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Kelsey Mills · Getting married on 07/02/2020
I highly recommend Serendipity for your bridal gown shopping! From the moment I stepped into the beautiful shop, I felt special and cared for. Janice greeted me and my parents, and took us on a brief tour of the place. I am a size 12 in street clothes, and I had the whole store to choose from! Jessica, Janice's daughter, was my consultant. When picking dresses, I felt like Jessica was reading my mind! She picked out styles that I loved! I tried on probably 8 dresses, and all of them were so beautiful and complimented my figure. I ended up finding my perfect dress that day, along with the most beautiful veil that was perfect for me! From the little personalized sign in my dressing room, to our champagne toast at the end of the appointment- Serendipity was an amazing experience, and I’m so thankful they made it so special!Sent on 09/27/2019
Rachel · Getting married on 06/06/2020
The most amazing experience I've ever had
Serenity Bridal is an amazing shop that really cares about its brides and their family. I had tried other bridal shops before but this experience stands out for being over the top amazing. Jennifer and the whole team there really made me and my wedding party feel welcome. I highly recommend this bridal salon for any bride looking to find an amazing wedding dress and possibly come in under budget too.Sent on 03/31/2019
Betty · Married on 11/02/2019
Found the dress of my dreams
Prior to going to Serendipity, I visited countless bridal gown shops in Northern Virginia and Washington DC. I believe I tried on at least 40-50 gowns before deciding to travel to La Plata, MD (where I grew up but no longer live) to see what they had to offer. I wish, in hindsight, I just went to Serendipity in the first place. I was unable to find a dress I even remotely liked prior to Serendipity, but I was able to easily have three top contenders for gowns on my first visit there (their selection is incredible!). When I expressed my love for a dress I found online but was unable to find in person to try on (after calling more than 15 shops), Janice went well out of her way to help me track it down and had it shipped to the store for a small charge.. and of course, it was the dress I fell in love with and purchased immediately. I am exceptionally thankful to Janice and Jessica for helping ensure I walked down the aisle in a gown I loved.Sent on 12/27/2019
Debbie, the seamstress that completed my alterations, was very professional and skilled. She was able to create a custom bustle to showcase the lace on my hem very beautifully.
Mary · Married on 11/10/2018
Shopping for your wedding dress can be extremely stressful! Thankfully Janice and the whole team at Serendipity Bridal helped me focus on what I envisioned and ultimately find the dress of my dreams!! I am so happy to have found a salon that truly puts your happiness first. Jennifer did a great job talking through all the details of my wedding and really made me feel special throughout my whole appointment. I highly recommend going to this salon!Sent on 06/06/2018
Michaela Volpe · Married on 09/08/2018
The perfect experience
We loved working with Serendipity. We used them for my wedding dress, the men's suits and our invitations. Everything was wonderful working with them. My wedding dress was perfect and it fit perfectly. The men's suits turned out great. Everyone looks really handsome. Our invitations were so beautiful. The staff there is very hands-on and will answer any questions you have and are willing to do whatever it takes in order to make your big day special for you. We couldn't have been happier!Sent on 10/15/2018
Brittany · Married on 10/21/2017
The entire staff at Serendipity is absolutely wonderful! Jen, Janice and Jessica helped me find the perfect dress and worked with me to completely customize it to the dress of my dreams. The seamstress worked absolute wonders and the dress turned out more perfect than I ever could have imagined!!Sent on 11/19/2017
Julia · Married on 10/14/2017
I had been to SOO many shops and I fell in love with serendipity bridal and events!! The entire staff was so friendly and welcoming, they truly gave me the bridal experience I had always dreamed of. They were affordable and accommodating with all requests, they also have great communication after you purchase your dress. I would HIGHLY recommend making the trip to see them as you will not be disappointed.Sent on 11/13/2017
Angela · Married on 09/30/2017
My daughter was just married 9/30/17. We were thrilled with our experience at Serendipity Bridal and highly recommend them to everyone. From the moment we walked into the store we noticed that the quality of their dresses is exceptional and in addition, they have a variety of styles and sizes for every woman. The owners and staff treat you like royalty and you feel like your wedding is just as important to them as it is to you. The store is just beautiful and they truly have everything you need including veils, beautiful hair combs, belts, jewelry, etc. Their seamstress is a magician and she is so talented. Her alteration work made the dress fit like a glove. But what made our Serendipty experience so special was that my daughter wanted lace sleeves, but could not find a dress with sleeves, so Serendipity custom made them. They took a dress that was beautiful and made it into the dress of my daughter's dreams. It was absolutely perfect in every way. Thank you Serendipity Bridal! You are simply the best!Sent on 10/05/2017
Amanda · Married on 09/29/2017
I knew when I was ready for wedding dress shopping I wanted to go to Serendipity. My first day there I met Jennifer and she was soo helpful. The place was nice, clean, and well organized. They have a wide variety of dresses to fit anybody style.Sent on 10/30/2017
