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A Formal Affair Bridal & Formalwear Boutique

Warrenton , VA
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251 West Lee Highway
Warrenton, VA US 20186 (map)
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Our fabulous boutique is located at 251 West Lee Highway, Warrenton, Virginia!
Visit us to see the best in amazing wedding gowns, beautiful formal gowns, and super-cute cocktail... Read more
Our fabulous boutique is located at 251 West Lee Highway, Warrenton, Virginia!
Visit us to see the best in amazing wedding gowns, beautiful formal gowns, and super-cute cocktail dresses!
We are here to style fashionistas from head to toe! Read less
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Meg
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.5/5.0
Found my dream dress here! It was worth the drive from Maryland to Warrenton, VA to find it. The staff is a little young and needs to improve on professionalism, but super friendly. My only complaint is for the lady who did my alterations. She is partnered with the store...she took my dress to be altered in her home studio and when it came back it had cat hair all over it. Fit perfectly, but tons of cat hair. I took it home anyway, since I was ahead of schedule with the fittings and the week of the wedding, I took it back to be steamed. However, she was very knowledgeable and did great work. She should really keep her alterations area cat free. Other than that, perfect!
Found my dream dress here! It was worth the drive from Maryland to Warrenton, VA to find it. The staff is a little young Read more...
Found my dream dress here! It was worth the drive from Maryland to Warrenton, VA to find it. The staff is a little young and needs to improve on professionalism, but super friendly. My only complaint is for the lady who did my alterations. She is partnered with the store...she took my dress to be altered in her home studio and when it came back it had cat hair all over it. Fit perfectly, but tons of cat hair. I took it home anyway, since I was ahead of schedule with the fittings and the week of the wedding, I took it back to be steamed. However, she was very knowledgeable and did great work. She should really keep her alterations area cat free. Other than that, perfect! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/9/2011
5.0/5.0
I was so impressed with A Formal Affair!! I did not end up buying my dress here, but I made several visits and was more impressed here than with any store I had been to on my bridal gown hunt. Everyone that works here is incredible; helpful, sweet, patient. When I first quickly glanced through the racks, I wasn't sure if I would find enough dreses to try on; I was very wrong. They have a lot of gorgeous dresses! Let them help you pick some dresses based on your style preferences. I definitely recommend looking here for your dress!!
I was so impressed with A Formal Affair!! I did not end up buying my dress here, but I made several visits and was more Read more...
I was so impressed with A Formal Affair!! I did not end up buying my dress here, but I made several visits and was more impressed here than with any store I had been to on my bridal gown hunt. Everyone that works here is incredible; helpful, sweet, patient. When I first quickly glanced through the racks, I wasn't sure if I would find enough dreses to try on; I was very wrong. They have a lot of gorgeous dresses! Let them help you pick some dresses based on your style preferences. I definitely recommend looking here for your dress!! Read less
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Elle
Wedding:
6/4/2011
4.9/5.0
The ladies at formal affair were wonderful! They did a great job on my bridal dress and my sisters bridesmaid dress as well. They were very quick to help out with my last minute details and were just fabulous! The adjustments needed for the dresses were great :)
The ladies at formal affair were wonderful! They did a great job on my bridal dress and my sisters bridesmaid dress as Read more...
The ladies at formal affair were wonderful! They did a great job on my bridal dress and my sisters bridesmaid dress as well. They were very quick to help out with my last minute details and were just fabulous! The adjustments needed for the dresses were great :) Read less
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leiben2
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
they were so fantastic.my dress was gorgeous .my dream dress.they are great with kids and even the guys LOL they also put up with my frequent visits and constant stressing absolutly fantastic
they were so fantastic.my dress was gorgeous .my dream dress.they are great with kids and even the guys LOL they also put Read more...
they were so fantastic.my dress was gorgeous .my dream dress.they are great with kids and even the guys LOL they also put up with my frequent visits and constant stressing absolutly fantastic Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
The formal affair was only the second shop I visited but I found my dress here and loved it. They have a great deal where you get a discount on future purchases if you buy your dress there. I went on to buy a headpiece, veil, shoes and garter. Everyone was so kind and helpful and the seamstress was excellent. I just recommended them to my good friend who is getting married and she has purchased her dress there too.
The formal affair was only the second shop I visited but I found my dress here and loved it. They have a great deal where Read more...
The formal affair was only the second shop I visited but I found my dress here and loved it. They have a great deal where you get a discount on future purchases if you buy your dress there. I went on to buy a headpiece, veil, shoes and garter. Everyone was so kind and helpful and the seamstress was excellent. I just recommended them to my good friend who is getting married and she has purchased her dress there too. Read less
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BeatlesBride
Wedding:
10/9/2010
3.7/5.0
I bought my wedding dress at A Formal Affair in Warrenton. I enjoyed my fitting there because the representative who helped me did not talk and talk about each dress. She let my family and me discuss the merits. It is the only place I went looking for a dress and I have to say, I absolutely LOVED the one I picked. Overall, they don't have a large selection but they do have several great choices.

