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4Everly After

Alexandria , VA
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LOCATION

687 S. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA US 22314 (map)

PHONE

703-838-2006

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ABOUT US

Yes you can find great service, amazing quality and affordable prices all in one place!

4Everly After offers an outstanding selection of designer bridal gowns and formal... Read more
Yes you can find great service, amazing quality and affordable prices all in one place!

4Everly After offers an outstanding selection of designer bridal gowns and formal attire for the entire party. The bridal shopping experience should be as joyous as the upcoming event. All common boutique restrictions are removed at 4Everly After to ensure a relaxed visit and gorgeous outcome for every bride. We know you will be beautiful on your wedding day and we will give you that confidence too. Whether your priorities include budget, comfort, modesty, quick production, custom alteration, appointment flexibility or any number of ofther important factors, 4Everly After is committed to meeting the challenge. Bring us your vision... We'll take it from there.

If you're looking for wedding dresses in Alexandria , VA, DC, or MD you're in the right place. It is our promise and passion to make your dream a reality 4Everly After. (See our article in Brides and Weddings.) Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

REVIEWS

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J
Wedding:
12/27/2014
5.0/5.0
I've never left a review for somewhere that I didn't make a purchase, but that's exactly why Laurel Everly and her shop deserve 5+ stars....

I was just starting to look for a wedding dress when I visited my daughter and she suggested we go to 4Everly After. From the moment we arrived for our appointment, I was amazed by Laurel's professionalism as well as her laid-back nature. She was honest and fun to work with and showed us a beautiful variety of dresses with ZERO pushiness. I wound up purchasing a dress close to my home, and I was honestly disappointed that I won't get to work with Laurel! I couldn't recommend her more... in fact, if I could rate 4Everly higher than a 5, I would!
I've never left a review for somewhere that I didn't make a purchase, but that's exactly why Laurel Everly and her shop Read more...
I've never left a review for somewhere that I didn't make a purchase, but that's exactly why Laurel Everly and her shop deserve 5+ stars....

I was just starting to look for a wedding dress when I visited my daughter and she suggested we go to 4Everly After. From the moment we arrived for our appointment, I was amazed by Laurel's professionalism as well as her laid-back nature. She was honest and fun to work with and showed us a beautiful variety of dresses with ZERO pushiness. I wound up purchasing a dress close to my home, and I was honestly disappointed that I won't get to work with Laurel! I couldn't recommend her more... in fact, if I could rate 4Everly higher than a 5, I would! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.1/5.0
After a rough first outing at other bridal shops, 4Everly After was the perfect place to hit "restart" and find my dream dress (which ended up being something very different than what I was looking for!). Whenever I stopped in, Laurel was warm and welcoming, and as was her staff. Alterations were impeccable. However, there were a few communication breakdowns during the process. Alterations I was under the impression had been made between fittings were suddenly made by the final fitting (and were PERFECT). While this was a great relief in the end, it gave a stressed bride even more stress in the month leading up to the wedding. Open communication would have relieved some of my stress. But overall, very happy with the result!
After a rough first outing at other bridal shops, 4Everly After was the perfect place to hit "restart" and find my dream Read more...
After a rough first outing at other bridal shops, 4Everly After was the perfect place to hit "restart" and find my dream dress (which ended up being something very different than what I was looking for!). Whenever I stopped in, Laurel was warm and welcoming, and as was her staff. Alterations were impeccable. However, there were a few communication breakdowns during the process. Alterations I was under the impression had been made between fittings were suddenly made by the final fitting (and were PERFECT). While this was a great relief in the end, it gave a stressed bride even more stress in the month leading up to the wedding. Open communication would have relieved some of my stress. But overall, very happy with the result! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
10/11/2014
3.2/5.0
I have mixed emotions about my experience with 4Everly After. I first met Laurel with my mom while shopping for a dress. We didn't find one there, but Laurel told us that if we found a dress elsewhere to bring it to her, she would all the fittings for a great price.
We ended up finding the dress in NYC and brought it to Laurel. We really liked her and her place. She is very friendly and easy to work with. My dress (a sample) was many sizes too big, so it needed to be taken in a lot.
As my fittings progressed, I became less confident. As an example, at my first fitting (about 10 months before the wedding), I asked for the eyelash trim on the lace to be removed. I was assured it would be by the next fitting. I had a total of 5 fittings, and was always told it would be off "next time." The eyelash trim was still on 3 days before the wedding, and was only removed just in time for the wedding.
The biggest frustration came on wedding day. My mom had arranged to pick up the dress at 9:30 am, however when she showed up, no one was there. She called, and got no answer. Finally, after about 45 minutes, Laurel called and said she'd be there at 11:30 to let my mom in and give her the dress - 2 hours after the appointment time. It was extremely stressful to not know if I was going to be able to get my dress in time for my wedding.
Although the price was right, in the end it may not have been worth the stress.
I have mixed emotions about my experience with 4Everly After. I first met Laurel with my mom while shopping for a dress. Read more...
I have mixed emotions about my experience with 4Everly After. I first met Laurel with my mom while shopping for a dress. We didn't find one there, but Laurel told us that if we found a dress elsewhere to bring it to her, she would all the fittings for a great price.
We ended up finding the dress in NYC and brought it to Laurel. We really liked her and her place. She is very friendly and easy to work with. My dress (a sample) was many sizes too big, so it needed to be taken in a lot.
As my fittings progressed, I became less confident. As an example, at my first fitting (about 10 months before the wedding), I asked for the eyelash trim on the lace to be removed. I was assured it would be by the next fitting. I had a total of 5 fittings, and was always told it would be off "next time." The eyelash trim was still on 3 days before the wedding, and was only removed just in time for the wedding.
The biggest frustration came on wedding day. My mom had arranged to pick up the dress at 9:30 am, however when she showed up, no one was there. She called, and got no answer. Finally, after about 45 minutes, Laurel called and said she'd be there at 11:30 to let my mom in and give her the dress - 2 hours after the appointment time. It was extremely stressful to not know if I was going to be able to get my dress in time for my wedding.
Although the price was right, in the end it may not have been worth the stress. Read less
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Della
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I read nightmare accounts of finding a bridal gown. I was prepared for scams, rudeness and feeling pressured. I was dress shopping alone and ready to be defensive and disappointed because I had a very small budget and disappearing dreams of having an elegant gown of quality.

