Choosing your dream wedding dress is undeniably one of the most exciting parts of getting married and here's where West Midlands boutique owners and their teams can help you choose the perfect gown.
Your local West Midlands wedding dress boutique will typically stock a range of wedding dresses from both UK and international designers to suit your fashion style and budget. You will also receive expert knowledge and guidance on how to select complementing accessories for your big day including tiaras, veils, shoes and more.
It’s advisable to book a one-to-one appointment with a boutique so that you have time to view the collections on offer and try on any wedding gowns that you think might be the one!
Do take time to research styles that will flatter your figure, however, keep an open mind on suggestions that an advisor may make and benefit from their experience and knowledge of dressing West Midlands based brides-to-be.
Here’s some great wedding boutiques and shops in the West Midlands from places like Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Warwick, Shrewsbury and Stratford, whom you might want to get in touch with...
Don't forget to mention Your West Midlands Wedding magazine when contacting wedding dress boutiques.
Find your dream wedding dress in Solihull whilst experiencing the warmest of welcomes.
We are incredibly proud to be premier stockists of some of the industry’s best and most coveted designers, right the way through to some newer, funkier brands that have a slightly more budget-friendly price tag.
From the comfort of my home studio located in the UK, I take great pleasure in designing unique jewellery creations that will tickle your fancy and add an air of sophistication to complete your look. With a keen eye for style and color, my designer jewellery line is unique and matchless.
More than ever, brides-to-be are searching for unique dresses that are out of the ordinary and can be personalised. This trend has occurred from the ever-growing Pinterest boards and Instagram-worthy weddings. As a result, we are seeing the importance of our seamstresses more than ever. They work closely with our brides to help achieve exactly what they had envisioned.
The regency era of puff sleeves are making a comeback within the bridal industry, as are square necklines and clean line skirts that are ideal for a less is more theme. We are also noticing lots of new 2022/2023 gowns with 3D detailing, so we expect this will be the next big wedding dress trend.
Posted: 4 May 2022
Ava May Bridal was listed as a finalist for the Best Bridal Retailer in the West Midlands at The Wedding Industry Awards (www.the-wedding- industry-awards.co.uk). The prizes are designed to highlight some of the best suppliers in the industry and are a great achievement. Located in Solihull, Ava May Bridal offers a hand- picked selection of high-quality dresses from around the world, stocking designers such as Pronovias, Sophia Tolli, Wilderley Bride and a selection of gorgeous plus sized gowns.
Posted: 14 April 2022
Analysis of Google search data reveals that online searches for 'square neck wedding dress' exploded 1,556% on the 9th of April, just hours after Nicola Peltz and Brooklyn Beckham married at her family's estate in Palm Beach, Florida. A new finding by fabric experts Dalston Mill Fabrics reveals that online interest for 'square neck wedding dress' skyrocketed sixteen times the average volume in the first few hours after the couple tied the knot, an unprecedented spike in the public searching to mirror the bride's elegant custom-made Valentino gown.
Posted: 11 April 2022
There are many types of veils available, so start by considering what style will suit your dress. Do you want a dramatic opulent look or something more soft and delicate? A popular option is the single-tier lace-edged veil, which is one piece, with lace along the wide edge and gathered into a hair comb at the top. Similar to the Spanish mantilla veil, a single-tier veil without lace edging will suit most face shapes. Of course, single-tier long veils can also be exquisitely decorated with other details, such as satin, pearls, beading, embroidery or horsehair braid.
Posted: 6 April 2022
First of all, please don't be nervous. You will have the expertise of a bridal consultant who will put you at ease and guide you through the process. Shopping for a wedding gown should be a memorable experience, and we aim to make you feel as comfortable as possible as soon as you come through the door. If you've never been dress shopping before, we would advise you to keep an open mind and choose a few silhouettes to try. This might include a soft A-line shape, a ballgown or a fit and flare design. Your consultant will be there to offer advice and guide you to the perfect silhouette for your body shape.
Posted: 9 March 2022
This is the year for neutral colour palettes with shades such as champagne, latte, cappuccino and beige being popular. Multiway dresses fit these hues perfectly and create a relaxed boho vibe. These designs can be wrapped in different styles to suit every body shape. We will also see the return of traditional satin gowns, which works perfectly if you're having a black-tie theme. Remember, sometimes less is more and neutral shades are timeless and look elegant!
Posted: 2 March 2022
With winter just around the corner, no doubt brides-to-be are beginning to search for inspiration to create the perfect seasonal look. Most people think you need to go for fluffy fur shawls, velvet textures and bold red colour pallets, however, in line with this year's most popular bridal trend, we think a clean, simplistic gown is perfect for this time of the year. This blank canvas will allow you to have fun with your décor, so go wild with your styling or keep it bare with a woodland-inspired palette. We would style these gowns with a burst of colour in your flowers, bridesmaids' dresses or even a seasonal table.
Posted: 26 January 2022
There are so many ways that you can incorporate colour into your wedding dress. Most gowns come in different shades such as ivory, pinks, greys, blues and blacks. We also work with one of the best companies in the UK that allow us to make custom changes to our gowns, including the colour. If you're after a subtle hue, most seamstresses will be able to customise a gown by adding coloured thread, beads, fabrics or even crystals to your design. We often tell our couples that with a great seamstress the only limit to customising a gown is your imagination.
Posted: 12 January 2022
Kates Dresses in Birmingham specialises in multi-way bridesmaids' gowns. The boutique offers jumpsuits, flowergirl's dresses, short gowns and floor-length versions in more than 80 different colours, so there's something to suit every theme. Matching cravats and ties are available as well as a range of luxury face coverings, brooches, accessories and bandeaus. The adult gowns are available in sizes six to 18, and there's also a curve range that fits sizes 18 to 28. "You can book in to come and visit my dress suite with your maids where you will have full access," says owner Katie.
Posted: 29 December 2021
Renowned high street footwear brand Clarks, analysed search volume data to reveal what wedding outfit colours the nation are searching for the most this winter. Blue wedding outfits came out on top, followed by black, pink, red and green! What's more, Clarks spoke to Lindsay from Lindsay Punch Styling to give her top tips on what shoes to pair with our upcoming wedding outfits, from styles to different colours. Read on for advice on winter wedding styling...
Posted: 24 December 2021