Where to Buy a Wedding Dress in Calgary
Ball gowns, accessories, bridesmaid dresses — these bridal boutiques have everything you need to look perfect on your big day.
Pearl & Dot Bridal Boutique brings a modern, metropolitan vibe to your dress shopping experience.
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Every bride deserves to look her best on her wedding day. Whether you're looking for the perfect dress, the right accessory or an outfit for someone in your bridal party, these Calgary bridal boutiques will help with just that.
With one store in Edmonton already, this bridal boutique opened a Calgary location in Britannia in 2015. The wedding boutique carries the latest dress designs from Gala by Galia Lahav, Katie May, Rue de Seine, Tara Keely, Stella York, Martina Liana and more. It also has a small selection of bridesmaid dresses from Nouvelle Amsale and Sorella Vita.
If you're a bride on a budget, consider booking an appointment at The Bragging Bride. This consignment bridal boutique sells dresses that are either new or only worn once, and they can be on sale for around 30 to 60 per cent cheaper than you'd find in the original store. Stock is constantly changing, but it's not uncommon to find quality brands such as Allure, Watters, Lazaro, Hayley Paige and Truvelle at any given time.
100, 1604 10 Ave. S.W., 403-919-4527, thebraggingbride.ca
The Bridal Centre has been around for more than 35 years and is one of the largest bridal stores in Canada. Step into its semi-private princess room to try on beautiful wedding dresses, then get the perfect fit with the help of in-house alterations and finishing departments. Bridal dress brands include Allure, Mori Lee and Watters. MIt also has a huge selection of bridesmaid and graduation dresses, as well as options for tuxedo rentals.
In 2006, The Parisian, a local store that has dressed Calgarians for more than a century, joined forces with Cameo & Cufflinks. Together, they've become a wedding powerhouse for bridal gowns and beautiful outfits for bridesmaids, mother of the bride and flower girls. They even offer tuxedos. The store stocks lots of international and North American bridal brands, including Hayley Paige, Romona Keveza, Stella York, Ti Adora, Sophia Tolli and Alfred Angelo. They also offer in-house alteration services.
At this U.S. based wedding retailer, you'll find bridal, bridesmaid and special-occasion dresses. Look for exclusive collections such as the popular White by Vera Wang, Truly by Zac Posen, Oleg Cassini, Melissa Sweet and the store's own line, Jewel. Grooms can get in on the action too, as David's Bridal can also arrange for tuxedos through Moores. One of the coolest things about this store though is that you can cross a few things off your wedding to-do list while you're here — you can also order invitations and favours and products for your ceremony and reception.
No matter your shape or size, Calgary brides and bridesmaids can find their perfect designer gown at Durand Bridal. The store offers sample dress in sizes ranging from 2 to 30, as well as dresses in petite, tall and plus sizes from some designers. Look for high quality brands like Kenneth Winston, Alfred Angelo, Jacquelin Bridals Canada and Venus in the store. Dresses for the bridal party, graduations, women's formal wear and accessories are also sold here.
9618 Horton Rd. S.W., 403-454-2684, durandbridal.com
If you've gone for a walk down 17th Avenue S.W. lately, chances are you've seen the latest bridal fashions from Ethos featured in the large bay windows of the Devenish building. For more than 40 years, this family-owned boutique has been dressing brides and their bridal parties in dresses from designers like Pronovias, Mon Cheri, Sophia Tolli and Mikaella Bridal and more. If you're looking for something a bit more unique, check out Ethos' bridal line called the Anna Rose collection, which was designed by the store's owner. The store can also make custom wedding dresses.
908 17 Ave. S.W., 403-245-4188, ethoswedding.com
Huge windows, plenty of natural light and striking white floors and walls give this bridal boutique a modern, metropolitan vibe. An appointment-only boutique, you and your guests get the entire second story loft space to yourselves while you try on dresses and accessories. Modern, non-traditional dresses from brands such as Truvelle, Anna Campbell and Alexandra Grecco line the racks here, and they also have a selection of bridal accessories, lingerie and some bath products.
At S2 Bride, guests will find a modern space filled with huge mirrors and racks of beautiful dresses lining the walls. Work with one of its bridal consultants to choose from wedding dresses and accessories from brands such as Anne Barge, Limor Rosen and more.