However, after that first time, the rest of our contact wasn't as pleasant. First, they told me that it might take up to 6 months to get there, which I know now is a ploy to buy time. I did everything the wedding planner books said to in order to kep up with my dress. They told me that it would come in in early to mid-July. This timeline was kind of a big deal to me because I live in Arizona and I needed to fly in to try it and get it altered. So of course, I flew in for a month and a half and it doesn't come in before my flight leaves, despite the fact that I had been told at least twice that it had all ready shipped and would be in any day. I then had to buy another plane ticket to come in and try the dress on. Their alterations lady hardly comes in, so there was no way to set up an appointment even a month beforehand so I had to go somewhere else for the alterations. However, I think that was definitely a good choice because the estimated price for even a bustle or hem were very high

So I do recommend looking at the dresses there but I would make sure that you have the time to wait and that you are in the Warrenton area.
I bought my wedding dress at A Formal Affair in Warrenton. I enjoyed my fitting there because the representative who Read more...
I bought my wedding dress at A Formal Affair in Warrenton. I enjoyed my fitting there because the representative who helped me did not talk and talk about each dress. She let my family and me discuss the merits. It is the only place I went looking for a dress and I have to say, I absolutely LOVED the one I picked. Overall, they don't have a large selection but they do have several great choices.

However, after that first time, the rest of our contact wasn't as pleasant. First, they told me that it might take up to 6 months to get there, which I know now is a ploy to buy time. I did everything the wedding planner books said to in order to kep up with my dress. They told me that it would come in in early to mid-July. This timeline was kind of a big deal to me because I live in Arizona and I needed to fly in to try it and get it altered. So of course, I flew in for a month and a half and it doesn't come in before my flight leaves, despite the fact that I had been told at least twice that it had all ready shipped and would be in any day. I then had to buy another plane ticket to come in and try the dress on. Their alterations lady hardly comes in, so there was no way to set up an appointment even a month beforehand so I had to go somewhere else for the alterations. However, I think that was definitely a good choice because the estimated price for even a bustle or hem were very high

So I do recommend looking at the dresses there but I would make sure that you have the time to wait and that you are in the Warrenton area. Read less
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bashfulle
Wedding:
10/8/2010
3.8/5.0
I worked with Jill who was extremely helpful with a great sense of humor! The only downside to A Formal Affair is that they do not allow pictures. I think there was a dress there I really liked, but the next day, I couldn't really remember it so it was knocked out of contention for one that I was allowed to take pictures of myself in that I could think about and contemplate later that evening.

I did not buy my dress from here.
I worked with Jill who was extremely helpful with a great sense of humor! The only downside to A Formal Affair is that Read more...
I worked with Jill who was extremely helpful with a great sense of humor! The only downside to A Formal Affair is that they do not allow pictures. I think there was a dress there I really liked, but the next day, I couldn't really remember it so it was knocked out of contention for one that I was allowed to take pictures of myself in that I could think about and contemplate later that evening.

