Quality of service4.8
Chloe Bishop, Getting married on 19/11/2018
I started out my dress search by finding dresses on Pinterest and Etsy that I loved. I had narrowed my selection down, but realised I couldn't make the final choice without trying some dresses on to find the style that looked best on me.
As a plus-sized bride, I realised that my choices in-person would be fairly limited, so I then researched the salon with the best plus-sized options.
I had my appointment with Best for Bride Etobicoke last weekend. My consultant, Natalia, was wonderful! She was very attentive and honest with her advice, letting me know which styles would suit me, which ones wouldn't be suitable for our outdoor ceremony, and which ones I should try. I had a very limited budget and she did her best to find dresses in my size within my price range.
Natalia walked through the entire salon with me, letting me point out dresses I liked or disliked, before helping me try them on. I ended up loving two dresses so much that I decided that I would buy from there right then, rather than trying to find a cheaper dress online. I did end up spending a bit more than I had wanted, but she threw in the bonus of having the dress cleaned for free. That, along with a coupon available on their website, helped bring the cost down closer to our budget.
I found the other consultants very friendly and encouraging, and they were nothing but polite to my fiancé who had come along to help me look.
Natalia was very patient with my indecisiveness when I was trying to choose between two dresses, never once pushing me to hurry up - even though (as I discovered after the fact) my appointment had run nearly an hour over!
The floor was clean, the dresses in good condition and well-priced. I definitely recommend this salon, and Natalia as a consultant.
Thank you for my wonderful appointment! I can't wait to pick up my dress in a few weeks.
Dream Dress in Budget!
Natasha M., Getting married on 27/10/2018
You need to try this place. The Value for money is incredible, its a relaxed and fun experience, and they consultants understand every different type of bridge! As a low-key girl looking for a simple style, my consultant had great recommendations, including my ultimate purchase! We also purchased the mother-of-the-bride dress at the same time.
I would recommend this place to everyone... especially if (like me) you feel like there may not be a dress out there for you. They'll find it!
Christine Chamberlain, Getting married on 20/10/2018
I went in to Best for Bride after going to a few other places. It should have been my first stop! I tried on a few dresses and was interested in the dress rentals. After I tried on one, my consultant, Susan, mentioned that they had the dress in a bridesmaid style. I tried it on and fell in love! I'm staying in my budget and I found a dress that checked all the boxes.
Sidenote: my best friend who is getting married in August 2018 also found her dress at Best for Bride. It's a must check out!
Amazing service and beautiful dresses!
Emily, Getting married on 19/10/2018
I went with my bridesmaids to try on dresses for them last weekend. Jan was so amazing. I could not recommend her more!! She was so patient with showing us so many dress options and had great suggestions and was overall a joy to work with! She helped us pick out beautiful dresses and my bridesmaids were all very happy!
Meghan, Getting married on 06/10/2018
Last week I went in to Best for the Bride Barrie to look for my wedding dress. Taylor was the consultant and she was amazing! She was very helpful, patient and understanding. She took the time to explain how the store was set up and how the whole session would work. She let us take our time to pull dresses and also pulled some dresses based on the style I was looking for. She took her time to help us see each dress from the different angles and explain the different pros and cons of the different styles I tried on. She even went as far to explain that I would need to be careful with my ring on certain types of materials. I found the dress I was looking for during my appointment (my first and last store I visited). When I tried the dress on for the second time she already had a vision and found a matching barrette and a veil. When I went back in to purchase the dress a few days later, Taylor was there and encouraged me to try the dress on again and make sure I was sure about my choice. She explained the purchasing process and fitting very clearly. I will be happy to recommend this store to friends and family. I especially appreciated the service offered by Taylor.
