All She Wants for Christmas (Hint: The Perfect Party Dress)
Hey guys, with the holidays soon upon us your calendars are filling up with lots of parties and functions. It also means you’re probably passing time on the courtesy bench in a a dress shop while she finds the perfect dress…or five. Our friends at rentfrockrepeat.com have some helpful tips on how to make the evening—and the dress—special for the lady in your life.
It is inevitable. December is right around the corner whether you like it or not. You can complain about the Christmas trees, lights and non-stop holiday music but none of it is going away. Until we ring in the New Year, that time of year when you HAVE to shop is here.
The irony, you are in a relationship with someone who can’t wait to throw on Michael Buble’s version of “All I Want for Christmas is You” and who is already talking about what she needs to pick up this weekend for her cookie exchange party that she is hosting at your house. To top it all off, she is also the kind that doesn’t write a list or hint at what she wants under the tree. Instead, she still has faith that you will get her the perfect gift. If you really loved her and listened to everything she said you would know exactly how to make it the best Christmas ever.
Did you just break out in a cold sweat? Don’t worry, we are here to help
First let’s clarify. All she wants for Christmas IS you (kind of). Sure a new pair of Prada shoes under the tree might go over well but she will unwrap them in 30 seconds, talk about them for a couple of weeks and then the pressure is on all over again when her birthday comes around. How you feeling now about setting the bar at $1,000 per present? So here’s how to give her a great gift, a night to remember and not break the bank. Introducing Rent frock Repeat.
From the comfort of your couch, log onto the site, purchase a gift card and send her a personal message letting her know that you want her to pick out the designer dress of her choice (RfR can also help with the messaging – use their online chat feature for help). Also, don’t panic, Rent frock Repeat RENTS designer dresses for 4 days for 15-20% of the retail price (a Mark and James by Badgley Mischka is hers for a few days for as low as $50). What happens next depends on your budget. You could:
Tell her to go online and order a dress to be delivered for the date
Pick up groceries and get home before she does so you can run her a hot bath and tell her that you’ve laid out her new dress on the bed for her to slip on when she is done her bath (tell her not to rush, you will be preparing dinner for her). Let’s face it, when was the last time you had dinner with pants on. This is already more romance than she has seen for a while. Tip: Check out www.theartofmanliness.com for other at home dinner date idea.
Make a reservation at a downtown hotel, tell her to meet you there after work
Since Rent frock Repeat delivers anywhere tell her to order her dress but have it shipped to the hotel. You’ll be there before her so you can lay out the dress on the bed when she arrives (hot bath still a good idea). Option, take her out for dinner or order room service – we suggest dinner out as she will want everyone to see her in her designer dress.
Tell her to order her designer dress for a specific night and to have it delivered to her office
Make sure she remembers to bring the right shoes and accessories. During the day, call her and tell her what time to be ready for. Show up in a great suit (when the other girls in the office see this you will have already scored major points) and take her out for a night on the town (note: reservations should already be made).
See. It is pretty easy and we can GUARANTEE she will be talking about this forever (try to do it before you go to her house for dinner because you will score the extra big slice of pumpkin pie from that mother-in-law of yours that always seems to favour your brother-in-law).
Best part of it all? You’ll get exactly what you wanted for Christmas. ;)
About Rent Frock Repeat
Rent frock Repeat is an organization dedicated to providing high-end special event dresses for rental at 15-20% of the retail price. Catering to sizes 0-24, Rent frock Repeat allows women to access dresses for weddings, special events and important evenings at affordable price points that vary from $50 – $585 for a 4 or 8 day rental. With its full service ecommerce site and showroom in Toronto, Rent frock Repeat currently services over 27,000 customers across Canada. For more information about Rent frock Repeat, please log on to www.rentfrockrepeat.com.