BridesMade {review}

BridesMade offers the glamour of the dress without the stress of the shop
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Picture this: You and your bridesmaids are all looking at BridesMade dresses. You’re relaxed, you are sipping coffee or some wine, you’re in sweatpants or pajamas. And you’re all sitting comfortably on your couch, browsing through pictures of gorgeous dresses, choosing the best one for each girl.

Maybe your bridesmaids are all around the country and can’t all get together to look at dresses. No problem! Go to the nearest computer or phone and there you are, together shopping for dresses. Maybe you’re all too busy to go window shopping and visiting several bridal shops. You go to the best selection on the web and find a dress that fits perfectly each bridesmaid in your wedding party.

That is what BridesMade can do for you! BridesMade is here to help busy brides and bridesmaids enjoy shopping from the comfort of home, whether they are all together or scattered around the country. BridesMade is the first and only bridesmaid dress rental company in North America, and the convenience of shopping online with a guaranteed perfect fit can’t be beat!

With their approachable service, online presence, affordable prices, and beautiful selection BridesMade is a favourite among brides and bridesmaids alike, being the perfect place to rent or buy your bridesmaid dresses. Brides who are on a budget, tech-savvy and innovative, or socially conscious find the perfect place to make their wedding dreams come true.

Offering the three options for bridesmaid dresses: buy new, rent, or buy used. With exceptional service, the team at BridesMade will help you find the best dresses to fit in with your beautiful day and fit each bridesmaid perfectly. “We love knowing that every day, we make bridesmaid dress shopping more affordable, convenient, and environmentally conscious for couples in Canada and the US. We’re always inspired by our couples’ unique weddings and are honoured to be a part of their special day!”

Here’s everything you need to know about choosing BridesMade to find the perfect dresses for your bridesmaids.

How it started

Friends and co-founders Mallory and Kaleah met while attending Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario. BridesMade began from the desire to create a better bridesmaid experience, as well as providing easier service for the bride.

“We thought it was so sad that we heard more complaints about being a bridesmaid than expressions of excitement. We know we can’t fix everything about the bridesmaid experience, but we can fix the dress”.

Today, BridesMade has served thousands of bridesmaids across North America in over 4 years of service and has serviced hundreds of weddings with their team of experienced e-commerce gurus and wedding fanatics. Their education ranges from MBA degrees to digital media courses, and hours of watching Say Yes to the Dress!

The BridesMade Style

Bride Meagan says, “My favourite memory was looking at my bridesmaids on my wedding day and seeing them looking amazing and comfortable in their dresses”.

This was possible due to BridesMade’s innovative and service-oriented style. Offering dresses that are adjustable in the most commonly altered areas, in a few different sizes, their dresses are guaranteed to be a perfect fit for bridesmaids of any shape and size.

Meagan explains, “I really loved the one size fits all style as well as the options that my girls who are all different shapes and sizes could wear the dress to suit them best and make them feel comfortable and confident. The dresses are not only versatile, but they are also very comfortable and easy to wear.”

At BridesMade you can choose from their Classic or Infinity dresses, as well as groomsmen accessories. You are guaranteed to find a style that perfectly fits your wedding. If you choose the Infinity dress line, they offer several “tietorials” on their website so you can be inspired to find a style to perfectly reflect the uniqueness of every bridesmaid in your wedding party.

The company is also socially conscious, applying several environmentally friendly practices to their business, starting with dress rentals, which mean that a beautiful bridesmaid dress is not a one-time wear. The dresses are made, worn, cleaned, re-worn, and then the dress material is repurposed (for example for color swatches).

The experience

“As an extremely busy person, I had no interest in going to multiple bridal shops to search for bridesmaid dresses. After seeing BridesMade on Breakfast Television and doing a little more research it became obvious that they were the best choice for me and my bridesmaids.”

At BridesMade you receive excellent service, and the aid of a personal stylist to go through the steps with you and answer any questions along the way.

The process starts by renting a Home Try-on Kit to determine which colors, dress style, and sizes you would like. Have all your bridesmaids over, layout some snacks and wine and make a fun night out of shopping for your dresses from the comfort of your home! After returning your Try-on Kit, you visit the website to place your order. Purchased or rented bridesmaid dresses arrive 4 weeks before the wedding so that bridesmaids have plenty of time to try on the dresses again and make sure everything is perfect before the big day!

“Working with the BridesMade team was easy and stress-free. I received emails to ensure I received the sample that I requested from their website, as well as check-in emails leading up to my wedding day.”

At BridesMade if you have a wedding in 4 months or less you can still buy new or rent beautiful, affordable bridesmaid dresses. For weddings under 4 months away, they have an outlet website called The BridesMade Outlet where you can pick up a lightly used, previously rented dress for a low cost of $49.99 USD. These dresses ship out within 2-5 business days, making them the perfect option for the last-minute bridesmaid.

BridesMade prices

According to a recent bride, “Compared to “regular” bridesmaid dress prices, their dresses are fairly priced for the service you receive. My bridesmaids even benefited from one of the sales which allowed them to save even more money. This was a great option for everyone in my wedding party to help keep costs to a minimum all while looking their best.”

Prices are very reasonable and keeping prices well below purchase cost is part of the purpose behind the company, since renting makes it possible to keep costs low.

BridesMade offers rental of bridesmaid dresses as well as the purchase of new or used bridesmaid dresses. Groomsmen ties, bowties, and pocket squares are also available.

Details, details, details

· Bridesmaid dress rentals are $99 CDN for knee and floor length, any style
· New bridesmaid dress purchases start at $179 CAD 
· Outlet dresses are $49.99 USD
· Groomsmen ties, bowties, and pocket squares are $15 CDN each

“At BridesMade we take pride in our service, and the care that we put into each and every wedding.”

Contacting BridesMade

To learn more about BridesMade, contact a BridesMade Stylist directly by email using the form below. 🙂 You can also visit BridesMade online at BridesMade is also featured here and here.