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Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty

Fallston , MD
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LOCATION

2101 Belair Road
Fallston, MD US 21047 (map)

PHONE

410-877-1517

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ABOUT US

Thank you for visiting our WeddingWire profile! Experience the very best in Customer Service and Bridal Styling, as well as on location Hair and Makeup Services when you visit an Amanda... Read more
Thank you for visiting our WeddingWire profile! Experience the very best in Customer Service and Bridal Styling, as well as on location Hair and Makeup Services when you visit an Amanda Ritchey Boutique! Every Amanda Ritchey Bride recieves the piece of mind that is fostered from a relationship with a caring, honest, and experienced Bridal Consultant. You will find our selection of Bridal gowns to be among the best in Maryland and surrounding areas. We word hard so that you can experience the "BEST" in customer service and selection. We welcome the opportunity to contribute to the beauty of your wedding!


Fallston Location

2101 Belair Rd.

Fallston, MD 21047

410-877-1517



Baltimore Location

1905 East Joppa Rd.

Parkville, MD 21234

410-661-5470 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?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
If you'd like to come in to look at any of our collections, we do recommend making an appointment, especially if you plan to come on the weekend or evening. We do accept walk-ins with open arms if that is more convenient for you too!
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
We recommend that brides order their gowns about 9 months out. Mother's, bridesmaids, and flowergirls we recommend ordering about 6 months out. Tuxedo need to be ordered no later than 2 months before.
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
All of our gowns are brand new. We do not consign or sell used gowns.
How often do you receive new dresses?
We are constantly receiving new stock pieces.
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
We have three seamstresses who are all independent contractors. They work with almost all of our customers and will meet you at either of our locations for your fittings.

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Amanda
Wedding:
10/16/2015
5.0/5.0
This past weekend I bought my dress at Amanda Ritchey Bridal. I had my Mother, Aunt who were both out of state coming to go dress shopping with me. I was interested in a particular designer and I found them online, I called on Wednesday and was able to get an appointment the next day. Courtney helped me into numerous dresses and listened to what I wanted to look like on my day. I found two dresses I really liked but needed time to make a decision-she in no way pressured me to buy and in fact told me to sleep on it. The next day I went to Davids, Alfred Angelo and the customer service just did not even compare- I felt like I was a priority at Amanda Ritchey from the beginning and as an indecisive type of person in general they gave me the time I needed to make a decision without feeling pressure. The next day I came back with my mom, aunt and fiancé's mother who saw pictures but wasn't convinced-needless to say she loved the dress. I didn't even have an appointment and it was a holiday weekend and they accommodated me right away. I went home an ultimately decided it was the one. I came back the next day again without an appointment and they had no complaint about seeing me again and trying on the dress. They measured me and measured my hip to the hem of the dress for a custom fit. It was a little more expensive than I had wanted but I felt that having excellent service was worth spending more for less stress in the end. We asked about cost of cleaning a veil (it was my mother's) and she called me to follow up with how much it would cost. They made my wedding dress experience wonderful and I cannot recommend them enough!!
This past weekend I bought my dress at Amanda Ritchey Bridal. I had my Mother, Aunt who were both out of state coming to Read more...
This past weekend I bought my dress at Amanda Ritchey Bridal. I had my Mother, Aunt who were both out of state coming to go dress shopping with me. I was interested in a particular designer and I found them online, I called on Wednesday and was able to get an appointment the next day. Courtney helped me into numerous dresses and listened to what I wanted to look like on my day. I found two dresses I really liked but needed time to make a decision-she in no way pressured me to buy and in fact told me to sleep on it. The next day I went to Davids, Alfred Angelo and the customer service just did not even compare- I felt like I was a priority at Amanda Ritchey from the beginning and as an indecisive type of person in general they gave me the time I needed to make a decision without feeling pressure. The next day I came back with my mom, aunt and fiancé's mother who saw pictures but wasn't convinced-needless to say she loved the dress. I didn't even have an appointment and it was a holiday weekend and they accommodated me right away. I went home an ultimately decided it was the one. I came back the next day again without an appointment and they had no complaint about seeing me again and trying on the dress. They measured me and measured my hip to the hem of the dress for a custom fit. It was a little more expensive than I had wanted but I felt that having excellent service was worth spending more for less stress in the end. We asked about cost of cleaning a veil (it was my mother's) and she called me to follow up with how much it would cost. They made my wedding dress experience wonderful and I cannot recommend them enough!! Read less
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Jade
Wedding:
9/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Amanda is the owner and she is wonderful! She takes personal time to spend with each of her brides even though technicaly you are being helped by another representative. The shop is clean and everyone is very attentive to your needs. I found my dress here and majority of all my accessories too! I also found my bridesmaid dresses here too. Top quality for bridal & bridesmaid dresses. Bridesmaid dress prices are a little high for my taste but you get better quality compared to Davids Bridal and better attention too. Love love lover Amanda Ritchey and her Parkville store.

My mom did visit the Fallston store she personally was not as impressed with that store BUT the Parkville store and it's associates are amazing! Amanda the owner is awesome at both locations but the staff at the Fallston store was not as impressive according to my mom.

Overal very wonderful!
Amanda is the owner and she is wonderful! She takes personal time to spend with each of her brides even though technicaly Read more...
Amanda is the owner and she is wonderful! She takes personal time to spend with each of her brides even though technicaly you are being helped by another representative. The shop is clean and everyone is very attentive to your needs. I found my dress here and majority of all my accessories too! I also found my bridesmaid dresses here too. Top quality for bridal & bridesmaid dresses. Bridesmaid dress prices are a little high for my taste but you get better quality compared to Davids Bridal and better attention too. Love love lover Amanda Ritchey and her Parkville store.

My mom did visit the Fallston store she personally was not as impressed with that store BUT the Parkville store and it's associates are amazing! Amanda the owner is awesome at both locations but the staff at the Fallston store was not as impressive according to my mom.

Overal very wonderful! Read less
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Brittany
Wedding:
7/31/2014
5.0/5.0
They worked so lovely with me. I wasn't sure of what I was looking for but when they pulled the 5th dress, I knew that was it. They knew exactly what I was looking for, without me telling them. They treated myself and my friend so lovely and really listened to us! The price was amazing, also! It was a $5800 dress- I paid $2000! Amanda Ritchey is so nice and the salon is beautiful! If you're looking for a great dress, at a great price, with a great experience- go to Amanda Ritchey! :)
They worked so lovely with me. I wasn't sure of what I was looking for but when they pulled the 5th dress, I knew that was Read more...
They worked so lovely with me. I wasn't sure of what I was looking for but when they pulled the 5th dress, I knew that was it. They knew exactly what I was looking for, without me telling them. They treated myself and my friend so lovely and really listened to us! The price was amazing, also! It was a $5800 dress- I paid $2000! Amanda Ritchey is so nice and the salon is beautiful! If you're looking for a great dress, at a great price, with a great experience- go to Amanda Ritchey! :) Read less
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Jill
Wedding:
7/12/2014
5.0/5.0
All I can say is WOW!!! I wish I was not the last of my friends to get married because I would recommend everyone to this shop in Fallston. Amanda Ritchey, herself, helped me. She knew she was not going to make a big sale because I had a small budget and my bridesmaids are out of state so they purchased their dresses at other places. She sat down with me for a couple of minutes to discuss what I like or don't like and within 10 minutes she brought up 10 dresses all in my price range and helped me with each dress. The 2nd dress I put on, I ended up purchasing. However, I had an appt with another bridal shop so I wanted to go there, just to be sure. It was obvious to my friend, my mom and I that we all wanted to go back to Amanda Ritchey. So, the next day, I went back and Anne at the shop helped me....even took pictures on her own phone and text messaged them to me. The professionalism, kindness, understanding and how helpful they were was truly amazing. I was SO nervous and they made me feel like a million bucks. I love, love, love that shop and everyone should buy their dresses from there. Thank you Amanda Ritchey and staff, I was so thrilled that I made that appt with you.
All I can say is WOW!!! I wish I was not the last of my friends to get married because I would recommend everyone to this Read more...
All I can say is WOW!!! I wish I was not the last of my friends to get married because I would recommend everyone to this shop in Fallston. Amanda Ritchey, herself, helped me. She knew she was not going to make a big sale because I had a small budget and my bridesmaids are out of state so they purchased their dresses at other places. She sat down with me for a couple of minutes to discuss what I like or don't like and within 10 minutes she brought up 10 dresses all in my price range and helped me with each dress. The 2nd dress I put on, I ended up purchasing. However, I had an appt with another bridal shop so I wanted to go there, just to be sure. It was obvious to my friend, my mom and I that we all wanted to go back to Amanda Ritchey. So, the next day, I went back and Anne at the shop helped me....even took pictures on her own phone and text messaged them to me. The professionalism, kindness, understanding and how helpful they were was truly amazing. I was SO nervous and they made me feel like a million bucks. I love, love, love that shop and everyone should buy their dresses from there. Thank you Amanda Ritchey and staff, I was so thrilled that I made that appt with you. Read less
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Kim
Wedding:
6/20/2014
5.0/5.0
I just wanted to share how great Amanda Ritchey's bridal shop is! I bought my dress from the Joppa rd. location and my cosultant was Antonio (I'm probably spelling her name incorrectly.) She picked out my perfect dress and was honest with her opinions and gave me great ideas to help me spend as less money as possible. They called the designer to get the specific sash I asked for and responded when they said they would. I had mixed feelings about buying a dress off the rack but Antonio assured me that if I were to purchase my dress off the rack, I would get the same exact dress that I would get from the designer, I would just be paying more. I felt confident that if had any questions after purchasing my dress, i could talk to them and have all my questions answered! If you live in Baltimore don't buy your dress from anywhere else and ask for Antonio. She is great!
I just wanted to share how great Amanda Ritchey's bridal shop is! I bought my dress from the Joppa rd. location and my Read more...
I just wanted to share how great Amanda Ritchey's bridal shop is! I bought my dress from the Joppa rd. location and my cosultant was Antonio (I'm probably spelling her name incorrectly.) She picked out my perfect dress and was honest with her opinions and gave me great ideas to help me spend as less money as possible. They called the designer to get the specific sash I asked for and responded when they said they would. I had mixed feelings about buying a dress off the rack but Antonio assured me that if I were to purchase my dress off the rack, I would get the same exact dress that I would get from the designer, I would just be paying more. I felt confident that if had any questions after purchasing my dress, i could talk to them and have all my questions answered! If you live in Baltimore don't buy your dress from anywhere else and ask for Antonio. She is great! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/14/2014
5.0/5.0
My experience at Amanda Ritchey was amazing! All of the girls are extremely sweet, and helpful. They make you feel like an old friend, not a "sale" (like most salons do). They honestly want to help you find the dress of your dreams, while respecting your budget at the same time. They actually take the time to listen to what you want and like. Sam was my consultant and she was fantastic! I told her what I liked and the first dress I tried on, was everything I said, not to mention the song I want to walk down the aisle to was on when I walked out! Needless to say, it was the one and I wouldn't have found it without Amanda Ritchey and her girls!
My experience at Amanda Ritchey was amazing! All of the girls are extremely sweet, and helpful. They make you feel like an Read more...
My experience at Amanda Ritchey was amazing! All of the girls are extremely sweet, and helpful. They make you feel like an old friend, not a "sale" (like most salons do). They honestly want to help you find the dress of your dreams, while respecting your budget at the same time. They actually take the time to listen to what you want and like. Sam was my consultant and she was fantastic! I told her what I liked and the first dress I tried on, was everything I said, not to mention the song I want to walk down the aisle to was on when I walked out! Needless to say, it was the one and I wouldn't have found it without Amanda Ritchey and her girls! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I went shopping for my wedding dress at David's Bridal before I found Amanda Ritchey bridal. I was devastated from the horrible experience from Davids that I was afraid I wouldn't find a dress in time since I only had 3 months to do so.

I walked into Amanda's without an appointment and Amanda the owner took the time to help me. She selected 3 gowns - the first wasn't really me - the second was almost it but on the third I knew I had my dress. Amanda let me buy the dress off the rack and she even gave me a discount.

The alterations were done on site so I didn't have to try to find someone else to help me with that. The alterations were almost perfect - it was my fault they weren't perfect I somehow dropped some pounds right before my big day - I think it was from all my stress.

