Recommended by 79%
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Wendy · Married on 08/08/2015
I can't speak more highly about The Bridal Boutique. This was the only shop I visited and I could not have had a better experience. Everyone I spoke with was extremely nice and professional from the first moment entering the shop. A trunk show was going on the day I went to the shop so it was a little crowded, but I was still able to peruse all of the dresses and have a chance to look through everything.Sent on 10/16/2014
Linda was my consultant and she was absolutely fantastic. She was extremely helpful and very nice to everyone I had brought with me. I never felt rushed through my appointment.
I tried on 4 gowns, all beautiful but not quite what I was looking for. While walking back to the dressing room after showing everyone the fourth dress, Linda grabbed another dress off a rack.
This was the winner! I knew immediately upon putting it on that it was exactly the dress I wanted to get married in. I could not wait to show everyone. How I felt about the dress was evident to everyone in my group. Linda picked out the perfect veil as well and that made the gown even better. It was very hard to take the dress off, knowing that this was the dress I would walk down the aisle in.
Afterward, my aunt, who was part of my group, said that Linda had told her she had the dress in mind all along that I ended up picking. I can't thank Linda enough for helping me find the perfect dress!
I can't wait to go back in January for my first fitting.
User3602440 · 2+ years ago
I had a wonderful experience at The Bridal Boutique this past weekend shopping for my wedding dress. My consultant, Tasha, did a fantastic job of listening to what I wanted and then helping me find dresses to try on that fit with my vision. They have a huge selection and a ton of options were within my budget. I ended up getting a great deal on the perfect dress and couldn't be happier!Sent on 07/21/2014
Monica · Married on 05/15/2015
Our daughter purchased her gown and her attendants' dresses at The Bridal Boutique. She liked the selection but she loved Julie. Whitney said she was the only person at any salon who actually listened to her. Julie took what she had to say, built on it, and found a gown that Whitney loved. That's what swayed her in returning to Columbia although many other salons were much closer to our home. As an added bonus, it was way under our budget! The girls' dresses were lovely and arrived in a timely fashion. (All alterations were done at our preferred tailor in Towson to save the drive time for everyone.)Sent on 05/27/2015
Liz · Married on 05/09/2015
I went to The Bridal Boutique on a whim - I had tried another store without finding "THE" dress and I still wanted to try on several different styles after my 1st experience. I went on a weekday, and it was very relaxing and I felt no pressure at all. My attendant was Paige, and she was super sweet, pulling as many dresses as I wanted - and she is the one who found MY dress! Super awesome experience all around - the dress only took about 3 months to arrive in store. One note - after reading the reviews about alterations, I decided to take my dress elsewhere for the alterations (just to be on the safe side).Sent on 09/22/2014
Donna · Married on 05/09/2015
Once my daughter decided on this boutique, since they carried the designer she was looking for, we easily booked a fitting. Our consultant was wonderful and very attentive. The dress was ordered and arrived weeks earlier then we were told. The dress was beautiful, yet as usual, needed some alterations. This experience was "horrible" to say the least! Not only was the alteration lady extremely rude to us, she insisted on doing things to the dress that made my daughter very uncomfortable. There may have been a language barrier since she did not speak English! When we picked the dress up one side was shorter then the other and the veil had holes in it. The store did replace the veil, however, we took the dress to a different seamstress who fixed the issues. The dress was beautiful, the consultant was professional, however, I would not recommend their alteration services!!!!!!Sent on 09/21/2015
Devin · Married on 04/25/2015
Our experience at The Bridal Boutique was nothing but positive! It was easy to make an appointment, even around the winter holidays. The shop is clean and well organized and the staff is so friendly!Sent on 05/13/2015
I went with my mom and two sisters to pick out my dress a few weeks after I got engaged (a little less than a year and a half before the wedding), and it was such a fun experience for us! Our consultant allowed my sisters and mom to pull a couple dresses they liked and took the pictures I brought in to find the dresses I was looking for. It was such a low stress appointment! I was deciding between the dress I fell in love with and the dress that I thought matched my original vision, and she didn't pressure me at all! She let me try on both dresses multiple times and only provided input if I asked. In the end I picked the dress I fell in love with and EVERYONE loved my dress as much as I did. It was a beautiful Allure dress, and I was able to buy it off the rack for a discounted price, since it was in my size!