I actually walked into 4Everly After by mistake. I had an appointment at a different bridal salon but made an error and went here instead - by sheer coincidence the person who had a 5PM appointment that day never showed up so they were able to help me. Laurel Everly was nothing but sweet, charming and ready to help.
I told her my budget and she found several gowns, some couture, that were under my price point, at the budget, or just barely a touch over. She had me feeling comfortable enough with my body and appearance where I tried on gowns I never would have considered just by looking at photos in magazines.
I ended up with an Eddy K gown - pale ivory satin, A-Line fit and flare, draped, with hand beaded bodice and a chapel length train.
Here's the thing - she let me take photos as I was shopping alone and wanted feedback from my mom - who lives in Florida, is elderly and has cancer and couldn't travel to be with me. The tags and labels were still in the gown - some places remove these to prevent you from shopping around. I decided that the price I was offered was unbeatable for the quality.
The alterations were minimal, fast and reasonable.
She had great advice on how to handle the areas where I felt insecure about my body. She let me bring in one of our wedding party at a dress fitting to take a video of how to bustle the gown (which came in SO handy later).
The dress was beautiful and perfect for me. I always felt not like a customer but a welcome guest. She never pressed accessories or expensive alterations. I wish I knew more brides to send her way. I will be returning to her shop for formal wear in the future!
I read nightmare accounts of finding a bridal gown. I was prepared for scams, rudeness and feeling pressured. I was dress Read more...
I read nightmare accounts of finding a bridal gown. I was prepared for scams, rudeness and feeling pressured. I was dress shopping alone and ready to be defensive and disappointed because I had a very small budget and disappearing dreams of having an elegant gown of quality.

