Online shopping gives you access to the hottest brands-and major deals-while you can sit back and shop in your pyjamas. The bridal industry is also catching on, with wedding e-tailers popping up. Here are some of the top online bridal shops.
An offshoot of Anthropologie, BHLDN offers inspiration, trends and shopping direct from your browser. They carry a curated selection of gowns from designers like Anna Sui and Tracy Reese, as well as a wide range of accessories. The vintage aesthetic is perfect for a rustic chic wedding or for your pinterest board. Luckily the prices are on the lower spectrum.
Pre-Owned Wedding Dresses
If you can’t live without a designer gown, but you can’t afford it, look for a classified site like preownedweddingdresses.com where you can browse by designer or style. They stock hundreds of gowns from the top brands like Pnina Tornai and Vera Wang. This shopping method is economical and good for the environment. Why not reuse when it’s something you will wear for one day?
eBay & Kijiji
Belive it or not, you can score major deals on both of these sites. While you might have qualms about a used gown, shoes, jewelry and bridal accessories can easily be had for a deal.
& For Love
This Toronto-based boutique might be local, but they ship internationally. Here, you’ll find gowns with bohemian silhouettes and a touch of old-world glamour. &forlove is also collaborating with other companies, including Sweetpea which will launch handmade floral crowns to complete the boho bridal vibe.
If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve seen the hit TLC show, I Found the Gown. Bridepower is a discount retailer that sources sample dresses and sells them to brides at a low cost. The also have a website where they stock all the hottest bridal brands and accessories.
If you love all things crafty, look no further than Etsy. With thousands of sellers showcasing their wares, you’re bound to find the perfect finishing touch for your bridal look. Search for custom or vintage veils, or beaded sashes so you can incorporate the fashionable jewelled-waist trend on your gown.
If you’re looking for a preppy, casual and inexpensive dress, J. Crew is the answer. With cute cocktail and tea length gowns (perfect for a second reception dress) and simple a-line cuts, you can assure your dress will be as timeless as the brand. You can even match the same fabric types with your bridesmaids, as the brand has an amazing (and affordable) bridesmaid dress collection in a ton of signature J. Crew colours.