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865 Upper James St
Hamilton, ON, Canada, L9C 3A3
Phone:  (289) 755-0262

Major Intersection:
Upper James St & Mohawk Rd.
Behind Wendy's

Toll Free Phone:  1-877-373-7702

* Many free parking spots available.
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Store Hours

Monday   11:00am - 7:00pm
Tuesday   11:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday   11:00am - 7:00pm
Thursday   11:00am - 8:00pm
Friday   11:00am - 8:00pm
Saturday   10:00am - 7:00pm
Sunday   11:00am - 5:00pm
(Appointments Preferred)




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We are located at Upper James St & Mohawk Rd. intersection.
Behind Wendy's

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Wedding dress shopping in Hamilton Made Easy for Brides
Are you a Hamilton bride whose wedding is soon approaching?

If you are, wedding dress shopping should be at the top of your priority tasks. Bridal shops in Hamilton are well equipped to bring your wildest wedding day dreams to life. From bridal gowns to mother of the bride dresses and dresses for your bridesmaids, you can find all that you require for your upcoming wedding at Hamilton bridal shops.

Here is a step-by-step guide to wedding dress shopping, so you can make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience.

Do your research

Start planning your bridal look at least nine to ten months before your wedding day. Search online and in bridal magazines to find inspiration. Also, identify the bridal gown silhouettes that will flatter you most with the help of our bridal gown guide. As you do your research, you should be able to identify the dress styles and features that you want to explore further. Note this down for your appointments at the bridal stores Hamilton.

Schedule your visit

Fix an appointment at Best for Brides Hamilton six to nine months before your wedding day. Preferably, book your visit for a weekday, when the store is less crowded. Once your appointment is confirmed, get your entourage ready to join you on the set date.

Choose your entourage wisely

Take no more than two or three people with you, when you for your wedding dress appointment at Hamilton bridal stores. This will help to keep confusion and conflicting opinions to a minimum. Shop with people who share your fashion interests, and your session will be more productive and relaxed.

Discuss your needs with the bridal consultants at the start of your appointment

Share important information about the style of wedding you have planned, your wedding dress budget and preferred dress features with your bridal consultant. Since there are hundreds of dresses at every bridal outlet in Hamilton, this information will help the bridal team to narrow down their search criterion. They can thus direct you to dresses that are more likely to appeal to your taste.

Be open to choices

Wedding dress shopping can be difficult if you are very rigid with what you want. Be flexible with your choices and you will have more chances of success. Hamilton wedding dress shops have highly experienced bridal consultants who can direct you to great dresses that you may not even have considered. Since they are familiar with the dress collections in the store, do not be surprised if they suggest a dress that does not fit your exact expectations. Some dresses that lack hanger appeal, are fabulous when worn. So, trust your consultant if she asks you to try a dress. You have nothing to lose. With any luck, the dress she suggested might be “the one.”

Prepare for the wait

Once you choose your wedding dress, your bridal store will place the order for it with the manufacturer. Expect to wait for at least three to six months afterwards, for the dress to be ready. Meanwhile schedule your alteration appointments to get the dress altered to your exact measurements, once it arrives. You can also start shopping for your wedding day accessories and outfits for the rest of your bridal party.

Find a safe spot to store your dress when it arrives

Once your dress arrives and your alterations are over, you can take it home. Before you do so, identify a secluded and safe spot in your home to store it carefully. Your bridal consultant can advise you on whether you should store the dress flat or hang it vertically. Invest in a garment bag if necessary. Make sure the dress remains in its designated spot, away from traffic and sources of stains until it is time to wear it on your wedding day.

Plan for wedding dress cleaning and storage after the wedding

Whether you plan to keep your wedding gown or give it away after the wedding, you will have to clean it carefully after your wedding day. If you will be on honeymoon soon after your wedding, enlist the help of your maid of honor or bridesmaid to take the dress to a bridal store in Hamilton for dry cleaning and preservation.

Shop for your wedding dress at Best for Bride for a unique and unforgettable experience

Best for Bride on Upper James Street in Hamilton is every bride's dream wedding dress destination. Find enticing wedding dress collections from internationally reputed wedding designers at unbeatable prices, when you shop at this store. Tasteful dress collections that are suitable for every wedding theme, budget and style are available here.