I actually walked into 4Everly After by mistake. I had an appointment at a different bridal salon but made an error and went here instead - by sheer coincidence the person who had a 5PM appointment that day never showed up so they were able to help me. Laurel Everly was nothing but sweet, charming and ready to help.
I told her my budget and she found several gowns, some couture, that were under my price point, at the budget, or just barely a touch over. She had me feeling comfortable enough with my body and appearance where I tried on gowns I never would have considered just by looking at photos in magazines.
I ended up with an Eddy K gown - pale ivory satin, A-Line fit and flare, draped, with hand beaded bodice and a chapel length train.
Here's the thing - she let me take photos as I was shopping alone and wanted feedback from my mom - who lives in Florida, is elderly and has cancer and couldn't travel to be with me. The tags and labels were still in the gown - some places remove these to prevent you from shopping around. I decided that the price I was offered was unbeatable for the quality.
The alterations were minimal, fast and reasonable.
She had great advice on how to handle the areas where I felt insecure about my body. She let me bring in one of our wedding party at a dress fitting to take a video of how to bustle the gown (which came in SO handy later).
The dress was beautiful and perfect for me. I always felt not like a customer but a welcome guest. She never pressed accessories or expensive alterations. I wish I knew more brides to send her way. I will be returning to her shop for formal wear in the future! Read less
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Abby
Wedding:
9/13/2014
4.5/5.0
This is such a great little shop. They had a wide selection of dresses, and they know them so well. I went in with an idea for a dress and I just wasn't finding it. I let her pick the dress, and that was it. They were able to give me a custom gown with the alterations I wanted and it was glorious. I went to other shops and they were not nearly as personable. Highly recommended for the wedding dress.

I also got the bridesmaids here. There was a bit of a confusion and one of the dresses came in the wrong color, but it turns out that was my misunderstanding. The fit on the bridesmaids dresses were spot on.
This is such a great little shop. They had a wide selection of dresses, and they know them so well. I went in with an idea Read more...
This is such a great little shop. They had a wide selection of dresses, and they know them so well. I went in with an idea for a dress and I just wasn't finding it. I let her pick the dress, and that was it. They were able to give me a custom gown with the alterations I wanted and it was glorious. I went to other shops and they were not nearly as personable. Highly recommended for the wedding dress.

I also got the bridesmaids here. There was a bit of a confusion and one of the dresses came in the wrong color, but it turns out that was my misunderstanding. The fit on the bridesmaids dresses were spot on. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Having gone through the DC bridal boutique circuit over the past month or so, this place stands out by a mile. After quite a few disappointing experiences in other Old Town boutiques, I walked in here, got five star treatment, and said "hellz yes to my dress" (finally!).

The boutique itself is bright, organized, and spacious enough so you don't feel like you're competing with other brides for mirror space. The actual selection of dresses will blow you away - Laurel and Brittney (mother and daughter team) hand pick the dresses each season and their attention to detail is very apparent. If you love lace up dresses - this place has an amazing selection!!! This place caters for every body type, and if you are not a size zero you'll be pleased to find out that the samples actually fit! Most of the samples in this store fit me like a glove, so I really got a better understanding of how the dress will look in real life. And - most importantly - the prices seemed reasonable. The 10% purchase price rewards (can use to purchase anything in the store) and $100 off for liking them on facebook go a long way.

I'm not as into this whole bridal dress shopping thing as other brides may be, but honestly I couldn't have had a better experience than the one I had at 4Everly. Laurel, Brittney, and Miss Jeanie knew exactly what I was looking for and made my ideas a reality. They also made me feel super pretty/bridal when other boutiques had left me feeling tired/bloated/slightly angry!!!

TIP: check out their jewelry/veil selection: not marked up like other boutiques. The owners love to find a bargain and will pass those savings onto you :) Also try to come on a weekday night so you are not playing "battle of the brides"
Having gone through the DC bridal boutique circuit over the past month or so, this place stands out by a mile. After quite Read more...
Having gone through the DC bridal boutique circuit over the past month or so, this place stands out by a mile. After quite a few disappointing experiences in other Old Town boutiques, I walked in here, got five star treatment, and said "hellz yes to my dress" (finally!).

The boutique itself is bright, organized, and spacious enough so you don't feel like you're competing with other brides for mirror space. The actual selection of dresses will blow you away - Laurel and Brittney (mother and daughter team) hand pick the dresses each season and their attention to detail is very apparent. If you love lace up dresses - this place has an amazing selection!!! This place caters for every body type, and if you are not a size zero you'll be pleased to find out that the samples actually fit! Most of the samples in this store fit me like a glove, so I really got a better understanding of how the dress will look in real life. And - most importantly - the prices seemed reasonable. The 10% purchase price rewards (can use to purchase anything in the store) and $100 off for liking them on facebook go a long way.

