Oh my, my, my !!!! finally, this day came, and he proposed to you. You are now in the middle of your wedding preparation : you found the date, found the venue, the photographer and maybe you finally choose the colors for your table decoration and center piece with the florist? Well, you have done the most important part of YOUR day, except one thing : YOUR wedding dress! First question of all the brides-to-be : “In which Vancouver Bridal Shops should I go ?”
Choosing your wedding dress could be stressful but it is one of the most exciting parts of your wedding planning: there are so many amazing Vancouver bridal shops and styles to choose from and sometimes, you don’t know how to choose and you feel like lost. As a result, you searched countless consulted more than a dozen friends and family members.
And we all know that a wedding could be expensive, but could you pay a wedding dress under $700?
When Yannick proposed to me, I have no idea in what dress I was going to choose. However, all I know was to have a simple and small wedding, surrounded by our families and friends. We didn’t want anything fancy, and as DIY-girl, we made our own decoration with the help of my mum and my mother-in-law.
How to find a wedding dress under $700 ?
One day, my mum said: if you did not want anything fancy, why don’t you choose 2 dresses? Turned out, it was not a bad idea from my mum. We started look on the different Vancouver bridal shops and websites.
I finally got two dresses for $400 CAD
Impossible you would say, but impossible is nothing!
So here are my selections for your journey into Vancouver bridal shops:
Shop your wedding dress in-store
Park and Fifth
This is one of my favorite bridal shops in Vancouver: easy access and you have many choices in terms of your bridal dress: long, short, for anyone body shape. Park and Fifth brand is designed of mindful production: they produce in Vancouver BC, which allows their team to visit the factory in a daily basis.
Monday to Thursday By appointment
Friday Drop in hours (12 – 7 pm)
Saturday and Sunday By appointment
“Home to the free spirits of love”
This is how Union Bridal describes their shop, and it is true! Why we love this bridal shop: you can have an appointment for trying your dress but, you could also shop a sample: it is a perfect solution if you are short on time or if you want to save some pennies in the bank. Dresses are -30% to -70% off retail price!
Tuesday – Saturday 11am to 6:30pm
Thursday 12pm to 8pm
Sunday – Monday Closed
A modern bridal boutique serving in Vancouver and Calgary for you ladies!
Everything started with one brand, creation of Tuvelle in 2013 and then, created another brand Laudae
Why we love this bridal shop: modernity and the perfection are the definition of the Lovenote Bride !!
Only by appointment: wedding dress consultation for 1.5 hours
Shop your wedding dress online
The Sessùn Wedding collection is aimed at a modern, unique and inspired woman. Who knows her personality and understands herself with a precious contemporaneity.
I definitely recommend Sessùn Oui for their unique dress and experience
Born in Paris, made for the world: “Welcome to French every Body can speak”
Created by Morgane Sézalory in 2013, she has the desire to offer women the finest quality pieces with a Parisian touch. I spent so many time to their boutiques in Paris: you always find something with them: they have short, midi or long dress. Why we love Sézane: free shipping costs and free returns from the US and Canada
Balzac Paris x La redoute
The new Balzac Paris x La Redoute Collection wedding collection makes available the long Romy and Eve dress with train. Delicate and sensual describe this dress in which you will not go unnoticed with the plunging neckline at the back and ravishing button tab. Beautiful wedding guaranteed
Asos is a marketplace and you could have a multiple choice of brands. You can find anything you want there: from earrings to dress, and even shoes. I think I spent around 30min per day (😊) which drives Yannick crazy sometimes…
- Capsule collections will be posted online during spring time (around march-april)
- Subscribe to their newsletters! That way you won’t miss anything
- Check the collection of last year and you could have a 20% to 30% of discount
- Check their Instagram to get the latest tips from the best Vancouver bridal shops
- If you are short in time, you could also rent your wedding dress: a good alternative to save some pennies 😊
- When you go trough a model, don’t forget that your day will be a long day, so don’t choose anything stuffy or heavy, it might make you feel irritated or uncomfortable
- Choose a dress that you like and which reflects you and your personality
XoXo – With Love – Céline