The Bride's Closet

279 Selby St V9R 2R2 Nanaimo (British Columbia) Map
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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 carry Mori Lee Bridesmaids as well as Bella Formals. They offers designs from Justin Alexander, Sophia Tolli, Enchanting by Mon Cheri, Venus, Lillian West, L'Amour by Calla Blanche,

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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11 Reviews for The Bride's Closet


4.5 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.5
  • Professionalism 4.5
  • Flexibility 4.5
  • Value 4.5
  • Response time 4.5

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  • Krysta

    Krysta Schnell · Married on 21 of July of 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 Bride's Closet 6
    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 of May of 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 Bride's Closet 7
    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
  • Heather

    Heather Sneath · Married on 09 of September of 2019

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    Amazing experience

    Fern made my experience finding a dress AMAZING...literally, I'm kind of hard to please, cause I'm not so into the girly girl stuff...but she worked with me, and in the end, customized the dress of my dreams! I highly recommend this business!

    Sent on 15/08/2019

    The Bride's Closet's reply:

    Thanks Heather. Have the most amazing wedding and a wonderful new beginning! I will be sending best wishes in my thoughts on your special day. I am so happy you loved the custom touches we did on your dress! It was a pleasure to meet you and your Mom. Please send pics!
  • Kate

    Kate Turner · Married on 03 of September of 2019

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    Terrible! Do not go here!

    The woman who owns this shop is an absolute nightmare. Not only did she double book my friend multiple times (who had to drive 2+ hours to get to the shop) SHE COMPLETELY RUINED HER WEDDING DRESS 2 WEEKS BEFORE HER WEDDING. She used a sewing machine for alterations that had just been serviced and got BLACK OIL ALL OVER HER DRESS. After dry cleaning it, she said it was fine but there were very obvious marks all over her dress still. She then suggested PUTTING IT IN A WASHING MACHINE. Are you kidding me?! She was extremely unaccommodating and unapologetic about her massive fuck up. Whatever you do, DO NOT visit this store.

    Sent on 22/08/2019
  • Tanya

    Tanya Ruscheinski · Married on 11 of August of 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

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