You said YES!

Now it’s time to find your perfect dress!

We are excited to get to know you!

 

MAKE YOUR APPOINTMENT at RUNWAY

At Runway Bridal, we work one-on-one with each bride to walk you through the process of finding your perfect wedding dress as well as all the extras to complete your entire wedding day vision!  Currently our in store selection of wedding dresses ranges from $1400 – $3200

Appointments help us create your custom experience and make sure our stylists are ready for you to serve you and are required for all shoppers.

Want to upgrade your Bridal Appointment? Add a Celebration Package to your experience.

HOURS

By Appointment

Tuesday 10 – 5

Wednesday 10 – 5

Thursday 10 – 6

Friday 10 – 6

Saturday 10 – 4

Sunday – Closed (Open Fall, Winter)

Monday – Closed

Email us at info@runwaybridal.ca

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282 Front Street.
Belleville, ON K8N 2Z8
613-966-0122 | info@runwaybridal.ca

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Frequently ASKED QUESTIONS

I JUST GOT ENGAGED! NOW WHAT?

Congratulations! We are so excited for you. Wedding planning can be so much fun, but there is a lot to think about, so let your experienced stylist help guide you through the part we know best – wedding dresses!

Of course you will be so excited to browse and create your dream wedding Pinterest board, or even screen shot your favourite dress from our instagram, if you haven't already! In store shopping in the perfect world happens 12 - 16 months before your wedding. This allows you to research and plan your wedding dress shopping budget, and have all of the options of our dresses available to you. Wedding Dresses can take 5-8 months to order in, if you are adding any customizations that may add time to the ordering process as well. Alterations are pretty much always required to get you the absolute perfect fit for your wedding day and most bridal seamstresses are very busy, and like 2-3 months ideally to complete your wedding gown.

If you don't have that timeline available to you - don't panic. We know that there are plenty of brides who are getting married on quicker timelines, or maybe put off dress shopping a little too long. We always have options for you. Either purchasing a dress off the rack, out of our own collection, or rushing a dress can be viable options. Who wants to be stressed about their dress arriving on time? Not you and not us!

Trust the process, some of our brides have an emotional moment when they find the one, and some are full of joy and excitement. Everyone is different and you have to trust your gut. It is VERY normal to find your perfect dress on your first appointment. You chose your fiance when you knew it felt right, you can choose your dress when you know it feels right too!

Your stylist wants to help you feel beautiful and empowered to make the choice that’s right for you.

HOW MUCH ARE YOUR DRESSES?
Our designer wedding dresses range from $1400-3200 on average. We travel 2-3 times per year to see the latest trends and visit our favourite designers to see what is fresh and trendy this upcoming season and to select dresses we know our brides will love. We keep in mind design, structure, wear-abilty, quality, ethics and price points when selecting designers and dresses for you.
We host sales a few times per year that allow brides to shop off the rack wedding gowns at large discounts. 

It is important to us that we have good working partnerships with our designers, and their business practises are ethical and sustainable.

What Sizes do you carry?
Over the years we have continued to build our collections. We are a size inclusive bridal boutique that carries bridal size 8 through 24, and orders dresses 0-30. Our selection is always changing, we sell out of our collection as well as special order and we always strive to have something for every bride.  We also carry a large range of bridesmaid dresses, mother of the bride/groom dresses and prom dresses.
DO I NEED AN APPOINTMENT?

We do require appointments for all appointment types. This allows our stylists to prepare for you and your visit to ensure you and your guests have a great experience. This also allows us to schedule one of our consultants to you and only you. Our boutique requires a stylist to help you with our dresses as they are delicate and require more help than regular clothing items.
You can select your appointment type and book here.

WHAT SHOULD I BRING TO MY APPOINTMENT?

For most dresses you won’t need to wear a bra, however, if you want to try dresses on with one, we recommend a nude strapless and if you wish to wear shape wear, nude tones are best. Shape wear is not required, however underwear is required during your appointment. Shoes are not necessary during your initial appointment, our bridal suite offers a pedestal for you to stand on that will allow you to see the proper length of the gowns. Feel free to bring any inspiration photos with you, and your phone or tablet if you wish to have any special guests join you virtually. We are happy to provide our WIFI. Don't forget a small supportive entourage is often the best for brides, an open mind and a beautiful smile!