A talented team of experienced and professional bridal consultants attend bridal shopping appointments. With their expertise in wedding dress fashion, they ensure every bride is directed to the best dress choices as per her budget, preferences and body shape. They support brides with valuable advice and help them make decisions that they are fully satisfied with.

Brides can also find wedding dress accessories and services like alterations and dress preservation at Best for Bride. If you are on a tight budget, the clearance and discount sections at this store can be very helpful to find brand new dresses at slashed prices. You can also explore the rental dress option, which allows you to be a gorgeous bride on your wedding day without spending a huge amount.

Apart from wedding dresses, Best for Bride is a boutique where you can also find diverse bridesmaids dress collections and Mother of the Bride dresses in Hamilton. The staff can also help you with wedding day services like wedding cakes, flowers, photography, favors and invitations.

So, book your appointment at this bridal store in Hamilton and visit Best for Bride to find all that you need for your wedding day, the easy way.
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Frequently Asked Questions - Hamilton Wedding Dresses and Bridesmaids

1. Where can you find budget-friendly wedding dresses in Hamilton?
Original designer wedding dresses in Hamilton at budget-friendly prices are available at Best for Bride. We feature leading designer bridal collections like Mori Lee, Sophia Tolli and Jasmine. Since we carry a wide range of designer collections, we have ample options for all budgets. You can also find discounted designer bridal gowns in Hamilton in our clearance section.
2. What do you wear when shopping for bridal dresses?
You will be getting in and out of a lot of bridal dresses during your shopping appointment. So, wear comfortable clothes that you can easily change out of. Also, wear suitable undergarments in nude colors to correctly visualize how a wedding dress will look. If you will be wearing heels on your wedding day, wear shoes of similar height to your shopping appointment. This will give you a good idea of how the dress will fall.
3. When should you start wedding shopping for your Hamilton wedding?
Plan your shopping at least nine months to a year before the wedding. This will give you enough time to explore all your options. You should order your Hamilton wedding gown at least six to nine months before the wedding. Only then will you receive it with time left for alterations and final delivery.
4. How many wedding dresses do brides typically try at an appointment?
Most Hamilton bridal shops have appointments that last for an hour to an hour and half. You can go through six to ten dresses during this time. Try not to fit too many dresses into a single appointment as you can end up confused. If you aren’t satisfied with any of the dresses you see, call it a day. Return to the store for another appointment to explore new options. You will not end up making a hasty and wrong decision.
5. Is it a good idea to buy a sample dress if it is not exactly my size?
The problem with sample bridal dresses is that they are available in limited sizes. So, you may not find one that exactly matches your measurements. However, you can buy sample dresses that are up to three sizes bigger. A good seamstress will be able to take in the extra fabric and alter it to fit you perfectly. However, we do not recommend buying dresses that are smaller than your size. It is very difficult to add extra inches to a wedding gown. Doing so may compromise the original design and you may not look your best in such dresses.

Top sights in Hamilton - Lake Ontario port city known for waterfalls on the Niagara Escarpment, Bruce Trail & war history.

Royal Botanical Gardens - Royal Botanical Gardens is headquartered in Burlington owning extensive environmental protection areas and cultural gardens lands in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.
Bruce Trail - The Bruce Trail is a hiking trail in southern Ontario, Canada, from the Niagara River to the tip of Tobermory, Ontario. The main trail is more than 890 km long and there are over 400 km of associated side trails.
Art Gallery of Hamilton - The Art Gallery of Hamilton is an art museum located in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The museum occupies a 7,000 square metres building on King Street West in downtown Hamilton, designed by Trevor P. Garwood-Jones. The institution is southwestern Ontario's largest and oldest art museum.
Rattlesnake Point Conservation Area - Rattlesnake Point is an eco-tourism area located in Milton, Ontario, Canada and is owned and operated by Conservation Halton.
Bronte Creek Provincial Park - Bronte Creek Provincial Park is located in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, and is part of the Ontario Parks system. The 6.4-square-kilometre park is located at the western edge of Oakville, bordering on Burlington. The park features hiking and biking trails, cross country skiing, and a play barn.
Dundurn Castle - Dundurn Castle is a historic neoclassical mansion on York Boulevard in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The 1,700-square-metre house took three years and $175,000 to build, and was completed in 1835. The forty room castle featured the latest conveniences of gas lighting and running water.
Wedding in Hamilton
Hamilton is a port city in the Canadian province of Ontario. Hamilton is the third largest metropolitan area in Ontario and the ninth largest metropolitan area in the country. The town of Hamilton was conceived by George Hamilton when he purchased the Durand farm shortly after the War of 1812. It is a part of the Golden Horseshoe, a densely populated and industrialized region at the west end of Lake Ontario. Residents of the city are called Hamiltonians.

