In the end, my total came to $182 -- including shipping, insurance fees (no worries about ruining an expensive dress, fewssh), and a free second size to ensure I get a dress that fits. Might seem a little pricey to some (and like a dumb idea to my mom and boyfriend, EH HEM!) but I only wear my nice dresses once every couple of years and they cost a lot more to buy than these would be to rent! Plus, no dry cleaning fees as they take care of it all for you. I think I'm still going to wear the Zara Floral Print dress to the wedding ceremony at Villanova's church (my alma mater and the couples' too... and Ryan's... and his brother's... etc etc...). If you've got an occasion where you need to look fresh ta deff, pop on Rent the Runway and have yourself a looksie. And as I end that sentence I realize this post sounds like a total ad for them, but I assure you it's not. I'm just fucking stoked!
[ Also, creepiest thing ever... I was looking at one of my initial potential red dresses' user uploaded photos and the girl wearing it was someone I recognized from back home. Weird! ]