I did not buy my dress from here. Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
9/11/2010
4.9/5.0
I drove 50 miles to go to A Formal Affair. I visited many different dress shops in my area and I wasn't impressed. The moment I walked into a Formal Affair I felt like a bride. The entire staff is so friendly and ultra professional. The place is very clean and organized.
I drove 50 miles to go to A Formal Affair. I visited many different dress shops in my area and I wasn't impressed. The Read more...
I drove 50 miles to go to A Formal Affair. I visited many different dress shops in my area and I wasn't impressed. The moment I walked into a Formal Affair I felt like a bride. The entire staff is so friendly and ultra professional. The place is very clean and organized. Read less
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lindsayrae31
Wedding:
8/21/2010
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better experience at A Formal Affair! Everyone in the store is so helpful and professional, I never got that pushy, nasty sales person feeling like I did at other shops. A Formal Affair aims to please! The owner has done a great job building a team of employees with great customer service...BRAVO! Not to mention, my wedding gown was also a hit! It just happened to be the first dress I tried on in the shop. Everyone was asking where I got my dress from because it was not your typical puffy ball gown or stark white, cheaply made dress you see at other, chain bridal stores! A Formal Affair aims for quality at an affordable price! I would highly recommend them to any bride who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city stores. A Formal Affair is truly a gem!!
I couldn't have asked for a better experience at A Formal Affair! Everyone in the store is so helpful and professional, I Read more...
I couldn't have asked for a better experience at A Formal Affair! Everyone in the store is so helpful and professional, I never got that pushy, nasty sales person feeling like I did at other shops. A Formal Affair aims to please! The owner has done a great job building a team of employees with great customer service...BRAVO! Not to mention, my wedding gown was also a hit! It just happened to be the first dress I tried on in the shop. Everyone was asking where I got my dress from because it was not your typical puffy ball gown or stark white, cheaply made dress you see at other, chain bridal stores! A Formal Affair aims for quality at an affordable price! I would highly recommend them to any bride who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of the big city stores. A Formal Affair is truly a gem!! Read less
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JLasica
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
This dress shop has some of the most unique dresses that you will not find other places. The staff is SO nice and willing to help in any way. My gown was a great price for how amazing it was! I found the most beautiful, perfect dress and I owe it all to them.
This dress shop has some of the most unique dresses that you will not find other places. The staff is SO nice and willing Read more...
This dress shop has some of the most unique dresses that you will not find other places. The staff is SO nice and willing to help in any way. My gown was a great price for how amazing it was! I found the most beautiful, perfect dress and I owe it all to them. Read less
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Rita
Wedding:
5/29/2010
5.0/5.0
A Formal Affair was the absolute best place I visited when searching for my wedding gown. They girls there are so nice and fun, and it's just such a happy place. There is none of the snobbiness that exists at other bridal salons.
I worked with Kara and Jess and found them both to be so sweet. They called and kept me up to date on my gown order at every step.
Patty, the seamstress, is out of this world good. She made the dress fit like a dream, and did everything in the expected time.
A great place with great people!
A Formal Affair was the absolute best place I visited when searching for my wedding gown. They girls there are so nice and Read more...
A Formal Affair was the absolute best place I visited when searching for my wedding gown. They girls there are so nice and fun, and it's just such a happy place. There is none of the snobbiness that exists at other bridal salons.
I worked with Kara and Jess and found them both to be so sweet. They called and kept me up to date on my gown order at every step.
Patty, the seamstress, is out of this world good. She made the dress fit like a dream, and did everything in the expected time.
A great place with great people! Read less
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Katquilter
Wedding:
5/22/2010
3.5/5.0
My daughter's dress was absolutely gorgeous and I have no regrets about that. We got it at a 30% discount but we gave all of that back and more on alternations. Don't know if the prices were typical but I paid almost $300 to have the bust taken in slightly and the dress hemmed. Unfortunately, the bustle was not done correctly and I didn't know this until between the ceremony and reception. Fortunately, I had packed needle and thread and literally sewed the dress up so my daughter could dance. This delayed the start of the reception and was very disappointing for what we paid.
My daughter's dress was absolutely gorgeous and I have no regrets about that. We got it at a 30% discount but we gave all Read more...
My daughter's dress was absolutely gorgeous and I have no regrets about that. We got it at a 30% discount but we gave all of that back and more on alternations. Don't know if the prices were typical but I paid almost $300 to have the bust taken in slightly and the dress hemmed. Unfortunately, the bustle was not done correctly and I didn't know this until between the ceremony and reception. Fortunately, I had packed needle and thread and literally sewed the dress up so my daughter could dance. This delayed the start of the reception and was very disappointing for what we paid. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
4/24/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved my experience at A Formal Affair. I am in my 50's and spent MONTHS looking on line for a wedding dress that would be elegant, not "princessy". I finally found the designer, Maggie Sottero, and the dresses are extraordinary. She also offers colors that are unusual (light gold, silver mist) and I decided that I wanted one of the gowns that came in Silver Mist. I went to A Formal Affair when they were having a Maggie Sottero trunk show and was so disappointed that there were no dresses in the color I wanted. My mind was made up, though, and I worked with the MS consultant who was there to pick the dress--sight unseen! I paid for everything that day and was pleasantly surprised at the price. The store gave several discounts which amounted to 20% off the list price. The staff was WONDERFUL. They knew me by name and were always attentive and gracious.

Order your dress early! I ordered Thanksgiving weekend for an April 24 wedding and it arrived with less than 3 weeks to spare. This delay is not the fault of the store--and I don't understand what takes designers so long to manufacture wedding dresses--so just order early. The seamstress, Patty, was wonderful and everyone worked very hard to make sure the dress would be ready once it was in the store.

Sorry to go on and on here--we also used A Formal Affair for the tuxedos. We had planned to use Men's Warehouse because we thought it would be easier for out of town guests to pick up their tuxes in their hometowns. However, when we went to Men's Warehouse, the sales clerk could not have been less interested in our business. She was even texting while we were sitting with her! Back out to Warrenton (35 miles from our house). They had a bigger selection than Men's Warehouse! A couple of the tuxes came in at the wrong size (including the groom). Actually, when I think about it, the guys who called in their measurements had right fitting tuxes and the two that went to the store had to have their tuxes returned and shipped back. We were not charged for that and everything looked beautiful in the end.
I loved my experience at A Formal Affair. I am in my 50's and spent MONTHS looking on line for a wedding dress that would Read more...
I loved my experience at A Formal Affair. I am in my 50's and spent MONTHS looking on line for a wedding dress that would be elegant, not "princessy". I finally found the designer, Maggie Sottero, and the dresses are extraordinary. She also offers colors that are unusual (light gold, silver mist) and I decided that I wanted one of the gowns that came in Silver Mist. I went to A Formal Affair when they were having a Maggie Sottero trunk show and was so disappointed that there were no dresses in the color I wanted. My mind was made up, though, and I worked with the MS consultant who was there to pick the dress--sight unseen! I paid for everything that day and was pleasantly surprised at the price. The store gave several discounts which amounted to 20% off the list price. The staff was WONDERFUL. They knew me by name and were always attentive and gracious.

