The Original Bridal Swap Ottawa, ON

The Original Bridal Swap is a unique concept bringing together Past Brides, Decorators, Craft Artisans and other Sellers who have wedding related goods, with Brides to Be in a fun environment who are on the hunt for their perfect wedding treasures and dresses.

Her Something Old is Your Something New...changing the way Brides Shop & Plan for their wedding


Past Brides Selling their Wedding Items (click here)

Tables for Past Brides are $25.00 for a 6' table and $40.00 for an 8' table plus tax.  Larger tables may be available and pricing will be outlined in the Past Bride Registration form.


You should price your items at approximately 50% of the retail price that it was bought for.

Brides to Be are looking for a great wedding deal.


No problem! Join up with your friends who have been Past Brides and buy a table together.

Past Brides are getting creative with how they display items on their table and are making the most of their space.

They use height to hang their decor items or are decorating their tables as a table display to give Brides ideas on how to use the items that they have to sell.

We would love to have you come and sell your wedding treasures to Brides to Be.

Check out the Event Details page for our next event.

Past Brides Consigning their Wedding Dress

We suggest selling your dress between 40-80% of the retail price. The higher the discount, the better chance you will have to sell your dress.

The most popular dresses are those priced under $1000.00.

No. You just have to drop it off and we will consign the dress for you.

If your dress doesn’t get purchased by the end of the event, all you need to do is pick it up OR you can mark it as “Donate” during registration and we will donate it for you.

There is a minimal administration fee of $5.65 per item plus tax to consign your dress. You just need to fill out a registration form and then bring your dress to the event.

Consignment registration closes 3 days before the event so make sure to get your registration in early.

If your dress sells at The Original Bridal Swap you will receive 70% of the selling price less any credit card handling fees.

Consignment through most retailers is 50/50. We are offering an even better consignment price to encourage Past Brides to bring their dresses to The Original Bridal Swap.

When you consign your dress at a retail shop or online it can take months to sell, however, with The Original Bridal Swap you will have your dress exposed to hundreds of interested Brides in one day!

We definitely take precautions with the dresses.

There will be attendants overseeing the dresses,  fitting room attendants with the Brides, and we also post signage asking Brides to take care while trying on the dresses.

Keep in mind that multiple Brides may be trying on your dress and walking around in it so it may be exposed to minimal wear and tear.

YES! We started to get requests from Brides asking if they could sell their Vera Wang or Monique Lhuillier dress at The Original Bridal Swap and we said ABSOLUTELY! Your dress should be priced at 40-80% off the retail price.

Price your Dress to Sell!

These are just some of the Designer Dresses that we see:

Monique Lhuillier
Vera Wang
Oscar de la Renta
Jenny Packam
Reem Acra
Romona Keveza
Ines Di Santo
and more!

Check out our Sponsors for our recommended vendors

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What people are saying

I really enjoyed The Original Bridal Swap – it was fantastic!  Wedding shopping can be almost painful on a tight budget but the Bridal Swap made finding things fun and affordable. There was an excellent selection of bridal bargains and lots of beautiful gowns at budget friendly prices.  Best of all-I found my dress!  It’s a gorgeous designer gown and way nicer than I could have otherwise afforded.  Thank you for putting on such a wonderful event!

~ Best, Kim P.

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