Chic cheat: Something borrowed
For those of us who are already married, the news that Cari's Closet has opened a bridal retail and hire shop is nearly enough to make us seriously consider engaging in that mortifying notion - the renewal of vows.
For any wives-in-waiting out there: sit up and take note. This is a Chic Cheat and a Life's Little Luxury rolled up into one. Cari's Closet Bridal in Malahide will allow budding brides to wed in style, without the nervous-breakdown-inducing price tags, by renting their dream dress.
Though renting bridal wear hints at lack of commitment, we'll forgive any runaway bride who is clad in Cari's Closet. Above: Dress, €3,500 to buy, or €1,500 to hire, LDK. Hire prices from €500; retail from €1,500. Cari's Closet, Strand St, Malahide, Co Dublin.
By appointment only, tel: (01) 816-8710, or see carisclosetbridal.ie