Order your dress early! I ordered Thanksgiving weekend for an April 24 wedding and it arrived with less than 3 weeks to spare. This delay is not the fault of the store--and I don't understand what takes designers so long to manufacture wedding dresses--so just order early. The seamstress, Patty, was wonderful and everyone worked very hard to make sure the dress would be ready once it was in the store.

Sorry to go on and on here--we also used A Formal Affair for the tuxedos. We had planned to use Men's Warehouse because we thought it would be easier for out of town guests to pick up their tuxes in their hometowns. However, when we went to Men's Warehouse, the sales clerk could not have been less interested in our business. She was even texting while we were sitting with her! Back out to Warrenton (35 miles from our house). They had a bigger selection than Men's Warehouse! A couple of the tuxes came in at the wrong size (including the groom). Actually, when I think about it, the guys who called in their measurements had right fitting tuxes and the two that went to the store had to have their tuxes returned and shipped back. We were not charged for that and everything looked beautiful in the end. Read less
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pinktimbs
Wedding:
4/17/2010
5.0/5.0
I was a 2-dress bride and when I found my second dress, it was with the owner of A Formal Affair, Debbie, who stepped in to assist me for an appointment I made for a trunk show. She was so wonderful and heard me mention Maggie Sottero gowns a few times while chatting with me, so she left the dressing room and came back with "the one." During the months that I spent coming in and out of A Formal Affair to make payments on my dress and have fittings, I met so many staff members - Jill and Jenny, among others - who were always friendly and knew me by name when I walked in the door, even unannounced. I was offered a discount on my dress.. the dress came in early.. the seamstress was wonderful and did a great job.. and the staff was always accommodating and even offered to let me model my dress for bridesmaids who came in to see it for the first time, even when the sample gown was on a mannequin in the window. I never felt like I was inconveniencing the staff, or wasting their time, even when I only came in briefly to look and browse with a bridesmaid. They offered really great service and I was so thankful to have found my gown there. I felt like a princess whenever I went to visit, and for their shop being an hour away, it was definitely a worthwhile drive. Highly recommended.
I was a 2-dress bride and when I found my second dress, it was with the owner of A Formal Affair, Debbie, who stepped in Read more...
I was a 2-dress bride and when I found my second dress, it was with the owner of A Formal Affair, Debbie, who stepped in to assist me for an appointment I made for a trunk show. She was so wonderful and heard me mention Maggie Sottero gowns a few times while chatting with me, so she left the dressing room and came back with "the one." During the months that I spent coming in and out of A Formal Affair to make payments on my dress and have fittings, I met so many staff members - Jill and Jenny, among others - who were always friendly and knew me by name when I walked in the door, even unannounced. I was offered a discount on my dress.. the dress came in early.. the seamstress was wonderful and did a great job.. and the staff was always accommodating and even offered to let me model my dress for bridesmaids who came in to see it for the first time, even when the sample gown was on a mannequin in the window. I never felt like I was inconveniencing the staff, or wasting their time, even when I only came in briefly to look and browse with a bridesmaid. They offered really great service and I was so thankful to have found my gown there. I felt like a princess whenever I went to visit, and for their shop being an hour away, it was definitely a worthwhile drive. Highly recommended. Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
3/25/2010
5.0/5.0
I love that I was able to find my gown. They were the only Bridal store in Virginia that had my Maggie Sottero "Eleanor" dress for me to try on and purchase. It was a dream come true!
I love that I was able to find my gown. They were the only Bridal store in Virginia that had my Maggie Sottero "Eleanor" Read more...
I love that I was able to find my gown. They were the only Bridal store in Virginia that had my Maggie Sottero "Eleanor" dress for me to try on and purchase. It was a dream come true! Read less
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jesse
Wedding:
9/4/2009
4.9/5.0
I was so happy that I had an experience with A Formal Affair Bridal & Formalwear Boutique .The boutique was specious and carry all kinds of gorgeous pieces. And I loved atmosphere in it - very relaxing and stuff is very helpful.
I was so happy that I had an experience with A Formal Affair Bridal & Formalwear Boutique .The boutique was specious and Read more...
I was so happy that I had an experience with A Formal Affair Bridal & Formalwear Boutique .The boutique was specious and carry all kinds of gorgeous pieces. And I loved atmosphere in it - very relaxing and stuff is very helpful. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/13/2009
4.5/5.0
Wedding dresses are so expensive. And this place isn't different, it's expensive. However, I was able to find a $2000 dress for $500 at a sale they had going on after thanksgiving. The service was excellent, they were very professional and helpful. The seamstress that worked on my dress also did a great job. Overall, it's worth a look-see, especially if they're having a sale.
Wedding dresses are so expensive. And this place isn't different, it's expensive. However, I was able to find a $2000 Read more...
Wedding dresses are so expensive. And this place isn't different, it's expensive. However, I was able to find a $2000 dress for $500 at a sale they had going on after thanksgiving. The service was excellent, they were very professional and helpful. The seamstress that worked on my dress also did a great job. Overall, it's worth a look-see, especially if they're having a sale. Read less
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kdwyer32
Wedding:
5/10/2009
4.6/5.0
Great place. Great people. Amazing seamstress! My dress fit like a glove!
Great place. Great people. Amazing seamstress! My dress fit like a glove!
Great place. Great people. Amazing seamstress! My dress fit like a glove! Read less
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Smooth As Silk
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
