One sad truth about your wedding dress? You’ll only get to wear it once. While many brides are OK with splurging for a beautiful bespoke creation for their big day, others would prefer to cut wedding dress costs and invest their dollars elsewhere. If you’re in the latter category, you may want to consider renting a bridal gown instead of buying one. We’ve hunted down where to find wedding dress rentals in Toronto so that you can find your dream gown and keep your savings account intact.
Here’s where to find wedding dress rentals in Toronto.
Best for Bride
Best for Bride is a bargain bride’s dream, not only does the boutique have a killer clearance section, but it also has dozens of gorgeous wedding dresses and bridal accessories available for rental. You’ll be spoilt for choice here as all of the shop’s bridal collections – from Mori Lee to Sophia Toilli to its own house label (plus a few more) – can be borrowed for a small fee (starting at $149). As an added bonus, it has shops in Toronto, Mississauga, Etobicoke, Hamilton and Barrie, so if you’re located in or around the GTA, you won’t have to drive too far.
If you’re in the Downsview Park area, Bravo Bridals is where to go for wedding dress rentals in Toronto. The salon’s racks are filled with gorgeous creations by big brands like Pronovias, Paloma Blanca, Venus Bridal and Marsoni (just to name a few). Lucky for you, many can be borrowed! Its rental page is currently under construction, so you may want to email or call ahead to ask about stock, so you know exactly what to expect upon arrival.
Fitzroy Rentals is arguably the Toronto socialite’s best friend when it comes to dresses. It carries frocks for every occasion, from galas to girls’ night out, with dozens of different labels and styles to choose from. Its selection of wedding gowns are geared toward the ‘chill bride’ - so don’t expect Cinderella-inspired ball gowns or elaborate mermaid creations. Instead, you’ll find stylish minis, flowy lace maxis and chic jumpsuits by brands like For Love and Lemons, Self Portrait, NARCES and Zimmermann. Basically, if you love a more modern bridal look, this is the place for wedding dress rentals in Toronto for you.
Willing to step a bit outside the city to rent a wedding dress? Head to Couture Bridals. This Mississauga shop will allow you to shop its showroom for the rental gown of your dreams. It carries all wedding dress silhouettes and styles as well as accessories like bridal belts, capes and crinolines, so you can put together your full bridal ensemble without breaking the bank.
Toronto Bridal Outlet
At the Toronto Bridal Outlet in Mississauga, discounts are the name of the game. If you’re looking to slash prices even further, think about renting one of its frocks for your big day. All gowns from its bridal collection are available and prices start at $149 (which is super cheap for a wedding dress).
The One Bridal
Make your way to Markham to visit The One Bridal. This shop offers just about every style under the sun by its house label and all are available for purchase or rental. Whether you’re looking for something sleek and simple or over-the-top and fairytale-esque, it’s got you covered.
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