Hamilton is located on the western end of the Niagara Peninsula and wraps around the westernmost part of Lake Ontario, most of the city including the downtown section are on the south shore. Situated in the geographic centre of the Golden Horseshoe and is roughly the midway point between Toronto and Buffalo. The major physical features are Hamilton Harbour marking the northern limit of the city and the Niagara Escarpment running through the middle of the city across its entire breadth, bisecting the city into 'upper' and 'lower' parts.

Residents enjoy a mix of geographic terrain with a harbour that has been called one of the most beautiful naturally formed in the world. The Niagara Escarpment and converted rail trails offer opportunities for photography, hiking and cycling. Hamilton is one of 11 cities showcased in the new book, "Green City: People, Nature & Urban Places" by Quebec author Mary Soderstrom. Hamilton was selected as it offers a unique example of how an industrial powerhouse can nurture nature. She credits Thomas McQueston and family in the 1930s who "became champions of parks, greenspace and roads" in Hamilton.

Burlington Bay is a natural harbour with a large sandbar called the Beachstrip. This sandbar was deposited during a period of higher lake levels during the last ice age, and extends southeast through the central lower city to the escarpment. Hamilton's deep sea port is accessed by ship canal through the beach strip into the harbour and is traversed by two bridges, the QEW's Burlington Bay James N. Allan Skyway and the lower Canal Lift Bridge.

The most described religion in Hamilton is Christianity though other religions brought by immigrants are also growing. The 2001 census indicates that 77.56% of the population adheres to a Christian denomination, Protestants constituting 37.08% of the population, while Roman Catholics number 35.48% (significantly lower than the national average), while Christ the King Cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of Hamilton. The remaining 5.0% consists of Orthodox, and independent Christian churches. The largest non-Christian religion is Islam with 12,880 adherents or 1.96% of the total population. Other religions including Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, and other consistitute less than one percent each. Those with No religious affiliation account for 115,510 (17.63%) in 2001.

The most important economic activity in Ontario is manufacturing, and the Toronto-Hamilton region is the most highly industrialized section of the country. The area from Oshawa, Ontario around the west end of Lake Ontario to Niagara Falls is known as the Golden Horseshoe and the centre of it is Hamilton. Under the 2001 StatsCan definition, the population was 6,704,598 in the 2001 census. Major industrial products include motor vehicles and parts; iron, steel, and other metal products; foods and beverages; electrical goods; machinery; chemicals; petroleum and coal products; and paper products.

Citizens of Hamilton are represented by 3 tiers of Government. The federal representation consists of 5 members of parliament serving in the legislature of Canada. At the provincial tier there are 5 elected members of provincial parliament who serve in the Legislature of Ontario. The municipal tier is comprised of one mayor, elected city wide, and 15 city councillors, elected individually by each of the 15 ward divisions, to serve on the Hamilton City Council. Additionally, at the municipal tier, each ward elects a school board trustee for each of the school boards serving in their respective area.
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We will beat any price you find in authorized retail store in Canada by 10% of the difference. Just bring in or email us the lower advertised price or the price quoted along with the store name.

Price match applies only to purchases made within 14 days excluding alterations, clearance products and cleaning. Price match requests can not be combined with any other special offers. Lowest price comparison is based on the actual cost of the merchandise before taxes and shipping. Best for Bride does not match online or U.S. prices. All price matches are subject to management approval. Management reserves all right to remove or modify the lowest price guarantee at any time.

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We landed in here on Saturday afternoon unannounced and Donna and Denise were awesome. We spent last only 3 or 4 hours in here trying on a hundred dresses and then leaving with my ideal dress. Awesome place I would recommend anybody to come here at any time. They give great service, great prices, great atmosphere. Thank you.


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My experience at Best for Bride has been AMAZING. As soon as I walked in the door it was like ... rack full of dresses just for me. As you can see ... I have my beautiful dress and I cannot wait to wear it on my wedding day and I sooo excited and I truly say thank you for helping me find my PERFECT wedding dress.

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