Frequently Asked Questions About Our Bridal Sale Events
As a travelling wedding dress shop, Opportunity Bridal brings gorgeous designer wedding gowns to brides across the country. We work with national and international suppliers to offer a selection of more than 600 dresses at a savings of 50% to 80% off the MSRP!
Each one-day sales event is located in a selected local venue to maximum the opportunity for brides and their designated guests to see, feel, and try on the dresses in a comfortable atmosphere. We have our experts on-hand at each event to answer any questions.
This FAQ section has a selection of the most commonly asked questions brides have submitted through our online contact form.
Who Are We?
We are a travelling bridal sale with beautiful designer wedding dresses. By sourcing our dresses in bulk directly from designers, wholesalers and manufacturers, we are able to offer them to you at a fraction of their retail price.
We travel to cities across Canada, setting up our pop-up store at each location for one day only. Find dates and locations near you.
What should I expect at one of your sales?
At each weekend location (Saturday and Sunday) we are open from 9am-4pm, with most brides lining up at 8:30. (NOTE Weekday event hours are 3pm – 9pm (Monday – Friday). Before doors open at 9, someone will come out to give a brief explanation of what to expect. Dresses are arranged on racks according to size, allowing you to browse with ease. There usually a minimum of 24 change rooms to give you some privacy to try on potential dresses. We also have a selection of veils and other accessories to complete your look.
The best part is that you get to take your dress home with you on the day of the sale!
Can I try on a dress at your shows?
Absolutely. We normally have 24 large change rooms where you can try on your dress. Where space allows we setup up to 32 change rooms and in a few smaller venues / markets, we are limited to 20. We allow you to take up to 3 dresses with you in a change room at a time to ensure there are lots of dresses available for other brides who attend.
Who attends these sales?
These sales are great for all kinds of brides. Whether you’re on a tight budget, cannot justifying paying over $1000 for a dress to be used for a single day, looking for lots of options to try on without a sales consultant picking or limited which dresses you can try on or just looking for a unique designer dress, these sales are a great place to find the perfect look for your wedding day.
What designers do you carry?
We have a huge collection of popular international and Canadian designers. Since we have constant turnover of our inventory, there is no way to provide an up-to-date list. As part of our negotiation with the designers, we are not allowed to advertise designers to protect their brand as well as their traditional bridal boutique shops. While some go further to actually remove the designer label from the dresses, most leave them in and just do not wish us to advertise their name publicly through website listing or email communications but they are available to see at the event in most cases.
How much do your dresses cost?
Dresses range from $399-$1199, thousands of dollars less than typical retail prices. In retail stores, these dresses will often sell for as much as TEN TIMES our price with the normal savings about 50-60% off. In some cases Plus Size dresses cost more than regular size mostly due to the amount of material and the amount of hand sewn embellishments required due to the size (beading etc.); however, none of our dresses including plus size exceed the $999 top price point.
Can I have a dress put on hold?
No, dresses are sold on a first come, first served basis.
Do you have an online store or can I purchase something I saw at a show directly?
No, we do not have an online store nor are we setup to package and ship dresses. We do not have a traditional brick and mortar retail outlet.
What sizes do you carry?
We cater to a range of sizes, from 2-28.
How many guests are allowed with a bride?
Is it necessary to buy tickets?
Once the $40 is paid, does each guest of the bride have to pay?
Can we bring kids? Do kids get free entry or are they counted as a guest?
Do you sell bridesmaids/prom dresses as well?
Can you get a refund on the VIP tickets?
Are brides-to-be permitted to wear make-up?
Do you sell only white bridal gowns?
Are we allowed to bring drinks while waiting in line at the event?
What is the price range for your bridal accessories?
If my dress doesn’t fit perfectly, do you do alterations?
The alterations are left up to you. Finding an experienced local seamstress is a great way to keep costs down. Generally, there is not much material to let out a dress other than converting a zipper back to a corset back. As a general rule, purchase the size you need (or think you’ll need), but when in doubt purchase a little larger.
How many dresses do you have at each sale?
Each sale will have a selection of over 600 dresses for you to choose from. This is often determined by market size as well as space in at the venue.
What methods of payments do you accept?
We accept cash, Debit / Interac, Visa and MasterCard.
Do you carry garment bags?
We offer free plastic bags, or garment bags for $25.
What is your return policy?
All sales are final, no returns or exchanges.
What are the hours?
Weekday events – (Monday – Friday) – 3pm-9pm (last admittance is 8pm)
Weekend events – (Saturday & Sunday) – 9am – 4pm (last admittance is 2:30pm)
Do I need to make an appointment?
No we do not do appointments. Our shows are free to attend and admission is on a first come first serve basis. We limit the number of brides based on the size of the room. We normally have 24 change rooms and would allow max 30 brides so some brides can already look for their dress and try on as a change room becomes available. In a few markets with small venues we have just 20 change rooms while at other venues we more often are able to setup up to 32 to keep the experience comfortable for everyone while avoiding long lines ups for extended periods.