I'm not as into this whole bridal dress shopping thing as other brides may be, but honestly I couldn't have had a better experience than the one I had at 4Everly. Laurel, Brittney, and Miss Jeanie knew exactly what I was looking for and made my ideas a reality. They also made me feel super pretty/bridal when other boutiques had left me feeling tired/bloated/slightly angry!!!

TIP: check out their jewelry/veil selection: not marked up like other boutiques. The owners love to find a bargain and will pass those savings onto you :) Also try to come on a weekday night so you are not playing "battle of the brides" Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
After looking in countless dress shops, my experience at 4Everly After was by far the best experience! The woman that helped me was extremely professional and knowledgable. But the best part was that she made me feel welcome and beautiful in the dresses. I gave her a few pinterest pictures and an idea of what I was looking for and she immediately pulled out a bunch of dresses that were very much in line with what I was looking for.

I didn't end up buying my dress here, but was so impressed with the service that I brought my dress to her for alterations. She was incredibly patient with me and all the changes I wanted to make and gave me great advice and options for how to alter it. She was also VERY flexible and quick to respond. I can't say enough great things about my experience at this shop!
After looking in countless dress shops, my experience at 4Everly After was by far the best experience! The woman that Read more...
After looking in countless dress shops, my experience at 4Everly After was by far the best experience! The woman that helped me was extremely professional and knowledgable. But the best part was that she made me feel welcome and beautiful in the dresses. I gave her a few pinterest pictures and an idea of what I was looking for and she immediately pulled out a bunch of dresses that were very much in line with what I was looking for.

I didn't end up buying my dress here, but was so impressed with the service that I brought my dress to her for alterations. She was incredibly patient with me and all the changes I wanted to make and gave me great advice and options for how to alter it. She was also VERY flexible and quick to respond. I can't say enough great things about my experience at this shop! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
Although I didn't buy my dress here, Laurel was happy to provide alterations and handmade custom accessories. Her service exceeded my expectations and can not be happier. She doesn't display it much, but she hand makes custom accessories that re cute as can be and match perfectly with your attire. She made a sash for me and headpieces for my flower girls, everything turned out great!
Although I didn't buy my dress here, Laurel was happy to provide alterations and handmade custom accessories. Her service Read more...
Although I didn't buy my dress here, Laurel was happy to provide alterations and handmade custom accessories. Her service exceeded my expectations and can not be happier. She doesn't display it much, but she hand makes custom accessories that re cute as can be and match perfectly with your attire. She made a sash for me and headpieces for my flower girls, everything turned out great! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
I had my wedding dress and my rehearsal dinner dress altered with 4every after. I had gone to them to try on wedding dresses. Unfortunately I didn't find THE ONE there, but I was so impressed with how friendly and professional they were- really above and beyond all other dress stores that I had been to-and they had better prices for alterations than I had found anywhere else, so I chose 4everly for the alterations. And I was glad that I did. They did some pretty major restructuring on the waist of my gown and it turned out fantastic. They also had as many appointments as I needed and patiently dealt with me as I bridezilla'd with worry and indecision one time- they really helped to keep things positive and assure me it would all work out. They were also available after I had picked up my dresses for going over the bustle (which seems easy but is actually harder than I thought it would be!). I would definitely recommend them for wedding or bridesmaids dresses, accessories or alterations.
I had my wedding dress and my rehearsal dinner dress altered with 4every after. I had gone to them to try on wedding Read more...
I had my wedding dress and my rehearsal dinner dress altered with 4every after. I had gone to them to try on wedding dresses. Unfortunately I didn't find THE ONE there, but I was so impressed with how friendly and professional they were- really above and beyond all other dress stores that I had been to-and they had better prices for alterations than I had found anywhere else, so I chose 4everly for the alterations. And I was glad that I did. They did some pretty major restructuring on the waist of my gown and it turned out fantastic. They also had as many appointments as I needed and patiently dealt with me as I bridezilla'd with worry and indecision one time- they really helped to keep things positive and assure me it would all work out. They were also available after I had picked up my dresses for going over the bustle (which seems easy but is actually harder than I thought it would be!). I would definitely recommend them for wedding or bridesmaids dresses, accessories or alterations. Read less
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Stefanie
Wedding:
6/21/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing from start to finish! Laurel was a match as perfect as the dress I found at 4Everly After. She understood my budget and my fashion tastes and didn't try to push me towards anything that wasn't "my style". I bought a sample gown that required a lot of work and fittings to get it to be my own, but she would settle for nothing less than perfection! One of the greatest things about the shop is that they charge a one time alteration fee that is half of what many of the other shops charge. I didn't even know this going in, but learned quickly of the additional savings I had found. I already miss my meetings with Laurel and look forward to the opportunity to introduce another bride to her services and expertise as a way of paying it forward. Don't miss the opportunity to work with Laurel and her team to find your perfect wedding dress!
Amazing from start to finish! Laurel was a match as perfect as the dress I found at 4Everly After. She understood my Read more...
Amazing from start to finish! Laurel was a match as perfect as the dress I found at 4Everly After. She understood my budget and my fashion tastes and didn't try to push me towards anything that wasn't "my style". I bought a sample gown that required a lot of work and fittings to get it to be my own, but she would settle for nothing less than perfection! One of the greatest things about the shop is that they charge a one time alteration fee that is half of what many of the other shops charge. I didn't even know this going in, but learned quickly of the additional savings I had found. I already miss my meetings with Laurel and look forward to the opportunity to introduce another bride to her services and expertise as a way of paying it forward. Don't miss the opportunity to work with Laurel and her team to find your perfect wedding dress! Read less
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Elise
Wedding:
6/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Amazing place, definitely knows how to make a bride feel special. Pricing is great and they have a lovely selection of gowns. Laurel made my experience perfect and one I wish every girl could have when finding a dress!
She was very helpful with every fitting and made sure the dress fit me perfectly for my big day! She also altered my mother's wedding gown for me to use for a trash the dress photo session for when I go on my honeymoon.
My cousin came with me to both my gown search and a dress fitting and she said that she will definitely come here to find a dress.
I tell all my friends about this boutique.
Another nice thing Laurel offers is alterations for wedding dresses outside of her boutique (or any dress she altered my mom's dress for my wedding day for a good price) for less than $300 for 3 dress fittings.

