10/02/2014 01:56 EDT | Updated 10/02/2014 01:59 EDT

Canadian Wedding Dresses: 24 Beautiful Gowns That Are Locally Made (PHOTOS)


Forget Vera Wang and Reem Acra. When it comes to bridal style, Canadian designers have brides covered.

When you're shopping for your wedding dress, price point, fit, comfort and style are top of mind but instead of choosing an international label, there are plenty of Canadian-made wedding dresses that will suit any bride.

In short: think local when shopping for a wedding gown. There are a few good reasons for doing so. One is that it supports the Canadian fashion industry, providing jobs and fostering creativity and competition. Another good reason to buy homegrown is the environmental factor: locally-sourced fabrics and materials is just plain better for planet Earth.

Still convinced you need that Pnina Tornai gown? How about you peruse through our gallery of Canadian wedding dresses made by designers such as Truvelle, & For Love, Lea-Ann Belter and David Dixon. We're sure you will fall in love with at least a few!

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