Last week saw a UK flagship store opening of David's Bridal in Birmingham. That on its own would be a huge thing - David's Bridal is the largest bridal wear retailer in the USA and has only 4 stores in the UK so far. What's even more exciting is that I got invited for their Brides Magazine Shopping Event and even had a little tour around the incredibly large store (seriously, you don't realise how massive it is until you've walked in - there are 38 changing rooms in the store, how amazing is that!). Despite me not having the privilege of choosing a wedding dress for myself at the moment (I'm a cat rather than a marriage kind of girl as you know) I was blown away by all the breath-taking sparkle, dainty princess-like tiaras and ethereal flowy occasion dresses.
💐 Who's David's Bridal?
David's Bridal is not just the largest bridal wear retailer in the USA - they have been trading for more than 66 years now! Everything started back in 1950 when David Reisberg opened his first boutique in Florida - bridal dresses were his favourite thing to make so why not make a business out of it! And ever since David's Bridal has been making the Big Day extra special for ladies across the world. Doesn't it just sound like a fairy tale!
💐 Dresses for the Big Day
The range of dresses is immense - you will find anything from the Wonder by Jenny Packham collection to White by Vera Wang and Cheers Cynthia Rowley. What I found especially helpful is a section of the store where you can learn about all the different wedding dress shapes & sizes. You might be dreaming of a beautiful larger than the life ball gown you saw in the Princess Diaries when you were 5 years old but in fact a sheath dress is the one that will make you look and feel like you could take on the whole world. See the full collection of wedding dresses here.
💐 Little somethings for the Big Day
Another ever so useful section at David's Bridal is the anything-else-you-need department. Is your best friend organising your hen do & you're worried that she might resort to Paperchase or, God forbid, The Card Factory? Point her towards David's Bridal and you've just made sure it will be the classiest hen do you could possibly imagine. In addition to the pre-wedding bits & bobs you will also find accessories and shoes for the Big Day - ranging from the sparkliest tiaras to delicate lace veils and dainty pearl necklaces. Oh, and the Wifey PJs - they are the cutest!
💐 Dresses for (not just) Christmas parties
David's Bridal is not just for those getting married & their beloved ones - the party wear collection is another key range in the store. From a little black dress dotted with cutesy golden hearts for a fancy office party to a full mermaid gown for a prom ball, you will find a dress that fits your bill (& dreams).
💐 Brides Magazine Shopping EventTo introduce David's Bridal to the city, the store arranged a Brides Magazine Shopping Event on Thursday the 1st December. It was such a lovely night full of giddy brides-to-be (surrounded by even giddier moms and girl friends) all topped with live music and a bridal catwalk. Here's to more such cheerful happy events in Birmingham!
If you're looking for THE wedding gown, a Christmas party dress that will get everyone in the room talking or just want a cheeky Wifey PJs - David's Bridal is now open at St Philips Point on Cannon Street in Birmingham. You can also have a peak at all the collections online - click here. Also if you're not Birmingham based then check out the other David's Bridal stores in the UK by clicking here.
Have you popped in to David's Bridal yet?
Or perhaps have you been to the Brides Magazine Shopping Event?
And if so, did you enjoy it?
If you're planning your big day and are already excited about visiting David's Bridal then you can book an appointment here.