Bridal Couture of Birmingham/Plymouth
After being a bridesmaid several times and now a bride, I have been to my fair share of dress stores. None have treated me as poorly as Bridal Couture did. They criticized my taste in style, failed to follow up with questions that I needed answered, and made my experience an extremely sour one. I will say that they have beautiful gowns there, but they make it very hard to enjoy their selection with their horrible attitudes. Despite the way I was treated, I actually found "the" dress in the store, but will be purchasing it elsewhere because I would never give them my business.
I've been shopping for my wedding dress for the last few months; Bridal Couture was the first store I went to and after looking at other stores I decided to take my mom, mother-in-law, aunt, sister and grandma back to Bridal Couture once I narrowed it down to a few options; that day I decided to purchased my dress!
I was extremely overwhelmed when I made my decision and was having second thoughts; Bridal Couture called me to confirm the sash color and I thought it was a sign to put my order on hold and go back to try it on again. I ended up talking to the owner and I told her I was having second thoughts and she recommended having me come in prior to the store opens by myself to try the dress or any other dresses on. She also insisted on being my personal bridal consultant during my visit. I ended going back by myself and tried on 2 other dresses I was going back and forth between but when I tried on the dress I purchased I knew it was 'The Dress'!
Everyone at Bridal Couture has been extremely accomdating and professional. I would highly recommend Bridal Couture to any bride looking for their dream dress! They have a great selection but not an overwhelming amount! I'm looking forward to getting the phone call that my dress is in and going back to the salon to pick out my bridesmaid dresses!!!! Thanks again Bridal Couture for helping me select my dream dress!!!
I had an awful at the other bridal salons I went to, but when I walked into Bridal Couture of Plymouth it was like a breath of fresh air. I only had four and a half months to order a dress and was planning to buy off the rack, but they assured me that I could order a dress and get it in time.
The women who work there were lovely and very helpful and kind. I only tried on one dress there and I knew it was the one! It came in plenty of time for the wedding, only took a few weeks to alter, and was perfect for our day!
The owner and staff are amazing! I am an out of town bride and they were extremely accomodating when it came to fittings and getting my dress ready for me in a timely manner. They were very friendly and made me feel welcome.
I got my wedding dress here and it was an overall positive experience. After shopping around at 1/2 a dozen stores in MI and Chicago, I found a dress here that was a knock out and way under my budget. They have alot of lovely dresses and overall the staff was very friendly and accommodating. I ended up moving out of state 6 months before the wedding and the store worked with me to get alteration done in accordance with my travel schedule, even when I had to reschedule last minute. I also loved my seamsess. She did a wonderful job and addressed all of my concerns. My only complaint is that this store keeps somewhat inconvenient hours (no mornings and closed on Tuesday), this is probably better for most people, but with having a limited time frame, I found it difficult to get ahold of people or make appointments
My bridesmaids got their dresses here and I got my veil here. The staff was very helpful and very nice. I loved working with them and so did my bridesmaids. :)
Helped her find a dress that matched her perfect sense of style and at a very reasonable price.
I went to quite a few bridal shops in search of THE dress, and none of them compared to the quality of service, cleanliness, and attentiveness of Bridal Couture. No pushy sales people here, but instead a nice staff who just wants to help you find your dream dress. My dress ended up being $500 UNDER budget, which says a lot given most other shops try and push you to go $500 OVER budget!
The only minor issue I had was with alterations. Prior to purchasing the dress, I discussed with the salon that I wanted the straps removed and altered into a strapless sweetheart neckline, which I was told would be no problem. I pre-paid a set price for alterations. When the dress came in, the seamstress was a little stand-off'ish and was insisting I should keep the straps, even though I knew I didn't want them. I ended up leaving my first alteration appointment with straps on the dress. Luckily after looking at pictures with a friend and confirming yes- I hated the straps, she convinced me to go back to the salon and insist the seamstress do what I wanted and what I had paid for. The dress ended up looking beautiful and exactly as I had pictured, it was just a bit of a setback to have to basically beg the seamstress to do what I wanted and what I had paid for.
