Ready to start shopping for the bridal gown you’ll say your ‘I dos’ in? Well, we’re here to help! Victoria is filled with stunning bridal boutiques, offering everything from luxurious ball gowns to budget-friendly consignment frocks. If you’re on the hunt for wedding dresses in Victoria and don’t know where to begin, these are the stores you’ll want hit first.
Here’s where to get wedding dresses in Victoria.
Elise Tonn Designs (2064 Henry Avenue)
Whether looking for wedding dresses, bridesmaid gowns or a frock for your mom, Elise Tonn Designs has got your back. All dresses are made-to-measure and designed in-house, so you’re guaranteed to get the perfect fit. The designer will work with you to come up with something truly dreamy for your big day, helping you choose the best silhouette, fabric and design for you. P.S. Its launching its first line of bridesmaid dresses this year - so keep your eyes peeled.
The White Peony Bridal Boutique (1816 Government Street)
The White Peony Bridal Boutique is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Victoria. It has been in business since 2012 and has gained a reputation for being one of the best bridal stores on Vancouver Island. Inside you’ll find stunning pieces by leading brands like Truvelle, Paloma Blanca, Mikaella and Pronovias. It also stocks veils, hair pieces and jewellery, so you can finish off your ensemble without leaving the store.
Luz Bridal Boutique (1006 Hillside Avenue)
Head to Hillside Avenue and you’ll find Luz Bridal Boutique, a Victoria wedding dress shop with gowns for every type of bride. Its showroom boasts designs by Enzoani, Allure Romance, Callista, Mori Lee and more, so you’re pretty spoilt for choice. Bonus: Luz also rents out tuxedos, so if your groom or his groomsmen need help with their looks, they can head here, too.
Blush Bridal Boutique (107-733 Johnson Street)
Tucked away inside the Maynard Court Heritage Building on Johnson Street is the one and only Blush Bridal Boutique. This Victoria wedding dress store caters to modern fashionistas, traditional brides and everyone in-between, so you’re bound to find something you love. Wondering what to expect? The shop’s racks are filled with gowns by big bridalwear designers like Essence of Australia, Stella York and Sottero & Midgley (among others). It also carries accessories and bridesmaid dresses, so you can kill a few birds with one stone.
Shades of White Bridal (3497 Saanich Road)
As Vancouver Island’s oldest and largest bridalwear shop, Shades of White has definitely earned its spot on this list. It carries gowns by some of the best in the business, include Sottero & Midgley, Watters, Rebecca Ingram, Mori Lee and WIlderly. It also has a massive selection of sample sale pieces that are heavily discounted (seriously, some gowns are as inexpensive as $100).
Tres Chic Bridal Boutique (145-2745 Veterans Memorial Parkway)
Tres Chic Bridal Boutique is worth taking the trip to Langford for. It turns wedding dress shopping into a VIP experience, giving you an hour and a half with a stylist to find the perfect gown for you. So far as options are concerned, you’ve got plenty. The shop stocks collections by Lis Simon, Aime Couture, Calla Blanche, Ti Adora by Allison Webb and more in a wide variety of silhouettes, styles and sizes.
Serendipity Bridal Boutique (2861 Acacia Drive)
Looking to save a bit of money on your wedding dress? Serendipity Bridal Boutique should be on your radar. This Langford shop specializes in consignment wedding gowns, with most of its stock discounted at up to 50% off retail. All of the wedding dresses here look brand new, so you don’t have to worry about scuffs or loose stitches. P.S. it also sells bridesmaid dresses, so you can find your girl squad budget-friendly frocks, too.