I enjoyed working the with ladies at A Formal Affair. I'm a plus-size bride and chose A Formal Affair because of their selection of plus-size gowns and the staff. This was the 5th bridal shop visited. In addition, the bridal shop is over 40 miles from my home. What made A Formal Affair worth the trip was the attentiveness of the staff. My consultant, Andrea, helped me select my dress. I tried on around 5 dresses and then she recommended one more dress to try on. That was the one. I've never seen a dress so flattering to my figure. Andrea placed the order, the dress came back early and in March, I began my fittings. The seamstress, Patty, was wonderful and all fittings were done exceptionally well. I would highly recommend selecting A Formal Affair as the bridal shop for your gown. They make you feel very special.
I enjoyed working the with ladies at A Formal Affair. I'm a plus-size bride and chose A Formal Affair because of their Read more...
I enjoyed working the with ladies at A Formal Affair. I'm a plus-size bride and chose A Formal Affair because of their selection of plus-size gowns and the staff. This was the 5th bridal shop visited. In addition, the bridal shop is over 40 miles from my home. What made A Formal Affair worth the trip was the attentiveness of the staff. My consultant, Andrea, helped me select my dress. I tried on around 5 dresses and then she recommended one more dress to try on. That was the one. I've never seen a dress so flattering to my figure. Andrea placed the order, the dress came back early and in March, I began my fittings. The seamstress, Patty, was wonderful and all fittings were done exceptionally well. I would highly recommend selecting A Formal Affair as the bridal shop for your gown. They make you feel very special. Read less
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Mrs. Waddy
Wedding:
4/18/2009
4.7/5.0
The service was okay here, but they have the best selection for wedding dresses in the area! I went to 3 wedding shops and the day I went to this store I found my dress! It was beautiful and way under my budget!
The service was okay here, but they have the best selection for wedding dresses in the area! I went to 3 wedding shops and Read more...
The service was okay here, but they have the best selection for wedding dresses in the area! I went to 3 wedding shops and the day I went to this store I found my dress! It was beautiful and way under my budget! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
8/30/2008
1.5/5.0
We rented our Groomsmen tuxes from this shop. The tuxes came in 2 days before our wedding. Two out of 5 tuxes had to be returned due to incorrect measurements and had to be overighted. They also shipped me the wrong color vest and argued that was what I had ordered, which was incorrect. I then had to pay 60.00 to overnight ship the correct tuxes for our wedding so they would arrive on Saturday. I was pleased with the look of the tuxes they were very sharp looking in the pictures.
We rented our Groomsmen tuxes from this shop. The tuxes came in 2 days before our wedding. Two out of 5 tuxes had to be Read more...
We rented our Groomsmen tuxes from this shop. The tuxes came in 2 days before our wedding. Two out of 5 tuxes had to be returned due to incorrect measurements and had to be overighted. They also shipped me the wrong color vest and argued that was what I had ordered, which was incorrect. I then had to pay 60.00 to overnight ship the correct tuxes for our wedding so they would arrive on Saturday. I was pleased with the look of the tuxes they were very sharp looking in the pictures. Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
6/28/2008
4.7/5.0
The dress I found at a Formal Affair was AMAZING! They were very helpful when it came to figuring out what I wanted. I ended up trying on a dress that I wouldn't have chosen off the rack, but IMMEDIATELY fell in love with! I was so glad they helped me! I felt AMAZING at my wedding!
The dress I found at a Formal Affair was AMAZING! They were very helpful when it came to figuring out what I wanted. I Read more...
The dress I found at a Formal Affair was AMAZING! They were very helpful when it came to figuring out what I wanted. I ended up trying on a dress that I wouldn't have chosen off the rack, but IMMEDIATELY fell in love with! I was so glad they helped me! I felt AMAZING at my wedding! Read less
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mcox27
Wedding:
6/27/2008
2.9/5.0
They did my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. They were supposed to do the mens tuxes, but last minute they needed to cancel the order because what they originally promised they could no longer do. That was pretty rediculous. Then we ordered my wedding dress in October. I didn't receive my dress until April (wedding was in June). It was absolutely gorgeous and stunning ... but 6 months ... come on?!? Then we ordered my bridemaid dresses. We got them a few weeks before the wedding and every single one of the dresses were HUGE on my girls. One of my bridemaid dresses was three sizes too big. She had to pay over $250 to get the dress altered correctly and they didn't do anything. The alterations were more expensive than the $175 dress itself. Everything turned out okay, but it was stressful to get through. Everything was great with my wedding dress, but it seemed like they made everything difficult for everyone else.
They did my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. They were supposed to do the mens tuxes, but last minute they needed to Read more...
They did my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. They were supposed to do the mens tuxes, but last minute they needed to cancel the order because what they originally promised they could no longer do. That was pretty rediculous. Then we ordered my wedding dress in October. I didn't receive my dress until April (wedding was in June). It was absolutely gorgeous and stunning ... but 6 months ... come on?!? Then we ordered my bridemaid dresses. We got them a few weeks before the wedding and every single one of the dresses were HUGE on my girls. One of my bridemaid dresses was three sizes too big. She had to pay over $250 to get the dress altered correctly and they didn't do anything. The alterations were more expensive than the $175 dress itself. Everything turned out okay, but it was stressful to get through. Everything was great with my wedding dress, but it seemed like they made everything difficult for everyone else. Read less
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walkyver
Wedding:
6/15/2008
5.0/5.0
A Formal Affair was fantastic. We used them for our tuxedos and they were amazing. Everything came in on time, everyone's stuff fit well. The tuxedo's were incredible. They were the brown Calvin Klein tuxes, definitely get those. They had a huge selection if that is not your style as well. The employees were knowledgable and very nice.
A Formal Affair was fantastic. We used them for our tuxedos and they were amazing. Everything came in on time, everyone's Read more...
A Formal Affair was fantastic. We used them for our tuxedos and they were amazing. Everything came in on time, everyone's stuff fit well. The tuxedo's were incredible. They were the brown Calvin Klein tuxes, definitely get those. They had a huge selection if that is not your style as well. The employees were knowledgable and very nice. Read less
