(Closed) GTA Brides: Best Bridal Salons in the City!

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Post # 2
36 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Toronto, Ontario

I went to four different bridal salons.

Felichia on College/Bathurst – It’s a relatively small boutique. They only have about three or four dressing rooms, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself “sharing” a mirror with another bride.  They let you walk around and look at the dresses and “pin” the ones you like. I absolutely loved their Rosa Clara and Essence of Australia dresses. They also had a lot of sample sales. Some dresses were cheap ($1500 and under), but there were a lot of really expensive ones ($3000 and up). The consultant was friendly.

Kleinfeld –  Huge dressing rooms, really wide selection, but kinda pricey. I love the fact that you can try on shoes and other accesories. You can really get a complete “look” which is something you can’t really find elsewhere. I also loved using an ipad to pick out the dresses I wanted. Consultant was also very nice, but I felt she was trying hard to make a sale.

Ritche – This was my least favorite bridal salon. It seemed a little dated. You can’t really look at the dresses. You have to talk to a consultant and she will bring out dresses that match your style. The prices were very reasonable and they carry a wide selection of Maggie Sottero dresses.  The consultants seemed a bit out-of-touch with current trends.

Becker’s Bridal – They’ve got a pretty great seleciton. I was able to find all the dresses that I liked from my previous bridal salon visits at Becker’s – this really helped me make up my mind. My consultant, (Rosa?), was great. I ended up buying a gown by Barbara Allin, their in-house designer. Prices were reasonable, but once again, it depends on the designer.

Post # 4
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015 - Industrial/Modern

I’ve heard really good things about Powder

Post # 5
36 posts
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Toronto, Ontario

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Meggzilla:  Yeah, Kleinfeld’s gown prices do seem higher and I think the alteration cost is higher as well. I fell in love with a Rosa Clara dress when I visited Felichia, but by my third bridal salon visit, it wasn’t even in my top five. So keep looking! You never know what you might find.

I guess it depends on the person. A friend of mine bought her wedding dress on her first visit!

I also hear good things about Ferre Sposa and Jealous Bridesmaids, so it might be a good idea to check them out too!

Post # 6
11515 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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Meggzilla:  I went to David’s Bridal in Mississauga – they were wonderful.

I got my Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses at Blushing Rose in Milton – they weren’t as helpful

Post # 7
26 posts

I went to several bridal boutiques all over Toronto, Mississauga, Markham, and Ajax. I ended up purchasing both of my wedding gowns from Superior Bridal in Markham. Absolutely outstanding service throughout the initial process. I will update you after I go in for my fittings; my first gown should be arriving in January!

I visited David’s Bridal in Mississauga to look at some bridesmaids gowns and they treated me like garbage. The service in that store was terrible and frankly I just visit when I have some time to kill trying on accessories. I would never purchase anything from them.  I also did not like the service at Sophie’s Gown Shoppe (Mississauga) and I especially disliked my experience looking for bridesmaid gowns at Bridal Desires in Ajax. The sales consultant ignored me (the bride!) and focused only on what my bridesmaid wanted to wear at the wedding. Sorry but if the $$ is coming from my pocket and it’s my wedding, I have the ONLY say! HORRIBLE experience there! Very small dressing and show rooms, very little selection, and generally overpriced compared to Superior.

I also tried Bridal Image and was disgusted with the presentation of their gowns (everything was hung as if it were a meat factory, dresses were dirty and very dusty). They were pushing so hard for me to buy a gown that looked terrible and would not stop calling me to return for the gown. Very cheap quality for a high price tag!

Post # 8
53 posts
Worker bee

I don’t know if you’re still looking, but I got my dress at Bride’s Project at broadview and Gerrard. It’s a non-profit organization where they sell either donated new dresses from boutiques or used dresses from previous brides. It’s an intimate place and great for brides who are flexible. The dresses will not go much higher than $1500 and I bought my dress for $500! And even better, all proceeds go to cancer research! Helen, the founder, is also an officiant and will be officiating our wedding 🙂 

It’s definitely a world away from boutiques but it was an amazing alternative for me and I had so much fun! Good luck! 




Post # 9
43 posts
  • Wedding: August 2015

Avenue 22  was outstanding even though I ended up getting my dress from Becker’s. 

Post # 10
1001 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2016 - Enoch Turner Schoolhouse

I didn’t buy my dress in a bridal shop, but my bff got hers at Jealous Bridesmaids.  I made an appointment there as well prior to finding my dream dress preowned.  I’m kind of bummed I won’t do the bridal shopping experience, but I’m totally in love with my dress so that’s ok 🙂  The ladies at Jealous Bridesmaids are awesome and I totally recommend.  My bff was a satisfied customer for sure and her gown was gorgeous!

Post # 11
1377 posts
Bumble bee

Late to the party, but what the hell:

Felichia Bridal on Queen – a well curated selection of gowns, price range is 1,200 to 4,000 but most of the gowns are around the 1,500 mark. Not every gown on the website is carried in store because of trunk shows. Small shop, clean, excellent service.

Best for Bride Mississauga – a couple pretty Mori Lee styles that I loved, but they’re samples are spread out across a couple loctions, so call first to ensure the dress on the website is in the store you’re visiting. Felt like a wedding factory, impersonal, carpets were gross and asking us to take our shoes off and wear communal crocks was revolting. That being said, lots of reasonsably priced gowns.

Sophie’s Gown Shoppe (Miss) – horrible service, way too many gowns but not enough variety. Everthing was either fit and flare or A line. Gowns are reasonably priced, again they didnt have every dress I saw online in the store. They CAN order in a sample gown for the designer for the cost of $100 (which you can put towards your final purchase) but they were VERY relcutant to tell me because they wanted to make a sale that day. Really didnt like this expirence here.


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