It's My First Appointment
This is so exciting! The boutique is your oyster, you can try on options you have had your eye on and even some wild cards, because we have seen it many times - you just never know what dress you will fall in love with. We also suggest booking one appointment at a time. Research and find the shop you can't wait to visit. The boutique that has similar styles to what you have in mind, the service and experience you are excited to be celebrated with, and the over all vibe of their boutique and brand. One appointment eases your mind, allows you to take in the moments and takes the pressure off of a full and overwhelming day for you and your entourage. Leaving your schedule open, gives you permission to find a dress you love, and listen to your heart, because you have already done the research to visit the boutique that aligns with your vision the most.  It is so similar to when you found your fiance, you knew they were the one! 
 
WHAT IF I HAVE LESS TIME?

No problem! (This is pretty common) Although we typically recommend ordering if time allows, we also have a great selection of wedding dresses that are available off the rack to brides who need their dress quickly. We will still work through your appointment with you and help your find your perfect dress. This also applies to prom, mothers, and bridesmaids.

CAN WE BRING CHAMPAGNE?

We are not currently a licensed establishment. We know how fun it is to pull out all of the stops and celebrate this exciting time. Consider upgrading your appointment to one of our celebration packages for an extra special time! See more.

AM I ABLE TO BRING FOOD/DRINKS?

We ask that you do not bring in any outside food or drink into the boutique as we keep all of our gowns great condition and don't want any accidents to happen! (Bottled water is accepted). We are also happy to upgrade your group to one of our celebration options, or recommend a few of our favourite spots to celebrate with a drink and snacks after your appointment!

What about BRIDESMAID Dresses

We have a beautiful selection of bridesmaid dresses to choose from. We recommend shopping about 9-10 months in advance of your wedding to select and order in time for delivery.  Order time is approximately 4 months and some rush options are available upon request for an earlier delivery. Most seamstresses like 1-2 months for alterations on these types of dresses. Our current selection can range in price from $299-$450. See our bridesmaid page for more details.

Alterations
Our team of stylists are alterations certified and can help you navigate realistic customizations you may want for your wedding day look.  We do not perform in house alterations, but we have a fantastic list of bridal seamstresses we are happy to refer you to.  Alterations are not included in dress purchases.
After I Say Yes!
We keep celebrating!  How excited are you? You found the perfect dress and now we continue to celebrate with you. Now you get to accessorize your wedding day look, we have all of the perfect finish touches for you. We can celebrate your bridal party as we find their perfect dresses in our bridesmaid collection. Let's make sure your mother figures look and feel their best for this special day too while shopping our mother of the bride and groom dresses.  It doesn't stop there, we offer a variety of gown enhancement options to make sure all of the details are in place before your wedding day and even assist you with your dress aftercare, once your wedding day has come and gone! Ask your stylist.
More Questions?
We are always happy to answer any other questions you may have. Don't be shy, email, text or call us with any questions you have, any time. See More FAQ's Here.
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5 steps to bridal success!

Congratulations! Your fiancé has popped the question, and you are excited to begin your dress shopping journey. We couldn’t be more happy for you, and, we cannot wait to welcome you to our boutique.
As a first time bride we understand this may be an exciting, and sometimes confusing time as you figure out exactly what to expect during this wedding planning adventure. You may think binge watching “Say Yes to the Dress” will prepare you for this, although is loads of fun, television does not always accurately reflect the true experience.

Below are five simple rules of bridal etiquette to consider when you begin your dress shopping journey. Remember, this is can be an extremely emotional time for you and your loved ones, and you want your time to be as positive as possible. So, set yourself up with a solid foundation, and create lasting memories!

1. MAKE AN APPOINTMENT

Providing the highest possible service is our priority, and, in order to provide the best experience for you we appreciate being able to dedicate the time to help from start to finish. Scheduling an appointment allows us to focus solely on your needs, and locate your dream wedding dress. While it may seem like a good idea to simply “pop” into a store to look, this can take away from another bride’s experience and even take away your special moment if you find the dress without the ones you love. 

