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Loretta · Married on 11/08/2014
I planned to spend the weekend wedding dress shopping and made appointments at three different shops. Am I glad Katherine's was my first stop! Azam worked with me, and she was so nice and FANTASTIC at what she does. I walked in with a vague idea of what I wanted and told Azam. She asked me a few questions and then said "I have your dress." She was right! It fit me perfectly and was exactly what I wanted without me really knowing what I wanted. She brought out two other dresses for me to try, just to make sure. I'd also had my eye on one dress in particular, which she brought over for me to try on too. Nothing compared to the first one she picked out.
From the time my appointment started, I was done in 25 min and walking out with a wedding dress. Everyone at Katherine's was so nice to my mom and me and made our shopping experience incredibly fun! I cancelled the rest of my dress appointments and spent the rest of the weekend hanging out with my mom!
Chastity · Getting married on 10/11/2020
Love Katherine & Her store
Katherine has owned and run this store for over thirty years and it really shows. I came in on a Saturday at 4 pm before they close (without an appointment) and a half crafted vision. I was joined by my mother and bridesmaids on our first trip together. I had gone dress shopping by myself to get a few ideas and we had gone to other stores so they could see what I was looking for first hand. When we walked in, we were just hoping to look at a few dresses and try them on.
Two hours and a handful of dresses later, and I walked out with TWO dresses. I never envisioned myself buying a dress that day, let alone two. However, after being greeted by Katherine, she asked me a few questions regarding my vision and immediately said: "I can tell exactly what you're looking for". She pulled a half dozen dresses that were all GORGEOUS and EXACTLY what I was looking for and didn't even realize it. Trying them on, each and every one of those dresses made me feel more beautiful than any other dress I had put on. I felt BRIDAL and BEAUTIFUL.
Not only did she help me narrow down my choices by the vision of our wedding and our venue, but she went above and beyond to help us see me as a bride by pulling jewelry and veils. Whatever she didn't have, she knew exactly where we could find them. Even though there were several other brides with their bridal parties, she made us all feel like we were the only brides in the place and we never felt rushed even as we stayed past closing (she insisted I try on the dresses again when I was deciding on my reception dress because she wanted to make sure I felt secure in my decision and I felt it fit the vision perfectly).
Not only was Katherine amazing, but the other staff there were wonderful as well. They were all incredibly professional and knowledgable without being stuffy or standoffish. We all felt so welcomed and taken care of. I am so excited to go back for my alterations session.
The shop itself is small and quaint, but there is plenty of stock to choose from. The only small negative of the shop is the limited parking, however, the surrounding area has street parking (or you can go to Dunkin for coffee beforehand and park there which is what we did).
Overall, the experience was phenomenal. 10/10 would recommend this shop to any and all of my friends and family if they're looking for unique, quality dresses with a pleasant atmosphere.
Catherine Wheeler · Getting married on 05/11/2019
Lovely Shop, Quality Dresses, Nice People
I found Katherine’s shop through my aunt who got her dress here. The only other place I had been to was David’s Bridal, and I didn’t like anything there. In my first appointment at Katherine’s she personally helped me pick out dresses in our price range ($800 max) and I loved everything I tried on! It was hard to choose between all of them because they were all elegant, quality dresses. I picked a dress the next visit and she gave me a discount on it so it’d be in our budget which was very nice. It needed alterations, and I had them done by her alterations lady Anna that works right beside Katherine. All the work Anna has done so far has been beautiful and exactly how I pictured it. I’m glad I had it done there instead of trying to shop around even though they cost a bit more than I originally anticipated. My last fitting is next month and I’m excited instead of worried or unsure about my dress because of the quality of work done at this shop and the personal attention given to each bride.
Jamie · Getting married on 05/05/2019
The staff at Katherine's was very helpful and accommodating. Upon entering the store I was asked what my vision was for a wedding dress. I showed a few pictures to the staff and gave a budget and immediately was told they thought they had the dress for me. I tried the dress on and it fit perfectly and I immediately fell in love with it. They let me FaceTime my mom to show her the dress and even held the dress for me for a day so she could come see it in person the following day. I am so happy with the dress we got and even my Maid of Honor can't believe how similar it is to my original vision. The staff at Katherine's is very personable. I felt very taken care of!Sent on 12/11/2018
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Erica · Married on 11/09/2018
I initially came to Katherine’s bridal boutique because I saw she had an excellent collection of Waters and WToo dresses that I was interested in. I had been to 3-4 other boutiques in DC already, and didn’t find many Watters dresses, but Katherine’s had all of those that I was interested in trying. Her store really has a great selection. I ended up choosing a Watters dress here, and really felt like they listened to what I liked and didn’t like, and didn’t put any pressure on me. They also gave excellent recommendations for undergarments, and how certain dresses/bras could be altered for the best fit.