I was from out of state so I didn't go back to them for my alterations because they only have seamstresses in on weekdays, but they were willing to schedule an alterations appointment for me on a Friday if that worked better with my schedule. Even though I wasn't able to make it work, I really appreciated their flexibility.
Jennifer · Married on 04/19/2015
Paige from the Bridal Boutique in Columbia Maryland was so helpful when looking for my wedding gown. The Bridal Boutique has a large beautiful selection of gowns, and bridesmaid gowns too. The seamstresses do amazing work and everyone is so friendly and helpful.Sent on 01/21/2016
Latya · Married on 04/18/2015
It was my original intention to purchase a dress online. I made an appointment with the Bridal Boutique just so I could find out my true bridal size. However, I never expected to find my dress on the sample rack and walk out with it the same day! I got a FABULOUS Blue by Enzoni dress which had been marked down for final sale. I've never seen a dress like mine in any of books or web sites that I've looked at. I can't wait to walk down the aisle in my gown! Thanks Julie for your help!!Sent on 11/24/2014
Meg · Married on 03/27/2015
I had such a wonderful experience at the Bridal Boutique! I bought my dress 2 years before my wedding, and the Bridal Boutique thought nothing of it! My dress came in quickly and I took it back to DC with me until it was time for the fittings. Fast forward to December 2014 and the Bridal Boutique was nothing but wonderful. I was scheduled quickly and their seamstress did a phenomenal job on the alterations. My dress fit like a glove and was absolutely stunning! Thanks!!Sent on 04/15/2015
User3563540 · 2+ years ago
Hannah was a wonderful bridal consultant. She pulled wonderful dresses, was very respectful of my low budget (they have lots of dresses under 1200), and never pressured me. She was great at suggesting belts or different options to make the dress more flattering to me. My entourage and I had a great time shopping. I ended up finding my dream dress elsewhere, but I will tell all of my friends to make the drive from D.C. to this boutique.Sent on 11/12/2013
Sarah · Married on 06/28/2014
I worked with a consultant named Juli who was wonderful. She helped me find the perfect dress while respecting my budget. I truly felt catered to and had that great bridal experience that every bride to be hopes to have while trying on wedding dresses.Sent on 09/16/2013
Amanda · Married on 06/14/2014
I highly recommend Brides in the DMV area to make a visit to the Bridal Boutique! I found my dream dress in an hour and a half there. I worked with Tasha, who was AMAZING!Sent on 12/16/2013
I brought in some pictures of dresses I tried on, things I thought I liked, and told her my price range. She did a fantastic job of listening to me and my ideas, and was able to keep my family in line and get them to stop pulling dresses! She really understood the look was I going for and was able to help me make sure that there was nothing else out there. She was so patient and understanding, as it was a busy Saturday. She warned me when a dress I tried on was above my budget, which I really appreciated.
This was the third salon I went to, and it was the best service. The other salons said I needed to order right away because of how long dresses take to come in. Not here--no pressure, super fun, and they had a fantastic selection of dresses and designers. If you want an Allure gown, go here!
Tasha did a great job of getting my correct measurements so I wouldn't have to worry about alterations too much, and she explained the whole purchasing process making it easy. My order was placed the following Tuesday and I should receive it in early April, leaving plenty of time for alterations!
