Please note that after 3 years, Joy And Back will be closing in the spring of 2019.  We are eagerly selling our beautiful collection of wedding gowns to soon-to-be brides to donate as much as possible to Cancer Care Manitoba and find a home for all gowns before the closure and as a result will no longer be accepting donations.

Brides to be can purchase a great dress at a great price for a great cause until spring 2019.  Appointments are necessary to try on dresses or for a veil consultation.  We take appointments Tuesday and Wednesday evenings and Saturday during the day.  Appointment and donation FAQ's below. 

Thank you for all your support! 


Appointment FAQ'S

  • How many guests can I bring?

You may bring a maximum of 1-2 guests with you during your appointment.  There is no lobby or seating and your guests will share your change room.

  • When should I make my appointment?

We ask for serious shoppers only.  There is absolutely no pressure to buy but please don't visit with the intent to just try stuff on.  Please wait until you are ready to commit.  

Why?  Our dresses are not samples we can replace.  Each one will hopefully be another bride’s wedding dress.  We want each dress to be in great shape… and to reduce wear and tear prior to purchase.

If your wedding is more than a year away, keep in mind that you will need to store the dress and your tastes may change.  Wait until you are ready.

There are no returns and no exchanges.  All sales are final.

  • What else should I know?

No food or beverages.

Please no makeup on the bride.

Joy And Back is not a typical salon...instead we offer a self service environment and ask that you take part in keeping our shop nice for the next bride.


This project is inspired by Helen Sweet and the Brides' Project in Toronto.  If you have more questions, wish to schedule an appointment or to donate your dress please email