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.
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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.
Tamsin's Bridal Boutique is moving to a Grade II listed building on one of Kidderminster's oldest streets. Set to open in January 2023, the new boutique will feature three large bridal suites, two prom suites, a suite for the mother-of-the-bride/groom and bridesmaids, and a floor for menswear with options for both hire and sale.
"We are delighted to have been able to purchase this stunning building," says Tamsin Hancocks-Guinan. "All the suites in the new boutique are private for just you and your party. Alongside a huge variety of shoes and accessories, our gowns-to-go selection will feature dresses from £299."
Posted: 5 January 2023
Just in time after the influx of festive proposals, Paper Crane Unique has announced the release of its Wedding Planner Journal & Keepsake collection launching January 2023. A bride- or groom-to-be's perfect planning companion; organise your wedding plans, write about your personal story and keep your photo memories safe altogether in one place that you can keep forever. The planners are 200 pages of wedding planning tools, inspiration boards, notes and journal sheets featuring a beautiful eucalyptus design inside, cloth cover and gold gilded edges. Priced at £32.95, the collection has a choice of four colours: classic ivory, blush pink, luxe gold and dusty blue.
Posted: 1 December 2022
Multi-award-winning bridal boutique TDR Bridal is celebrating 15 years of business. One of the largest stockists of bridal and menswear in the UK, it's no surprise that TDR Bridal is also on the shortlist for the much-coveted Retailer of the Year industry-led awards. TDR Bridal stocks an extensive range of dresses, from a UK size six-32. Designer names include Sassi Holford, Enzoani, Morilee, Ronald Joyce, Jolie by Berta, Sottero and Midgley and the eponymous collections from Justin Alexander. The boutique also has a team of in-house seamstresses and a huge range of accessories and veils.
Posted: 24 November 2022
Whether you're a wedding guest or it's your own big day, sore feet and rubbing heels can get in the way of you having the time of your life on the dancefloor. With these five top tips from Rachel Clinkard — of family-run shoe company Charles Clinkard — you can give your feet some more TLC during wedding season. Weddings are some of the most memorable days of our lives, so it's important that we enjoy these special occasions without the distraction of sore feet or painful shoes. However, from dancing the night away to that all-important walk down the aisle, we tend to be on our feet all day. To help you stay comfortable and celebrate into the small hours, here are five of my top tips for looking after your feet at weddings.
Posted: 4 November 2022
The Dressing Rooms Bridal in Birmingham has launched a new look and website. The changes will see The Dressing Rooms re-group after an extraordinarily busy period fulfilling post-pandemic orders. It has been a brilliant and exciting few months, and the re-brand has given Rebecca Baddeley and her team a much-needed focus.
The founder and managing director said: "I'm so excited to launch this rebrand! The Dressing Rooms is constantly developing, and we wanted our new brand to reflect who we are. It's been a long time coming to collate, create and develop the look we wanted, and I'm so pleased with the final styling. It reflects TDR but also takes us back to our roots, which has values that we hold true for all of our brides."
Posted: 13 October 2022
Modern loungewear brand, Chelsea Peers, has unveiled a stunning bridal edit designed with the bride tribe in mind! This elegant collection of women's sleepwear, loungewear and swimwear in silky satin and modal provides the perfect lounging look to take the crew from hen party to big day. From gorgeous satin PJs like the Sage Bee Print Button Up Short Pyjama Set (£38) to the lovely Gingham Scoop Back Swimsuit (£42) there's something for everyone to look and feel confident and wedding picture ready!
Posted: 15 August 2022
While everyone has their own budget for the big day, nobody can deny weddings are an expensive business, with a total average bill hovering around £20,000-£30,000. The dress is likely to account for over £1,000 of this – and could cost much more if it's a designer number.
When asked, 86% of brides-to-be who haven't yet purchased their dress didn't know that it might be protected under their home insurance policy! comparethemarket.com has shared some helpful things to consider ahead of bringing home the special dress.
Posted: 31 July 2022
When searching for your wedding dress, you'd be forgiven for thinking it's an easy task just deciding between white and cream! However, although wedding dresses have traditionally been white or cream, these colours come in many different shades and you need to ensure that if you're going for white or cream, that you'll be choosing the most flattering shade for you. In order to help you, Cliff Bashforth, MD of style consultants Colour Me Beautiful, has shared his top tips with County Wedding Magazines.
Posted: 15 July 2022
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