Wedding Planning Decisions, This vs That with Kelly McWilliams

Wedding Decision: Jewelry, Rent vs Buy

August 23, 2021 Kelly A McWilliams Season 3 Episode 2
Wedding Planning Decisions, This vs That with Kelly McWilliams
Wedding Decision: Jewelry, Rent vs Buy
Show Notes

Did you even know that you could rent your wedding jewelry? Yeah, me either.  I mean, I knew that you could rent all your wedding attire from places like Rent the Runway. But DIAMONDS? Yes please.  Give me all the earrings, bracelets and necklace's.  Bring.the.Bling. In this episode Lauren and I talk about why you should consider renting vs buying costume  or real jewelry.   One of the biggest reasons is that because its your wedding day and if ever you're going to want to drip in diamonds and its actually very acceptable to, its this one day.  However your spending plan may be saying, "Yeah, $26,000 in fabulous jewlery isn't fitting on this line item.  Imagine the opportunity to be like a celebrity on the red carpet and wear 40 carats in diamonds. I am just seeing all the times the lighting hits your wrist, neck and ears and that your photographer and videographer will catch. If you have any questions about renting jewelry, check out this FAQ.
PS - this totally hits the Something Borrowed category!

About my co-host Lauren Grunstein :  Lauren is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Verstolo Fine Jewelry, which specializes in custom diamond jewelry and fine jewelry rentals for brides. She started her career in public relations where she worked with a number of CPG bands and start-ups in fashion and beauty. Her passion for diamonds and entrepreneurship took her to Verstolo where she works to help brides and clients transform into their best selves on the most important day of their lives. 

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About Kelly:
A vet of the wedding industry, Kelly knows how incredible a wedding can be. She creates  from scratch and believes every moment counts and every decision plays a part in what makes your event magnificent. She believes in making events beautiful AND fun.  Published & recognized locally, nationally and globally including Martha Stewart Top Wedding Planner, Brides magazine and WeddingWire's best podcast. Home is in SWFL with husband Kelly J , mom to Maddy & Emily and dogs Reau & Olive.

Thank you to my rockstar Podcast Editor: Lance Panton
With his professional start as a DJ at 17, Lance Panton has possessed a love of music since birth. is the owner and sole DJ for MY DFW DJ - Weddings & Events. A personalized DJ service focused on telling a couple's love story in music. No genre is too challenging to meet this goal. Lance is also the editor for the podcasts "This Week In Weddings" and my podcast "This vs. That". He also serves as the co-director of membership for The Dallas/Fort Worth chapter of The National Association of Catering & Events. When Lance is not behind the booth, he's in the kitchen fulfilling his passion for the culinary arts, creating meals for his wife.