I found my dream wedding dress and my bridesmaid dresses at Bridal Couture of Birmingham. The service was great, Carol and Carol were helpful throughout the process. I didn't have any issues to speak of and they also helped to accomodate fittings for a couple of bridesmaids from out of town that could only make it at certain times. Additionally, my dress was "couture" for a very reasonable budget. I felt like a dream walking down the aisle.
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Originally I wanted to keep things simplistic for my Iceland destination wedding. I had planned to buy my dress vintage on Ebay. Against my will, my wonderful mother made an appointment here to just give them a whirl. We tried on 5 dresses, fell in love with one, left to go to a few other shops and instantly were back- we had found it!
The lovely ladies at Bridal Couture of Plymouth do an amazing job! The store is clean, staff is friendly and helpful, and the dresses are no cookie cutter. Loved them, my dress, and the helpfulness of everyone. We were doing a destination wedding and they went out of their way to package the dress perfectly for transport.
I had such a wonderful experience at Bridal Couture. I never tried on one dress before I went there, they had was I was looking for and dress #4 out of 5 was the one. They have fabulous sales and the staff is awesome. I'd recommend them anytime!
Sarah is simply a SAINT! She is friendly, professional, and so knowledgeable about all the dresses in the store, what complements your body type, and just about anything and everything related to finding THE dress! I looked at several other stores (from Florida to Michigan) and found myself easily overwhelmed by endless choices, pushy sales personnel, or (in many cases) ignored because of budget concerns. Sarah made me feel beautiful, comfortable, and I ended up thoroughly enjoying my dress shopping experience. The store has so many dresses and options, and prices in every range so I was able to find one within my budget! Will recommend to everyone - this place is the BEST!
Bridal Couture were absolutely wonderful. I was looking for a specific type of design and they were able to help me find it. Also, their alterations were amazing. The dress had a ton of detail and they worked extra hard to make it perfect. The day that I cam in to pick up my dress, we were all emotional and they wished me a wonderful wedding day. They really felt like family to me... highly recommend!!
I was extremely happy with the price of my dress. The alterations were really pricey for what I had done (all I had done was the dress needed some shortening because I'm 5'1) so by the time I paid for those, it evened out with the budget I wanted to keep. The owner and most of the staff were amazing. The only reason I did not give 5 stars is because I did have one woman that worked there that was really kind of rude- she had trouble helping me zip the dress so she thought it was a size issue. When she couldn't zip it she asked me "why did you buy this size?" A few minutes later someone else came in and zipped it right up. Also alterations were a lot more expensive than other shops where my friends got their dresses from. Everything else was great. Did alterations on time. Also got a veil from there on sale was $950 and bought it for $150. Owner really does a nice job on making sure clients are happy.
I loved my dress. However, my dress was too long. They were to shorten it, but it was still too long. I ended up tripping walking down the aisle. Also, found a drop of blood where they apparently sewed and they never told me. I found it on my wedding day. Was not happy with those two things. Wouldn't go back because of those two things.
Bridal Couture was so helpful with finding my dress while not being too pushy like many shops can be. I found the perfect dress and the ordering was easy. Their selection is not as big as some but they seem to have a huge variety given the size. Found just what I was looking for.
Bridal Couture of Birmingham did a fantastic job with my wedding dress. They provided excellent service and helped me to have no worries about ordering and were hugely supportive. I had a wonderful experience and would recommend this place to everyone.
I found a beautiful dress at the store in Plymouth and was thrilled to work with their sales associate. The first lady I met when I was still selecting my dress did try to talk up a fairly expensive dress, but the second associate that I worked with after that was wonderful. My dress was under $800, including the alterations, which were done quickly. After the first round of alterations, there was one change that wasn't quite what I had hoped for and they were happy to make another adjustment for the final fitting. They were very helpful in getting the bridesmaid dresses. Especially when estimating the size for a newly pregnant bridesmaid who would be 7.5 months along at the time of the wedding! Her dress came and and fit beautifully after only a few simple alterations.
