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Sash + Bustle

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About

Located in Toronto, Ontario, Sash + Bustle is a company that specializes in providing a curated collection of beautiful wedding dresses from top designers. Sisters Vanessa and Andrea Dineen own this business which was established in 2014. Their focus is on assembling a lovely collection of gowns for Toronto's beautiful soon-to-be-newlyweds.

Designs Offered

This business caters to those preparing to tie the knot, and both Vanessa and Andrea are dedicated to carrying pieces made by inspiring designers. They offer a wide array of styles from diverse labels, meaning that all manner of clients is sure to find something that suits their personal taste. Elegant gowns, voguish attire, refined ensembles, and more can all be browsed at Sash + Bustle. What’s more, they also provide a range of other items that include but are not limited to:

  • Bridal gowns
  • Accessories
  • Garters
  • Shoes
  • Veils
  • And more!

Highlights

Clientele

Bride

Services

Appointments only, sample sales, trunk shows

Items Offered

Bridal belts, bridal gowns, garters, hair accessories, jewellery, plus size gowns, sample gowns, shoes, undergarments, veils

Bridal Gowns

$1000 - $2499, $2500 - $3999, $4000 - $6499

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Which wedding dress designers do you carry in-store?

Aesling, Alyssa Kristin, Blush by Francesca Avila, Catherine Deane, Carol Hannah, Daalarna Couture, Deartheart Bridal, Halseene, Laudae, La Perle, Leanne Marshall, Love by Enzoani, Robert Bullock, Rose + Williams, Studio Levana, Tara Lauren, Theia, Truvelle, White One, Willowby, WToo & Watters

Which bridesmaid dress designers do you carry in-store?

We do not carry bridesmaids dresses

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

6 - 8 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?

Seasonally

What is your return policy?

Final sale
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    Melissa Getting married on 05/09/2023
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    Could have had a better experience

    Lots of better places to shop in the GTA!

    Sash + Bustle's reply:

    HI Melissa,
    Thank you for your review. We would love to understand and learn more about how we could have made your experience better. We know that we are not perfect, but want to do everything in our power to make all our brides and their loved ones feel great! Would you be open to emailing us directly at clientcare@sashandbustle.com? One of our supervisors would be happy to have a conversation so that you are heard and we can grow and be better! We're looking forward to hearing from you soon! xo
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    Meghan M. Married on 03/09/2022
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    😍 can’t wait to wear this dress

    This was the best experience. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Sash & Bustle. Brendan was amazing, and made me feel so comfortable during my appointment, all while having a blast! Brendan listening to everything that I was looking for, and also encouraged me to try on some dresses that I was unsure about -- which was great! I ended up picking the first dress I tried on :). When I came back to pick up my dress, it was the same wonderful experience, (just at a new beautiful location) I had the first time. I cannot wait until I get to wear this dress!!! Thank you to everyone at Sash & Bustle, and Brendan.

    Sash + Bustle's reply:

    Hello Meghan! This review is so lovely, we love hearing back from our brides about their experience with us at S + B. You are SO welcome, it is our pleasure to be a part of your dress journey. We couldn't be happier for you finding your dream dress, and that you had such a great experience! You are going to look amazing in your dress, we cannot wait to see those photos when the time comes! Thank you from the whole team, and congrats again!!! XO
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  • Taylee
    Taylee B. Married on 26/08/2022
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    Must stop shop in Toronto

    I visited 6 bridal shops on my hunt because I had to see everything before I could decide. Sash and Bustle was by far the best experience and offered the greatest selection of dresses.

    I've been looking for something unique and comfortable and not many other shops offered that. The dresses at S+B were so much softer and more comfortable than other shops I visited while still within budget.

    Sash + Bustle's reply:

    Hi Taylee! Thank you so much for stopping by S+B and for the lovely words! We're so happy to hear that you had a great experience with our team. Having a variety of gowns for every bride, is very important to us - so we're so glad you were able to find some good picks. We can't wait to have you back! xo
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    Samantha G. Married on 23/07/2022
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    Disappointing

    I was very excited to have my first bridal experience with sash and bustle. Sadly it wasn’t a good experience. We sat down with our sales rep and discussed budget/dresses etc. Then went to pick out dresses. We were kindly reminded of our budget and what was in our budget when looking around. Once we picked the dresses we began trying on. I didn’t have that WOW moment until I tried this one dress on. I cried, my mom cried. It was the perfect moment. I was then told it was almost 2,000 over budget. I was crushed! It really put a damper on the experience. I think the sales rep need to listen to their brides more and adhere to their budgets.

