The Bride's Closet

279 Selby St V9R 2R2 Nanaimo (British Columbia) View map

About The Bride's Closet

Located in Nanaimo, British Columbia, The Bride's Closet is a company that specializes in providing brides with a unique bridal shopping experience for when it's time to search for the most significant dress of their lives. Imagine coming in with a couple of friends into an impressive 1893 Victorian heritage house with high ceilings and chandeliers to choose your wedding dress? That's what you'll get at The Bride's Closet!

Designs offered

Apart from bridal dresses, this shop also has dresses for bridesmaids, flower girls and the mothers of the bride and groom. They offers designs from Justin Alexander, Sophia Tolli, Enchanting by Mon Cheri, Venus, Lillian West, Chloe, Sincerity and Callista.

Accessories offered

The Bride's Closet also offers accessories which include:

  • Headpieces
  • Veils
  • Belts
  • Earrings
  • Necklaces
  • Jewels
  • Sashes
  • Garters
  • Lingerie
  • Shoes
  • Gloves
  • Clutches
  • Bouquets and more
  • Clientele

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

  • Services

    Alterations, cleaning, full customization, sample sales, trunk shows

  • Items Offered

    Bridal belts, bridal gowns, formal gowns, garters, hair accessories, jewellery, plus size gowns, sample…View more

  • Bridal Gowns

    Under $500, $500 - $999, $1000 - $2499

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More information about The Bride's Closet

  • Which wedding dress designers do you carry in-store? Sophia Tolli, Justin Alexander, Lillian West, Venus, Sincerity, Callista, L'amour by Calla Blanche
  • Which bridesmaid dress designers do you carry in-store? Mori Lee. Bella Formals
  • 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
  • How do you price dress alterations? By piece

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Reviews for The Bride's Closet

4.8 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.8
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.9
  • Value 4.9
  • Response time 4.8

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  • Krysta

    Krysta Schnell, Married on 21/07/2018

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    A great selection of plus sized dresses

    These guys were great and were very patient when it took me forever to make up my mind. The alterations to my dress were perfect and the location was convienuent. No pressure to buy great natural lighting in the store.

    The wedding of Krysta Schnell and The Bride's Closet 7
    Sent on 21/08/2018

    The Bride's Closet's reply:

    Thanks for the wonderful review Krysta! It was our pleasure to help you find the perfect dress. Your dress looked amazing when we were finished altering it. Removing the illusion from the neckline changed the look of the dress completely. Thanks for the picture too. You really rocked it on your day! Congratulations to you both!

  • Jamie

    Jamie Franzmann, Married on 06/05/2017

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    Fern and all the ladies at the Bride's Closet were amazing. I had an amazing dress shopping experience here. I must have tried on a dozen dresses and they were patient and kept bringing me new ones in different styles.
    One hugely amazing thing here was they only brought me dresses that were in my budget! I went to a few other stores that didn't keep this in mind and brought me dresses that were like twice my budget.
    The house they are in is a little heritage building and has the best atmosphere for dress shopping. They are a small business and really personalize the shopping experience.
    They do all their fittings in house and I ended up going in for several fittings as I lost a lot of weight between buying the dress and the wedding. In the end it fit perfectly.
    It was really nice shopping with them and I would 100% recommend them to anyone!

    The wedding of Jamie Franzmann and The Bride's Closet 8
    Sent on 23/07/2017

    The Bride's Closet's reply:

    Thank you so much Jaimie! We love what we do and it was such a pleasure to be a part of your bridal experience. You looked amazing in your dress! We are looking forward to seeing some pictures too!
    Fern

  • Tanya

    Tanya Ruscheinski, Married on 11/08/2018

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    Absolutely worth the ferry trip!

    I am so glad I made the ferry trip to visit The Bride's Closet. Fern is so friendly and accommodating, and her husband was so kind in picking my sister and I up from the ferry so we could just walk on and had chauffeur service to and from the shop! Fern has a beautiful selection of dresses (lots of boho-style ones too!) that are detailed and high-quality while still being absolutely affordable. A gem of a store. If you're on the mainland and debating whether or not to make the trip over there do it!

    Sent on 22/01/2018

    The Bride's Closet's reply:

    Tanya I really appreciate you taking a moment to write a review for us. It was great to meet you and your sister. Your wedding sounds amazing and you will be a very lovely and gracious bride! Leroy and I wish you and your other half a wonderful life together. Congratulations again!
    Fern

  • Julie Penny, Married on 11/08/2018

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    Couldn't have asked for more!

    My experience with The Bride’s Closet Started with a photo online of a dress I just had to have. When I found out that the Bride’s Closet carried the designer’s collection I was over the moon, especially knowing that the store was in my town! I quickly sent a Facebook message asking if they carried the Fellini dress style Y21656. Got a response in a matter of hours saying they have the dress and even in my size. I made and appointment for a few weeks later when my mum was in town and did try on a lot of dresses as well as the dress I was there to see. Fern was so helpful and amazing putting me in many dresses and styles for my family and friends even though her and I both knew the first one I came in for was the one! Everything from Alterations Bridesmaid skirts cleaning and many wedding conversations has been amazing and made my day have one less thing to worry about. I highly recommend The Bride’s Closet to any new bride and I know I will still be using Fern and her team for future dress alterations in my future. Photo Credit to Tasha Cline Photography

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    Sent on 28/08/2018
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    It was the place I went too and the very first dress I tried on! I went back there after 2 awful experiences elsewhere being left in tears and heading home when my mother and mother in-law suggested I go back to Bride's Closet right then! My intention was to make an another appt to try the dress on but when I arrived I handed the card with the dress info and she said you can try it on again right now if you would like! I was thrilled!!! the professionalism here was a 10/10 and the warm cozy home feeling you feel when your inside the boutique made me feel like a dream came true! I even got to say "YES to the dress" the veils they have there ready to be purchased are beautiful! they just put the veils on you! I felt like a princess for a day! Love Brides Closet. Highly recommended.

    Sent on 22/11/2015

    The Bride's Closet's reply:

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! It was our pleasure to help you find "The Dress"

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