In addition to an excellent buying experience, what really made want to write an excellent review was having my dress altered at Katherine’s. It really feels like a family environment, and the women have all worked together for 10+ years so needless to say, they know their stuff more than the average bridal salon attendant. I had lost a good amount of weight leading up to my wedding, and they invited me to come back and be fitted as often as I needed to make sure I was comfortable with the end result. In the end my dress fit wonderfully.
Kayla · Married on 06/30/2018
I knew exactly what dress I wanted when I went into Katherine's, but my mom wanted me to try on lots of different styles before I made a final decision. Katherine and her team were patient as we pulled dress after dress. They made a once and a lifetime experience simple, easy and memorable. We went back several times to try things on, for fittings, and even had to send my dress back to the designer to be remade and through each step and appointment Katherine made us feel heard and valued. Would highly recommend the service, variety and location of Katherine's shop!!
Aly · Married on 06/23/2018
Katherine's Bridal is simply amazing. I was put into an unfavorable situation by the bridal salon I bought my dress from and Katherine and her team came to my rescue and saved my wedding dress. The seamstress team worked a miracle to make my dress fit perfectly ( they had to take 8 inches off the dress). I could not be happier with the results and service. They provide high quality products and services. I would highly recommend to anyone to set up an appointment at Katherine's Bridal!
Tamera · Married on 03/03/2018
Excellent service and quick with getting my dress mailed to me.
Kelly · Married on 10/28/2017
This was the most AMAZING experience ever! I've been to many bridal shops in my area and this is by far the most welcoming and homey feeling you will ever get! They show you dresses YOU feel are best first. Then they gently insert their professional opinion and experiences if needed. They give you time to be in the dress and get "the feel" for it. Then when you are ready they will take you back in to try on another. I would recommend this bridal bouquet to any and everyone who wants someone that cares about them.
Candace · Married on 10/28/2017
I had such a great experience at Katherine's. I went to 1 other boutique before I came here. I had a horrible experience there and did not want to go back. I happened to call one Saturday to see if I'd be able to look at dresses, Katherine answered the phone and said, "of course." I then asked if they had time, would I be able to try some dresses on? Katherine said, "sure come on in." I was not expecting this. Especially since I just came from a shop hoping to try on dresses, only to be told I could come in a week later. ( I am not one to just show up wanting to be seen. But, this shop never answered the phone or responded to my emails.) I had no idea where to start with dresses. Katherine asked what I liked, took a look at me for a few moments, and said, "I know what you might like." She picked out 5 dresses that I loved. But, the first dress she picked was THE ONE. Both my mom and I knew it would be, so we saved it for last. She was spot on! We loved the dress! The whole process of scheduling fittings was easy and flexible. I am so thankful for this shop. I received so many complements on dress and veil. Thank you for everything!
Mary · Married on 10/15/2017
Very helpful. Knowledgeable staff. Found the perfect dress for my daughter. It was the first bridal shop we tried and because for the superior service we didn't want to go anywhere else. They made gown shopping so easy!
Jessica · Married on 10/15/2017
Katherine’s bridal botique is amazing. The staff is super friendly and helpful. Large selection of dresses to ensure you find the ONE. Katherine is ready at helping you pick out a style that is flattering leaving you feeling amazing about your big day.
K · Married on 10/15/2017
Absolutely fabulous experience! Highly recommend for an intimate dress shopping experience. The staff went above and beyond every step of the way!
Kathleen · Married on 09/03/2017
My daughter is getting married in Alexandria but she lives in a distant part of the country. She brought her wedding gown with her in a carry-on, so obviously it was very wrinkled when it got here. We had previously made arrangements for Katherine's to press the gown after it arrived, and they did a beautiful job. You would never believe that this dress had been stuffed into a tiny suitcase. I had expected to have to wait overnight to get the dress back, but Katherine's did the job in an hour. I'm very pleased with their service.
Shanelle · Married on 07/08/2017
I went to Katherine's and fell in love with an Allure lace gown. I loved Kathleen, she just served us and made me feel like it wasn't about the money. However, I didn't buy the gown because I had one more bridal shop to go to and I wanted to be sure. I went to the other bridal shop, but the dresses were not my taste and the workers did not compare to Kathleen. I purchased my veil and sash separately, and I believe it was Katherine who helped me. When I say everyone makes you feel like the most gorgeous bride ever, I'm serious. Thank you to everyone for making my bridal experience phenomenal.
