Designer Wedding Dresses
in Birmingham & Solihull

Our unique wedding dress shop in Birmingham is set in the leafy suburb of Solihull, just outside of Birmingham City Centre. Here you will find a hand-picked selection of the finest wedding dresses from across the world. The gowns we choose are selected for their beauty, quality, style, and wow factor. We absolutely love each and every wedding dress in our boutique, and we’re sure you will too.

We believe that the run up to your wedding day should be as stress free and as fun as possible. We pride ourselves on providing a first-class and friendly service to absolutely everyone - no matter your age, size, race, religion, budget, or sexuality.

We do our very best to ensure each and every one of our brides and guests are relaxed, happy, and taken care of – at every step of their journey with us. From your first visit to your final dress fitting, we want you to feel part of our little boutique family.

Meet the Team at Ava May Bridal



Since I was a little girl, I had always dreamed of owning my own wedding dress shop… although I wasn’t sure it would happen.

My career has taken me down some exciting paths, starting with my first foray into the world of weddings at the age of 15 when I worked as a bridal consultant.



Kyla has been a bridal consultant for seven years and what she doesn’t know about wedding dresses, isn’t worth knowing.

Kyla has a passion for life and an enthusiasm for her job that’s magnetic - be prepared to meet one of the loveliest people you could ever hope to encounter.



Sam has been a bridal seamstress for over 30 years. A very skilled seamstress with a keen eye to detail, if she can’t do it, it can’t be done!

Sam loves nothing more than a challenge and can add things, remove things, or even create something from scratch.

Any Questions?

Do you have any additional questions about our wedding dresses in Solihull? Take a look at some of our frequently asked questions.

Do I need an appointment?

Yes. We are open by appointment only, 7 days a week. To make an appointment please go to our contact page and fill out the form. We also offer ‘last minute’ appointments so please call us if you’re in a rush!

How long do appointments last?

First appointments usually last 1-1.5hours. Follow up appointments usually take up to an hour. Princess appointments last up to 3 hours.

Do you charge for appointments?

We try not to charge for regular Bridal appointments, only for the Princess package appointments to cover the cost of the extras involved. Deposits may be taken for out of hours and Sunday appointments if your wedding is over 18 months away.

Any deposit taken will be fully refunded against any purchase made during your appointment though. A no-show or cancellation within 24 hours of the appointment will mean the deposit is nonrefundable.

How many dresses can I try on?

As many as you want but we usually say aim for between 5-7 to avoid going dress blind! The choice is ultimately yours though!

Should I wear any specific underwear?

You don’t need to wear anything specific for appointments – we will advise on what to have ready for alterations appointments.

Do I need to bring shoes with me?

Shoes aren’t necessary until your first alterations appointment.

How many people can I bring with me?

Since Covid restrictions we have to limit it to the bride plus three guests. If, however you request a private ‘out of hours’ or Princess appointment, you may bring up to seven guests with you.

This allows us to still maintain social distancing where necessary and legally required. (Covid rules dependent).

What if my budget is limited?

We have a budget friendly range in store and are also willing to sell sample dresses and stock dresses for a discounted price. We also offer interest free payment plans too!

What do I do if my dress needs alterations?

We have an in-house seamstress and can discuss pricing options with you during your visit.

Can you keep my dress for me until I need it?

Unfortunately we only have a very limited amount of storage space in our Chapel so your gown will need to be collected once it arrives in store - this is usually 4-6 months from the time of order. If you are desperate we will store a few gowns depending upon space availability. This is charged at £20 per month per item and must be paid for upfront. If your gown was purchased off the rack then unfortunately we can not store it as we just don’t have the space.

If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch,
we’re always happy to help.

Take a look at our designer range of Wedding Dresses


Ava May Bridal
The Old Chapel,
225 Warwick Road,
Solihull, West Midlands, B92 7AL

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0121 706 6060