Over the last 30 years we have become western Canada's largest and "must visit" bridal salon due to our amazing collections and largest selection of mostly exclusive designer bridal dresses in all price ranges.
We are the only salon to reserve an elegant semi-private area so each bride has her very own podium and viewing area for herself and up to three guests. One appointment and you will see why we are the industry leaders in making every bride feel like a princess.
By appointment as each bride gets personal one on one attention from our fully trained bridal consultants who have a marvellous eye for detail. Their expertise at helping you to find the gown of your dreams and complete the look for your wedding day will make the process fun and easy!
Designers from around the world have chosen our salon to be their exclusive agent due to our reputation for service excellence and elegance. This means that most of our collection (over 700 hundred bridal dresses stocked on premise) are totally unique styles you won't find in any other salon. No cookie cutter or copied dresses here!
Once you've selected your dream dress at The Bridal Centre you can have a stress free journey to the isle. No need to worry if your gown will arrive on time! We have never missed a wedding date in our 30 years of business. We are one of the top sought after bridal accounts in the industry; sought out by designers and are on their "first ship" list. Delivery times for ordered gowns are usually 4-5 months but recommend ordering well in advance to allow for fittings and alterations as well as having the rest of the wedding party co-ordinated by The Bridal Centre.
Some brides confuse our excellent service with high price. As a matter of course we have price ranges suited to all budgets that start as low as $499. Simple informals or sale price gowns for those that are on a budget but still want to look like a princess on their wedding day.
We make it simple to afford your dream gown with a layaway plan that is flexible. Pay as little as 30% down and make month payments. No finance charges.
No need to travel to New York to get a speciality designer one of a kind. We carry a selective group of top tier designers specializing in fabrication and fit. Truly one of a kind dresses starting at $2700 and up.
What is the point in having the perfect dress without finding the very best in accessories? We offer a truly special collection of hair accessories and veils. Specifically chosen to coordinate with our designer bridal collections. If you can't find it, then attend our Malis Henderson trunk show, where the designer will customize your veil and hair accessories right to your dress!
DON'T UNDER BUDGET
Budget and be realistic. Also, allow for 10-15% variance for the emotions factor and compromise if need be with less elaborate wedding flowers, favors or other bridal accessories. (source, Henry Roth; bridal designer).
NOT A CAREER
Remember shopping for a wedding dress should be fun and uplifting experience. Don't turn it into a career.
IT IS YOUR WEDDING
Keep your group small. Too many "wedding planners" will ruin your decision-making. Keep your group to 2 or 3 individuals. Your mother and maid of honor. At The Bridal Centre we offer a "show appointment" in our theatre so you can have your friends and family view your final choice.
We have seen so many brides that delay or wait until the last minute. This creates unneeded stress and hardship. Remember you have an entire wedding party to coordinate. Give yourself 8-12 months on your bridal dress if possible. This will allow you the proper time to select bridesmaids and tuxedos (5-7 months is ideal).
NOT ENOUGH TIME TO ORDER? We have over 700 amazing dresses in all size ranges right in our store. We are certain to have a dress to fit your last minute needs.
BEWARE OF CHEAP IMITATIONS
Right now our industry is awash in poor knockoff dresses. Duplicates that cut corners on the fabric, fit, and just about everything that makes the dress a dream dress. Internet vendors that promise something too good to be true and almost never follow-up with their promises. Your wedding day is a once in a lifetime event making it to valuable to take a risk on a poorly copied or designed gown.
QUALIFY YOUR SALON
When you do purchase your gown you need to verify some key points with the bridal salon you choose. How many years has the store been established? Is the salon fully insured? Will your gown be stored on premise in a temperature controlled environment? Does the salon do alterations work and stand behind it? This is an important and expensive purchase, you want to deal with a reputable salon to avoid wedding day disappointment.