This bridal store has everything tuxes bridesmaids bridal hair and makeup. Too it off with an awesome professional staff and you have the best place to go.
I went shopping for my wedding dress at David's Bridal before I found Amanda Ritchey bridal. I was devastated from the Read more...
I went shopping for my wedding dress at David's Bridal before I found Amanda Ritchey bridal. I was devastated from the horrible experience from Davids that I was afraid I wouldn't find a dress in time since I only had 3 months to do so.

I walked into Amanda's without an appointment and Amanda the owner took the time to help me. She selected 3 gowns - the first wasn't really me - the second was almost it but on the third I knew I had my dress. Amanda let me buy the dress off the rack and she even gave me a discount.

The alterations were done on site so I didn't have to try to find someone else to help me with that. The alterations were almost perfect - it was my fault they weren't perfect I somehow dropped some pounds right before my big day - I think it was from all my stress.

This bridal store has everything tuxes bridesmaids bridal hair and makeup. Too it off with an awesome professional staff and you have the best place to go. Read less
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Wedding:
5/30/2014
5.0/5.0
Purchased my dress 2.5 years before my wedding! Absolutely great girls to work with and dresses in the shop are beautiful! I received so many compliments on my dress!
Purchased my dress 2.5 years before my wedding! Absolutely great girls to work with and dresses in the shop are beautiful! Read more...
Purchased my dress 2.5 years before my wedding! Absolutely great girls to work with and dresses in the shop are beautiful! I received so many compliments on my dress! Read less
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Charlene
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I was not looking for the traditional white gown since this was my 3rd marriage in my mature years. I also waited until late to dress shop. Amanda assured me that I would find a gown and that we'd get it in on time. She brought gowns to me that fit my body type. I was not planning on wearing a long gown but when she brought me some, I fell in love with the one I chose as my gown. It was aqua chiffon with ivory lace off the shoulder straps and ivory bodice. It was perfect for my day time garden wedding with the Chesapeake Bay just down the walkway. I had so many compliments on how beautiful my gown was. Amanda also provides an alternation service and the alterations were great.
I was not looking for the traditional white gown since this was my 3rd marriage in my mature years. I also waited until Read more...
I was not looking for the traditional white gown since this was my 3rd marriage in my mature years. I also waited until late to dress shop. Amanda assured me that I would find a gown and that we'd get it in on time. She brought gowns to me that fit my body type. I was not planning on wearing a long gown but when she brought me some, I fell in love with the one I chose as my gown. It was aqua chiffon with ivory lace off the shoulder straps and ivory bodice. It was perfect for my day time garden wedding with the Chesapeake Bay just down the walkway. I had so many compliments on how beautiful my gown was. Amanda also provides an alternation service and the alterations were great. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/6/2014
5.0/5.0
Amanda Ritchey is amazing! I had Antonia (sp)...
She was so kind and sensitive to my needs. I have put off wedding dress shpping for a year now due to my low self esteem... So with 6 months until the wedding it was now or not getting a dress... I was so impressed with my experience. She made me feel so confident and dare I say, pretty! The dress I chose is very slimming! She brought humor to my anxieties as well... If I said "fat" she would respond, "the 'f' word is not permitted in this store!" I love her! And when I picked the dress it was a big Bally celebration and I felt so special! Can't say enough good things about this store and my consultant!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Amanda Ritchey is amazing! I had Antonia (sp)...
She was so kind and sensitive to my needs. I have put off wedding Read more...
Amanda Ritchey is amazing! I had Antonia (sp)...
She was so kind and sensitive to my needs. I have put off wedding dress shpping for a year now due to my low self esteem... So with 6 months until the wedding it was now or not getting a dress... I was so impressed with my experience. She made me feel so confident and dare I say, pretty! The dress I chose is very slimming! She brought humor to my anxieties as well... If I said "fat" she would respond, "the 'f' word is not permitted in this store!" I love her! And when I picked the dress it was a big Bally celebration and I felt so special! Can't say enough good things about this store and my consultant!!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
3/15/2014
5.0/5.0
I had been to many bridal shops before we found Amanda Ritchey in Parkville. The store is beautifully set up, with a serene environment, and a professional staff. The staff were supportive and helpful without being intrusive. Every suggestion was well thought out and made sense. I absolutely loved my dress!!! They were flexible and accommodating with some necessary dress changes. Alterations by their on sight seamstress, Ann Wager, were prompt and top notch. Antonia Vega helped me find the perfect dress, and was there for the fittings. We also hired her to come to the hotel with her assistant, to do hair and make-up. They did an amazing job!! Everyone looked great. Antonia's professionalism, calm demeanor, and sweetness made all of the difference. She is a true artist. I would recommend this vendor to any future bride!!
I had been to many bridal shops before we found Amanda Ritchey in Parkville. The store is beautifully set up, with a Read more...
I had been to many bridal shops before we found Amanda Ritchey in Parkville. The store is beautifully set up, with a serene environment, and a professional staff. The staff were supportive and helpful without being intrusive. Every suggestion was well thought out and made sense. I absolutely loved my dress!!! They were flexible and accommodating with some necessary dress changes. Alterations by their on sight seamstress, Ann Wager, were prompt and top notch. Antonia Vega helped me find the perfect dress, and was there for the fittings. We also hired her to come to the hotel with her assistant, to do hair and make-up. They did an amazing job!! Everyone looked great. Antonia's professionalism, calm demeanor, and sweetness made all of the difference. She is a true artist. I would recommend this vendor to any future bride!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had such a good experience here. They spent a lot time with me when I was trying to decide which dress I liked and gave me such great suggestions about veils and shoes. My dress came in in plenty of time and all of my alterations were great. The dress was ready and steamed for pick up and they are doing my cleaning and preservation. The dress fit perfectly!! I loved it and had lots of compliments about how beautiful it was!! I would definitely recommend going here to any bride.
I had such a good experience here. They spent a lot time with me when I was trying to decide which dress I liked and gave Read more...
I had such a good experience here. They spent a lot time with me when I was trying to decide which dress I liked and gave me such great suggestions about veils and shoes. My dress came in in plenty of time and all of my alterations were great. The dress was ready and steamed for pick up and they are doing my cleaning and preservation. The dress fit perfectly!! I loved it and had lots of compliments about how beautiful it was!! I would definitely recommend going here to any bride. Read less
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BKS
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough good things about Amanda Ritchey Bridal! The very first store I went to when starting my wedding dress hunt was the Fallston store. The store was awesome and made my family and I feel very comfortable. They helped me try a dress in every possible style to figure out what I liked and didn’t like. They had samples in many different sizes so I could really see what the dresses would look like on me, not just hold up a size 6 and use my imagination. At my first appointment, there was one dress that stuck with me. All the girls at the store swore I’d be back to buy it, and after trying 9 different stores from NoVa to York, Pa and probably 60 dresses… they were right! I should have listened to them the first time. I tried dresses on at the Parkville store and had the same great experience as with the Fallston store. I was very happy to work directly with Amanda many times. She is great and had tons of helpful advice.
I cannot say enough good things about Amanda Ritchey Bridal! The very first store I went to when starting my wedding dress Read more...
I cannot say enough good things about Amanda Ritchey Bridal! The very first store I went to when starting my wedding dress hunt was the Fallston store. The store was awesome and made my family and I feel very comfortable. They helped me try a dress in every possible style to figure out what I liked and didn’t like. They had samples in many different sizes so I could really see what the dresses would look like on me, not just hold up a size 6 and use my imagination. At my first appointment, there was one dress that stuck with me. All the girls at the store swore I’d be back to buy it, and after trying 9 different stores from NoVa to York, Pa and probably 60 dresses… they were right! I should have listened to them the first time. I tried dresses on at the Parkville store and had the same great experience as with the Fallston store. I was very happy to work directly with Amanda many times. She is great and had tons of helpful advice. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I had family in town and thought it would be fun to set an appointment to look at dresses. I had no intentions in purchasing my dress that day. When we arrived me met my consultant Andrea. She asked me a few questions about what I liked, I was all over the place and liked everything! I showed her a couple of different pictures that were all different styles. Andrea put me in every style dress. All of the dresses I thought that I "loved" I HATED on! lol! Thank goodness for Andrea- she figured out my style in a short period of time without me even explaining too much about myself. The dress she picked I probably would have never picked if only seeing it on a hanger but once I put it on I knew it was "The One". I definitely could not have done it with out her and give her all of the credit, she NAILED it! She made that day so much more then I ever thought it would have been. It was truly special and it was all because of her. Thanks again Andrea!!
I had family in town and thought it would be fun to set an appointment to look at dresses. I had no intentions in Read more...
I had family in town and thought it would be fun to set an appointment to look at dresses. I had no intentions in purchasing my dress that day. When we arrived me met my consultant Andrea. She asked me a few questions about what I liked, I was all over the place and liked everything! I showed her a couple of different pictures that were all different styles. Andrea put me in every style dress. All of the dresses I thought that I "loved" I HATED on! lol! Thank goodness for Andrea- she figured out my style in a short period of time without me even explaining too much about myself. The dress she picked I probably would have never picked if only seeing it on a hanger but once I put it on I knew it was "The One". I definitely could not have done it with out her and give her all of the credit, she NAILED it! She made that day so much more then I ever thought it would have been. It was truly special and it was all because of her. Thanks again Andrea!! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough nice things about Amanda Ritchey!! I work and live near her Fallston store and was always driving past and admiring her beautiful dresses! When the time came to get my wedding dress, I knew that I wanted her to be one of my stops! After going to two other stores that I was not impressed with, it was Amanda's turn. When I walked in everyone there was super friendly and welcoming! Amanda then went and sat down with me and took the time to get to know me for at least 15 minutes! Once she had an idea of what I was looking for she went to pull some dresses. The first dress that she put me in was my dress! I didn't even try any more one after that, I just knew! Once you pick your dress, they turn down the lights and put Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" on and let you and those with you have "your moment."

We didn't stop there with Amanda either! We went back and bought all three bridesmaid's dresses there and then went back for the junior bridesmaids and flower girl. The girls working that evening did not care that the little girls took 2 hours and tried on every dress in the store that was for someone their size! Then the groomsmen went and got their tuxes/suits rented from there! There was a slight miscommunication with the suits, but it was resovled extremely quickly and professionally!

Amanda also came out to my parents house the day of the wedding and did everyone's makeup. She did an absolutely amazing job!! All of the girls received so many compliments on their makeup!

All-in-all Amanda Ritchey can be your one stop shop for wedding things, or you can just use her for getting your dress. Whichever, you will be treated wonderfully by all of the staff at either store!
I cannot say enough nice things about Amanda Ritchey!! I work and live near her Fallston store and was always driving past Read more...
I cannot say enough nice things about Amanda Ritchey!! I work and live near her Fallston store and was always driving past and admiring her beautiful dresses! When the time came to get my wedding dress, I knew that I wanted her to be one of my stops! After going to two other stores that I was not impressed with, it was Amanda's turn. When I walked in everyone there was super friendly and welcoming! Amanda then went and sat down with me and took the time to get to know me for at least 15 minutes! Once she had an idea of what I was looking for she went to pull some dresses. The first dress that she put me in was my dress! I didn't even try any more one after that, I just knew! Once you pick your dress, they turn down the lights and put Louis Armstrong's "What a Wonderful World" on and let you and those with you have "your moment."

We didn't stop there with Amanda either! We went back and bought all three bridesmaid's dresses there and then went back for the junior bridesmaids and flower girl. The girls working that evening did not care that the little girls took 2 hours and tried on every dress in the store that was for someone their size! Then the groomsmen went and got their tuxes/suits rented from there! There was a slight miscommunication with the suits, but it was resovled extremely quickly and professionally!

Amanda also came out to my parents house the day of the wedding and did everyone's makeup. She did an absolutely amazing job!! All of the girls received so many compliments on their makeup!