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Matt
Wedding:
6/15/2008
4.9/5.0
A Formal Affair was fantastic. We used them for our tuxedos and they were amazing. Everything came in on time, everyone's stuff fit well. The tuxedo's were incredible. They were the brown Calvin Klein tuxes, definitely get those. They had a huge selection if that is not your style as well. The employees were knowledgable and very nice.
A Formal Affair was fantastic. We used them for our tuxedos and they were amazing. Everything came in on time, everyone's Read more...
A Formal Affair was fantastic. We used them for our tuxedos and they were amazing. Everything came in on time, everyone's stuff fit well. The tuxedo's were incredible. They were the brown Calvin Klein tuxes, definitely get those. They had a huge selection if that is not your style as well. The employees were knowledgable and very nice. Read less
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zanlee
Wedding:
6/15/2008
5.0/5.0
A Formal Affair in Warrenton, Virginia is great to work with and has a lovely new location. We rented 8 tuxedos from there (the groom's was free because we paid for at least 6) and it was pretty easy. It was the only place anywhere near Charlottesville, VA that we could find to rent brown tuxedos. The Calvin Klein was beautiful and they were very nice, high quality tuxedos. My husband decided to spring for the more expensive microfiber shirts and he was very glad. The wedding was on a Sunday and it was not a problem to pick them up Friday and return Monday morning. The only glitch was that we had ordered a bowtie for my dad instead of a long one so he'd be different from the groom and groomsmen. He was given a long tie and it wasn't discovered until it was too late. If possible, have everyone check their tuxedos to make sure everything is correct before you leave the store. Of course, you should really do this no matter where you rent them.
A Formal Affair in Warrenton, Virginia is great to work with and has a lovely new location. We rented 8 tuxedos from there Read more...
A Formal Affair in Warrenton, Virginia is great to work with and has a lovely new location. We rented 8 tuxedos from there (the groom's was free because we paid for at least 6) and it was pretty easy. It was the only place anywhere near Charlottesville, VA that we could find to rent brown tuxedos. The Calvin Klein was beautiful and they were very nice, high quality tuxedos. My husband decided to spring for the more expensive microfiber shirts and he was very glad. The wedding was on a Sunday and it was not a problem to pick them up Friday and return Monday morning. The only glitch was that we had ordered a bowtie for my dad instead of a long one so he'd be different from the groom and groomsmen. He was given a long tie and it wasn't discovered until it was too late. If possible, have everyone check their tuxedos to make sure everything is correct before you leave the store. Of course, you should really do this no matter where you rent them. Read less
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zanlee
Wedding:
6/15/2008
4.7/5.0
A Formal Affair is great to work with and has a lovely new location. We rented 8 tuxedos from there (the groom's was free because we paid for at least 6) and it was pretty easy. It was the only place anywhere near Charlottesville, VA that we could find to rent brown tuxedos. The Calvin Klein was beautiful and they were very nice, high quality tuxedos. My husband decided to spring for the more expensive microfiber shirts and he was very glad. The wedding was on a Sunday and it was not a problem to pick them up Friday and return Monday morning. The only glitch was that we had ordered a bowtie for my dad instead of a long one so he'd be different from the groom and groomsmen. He was given a long tie and it wasn't discovered until it was too late. If possible, have everyone check their tuxedos to make sure everything is correct before you leave the store. Of course, you should really do this no matter where you rent them.
A Formal Affair is great to work with and has a lovely new location. We rented 8 tuxedos from there (the groom's was free Read more...
A Formal Affair is great to work with and has a lovely new location. We rented 8 tuxedos from there (the groom's was free because we paid for at least 6) and it was pretty easy. It was the only place anywhere near Charlottesville, VA that we could find to rent brown tuxedos. The Calvin Klein was beautiful and they were very nice, high quality tuxedos. My husband decided to spring for the more expensive microfiber shirts and he was very glad. The wedding was on a Sunday and it was not a problem to pick them up Friday and return Monday morning. The only glitch was that we had ordered a bowtie for my dad instead of a long one so he'd be different from the groom and groomsmen. He was given a long tie and it wasn't discovered until it was too late. If possible, have everyone check their tuxedos to make sure everything is correct before you leave the store. Of course, you should really do this no matter where you rent them. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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askmsh
Wedding:
12/29/2007
5.0/5.0
Everything about Debbie, Heather, and Louise was great! We order our dress there with only the measurements and it turned out great. Louise made the dress fit perfectly and took several fittings to make sure it was just right. Heather has the perfect eye for finding brides the right dress and knows how to ease a bride (and her mom) through the process. Debbie is classy and always has the right solution. This is a place that a bride can feel really comfortable about quality and service and know that her dress and other pieces will be perfect!!
Everything about Debbie, Heather, and Louise was great! We order our dress there with only the measurements and it turned Read more...
Everything about Debbie, Heather, and Louise was great! We order our dress there with only the measurements and it turned out great. Louise made the dress fit perfectly and took several fittings to make sure it was just right. Heather has the perfect eye for finding brides the right dress and knows how to ease a bride (and her mom) through the process. Debbie is classy and always has the right solution. This is a place that a bride can feel really comfortable about quality and service and know that her dress and other pieces will be perfect!! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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ldgardner2b
Wedding:
10/27/2007
5.0/5.0
I tried several other bridal shops before I discovered A Formal Affair. The service there was excellent! The sales people were incredibly friendly and not pushy or opinionated like some other places. The prices were incredibly reasonable, the seamstress was great! and the new showroom is beautiful. (BIG DRESSING ROOMS, too!)