Kate · Married on 06/14/2014
I was looking for a particular dress I found online and had contacted shops in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and Maryland. When I emailed Bridal Boutique they responded the next day that they had just gotten the dress in! At my appointment I was overwhelmed at first, but my consultant was so helpful picking out dresses that would fit my body type along with the dress I loved online. My dress came in weeks before I thought it would and everyone I worked with for my fittings were so nice.Sent on 07/28/2014
User4135793 · 2+ years ago
I would reccomend this place to anyone, from Hannah who helped me at the beginning to Tasha who was incredibly sweet and helpful during my dress fitting to Ferdus who did an amazing job w my alterations. Tasha and Ferdus met me during my second dress fitting and the next time they remembered my name and made me feel super special. I never felt rushed and had an amazing experience! Most staff are helpful and always greet with a smile! Thank you Bridal Boutique staff and special thanks to Hannah, Tasha and Ferdus.Sent on 05/28/2014
Laura · Married on 05/03/2014
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Excellent Customer Service posted 6/11/2014
I searched high and low for the right gown. Although I did not find my gown at the Bridal Boutique, I decided to order it from them because their prices were more reasonable and they were in a convenient location. I had also originally looked at gowns at the Bridal Boutique and I found their customer service to be very personal and individualized. Amanda was great to work with and so were the other women at the store. They are all very sweet and understanding during such an emotional time. I also ended up doing alterations there, ordered my bridesmaids dresses through them, and will preserve my gown through them even though I no longer live in that area. They were fabulous!
Kate · Married on 04/26/2014
I had such a great experience at the Bridal Boutique! This was the 4th store I had been to and by far the best experience! I went to try on a specific dress and ended up leaving with something Julie picked out for me. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone, it was definitely the best customer service I've experienced to date.Sent on 04/01/2013
Kori · Married on 03/08/2014
I found my '"perfect" dress from The Bridal Boutique!! Thanks for making my wedding day so special!!Sent on 06/05/2016
User3456143 · 2+ years ago
I shopped for a dress and took a night to think about it. I was in contact with Tara and she came in on her day off to accommodate with my schedule. She was fabulous!Sent on 09/25/2013
Stephanie · Married on 11/15/2013
Shopping for a wedding dress with a limited timeframe was not only challenging it was stressful. With many bridal boutiques in the surrounding areas I found myself overwhelmed with trying to conserve time and find the perfect dress. I originally chose the bridal boutique because they had their entire inventory online, this made it easier to be sure they had the dresses I had in mind before I spent time shopping. I met with Jeannie and gave her a list of 10 dresses I wanted to try. She made sure that I tried both dresses I chose but also dresses completely different to be sure I tried every option. She also was sure to stay within my price range. I fell in love with the very first dress I tried on!! My dress arrived timely, and fit perfectly. I did not need any alterations except for bustling. My experience was perfect.Sent on 11/26/2013
We also chose to purchase our bridesmaids dresses from the same boutique, having a large bridal party was challenging, but the staff was sure to find me two dresses perfect for all of the girls. Thank you so much for finding us such amazing dresses.