All-in-all Amanda Ritchey can be your one stop shop for wedding things, or you can just use her for getting your dress. Whichever, you will be treated wonderfully by all of the staff at either store! Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
My experience at Amanda Ritchey Bridal & Beauty made planning my wedding easy and stress-free. Amanda Ritchey is a one-stop shop for all your bridal needs!! I appreciated the fact that the bridal consultants went out of their way to find me the perfect dress, telling me what looked good for my body type, how to wear my hair, what jewelry would compliment the dress, etc. I am also grateful that the consultants were so accommodating even though I was planning my wedding in only a few months. I was able to purchase my dress and my bridesmaids' dresses on the same day, as well as make an appointment for a hair and makeup trial and my groom's suit rental. It was so convenient to get everything we needed in one place. Antonia is the most fabulous hair and makeup artist. She came to our venue the day of the wedding and was able to complete hair and makeup for all six women!! She listened to everyone's needs, and everyone looked gorgeous for my wedding! We were all so impressed!! I would definitely recommend Amanda Ritchey to busy, on-the-go brides like myself!!
My experience at Amanda Ritchey Bridal & Beauty made planning my wedding easy and stress-free. Amanda Ritchey is a Read more...
My experience at Amanda Ritchey Bridal & Beauty made planning my wedding easy and stress-free. Amanda Ritchey is a one-stop shop for all your bridal needs!! I appreciated the fact that the bridal consultants went out of their way to find me the perfect dress, telling me what looked good for my body type, how to wear my hair, what jewelry would compliment the dress, etc. I am also grateful that the consultants were so accommodating even though I was planning my wedding in only a few months. I was able to purchase my dress and my bridesmaids' dresses on the same day, as well as make an appointment for a hair and makeup trial and my groom's suit rental. It was so convenient to get everything we needed in one place. Antonia is the most fabulous hair and makeup artist. She came to our venue the day of the wedding and was able to complete hair and makeup for all six women!! She listened to everyone's needs, and everyone looked gorgeous for my wedding! We were all so impressed!! I would definitely recommend Amanda Ritchey to busy, on-the-go brides like myself!! Read less
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Gina
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
If I could give more than 5 stars I would! About 2 years ago my sister and I met Amanda at a wedding show. She took the time to speak with us about my sister's upcoming wedding. After previously shopping around for her wedding dress, my sister made an appointment at Amanda Rithcie bridal. We had the most amazing experience that I promised I would return to buy my wedding dress when that time came.

Well, two years later I made an appointment at Amanda Ritchie's Bridal and had the same wonderful experience. My consultant was amazing and she worked with me to make sure that I tried on every style I liked. I purchased a dress that day.

After purchasing my dress I called Jill at Amanda Ritchie's, in tears because I was not sure that I was really in "LOVE" with the dress that I had purchased. I had another dress that I could not stop thinking about and was worried I had made the wrong decision. Jill reassured me that everything would be okay and scheduled another appointment to try on both dresses. I went in to the appointment and worked with the manager Jess. I tried on the new dress along with the dress that I had purchased. While, both were beautiful I knew the new dress was the "one". Jess worked with Amanda and I was able to get the new dress without any issues.

I typically never write reviews but I was so impressed with the quality of service that both my sister and i received that I needed to tell other brides. You will not be dissappointed with the quality of service and committment that these ladies offer. Amanda, Jill, Jess and the rest of the staff, thank you so much for everything!
If I could give more than 5 stars I would! About 2 years ago my sister and I met Amanda at a wedding show. She took the Read more...
If I could give more than 5 stars I would! About 2 years ago my sister and I met Amanda at a wedding show. She took the time to speak with us about my sister's upcoming wedding. After previously shopping around for her wedding dress, my sister made an appointment at Amanda Rithcie bridal. We had the most amazing experience that I promised I would return to buy my wedding dress when that time came.

Well, two years later I made an appointment at Amanda Ritchie's Bridal and had the same wonderful experience. My consultant was amazing and she worked with me to make sure that I tried on every style I liked. I purchased a dress that day.

After purchasing my dress I called Jill at Amanda Ritchie's, in tears because I was not sure that I was really in "LOVE" with the dress that I had purchased. I had another dress that I could not stop thinking about and was worried I had made the wrong decision. Jill reassured me that everything would be okay and scheduled another appointment to try on both dresses. I went in to the appointment and worked with the manager Jess. I tried on the new dress along with the dress that I had purchased. While, both were beautiful I knew the new dress was the "one". Jess worked with Amanda and I was able to get the new dress without any issues.

I typically never write reviews but I was so impressed with the quality of service that both my sister and i received that I needed to tell other brides. You will not be dissappointed with the quality of service and committment that these ladies offer. Amanda, Jill, Jess and the rest of the staff, thank you so much for everything! Read less
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C
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter recently married. Amanda Ritchey was scheduled to be the first stop in her pursuit of the perfect wedding dress. It turned out to be her first and only stop. By the 4th or 5th dress, Amanda knew exactly what dress to pull for her to try on. My daughter was not one that I felt would be easily pleased but the dress that Amanda had her try on was "the one". Amanda, then made other suggestions as to a belt and decorative flower which personalized her dress perfectly. When in doubt about a veil or head accessory, Amanda again met with us to help her with a decision. Then, in a lovely gesture, suggested she use the veil as her "something borrowed". How many other bridal stores would think to do something so kind and special as that? I would like to thank Amanda and her staff for helping to make my daughter's day so special. Thank you, Amanda - she was absolutely beautiful in her dress.
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My daughter recently married. Amanda Ritchey was scheduled to be the first stop in her pursuit of the perfect wedding dress. It turned out to be her first and only stop. By the 4th or 5th dress, Amanda knew exactly what dress to pull for her to try on. My daughter was not one that I felt would be easily pleased but the dress that Amanda had her try on was "the one". Amanda, then made other suggestions as to a belt and decorative flower which personalized her dress perfectly. When in doubt about a veil or head accessory, Amanda again met with us to help her with a decision. Then, in a lovely gesture, suggested she use the veil as her "something borrowed". How many other bridal stores would think to do something so kind and special as that? I would like to thank Amanda and her staff for helping to make my daughter's day so special. Thank you, Amanda - she was absolutely beautiful in her dress. Read less
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SOLANGE
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a pleasure dealing with all of the salespersons at this shop. They were all very pleasant & helpful.
Very professional.
It was a pleasure dealing with all of the salespersons at this shop. They were all very pleasant & helpful.
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It was a pleasure dealing with all of the salespersons at this shop. They were all very pleasant & helpful.
Very professional. Read less
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ashton
Wedding:
9/28/2013
5.0/5.0
Amanda and the whole gang was so helpful for finding me the most AMAZING dress. I loved my dress so much!
Amanda and the whole gang was so helpful for finding me the most AMAZING dress. I loved my dress so much!
Amanda and the whole gang was so helpful for finding me the most AMAZING dress. I loved my dress so much! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Amanda and her team made the dress buying process so much fun! I purchased my dress at the Falston location and couldn't have been happier with the location, my dress, or her team.

The Falston location is a quaint space, with SEVERAL dresses avaialable for all shapes and sizes of women. Never once did I feel that I was just another bride coming in for a sale. The staff was excited about helping me find my perfect dress listening to all of my wishes, while also listening to what my mom and aunt were asking to see on me.

Amanda and her team were very responsive to all calls and were in constant contact regarding my dress. I would recommend Amanda Ritchey to all brides out there!
Amanda and her team made the dress buying process so much fun! I purchased my dress at the Falston location and couldn't Read more...
Amanda and her team made the dress buying process so much fun! I purchased my dress at the Falston location and couldn't have been happier with the location, my dress, or her team.

The Falston location is a quaint space, with SEVERAL dresses avaialable for all shapes and sizes of women. Never once did I feel that I was just another bride coming in for a sale. The staff was excited about helping me find my perfect dress listening to all of my wishes, while also listening to what my mom and aunt were asking to see on me.

Amanda and her team were very responsive to all calls and were in constant contact regarding my dress. I would recommend Amanda Ritchey to all brides out there! Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
I went to Amanda Ritchey at the very last minute to get a gown after finding out that a gown I had original ordered was discontinued from another vendor. The staff at Amanda Ritchey was just fabulous in helping me choose a gown off the rack that was perfect for me. They rushed to have it altered so that I would have it in time for my daughter's wedding. The gown was beyond my expectations and looked gorgeous.
I went to Amanda Ritchey at the very last minute to get a gown after finding out that a gown I had original ordered was Read more...
I went to Amanda Ritchey at the very last minute to get a gown after finding out that a gown I had original ordered was discontinued from another vendor. The staff at Amanda Ritchey was just fabulous in helping me choose a gown off the rack that was perfect for me. They rushed to have it altered so that I would have it in time for my daughter's wedding. The gown was beyond my expectations and looked gorgeous. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Amanda Ritchey Bridal! They were so helpful with everything. They are so easy to work with and let me come in multiple times to make sure my veil and flower girl dress matched my wedding dress. The seamstress is also very nice and did a beautiful job on alterations to my dress. I was very pleased with all of their services.
I loved working with Amanda Ritchey Bridal! They were so helpful with everything. They are so easy to work with and let me Read more...
I loved working with Amanda Ritchey Bridal! They were so helpful with everything. They are so easy to work with and let me come in multiple times to make sure my veil and flower girl dress matched my wedding dress. The seamstress is also very nice and did a beautiful job on alterations to my dress. I was very pleased with all of their services. Read less
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Mariel
Wedding:
9/20/2013
5.0/5.0
I purchased my wedding dress from Sam and I couldn't have been happier with my experience. I first went with just my mother and sister and she listened to what I was looking for and allowed all of us to pick several dresses of all different styles. She really helped us have fun with it! After I tried a few on, she grabbed a couple that she thought I would like based on my figure and my style. I knew right away when I found the perfect dress. The best part was the price. Sam only got dresses under our budget and didn't try to upsell us. She also helped me find the perfect accessories with a beautiful belt and the perfect veil. When I went back with my future MIL and grandmothers, they played music and gave me a bouquet so I could really enjoy the moment of picking my dress. They are so wonderful and treated us like family. My bridesmaids and both mothers also purchased dresses at Amanda Ritchey and they are gorgeous dresses. I would highly recommend Amanda Ritchey and especially Sam to anyone getting married. They will make ou feel like the princess you deserve to feel like when choosing the most important dress of your life!
I purchased my wedding dress from Sam and I couldn't have been happier with my experience. I first went with just my Read more...
I purchased my wedding dress from Sam and I couldn't have been happier with my experience. I first went with just my mother and sister and she listened to what I was looking for and allowed all of us to pick several dresses of all different styles. She really helped us have fun with it! After I tried a few on, she grabbed a couple that she thought I would like based on my figure and my style. I knew right away when I found the perfect dress. The best part was the price. Sam only got dresses under our budget and didn't try to upsell us. She also helped me find the perfect accessories with a beautiful belt and the perfect veil. When I went back with my future MIL and grandmothers, they played music and gave me a bouquet so I could really enjoy the moment of picking my dress. They are so wonderful and treated us like family. My bridesmaids and both mothers also purchased dresses at Amanda Ritchey and they are gorgeous dresses. I would highly recommend Amanda Ritchey and especially Sam to anyone getting married. They will make ou feel like the princess you deserve to feel like when choosing the most important dress of your life! Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
It was a great experience working with the Amanda Ritchey girls! They are fun to be around and make you feel very comfortable. I like how they will give you an honest opinion and are NOT pushy at all! The dresses they have are some amazing designers. This was the first place i went to for finding my dress. It was also the last place! I have recommended this place to my other friends.
It was a great experience working with the Amanda Ritchey girls! They are fun to be around and make you feel very Read more...
It was a great experience working with the Amanda Ritchey girls! They are fun to be around and make you feel very comfortable. I like how they will give you an honest opinion and are NOT pushy at all! The dresses they have are some amazing designers. This was the first place i went to for finding my dress. It was also the last place! I have recommended this place to my other friends. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Amanda and her team are the best. They took time to listen to what I wanted and they were honest with me. I never felt like I was just another sale. I am a very indecisive person and I could not decided between two dresses. They let me come back multiple times, letting me try on the dresses back to back to help me decide. They were never pushy about making a sale, they just wanted to see me happy in a dress. I also ended up getting my bridesmaids dresses, my veil, and a belt for my dress at Amanda Ritchey. Lastly, I had ordered extra buttons to go all the way down the train of my dress. There were multiple problems with the manufacturer mailing out the buttons. Amanda and her team spent a lot of time on the phone with the manufacturer to get them in. On my wedding day my dress looked perfect, buttons and all! If you want a bridal salon who will make you feel like you are their only client then I would go to Amanda Ritchey.
Amanda and her team are the best. They took time to listen to what I wanted and they were honest with me. I never felt Read more...
Amanda and her team are the best. They took time to listen to what I wanted and they were honest with me. I never felt like I was just another sale. I am a very indecisive person and I could not decided between two dresses. They let me come back multiple times, letting me try on the dresses back to back to help me decide. They were never pushy about making a sale, they just wanted to see me happy in a dress. I also ended up getting my bridesmaids dresses, my veil, and a belt for my dress at Amanda Ritchey. Lastly, I had ordered extra buttons to go all the way down the train of my dress. There were multiple problems with the manufacturer mailing out the buttons. Amanda and her team spent a lot of time on the phone with the manufacturer to get them in. On my wedding day my dress looked perfect, buttons and all! If you want a bridal salon who will make you feel like you are their only client then I would go to Amanda Ritchey. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/1/2013
5.0/5.0
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE in every way. I first stumbled into Amanda Ritchey's over a year before my wedding. My grandfather had just passed away and I was looking for a way to cheer up my Mom. They were incredibly understanding that I was not looking to buy at that moment and still treated me amazingly anyway. We tried on all types of dresses and took their cards with me as I left.