Gabby · Married on 05/27/2017
Serendipity is incredible! Very clean, neat and organized shop! Very good selection and lots of privacy unlike Davids bridal. My consultant was Jennifer and she was amazing!Sent on 06/21/2017
Valerie · Married on 06/25/2016
I 'stopped by' Serendipity just to 'glance' at the dresses. I thought if I like Serendipity, I'll make an appointment. Well, the sales women was very warm and welcoming without an appointment. She said she wasn't expecting anyone and you have to try on a dress to know if you truly like it. Because I'm an older bride, I was going to purchase a tea length dress, be practical, wear it again. Before I knew it, I was in a full length gown. Within a weeks time, I ordered my dress and my maid of honor ordered hers. In the next few days, my mother and bridesmaid ordered theirs. I can't wait for my dress to be delivered!Sent on 03/04/2016
User4799017 · 2+ years ago
When I walked into the store, I was immediately greeted and introduced to Jessica. She asked what I was looking for in a dress, where my venue was, and how much my budget was. She proceeded to honestly tell me which designers would work best with my short height and asked if I wanted to see the sale room. While trying on dresses, Jessica gave me her honest opinion and helped me walk through my decision making process. I did not feel overwhelmed at all, even though I tried on at like 20 dresses. I came in looking for one style of dress, but walked out with a completely different dress that was way under my price point. I would highly recommend Serendipity to anyone looking for a dress or anything related to your wedding!!!Sent on 09/24/2015
Lori · Married on 05/08/2016
I came into Serendipity this afternoon disheartened and skeptical. I'd had bad bridal experiences previously and wasn't sure what to expect. I had no appointment and went inside on a whim. They explained bridal was by appointment only but I could look at bridesmaids dresses. My matron of honor ended up seeing some bridal gowns she wanted me to try, and I did anyway. With some help from the staff we ended up getting me a gown that not only flattered my body, but really spoke to my heart. I was so thankful for the respect I was treated with. They didn't have to take care of me without an appointment, but they did. I never felt pressured or like just a sale. I'm as touched by their kindness as I am by having found my gown. I WILL recommend Serendipity to all of the brides I know and I can't wait to go back with my bridesmaids for their dresses.Sent on 07/24/2015
Alisa · Married on 09/26/2015
From the day I picked out my dress to the day that I brought it home everyone at Serendipity was amazing. Even with last minute alteration worries, they worked quickly to resolve my issues and I couldn't have asked for anything more. I'd definitely recommend them.Sent on 10/20/2015
Lauryn · Married on 07/11/2015
I absolutely ADORE Serendipity Bridal and Events!! I bought my wedding gown there and had the most amazing experience. The ladies at Serendipity treat their brides like royalty. They always make you feel beautiful, and never push you to make a decision you aren't 100% certain about. They truly devote their time to you when you are there, and take pride in helping make you look your best for your big day! They are so friendly and always seem just as excited as you are about your wedding. These ladies are so personable and just a joy to work with. As excited as I was to finally take my dress home the week of my wedding, I was so sad to say goodbye to them! I would recommend Serendipity to all Maryland brides! They have a gracious selection of beautiful gowns, and will provide you with a wonderful bridal experience!Sent on 08/03/2015
Jeanette · Married on 06/20/2015
I am so glad I decided to buy my dress at Serendipity, they are incredibly professional and definitely a top quality business without being overly expensive. I actually had to go there alone to shop for dresses but the women (Beth) helping me out never pressured me the whole time. Seriously, she was so kind and helped me try on about 10 dress until I found the one! I was so relieved to be able to experiment with different styles and explore what would work for me. Other places I went to just didn’t provide that same experience, they didn’t care as much. My experience at Serendipity was amazing!!Sent on 02/05/2016
Unfortunately, I took my dress somewhere else for alterations and I totally regret it. The other seamstress at a different company ruined my dress and 3 weeks before the wedding I had to scramble to find another! It was a nightmare.. Thankfully I went back to Serendipity, explained the situation and they helped me get the same dress off the rack. I worked directly with the owners too and they were amazing! Honestly, they sincerely cared about my happiness and did everything they could to make my experience wonderful. After all of that I went ahead and used their seamstress and she did SUCH an amazing job with my dress. This new dress was a little small but she made it work. Seriously she is amazing, I probably tried out 7 different bustle styles too, before deciding on one and she was incredibly patient. I wish from the bottom of my heart that I had just gone with their seamstress to begin with...
Anyway, all in all Serendipity saved my wedding on short notice and made me feel so beautiful, and helped me find a solution to a terrible situation that I had to deal with right before the wedding. They run an honest business with incredible professionalism. I recommend any bride to go here, even if it’s a long drive. I’m telling you, it’s so worth it!