User3329997 · 2+ years ago
I am a middle-aged woman who wanted to look appropriately bridal for my age. Hannah was so helpful (as was Linda and Chelsea and then others) I had originally chose a strapless, sweetheart sample gown. After a couple of months, I still didn't like the way my upper body looked in the strapless gown, even after weight-loss. The Bridal Boutique allowed me to re-select and I chose a mermaid, v-neckline, sparkly dress with an illusion back, Everyone at my wedding raved about how great I looked in the gown! I felt absolutely gorgeous and sexy. Special thanks to Hannah, who was so patient and encouraging from the very start to the very end. The seamtress did the fittings to perfection! It was a great experience and I would recommend any bride of all ages to go to The Bridal Boutique for her wedding gown. The prices were reasonable, too!Sent on 01/12/2014
Alli · Married on 10/20/2013
I found my dress after trying on 7 dresses! The staff and boutique was wonderful.Sent on 12/21/2013
Susan · Married on 10/05/2013
After getting really frustrated at other bridal stores looking for a quality dress that I loved, I came to The Bridal Boutique, had an amazing experience, and found my dress. They have a gorgeous selection and have something to fit everyone's budget. The staff is very attentive and helpful. When I came back for my first fitting, my dress was not what I remembered and much, MUCH poofier. I was about to have a mental breakdown but the stylist/seamstress quickly prevented it by cutting out all the tulle from under the skirt and assuring me that it would fall flatter once it was steamed and hanging for a while. I had a few fittings and the seamstresses worked quickly and efficiently. My dress was STUNNING and I could not have been happier with the service I received at the Bridal Boutique.Sent on 05/30/2014
User2053751 · 2+ years ago
This is a great little shop with a great selection for anyone on a budget. The people that work there are very friendly and helpful. All my appointments have started on time and they will work with you until you figure out what you are looking for. I never felt rushed and I ended up finding the perfect dress for me. If anyone plans on checking this store out, make sure to make an appointment.Sent on 09/05/2013
Katie · Married on 09/07/2013
I had read other reviews about this dress boutique and was determined not to go here. But, after going to 3 other stores and having terrible experiences at 2 and not finding anything at the other one, I finally decided to forego the reviews and see what this store had for me. And, I have to say I am sooo glad I did!! This was the best dress-buying experience I could have asked for. The consultant was able to pull a dress for me that I fell in love with and I was so happy to have finally found the one. Plus, the whole experience itself was great. They were nice and respectful and listened to what I want instead of trying to cram me into dresses they thought would look good on me. They also offered a range of prices for me, so they could fit a variety of budgets. (Though none under 8/900)Sent on 10/11/2013
I also used this store for my bridesmaid dresses. They were able to rush my dresses after ordering (for a $50 fee) as I had to move my wedding up 5 weeks. And they were so nice about everything, and letting me try on my dress as often as I wanted to.
A couple tips for all brides: 1. make sure you ask for a white bag if your fiance might see your dress when you store it at your house. (They come with clear ones and the store will hold the dress there once alterations have started.) 2. Make sure you try walking on a variety of surfaces so you can see where the hem will really fit. 3. Walk with your veil, as mine kept catching on my dress, but I didn't realize it would because I hadn't walked in it.
I would definitely recommend this vendor to friends!
Jessica · Married on 08/17/2013
I strongly recommend you make a stop here if you live anywhere in the area and are looking for a wedding dress. If you can, try to get an appointment with Jeannie - she was my first and LAST stop (with a couple other in between).Sent on 10/11/2012
Their price range is $1,000 - 2,000 and that fit my budget perfectly so I felt I had a lot of options. At other boutiques, I was on the low-end of their spectrum so I had limited choices, but not a The Bridal Boutique!
When I first drove up, I thought the store might be a little small with a limited selection, but they had a great selection with plenty of big-name designers. I primarily went there because they sell Allure and they had a wide variety of their styles.
Jeannie started the appointment by asking me to describe my wedding. I started with "it's in a barn, it's vintage, rustic, and we're doing a lot of pieces ourselves" but she pushed me to come up with some other words to describe it. This put me on the spot, but in the end, I think it really helped her pull the best dresses possible.
Hands down, Jeannie pulled the BEST SELECTION of dresses I tried on across 6 appointments and I felt she really understood what I wanted (but since it was my first appointment, she made sure to show me a handful of things outside my vision, just to reassure me).
Jeannie was also extremely patient, asked good questions, but wasn't pushy. I believe she spent at least 2 hours during our first appointment and seemed more than happy to do so.
The Bridal Boutique also gets points for one of the best set-ups. The fitting rooms are pretty bare bones, but you don't want to stay back there long, because once you come out, your friends & family have a whole dedicated area to themselves with several small couches (and you can't see other girls having appointments), and a 3-sided mirror so you can really see your dress. Plus, they have a clever "reception lighting" that helps you see your dress in low lights - it makes a big difference!