A couple months later, as I was ready to start looking for dresses -- I found a particular dress that I was VERY interested in buying, that was carried by one of their vendors. They weren't able to get that dress in in-time for my appointment, and instead directed me towards other local bridal shops that had that dress. That is how committed they were to ME finding my perfect dress, as opposed to just closing a sale. I went the night before my appointment with Amanda Ritchey to try on "that" dress, and needless to say it was not all I had hoped for. At this other bridal salon however, I did find the dress that I thought I wanted for my wedding.

I went to my appointment with Amanda Ritchey the next day and explained to them about this NEW dress I had loved (with pictures and all), and although they did not carry it, they found another perfect and very similar dress -- that was all I needed. They were UNBELIEVABLY helpful and professional and truly only cared about me -- and I knew they had to be the people I worked with. Fast forward a few months and I feel like I have found friends in the girls who work there. I would stop in when I was home visiting my Mom and just talk, and they always remembered me when I called.

They sent me a picture text message the day before the wedding saying good luck and were nothing but so sweet and amazing the entire time.

The wedding industry can be tough - though I feel I was lucky with all of my vendors - but it is so rare to find somebody who truly cares about your day more than about themselves. Amanda Ritchey was that. A++ WONDERFUL.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE in every way. I first stumbled into Amanda Ritchey's over a year before my wedding. My grandfather had Read more...
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE in every way. I first stumbled into Amanda Ritchey's over a year before my wedding. My grandfather had just passed away and I was looking for a way to cheer up my Mom. They were incredibly understanding that I was not looking to buy at that moment and still treated me amazingly anyway. We tried on all types of dresses and took their cards with me as I left.

A couple months later, as I was ready to start looking for dresses -- I found a particular dress that I was VERY interested in buying, that was carried by one of their vendors. They weren't able to get that dress in in-time for my appointment, and instead directed me towards other local bridal shops that had that dress. That is how committed they were to ME finding my perfect dress, as opposed to just closing a sale. I went the night before my appointment with Amanda Ritchey to try on "that" dress, and needless to say it was not all I had hoped for. At this other bridal salon however, I did find the dress that I thought I wanted for my wedding.

I went to my appointment with Amanda Ritchey the next day and explained to them about this NEW dress I had loved (with pictures and all), and although they did not carry it, they found another perfect and very similar dress -- that was all I needed. They were UNBELIEVABLY helpful and professional and truly only cared about me -- and I knew they had to be the people I worked with. Fast forward a few months and I feel like I have found friends in the girls who work there. I would stop in when I was home visiting my Mom and just talk, and they always remembered me when I called.

They sent me a picture text message the day before the wedding saying good luck and were nothing but so sweet and amazing the entire time.

The wedding industry can be tough - though I feel I was lucky with all of my vendors - but it is so rare to find somebody who truly cares about your day more than about themselves. Amanda Ritchey was that. A++ WONDERFUL. Read less
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Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
We used Amanda Ritchey Bridal for Wedding Dress Shopping, Bridesmaids Dresses, Alterations as well as Hair & Makeup.

Wedding dress shopping at Amanda Ritchey is such an enjoyable experience. Not only will a consultant give you 100% of their attention getting into and out of dresses, you are not pressured with the time constraints of an appointment as you are at some of the bigger bridal stores. I was able to try on a dozen silhouettes in one appointment which really helped me narrow down what looked good on me.

I was looking for a very specific type of dress as we were having two weddings, one abroad and one here in Baltimore. I needed the dress to travel well. Amanda Ritchey Bridal was very helpful in making the right selection not only for fabric but also weight and ease of cleaning between weddings.

I had looked at hundreds of styles of bridesmaids dresses online and between their two stores Amanda Ritchey Bridal carries pretty much every style out there. The dress we decided on was perfect for our wedding and the store was very helpful as many of my bridesmaids live out of state and out of country so getting them measured was a challenge. In the end every girl looked incredible.

I ended up purchasing two wedding dresses ( a long dress and a short party dress ). From the time I purchased the dresses to the first fitting I lost 50lbs. It was too late to re-order but Amanda Ritchey Bridal's seamstress Nancy is a miracle worker. She was able to alter both dresses down 6+ sizes! Amazing.

We had such a great experience with all of the other services that we decided to use Amanda Ritchey Bridal for hair and makeup also. Antonia did a beautiful job under high pressure (my sister in law had a baby at 10am on the morning of our wedding so all of the family members wanted to get hair and makeup asap so they could go and see the baby before the wedding - it was a madhouse!).

Overall fantastic experience with Amanda Ritchey Bridal. Highly recommended!
We used Amanda Ritchey Bridal for Wedding Dress Shopping, Bridesmaids Dresses, Alterations as well as Hair & Makeup.
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We used Amanda Ritchey Bridal for Wedding Dress Shopping, Bridesmaids Dresses, Alterations as well as Hair & Makeup.

Wedding dress shopping at Amanda Ritchey is such an enjoyable experience. Not only will a consultant give you 100% of their attention getting into and out of dresses, you are not pressured with the time constraints of an appointment as you are at some of the bigger bridal stores. I was able to try on a dozen silhouettes in one appointment which really helped me narrow down what looked good on me.

I was looking for a very specific type of dress as we were having two weddings, one abroad and one here in Baltimore. I needed the dress to travel well. Amanda Ritchey Bridal was very helpful in making the right selection not only for fabric but also weight and ease of cleaning between weddings.

I had looked at hundreds of styles of bridesmaids dresses online and between their two stores Amanda Ritchey Bridal carries pretty much every style out there. The dress we decided on was perfect for our wedding and the store was very helpful as many of my bridesmaids live out of state and out of country so getting them measured was a challenge. In the end every girl looked incredible.

I ended up purchasing two wedding dresses ( a long dress and a short party dress ). From the time I purchased the dresses to the first fitting I lost 50lbs. It was too late to re-order but Amanda Ritchey Bridal's seamstress Nancy is a miracle worker. She was able to alter both dresses down 6+ sizes! Amazing.

We had such a great experience with all of the other services that we decided to use Amanda Ritchey Bridal for hair and makeup also. Antonia did a beautiful job under high pressure (my sister in law had a baby at 10am on the morning of our wedding so all of the family members wanted to get hair and makeup asap so they could go and see the baby before the wedding - it was a madhouse!).

Overall fantastic experience with Amanda Ritchey Bridal. Highly recommended! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
I went to Amanda Ritchey because they were the only bridal store in the area that carried Justin Alexander dresses which I had found in a magazine. Jess helped me try on dresses and it was such a fun experience. They were polite and professional and loved the act that I brought 6 people with me (not annoyed like many places). When I finally settled on my dress they even dimmed the lights and played Its A Wonderful World. Take about grade-A treatment!!

I even booked Amanda ritchey for my hair and makeup and they did a great job as well!! Every time I got to go to Amanda Ritchey it was a wonderful experience.
I went to Amanda Ritchey because they were the only bridal store in the area that carried Justin Alexander dresses which I Read more...
I went to Amanda Ritchey because they were the only bridal store in the area that carried Justin Alexander dresses which I had found in a magazine. Jess helped me try on dresses and it was such a fun experience. They were polite and professional and loved the act that I brought 6 people with me (not annoyed like many places). When I finally settled on my dress they even dimmed the lights and played Its A Wonderful World. Take about grade-A treatment!!

I even booked Amanda ritchey for my hair and makeup and they did a great job as well!! Every time I got to go to Amanda Ritchey it was a wonderful experience. Read less
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Kristen
Wedding:
8/3/2013
5.0/5.0
My experience at Amanda Ritchey was amazing! All of the girls were very sweet, honest, and helpful. They helped me find the dress of my dreams, while keeping my budget in mind. I shared the type of dress I was looking for and the girls at the store made sure to show me exactly what I wanted and were honest when I tried a variety of dresses on. My bridesmaids also purchased their dresses from Amanda and we were very pleased with the time in which they arrived and the price! My husband and the groomsmen also rented suit through Amanda and she was extremely helpful when we were picking out colors for the wedding party. The suits looked perfect on the beach. Amanda and her staff were very easy to deal with and of course helped us to be the best looking people on the beach!!
My experience at Amanda Ritchey was amazing! All of the girls were very sweet, honest, and helpful. They helped me find Read more...
My experience at Amanda Ritchey was amazing! All of the girls were very sweet, honest, and helpful. They helped me find the dress of my dreams, while keeping my budget in mind. I shared the type of dress I was looking for and the girls at the store made sure to show me exactly what I wanted and were honest when I tried a variety of dresses on. My bridesmaids also purchased their dresses from Amanda and we were very pleased with the time in which they arrived and the price! My husband and the groomsmen also rented suit through Amanda and she was extremely helpful when we were picking out colors for the wedding party. The suits looked perfect on the beach. Amanda and her staff were very easy to deal with and of course helped us to be the best looking people on the beach!! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
7/27/2013
5.0/5.0
Amanda was wonderful!! She and her employees helped me find the perfect dress!! They ordered all of my Bridesmaids dresses, had them rushed and even gave me the shoes to wear in my wedding , because they couldn't get them in my size anymore. I can't say enough about how helpful and nice they all were!! :) I really would like to recommend them too brides to be out there!! I don't think you'll be disappointed!! :)
Amanda was wonderful!! She and her employees helped me find the perfect dress!! They ordered all of my Bridesmaids Read more...
Amanda was wonderful!! She and her employees helped me find the perfect dress!! They ordered all of my Bridesmaids dresses, had them rushed and even gave me the shoes to wear in my wedding , because they couldn't get them in my size anymore. I can't say enough about how helpful and nice they all were!! :) I really would like to recommend them too brides to be out there!! I don't think you'll be disappointed!! :) Read less
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Kori
Wedding:
7/13/2013
5.0/5.0
Highly recommended!! Everyone there was extremely helpful, I could not have had a better experience!!
Highly recommended!! Everyone there was extremely helpful, I could not have had a better experience!!
Highly recommended!! Everyone there was extremely helpful, I could not have had a better experience!! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
Amanda and her staff were fantastic to work with. All of the attire for the wedding came from Amanda Ritchey Bridal. EVERYTHING! Jess and Antonia were great to work with, they were extremely helpful and were always able to answer any questions and made sure everything was perfect!
Amanda and her staff were fantastic to work with. All of the attire for the wedding came from Amanda Ritchey Bridal. Read more...
Amanda and her staff were fantastic to work with. All of the attire for the wedding came from Amanda Ritchey Bridal. EVERYTHING! Jess and Antonia were great to work with, they were extremely helpful and were always able to answer any questions and made sure everything was perfect! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
7/5/2013
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a wedding dress, definitely check out Amanda Ritchey Bridal shop in Fallston! Tons of different options from numerous designers which gives you plenty of options. Everyone at the shop was helpful but especially Sam who I got to work with. She was extremely helpful when I was searching for my dress. Amanda was great as well and made sure I had everything for my wedding which including getting my flower girl dress in time for the wedding. Great shop to visit!!
If you are looking for a wedding dress, definitely check out Amanda Ritchey Bridal shop in Fallston! Tons of different Read more...
If you are looking for a wedding dress, definitely check out Amanda Ritchey Bridal shop in Fallston! Tons of different options from numerous designers which gives you plenty of options. Everyone at the shop was helpful but especially Sam who I got to work with. She was extremely helpful when I was searching for my dress. Amanda was great as well and made sure I had everything for my wedding which including getting my flower girl dress in time for the wedding. Great shop to visit!! Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
These gals are great! I got my dress from the Baltimore location on Joppa Rd. They made the experience so special, making me feel like I was the only bride buying a dress that day! My dress came in on time and they were great about communicating the timeline. I also loved the seamstress, Nancy. Have no fear with her, she'll do a fabulous job. Prices are fair also. Highly recommend!
These gals are great! I got my dress from the Baltimore location on Joppa Rd. They made the experience so special, making Read more...
These gals are great! I got my dress from the Baltimore location on Joppa Rd. They made the experience so special, making me feel like I was the only bride buying a dress that day! My dress came in on time and they were great about communicating the timeline. I also loved the seamstress, Nancy. Have no fear with her, she'll do a fabulous job. Prices are fair also. Highly recommend! Read less
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Dawn
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
These women are so great to work with. I have gotten two bridemaids dresses from this store, and then called to see if they stocked my favorite bridal gown, since it was out of my price range at another boutique. This store beat their price, and helped me accessorize to feel fabulous. These ladies are very calm and patient and honestly want to help you look and feel your best in your dress.
These women are so great to work with. I have gotten two bridemaids dresses from this store, and then called to see if Read more...
These women are so great to work with. I have gotten two bridemaids dresses from this store, and then called to see if they stocked my favorite bridal gown, since it was out of my price range at another boutique. This store beat their price, and helped me accessorize to feel fabulous. These ladies are very calm and patient and honestly want to help you look and feel your best in your dress. Read less
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Katey
Wedding:
5/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience at Amanda Ritchey and would highly recommend them to anyone! The girls helped me find the perfect dress and I loved how it felt personal and we did not feel rushed or pressured like some other big chain stores. I my guys also ordered their tuxes from AR and they made sure everything fit perfectly by the big day. Nancy did my alterations and they were perfect.
Antonia did the girls hair and makeup and everyone looked awesome. She also brought another lady to help with makeup who was very friendly, helpful, and also did an awesome job!
Throughout my whole experience everyone we dealt with was very helpful and friendly and did as much as they could to make sure my experience was as stress free as it could be. Thanks for all your hard work girls!
I had a wonderful experience at Amanda Ritchey and would highly recommend them to anyone! The girls helped me find the Read more...
I had a wonderful experience at Amanda Ritchey and would highly recommend them to anyone! The girls helped me find the perfect dress and I loved how it felt personal and we did not feel rushed or pressured like some other big chain stores. I my guys also ordered their tuxes from AR and they made sure everything fit perfectly by the big day. Nancy did my alterations and they were perfect.
Antonia did the girls hair and makeup and everyone looked awesome. She also brought another lady to help with makeup who was very friendly, helpful, and also did an awesome job!
Throughout my whole experience everyone we dealt with was very helpful and friendly and did as much as they could to make sure my experience was as stress free as it could be. Thanks for all your hard work girls! Read less
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Shana
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
I first purchased a dress from David's Bridal, after some months of looking at it, I realized I bought it more because of the deal rather than how it actually looked. I finally decided to sell my dress on Ebay and buy a new one. Many of my friends had gone to Amanda Ritchey, so it seemed like the perfect choice. Not only was everyone I dealt with polite and professional, but every time I got off the phone with them or left the store I felt more excited about the wedding. And ultimately I got the perfect dress! Anne, who did my alterations, was amazing and pleasure to work with.
I first purchased a dress from David's Bridal, after some months of looking at it, I realized I bought it more because of Read more...
I first purchased a dress from David's Bridal, after some months of looking at it, I realized I bought it more because of the deal rather than how it actually looked. I finally decided to sell my dress on Ebay and buy a new one. Many of my friends had gone to Amanda Ritchey, so it seemed like the perfect choice. Not only was everyone I dealt with polite and professional, but every time I got off the phone with them or left the store I felt more excited about the wedding. And ultimately I got the perfect dress! Anne, who did my alterations, was amazing and pleasure to work with. Read less
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Elysia
Wedding:
2/23/2013
5.0/5.0
Jess & Antonia at the Parkville store outfitted our entire bridal party, guys and girls, mother of the bride and flower girl. They were fantastic to work with. Especially because we had almost all of our bridal party from out of state and even some out of the country! I also ordered my bridal accessories there and they were super responsive. Loved working with them!!
Jess & Antonia at the Parkville store outfitted our entire bridal party, guys and girls, mother of the bride and flower Read more...
Jess & Antonia at the Parkville store outfitted our entire bridal party, guys and girls, mother of the bride and flower girl. They were fantastic to work with. Especially because we had almost all of our bridal party from out of state and even some out of the country! I also ordered my bridal accessories there and they were super responsive. Loved working with them!! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
12/8/2012
5.0/5.0
I purchased my gown from the Amanda Ritchey location on Joppa Road in Baltimore. We did not make an appointment for the initial visit, but they were very accommodating when we arrived. The attendant made some great suggestions and I found my dress after trying on only 4 dresses. Their seamstress, Anne, was great to work with and made the process very easy and stress free.