Laurel is an amazing person and I could not thank her enough for making me feel like such a special person and help me feel as beautiful as I could be in my dress for my wedding day.
Amazing place, definitely knows how to make a bride feel special. Pricing is great and they have a lovely selection of Read more...
Amazing place, definitely knows how to make a bride feel special. Pricing is great and they have a lovely selection of gowns. Laurel made my experience perfect and one I wish every girl could have when finding a dress!
She was very helpful with every fitting and made sure the dress fit me perfectly for my big day! She also altered my mother's wedding gown for me to use for a trash the dress photo session for when I go on my honeymoon.
My cousin came with me to both my gown search and a dress fitting and she said that she will definitely come here to find a dress.
I tell all my friends about this boutique.
Another nice thing Laurel offers is alterations for wedding dresses outside of her boutique (or any dress she altered my mom's dress for my wedding day for a good price) for less than $300 for 3 dress fittings.

Laurel is an amazing person and I could not thank her enough for making me feel like such a special person and help me feel as beautiful as I could be in my dress for my wedding day. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/24/2014
5.0/5.0
Laurel and her team at 4Everly After are absolutely fantastic! My fiance and I are having a short engagement, and I was really worried about finding a dress that I could get in my time frame. I chose to go to 4Everly After because I saw that they have the ability to design a dress for you, which I thought I might need in order to get it in time. Not only did I not have to pay to have something custom made, but the staff made me feel like finding the perfect dress within my time frame was completely doable. With their help, I found the absolute perfect dress that helped me to determine the vision for my whole wedding, and it was at a fraction of the cost I had allotted in my budget! They were so helpful and so nice, and have remained that way through all the fittings and everything. I highly recommend 4Everly After!
Laurel and her team at 4Everly After are absolutely fantastic! My fiance and I are having a short engagement, and I was Read more...
Laurel and her team at 4Everly After are absolutely fantastic! My fiance and I are having a short engagement, and I was really worried about finding a dress that I could get in my time frame. I chose to go to 4Everly After because I saw that they have the ability to design a dress for you, which I thought I might need in order to get it in time. Not only did I not have to pay to have something custom made, but the staff made me feel like finding the perfect dress within my time frame was completely doable. With their help, I found the absolute perfect dress that helped me to determine the vision for my whole wedding, and it was at a fraction of the cost I had allotted in my budget! They were so helpful and so nice, and have remained that way through all the fittings and everything. I highly recommend 4Everly After! Read less
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Monica
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
I tried on dresses at both 4Everly After and another store and I ended up getting my dress at the other store, but had the best experience working with Laurel. She is sweet, helpful, not remotely pushy and actually listens to your preferences instead of pushing the priciest dress for you in the store. Due to my excellent experience with her, I went back to her for the alterations to my dress. The store where I bought my dress wanted at least double what she asked and that didn't guarantee additional changes that might need to be made.

