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About Ellie's Bridal Boutique

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 Whether you want to your look to be vintage, modern, simple or glamorous, Ellie's Bridal Boutique is bound to have something that suits your taste. We specialize in wide selections of social occasion gowns and bridal attire, as well as tuxedo rental and all wedding accessories. Custom alteration, shoe dying, and gown cleaning and preservation services are also offered at a professional level.

Established by Ellie herself in 1996, Ellie's Bridal Boutique is a full-service bridal salon located in Alexandria, Virginia, right in the heart of Old Town. Our goal is not only to help you find your dream dress, but to offer a casual, comfortable atmosphere that is warm and down-to-earth. At Ellie’s, we believe that being free to touch and browse our lines allows for the optimum bridal shopping experience.

We take great pride in the quality of our service and relationships with our clientele, with most of our brides being referrals from other happy customers. Our store is staffed by professional consultants, whose experience and dedication ensure a smooth, hassle-free (and even fun!) purchasing experience from start to finish. Friendly, caring professionals create just the right atmosphere for buying a wedding gown, prom dress, or any other special occasion attire.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please feel free to give us a call during our regular business hours.

Categories: Wedding Dress

Regions serviced: Washington DC

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DO. NOT. GO. HERE. I beg you save your hard earned money for an establishment that is upfront, honest, and is going to provide you with the help and service you deserve. I bought my dress here, and I regret it. THIS IS NOT A GOOD BUSINESS. I get it, we are all human and mistakes happen, however when they do, a GOOD business tries to make it right.

The short story is that my dress was ruined by the dry cleaners they recommended. They did not catch that the dress was ruined and they tried to convince me that it wasn’t ruined that “it’s just what happens to silk fabric after being washed.”

This place is dishonest and shady. There are many other places you can find good deals. Don’t waste your time here.

My longer stories goes- went to their sample dress sale, found a great dress I love. They recommended I send it to a dry cleaner in NYC to get it cleaned, it cost more than the local place, but since my dress was silk it was safer to go with the super experts. I paid the money, they sent my dress and it was returned a month later. When I went in to pick up the dress I noticed some pretty vain-like bad wrinkles ALL over the dress is weird spotty areas. The dress was not like that prior. The owner was there and tried to convince me that "Sometimes after silk is washed it just is not the same".... well if I knew that washing the dress was going to ruin it I would have just worn a "dirty" dress, because it wasn't that dirty. I wouldn't have paid $125 to ruin my $2000 dress. The owner spent 30 minutes trying to convince me that 'silk is a very sensitive fabric'. OK, again, that's why we sent it to experts. So they sent it back to NYC to see what the company could do. I didn't hear anything for weeks, and only after me calling to get status updates was I given any information. The dry cleaning company saw that they had COMPLETELY RUINED the dress and agreed to get a replacement.

Profile Picture Mary, 1/20/19, 1 Review
Category: Dress & Attire

I am so happy that I found Ellie's Bridal Boutique. The selection is the best in the area. The staff is amazing. Jane has been a life saver. I have gained weight pre-wedding due to a thyroid condition. I have come in MANY times because I have been so indecisive due to my weight fluctuating. Jane has been so patient. Also, she has a very keen eye for fashion. She will be able to pick out dresses that are wonderful for your body. I will always remember Jane and Ellie's being a highlight of my engagement. I wish I could give Ellie's 10 stars!

Profile Picture Lauren, 11/11/18, 1 Review
Category: Dress & Attire
Services Used: Bridal Gowns, Sample Gowns, Veils, Bride

When I went to pick up my dress and there was ink on it. The salon staff took care of it but were so rude and unprofessional. They cut a string on the dress which created a run. they refused to acknowledge that they could see it.

I had to call the salon and drive out there several times before it was resolved. The owner never called me to apologize. The lack of customer service and customer care is alarming.

They do not take care of their dresses. They do not care about their customers. Shop elsewhere if you want a good experience for the most expensive dress you will ever buy.

Profile Picture Katie, 10/6/18, 1 Review
Category: Dress & Attire
Services Used: Bridal Gowns, Appts. Only, Cleaning, Bride

Ellie's Bridal Boutique Pricing

Full Price Wedding Gowns
Price Ranges
$1,000 - $2,499
$2,500 - $3,999
Alterations Pricing
By Piece
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Ellie's Bridal Boutique has a wonderful selection of gorgeous gowns and my brides have all raved about their experience there. If you are looking for a memorable place to say yes to the dress, go to Ellie's!

We love Ellie's Bridal Boutique! Our brides who've purchased their dresses there have all looked stunning and been happy with their experience, and during my visits I've found the staff to be friendly and helpful. Their alterations department does a very fine job as well. Check them out!


225 N. Washington Steet, Alexandria, VA 22314   See On Map
703-683-8697 (phone)
M: 10am - 6pm T: CLOSED W: 10am - 8pm Th: 10am - 8pm F: 10am - 6pm Sa: 10am - 6pm Su: 12pm - 5pm