With the use of groundbreaking technology, B’Spoke uses a portable body scanner combined with traditional bespoke technique to make fashion and style recommendations based on body shape. The shop carries hundreds of styles and fabrics to choose from and can help you create exactly what you are looking for to get that perfect fit—suits, dresses, blouses, blazers and more.
One of the biggest and best-known wedding shops in New Brunswick, ACS Formals has gowns, tuxedos, shoes, jewellery, decorations, invitations and props. There are over 500 in stock, formal attire for the bridesmaids, mothers and flower girls, as well as tiaras, veils and lingerie.
1201 Mountain Road, Moncton, NB, 506-386-3889 acsformals.ca
ALL DRESSED UP
The aptly named All Dressed Up is all about helping folks look their finest. From prom gowns to bridesmaids dresses, destination wedding apparel to more casual summer dresses and rompers—all formal and semi-formal styles are covered here. Coats, tops and weekend-wear are available here, too.
1479 Dresden Row, alldressedup.ca
ALTER EGO TAILORING
Alterations and tailoring is what Daniel Royale is known for, with 15 years experience. He specializes in all formal alterations—men’s and women’s—but especially bridal, bridesmaid and other formal gowns and suggests four to six weeks for alterations (by appointment). Located in Chester & Felicity.
1479 Dresden Row, 902-425-1920, alteregotailoring.ca
ALYSSA’S CLASSIC FORMALS
Alyssa’s sells weddings gowns, bridal party attire, flower girl dresses, bridesmaids dresses in sizes zero to 30w, with up to 55 colours to choose from—including Nova Scotia’s largest selection of plus-size gowns—and tuxedos for rental. It also carry tiaras, veils, shoes, handbags and a wide selection of jewellery. Alyssa’s stocks some of Canada’s most popular brands in formalwear such as Bonny, Impression Bridal, Stella York and Eddy K.
622 Sackville Drive, 902-864-8520 alyssas.ca
BISCUIT GENERAL STORE
Whether you’re looking for something to wear to a wedding —here’s looking at you, stylish guests—or want to pull together a look for the groom, bride or wedding party, Biscuit stocks fashionable clothing and footwear for men and women. “Our frocks department focuses on cocktail dresses that are perfect for rehearsal dinners, brunches and bachelorette events,” says owner Wendy Friedman.
1661 Argyle Street 902-425-5436 biscuitgeneralstore.com
CHESTER & FELICITY
Merging the expertise and top-notch selection of Felicity Bridal with wedding dress veterans Winchester’s, this bridal boutique truly has it all. The largest collection of designer gowns east of Montreal includes designers like Maggie Sottero, Sophia Tolli, Allure, Nicole Miller and Pronovias. You’ll also find beauties for bridesmaids, mother-of-the-bride and prom.
1479 Dresden Row, 902-421-1999, chesterandfelicity.com
Faerie Brides has been designing and manufacturing custom-made wedding gowns worldwide for more than 15 years. Creations are based on fantasies suggested by fairy tales, the medieval, Renaissance and Victorian periods.
Most outfits from Foreign Affair truly do look like they just walked straight off the streets of Paris. Wedding guests and bridesmaids flipping through the racks here will find dresses, ladies’ blazers, blouses and pants, coats and luxury accessories. Check out brands like Alexander Wang, Max Mara, Crea, Helmut Lang, Eileen Fisher and more.
5639 Spring Garden Road, 902-423-6676, foreignaffair.ca
Specializing in formal occasions from proms to your wedding day, Gwen’s is an essential step in the search for the perfect bridal gown as well as bridesmaid dresses.
102 Albro Lake Road, Unit 2, Dartmouth 902-433-0591 gwensbridaldartmouth.ca
KARMA WEDDING DESIGN
Self-professed as Atlantic Canada’s largest prom store, Karma also has gowns of the bride, bridesmaid and flower girl assortment, as well as accessories like veils, jewellery, hair pieces and shoes.
114 Woodlawn Drive, Dartmouth, 902-446-3828, karmabridal.com
KATRINA TUTTLE BRIDAL
For a young designer, Katrina Tuttle has made a name for herself in the dress world. Most recently, she’s spun off from strictly designing party pieces and evening wear and launched Katrina Tuttle Bridal in 2015. Via this line, she makes both custom designs and made-to-measure gowns, working closely with brides to bring their visions—and wildest dreams—to fruition. Her downtown Halifax boutique operates on a by-appointment basis, contact Tuttle for a beautiful brainstorm sesh.
5954 Spring Garden Road – Suite 201 (by appointment only) katrinatuttle.com
LILLIAN’S TAILOR SHOP & DRY CLEANERS
The Best of Halifax-winning tailor shop is run by Kim Nguyen, who says that the most important thing, besides making you look spiffy, is the service. More than just taking in a waist or lowering a hem, Lillian’s is also an important part of all those Hallmark life occasions—in the summer, they’re busy making bridesmaid dresses and bridal-gown alterations.
1535 Dresden Row, 902-425-0018, lillianstailorshopanddrycleaners.ca
MADE FOR YOU
Made For You is committed to helping you look the way you want to look on your special occasion. They know that making your gown is also about building a memory that you will hold for a lifetime. The owner has been making clothes for 30 years and has been in business since 2001. She specializes in custom-made clothing with an emphasis in bridal and other fine women’s wear and accessories.
ONE STOP BRIDAL
One Stop Bridal has one goal: To be the best provider for all your wedding and formal needs. One Stop is also a full-service event design and decor company with a dedicated team of professionals will make your event memorable and stress-free. Visit for a large selection of shoes, headpieces, jewellery, wedding gowns, bridal party, kids formals, giftware and party supplies.
21 Doyle Street, Bedford, 902-406-3035 onestopbridal.ca
SWEET PEA BOUTIQUE
For a decade, this sweet little Queen Street boutique has been bringing in a wide array of dresses—both casual and formal—for the most fashionable among us. Whether you’re stressing about what to wear to a wedding, or trying to find an alternative to a bridesmaid dress, Johanna Galipeau and her staff have you covered.
1542 Queen Street, 902-423-0975, sweetpeahalifax.com
TATUM’S FASHION & BRIDAL
Windsor-based bridal store with more than 400 gowns in stock from designers including Alfred Angelo, Alfred Sung, Private Label by G, Ella Rosa, Jai International, Jade Daniels, Venus and Pallas Athena. Located on the lower level is a special occasions room where the business caters to the mothers of the wedding from sizes four to 28, with lots of accessories to complete your look.
20 Gerrish Place, Windsor, 902-798-4390, via Facebook
Consider Veronica MacIsaac for custom-made and Celtic-themed work or tartan designs, with all tartans imported from the United Kingdom, available in either wool, silk or poly/viscose blend.
6047 Williams Street, veronicamacisaac.com