We are located in beautiful downtown Belleville, and there is ample parking behind our store in the municipal parking lot. Parking along the back midway (where the pedestrian bridge is) will lead you through the alley to the front of our boutique.
We have some exciting news! The Quality Business awards have rated us and awarded Runway Bridal the Best Bridal Store in Belleville for 2023. An overall quality score exceeding 95% was achieved, making Runway Bridal the top ranked in Belleville
Thank you for all of the support of our community and brides!
Runway Bridal has been welcoming Brides and their entourages for 14 years in Downtown Belleville. A locally founded, locally owned and women operated business, we strive each and every day to offer an exciting and personal experience to each bride and visitor through our doors. We believe that every bride has the perfect dress and our experienced stylists will make you feel beautiful and comfortable as you find the one!
Your wedding dress journey doesn’t stop when you say yes to the the dress. Our team will assist you throughout the journey to your wedding day, styling your wedding party with their attire, helping you select the perfect accessories to finish your bridal look, offering referrals for wedding vendors as well as pre wedding day dress care options and after care details. We will be with you every step of the way!
We can’t wait for you to meet our team of wedding professionals!
Shopping for your wedding dress is truly such a memorable experience for a bride-to-be. During your Bridal Appointment, you get to try on a variety of styles, leading you to finding the dress of your dreams! There are many common questions that come along with dress shopping, but one major question we get is- why do wedding dresses cost as much as they do? We’re here to give you the scoop! There are so many factors that go into the cost of a wedding dress..
Made With Love, Just For You!
Did you know? When you order your wedding dress, that dress is being made from scratch- just for you! A common misunderstanding is that our designer have massive warehouses stocked full of each dress style, size and colour, and that is not the case. Think of how much waste that would turn into, for all of those potentially un sold dresses. When you find your dream dress, the designer is cutting your special order dress. This is also why ordering your wedding dress takes time.
Which brings us to our next point..
The Work Behind The Dress:
We pride ourselves in carrying reputable designers here in the boutique. Behind a reputable designer, is a team of experts executing and creating these gorgeous designs! There is a lot that goes into the creation of your perfect dress. Selecting fabrics, cutting the pattern, hand sewing layers, hand sewing lace, beading and so much more. Having a well made dress is definitely worth it!
The designers that we work with also are working with a team that is being compensated fairly, working in appropriate conditions and has has a high quality control system in place.
Many of our designers are also continuously working to reduce their footprint, recycle fabrics, and give back to our earth with sustainability efforts in place.
Once your very own dress has been made to perfection (after many countless hours) and has been quality checked, it gets carefully packaged and shipped to us! Of course, just like everything else, there is always a fee in order to ship an item from one location to the next, and with the proper care.
The Final Step:
Once we receive your dress in the boutique, we do our very own quality check to ensure it is just what you ordered. We check over the dress carefully, steam and press it to make sure it’s ready for your Meet Your Gown Appointment!
Your wedding dress truly is a work art. Just remember- art takes experts, resources, and especially time to make it perfect. The second you step into your very own wedding dress, we know you will agree that every bit of this is totally worth you walking down the aisle in the dress of your dreams on your wedding day!
Congratulations- you’re officially engaged! We could not be more excited for you as you start this new chapter of your life.
We know how many things must be running through your head- what venue should I choose? How many guests will we have? What type of dress do I want? And probably the biggest one- what is my budget for all of these things?
Before you start shopping for your wedding dress, it is crucial to set a wedding dress budget – this will ensure your stylist doesn’t pull any dresses for you that could be over your comfortable price range. (Not sure what a wedding dress costs? Check out our blog on wedding dress costs here) We strive to make sure your entire dress shopping experience is fun, memorable and stress-free, and that includes when it comes to paying for your dress! For this reason, we offer payment options.
How Does It Work?
Once you’ve found the dress of your dreams, your stylist will celebrate this big moment with you and then walk you through the details of getting your very own dress made with our designer, just for you. When it comes to payment, we offer a few options. Pay in full, or a payment plan. A payment plan allows you to pay just a 50% deposit at the time of ordering, and break the remaining 50% up into consecutive payments, which are paid over the next consecutive months, interest free. We understand this is one of the most exciting purchases you will make, but also a large purchase. We want to help make your dream dress attainable for you!
We will work with you on how you prefer to make your payments, and a time frame that will work with your ordering timeline.
It really is that simple! Our payment plan options have been a game changer for many brides and their bridal parties, and we hope having this option could be helpful for you too.
*Keep in mind: We also offer payment plans for Bridesmaids, Mom’s and Prom!*
One of our favourite parts of owning a bridal and wedding dress boutique is collaborating with amazing local wedding vendors and pulling off some pretty beautiful photoshoots!
Here is a snippet of our latest shoot that was featured in Confetti Magazine.
“This extraordinary backyard collaboration embodies the heartfelt desire of couples to infuse their wedding day with personal touches while staying mindful of their budget. We’ve gathered an exceptional group of wedding professionals from the Southern Ontario region. They aimed to create a captivating experience that truly resonates with the soul.
Drawing on the vendor’s boundless creativity, this wedding inspiration exudes contemporary, sculptural elegance like no other. Alecia Patrick, the visionary behind this collaboration, artfully combines style and substance, paying homage to the region’s rich local artistry.”
Finding your perfect dress is so exciting and we know that finding the right seamstress to get your dress fitting you perfectly is really important. As mentioned during your visit, we do not offer in store alterations, however we can recommend local seamstresses in our area that can assist you with this process of your wedding planning. These are our recommendations, however you are welcome to take your dress wherever you choose. We highly suggest researching your options and choosing a seamstress that has experience with formal wear.