The price was very reasonable and I was able to get my perfect princess gown without breaking the bank. They have a great selection and a spacious fitting area.
I purchased my gown from the Amanda Ritchey location on Joppa Road in Baltimore. We did not make an appointment for the Read more...
I purchased my gown from the Amanda Ritchey location on Joppa Road in Baltimore. We did not make an appointment for the initial visit, but they were very accommodating when we arrived. The attendant made some great suggestions and I found my dress after trying on only 4 dresses. Their seamstress, Anne, was great to work with and made the process very easy and stress free.

The price was very reasonable and I was able to get my perfect princess gown without breaking the bank. They have a great selection and a spacious fitting area. Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
11/2/2012
5.0/5.0
The Staff is amazing! They were so helpful during the whole process of dress shopping. They even provided an amazing seamstress. All the ladies are so kind and caring. They even helped dress my mother and sister.
The Staff is amazing! They were so helpful during the whole process of dress shopping. They even provided an amazing Read more...
The Staff is amazing! They were so helpful during the whole process of dress shopping. They even provided an amazing seamstress. All the ladies are so kind and caring. They even helped dress my mother and sister. Read less
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BaltimoreBride216
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I found Amanda Ritchey via the website for the designer of a gown I fell in love with at another store. Although the original store I worked with promised me that the dress would not be discontinued before the end of the year, lo and behold it was. I contacted Jill at Amanda Ritchey's Fallston store, who looked high and low for the style I was originally interested in. Although they did not have that dress, Jill offered to transfer all the dresses they had by that designer to the Parkville store so I could try them on while my mom was in town for the holidays. On top of that, they also transferred all the dresses by another designer I was interested in as well!

I walked in to the Parkville store and had the best experience from start to finish. Jess was amazingly professional and tolerant of both me and my eight person entourage. The best was when they let me walk down the "aisle" in the store in the gown I selected and played wedding-esq music. AMAZING! I would recommend Amanda Ritchey to any bride looking for the best service without the ridiculously high price tag. I had the ideal dress shopping experience here, and every bride deserves that :-)
I found Amanda Ritchey via the website for the designer of a gown I fell in love with at another store. Although the Read more...
I found Amanda Ritchey via the website for the designer of a gown I fell in love with at another store. Although the original store I worked with promised me that the dress would not be discontinued before the end of the year, lo and behold it was. I contacted Jill at Amanda Ritchey's Fallston store, who looked high and low for the style I was originally interested in. Although they did not have that dress, Jill offered to transfer all the dresses they had by that designer to the Parkville store so I could try them on while my mom was in town for the holidays. On top of that, they also transferred all the dresses by another designer I was interested in as well!

