(Closed) Bridal Gown Stores in New West… Recommendations?

posted 10 years ago in Vancouver
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Hey StrawberryBaby,

I just hit up bridal row in New West a couple weekends ago – perfect timing.

I made appointments for 3 different places to begin with:  Bridal Gallery, Sposa Wedding World, and Lisa’s Bridal.  I only ended up going to the first two though, as I found the dress of my dreams at Sposa and snapped it up! 

Bridal Gallery was ok.  The person I had helping me was very friendly, but wasn’t all that knowledgable.  And by that I mean, she didn’t seem to know alot of the bridal gown terms.  eg. pick-ups, rusching, modesty panel etc.  She also seemed to like alot of the dresses I hated on me (having said that, this was just one sales person, I’m sure there are other more knowledgable people working there)!  Alot of their samples were a size 6/8 range (I’m more like a 10/12).  Although they did have dresses in a number of different sizes, just not as much selection per sample size.   I know they carry Maggie Sottero, San Patrick, Mon Cheri, and I can’t remember any other names – sorry!  Price wise, they are quite reasonable – I think the woman said they didn’t have much over 1500.00?   Most that I saw were in the 1100 – 1200 range.

Sposa wedding world was great.  The sales lady was very polite, and offered great advice with regards to style and what I would look good on my figure.  She was the one who found THE dress, after I’d tried on a few dresses and she got a feel for what I wanted.   The price range was a bit higher at sposa, although most still fell within the 1000 – 2000 range.  The sample size seemed to fall within the 8-10 size range.  I think they list the actual lines they carry on their website – the only one I remember off the top of my head was Pronovias.  

Overall I liked the selection and service at Sposa over Bridal Gallery.  It’s not that I wouldn’t recommend trying on gowns at the Bridal Gallery, as the two stores carry different lines, and have somewhat different price ranges, I just preferred my experience at Sposa.  

Hope that helps a bit

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2018 - Rainforest wedding, beachfront restaurant reception

echo, congrats on finding your dress! i want to see

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Thanks GB!  Private message sent

Post # 6
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Ohhh echo! Which dress did you pick? Sposa has such lovely gowns ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2008

I only went to The Bridal Gallery, although I’ll probably end up making an appointment at Sposa this week thanks to the recommendations on here!

As for The Bridal Gallery, I had a great time with my consultant Holly. She was helpful, not too pushy and fairly knowledgable. I brought along two friends and I tried on at least ten dresses before settling on my top three which were all – coincidentially or not – Maggie Sotteros (I say this because they’re the exclusive distributors of Maggies in the Lower Mainland as far as I know). The one thing I found annoying was when I was decided ultimately between two dresses, she was trying to get me to buy both of them when I had already told her I have one dress alright from another store that was already going to be my ceremony dress, so I only needed one more for the reception. (Don’t ask! LOL).

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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2018 - Majestic Colonial Resort, Punta Cana

I’ve been so crazy busy I haven’t been keeping up with the boards so, sorry I’m late to this convo!

StrawberryBaby, congrats on finding your dress!!! 

I was JUST writing my recap of Bridal Row last night, should be up soon. It’s funny because I said a lot of the same things about those three stores! Good to know there’s consistency. ๐Ÿ™‚

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