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Best Bridal Salons in Birmingham

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Birmingham Bridal Salons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Homewood, AL 35209

Why choose this provider?

Bustle handles bridal wear in the Homewood area. Brides can shop for a designer sample wedding gown from the salon's curated collection of off-the-rack samples or choose a luxury pre-worn gown, all at heavily discounted prices. Dresses are available to be taken immediately along with various accessories including veils, belts, and headpieces. Bustle's inventory continuously changes but has included Monique Lhuilier, Romona Keveza, Vera Wang, and Paloma Blanca, and brides need to fill out an online form to request an appointment as well as provide details pertaining to their gown desires.

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5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

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2415 Canterbury Rd., Mountain Brook, AL 35223

Why choose this provider?

Carolyn and Cathy Kelley, a mother-and-daughter team, founded The White Room bridal boutique with the goal of providing a sophisticated and seamless bridal couture experience to its customers in the area and in nearby locations like Birmingham. They offer a selection of bridal wear and in-house alteration services. Their showroom houses a wide collection of designer gowns from Carolina Herrera, Jesus Peiro, Tara Lauren, the Blue Willow Bride Collection by Anne Barge, and Studio Levana.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (72)
Google
4.9 / 5 (64)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (9)

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Website
Birmingham, AL 35203

Why choose this provider?

Heidi Elnora has been a Birmingham bridal salon since 2006. The group is known for its close client relationships, unique designs, and Southern roots with personalized service at the designer's atelier. Brides can choose from the Build-a-Bride, Hello Darling, and heidi elnora collections as well as purchase shoes, jewelry, bridal lingerie, and other accessories. The owner graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design, has her own show on TLC called Bride by Design, and sells to over 20 bridal boutiques around the world. Heidi Elnora has been seen in multiple media outlets such as Town & Country and on the Today show as well.

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We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.5
Yelp
3.5 / 5 (3)

Website
Birmingham, AL 35243

Why choose this provider?

The Clothes Tree By Deborah has been selling bridal gowns in Birmingham for over 50 years. Brides can look through current collection on the shop's website from designers such as Sherri Hill, Tony Bowls, and Jovani or come directly into the store for one-on-one customer service and help finding the perfect dress. Brides need to call for after-hours appointments, and online shopping is also available complete with virtual assistance by phone or email. The Clothes Tree sells a variety of other formal wear as well for bridesmaids, mothers, destination brides, proms and homecomings, and other special occasions.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Google
4.6 / 5 (53)

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Website
Birmingham, AL 35213

Why choose this provider?

Ivory & White is a Birmingham bridal salon. The shop's bridal consultants provide personalized service and plenty of pampering for brides as they choose a gown from top names such as Monique Lhuillier, Lela Rose, Romona Keveza, Inbal Dror, and Leanne Marshall. Services include One On One Appointments to find that perfect dress, Request the Runway with a private trunk showing, and The Perfect Fit for needed alterations with a seamstress. Ivory & White was named one of the Best Bridal Salons of 2016 by Brides Magazine and has been seen in The Knot, Style Me Pretty, and Southern Weddings.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (7)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Birmingham, AL 35242

Why choose this provider?

Bella Couture dresses brides in the Birmingham area. Wedding consultants work closely with each bride and her family to find the perfect gown that matches her vision and style and offers choices available from designers such as Lazaro, Allure, Marisa, and Tara Keely. Couture veils, tiaras, headbands, hairpins, combs, belts, and jewelry are also available from the likes of Erin Cole and Stephanie Browne. Brides voted the shop Best Bridal Salon in Birmingham in 2014 via voting on The Knot, and the salon has been seen in Alabama Weddings Magazine and on the Perfect Wedding Guide and The Birmingham Bride.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Facebook
4.6 / 5 (53)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (8)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Homewood, AL 35209

Why choose this provider?

