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Ava Laurénne Bride is a wedding gown boutique located in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Sisters and co-owners Wendy Rivera and Christy Stutzman present their exclusive yet accessible dress collection to prospective newlyweds. Their upscale store is situated in the historic downtown of Fredericksburg and boasts a sophisticated, vintage ambiance. Here, you can peruse handpicked items with the aid of highly-trained stylists.

Services Offered

To-be-weds can avail of an in-store consultation to initiate their wedding dress journey. Members of your party can accompany you for this exciting experience. Walk-in appointments are also available, and a member of the team will be happy to show you to a dressing room. The specialist team also offers The Princess Treatment appointment for an additional fee, and this comprises a four-hour session alongside 15 of your loved ones. The expert personnel can advise you on everything from veils, belts, and hair accessories once the all-important gown has been selected. This shop stocks off-the-rack options and attire to suit all shapes and sizes. Wendy and Christy can complete dress-preservation treatments following your precious day.

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Frequently asked questions

What are your price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns?

Under $500
$500 - $999
$1,000 - $2,499
$2,500 - $3,999
$4,000 - $6,499

Who do you provide services for?

Bride

Which of the following services do you provide?

Preservation
Sample Sales
Trunk Shows

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal Belts
Hair Accessories
Plus Size Gowns
Sample Gowns
Veils

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months
6-8 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?

Monthly

What is your return policy?

Exchanges
Final Sales
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Reviews of Ava Laurenne Bride

4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2024 Winner
4.9 out of 5 rating
160 Reviews
99% recommend it
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Ava Laurenne Bride is highly praised for its beautiful and welcoming boutique atmosphere, excellent staff, attentive service, and personalized experience. Customers appreciate the large selection of affordable and stunning dresses, as well as the staff\'s ability to listen, understand vision, and offer options that exceed expectations. The bridal consultants, such as Abi, Brooke, and Natalie, are commended for their patience, helpfulness, and professionalism in assisting brides in finding their dream dresses. Overall, Ava Laurenne Bride stands out for providing a special and unique bridal shopping experience where customers feel valued and supported.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Ava Laurenne Bride is highly praised for its beautiful and welcoming boutique atmosphere, excellent staff, attentive service, and personalized experience. Customers appreciate the large selection of affordable and stunning dresses, as well as the staff\'s ability to listen, understand vision, and offer options that exceed expectations. The bridal consultants, such as Abi, Brooke, and Natalie, are commended for their patience, helpfulness, and professionalism in assisting brides in finding their dream dresses. Overall, Ava Laurenne Bride stands out for providing a special and unique bridal shopping experience where customers feel valued and supported.

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Sent on 02/10/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The ultimate bridal experience

Ava Laurenne was by far the best experience I had shopping for my dress. Michelle took such care in listening to what I envisioned and then provided me with options I hadn’t even thought of. I didn’t go in to my appointment expecting to find my dress, but she pulled her “wild card” and it took my breath away. From the moment you walk in the door, you feel special and know you’re in good hands! I wish I could relive that day over and over.
Tyesha
Tyesha W. Sent on 07/09/2024
5 out of 5 rating

The absolute best!

I planned on going to Ava Laurénne Bride years before getting engaged. Knowing ALB is the largest bridal boutique in Virginia, my plan was to take advantage of the National Bridal Sale during the month of July. I ended up getting engaged on July 29th, which happened to be the last day of the sale, so I just missed it. I talked to the stylist that runs their Instagram a few times to discuss various concerns and she eased ALL of my worries. The day of my appointment, my stylist was Abi, and she was the BEST!! I felt like we were lifelong friends just catching up! Abi listened to my vision and found dresses that were perfect, but also dresses that were a little different. I was thankful that she knew when to bring the dresses that were outside of my vision so that I could still see them just in case. When I was torn between two dresses, Abi never questioned my idea of adding a belt, and agreed with it. Sure enough, once she added the cathedral veil, I knew that dress was the one! The experience at ALB is better than anything I’ve seen on TLC and I would encourage anyone to go to the Fredericksburg, VA location or check out the new location in SC. I am so happy to be an Ava Laurénne Bride and love that I can go back to visit whenever! I’ve even thought about trying to work there part time to help other brides find their dream dress.
Andrea
Andrea Sent on 08/18/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Experience

Where do I even begin? As a bridal consultant myself, I worried I wouldn’t have my own “bridal moment” as I’ve seen and tried on MANY dresses over the years. Prior to coming to ALB, I had been to 5 other stores and never really felt that feeling you’re supposed to feel. I wasn’t sure if it would happen for me. On top of that, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January. The most exciting time in our life had to be paused, and then pushed back as I’ve been going through treatment. On our way down to the Outer Banks for a family vacation (we’re from Buffalo, NY), we decided to stop in Fredericksburg for the night. I knew I wanted to stop at Ava Laurenné because of their large selection of dresses, and I’m so happy I did. I was lucky enough to work with Katie. She knew my story as I had emailed the store ahead of time, but to Katie, I was a bride and not a cancer patient. She made me feel excited again for our wedding and to marry my best friend. Along with pulling dresses that I had seen online, she pulled one dress that was everything I told her I DIDN’T want. You can guess which dress I fell in love with. Even with the weight gain from medications and hair loss, I truly felt beautiful. I finally had my bridal moment. Katie is truly meant to work in bridal. I can’t thank her enough for what she did for both me and my family that day. For us, it was more than just a dress. Thank you so so much Katie!
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