Shopping for a wedding dress, no matter how stressed the bride may feel, should be a wonderful and memorable experience. If she's lucky enough to have the support of her bridesmaids and family than there should be (hopefully) plenty of loving and supportive feedback.

In a city as large and diverse as Toronto there is no shortage of wedding dress shops, boutiques and outlets to choose from. However, the deciding factor on where to start shopping will almost always reflect the brides budget.

Today we've compiled a list of wedding dress shops that we highly recommend you try before saying your final YES to your chosen dress - if only for the experience. Every bride deserves to feel like a real life princess and all of the shops listed below go out of their way to provide endearing, helpful and elegant service.

Sash & Bustle 

A self proclaimed "intimate boutique" Sash & Bustle lives up to their endearing reputation with a carefully curated collection and beautiful accessories to match. Their dresses are every bit as stunning as their Instagram account and their boutique offers a memorable and loving experience for all lucky enough to visit. 


The epitome of elegance, this one-of-a-kind designer salon is sought after by one-of-a-kind brides craving the newest in impossibly exclusive bridal fashion. Their operation is run by highly trained professionals with on site tailors who have perfected their craft.
White also offers a luscious Bridesmaid loft on the third floor where your party can privately view straight off the runway bridal party fashion. High class and quality, a must visit.

Just before Christmas in 1944 Beckers Bridal opened their doors on the Danforth and since then, the rest is bridal history. As the oldest bridal shop in Canada they have plenty to offer and as a family run operation since its inception decades ago, they offer both knowledge and loving warmth to all who cross their doorway. They run 7 days a week and if that's not dedication we're not sure what is. 

Jealous Bridesmaids 

This all encompassing salon is already winning with their incredible name. I'm betting we all know a jealous bridesmaid or two, am I right? Located on Bloor, Jealous Bridesmaids offers a wonderful selection of bridal gowns and accessories plus bridesmaids dresses and selections for Mother's of the Bride/Groom. 
Their large and spacious showroom allows room for you and your jealous entourage to roam freely. Highly recommended. 

Vintage Bride 

Currently situated in a trendy Toronto neighbourhood, The Annex proves to be a wonderful home for this highly endsored bridal salon. Vintage Bride boasts roughly 300 gowns dating all the way back to Canadas Confederation in 1867 up to the 1990's. 
All of their pristine gowns and accessories have been hand picked and preserved in high quality by their outstanding staff. We're sure that if wedding dress heaven exists, it's in The Annex. 

A social enterprise that runs solely on volunteers with a mission. The Brides Project accepts donated wedding dresses and accessories from brides, bridal salons and designers to re-sell to brides to be on a budget, donating 100% of the profits to various cancer charities.
This is an example of true sisterhood at its finest and quite frankly it makes us emotional. Bravo to the organizers, volunteers and donor's! 

If you or someone you know has wedding dresses or accessories to donate click here for more information. 

Kleinfeld's Hudson's Bay 

A staple in the bridal world we all know Kleinfelds from the loveable show 'Say Yes to The Dress'. While the show films in the U.S The Hudsons Bay Company in Downtown Toronto opened up a few years ago to a very excited Canadian bride population. 
With a bevy of designer dresses and beautifully crafted accessories Kleinfelds has whimsical options around every corner of their lavish showroom.

Attn all brides!
A new style of event tradeshow, Tradeshow Noir is premiering March 13th, 2019 in Toronto. You'll find everything from wedding furniture and decor rental to performance artists, DJ's,  the newest technology in event lighting and much more. Everything you'll see, sit on and experience will be available for you 2019 wedding or event.

Visit www.tradeshownoir.com for more I formation and to get your tickets. 

Happy Shopping Brides!