Bridal Bliss has been a Homewood bridal salon for over 25 years. The boutique is known for its range of wedding gowns from casual to ultra formal as well as its top-notch customer service and affordable prices for all budgets. Over 200 styles are available at any time including designs by Pronovias, La Sposa, Private Label by G, Moonlight, and Allure, and clients also have access to a variety of bridesmaid dresses, veils, headpieces, and mothers' gowns. Bridal Bliss encourages brides to make an appointment for an ideal experience, but walk-ins are also welcome.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.4
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (28)
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (9)

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We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Birmingham, AL 35212

Why choose this provider?

Imperial Formal Wear has been a Birmingham bridal salon since 2014. The full-service wedding shop provides bridal and bridesmaid gowns and tuxedo rentals, and brides can schedule full or partial appointments depending on their exact needs directly online. The shop's website lists various designers for clients to look through and consider including Lillian West, Emma Bridals, Bonny Unforgettable, and Aria Los Angeles as well as vendor referrals for any and all wedding-day needs from hair and flowers to photography and stationery. Alteration services are also available.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (22)
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (2)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
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Website
Homewood, AL 35209

Why choose this provider?

Carriage House Weddings has been dressing brides throughout Homewood for their big day for over 12 years. The salon features over 200 styles from the likes of Augusta Jones and Olia Zavozina and brings the newest designs from New York down South twice a year for every girl's dream dress to become a reality. Brides also have an exquisite collection of couture veils, tiaras, belts, combs, garters, necklaces, and other accessories to choose from to complement their dress design, and bridesmaids dresses, including from Monique Lhuillier, are also available. Carriage House has been seen in Brides, Weddings Unveiled, The Knot, and Alabama Bridal.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Facebook
4.8 / 5 (67)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Hoover, AL 35244

Why choose this provider?

Bella’s Bridal and Formal is a bridal salon serving the Hoover community. The shop has a selection of exclusive dresses for brides and seeks to make every client feel like a princess with couture designs from names such as Essense of Australia, Tarik Ediz, Kenneth Wilson, and Badgley Mischka. Clients can peruse Bella's website to read tidbits about each designer and view photos of their work and style, and bridesmaid and mothers' gowns are also available as well as other formal wear. The salon provides full alteration services as well.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Facebook
4.7 / 5 (191)
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (27)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    The wedding dress is arguably one of the most important parts of the ceremony for the bride, so finding the right one can be a monumental task. Turning to the experts can be tremendously helpful, as bridal salons provide valuable services that help make the shopping experience a good one for brides and their all-things-bridal support group.

    Preparing to start shopping for that perfect wedding gown, but not sure where to start? Review some helpful information about bridal shops, wedding dress shopping, and what to expect with these bridal salon FAQs.
  • What is a bridal salon?

    Bridal salons are shops that cater to brides. They sell wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, and other bridal accessories. Most offer stylist consultations and alteration services. They often operate on an appointment-only basis, giving the bride an exclusive experience. They also have seating areas for guests of the bride, such as select family and friends.

  • Are more dads going to bridal salons with their daughters?

    Traditionally, it was common to see moms with their daughters instead of dads at the bridal salon. However, that’s been changing over the past several years as more fathers get involved earlier in the wedding planning stages. It’s now common for both fathers and mothers to accompany the bride-to-be.

  • Do bridal salons purchase wedding dresses?

    Bridal salons generally don’t buy used wedding dresses outright, but some salons accept gently used, high-quality wedding gowns on consignment. They pay the owner an agreed-upon amount after the gown sells. Contact the salon first to ask about their policies and rules regarding pre-owned dresses.

  • Do you tip at a bridal salon?

    Gratuities for the salon consultant typically aren’t required or expected. However, tipping the seamstress may be appropriate when extensive alterations are required and the bride is incredibly happy with the outcome or the vendor went above and beyond, such as completing a rush order.

  • How do bridal salons get dresses?

    Bridal shops source inventory through various methods. They may order a selection of custom gowns for brides to try on and then special order a special custom-made gown for the bride. Some salons order direct from the manufacturer or wholesaler, and many shops supplement their inventory with pre-owned dresses.

  • How many bridal salons should you visit?

    Visiting three or four bridal salons is usually sufficient. Avoid trying on too many dresses, or the experience may become confusing and overwhelming. Discuss your preferences with the stylist first and work with them to choose between four and seven dresses to try on before making a final choice.