- 5 years ago
- Wedding: June 2013
Just want to wrap up my reviews on local MD bridal stores, might help other brides. I’m not associated or affiliated with any of these stores, just my honest opinions from visits to these stores.
Stores being reviewed: TLC Bridal Boutique, Frederick MD – Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection, Baltimore MD – Bridal’s by Elena, Severna Park, MD – David’s Bridal, Glen Burnie, MD – Demario Bridal, Westminster, MD
TLC Bridal Boutique, Frederick MD – Cute little store in downtown Frederick. Carries a nice selection of dresses, most are in the $1000-$1500 price range. VERY small shop, only two mirrors, and two tiny dressing areas. The assistants help you into the dresses, and will pull dresses for you, although they will let you look too. Also carries shoes, accessories, and jewelry. I had a good experience here, ladies were very nice and helpful. Go on a mid-day during the week, not as busy. My second time there it was very busy, got too crowded, and I could barely see myself in the mirror from all the people crowded in.
Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection, Baltimore MD – Definitely “The Store” to go to if you are in the Baltimore area. Gorgeous salon, very well decorated and laid out. Very posh, love this store. Huge dressing rooms, totally mirrored, for when you try on dresses. Assistants will pull dresss for you, help you look for dresses, and help you put them on and pin you in. Also has secondary areas for bridesmaids dresses, veils, accessories and jewelry. The veils here are just stunning, tons of options. Absolutely lovely bridal jewelry, this is top of my list to find some great earrings for my dress. I didn’t end up getting my dress from this store, but I had some very close possibilites. My attendent (Kate) was just great, always friendly and helpful. Price range is $1500 and up, more-so in the $2000-4000 range. No picture taking allowed though. Gets VERY busy on the weekends and in the afternoons, so probably best to only bring 1 or 2 people with you.
Bridal’s by Elena, Severna Park, MD – Cute little store in Severa Park. Apparently is a new location. Has several rooms full of dresses to choose from, and a few very large dressing rooms to get into dresses. My attendent was ok, not great but not bad, and the selection of dresses was nice. They also have runways with large mirrors, and tvs to see the back of the dress. The runway area is very nice, I can see how this would appeal to many brides. Also offers more room, this place can handle a larger entourage of people. Carries a nice selection of designer dresses, could get slighly pricey for the average bride. Also had some bridemaids dresses, but these weren’t well organized yet. Overall a nice experience, if I lived in the area I probably would have visited here more than once.
Davids Bridals, Glen Burnie, MD – I actually had a great experience at the David’s Bridals store in Glen Burnie. Both of my attenendents were helpful and nice, but if there are multiple customers than you do “share” attendents with the other people. Recommend that you go during the week to avoid the crowds. The Vera Wang White collection is worth checking out….
Demario Bridal, Westminster, MD – Small bridal store located next to the Roop’s Mill spa. Small but nice selection of dresses, also has a small selection of bridesmaid dresses. Very tiny store, this is not a place for a large entourage. Some jewelry, shoes, accessories, but mostly just average quality. Good location for the bride who is located in the Westminster area, otherwise there are better and bigger stores available elsewhere in the Baltimore area. Didn’t buy my dress here, but bought my veil. They let me bring in my dress and try on veils, which was really nice and very convienent for me. Veil came in within the time period they specified, and is exactly what I ordered. Decent price-range, I think the dresses average around $1500, maybe less. My custom veil was under $200, so good prices all around. The two employees I worked with were very nice and helpful, all around a good experience.