Highly highly recommend!
I tried several other bridal shops before I discovered A Formal Affair. The service there was excellent! The sales people Read more...
I tried several other bridal shops before I discovered A Formal Affair. The service there was excellent! The sales people were incredibly friendly and not pushy or opinionated like some other places. The prices were incredibly reasonable, the seamstress was great! and the new showroom is beautiful. (BIG DRESSING ROOMS, too!)

Highly highly recommend! Read less
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Betty
Wedding:
9/22/2007
5.0/5.0
I loved the people and the service. Everything was perfect! I loved my dress..it was the first one I tried on.
I loved the people and the service. Everything was perfect! I loved my dress..it was the first one I tried on.
I loved the people and the service. Everything was perfect! I loved my dress..it was the first one I tried on. Read less
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Shalini
Wedding:
6/10/2007
4.9/5.0
I used A Formal Affair for my wedding dress. Debbie, the owner, worked with me personally to take care of all my needs, and was very friendly and professional. They don't have as large of a selection as bigger boutiques like David's Bridal, but they do have many trunk shows and that's how I found my dress. They took care of all the measurements, ordering, fittings, and steaming and held my dress until the week before my wedding. Very good service!
I used A Formal Affair for my wedding dress. Debbie, the owner, worked with me personally to take care of all my needs, Read more...
I used A Formal Affair for my wedding dress. Debbie, the owner, worked with me personally to take care of all my needs, and was very friendly and professional. They don't have as large of a selection as bigger boutiques like David's Bridal, but they do have many trunk shows and that's how I found my dress. They took care of all the measurements, ordering, fittings, and steaming and held my dress until the week before my wedding. Very good service! Read less
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Kalinda
Wedding:
4/21/2007
5.0/5.0
This shop was recommended by a coworker at the time and even though it was a trip to get out there it was worth it. The dress i fell in love with was only $1200 and we received a discount on the bridal party tuxedos and dresses. They went out of their way to make us feel at home and comfortable and were able to accommodate all of our needs. At the time one of my bridesmaids was pregnant and they worked with us to ensure her dress and alterations were done in time for the wedding.
This shop was recommended by a coworker at the time and even though it was a trip to get out there it was worth it. The Read more...
This shop was recommended by a coworker at the time and even though it was a trip to get out there it was worth it. The dress i fell in love with was only $1200 and we received a discount on the bridal party tuxedos and dresses. They went out of their way to make us feel at home and comfortable and were able to accommodate all of our needs. At the time one of my bridesmaids was pregnant and they worked with us to ensure her dress and alterations were done in time for the wedding. Read less
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Hilary
Wedding:
4/1/2007
2.9/5.0
When I got my dress there, they were incredibly nice to me seeing as I was the bride. I picked out my wedding dress, veil, bridesmaids dresses and the tuxes.

