(Closed) Good Bridal Salon in DC/MD area?

posted 9 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I’d recommend going someplace that carries Alfred Angelo.  There’s a place near four-mile run in Arlington that was recommended to me.  I ended up finding my dress before making it out there.

 My dress came from Ellie’s Bridal in Old Town Alexandria.  I think they had a reasonable price range selection, but my dress was almost twice what you’re hoping to spend, so I’m not sure how much they have in that range. 

Good luck! 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

My dress came from I Do I Do Wedding Gowns in Gaithersburg, MD. It’s up I-270 in the Shady Grove metro stop area (though I don’t think it’s walking distance from the metro). I highly recommend them. They are so friendly, professional, and realistic there. They asked me how much I wanted to spend and did not show me anything more expensive than that or try to convince me to spend more. There is a large back room filled with consignment/second-hand dresses; however, I found the off-the-rack and made-to-order gowns were more affordable (even at a 50% discount, a designer dress can still cost $2,000+). There are lots of dresses in the high hundreds range. They also carry Alfred Angelo, as another poster suggested. I would call ahead to ask about your price range. I had this place recommended to me independently by several friends and it was just excellent.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I also reccomend I Do I Do Wedding Gowns in Gaithersburg, MD.  They were really great to work with even though I didn’t end up buying a dress from them.  I ended up getting my dress from Betsy Robinson’s Bridal, just north of downtown Baltimore.  I must have gone back four times to try on the dress I thought I was going to get and then ended up getting something else the day my parents were in town.  I am not sure what their price range is so call ahead, but they have designer trunk shows pretty much every week where the dresses are marked down.

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I recommend Promise for the Savvy Bride in Bethesda.  They were so helpful and really gave me options that worked in my budget.  They took the time to ask me about my wedding to see what types of dresses may fit in terms of style.  I never felt pressured to buy a more expensive gown even though I tried on lots of different gowns in different price ranges within my budget.  I found my dress and even got a 20% discount from a trunk show at the store. I highly encourage you to check it out.

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

I got my dress and my bridesmaids dresses at TLC Bridal Boutique in Frederick, MD.  They are fabulous and SO sweet!  Several of my friends have also gotten their dresses from there!  Good Luck!

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2018 - The Homestead, Hot Springs, Virginia

Though I didn’t purchase my dress there, Ellie’s Bridal is very accomodating and nice. And they have a nice selection across price ranges. I’m not sure if you read my post, but if you want a couture dress, you could always check out yourdreamdress.com. I highly, highly recommend them. If you’re willing to take a look and go up a tad in your budget, sometimes you can find something great for as much/little as $750.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

I think the place near Four Mile Run Dr. was Bridal Visions – I got my bridesmaids’ dresses there. The service wasn’t that great and they are going out of business. They might be closed already, but if they are still open I know they were having a huge sail trying to get rid of everything.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve been looking and have been to many salons in MD. I love the service at TLC.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018 - Oakland Manor

If you do go to David’s Bridal go to the one in Glen Burnie, it’s the largest on the east coast, gets test styles and extra clearence dresses.  I’d go to that one for sure  🙂  Good luck!

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Two of my friends got their dresses from Lady Hamilton in arlington.  Despite the somewhat odd sounding name, it was a really nice salon, they had so many beautiful dresses, you get individualized attention and they don’t seem to mind you taking pictures.  If you ask, they’ll give you a discount on almost all dresses, and there are also discounts for bridesmaids and mother’s dresses. http://www.ladyhamiltonbridal.com/intro_content.html

Post # 16
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Newbee

I second the reccomendation for I Do, I Do.  I found a great gown at a great price.  I liked the store and the staff.  And, most importantly, I love the dress! 

The gown needed a minor repair, however, and in the process of doing that repair they managed to mess something else up, forcing me to make the trek up there for no reason.  I probably would not go with them for alterations. 

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