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We like to love big and celebrate well. Join us for a whole lot of pretty (and a little bit of sass) as we share about our beautiful Refined brides, wedding planning tips and tricks, and all the things we love about life in the South.

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Love Lives Here Trunk Show August 7 – 16, 2020 Modern and Confident. Graceful and Strong. Simple, but Significant. LOVE LIVES HERE. Clean, classic, and gorgeous, the 20/20 Collection is coming to Refined. An effortless fusion of luxe fabrics, shape accentuating silhouettes, and heritage craftsmanship, brides with dates in 2021 and 2022 are not going […]

Love Lives Here Trunk Show

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We touched a little bit on The Knot’s Fashion Study for Size Inclusivity when we talked about why size inclusivity matters, but when it comes specifically to bridal stores, we have some additional numbers to share. These are things that are going to directly impact the experience brides have with us and provide so much […]

How to Create a Great In-Store Experience for Plus Size Brides

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We’ve shared all about finding your confidence and tips for shopping for your dress, but how do you prepare for your appointment? Don’t worry, girl – you know we’ve got you! Let’s chat about how to prepare for your wedding dress shopping appointment. Even if you haven’t grown up dreaming of your “fairytale wedding,” you […]

How to Prepare for Your Wedding Dress Shopping Appointment

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We’ve talked about how the wedding industry can be more size inclusive. Now, let’s talk about why size inclusivity matters in bridal fashion. Because it matters, y’all. SO much. The Knot realized how important this is and did a Fashion Study for Size Inclusivity in 2019. This study provided so much information into the thoughts […]

Why Size Inclusivity Matters in Bridal Fashion

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Shopping for a wedding dress can be stressful for any bride, but as a plus size bride, it comes with it’s own set of worries and anxieties. Today, we’re sharing 7 tips for choosing your wedding dress as a plus size bride. Keep these in mind as you begin your shopping journey for the memorable […]

7 Tips for Choosing Your Wedding Dress As A Plus Size Bride

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Size inclusivity is a hot topic, but when it comes to the wedding industry, it doesn’t just apply to bridal boutiques. This is SO important, and we’re sharing 5 ways the wedding industry can be more size inclusive. One of the things we hear most from our brides is that it’s so difficult for them […]

5 Ways the Wedding Industry Can Be More Size Inclusive

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Trying on wedding dresses isn’t something you do every day, and we know it can come with some uncertainty and nervousness. We have some incredible tips on finding your bridal confidence as you shop for one of the most magical dresses you’ll ever wear. The most important thing to remember: EVERY bride (regardless of size) […]

Finding Your Bridal Confidence

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We’ve been keeping a secret for a while now. Today, we are SO excited to share the Ashley Graham X Pronovias collection with you! We pride ourselves on working with designers who truly understand the needs of curvy and plus size brides. Pronovias has been a fast favorite from the beginning, but with this 16 […]

Ashley Graham X Pronovias

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Refined Bridal Boutique on Talk of Alabama This past Thursday, Refined Bridal Boutique was on Talk of Alabama. We spent some time chatting with Nicole Allshouse about the inspiration behind Refined, what brides can expect when they come in, the sizes we carry in store, and more! You can see the full segment over on […]

Refined Bridal Boutique on Talk of Alabama

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Curious what our gowns look like or what we’re all about? Join us for a Sip and See! We’re opening our doors for a casual evening of small bites and bubbly! Join us for a sip and see and get to know all about Refined while browsing our gorgeous gown collection. If you’re a bride-to-be […]

Join us for a Sip and See

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Located in downtown Birmingham, Alabama.

A bridal boutique serving full-figured brides