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The Original Bridal Swap Video

We are so excited to share the NEW Original Bridal Swap video. This will give you a great taste of what this event is all about.


Tickets for The Original Bridal Swap on Sunday, April 27th are now on sale.  Get your tickets here.


Are you a Past Bride?…Sell your Wedding Decor or your Wedding Dress

Are you an Exhibitor wanting to sell your wedding decor?

Are you a Professional Exhibitor wanting to promote your products or services?

A huge thanks to Capture the Moment Media who did such a great job producing this video for us.


Like us on Facebook so you can stay up to date on what’s happening with The Original Bridal Swap.  Find out what Past Brides will be selling!

Past Bride Registration is Open!

PAST BRIDES who want to sell their gently used wedding decor & items at The Original Bridal Swap on Sunday, April 27th at the Roundhouse Community Centre, can now register for their table.

We’ve had a lot of interest from Past Brides who want to sign up so we anticipate that the tables will SELL OUT.  Be sure to register for your table early.

If you are registering as a PAST BRIDE, you must be a PAST BRIDE selling wedding related goods and not just a wedding dress.  We will not accept table registrations if you are only selling a dress (and for example shoes/ a few pieces of jewellery, etc.).  The majority of your items must be wedding decor and related goods.  If you only have a wedding dress to sell we suggest consigning your dress.

If you are a professional exhibitor or seller, please contact us here.


4 Foot Banquet Table $50.00 plus 5% GST

Actual Measurements: 4 feet long x 2.5 feet wide

**Tables come clothed with white linen

Additional Space (2′ wide) for a Dress Rack or Form $25.00 plus 5% GST

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are planning on setting up a dress rack or dress form next to your table, you must register for space to accommodate it. Extra space for your dress form or rack is $25.00 plus 5% GST.  You will receive an additional 2 feet next to your table.  You can select this option on your registration form if needed.


We want to help you sell your items.  When you register you will have the opportunity to upload up to 3 images of your wedding decor & related items.  We will promote that these items will be at The Original Bridal Swap so that Brides come looking for you.

Visit our FAQ for Frequently Asked Questions.  If you do not find the answer to your question please contact us.


Register here!


Like us on Facebook so you can stay up to date on what’s happening with The Original Bridal Swap.

If you know of anyone that might want to sell their items or even attend The Original Bridal Swap please feel free to tell them all about it.

We are anticipating another hugely popular event and excited to see it come to life!


We’ve secured the date for the next Original Bridal Swap!

We are very excited to announce that the next Original Bridal Swap will be taking place on Sunday, April 27th at the Roundhouse Community Centre.

If you are interested in selling as a Past Bride, Consigning your dress, Selling your Decor or being a Professional Exhibitor, contact us here to get on the registration list.

To find out what we’ve got planned for the upcoming show, what decor & dresses will be sold, and lots more,  like us on Facebook where we will be sharing all the details.

Stay Tuned!

The Original Bridal Swap Recap

What a day!  Our third Original Bridal Swap was our biggest and most successful yet!  We had almost 1000 attendees come through the doors.

Brides to Be came from all over hunting for wedding decor, special wedding finds and of course their wedding dress.

Past Brides who were selling their items brought so many wonderful things from glassware, linens, and frames to cupcake tiers and stands and so much more.  We were thrilled with the amount and quality of the things that Past Brides brought to sell.

One of the best parts of the day for us was to see the excitement of the Brides who found their decor at a great deal and better yet, found their perfect dress at a steal of a price.  One Bride that we talked to found a stunning Ramona Keveza wedding dress that normally sells for $4000 and bought it for $1200!  She was ecstatic about it.  Not only did she get a great deal, but it was one of the consignment dresses that had never been worn!

We heard lots of stories like this throughout the day and that’s partly what makes this event so rewarding for us.

Here’s an email that we received from one of the lucky Brides to Be that found her dress at the event:

I attended your bridal swap yesterday – it was a great idea and a good event.  I did manage to find my wedding dress there, which was great. If you hold it again next year I’m going to recommend it to anyone I know who’s getting married.

I went specifically because I wanted a used/sample wedding dress, so I was hoping you could pass on my thanks to one of the women who were helping out in the change room. I didn’t get her name and she was an enormous help getting me in and out of dresses-please pass on my thanks to all of the ladies and tell them that the woman who got the va-va-voom dress and is getting married in Italy gives her sincere thanks for all the assistance.

One of our Past Brides that attended a couple years ago as a Bride to Be came back to sell her items this year:

Thank you. Yesterday was such so much fun! I found my dress at the Swap in 2011 and was fortunate enough to pass it on to a girl who I know will love it as much as I did.

The Original Bridal Swap is held every Spring so Past Brides can come sell their wedding items and dresses and recoup some money to put back in their pockets AND Brides to Be can come and hunt for their wedding treasures.  This event is lots of fun for everyone involved.

We are proud that The Original Bridal Swap is an Eco-friendly event which is part of our contribution to Vancouver’s sustainability.

And on top of that, as part of our giving back to the community we donate part of our proceeds to Streetohome which is an organization that is working with big business, local organizations and the government to solve Vancouver’s homeless problem.

If you want to receive info on the next Original Bridal Swap, please click here or LIKE our Facebook page to stay in touch.

Thank you to the DreamGroup Team for helping us pull off such a successful event and to all of the Past Brides, Sellers & Exhibitors that participated and provided a plethora of wedding decor, items and services for the Brides to Be to hunt through.

See you next Spring!

Photos courtesy of: Acken Studios

The Next Original Bridal Swap!

Join us April 7, 2013 for the NEXT Original Bridal Swap!

at the Roundhouse Community Centre in Yaletown

“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.


PAST BRIDES: Start collecting your items to sell at the Original Bridal Swap.  Email us here to register!

Don’t think you have enough to sell?
Have a few wedding odds and ends that you want to get rid of?

Bring them to Bridal Swap and we’ll sell them for you! Click here for more information.

Want to Consign your Wedding Dress? Find out how…

BRIDES TO BE: Looking for gently used centrepiece glassware, candle holders, decor, or even your wedding dress? Perhaps you still need to hire a few of your vendors?

Don’t miss The Original Bridal Swap!

  • Decor companies will also be clearing out their stock!
  • Door Prizes to be won!

GENERAL ACCESS: 11:00am-3:00pm

Eventbrite - The Original Bridal Swap!

DECOR COMPANIES: Need to get rid of some of your gently used inventory?  Sell your items at The Original Bridal Swap.  Click here for more information.

This is an event you won’t want to miss!