She charged $275 for all the alterations I needed... which is astounding because my dress needed a decent amount of work. For that price, she hemmed my dresses, attached a belt that I'd bought to jazz up the dress (flawlessly), removed panels of fabric that looked weird on me, added cups to the chest and took the dress in in my waist because my waist is so much smaller than my bust or hips. Each and every time I went in, she and her daughter and one other woman were SO nice. It was always a very personal visit and I felt like Laurel really paid attention to me and what I wanted. We had to do a few extra fittings at the end because the dress wouldn't sit right on my hips or back. She even brought the seamstress into the shop to do some last minute alterations. I plan to take my dress back for cleaning and preservation because she is SO much more affordable than anyone in the area and I trust her expertise.

I highly highly recommend 4everly after for any bridal attire needs- dresses, accessories, alterations, preservation, etc.
I tried on dresses at both 4Everly After and another store and I ended up getting my dress at the other store, but had the Read more...
I tried on dresses at both 4Everly After and another store and I ended up getting my dress at the other store, but had the best experience working with Laurel. She is sweet, helpful, not remotely pushy and actually listens to your preferences instead of pushing the priciest dress for you in the store. Due to my excellent experience with her, I went back to her for the alterations to my dress. The store where I bought my dress wanted at least double what she asked and that didn't guarantee additional changes that might need to be made.

She charged $275 for all the alterations I needed... which is astounding because my dress needed a decent amount of work. For that price, she hemmed my dresses, attached a belt that I'd bought to jazz up the dress (flawlessly), removed panels of fabric that looked weird on me, added cups to the chest and took the dress in in my waist because my waist is so much smaller than my bust or hips. Each and every time I went in, she and her daughter and one other woman were SO nice. It was always a very personal visit and I felt like Laurel really paid attention to me and what I wanted. We had to do a few extra fittings at the end because the dress wouldn't sit right on my hips or back. She even brought the seamstress into the shop to do some last minute alterations. I plan to take my dress back for cleaning and preservation because she is SO much more affordable than anyone in the area and I trust her expertise.

