(Closed) Affordable Wedding dress in DC area???

posted 9 years ago in Washington, D.C.
Post # 4
78 posts
Worker bee

@sadie99:  Thank you for asking the question I had!

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@mink:  Thank you for the response! 

Post # 5
906 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have not gone to check out dresses yet. I am not in that stage of planning yet but I have heard of ChurchStreet Bridal in Lynchburg VA. They get designer dress donated and they price them for $ much less. Google them.  

Post # 6
2085 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

Hee Hee. I’m the one who found Church Street last summer and started posting pictures here. It’s definitely worth a trip to Lynchburg!

I would go to a few traditional, full service salons to get a sense of the silhouettes you like before going.

Post # 7
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I Do I Do Wedding Gowns in Gaithersburg, MD sells new and consignment dresses. 

Post # 8
487 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

If you’re looking for a designer gown, my personal advice would be to look for the dress locally but buy it outside of DC.  The dress I bought was $700 more (plus tax) in DC than where I bought it (outside the city).  I was able to negotiate the price of my dress and also have an additional % knocked off equivalent to tax so it was ‘technically’ tax free.  Like the cost of living, things are just more expensive when you buy there.

Post # 9
41 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

It you aren’t too picky I would check out St. Anthony’s Bridal.  Its a small non profit organization that is dedicated to providing weddings for women with low budgets.  They sale dresses for $150 + tax.  It is in the same building as Dogtopia in Rockville/Bethesda near White flint mall. The place is like a small warehouse.. This is not your typical bridal shop experience. 

Post # 10
70 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Does anyone have any suggestions for places to go for dresses under <1000 dollars? I looked on Fabulous Frocks facebook page and it says their dresses start at $1000.

Anyone have any suggestions for places with dresses around $750?

Post # 11
1820 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I bought my dress at this place – http://www.marylandgowns.com/ – in Camp Springs, MD (across the river from Old Town).  It is in a weird location – in a strip mall, above a Gospel church, but they have a great selection of dresses and I give their customer service 5 stars.  I actually found my dress at a different salon (in California), but ordered it through this shop because I was so pleased with my experience shopping there.

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