Newly engaged? The wedding dress of your dreams awaits at one of these 7 bridal shops in Birmingham

Narrow your wedding dress search with our list of top shops in Birmingham. Photo via Heidi Elnora Atelier

The holiday season is often a time of engagements and celebrations, which can lead you into the new year with lots to plan and a wedding dress to find — among 100 other things! Keep it local with one of these bridal shops in town.

Keeping it local doesn’t mean keeping it simple or boring. These Birmingham-based bridal shops stock stunning gowns from all over the world so you can find the dress of your dreams.

Heidi Elnora Atelier

Heidi Elnora dresses in the Birmingham bridal shop. Photo via Heidi Elnora on Facebook

Heidi Elnora Atelier is a couture bridal shop on trendy Morris Avenue in downtown Birmingham. Known for their professional expertise, Heidi Elnora has been featured in publications like Glamour Magazine, Martha Stewart, TODAY and The Knot.

Location: 2024 Morris Ave, Birmingham AL 35203

Village Bridal (now in 5 Points South)

Say yes to the dress at Village Bridal! Photo via Village Bridal

Village Bridal recently moved to Historic Five Points South. The mother and daughters trio, have a goal to offer brides a memorable shopping experience when searching for the perfect gown. The dress and accessory designers were carefully selected to bring a unique style to their brides, and dress styles range from bohemian and whimsical to traditional.

Location: 2018 11th Avenue South in Historic Five Points South

The White Room Bridal Salon

What a luxurious place to try on wedding dresses! Photo via The White Room on Facebook

The White Room offers a hand-picked selection of dresses including those from designers often not found in Birmingham. Boutique hours are by appointment only to ensure that each bride has an intimate and special experience, which is the staff’s number one priority.

Location: 2415 Canterbury Road, Birmingham, AL 35223

Ivory and White

Ivory and White will give you the full bridal experience. Photo via Ivory and White on Facebook

Ivory and White is a designer gown retailer in Birmingham. The shop has a more intimate, boutique-style feel than other big-box retailers and they work to give you the whole experience. You can expect to feel like a princess as they provide hand-picked designer wedding gowns for your big day.

Location: 55 Church Street, Birmingham AL 35213

Bridal Bliss

Bridal Bliss in Homewood offers quality bridal gowns at reasonable and affordable prices, featuring gowns from $500 to $3,500. They also offer bridal veils, headpieces and mother-of-the-bride dresses. Bridal Bliss has been dedicated to helping brides in the Birmingham area find their dream dress for the last 25 years.

Location: 2900 Linden Ave, Homewood AL 35209

Carriage House Weddings

Carriage House Weddings in Homewood can help you find your dream dress. Photo via Carriage House Weddings on Facebook

Carriage House Weddings is one of Birmingham’s premier wedding dress shops, featuring over 200 styles by designers like Augusta Jones, Jenny Packham and Olia Zavozina. The Carriage House Weddings team travels to New York twice a year to give Southern brides access to the worlds elite designers without leaving the southeast. It is located in the heart of Homewood and has been dedicated to its brides for over 15 years.

Location: 1901 Oxmoor Rd., Homewood AL 35209

Bella Couture Bridal Shop

Bella Couture in Mt. Laurel can provide you the perfect wedding dress. Photo via Bella Couture on Facebook

Bella Couture is located in the charming and idyllic neighborhood of Mt. Laurel on Hwy 280. They carry a wide range of designer gowns for you to choose from and also offer jewelry, veils and other accessories. Bring your mother and soon-t0-be mother in law for mother of the bride/groom dresses as well. The team has stocked the shop with dresses from $1,200 to $7,000 so there is a range for many budgets.

Location: 104 Croft Street, Birmingham AL 35243

Did you recently say yes to the dress? Where did you find it? How was your experience? Let us know! Email me: lauren@bhamnow.com.