I walked in to the Parkville store and had the best experience from start to finish. Jess was amazingly professional and tolerant of both me and my eight person entourage. The best was when they let me walk down the "aisle" in the store in the gown I selected and played wedding-esq music. AMAZING! I would recommend Amanda Ritchey to any bride looking for the best service without the ridiculously high price tag. I had the ideal dress shopping experience here, and every bride deserves that :-) Read less
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Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your very kind review of our stores. It was a pleasure working with you and we appreciate your review very much. It is because of customers like you that take the time to share good news, and the hard work and dedication of my staff that we continue to grow. Thank you again.
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Nicole
Wedding:
10/26/2012
5.0/5.0
I absolutely loved working with the ladies from Amanda Ritchey Bridal! After my sister purchased her dress from them in 2010, I knew immediately after getting engaged that I would be pruchasing my dress from them as well - even though I currently live in Philadelphia. Their customer service is fantastic, and you definitely know that they sincerely care about making your wedding day as perfect as possible. The girls at Amanda Ritchey were so helpful and had great, honest opinions about everything - which made picking out a dress, accessories, and even bridesmaids dresses for my wedding an absolute breeze. Even Ann, their on site seamstress, was fantastic and gave me a huge hug and congrats after my final fitting right before the big day. Finding the perfect dress can be so stressful, and was what I was most nervous about, but the girls at Amanda Ritchey really make it special. I loved how personal they were (not like going to a David's Bridal, or larger chain store), and don't think my wedding day would've have been the perfect day that it was without their help. I highly recommend!!
I absolutely loved working with the ladies from Amanda Ritchey Bridal! After my sister purchased her dress from them in Read more...
I absolutely loved working with the ladies from Amanda Ritchey Bridal! After my sister purchased her dress from them in 2010, I knew immediately after getting engaged that I would be pruchasing my dress from them as well - even though I currently live in Philadelphia. Their customer service is fantastic, and you definitely know that they sincerely care about making your wedding day as perfect as possible. The girls at Amanda Ritchey were so helpful and had great, honest opinions about everything - which made picking out a dress, accessories, and even bridesmaids dresses for my wedding an absolute breeze. Even Ann, their on site seamstress, was fantastic and gave me a huge hug and congrats after my final fitting right before the big day. Finding the perfect dress can be so stressful, and was what I was most nervous about, but the girls at Amanda Ritchey really make it special. I loved how personal they were (not like going to a David's Bridal, or larger chain store), and don't think my wedding day would've have been the perfect day that it was without their help. I highly recommend!! Read less
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Krystal
Wedding:
10/20/2012
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful time working with Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty. I purchased my gown at the Joppa Road location. The ladies who worked there really were great to work with and were a big part of giving me that fairy tale experience. They pulled dresses that I had described to them and I found the one after the 3rd dress. I ended up coming back to the store to purchase my veil, shoes, and bridesmaids dresses. My mother in law also chose her dress from there. My mother chose her dress from the Belair location. Every time I came into the store they remembered me and my name. They were ready to help us make decisions. I definitely recommend Amanda Ritchey.
I had a wonderful time working with Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty. I purchased my gown at the Joppa Road location. The Read more...
I had a wonderful time working with Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty. I purchased my gown at the Joppa Road location. The ladies who worked there really were great to work with and were a big part of giving me that fairy tale experience. They pulled dresses that I had described to them and I found the one after the 3rd dress. I ended up coming back to the store to purchase my veil, shoes, and bridesmaids dresses. My mother in law also chose her dress from there. My mother chose her dress from the Belair location. Every time I came into the store they remembered me and my name. They were ready to help us make decisions. I definitely recommend Amanda Ritchey. Read less
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Elyssa
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I used Amanda Ritchey Bridal for my wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and had them do my make-up/wedding party make-up. Amanda and Jill were so wonderful to work with for the whole process. The gowns are amazing that they have at both shops. Every trip i make to the place was great. They truly know how to take care of you and are so helpful with all of my questions. Amanda did the make-up for all of my girls on the wedding day. She is an AMAZING make-up artist. she made not only me feel and look beautiful but all of my 8 bridesmaids as well. I could not ask for a better shop to get all my gowns for the wedding and make-up from!! :)
I used Amanda Ritchey Bridal for my wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and had them do my make-up/wedding party make-up. Read more...
I used Amanda Ritchey Bridal for my wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and had them do my make-up/wedding party make-up. Amanda and Jill were so wonderful to work with for the whole process. The gowns are amazing that they have at both shops. Every trip i make to the place was great. They truly know how to take care of you and are so helpful with all of my questions. Amanda did the make-up for all of my girls on the wedding day. She is an AMAZING make-up artist. she made not only me feel and look beautiful but all of my 8 bridesmaids as well. I could not ask for a better shop to get all my gowns for the wedding and make-up from!! :) Read less
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jackie
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
I was so incredibly happy with the service I got at amanda richie in falston. Jill was so sweet and I loved working with her. Theyy had so many gorgeous dresses in my price range which i was having trouble finding that in the baltimore area.
Since I am in the wedding business i have heard a lot of nightmare stories about wedding dress places. My dress turned out so perfect and fit like an glove! I have never felt so beautiful!
So if you are a bride that wants a personal experience and be able to trust that your dress will turn out exactly the way you have always dreamed this is the place you need to go and you will not be disappointed!
I was so incredibly happy with the service I got at amanda richie in falston. Jill was so sweet and I loved working with Read more...
I was so incredibly happy with the service I got at amanda richie in falston. Jill was so sweet and I loved working with her. Theyy had so many gorgeous dresses in my price range which i was having trouble finding that in the baltimore area.
Since I am in the wedding business i have heard a lot of nightmare stories about wedding dress places. My dress turned out so perfect and fit like an glove! I have never felt so beautiful!
So if you are a bride that wants a personal experience and be able to trust that your dress will turn out exactly the way you have always dreamed this is the place you need to go and you will not be disappointed! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I had an idea in my head of a lace gown and tried on several that I wanted as well as ones the bridal consultants chose. There was a huge selection and all the dresses were so beautiful. As it turned out lace on me just didn't feel like
"the one." The staff said they had a vision for me and pulled a different style that ended up fitting my figure better. It was perfect, and they also had such a great sense of style in choosing veils and other accessories. I was to be married in such a short time and they were very accommodating and kept me informed with estimated arrival time. I ultimately did a off the rack purchase with a dress in wonderful condition. My experience was wonderful and I felt like they really cared about making me feel beautiful.
I had such a great time, that all of my girls and my mother also got their dresses here. It should also be mentioned that they are just as good at dressing the men and suggesting great complimentary color and style options. Everyone should go to Amanda Ritchey!
I had an idea in my head of a lace gown and tried on several that I wanted as well as ones the bridal consultants chose. Read more...
I had an idea in my head of a lace gown and tried on several that I wanted as well as ones the bridal consultants chose. There was a huge selection and all the dresses were so beautiful. As it turned out lace on me just didn't feel like
"the one." The staff said they had a vision for me and pulled a different style that ended up fitting my figure better. It was perfect, and they also had such a great sense of style in choosing veils and other accessories. I was to be married in such a short time and they were very accommodating and kept me informed with estimated arrival time. I ultimately did a off the rack purchase with a dress in wonderful condition. My experience was wonderful and I felt like they really cared about making me feel beautiful.
I had such a great time, that all of my girls and my mother also got their dresses here. It should also be mentioned that they are just as good at dressing the men and suggesting great complimentary color and style options. Everyone should go to Amanda Ritchey! Read less
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Danielle
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
We got everything from my bridal gown, bridesmaid dresses and tuxes from their Baltimore location. They were very helpful in finding me the perfect dress. They were always responsive when I called an inquired about things. I highly recommend them. They had a great selection of the couture gowns that I was looking for!
We got everything from my bridal gown, bridesmaid dresses and tuxes from their Baltimore location. They were very helpful Read more...
We got everything from my bridal gown, bridesmaid dresses and tuxes from their Baltimore location. They were very helpful in finding me the perfect dress. They were always responsive when I called an inquired about things. I highly recommend them. They had a great selection of the couture gowns that I was looking for! Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Loved everything! The selection, atmosphere, and employees! Very positive experience!
Loved everything! The selection, atmosphere, and employees! Very positive experience!
Loved everything! The selection, atmosphere, and employees! Very positive experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
After reading an article in a local magazine regarding make-up at Amanda Ritchie Bridal I made an appt for a make up and hair trial. I visited the Parkville, MD location. I did not realize the store was even there. At the time of the appt I had already purchased my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses, had I not I definately would have selected this store for dresses as well. My make up and hair were flawless and I immediately booked them for myself and the entire wedding party. Not only was the owner and employees professional but they were also personal and gave the attention to detail that helped you to relax knowing that everything would be perfect for your special day and it was. We also ordered the tuxedo's from the store. My Dad's tux did not fit but he neglected to try it on until the day before the wedding. When I called the store in a panic they assured me everything would work and it did they had another size rushed to my Dad before my wedding day. I would highly recommend this store for a number of the services that they offer including make up, hair, and wedding attire. We have even booked them for make up party lessons and had a great time.
After reading an article in a local magazine regarding make-up at Amanda Ritchie Bridal I made an appt for a make up and Read more...
After reading an article in a local magazine regarding make-up at Amanda Ritchie Bridal I made an appt for a make up and hair trial. I visited the Parkville, MD location. I did not realize the store was even there. At the time of the appt I had already purchased my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses, had I not I definately would have selected this store for dresses as well. My make up and hair were flawless and I immediately booked them for myself and the entire wedding party. Not only was the owner and employees professional but they were also personal and gave the attention to detail that helped you to relax knowing that everything would be perfect for your special day and it was. We also ordered the tuxedo's from the store. My Dad's tux did not fit but he neglected to try it on until the day before the wedding. When I called the store in a panic they assured me everything would work and it did they had another size rushed to my Dad before my wedding day. I would highly recommend this store for a number of the services that they offer including make up, hair, and wedding attire. We have even booked them for make up party lessons and had a great time. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
The Amanda Ritchey salon provided nothing but the best customer service beginning with my very first visit. While the boutique is small, they offer a variety of dresses and are willing to move dresses from their other location to the store that is most convenient for you. Jill, my consultant, quickly became a friend, and was by my side every step of the way. The personal touches and attention that you receive is a big deal when purchasing a wedding gown. By no means did I or my experience get lost in the masses. My dress was gorgeous and I couldn't be happier with it or the accessories that I purchased through Amanda Ritchey.
The Amanda Ritchey salon provided nothing but the best customer service beginning with my very first visit. While the Read more...
The Amanda Ritchey salon provided nothing but the best customer service beginning with my very first visit. While the boutique is small, they offer a variety of dresses and are willing to move dresses from their other location to the store that is most convenient for you. Jill, my consultant, quickly became a friend, and was by my side every step of the way. The personal touches and attention that you receive is a big deal when purchasing a wedding gown. By no means did I or my experience get lost in the masses. My dress was gorgeous and I couldn't be happier with it or the accessories that I purchased through Amanda Ritchey. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
6/29/2012
5.0/5.0
Everyone there was extremely helpful! I described what I was thinking and the girl helping me found a sleek fitted lace type dress (which was unique to all of the other gowns I tried on). She warned me that just looking at it on the rack could be very deceiving. When I tried it on and it was stunning! It was only maybe the 5th or 6th dress I tried on and I knew that was it! On the wedding day I can't tell you how many complements I received on my dress. Even the catering group told me it was "the dress of the year." Even following the wedding, Amanda Ritchey Bridal contacted me to see how everything went! They were very helpful and I would recommend them to anyone. They have a variety of dresses and can meet a wide range of budgets as well.
Everyone there was extremely helpful! I described what I was thinking and the girl helping me found a sleek fitted lace Read more...
Everyone there was extremely helpful! I described what I was thinking and the girl helping me found a sleek fitted lace type dress (which was unique to all of the other gowns I tried on). She warned me that just looking at it on the rack could be very deceiving. When I tried it on and it was stunning! It was only maybe the 5th or 6th dress I tried on and I knew that was it! On the wedding day I can't tell you how many complements I received on my dress. Even the catering group told me it was "the dress of the year." Even following the wedding, Amanda Ritchey Bridal contacted me to see how everything went! They were very helpful and I would recommend them to anyone. They have a variety of dresses and can meet a wide range of budgets as well. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Amanda traveled to Frederick for makeup. She was wonderful! Everyone loved their makeup and she insisted that if you were not happy with something you tell her so she could fix it. I was last to get my makeup done and was feeling rushed. She took me into the bathroom to try and get me away from the chaos for a few seconds! She was so caring! My makeup looked gorgeous and lasted all night. I would highly recommend her.
Amanda traveled to Frederick for makeup. She was wonderful! Everyone loved their makeup and she insisted that if you were Read more...
Amanda traveled to Frederick for makeup. She was wonderful! Everyone loved their makeup and she insisted that if you were not happy with something you tell her so she could fix it. I was last to get my makeup done and was feeling rushed. She took me into the bathroom to try and get me away from the chaos for a few seconds! She was so caring! My makeup looked gorgeous and lasted all night. I would highly recommend her. Read less
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Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty responded with the following comments:

Thank you! You beauties made my job very easy! It was my pleasure and a great time for me as well!
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Patty
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
For all you brides out there who are looking for amazing service, THIS IS THE PLACE! Amanda Ritchie Bridal in Fallston provided the best service of all my vendors for my wedding! I was in 3 weddings in 6 weeks, including my own! I purchased my wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses for my wedding from them, and brought my other bridesmaid dresses for the other weddings I was in there as well. I had to change my cell phone number during the time when i was waiting for my dress to come in, and i forgot to give my new number to the shop. My dress had come in and they couldnt get a hold of me because the number was now disconnected. From what i have hesrd from other brides, i was extremely lucky that the shop didnt send the dress back. I stayed at the shop for 6 weeks before i realized what o had done. I called ghey immediately and went in to get my dress. Anne, their seamstress, does amazing work and at an affordable price. I was one of the rare brides that only needed a bustle added to my dress and no other alterations! We were all shocked! However, with the other weddings I was in, I was not so lucky. I had one fitting with Anne for a dress that the 5 inches too loose in the back and 5 inches too big in the halter. The dress was made for a girl with DD boobs and I wear a 34B haha. I tried the dress on after one fitting and it was perfect. The other dress I had altered fit perfect as well. Al the women in the shop have great personalities and really make the experience special. I'm plan to go back there for any other bridesmaid help I may need in the future! If the girls at the shop ever read this...THANK YOU FO EVERYTHING! Patty
For all you brides out there who are looking for amazing service, THIS IS THE PLACE! Amanda Ritchie Bridal in Fallston Read more...
For all you brides out there who are looking for amazing service, THIS IS THE PLACE! Amanda Ritchie Bridal in Fallston provided the best service of all my vendors for my wedding! I was in 3 weddings in 6 weeks, including my own! I purchased my wedding gown and bridesmaid dresses for my wedding from them, and brought my other bridesmaid dresses for the other weddings I was in there as well. I had to change my cell phone number during the time when i was waiting for my dress to come in, and i forgot to give my new number to the shop. My dress had come in and they couldnt get a hold of me because the number was now disconnected. From what i have hesrd from other brides, i was extremely lucky that the shop didnt send the dress back. I stayed at the shop for 6 weeks before i realized what o had done. I called ghey immediately and went in to get my dress. Anne, their seamstress, does amazing work and at an affordable price. I was one of the rare brides that only needed a bustle added to my dress and no other alterations! We were all shocked! However, with the other weddings I was in, I was not so lucky. I had one fitting with Anne for a dress that the 5 inches too loose in the back and 5 inches too big in the halter. The dress was made for a girl with DD boobs and I wear a 34B haha. I tried the dress on after one fitting and it was perfect. The other dress I had altered fit perfect as well. Al the women in the shop have great personalities and really make the experience special. I'm plan to go back there for any other bridesmaid help I may need in the future! If the girls at the shop ever read this...THANK YOU FO EVERYTHING! Patty Read less
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Kelli
Wedding:
5/19/2012
5.0/5.0
This was my second and final stop for the dress at the Parkville location. The experience was so far beyond what I imagined – in a great way! The dress I found was at their suggestion and fit my body and personality perfectly - immediately we knew it was the one and it wasn't something I had seen online or on anyone else. Once I knew this was it, they dimmed the lights and played "It's a wonderful world" so I could have my "moment." It was such a fun day I will never forget! The follow up was great as well, I was able to visit with my dress with as many shoes/accessories I could find. All of the ladies had helpful honest input and you can tell they are experienced. We used a tailor recommended by them and had the fittings at the store, the dress was fitted and steamed perfectly for the big day. Thank you Amanda Ritchey!!
This was my second and final stop for the dress at the Parkville location. The experience was so far beyond what I Read more...
This was my second and final stop for the dress at the Parkville location. The experience was so far beyond what I imagined – in a great way! The dress I found was at their suggestion and fit my body and personality perfectly - immediately we knew it was the one and it wasn't something I had seen online or on anyone else. Once I knew this was it, they dimmed the lights and played "It's a wonderful world" so I could have my "moment." It was such a fun day I will never forget! The follow up was great as well, I was able to visit with my dress with as many shoes/accessories I could find. All of the ladies had helpful honest input and you can tell they are experienced. We used a tailor recommended by them and had the fittings at the store, the dress was fitted and steamed perfectly for the big day. Thank you Amanda Ritchey!! Read less
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Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for your review. I have to say I had a huge smile on my face as I read it. I am still smiling now as I am responding. I know my staff works very hard for our customers and it is so nice to hear when their efforts are recognized. I hope your wedding day was all you dreamed of and more. Thank you for allowing us to contribute to the beauty of your wedding!
Sincerely,
Amanda Ritchey and Staff
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breeze1der
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
We didnt purchase our dresses here but I wanted to comment on what we did purchase here and how wonderful the staff is here. My daughter bought her gown in another store that had been located in Bel Air Md. because she fell in love with a certain designer. Even thou my daughter did get her dress elsewhere, they were always happy to see us and it wasnt an awkward situaton. But she did buy her veil and jewelry here at Amanda Ritchey. The girls in this shop are amazing. They are attentive to their clients and service them well. They return phone calls, they were great when on the day before the wedding, my daughter decided to change her jewelry. I placed a call and asked if the items we had liked 2 months prior were still in stock. The earrings were gone but the bracelet was still there. I ran down, picked up the bracelet, they helped me find earrings that ended up being amazing on her, even better than the originals. When my son decides to marry, this is the store I will go to.. they are truly amazing.
I have already recommended this shop to other people in my community who have children getting married.
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We didnt purchase our dresses here but I wanted to comment on what we did purchase here and how wonderful the staff is here. My daughter bought her gown in another store that had been located in Bel Air Md. because she fell in love with a certain designer. Even thou my daughter did get her dress elsewhere, they were always happy to see us and it wasnt an awkward situaton. But she did buy her veil and jewelry here at Amanda Ritchey. The girls in this shop are amazing. They are attentive to their clients and service them well. They return phone calls, they were great when on the day before the wedding, my daughter decided to change her jewelry. I placed a call and asked if the items we had liked 2 months prior were still in stock. The earrings were gone but the bracelet was still there. I ran down, picked up the bracelet, they helped me find earrings that ended up being amazing on her, even better than the originals. When my son decides to marry, this is the store I will go to.. they are truly amazing.
I have already recommended this shop to other people in my community who have children getting married. Read less
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Shan112484
Wedding:
5/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Amanda Ritchy and all of the bridal consultants at Bridal and Beauty were more than helpful. Everyone was so helpful in making my dress selection. The wedding gowns are not in plastic which makes it easy to find the perfect dress. The staff are more than accomidating and always friendly and professional. Thank you for helping me find my bridal gown.
Amanda Ritchy and all of the bridal consultants at Bridal and Beauty were more than helpful. Everyone was so helpful in Read more...
Amanda Ritchy and all of the bridal consultants at Bridal and Beauty were more than helpful. Everyone was so helpful in making my dress selection. The wedding gowns are not in plastic which makes it easy to find the perfect dress. The staff are more than accomidating and always friendly and professional. Thank you for helping me find my bridal gown. Read less
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AtomicSkies
Wedding:
3/31/2012
5.0/5.0
My stepmother got her dress from here and they did our hair and make up as well. I was very pleased with the hair. She did exactly what I had in my mind and I loved how it looked. She even made sure our hair pieces were secured perfectly.
My stepmother got her dress from here and they did our hair and make up as well. I was very pleased with the hair. She did Read more...
My stepmother got her dress from here and they did our hair and make up as well. I was very pleased with the hair. She did exactly what I had in my mind and I loved how it looked. She even made sure our hair pieces were secured perfectly. Read less
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Jen
Wedding:
3/17/2012
5.0/5.0
Jill in the Fallston location helped me find my dress. She was so friendly and comfortable to work with. She really understood what I was looking for. Any time I called with questions she was very helpful. I would definitively recommend Amanda Ritchey. I also dealt with the girls at the Parkville location and they were also helpful.
Jill in the Fallston location helped me find my dress. She was so friendly and comfortable to work with. She really Read more...
Jill in the Fallston location helped me find my dress. She was so friendly and comfortable to work with. She really understood what I was looking for. Any time I called with questions she was very helpful. I would definitively recommend Amanda Ritchey. I also dealt with the girls at the Parkville location and they were also helpful. Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
2/18/2012
5.0/5.0
I found my dream wedding dress at this bridal salon, all the women who work there are very friendly. They work with you to find the perfect dress and will work with every budget that you may have for buying your gown. I moved my dress to the Parkville store and they kept my gown stored for me up until the day before my wedding.
I found my dream wedding dress at this bridal salon, all the women who work there are very friendly. They work with you to Read more...
I found my dream wedding dress at this bridal salon, all the women who work there are very friendly. They work with you to find the perfect dress and will work with every budget that you may have for buying your gown. I moved my dress to the Parkville store and they kept my gown stored for me up until the day before my wedding. Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I used Amanda Ritchey for my bridal party's makeup. She had done makeup at my sister's wedding last June, and we absolutely fell in love with her. She is a talented, kind person who was such a blessing to us while we were getting ready for the wedding.