Bridal Couture of Birmingham and Bridal Couture of Plymouth are salons that cater to today’s discriminating brides. Our goal is to give the best possible service in helping you select ‘the dress of your dreams.’
Today’s most respected American and European designers can be viewed to allow you and your bridal party the opportunity to choose from the widest selection of gowns.
Allow our professional and courteous staff to guide you through the decision-making process with all the attention to detail that you expect and deserve.
From bridal gowns to flower girl dresses, Bridal Couture carries the accessories you’ll need for your wedding day. If you find yourself in need of an item or service that we do not provide, allow us to refer you to the proper source that can assist you.
We can offer you and your bridal party an experience that is informative, relaxed and enjoyable. Call or visit us anytime and allow Bridal Couture to transform your dream wedding into a reality!
When should I start shopping for my gown?
We recommend starting to shop for your gown nine to twelve months before your wedding.
How long does it take to make a gown?
Bridal Couture’s wedding gowns are hand made by artisans skilled in the couture tradition. Thus, they take about 16-20 weeks (4-5 months) to arrive from the designer’s atelier. However, a dress could show up two weeks after it is ordered, as well as taking up to 8 months to arrive from certain companies. The ship dates we are given are TENTATIVE, and NOT in-store dates. In order to avoid a rush fee, plan to purchase your wedding gown at least 6 months before your wedding day to allow for dress to arrive in the salon and for alterations. That being said, most designers offer a rush order for a fee. Rush arrangements can be discussed at the time of ordering your gown.
Bridesmaid's gowns and mother’s gowns take 14-18 weeks (3½ - 4½ months) to order and arrive at the salon. It is important for you to allow enough time to try on and choose your dress, so you might want to begin your search at least 6 months prior to the wedding date.
Bridal Couture of Birmingham and Bridal Couture of Plymouth also offer a wide selection of stock gowns that are available for immediate purchase.
Do I need an appointment to try on gowns?
We can always give you better service if you call to schedule a time that is convenient for you. However, please feel free to stop in for a visit if you are in the area and we will try to accommodate you, if we do not have other appointments scheduled.
What is a Trunk Show?
A ‘Trunk Show’ is an in-store event featuring a Bridal Designer showcasing their current line. It gives you the unique opportunity to work with the designer of their representative in person while viewing their collection. There may be special pricing promotions as well as custom changes to gowns that may not be available at other times. For a list of upcoming Trunk Shows, click on our ‘Special Events’ page.
What other bridal items do you offer?
Bridal Couture not only carries bridal gowns and attendants gowns, but flower girls dresses, formalwear (mothers, special event), headpieces, veils, shoes, crinoline slips, jewelry, and other accessories.
Why is my bridal size different from my regular retail clothing size?
Most of the Bridal industry cuts their gowns on a junior size chart, so it is normal that you may have to order a size or two larger. In addition, each designer uses a different sizing chart, so your size may even vary from designer to designer.
Why do I have to order all my bridesmaid gowns at the same time/store?
It is recommended that all gowns be ordered at the same time and store so that the gowns may be cut from the same dye lot. However, this does not mean that all the girls must come in at the same time. If any of your attendants live out of town/state and cannot come into the salon for measurement, they can be measured elsewhere, and call in for their sizing. We will place your order once all the girls have been measured and a 50% deposit has been collected. Visit our website http://www.bridalcouturemi.com to download the Out of town bridesmaids order form.
Can I take a picture/photo of myself in the dresses?
To protect the authenticity of the gowns, designers have asked that photographs of gowns only be taken after the gown has been purchased.
What is your cancellation policy?
Due to the special-order nature of the bridal industry; we are unable to offer a cancellation policy. Therefore, all sales are final and non-refundable.
What should I do with my bridal gown after the wedding?
We recommend having your gown professionally cleaned and preserved, and offer this service through our salons. It is not done in-house, but is sent out and returns in a sealed box. Pricing varies depending on your wedding dress.