    Sash + Bustle's reply:

    Hello Samantha,
    Our team are so disheartened to hear that you didn't have a good experience with us this past weekend, and want to thank you for taking the time to write this feedback, it is helpful for us to learn what areas we need to improve on.
    At Sash + Bustle, we always try our best to make our brides feel heard and seen, especially in terms of budget. Our goal is to help you find your dream dress, within the budget outlined with your Stylist, to the best of our ability. We are so sorry that is not the experience you had with us, we are doing what we can to ensure this error is not made again going forward. We would love the opportunity to talk with you more about your experience, and have reached out over the phone - hope to hear back soon. We would love to have you back in the boutique again!
    Thanks again, The S+B Team.
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    Crystal P. Married on 09/07/2022
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    Lovely experience

    The store is in a very lovely newly renovated house and the change rooms are spacious (super important during Covid) and charming. The staff are very helpful and reply super fast to email. One unusual thing about this store is after I paid the deposit on the dress on the first trip they asked if I would like to tip them, but they said no pressure.

    My dress came on time three and a half months later and I took my mom to pick it up. She has bad knees and when she made a comment about worrying how slow she would be going up the stairs, they put us on a first floor changeroom. They take pictures of you after you choose your dress and again after you pick it up, for social media. The dress came with a really sweet message from the store that will look lovely in pictures. All in all it was a great experience and the customer service was excellent.
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    Samahra Z. Married on 10/10/2021
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    Best wedding shoes!

    I bought my wedding shoes at Sash and Bustle. It was a great experience from start to finish! They did not rush us all even though we were buying shoes and looking for accessories, and not a dress. We felt like true VIPS. I got so many compliments on my shoes and they matched my look perfectly. Could not more highly recommend this store.

    Sash + Bustle's reply:

    Thank you, Samahra, for such a lovely review! Wedding shoes and accessories are as important as the dress itself as they complete the look! We are delighted to hear that your experience in the boutique was such a great one and hope we can always deliver like this!
    Congratulations on your wedding, beautiful! xo
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    Meagan N. Married on 24/09/2021
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    Beautiful Dress, Veil and Hairpiece 🤍

    I had a very unique experience purchasing my dress… I bought my Karen Willis Holmes dress through an Instagram live sale with Sash and Bustle during COVID. They taught me how to measure myself and confirmed with me over the phone that I had done it properly. When I picked up the dress, it was perfect. I did need slight alterations and Sash and Bustle gave me some contacts. I eventually returned to an in-store appointment to get a veil and a hair piece. The gentlemen who helped me was very helpful and pleasant to deal with. I did happen to go to a couple other boutiques and Kleinfeld to try on some dresses to get that “experience” and most were rude and strict with time limits and number of dresses you could try on. My experience at Sash and Bustle may not have been your typical way of getting a wedding dress but it all worked out perfectly!

    Sash + Bustle's reply:

    Hi Meagan!

    We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. I know things may not have looked or felt like the typical experience, but we're so glad you were able to walk away with the gown of your dreams. Thank you for visiting us for some accessories as well. We love when our brides come visit us again! We wish you all the best in this next chapter! :) xo
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    Avrianna S. Married on 17/04/2021
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    Absolutely amazing experience Wedding Dress shopping!

    From the moment I walked into Sash & Bustle I felt so welcomed. They put any nerves at ease and made my once in a life time experience the best! I was so impressed with their selection of BEAUTIFUL dresses and the staff was overall so helpful and attentive. I 120% would recommend Sash and Bustle! I cannot wait to wear my DREAM wedding dress! 🤩💖

    Sash + Bustle's reply:

    Hi Avrianna, thank you so much for this wonderful shout-out on Wedding Wire! It was our pleasure to work with you, and we are so thrilled to be a part of your special day! Your stylist Alexa is so happy that she was able to provide you with all you needed in order to make this dream gown possible for you. We cannot wait to see photos of you in your dream dress! Congratulations from all of us here at Sash & Bustle! XO
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    Teagan C. Married on 10/10/2020
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    Disappointing Service

    This was the first bridal boutique I visited and it was a somewhat disappointing experience. My MOH booked the appointment and arrived 10 minutes early to the store. I was stuck in traffic and was 2 minutes late, literally 2 minutes. Wishing that time the shop repeatedly asked my MOH if we were close and eventually called me. When I arrived the worker told me I couldn’t try on much because I was “so late”. After finding a dress I liked I asked to try it with my veil and she said no because we didn’t have time. She then brought me multiple dresses to try on that had elements I said I didn’t want, and she always seemed annoyed when I said I didn’t like the dresses. It was so disappointing because I loved the style of dresses there.