She is incredibly patient with those of us who have more sensitive eyes, and made us feel completely comfortable. My husband particularly enjoyed the false eye lashes that she glued on. (They lasted through most of the honeymoon!)

I would definitely recommend her to other brides.
I used Amanda Ritchey for my bridal party's makeup. She had done makeup at my sister's wedding last June, and we Read more...
I used Amanda Ritchey for my bridal party's makeup. She had done makeup at my sister's wedding last June, and we absolutely fell in love with her. She is a talented, kind person who was such a blessing to us while we were getting ready for the wedding.

She is incredibly patient with those of us who have more sensitive eyes, and made us feel completely comfortable. My husband particularly enjoyed the false eye lashes that she glued on. (They lasted through most of the honeymoon!)

I would definitely recommend her to other brides. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My wife got all of her dresses here and was really happy. The reason I am writing this review is that I doubted doing the tuxedos at a bridal store versus Men's Warehouse. I was surprised to know how good they were with picking things out and measuring everyone. Everyone looked great.
My wife got all of her dresses here and was really happy. The reason I am writing this review is that I doubted doing the Read more...
My wife got all of her dresses here and was really happy. The reason I am writing this review is that I doubted doing the tuxedos at a bridal store versus Men's Warehouse. I was surprised to know how good they were with picking things out and measuring everyone. Everyone looked great. Read less
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steflax06
Wedding:
9/17/2011
5.0/5.0
I selected Amanda Ritchey Bridal for my wedding dress. The quality of their dresses are far beyond any other shops I visited. They were easy to work with and helped me narrow down a dress that I loved. I also purchased our bridesmaid dresses and they turned out great. Best bridal boutique around!
I selected Amanda Ritchey Bridal for my wedding dress. The quality of their dresses are far beyond any other shops I Read more...
I selected Amanda Ritchey Bridal for my wedding dress. The quality of their dresses are far beyond any other shops I visited. They were easy to work with and helped me narrow down a dress that I loved. I also purchased our bridesmaid dresses and they turned out great. Best bridal boutique around! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/4/2011
5.0/5.0
Love this shop! Jess helped me find my dream dress. First one too! The staff is sweet and helped me to get everything in order for my wedding. The only snafu I had was with my shoes, but that was not their fault, it was the manufacturer/distributor and a communication error. I would recommend them to anyone though :)
Love this shop! Jess helped me find my dream dress. First one too! The staff is sweet and helped me to get everything in Read more...
Love this shop! Jess helped me find my dream dress. First one too! The staff is sweet and helped me to get everything in order for my wedding. The only snafu I had was with my shoes, but that was not their fault, it was the manufacturer/distributor and a communication error. I would recommend them to anyone though :) Read less
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ljones515
Wedding:
9/3/2011
5.0/5.0
I only went dress shopping once- I found THE dress but thought it was too expensive. 2 months later, I hadn't had time to go out shopping again and Amanda Ritchey called me to tell me that MY dress was on a phenomenal sale. I purchased my dress right off the rack at about 40% off. I was so happy that they knew to call me and it was also an offer I couldn't pass up. I also found my bridesmaids dresses there the very first time and they turned out amazing. Their seamstress, Anne is so talented and made mine, my mothers, mother-laws, and one of my bridesmaids dresses fit perfectly. I love Amanda Ritchey Bridal and will recommend them to any bride.
I only went dress shopping once- I found THE dress but thought it was too expensive. 2 months later, I hadn't had time to Read more...
I only went dress shopping once- I found THE dress but thought it was too expensive. 2 months later, I hadn't had time to go out shopping again and Amanda Ritchey called me to tell me that MY dress was on a phenomenal sale. I purchased my dress right off the rack at about 40% off. I was so happy that they knew to call me and it was also an offer I couldn't pass up. I also found my bridesmaids dresses there the very first time and they turned out amazing. Their seamstress, Anne is so talented and made mine, my mothers, mother-laws, and one of my bridesmaids dresses fit perfectly. I love Amanda Ritchey Bridal and will recommend them to any bride. Read less
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Mrs. Driessen
Wedding:
8/14/2011
5.0/5.0
I searched everywhere for this dress that I wanted as my wedding dress that I saw on a website. I had my mind set on this one. None of the stores that I went to carried this dress. I walked into Amanda Ritchey Bridal & Beauty and showed them a picture of the dress that I was about to give up on. Not only did they carry it, they had the exact one right there in the store! The price of the dress was more than reasonable! Amanda herself was extremely helpful and had wonderful suggestions in addition to the dress. Their seamstress "Anne" was also an amazing help! She was very flexible and went above and beyond to make my wedding dress fit perfectly! All of the staff at Amanda Ritchey Bridal & Beauty were very personable and more than willing to assist in helping you find exactly what you're looking for!
I searched everywhere for this dress that I wanted as my wedding dress that I saw on a website. I had my mind set on this Read more...
I searched everywhere for this dress that I wanted as my wedding dress that I saw on a website. I had my mind set on this one. None of the stores that I went to carried this dress. I walked into Amanda Ritchey Bridal & Beauty and showed them a picture of the dress that I was about to give up on. Not only did they carry it, they had the exact one right there in the store! The price of the dress was more than reasonable! Amanda herself was extremely helpful and had wonderful suggestions in addition to the dress. Their seamstress "Anne" was also an amazing help! She was very flexible and went above and beyond to make my wedding dress fit perfectly! All of the staff at Amanda Ritchey Bridal & Beauty were very personable and more than willing to assist in helping you find exactly what you're looking for! Read less
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Sharelle
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
After combing most of Maryland's "high fashion" boutiques, Im glad to have found this quaint bridal dream. The staff was sweet, personable and accomodating. They have a wide variety of dresses and carried many of the designers I couldnt find in other places. Even the seamstress they arranged for the alterations was great. I highly recommend Amanda!
After combing most of Maryland's "high fashion" boutiques, Im glad to have found this quaint bridal dream. The staff was Read more...
After combing most of Maryland's "high fashion" boutiques, Im glad to have found this quaint bridal dream. The staff was sweet, personable and accomodating. They have a wide variety of dresses and carried many of the designers I couldnt find in other places. Even the seamstress they arranged for the alterations was great. I highly recommend Amanda! Read less
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Caitlyn
Wedding:
5/29/2011
5.0/5.0
I LOVE Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty! They are wonderful.

I had called in and spoken with Jill, telling her that I found a dress that I was in love with and I hoped they had it. They didn't have that specific dress (Mikaella Bridal), but they had the sister-company's (Paloma Blanca) version of it. I went in and Jill helped me pick some gowns that caught my eye. I wasn't too fond of the PB dress on the hanger, so I put it at the bottom of my list and chose 9 other dresses to try on. I found one dress that I loved and thought I looked great in. My maid of honor and the other customers in the store said they loved it and I looked great, but Jill (wonderful, amazing Jill!) looked me dead in the eye and said, "You look amazing, but is this dress really YOU?", and it wasn't. Thank GOODNESS she said something, because I am a crowd pleaser. Jill reminded me that my wedding day was a day where I could actually make things about ME. That I should pick a gown that I love, that fits my personality, and that really makes me feel like a million bucks. Well wouldn't you know, Dress # 10 rolls around, Jill insists I try it on, and...then I elbowed her in the face. I was SO embarrassed, I couldn't believe I did that! Jill made a joke about it and laughed it off, and finished getting me in the dress. I stepped in front of the mirror and...HERE COME THE WATER WORKS! I felt AMAZING, and BEAUTIFUL, and PERFECT. And those are words that I would never associate with myself. It was the gown of my dreams. I loved it. I did not, however, love the price tag. It was a designer dress made from raw silk, so I totally understand why it was priced and such, but that doesn't mean that my wallet agreed. Jill got on the phone with Amanda, and since the floor model fit me perfectly, she knocked $300 off the price and let me pay in increments. Without Jill and Amanda, my wedding day would not have been as perfect as it was. I would have not felt as good as I should have, if it weren't for Jill. I will never forget what they did for me. I felt beautiful on my wedding day, and I owe it to them. I would recommend Amanda and her team to any bride looking for their perfect wedding gown.
I LOVE Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty! They are wonderful.