User4139204 · 2+ years ago
Serendipity was and is amazing to work with. I have gotten two bridesmaid dresses there for previous weddings, my wedding dress, and my bridesmaids & flower girl dresses!!! They have something for everyone. I can't imagine any bride walking out of there disappointed.Sent on 01/24/2015
Elizabeth · Married on 10/25/2014
Janice, her daughter, and their staff were such a pleasure to work with! My dress was absolutely perfect - more amazing than what I imagined in my head. When my veil arrived and was the wrong length (mistake from the veil company not Serendipity) Janice called the company herself and had another veil, with the correct length, mailed overnight to their store. This was greatly appreciated since I had my hair trial-run a day later and I wanted my veil for my trial. I would recommend them over and over again!Sent on 12/03/2014
Michael · Married on 09/14/2014
The staff at Serendipity Bridal and Events provided exceptional service. They even accommodated my last minute change in schedule, moving my wedding date up by a month, by making frequent inquiries regarding the ship date for my dress. My dress came in with time to spare.Sent on 10/14/2014
User4159310 · 2+ years ago
Very Prett Dresses. Good Service.Sent on 06/08/2014
Kaitlyn · Married on 06/28/2014
Using Serendipity for both my dress and my event design was the best decision I could have made in my wedding planning process! Janice, Jessica, Beth, and Jennifer are all amazing to work with!Sent on 07/09/2014
The Kenneth Winston dress I bought from their shop was absolutely perfect! I received so many comments on the day of my wedding on how beautiful and well tailored the dress was, and how gorgeous and elegant my jewelry was (also purchased from Serendipity).
Janice and Jessica worked closely with me for eight months to help me to design the perfect event. Serendipity provided me with everything for my big day including; flowers, linens, lighting, place cards, and napkins.
I could not have asked for a more perfect day thanks to the wonderful work of the ladies at Serendipity. I would highly recommend their shop and services to any bride.
leyvi · Married on 06/28/2014
When I booked my appointment at their store I was a bit hesitant because I had already been to stores in Old Town Alexandria and Stores in DC and I wasn't able to find anything I like for my price point. I didn't think a store in southern MD could have that many designer dresses to choose from but I was pleasantly surprised by their stock and wide price ranges.Sent on 12/30/2014
The dress buying experience at their store was amazing. My salesperson was Beth. She helped me find the dress of my dreams, Enzoani Blue - Dalby. This is a dress that I truly wanted but felt that I couldn't pull it off. She instill confidence in me and I'm so thankful for that. I love the dress, how it fits, the materials, the embellishments, the lace, ahhh and what can I say about the veil, wow, it made for beautiful pictures. I'm making the most out of this dress. I wore the dress 3 times; at the wedding, at a "day after the wedding" photoshoot, and at "Rock the Dress" photoshoot. It's beautiful and before I put it away I just wanted to enjoy it.
Thank you Beth for sharing your expertise in guiding me to this dress.
L · Married on 05/24/2014
I should probably start off with the following: I am not a good shopper, I am a worse decision maker, and I am easily overwhelmed when it comes to wedding stuff. Thanks to this, and the fact that I have a hard time with all the fuss and attention surrounding wedding dress shopping, a previous trip I made to another wedding dress shop ended in near tears and frustration.Sent on 04/04/2013
Despite all this, I had an amazing experience at Serendipity. Overall, I found the shop to be a warm, inviting, cheerful place with a beautiful selection of dresses. I admit that going in I was concerned that working with a smaller, local shop would result in a small selection of dresses with higher price tags. I was completely wrong. Their dresses run a really good range in terms of style and budget.
The person that made this whole experience so completely outstanding was Beth. She was so understanding and patient and knew just when to step in to help and when to step back and give my mom and I some space. I felt attended to and listened to, but not overwhelmed or suffocated. She showed me some amazing dresses based on what I told her I liked, including a couple of slightly different options. I was also impressed with her ability to show me other things, such as veils, without making me feel pressured into making a decision and buying something right away. I felt like she had things under control the entire time but that I was always being heard. It was absolutely the experience I was looking for.
I did end up finding my dress at Serendipity and I will be back for my veil and other accessories once my dress comes in. I would absolutely recommend this shop to anyone in the area looking for a great wedding dress shopping experience.
User2185401 · 2+ years ago
Loved my dress! They matched my dress up to my mom's veil and it matched so perfectly I couldn't have asked for better people to help me out and find my dress. I didn't have my mom or friends when I found my dress, they were very supporitive and told me the truth! And I loved how they took payments! Made my life and wallet so much easier!Sent on 12/21/2013
User3699509 · 2+ years ago
Janice, Jessica, Jennifer, and all of the staff were amazing!!! Their dresses are beautiful and the decorations they made for us were elegant :)Sent on 11/25/2013