    Sash + Bustle's reply:

    Hello Teagan,

    Here at Sash & Bustle, our Brides' experience is always our top priority, so your feedback is much appreciated. It is difficult for us to hear that your experience was anything less than amazing, and we would of course like to do anything we can to help rectify this. If you are comfortable, we would love the opportunity to have a phone call with you to show our appreciation, and provide the high level of customer service we are best known for.
    We can be reached at 647-340-5850.

    In the mean time, we want you to know that we have been working very hard to ensure that all of our staff are well-trained, continually supportive and helpful.

    Our S&B team send our congratulations to you and your partner on your marriage, we hope that your day was filled with joy & love!

Awards

59

Sash + Bustle Real Weddings

Sasha & Tiago
38 Photos · 31/Jul/2022
Alana & Sean
10 Photos · 31/Jul/2022
Rosie & Shayne
46 Photos · 31/Dec/2019
Leah & Thomas
16 Photos · 20/Apr/2019
Felicia & Jeff
71 Photos · 09/Nov/2018
Robin & Sean
13 Photos · 15/Sep/2018

Meet the team

Vanessa Dineen
Vanessa Dineen
Co-owner

I studied Business Management at Conestoga College and Ryerson University. In addition to my extensive education, I invested 11 years in the hospitality industry, filling roles from entry level to management. After working with more than 75 brides to plan and execute their weddings, I earned that this overwhelming task is much more enjoyable when the people assisting you are friendly, realistic, and down to earth – and that’s the philosophy I bring to Sash & Bustle. While much of my work happens behind the scenes making the store's operations run seamlessly, I make it a priority to meet each and every bride. I'm like the Sash & Bustle momma bear, helping ensure that each stylist is supported in providing the one-on-one, attentive service we stand for. When I got married I wore one of my favourite Canadian designers Truvelle for my special day. My husband Dillon couldn’t hold his happy tears back.

Andrea Dineen
Andrea Dineen
Co-owner

My love of art and design began at a young age and eventually led me to study at Ryerson University’s School of Fashion. As a student, I was recognized with several awards. My designs were the People’s Choice Winner in the 2013 Toronto Art of Fashion competition and I even had a leather jacket design chosen to be produced by Danier. I bring my aesthetic gifts to creating a strong visual identity for Sash & Bustle. While managing the shopping experience and buying with my sister, I also oversee the store’s social media and creation of our visual advertisements. I recently became a Sash & Bustle bride myself when I married my high school sweetheart, Eric, wearing an incredible Carol Hannah gown.

Veronica
Veronica
Sales Manager

What makes you love what you do at S&B?
Simply being around love. Hearing how couples meet, fall in love and make the decision to celebrate it gives me all the warm and fuzzies!

Who is your favourite designer in the S&B collection?
Ooo! Fav designer is pretty hard with our selection… but if I had to pick, I’d say Robert Bullock.

What S&B bridal gown would you rock to your wedding?
Okay… if I could… I would start out sleek and modern for the ceremony in RBB’s Rea, eat and look sweet in Truvelle’s Carrall and party hard in KWH’s Lottie! That’s more than one though…lol

How do you love to style and accessorize a bride?
I like to style and accessorize according to a bride’s personal style. A simple sparkle is never a bad choice and I am a huge sucker for florals.

What’s on your playlist right now?
RuPaul’s Super Model on repeat, anything Motown or funky, and a splash of 90’s throwbacks

Have any secret talents?
Secret talents are secret for a reason!

Favourite thing to do when you’re not killing it at S&B?
I love watching movies with my guy Steve and spending time on patios with my girls. Basically sitting a lot…

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111 Berkeley Street M5A 2W8 Toronto (Ontario)

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