Bethany · Married on 06/17/2017
My cousin found her wedding dress at Katherine's and recommended that I look there as well after I got engaged. I tried on three dresses and knew I had found the one! Katherine and her employees were amazing in making sure that I was happy with every detail of the dress which I very much appreciated being an anxious bride! Thank you all so much!
Sarah · Married on 05/26/2017
We had visited 3 or 4 other boutiques before coming to Katherine's. Everyone involved made each part of the dress shopping a special experience. They made our daughter feel so very special. Katherine was always available to address any concerns we had and put us at ease. I think the most important thing was that they did not rush us. Purchasing our daughter's dress at Katherine's was like having a 5 course meal at a 5 star restaurant, you want to enjoy every moment. Truly a delight!
Brooke · Married on 05/20/2017
I had an excellent and memorable experience at Katherine's bridal boutique. Katherine's was the second shop that I visited so I had a good idea of the style I was looking for at this point. Kathleen was my consultant and she pulled all the dresses in the store that she thought I would like. She hit the head on the nail. My Maggie Sottero dress was just perfect!! She dimmed the lighting, had me envision myself in the actual venue in this dress, and said all the right things to help me in making my decision. After my visit to Katherine's I did go to a few other stores and tried on more dresses, but nothing compared to this dress and to my experience with Kathleen. I went back to Katherine's 2 or 3 more times to try on the dress again and again and they were so helpful and accommodating every time. I LOVE this dress. Kathleen and Katherine are both wonderful and I can't say enough about this shop! Very excited for the fitting process and to visit them in the shop down the road!
Jessica · Married on 05/05/2017
Katherine's Bridal was a wonderful bridal boutique to work with! They were very patient with me, as I came back at a later date to try on my dress again before deciding to buy it, and didn't pressure me at all. The staff was all very helpful and professional. The dress itself turned out perfectly and the alterations were spot on. Katherine's was also very accommodating during what was an extremely difficult time - my mom was diagnosed with brain cancer six months before my wedding, and when I called Katherine's to inquire about potentially getting my dress in a month earlier than the expected delivery date in case we decided to do a private ceremony in the following weeks, they were able to get my dress delivered within a week at no extra charge. I am so happy I bought my dress there and highly recommend the boutique.
Amanda · Married on 01/14/2017
Katherine's Bridal is great. All of the employees are very friendly, helpful, and not at all pushy. They really made me feel comfortable and wanted to make sure I was happy every set of the way when picking out my wedding dress and making sure it fit perfectly. They did a beautiful job with the dress and also made me a custom veil and ring bearer pillow from a piece of lace my grandmother gave me. They took extreme care with the lace and did an amazing job with the veil and pillow, which created two amazing pieces that I will have for other family members to use on their big day.
sofia · Married on 01/07/2017
So happy my girls and I chose to shop at Katherine's. I found my dream gown and the staff was amazing to work with.
Theresa · Married on 11/12/2016
I had a great experience at Katherine's - I found my dress during an Allure trunk show and it just so happened to fit me like a glove. Once my actual dress arrived, it was way too small. I may have had a few mini freak outs, but the staff at Katherine's assured me that everything would work out - and it most definitely did. The dress was amazing and fit perfectly. Highly recommend checking them out!
Kerrianne · Married on 09/24/2016
I bought my wedding dress from Katherine's and received excellent customer service. I went in by myself with a list of dresses and they pulled the ones I wanted to see. I fell in love with one and they agreed to open on a Sunday so I could show my mom before purchasing. I felt very comfortable giving them my business and I never once felt pressured to buy. I highly recommend this salon!
Janelle · Married on 07/16/2016
I loved my experience with Katherine's Bridal! Right from the beginning, they were great. I had to change my appointment at the last minute because of a family emergency, and they were able to schedule me the next weekend, with no issues.
When I walked in the door, I was greeted and we got started right away. Kathleen helped me, and she was AMAZING. I told her what I like, and she knew exactly what to do. Each time I tried a dress on, she listened to my likes and dislikes about it, and the next dress was even better! By the 4th dress, I found the one. I was crying, my mom was crying, my mother in law, even Kathleen! I never felt like anyone in the store was trying to sell me something to take my money. They were all so genuine, I could tell that they wanted the dress to be perfect, something that fit my unique style, just as much as I did.
It was such a fun and easy experience, I can't wait to try on my dress when it's ready! Thank you Kathleen!
User5555903 · 2+ years ago
Everyone here is incredibly helpful. As soon as I told my consultant (Kathy) how I wanted to look/feel on my wedding day, she immediately came back with my dream dress! She got exactly what I was trying to envision. Small, but cozy feel to the shop. If it's not in the store, Katherine goes above and beyond to make her brides happy, and always checks to see if she can have it ordered to her shop. I highly recommend this wonderful boutique!