My maid of honor wanted to pick up her dress and have it altered somewhere else, but they were incredibly rude about it and very disrespectful to her.

I ordered the tuxes about 6 weeks ahead of time and they didn't arrive until 4 days before the wedding. It was ridiculous! I was very dissatisfied with the service at that point.

The prices weren't too shabby and it was easy (and expensive) to rush and super-rush orders, but if you really want good service, I would suggest going to a different place.
When I got my dress there, they were incredibly nice to me seeing as I was the bride. I picked out my wedding dress, veil, Read more...
When I got my dress there, they were incredibly nice to me seeing as I was the bride. I picked out my wedding dress, veil, bridesmaids dresses and the tuxes.

My maid of honor wanted to pick up her dress and have it altered somewhere else, but they were incredibly rude about it and very disrespectful to her.

I ordered the tuxes about 6 weeks ahead of time and they didn't arrive until 4 days before the wedding. It was ridiculous! I was very dissatisfied with the service at that point.

The prices weren't too shabby and it was easy (and expensive) to rush and super-rush orders, but if you really want good service, I would suggest going to a different place. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Linda
Wedding:
6/27/2006
2.3/5.0
Had to return six times to have wedding dress altered; Seamtress would forget where and what to do on dress and had to tear out and redo several times. Twenty miles or more from home so I did not want to have to make as many trips as it took. Also, took longer than normal to receive items.
Had to return six times to have wedding dress altered; Seamtress would forget where and what to do on dress and had to Read more...
Had to return six times to have wedding dress altered; Seamtress would forget where and what to do on dress and had to tear out and redo several times. Twenty miles or more from home so I did not want to have to make as many trips as it took. Also, took longer than normal to receive items. Read less
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Barb
Wedding:
4/16/2005
4.5/5.0
Love the people that work here. We went for a trunk show which was loads of fun. I'm sorry I don't recall the name of the black young lady that helped us but she was wonderful. The girls had a blast! We did our own little "Say Yes to the Dress" episode. My daughter was able to try on as many dresses as she wished and the store staff was nothing but wonderful. We had all our alteration done there as well by Patty and she did a fantastic job. The bride was beautiful and both she and I received so many compliments on her gown. Great job ladies!!
Love the people that work here. We went for a trunk show which was loads of fun. I'm sorry I don't recall the name of the Read more...
Love the people that work here. We went for a trunk show which was loads of fun. I'm sorry I don't recall the name of the black young lady that helped us but she was wonderful. The girls had a blast! We did our own little "Say Yes to the Dress" episode. My daughter was able to try on as many dresses as she wished and the store staff was nothing but wonderful. We had all our alteration done there as well by Patty and she did a fantastic job. The bride was beautiful and both she and I received so many compliments on her gown. Great job ladies!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
got our tuxedos from here and the company was easy to work with.
got our tuxedos from here and the company was easy to work with.
got our tuxedos from here and the company was easy to work with. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.1/5.0
Great Tux...thanks for making my husband handsome!
Great Tux...thanks for making my husband handsome!
Great Tux...thanks for making my husband handsome! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
I received such fabulous service from everyone on staff! From Jenny, who was my bridal consultant, to Patty, who did the alterations, the experience was top notch from start to finish.
I received such fabulous service from everyone on staff! From Jenny, who was my bridal consultant, to Patty, who did the Read more...
I received such fabulous service from everyone on staff! From Jenny, who was my bridal consultant, to Patty, who did the alterations, the experience was top notch from start to finish. Read less
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Sandy
Wedding:
5/29/1999
4.2/5.0
I rated 4 stars mostly because we had some very small issues with professionalism and timeliness. Overall though, the dress was beautiful and fit correctly and that was the most important thing! I still have my dress and will have it forever. The tiara did end up turning colors..but of course it's been stored for several years, so I am not totally surprised. Thanks for a beautiful gown!
I rated 4 stars mostly because we had some very small issues with professionalism and timeliness. Overall though, the Read more...
I rated 4 stars mostly because we had some very small issues with professionalism and timeliness. Overall though, the dress was beautiful and fit correctly and that was the most important thing! I still have my dress and will have it forever. The tiara did end up turning colors..but of course it's been stored for several years, so I am not totally surprised. Thanks for a beautiful gown! Read less
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