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.
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
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
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
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
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