Planning on doing a bit of wedding dress shopping in Ottawa? Well, you won’t be disappointed by what the city has to offer in the way of fancy frocks. It may not have the largest selection of bridal boutiques in Canada, but what it lacks in quantity it more than makes up for in quality. These bridal shops in Ottawa are brimming with stunning styles by top international bridal designers and local indie labels, making them must-visit spots for brides-to-be.
Here are your essential bridal shops in Ottawa.
Revelle Bridal (1281 B Wellington Street West)
Revelle Bridal is an intimate bridal shop in Ottawa’s trendy Hintonburg neighbourhood that specializes in modern, unique and stylish frocks. It’s the perfect place to go for brides who want something a little more interesting than your typical ivory ball gown (think lacy two-piece sets, plunging v-necks and boho-chic numbers). Its stock includes dresses by designers like Made With Love Bridal, Truvelle, Laudae, Karen Willis Holmes and Emmy Mae.
Dominique Levesque Bridal (1300 Carling Street)
Making every bride-to-be feel like a total queen is the aim of the game at Dominique Levesque Bridal. You’ll get a private consultant who will help you narrow down the perfect style, silhouette and price point for your wedding ensemble. The bridal boutique has over 1000 frocks to choose from in sizes 0-30, so you should have no trouble finding something that suits you. P.S. if you’re looking to save a bit of money, take a trip to its Gatineau outlet - you’ll find wedding gowns for up to 70% off there.
Janine Adamyk Bridal Couture (1142 Bank Street)
Don’t want to wear a style from a big name like Monique Lhuillier or Vera Wang? Head to Janine Adamyk Bridal Couture. The designer has been in business for over 35, so she’s mastered the art of making a truly stunning frock. You can choose from her very own collection or have a custom gown created just for you. The store also has European-inspired dresses from Enzoani, if you’re in the market for something imported.
With Love Bridal Boutique (66 Hearst Way, Kanata)
Head to Kanata to check the wide range of dresses for brides and bridesmaids at this popular bridal boutique (it boasts several 5-star reviews, so you know you’re in good hands). You’ll find gown collections from Blush by Hayley Paige, Essence of Australia, Maggie Sottero, Martina Liana, Mikaella and more. They also carry bridal accessories to help you put together your complete bridal ensemble and their in-house seamstresses make sure your gowns fits perfectly.
Love and Dreams Bridal (174 Colonnade Road)
In Nepean you’ll find Love and Dreams Bridal, one of the best bridal shops in Ottawa for outfitting your entire bridal party including flower girls and moms. Inside you’ll find a massive selection of wedding gowns by big names like Paloma Blanca, Maggie Sottero, Essence of Australia and Ella Rosa (just to name a few) in just about every style under the sun. Bonus: you can pop by at any time - you don’t have to book an appointment to get the full VIP treatment here.
Smart Bridal (2201 Jockvale Road)
Smart Bridal is another Nepean gem you’ll definitely want to have on your radar. Its range includes dresses for brides, bridesmaids and mothers of the bride, so you can outfit all of your nearest and dearest ladies in one trip. You’ll find its racks stocked with beautiful ball gowns, mermaid cut dresses, sheath frocks and more by top bridal designers like David Tutera, Luna Novias and Ella Rosa. It offers in-house alterations to cinch, stitch and sew your gowns to perfection.
David’s Bridal (145 Trainyards Drive)
You’ve probably seen the name David’s Bridal pop up once or twice in your searches. This beloved boutique has got locations across the country and is definitely an essential bridal shop in Ottawa. While stock varies from store to store, you can expect to see top labels like White by Vera Wang, Zac Posen, Galina along with its own collection. Whether you’re in the market for something sweet and simple or daring and dramatic, you’ll be able to find it here.