(Closed) Where to get a Gown

posted 9 years ago in Baltimore
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Here’s the Baltimore Knottie review page, there are a few bridal salons listed there, to give you an idea of which ones to go to and which ones to avoid, at least by some bride’s opinions!

http://vendorreviews.googlepages.com/home24211

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I know you are looking for north of Baltimore, but if you don’t have any luck there is a small (but great) bridal boutique in Annapolis Maryland called Lex Bridal.  Even though it is a small shop they have a very big selection, good prices, and great customer service.  Good Luck!

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

There is a shop called “Garnish” which sells casual wedding dresses and really nice bridesmaids dresses. It’s up 83 in Mt. Washington. 

I also like the Columbia Bridal Boutique and Betsy Robinson’s Bridal – Robinson’s might be a bit fancy for what you need, but the Columbia Bridal Boutique is pretty good. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2015

I personally had a pretty bad experience with Betsy Robinson’s – basically, after my appointment there, I called at least 3 or 4 times to try to place an order, and I couldn’t get a call back for the life of me.  I’ve heard of others having good experiences there, but I wasn’t so lucky.

 

I ended up purchasing my dress at Columbia Bridal, and was satisfied with the service I got there.  Not exceptional, but not bad.  I didn’t get my alterations done there though, so I can’t vouch for that.

 

Good luck!

Post # 9
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Newbee

This is a little farther away, but I’m getting my dress from Aria in DC. They mostly deal with bridesmaids dresses, so they had exactly what I was looking for – simple, light, easy. If you don’t want to go into DC, they also have a try-on program where they’ll mail dresses to your home, although it can get a little pricey ($15/item for them to mail, and you have to mail it back to them express).

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

A vote for M’Jourdelle here. I got my dress there last year and had a great experience.  While their overall selection may have been on the more expensive side, their prices for the same dress compared to other stores (including some of the online discount stores!) were really good.  My dress was only $950 there, but other stores were asking upwards of $1100.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

Also about MJourdelle, avoid Saturdays if you can–its much less crowded on weekdays.  And try to get one of the two owners, Linda or Delia–they are much more pleasant to work with than some of the other staff.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

It might be a little far for you, but I got my dress at I Do, I Do in Gaithersburg – it was a consignment, brand new with tags Maggie Sottero for under $700.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010 - The Chesapeake Bay Beach Club

Hey!  Here are some salons I’ve gone to/heard of in the area:

Gamberdella (Towson) – I wouldn’t really recommend this one if you’re going for casual and inexpensive.  They don’t let you look at the dresses, they bring them out for you (which I didn’t really enjoy).
Lily’s Bridal
(Glen Burnie) – I had a really good experience there and they had relatively inexpensive options (it seemed they were all ~$1100 or less).  Also had a whole rack of ‘destination’ dresses that were much more simple and flowy which could be a good option for your beach wedding!
Bridals by Elena
(Severna Park) – I’ve heard they have a great selection, but perhaps a little pricey?
Juliet’s Bridal Boutique
(Parkvillle, MD) – they were very nice and you can look through the gowns yourself.  Don’t remember the prices exactly, but I found several to try on in my price range, so they weren’t super expensive.

Good luck, and have fun!! 

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