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Best for Bride

Barrie, Ontario View map

About

Located in Barrie, Ontario, Best for Bride is a bridal shop that specializes in providing brides-to-be with a stunning selection of wedding dresses and a hassle-free shopping experience before the big day. They offer a collection of dresses that are perfect for every type of bride, from elegant and sophisticated to modern, their dress selection will be perfect for the bride-to-be as well as her bridemaids, mothers of the bride and groom, flower girl and more!

Designs offered

The designs offered include:

  • Jasmine
  • Sophia Tolli
  • JAI Bridals
  • Daniela Di Marino
  • Sophia Tolli and many more

Accessories offered

Best for Bride also offers the following accessories:

  • Shoes
  • Jewellery
  • Veils & Headpieces
  • Stoles & Fur capes

Highlights

Clientele

Bride, bridesmaids, flower girls, mother of the bride, mother of the groom

Services

Alterations, cleaning, preservation, rentals, sample sales, trunk shows

Items Offered

Bridal belts, bridal gowns, customary attire, formal gowns, hair accessories, jewellery, plus size gowns, sample gowns, veils

Bridal Gowns

Under $500, $500 - $999, $1000 - $2499, $2500 - $3999, $4000 - $6499

More information

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?

Seasonally

What is your return policy?

Exchanges
Final sale
Partial refund

Please select the price ranges for full-priced suits and tuxedos that can regularly be purchased in your store:

Under $200
$200 - $499

Please select the price ranges for suits and tuxedos that can be rented in your store?

Under $100
$100 - $199

How do you price dress alterations?

By piece

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    Carolyn G. Married on 29/10/2021
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    Best experience

    I was very excited to be able to finally go dress shopping.
    When I was ready to shop at the end of March, everything shut down due to Covid-19. I was in contact with Olga via email with questions knowing you should shop for your dress at least 6 to 8 months before the wedding date. My wedding was to take place October 2020. Olga guided me to the website and said to take a look at the selection and to book an appointment when things opened up.

    I went on the website and book a potential appointment in June. Then I notice that they had a VIP Package, so I book one at the Barrie location. Let me tell you it is worth it. Having the store to ourselves for 2 hours before the store open was great.

    When my girls and I arrived for the appointment, Taylor greeted us with a smile. She went through the pricing system and the selections on each rack. This was extremely helpful.

    I went with a specific dress in mind. I had a picture from Best for Brides website. When I showed Taylor, she informed me they did not have that particular one, but she pulled a dress from the same designer with the same type of bodice, just without sleeves. I let my bridesmaids loose and they chose a variety of dresses for me. After trying the bundle of dresses that were pulled, it came down to 2. The one I ended up choosing was the one Taylor pulled right at the beginning.

    Taylor was very knowledgeable, courteous, friendly and she took the time to get to know me, which made me feel comfortable throughout the appointment. When it comes time for my bridesmaids to shop for their dresses, they have told me they want Taylor to be the consultant.

    I am a plus size and it was very nice that they had a variety of plus size dresses available to try on. It made my day as I could envision myself in the dress on my wedding day.

    I highly recommend Best for Brides as well as their VIP Package. You will not be disappointed.
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    Erica V. Married on 07/09/2019
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    1st and only trip

    Best for bride is amazing, I went there for my first trip and only had to try on 5 dresses till I found the one. My consultant Susan listened to what I liked and didn't like and helped me find the dress I love...within my budget!
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    Allison B. Married on 22/06/2019
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    Best experience in all of Barrie

    I received help from Rose who patiently listened and helped me find my dream dress within my budget. They kindly hosted myself, my mom, mother-in-law as well as 4 bridesmaids without it being an issue.
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    Theresa K. Married on 11/08/2018
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    My Cinderella

    Best for Bride was where we went just to try on dress styles. Ended up finding my dream dress. Paid very little for it, but found the staff to ignore you a lot when you were in the store. Kinda like you were wasting their time.
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    Chelsea K. Getting married on 10/06/2022
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    Soooo happy

    Can't wait to get my dress. I loved this store, their selection and their hardworking staff.
  • Kirsten
    Kirsten D. Married on 10/10/2021
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    Wonderful experience at Best for Bride in Barrie

    I had a lovely experience at Best for Bride! I went in without an appointment and was blown away by the flexibility, professionalism and how helpful everyone was. Make sure to go in and ask for Rose; she was wonderful! Such a calm presence during a potentially stressful time.
  • Ashley
    Ashley M. Married on 01/05/2021
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    Amazing Experience

    When I went in I was helped by an amazing girl. I tried on maybe 20 dresses and she helped me get into all of them with no complaints. She was so helpful and informative. I would recommend this place to anyone. The dresses are a bit pricy but they’re gorgeous!
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    Kimber Married on 15/02/2020
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    Great experience!

    Taylor was such a great help to me. I was looking for something very simple, which is difficult to find, and she worked very hard to recommend dresses that I may like. Overall it was an amazing experience and I highly recommend it!
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    Sandy S. Married on 10/11/2021
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    I had so many compliments

    I was so happy when I found my dress, you all made me feel like a princess! Olga was fantastic in making my dress fit perfectly and nothing was too much trouble for her. I had so many compliments about my dress on the wedding day and I think the gorgeous accessories I got from you helped to finish it off!
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    Juanita H. Married on 17/08/2021
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    Great shop

    Wish I had known about this great shop from the first time. Lovely decor - beautiful dresses. Made to feel totally at ease by Olga who is very approachable, friendly and down to earth.

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303 Dunlop St. West L4N 1C1 Barrie (Ontario)

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