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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

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Frequently asked questions

Who do you provide services for?

Bride
Bridesmaids
Flower girls
Mother of the bride
Mother of the groom

Which of the following services do you provide?

Alterations
Cleaning
Preservation
Rentals
Sample sales
Trunk shows

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal belts
Bridal gowns
Customary attire
Formal gowns
Hair accessories
Jewellery
Plus size gowns
Sample gowns
Veils

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 wedding gowns that can be regularly purchased in your store:

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

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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Reviews for Best for Bride

4.8 out of 5 rating
4.8 out of 5 rating
40 reviews
96% recommend it
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Jennifer
Jennifer L. Sent on 30/05/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing! Perfection

The Barrie location has the best staff! Taylor and her crew care, are helpful and just purely amazing. We purchased my gown, my daughters wedding gown and I鈥檒l be purchasing my MOH dress there also. 馃槉馃槉馃槉
Hunter
Hunter M. Sent on 25/03/2024
5 out of 5 rating

A,B,C's: Amazing alterations, Beautiful selection while being budget friendly, and Customer service experience was exceptional 鉂わ笍

My first store and I found my dress on that visit! I looked at one other place just to be sure, but the experience I had at Best for Bride was a big difference in why I ultimately chose to get my dress here. They have a variety of sample styles and sizes for all brides, which allowed me to feel confident in my choice because I was able to envision the final look properly. They know how to properly clip and cinch the dresses while your trying them on which comes from experienced associates. I love my dress still, the whole process was smooth from try on, to delivery, to alterations. I could make payments easily on my dress fittings and I appreciate that I could get a dress I loved without having to make a mortgage payment.
Jen
Jen B. Sent on 06/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing staff

I had been to a bridal shop the week before I went here and had an awful experience. We decided to get married 4 months before our date so I was on a bit of a time constraint and I was a little worried as a plus sized person. However, I went in and the staff were AMAZING. Taylor helped by pulling every dress in my size that we could get before our date and was so patient as I tried them all on and gave her input as well. I was able to find my dream dress that was off the rack needing no alterations and felt so incredibly happy and thankful for Taylor and this store. Would highly recommend!
Lisa
Lisa Sent on 28/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Great storr

We purchased all the bridesmaids dresses and my veil threw them it was a great experience
Chelsea
Chelsea K. Sent on 16/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Soooo happy

Can't wait to get my dress. I loved this store, their selection and their hardworking staff.
Carolyn
Carolyn G. Sent on 09/06/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Kimber
Kimber Sent on 25/07/2019
5 out of 5 rating

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!
Erica
Erica V. Sent on 15/02/2019
4.8 out of 5 rating

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!
Allison
Allison B. Sent on 18/12/2018
5 out of 5 rating

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.
Theresa
Theresa K. Sent on 20/08/2018
3.8 out of 5 rating

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

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