Wedding Dress Shopping in Birmingham

It looks like 2017 might be the year I become a wife. Yep, we are hopefully seeing a few more venues soon (fingers crossed) and if the wedding gods are favourable we’ll get a date the diary shortly.

Davids Bridal Birmingham

Of course one of the first things I will be doing when the date and venue is set will be to go wedding dress shopping. Eeeek! I cannot wait for this part of the wedding planning.

I have a secret Pinterest board with inspiration and I can ‘imagine’ what I might like. Having never actually worn a wedding dress before I don’t exactly know what to expect.

That is why I was rather excited to hear that David’s Bridal was opening a brand new store in Birmingham. When they got in touch to let me know I might have done a list fist pump into the air…

For those not in the know (yet) David’s Bridal is a pretty epic wedding store (apparently it is the world’s largest bridal retailer!).


It’s the largest wedding shop I’ve ever seen. And it has such a huge range of wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, and formal wear, that you are bound to find something you like.


Last Thursday I popped along to the launch night of this new flagship store. It was hosted by Brides’ magazine and featured bubbly and entertainment whilst lots of lovely ladies scoured the rails for their ideal dress.

I couldn’t believe how big this shop is. There appears to be a huge range of colours, shapes, sizes and prices. There were loads of different colours and style for bridesmaid dresses. Plus shoes, accessories and fun bits for the wedding.

I took Raj with me so I wasn’t going to be trying on dresses just yet. But now I now that come January I am heading there with my Mum to start trying out wedding dresses.

If you’re a lady looking for a wedding dress I recommend booking an appointment so you get the best service possible. There’s a handy store locator to find your nearest option.

I’m now starting to feel the wedding vibe and cannot wait to start shopping for my wedding dress! Whoop!


What style of wedding dress shall I try on?

P.S. Keep an eye on my vlogging channel on YouTube for more sneaky peeks of the new David’s Bridal in Birmingham.

P.S.S. Watch my proposal and engagement video here.


This post is in collaboration with David’s Bridal, as always thoughts and opinions are all my own. thank you for supporting rosalilium!




  1. 6 December 2016 / 1:22 pm

    Beautiful designs of dresses here, I love lace panels on dresses. I hope it goes well 🙂 xo

  2. 6 December 2016 / 1:24 pm

    I’m so pleased this shop has opened. I mean, I have no plans to get married any time soon but I walk down that street regularly and always like to look in the windows of the shops at all the pretty displays, so having a new shop with lots of lovely dresses to look at on my way past is fab. It looks like it’ll be a good shop for formal dresses too…now those I might actually need!

    Glad to hear you’re feeling the wedding vibe too – and will keep my fingers crossed you find a good venue. From what I hear, the best advice on dress shopping seems to be to try on some styles you weren’t expecting – a few friends I know who’ve gotten married chose dresses (and looked stunning) in things that they wouldn’t have expected to like, but ended up loving. Either way, whatever you choose, I’m sure you’ll look amazing!

  3. 6 December 2016 / 3:28 pm

    You have pictured some very gorgeous options here, and David’s Bridal is a wonderful shop! I know you will find a spectacular wedding dress there and will have loads of fun trying on all the options. Such an exciting time for you!

  4. 6 December 2016 / 3:59 pm

    You have included some gorgeous dresses in your post, such a great shop to go and choose your wedding dress x

  5. Nicola
    6 December 2016 / 4:02 pm

    Some nice choices – I think the first is my favourite though!

  6. 6 December 2016 / 4:42 pm

    Congratulations on getting married next year! All these dresses looked incredible too! I can’t wait to see what you end up picking!

  7. 6 December 2016 / 6:26 pm

    When I got married I was on such a tight budget that I didn’t get to choose the wedding dress of my dreams. It was very nice though, but if I had my time over I would push my wedding back a year or two so I could have saved more money for a better dress

  8. 6 December 2016 / 7:39 pm

    There are just so many amazing and beautiful dresses I am sure you will have so much fun trying on many until you find my dream dress – good luck

  9. 6 December 2016 / 10:14 pm

    Oh, these dresses are absolutely beautiful! I have always had in mind my *perfect* wedding dress, although I know from most of my friends the one you think you want is so far off what you end up getting. I really hope you find the most perfect dress once you start shopping xx

  10. 6 December 2016 / 10:27 pm

    Ooh how exciting for you! These are some gorgeous dress styles – I definitely like simple ones with a little embellishment, I reckon this store has some that are right up my street.

  11. 7 December 2016 / 8:59 am

    So exciting! Fingers crossed you guys find an amazing venue 🙂 My advice is to try on as many different styles as you can. It’s pretty amazing what you can end up with. Sometimes your doubts about a style can be confirmed (and you can have a good laugh!) and other times you can find your dream dress. That’s what happened to me 🙂 Good luck and have fun! x

  12. 7 December 2016 / 9:58 am

    Wow the dresses are stunning. I think realistically to rule out and choose styles you just need to try them all on! x

  13. 7 December 2016 / 10:03 am

    My best friend is getting married next year and she’s already got her appointment with David’s Bridal booked x

  14. 7 December 2016 / 12:15 pm

    OOh how exciting! Having been the bride and bought the dress, the best piece of advice I can give to you is to not have any expectations and go with an open mind x

  15. Martina Williams
    7 December 2016 / 1:26 pm

    Buying a wedding dress is such an important event in a woman’s life. It’s good to know that if you live in Birmingham you can book an appointment with a professional and get all your questions answered and chose the perfect dress for you.

  16. 7 December 2016 / 4:37 pm

    Oh wow what an exciting time and how great is it that such a large store has opened near you. Wedding shopping can be great fun and it looks like they have some lovely dresses. Have fun x

  17. 7 December 2016 / 5:37 pm

    These are all gorgeous gowns and hope you get the one you want for your wedding. Good luck with the venue search and hope you find something soon

  18. 7 December 2016 / 7:46 pm

    What an exiting time for you . The dresses are all beautiful and I hope you find one that makes you feel like a princess.

  19. Rachel
    7 December 2016 / 9:18 pm

    I can imagine wedding dress shopping would be so much fun! There’s so many gorgeous dresses! xo

  20. 8 December 2016 / 11:08 am

    This sounds like a Brides paradise! Some of those dress pictures are out of this World. I got married 20+ years ago and the choice just wasn’t out there – I would love to do it again with the styles that are now available x

  21. Charlotte Braithwaite
    8 December 2016 / 11:36 am

    That dress at the top of the post is everything <3
    I would love a dress thats slightly shorter at the front then the back to show off my shoes.
    TRY ALL STYLES ON! I'm sure you'll have so much fun 😀
    Charlotte x

  22. 8 December 2016 / 12:49 pm

    These options are gorgeous! I have to say I am not a fan of the last picture with the ruffles but the two above it are DIVINE!

  23. 8 December 2016 / 8:55 pm

    You have chosen some amazing styles and I do wish you all the very best for you big day, whenever that may be!

  24. Angela Key Milnes
    9 December 2016 / 6:45 pm

    These are all a nice selection of wedding dress, Such a good choices

  25. 9 December 2016 / 11:20 pm

    Such a great time. We got married this year and trying on dresses was lovely. David’s looks great though and some of the dresses you have chosen are lovely x

  26. 12 December 2016 / 11:47 am

    Ooh, David’s Bridal shop looks absolutely gorgeous! My niece is getting married next year and is struggling to find the perfect dress so I will definitely be showing her your post 🙂

    Louise x

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