The Original Bridal Swap Recap

After the huge success of last year’s The Original Bridal Swap, we were back for a second year at the Croatian Cultural Centre!

The buzz started early, as hundreds waited in line to be the first ones through the doors to hunt for their wedding treasures and one-of-a-kind finds!

We had such great selection of wedding treasures to be found.  Hundreds of brides left with glassware, signage, vintage teacups and saucers, candles, table numbers and so much more! We also saw huge success in our wedding dress Pop-Up-Shop, where Brides-To-Be were busy trying and buying their one-of-a-kind dream dresses!

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Photos by: Cliff Ma Photography + This Is It Studios

 

For the second year in a row, this year’s Swap included The Bridal Swap Pop-Up Shop! This unique concept allowed Past Brides to consign their wedding dresses and Brides-To-Be to shop racks of stunning gowns free of charge prior to the main event. It was priceless to see the beaming faces of Brides who had found THE dress for an absolute steal!

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Photos by: Cliff Ma Photography + This Is It Studios

 

This year’s Bridal Swap was also an opportunity to give back to the community in a very unique way: 100% of the proceeds for some dresses went to one of four charities that the purchasing bride  could choose from. These were:

  • Streetohome: Since its inception, The Original Bridal Swap has donated a portion of proceeds from every Bridal Swap event to this organization. Streetohome is dedicated to ensuring that residents of our city have access to safe, decent, affordable housing and the support they need to make a difference in their lives.
  • Canadian Cancer Society
  • BC Children’s Hospital
  • BC SPCA

We are also proud to have teamed up with My Sister’s Closet where donated dresses from past brides were given to support battered women’s services in Metro Vancouver.

Thank you to all of our Past Brides and wonderful Exhibitors who helped make this year’s The Original Bridal Swap the best yet!

And of course we can’t do it without our incredible Staff & Volunteers.

We can’t wait to see what next year’s event will bring!

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Photos by: Cliff Ma Photography + This Is It Studios

 

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