I highly highly recommend 4everly after for any bridal attire needs- dresses, accessories, alterations, preservation, etc. Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
4/1/2014
5.0/5.0
After visiting another Bridal Shop in Old Town and feeling that they were not listening to my daughter's wishes and ONLY interested in the $$$ we drove to 4Everly After. Laurel took the time to really listen to what my daughter had visioned and understood the uniqueness of her wedding. She pulled some dresses and showed us how they could be modified to fit my daughter's vision. Every dress was lovely but my daughter just knew she had found the right dress when it took her breath away. Oh, it was the first dress Laurel showed us.
After visiting another Bridal Shop in Old Town and feeling that they were not listening to my daughter's wishes and ONLY Read more...
After visiting another Bridal Shop in Old Town and feeling that they were not listening to my daughter's wishes and ONLY interested in the $$$ we drove to 4Everly After. Laurel took the time to really listen to what my daughter had visioned and understood the uniqueness of her wedding. She pulled some dresses and showed us how they could be modified to fit my daughter's vision. Every dress was lovely but my daughter just knew she had found the right dress when it took her breath away. Oh, it was the first dress Laurel showed us. Read less
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kelly
Wedding:
12/7/2013
4.8/5.0
I had a fantastic experience working with Laurel at her store. I love my dress and the fantastic service she gave me. I felt so special every time I walked in that store. I would tell everyone to make sure to go there for an affordable, beautiful dress.
I had a fantastic experience working with Laurel at her store. I love my dress and the fantastic service she gave me. I Read more...
I had a fantastic experience working with Laurel at her store. I love my dress and the fantastic service she gave me. I felt so special every time I walked in that store. I would tell everyone to make sure to go there for an affordable, beautiful dress. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laurel was absolutely phenomenal throughout the entire process. From the first time I walked into the store looking for my dream dress through the moment I sent my dress to be cleaned and preserved. Laurel helped me try on numerous dresses in my style. I am a very indecisive person, so it took me awhile to finally commit to a dress. Laurel was patient and helpful. She allowed me to come into the store to try on the dress again, whenever I felt the need. She was very flexible. She even called me when a new dress arrived that she thought I would like. After my dress arrived, I continued to go into the store, just to try on the dress. The alterations were great. It took a few extra alterations to get my dress to fit just right. (But, it is probably because I'm a perfectionist) I ended up adding buttons down the back on my dress, and it turned out beautifully. I received numerous compliments on my wedding day, and I have Laurel to thank! It was my dream dress! After the wedding, I brought my dress in for cleaning and preservation. I trust Laurel, and I know my dress will be returned without any issues. The dress really made my dream wedding a reality!
Laurel was absolutely phenomenal throughout the entire process. From the first time I walked into the store looking for my Read more...
Laurel was absolutely phenomenal throughout the entire process. From the first time I walked into the store looking for my dream dress through the moment I sent my dress to be cleaned and preserved. Laurel helped me try on numerous dresses in my style. I am a very indecisive person, so it took me awhile to finally commit to a dress. Laurel was patient and helpful. She allowed me to come into the store to try on the dress again, whenever I felt the need. She was very flexible. She even called me when a new dress arrived that she thought I would like. After my dress arrived, I continued to go into the store, just to try on the dress. The alterations were great. It took a few extra alterations to get my dress to fit just right. (But, it is probably because I'm a perfectionist) I ended up adding buttons down the back on my dress, and it turned out beautifully. I received numerous compliments on my wedding day, and I have Laurel to thank! It was my dream dress! After the wedding, I brought my dress in for cleaning and preservation. I trust Laurel, and I know my dress will be returned without any issues. The dress really made my dream wedding a reality! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
I bought my dress at David's Bridal but had such a good experience at 4Everly After during my dress hunt that I went to them for the alterations. Their prices were reasonable for the usual alterations plus the addition of a ribbon and bow to replace some bling at the bustline that I didn't want. The only thing I would advise brides is to test out the bustle in the shop -- move around, sit down, etc. -- and ask for something more heavy-duty if needed. My sister and I evidently aren't great at wearing/fixing bustles, because it kept coming down and she had trouble finding the tiny hooks and loops to get it back up. Another bride may not have had that trouble, but if I had known, I would have asked for bigger/tighter fasteners. I still would recommend 4Everly After -- they were very pleasant to deal with and had everything done on time.
I bought my dress at David's Bridal but had such a good experience at 4Everly After during my dress hunt that I went to Read more...
