Information about Valencienne Bridal
Valencienne Bridal is a Toronto-based company that specializes in offering brides the boutique experience when shopping for their dream wedding dress. They have a wide selection of luxury gowns for every bride. Jewelled bodices, intricately embroidered gowns and gorgeous French lace are just some of the things you can find on their wedding dresses.
Valencienne Bridal offers many designs that include bespoke bridal as well as the following collections:
How they work
Their boutique bridal experience offers the following steps to achieving the wedding dress you want:
Bride, bridesmaids, flower girls, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, ring bearers
Appointments only, full customization, trunk shows
Bridal belts, bridal gowns, customary attire, formal gowns, garters, hair accessories, jewellery, plus…View more
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Joyce L, Married on 21/10/2017
Kim and the Valencienne team are a dream! Very early on, I knew the dress I wanted was not going to be found off the rack and it would have to have been made - it was Game of Thrones inspired and had a cape after all! In my initial meeting with Kim, I gave her a few photos of ... View more what I wanted my dress to look like and she had no problem creating it. She was nothing short of professional and most importantly, honest with her opinion on what would work and not work for my size and stature. I was initially concerned as my dress felt a bit snug a couple weeks before the wedding day but Kim assured me that I was just a bit bloated and that I would be fine. But to ease my concerns, she scheduled the final fitting to be two days before the wedding day and offered to make any alterations necessary within the hour. But all that was a moot point as the dress fit perfectly and she was right - I was just bloated! Overall, Kim and her team were so great to work with and I highly recommend them. My dress was a hit and my guests (both the ladies and gentlemen) were certain that they wouldn't forget it - something that every bride desires. Five stars all around!
Nelly Nunes, Married on 23/09/2017
I had the most amazing and pleasurable time shopping for my bridal gown. In the end I decided to go custom. It was so wonderful having my vision understood. Thanks to all the staff at Valencienne Bridal
Stella Figliano, Married on 27/05/2017
I was recently in a bridal party where we decided to have our dresses custom made at Valencienne Bridal. We’d had some difficulty in finding what we were looking for and had high hopes that Kim would be able to deliver what we were looking for. However, Valencienne proved to be a ... View more huge disappointment overall and we would not go back again. We originally went to see Kim in the middle of January 2017. We were not looking for the typical, long, gown bridesmaid dresses. We were looking for something a little shorter and a bit more fun. We were looking for pleated, knee length, A-line skirts, bustiers, and lace crop top overlays with/without sleeves as to each lady’s preference. We agreed on the price which she quoted us which was $375- $400 per bridesmaid. She said she would be in touch when she needed us to come in for fittings. Fitting dates started in mid to end of April. The date of the wedding was May 27th 2017. The finished product was sub par quality for the price. The skirts were unlined. Each dress was not consistently finished. One in our group in particular pointed out deficiencies and asked for remedies, certain things such as a hook eye closure on the bustier and 2 hooks on the skirt. She did receive these things but the rest of the bridal party did not. Furthermore, zippers were not trimmed to fit garments (basic sewing 101), and the boning in the bustier was flimsy (if there is actually any boning in there at all - none of us were willing to tear it open to find out). There was also inconsistency with what she told us and what we got. One of the bridesmaids was told that the neckline on her dress would be fixed and dropped down to be more comfortable. It was not. At the reception, she finally had had enough of feeling like her dress was choking her. She removed the lace overlay and wore the bustier alone with the skirt so that she would have the freedom to dance comfortably. Another one of the bridesmaids was told that she did not require a final fitting. Her dress in particular was not sized properly and the separate pieces did not line up correctly. She spent the better part of the day adjusting it so that it would look correct for photos before giving up on it altogether. Also these "Custom" outfits were cut in bulk and fitted instead of being made to measure. Moreover, she wasn't clear on pricing until she was pressed to be. And her pricing was incorrect and needed to be checked because she overcharged us at first. The first bridesmaid to pay had to remain in the shop for over an hour while the bride called the shop and had Kim fix her pricing. We found it to be hugely unprofessional that she was so ill prepared. It was lucky that she messaged the rest of us who got out our calculators and told her not to leave until the matter was resolved because she was being way overcharged by $100. Also, out of the 5 of us bridesmaids only one felt that she didn’t receive any unwarranted attitude from Kim. The rest of us found her to be incredibly unwelcoming and unpleasant to work with. I personally, dreaded going to my appointments as I found her to be unnecessarily condescending, cold and unfriendly. A direct quote from another in our party, “ I altogether felt uncomfortable during the whole process. I felt like we were almost a nuisance instead of clients paying a significant amount of money. It felt like she was doing us a favour by deigning to make these dresses for us. That we weren't such a priority.” Another one of the ladies in our group went for her final fitting and felt that Kim didn’t have any desire to give her the time of day since she was busy with other, obviously more important people in her shop. Coincidentally, this is the girl whose lace overlay never got lowered and adjusted to the correct level as stated that it would be. Having custom dresses made should be a fun, joyous experience. Unfortunately one left much to be desired. The icing on the cake: our quite pricey dresses were handed to us in white garbage bags instead of proper garment bags. We’ve all made purchases off the rack in the past, where we dressed for considerably less, that came with garment bags. Total failure!
Phoebe Naiman, Married on 27/05/2017
If you are even considering getting a dress custom made - go to Valencienne! Words cannot explain what an amazing experience I had with them. Not only did Kim and team design and then produce the most beautiful wedding dress, they made the entire experience so fun and positive. ... View more The dress turned out to be even more beautiful than I could have imagined and I felt like a goddess on my wedding day thanks to them.
Nadia Abballe, Married on 08/10/2016
The team at Valencienne are flexible, talented, and truly care about their customers. Not only do they have long term experience in creating various types of custom gowns, but they are also creative and trendy! We met Kim in January 2016 in preparation for my first daughter's ... View more (Melissa) wedding. Melissa and I went to almost every store in Toronto and Vaughan and she tried on many styles. After searching and searching, we still did not find that "perfect" dress. Exhausted and defeated, when we made an appointment to visit Valencienne. When we arrived, we did not realize what we would be meeting the actual designer. We sat down at the beautiful marble table, and that's when the magic happened. Melissa simply described the elements she liked from each dress she tried on and Kim sketched exactly what she was looking for! Immediately, she started to cry and said, "someone finally understand what I'm looking for! " Needless to say, she said YES to the sketch, and that's when our long term relationship with Valencienne began. Kim agreed to design the dresses for the bridesmaids, maid of honor dress and flower girl. Kim also designed my dress for the ceremony and evening reception. Each and every dress was unique, couture, and stunning. When we faced a hiccup with Melissa’s bridal gown, Kim stepped up and redesigned the dress to meet her needs, while respecting the time requirements. They put in countless hours making the detailed changes, ensuring that Melissa left feeling confident and happy in her gown. In fact, we were so pleased with our experience at Valencienne that we said YES to another sketch for my second daughter’s (Sandra) wedding in 2017. We are looking forward to working with Kim and her team again, and know that we are in good hands.
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