You have two options when you rent on Curtsy: you can pay to reserve the item immediately, or try it on and pay later.
The item isn’t technically reserved when you request to Try It On, meaning other renters will still be able to reserve it for the dates you need. As soon as you’re ready to rent, just go to that rental in the app and tap “Pay & Reserve.” The owner will be paid immediately.
It used to be that renters were automatically charged for Try Ons after 48 hours, but now renters can choose to pay whenever is convenient for them. Owners also have the ability to request money from renters.