Visit Jan. 20
Christina Caron, Getting married on 29/09/2018
I went shopping for my upcoming wedding in September, and I unexpectedly found my dress on my first visit to a bridal store! I had an idea of what I thought I wanted, and after trying on a few "maybe" dresses Rose pulled a dress from another fitting room and it turned out to be the one! She explained I should expect my dress sometime around the end of April/beginning of May, which leaves plenty of time for alterations before our wedding!
My only negative comment is that quite a few of the samples I saw were dirty/damaged to some degree, which I imagine is to be expected from rough handling and being put on/off multiple times, but it still left a bit of a negative perception on how the garments are cared for.
Overall I had a very positive experience and I look forward to possibly returning with my bridesmaids for further dress shopping.
Upper James. In Hamilton location
Kayla Volpini, Getting married on 29/09/2018
Went to the Best for Bride in Hamilton on Upper James. Was a wonderful experience. Ordered a bridesmaid dress for me for my moms wedding and my aunt found "the dress" for her wedding there too. Elina was very helpful and helped us pick out some great ones that really complimented our figures. Can't wait for our dresses to come in. Would definitely recommend this bridal store to friends.
Worst appointment ever. Not professional and not organzied
J Rodgers, Getting married on 28/09/2018
My experience here was the worst. When i came in the manager didn't even pay attention to us, she then asks me my budget so unprofessionally and when i said i want to stay with $1500 she gave me a look like i was not worth their time. She then ushered in a consultant that walked me around and every dress she looked at she said was too much, so then i had to go online and find her some dress ideas from the website for her to pull. I felt disappointed and she said oh your plus size so there isn't much selection. Then we got 5 dresses and she led me to a dressing room where i wasn't given help to get into the dresses and felt completely rushed. The manager kept hovering and asking if i plan to decide today and when i said no im just starting my search i noticed how everyone weren't interested in me finding a dress. The prices were crazy and the lowest i got was $1400 without alterations included. I walked away feeling like it was a waste of time. The employees were all joking around and it was not professional at all. I bought a better dress and got exceptional service for a awesome price and better fabric at david's bridal. Never recommending this place for plus size brides.
Amy Giofu, Getting married on 22/09/2018
Taylor was absolutely wonderful!! My parents and I went in and she directed us to pick a few dresses and she would get my change room ready. Well, we picked more than just a few lol but Taylor took them all and instructed me how to step into and pull up the dress, and then crack the door to help me do it up. After a few dresses, she asked what our budget was and while I was showing my parents a dress, Taylor quietly removed all dresses that we had picked out that were out of our price range before I had a chance to try them on. She explained "I don't want you to try a dress on, fall in love with it and have your heart broken when you can't get it" - absolutely amazing! After seeing what dress style I was settled on, she brought us over a dress that she felt suited what we were looking for and was in our price range. Once we had it narrowed down to 2 dresses, I tried them both on again and we all decided on the final one; the one Taylor had picked for me. At that point, Taylor brought my parents to the other side of the store, dimmed the lights, handed me a faux bouquet and had me walk down the carpet runner to meet my parents! Needless to say we cried and that's how we knew it was the one. Taylor created a magical, unforgettable experience that my parents and I will cherish. I can't recommend this store, or Taylor enough!! Thank you Thank You THANK YOU!!
Thank you for your glowing feedback of our services. We really appreciate your comments and are glad you chose to shop at our store for your wedding dress. We believe every bride should have a memorable shopping experience as this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. To make this happen, our staff try their best to make every shopping sesison productive and fun. When you go bridal dress shopping, falling in love with a dress you cannot afford is one of the most unfortunate things that can happen. Our bridal consultants try to save brides from this disappointment by only helping them to dresses in their price range.
Wendy Altamirano, Getting married on 15/09/2018
Absolutely loved Best for Bride!As soon as I walked in,I told my bridal party this is where i'll find my dress, and I did! Natalia was my bridal consultant. She was very knowledgeable and understood exactly what I wanted. I will most definitely be going back for my bridesmaid dresses. Thank you Best for Bride, you helped me find my dream dress!