Pre-scheduled appointments are always recommended.  Especially if you are making a special trip and planning a day with your favourite people.  Weekends are often the busiest day of our week, and we fill up with appointments, and waitlists. Always plan ahead when it comes to shopping for your perfect dress!

2. IT TAKES TIME, so don't wait!

There are a lot of ways this rule applies to your dress shopping experience, so, we have broken it down into three sections.

Don’t wait until the last minute.

It takes between 9-12 months total from the moment you start your shopping experience to the last alteration. As soon as you get engaged, and you have selected a date for the wedding, start planning your wedding dress shopping. Research your local bridal shops and see which shop suits you and schedule your appointments. Not only does waiting too long possibly limit the selection of gowns to choose from, but it will help you avoid additional expenses such as rush fees, and could save you hundreds of dollars.

Shop with an open mind.

Many times when a bride arrives they will let the stylist know that this is their first time shopping and are only here to “look, not buy,”. We understand wanting to explore your options and that wedding gown shopping can be a little but intimidating and sometimes overwhelming. No Pressure! We also know from experience that often when you are “just looking” you find the one, and why not have your important people there and ready for that. Wedding dress shopping is so much fun, but is also a serious outing, after all-you are looking for the most important dress you will ever wear.

Arrive on time to your appointment. Also, cancel.

Bridal boutiques schedule appointments in time blocks so each bride gets the perfect amount of dedicated service from their stylist. Keep this in mind when scheduling multiple appointments in one day, give yourself enough travel time, and always arrive on time for your scheduled appointment. If you are running late be courteous, and call the boutique to let them know. But, understand, if you arrive late they cannot always offer to extend your appointment. 

If you booked multiple appointments in one day, and find the dress early on, make sure you call the other boutiques and let them know so they can open those appointment times for another bride. If something comes up, as happens with life, and you need to cancel your appointment altogether, make sure you provide as much notice as possible. It is the respectful thing to do, and the bridal boutique will appreciate the gesture. I promise!

3. ARRIVE FRESH AND PREPARED

Out of respect for your stylist, and the other brides who try on our dresses in the boutique, Underwear is required.  If you wish to bring shape wear and or a strapless nude you may. Try to wear minimal makeup. You will be stepping into gowns, or, putting them on over your head which can cause makeup or lipstick stains.

Runway Bridal is primarily a special order store which means the gowns on our racks are samples and we will order your gown in from the designer in the correct size, colour, and with the option of some customizations. We do sell our samples off the rack to brides who are short on timelines as well so it is important we keep our samples as clean and pristine as possible. While we spot clean and treat our samples with care, it is always appreciated when our brides treat them with love as well.

4. We are here to help you!

Your stylist is going to be your best friend in your dress shopping journey, and they want you to feel beautiful, and confident. They are not there to set you up for failure, and they are sometimes encourage you to go outside your comfort zone. However, it is vital for you to be 100% honest with them about what you love or hate, and what your comfortable budget is. Our experienced stylists know the inventory and when trying on gowns they can point you in the right direction. No one ever wants you to say yes to a dress you don’t love. The more honest you can be the better your appointment will go, and the more likely you are to find the perfect one!

5. ORDER THE CORRECT SIZE

We hear a lot of brides talk about how they want to tone, lose weight, or adjust their dress size prior to their wedding, and we are here to support your in your goals! However, we will take your measurements upon ordering, and recommend a size we know will fit you at that time. It is always easier to take a dress in than it is to let it out. Let me repeat this phrase for the people in the back. – It is always easier to take a dress in, than let it out. Almost all gowns can come down multiple sizes, and that can be an overall 6-8 inch difference which is a significant amount. By purchasing a dress you know will fit properly now or be altered to fit you later, you have piece of mind. There is nothing more defeating than ordering a gown smaller than your measurements, and not being able to fit into it when it arrives. Take the advice of our experienced stylists, and order the proper size. This will ensure you have a positive experience, and if the gown is too big when it arrives that is a much better feeling!