Animals -Climbing Trees -Laying on the ground -Sitting on damp/muddy/dirty ground -Letting the hem drag on the ground -Going into water (like beach, lake, pond, etc.)
3. Things that you SHOULD do:
-ALWAYS pick up the entire hem of the dress when your model is changing location. -Put something under the model when sitting on anything that may not be clean, or make be rough or able to snag the dress (like a log or park bench). -Shoes should be OFF if putting the dress on feet first. -Message me if you get the dress dirty, I will help you wash it (it's very easy!).
-If you fail to follow these rules, you will be banned from participating in any and all Traveling Dresses in the future.
More details you need to know...
- Dresses are washed and repacked approx every fourth weekend. If you happen to get a box that has been smashed, please replace it with a new box of similar/smaller size.
- Every dress comes with a headband or crown. Please check and make sure your dress has its headband, and message me right away if you don't have it! Also, please check and make sure you're packing the headband with the dress before you ship it out! (***If you ship a dress onward withOUT its headband, you will need to pay a $100 "lost headband/rush shipping" fee so I can send a new headband onward. -The headband that comes with your dress *may* be different than what is shown (this will typically only happen if a headband has been lost and we've had to replace it with the next best option.)
*Headband rule is three strikes you're out. So when you lose a headband for the third time, you will no longer be allowed to rent. I've had people in the past "lose" headbands simply because they wanted to keep them, this is why I've had to create this rule.
.........Terms and Conditions..........
By completing a transaction for a Traveling Dress you are agreeing to these terms and conditions.
If the dress is lost/stolen/damaged due to negligence on your part, you are responsible for 100% of the retail value, due immediately. This includes but is not limited to:
1. Providing an incorrect shipping address.
2. The package being stolen off your porch.
3. Once tracking shows "delivered", the gown is 100% your responsibility. Before it shows "delivered", it is MY responsibility. You are NOT liable for packages lost in the mail during transit AS LONG AS you have provided a receipt showing tracking and acceptance by UPS. If you have NOT gotten a receipt, and the dress is lost in transit, YOU are 100% responsible for it, as without a receipt, I have no way to know you've even shipped it and no way to file a claim with UPS for a missing package! So get those receipts ladies!
-Please feel free to use my mannequin images to advertise on your page!
-Message myself or my admins with any questions or concerns, we're always here to help!! **Messaging on FB is better than tagging me, I get tagged a bunch, so I don't usually see all of them!
-Make sure to post your pics on the VIP page and tag us when you post on your page!! I will be starting a monthly drawing for people that post and credit Little Dreamers to win a free Traveling Rental spot!
Last, have fun!!! I can't wait to see all your glorious images!!!!!