I bought my dress at David's Bridal but had such a good experience at 4Everly After during my dress hunt that I went to them for the alterations. Their prices were reasonable for the usual alterations plus the addition of a ribbon and bow to replace some bling at the bustline that I didn't want. The only thing I would advise brides is to test out the bustle in the shop -- move around, sit down, etc. -- and ask for something more heavy-duty if needed. My sister and I evidently aren't great at wearing/fixing bustles, because it kept coming down and she had trouble finding the tiny hooks and loops to get it back up. Another bride may not have had that trouble, but if I had known, I would have asked for bigger/tighter fasteners. I still would recommend 4Everly After -- they were very pleasant to deal with and had everything done on time. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I have to say that I know a lot of people don't have a good experience looking for their wedding dress. Some of the places around Northern Virginia are just awful! I initially went to 4Everly After and didn't find the dress I was looking for, because I was stuck on a certain type of dress. But Laurel was super sweet and said even if I didn't find my dress there I could come back with whatever dress I bought and she could do my basic alterations for a certain price I don't remember exactly but I know if was less than $300. So I went on and kept looking and found a dress I thought I may want - however, it was completely different then what I thought I wanted - the place I went to said the alternations would be over $600 so I went back to Laurel and asked her if she could do them for less. But while I was over there I decided to look at other dresses since I was now looking at another style dress. I put on one dress and that was it. I knew it was the one! Over the next 5 months I dealt with Laurel ALOT - I had also ordered the bridesmaid dresses from there as well. Finally it came time for my fittings and I think I went back at least 4 times until it was perfect. The day of my wedding I was so happy with my dress - it was so beautiful and it fit me like a glove - thanks to Laurel and her daughter. I had a great experience with them and I hope that every bride has the same wherever they buy their dress. I am just sad that I only get to wear it once. I am going back to Laurel this weekend to get it the dress cleaned and boxed up!
I have to say that I know a lot of people don't have a good experience looking for their wedding dress. Some of the places Read more...
I have to say that I know a lot of people don't have a good experience looking for their wedding dress. Some of the places around Northern Virginia are just awful! I initially went to 4Everly After and didn't find the dress I was looking for, because I was stuck on a certain type of dress. But Laurel was super sweet and said even if I didn't find my dress there I could come back with whatever dress I bought and she could do my basic alterations for a certain price I don't remember exactly but I know if was less than $300. So I went on and kept looking and found a dress I thought I may want - however, it was completely different then what I thought I wanted - the place I went to said the alternations would be over $600 so I went back to Laurel and asked her if she could do them for less. But while I was over there I decided to look at other dresses since I was now looking at another style dress. I put on one dress and that was it. I knew it was the one! Over the next 5 months I dealt with Laurel ALOT - I had also ordered the bridesmaid dresses from there as well. Finally it came time for my fittings and I think I went back at least 4 times until it was perfect. The day of my wedding I was so happy with my dress - it was so beautiful and it fit me like a glove - thanks to Laurel and her daughter. I had a great experience with them and I hope that every bride has the same wherever they buy their dress. I am just sad that I only get to wear it once. I am going back to Laurel this weekend to get it the dress cleaned and boxed up! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laurel was the best! I bought my dress here, had it altered and my bridesmaids dresses came from here as well. Laurel was always calm, always helpful and everyone looked great in the end. I had bridesmaids with a variety of body shapes and she was very supportive in helping us find a solution that worked for everyone. I've even sent a friend to Laurel for her gown alterations. Oh and alterations were a fraction of the cost that other stores offer and were fast (as I was not one of those brides who had things done months ahead of time)!
Laurel was the best! I bought my dress here, had it altered and my bridesmaids dresses came from here as well. Laurel was Read more...
Laurel was the best! I bought my dress here, had it altered and my bridesmaids dresses came from here as well. Laurel was always calm, always helpful and everyone looked great in the end. I had bridesmaids with a variety of body shapes and she was very supportive in helping us find a solution that worked for everyone. I've even sent a friend to Laurel for her gown alterations. Oh and alterations were a fraction of the cost that other stores offer and were fast (as I was not one of those brides who had things done months ahead of time)! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Laurel did a superb job overall!!! She was always ready to help, she went above and beyond not just dressing me but also the groom, the flower girls, the best man... she did it all... I mean, Laurel worked on the back on my dress until it was perfect- so so so many people told me I looked fabulous from head to toe. She even went to the venue to help me get dressed (buttoned up)
Thank you Laurel for making me look beautiful and my husband too!!!
Laurel did a superb job overall!!! She was always ready to help, she went above and beyond not just dressing me but also Read more...
Laurel did a superb job overall!!! She was always ready to help, she went above and beyond not just dressing me but also the groom, the flower girls, the best man... she did it all... I mean, Laurel worked on the back on my dress until it was perfect- so so so many people told me I looked fabulous from head to toe. She even went to the venue to help me get dressed (buttoned up)
Thank you Laurel for making me look beautiful and my husband too!!! Read less
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Liubov
Wedding:
9/23/2012
5.0/5.0
It was an amazing experience! I was looking for my dress in many salons, and was very frustrated with the options. And i came to this salon by chance, without any appointment. I found my dress very fast in this salon! Thank yo so much Laurel and Brittany! They are so professional and helpful. They also have personal touch to every customer!
It was an amazing experience! I was looking for my dress in many salons, and was very frustrated with the options. And i Read more...
It was an amazing experience! I was looking for my dress in many salons, and was very frustrated with the options. And i came to this salon by chance, without any appointment. I found my dress very fast in this salon! Thank yo so much Laurel and Brittany! They are so professional and helpful. They also have personal touch to every customer! Read less
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