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I LOVE Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty! They are wonderful.

I had called in and spoken with Jill, telling her that I found a dress that I was in love with and I hoped they had it. They didn't have that specific dress (Mikaella Bridal), but they had the sister-company's (Paloma Blanca) version of it. I went in and Jill helped me pick some gowns that caught my eye. I wasn't too fond of the PB dress on the hanger, so I put it at the bottom of my list and chose 9 other dresses to try on. I found one dress that I loved and thought I looked great in. My maid of honor and the other customers in the store said they loved it and I looked great, but Jill (wonderful, amazing Jill!) looked me dead in the eye and said, "You look amazing, but is this dress really YOU?", and it wasn't. Thank GOODNESS she said something, because I am a crowd pleaser. Jill reminded me that my wedding day was a day where I could actually make things about ME. That I should pick a gown that I love, that fits my personality, and that really makes me feel like a million bucks. Well wouldn't you know, Dress # 10 rolls around, Jill insists I try it on, and...then I elbowed her in the face. I was SO embarrassed, I couldn't believe I did that! Jill made a joke about it and laughed it off, and finished getting me in the dress. I stepped in front of the mirror and...HERE COME THE WATER WORKS! I felt AMAZING, and BEAUTIFUL, and PERFECT. And those are words that I would never associate with myself. It was the gown of my dreams. I loved it. I did not, however, love the price tag. It was a designer dress made from raw silk, so I totally understand why it was priced and such, but that doesn't mean that my wallet agreed. Jill got on the phone with Amanda, and since the floor model fit me perfectly, she knocked $300 off the price and let me pay in increments. Without Jill and Amanda, my wedding day would not have been as perfect as it was. I would have not felt as good as I should have, if it weren't for Jill. I will never forget what they did for me. I felt beautiful on my wedding day, and I owe it to them. I would recommend Amanda and her team to any bride looking for their perfect wedding gown. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
5/13/2011
5.0/5.0
We worked with Amanda for so many aspects of the wedding and we could not have been more pleased with everything. Everyone at Amanda Ritchey is top notch and so easy to work with. Amanda took care of my bridal gown and accessories, the bridesmaids dresses, the mother of the groom's dress and accessories and the guys tuxes and everything was so easy for us. Amanda also made arrangements for a hairstylist for the day of the wedding and did our make up for the wedding, which was perfect! We have only good things to say about Amanda Ritchey Bridal & Beauty. You will not be disappointed by Amanda and her staff. They were truly a delight to work with!
We worked with Amanda for so many aspects of the wedding and we could not have been more pleased with everything. Everyone Read more...
We worked with Amanda for so many aspects of the wedding and we could not have been more pleased with everything. Everyone at Amanda Ritchey is top notch and so easy to work with. Amanda took care of my bridal gown and accessories, the bridesmaids dresses, the mother of the groom's dress and accessories and the guys tuxes and everything was so easy for us. Amanda also made arrangements for a hairstylist for the day of the wedding and did our make up for the wedding, which was perfect! We have only good things to say about Amanda Ritchey Bridal & Beauty. You will not be disappointed by Amanda and her staff. They were truly a delight to work with! Read less
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KatyK55
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Amanda Ritchey's is the best place to go wedding dress shopping! I wasn't sure what type of dress that I wanted and I fell in love with one that I tried on my first visit there! Amanda was wonderful and I really respected her advice and she gave me her honest opinion! I LOVED my dress and I can't tell you how many wonderful comments I received on the day of my wedding. I also got my bridesmaids dresses there, and my mom found her dress there. Everyone looked beautiful on the day of the wedding thanks to Amanda Ritchey's!
Amanda Ritchey's is the best place to go wedding dress shopping! I wasn't sure what type of dress that I wanted and I fell Read more...
Amanda Ritchey's is the best place to go wedding dress shopping! I wasn't sure what type of dress that I wanted and I fell in love with one that I tried on my first visit there! Amanda was wonderful and I really respected her advice and she gave me her honest opinion! I LOVED my dress and I can't tell you how many wonderful comments I received on the day of my wedding. I also got my bridesmaids dresses there, and my mom found her dress there. Everyone looked beautiful on the day of the wedding thanks to Amanda Ritchey's! Read less
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apes
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Wow, where do I start? Amanda Ritchey and all of her beautiful employees made my wedding dream come true! Not only did they help me find my dream dress they did it with compassion. I never felt rushed or that i was just another "bride". They knew me and all of my family and wedding party by name! I almost went to another shop but Amanda's bubbly personality won me over immediately!

They have all the latest trends and a gorgeous selection of dresses to pick from, along with any other wedding day accessory you may need. I actually got everything from head to toe from Amanda's shop. My dress was breathtaking and she helped me pick the perfect veil to compliment my dress. I also got my earrings, bracelet, shoes and beautiful hair comb all from her! It was not only very convenient but even when i looked other places I still liked her selection far more than any other place.

I was not the only one completely satisfied, I got all of my bridesmaids dresses there and my girls loved their dresses. My mother, aunt, and a few other family members got their dresses from Amanda also! Everyone was completely satisfied with their dresses but more importantly with the warm, friendly personalities of all of the staff! I almost feel like I lived there and I am actually sad that I will not be spending as much time there! Haha!! These girls are great and I could not be happier with my decision to use Amanda Ritchey's bridal and Beauty.

In addition to all the wonderful things already mentioned, they also have a seamstress who works there and she is fabulous! Her name is Anne and again, my whole family and I used her. I also used her for my bridal shower dress and she is a joy to work with! They really have a great group working there. I will tell you, customer service goes a long way and these girls got it! Just a little something else...on Sundays they offer private appontments, this is what I did and it was so nice!

Amanda also did my makeup for my wedding! She did a beautiful job and made my total look come together! She also did several of my bridesmaids and family members, once again everyone was 100% satisfied.

Ask for Amanda or Jill (my 2 favorite girls) if you decide to get your dress from there! I can guarantee you will have an amazing experience just like me!
Wow, where do I start? Amanda Ritchey and all of her beautiful employees made my wedding dream come true! Not only did Read more...
Wow, where do I start? Amanda Ritchey and all of her beautiful employees made my wedding dream come true! Not only did they help me find my dream dress they did it with compassion. I never felt rushed or that i was just another "bride". They knew me and all of my family and wedding party by name! I almost went to another shop but Amanda's bubbly personality won me over immediately!

They have all the latest trends and a gorgeous selection of dresses to pick from, along with any other wedding day accessory you may need. I actually got everything from head to toe from Amanda's shop. My dress was breathtaking and she helped me pick the perfect veil to compliment my dress. I also got my earrings, bracelet, shoes and beautiful hair comb all from her! It was not only very convenient but even when i looked other places I still liked her selection far more than any other place.

I was not the only one completely satisfied, I got all of my bridesmaids dresses there and my girls loved their dresses. My mother, aunt, and a few other family members got their dresses from Amanda also! Everyone was completely satisfied with their dresses but more importantly with the warm, friendly personalities of all of the staff! I almost feel like I lived there and I am actually sad that I will not be spending as much time there! Haha!! These girls are great and I could not be happier with my decision to use Amanda Ritchey's bridal and Beauty.

In addition to all the wonderful things already mentioned, they also have a seamstress who works there and she is fabulous! Her name is Anne and again, my whole family and I used her. I also used her for my bridal shower dress and she is a joy to work with! They really have a great group working there. I will tell you, customer service goes a long way and these girls got it! Just a little something else...on Sundays they offer private appontments, this is what I did and it was so nice!

Amanda also did my makeup for my wedding! She did a beautiful job and made my total look come together! She also did several of my bridesmaids and family members, once again everyone was 100% satisfied.

Ask for Amanda or Jill (my 2 favorite girls) if you decide to get your dress from there! I can guarantee you will have an amazing experience just like me! Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
4/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Professional, friendly, and patient. I have a type A personality and called/dropped in every few weeks to check on my orders. They always greeted me with a smile and were eager to assist me with everything from my shoes and head-band to my underclothes!!
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Professional, friendly, and patient. I have a type A personality and called/dropped in every few weeks to check on my orders. They always greeted me with a smile and were eager to assist me with everything from my shoes and head-band to my underclothes!! Read less
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red0718
Wedding:
10/30/2010
5.0/5.0
Amanda and her staff were so helpful in finding my dress. They also had beautiful gowns for my bridesmaids. The girls looked beautiful. I would highly recommend looking for a dress there because the individual attention and customer service is great! Thank you!
Amanda and her staff were so helpful in finding my dress. They also had beautiful gowns for my bridesmaids. The girls Read more...
Amanda and her staff were so helpful in finding my dress. They also had beautiful gowns for my bridesmaids. The girls looked beautiful. I would highly recommend looking for a dress there because the individual attention and customer service is great! Thank you! Read less
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Purrcilla
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
What can say about the selection and quality customer service we received at Amanda Ritchey Bridal - FABULOUS!!!! Amanda has such a variety of selection and her dresses you do not see at other shops. Honesty prevails with her employees as does with Amanda. We purchased my daughter's bridal dress, brides maids dresses, and mother's dresses and were very pleased with everything. They provide the extra special TLC!
What can say about the selection and quality customer service we received at Amanda Ritchey Bridal - FABULOUS!!!! Amanda Read more...
What can say about the selection and quality customer service we received at Amanda Ritchey Bridal - FABULOUS!!!! Amanda has such a variety of selection and her dresses you do not see at other shops. Honesty prevails with her employees as does with Amanda. We purchased my daughter's bridal dress, brides maids dresses, and mother's dresses and were very pleased with everything. They provide the extra special TLC! Read less
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MrsRegis2B
Wedding:
9/25/2010
5.0/5.0
Amanda and her team are amazing! I never got to see my dress in person until it came in, as I found it online. I'd tried on several dresses in different shops, but I couldn't find one that I absolutely loved. I visited Amanda Ritchey Bridal since they were one of few bridal shops in MD that sold Paloma Blanca dresses. Amanda assured me that the dress would look fabulous on me, she ordered the correct size, and it nearly fit like a glove when it came in! Minor alterations made it fit like it was made for me. I was told that that it would only take 3-4 months for the dress to come in, and it took nearly 6, but it was perfect timing in the end.
Amanda and her team are amazing! I never got to see my dress in person until it came in, as I found it online. I'd tried Read more...
Amanda and her team are amazing! I never got to see my dress in person until it came in, as I found it online. I'd tried on several dresses in different shops, but I couldn't find one that I absolutely loved. I visited Amanda Ritchey Bridal since they were one of few bridal shops in MD that sold Paloma Blanca dresses. Amanda assured me that the dress would look fabulous on me, she ordered the correct size, and it nearly fit like a glove when it came in! Minor alterations made it fit like it was made for me. I was told that that it would only take 3-4 months for the dress to come in, and it took nearly 6, but it was perfect timing in the end. Read less
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Fall2010Bride
Wedding:
9/24/2010
5.0/5.0
Amanda Ritchey is an amazing person with an amazing bridal shop!

I met Amanda at a bridal show back in 2008 and went in to her shop. She personally selected gowns for me and helped me try all of them on...I tried on A LOT of dresses. She made me feel very at ease and I found a dress I loved.

A year later, after losing 50 pounds, I came back in and she helped me try on more dresses that would better show off my new figure. The first dress she chose for me was THE ONE! It was the most beautiful dress and I compared it to all the others that I tried on after, which is how I knew it was the one.

I loved the personal touches in Amanda's shop, from the service to the homey feel. I actually got ready in the bridal suite there the day of the wedding, and felt just as comfortable as I would at home.

I can't say enough about Amanda and her shop. You have to meet her and visit the shop to know what I mean.
Amanda Ritchey is an amazing person with an amazing bridal shop!

I met Amanda at a bridal show back in 2008 and Read more...
Amanda Ritchey is an amazing person with an amazing bridal shop!

I met Amanda at a bridal show back in 2008 and went in to her shop. She personally selected gowns for me and helped me try all of them on...I tried on A LOT of dresses. She made me feel very at ease and I found a dress I loved.

A year later, after losing 50 pounds, I came back in and she helped me try on more dresses that would better show off my new figure. The first dress she chose for me was THE ONE! It was the most beautiful dress and I compared it to all the others that I tried on after, which is how I knew it was the one.

I loved the personal touches in Amanda's shop, from the service to the homey feel. I actually got ready in the bridal suite there the day of the wedding, and felt just as comfortable as I would at home.

I can't say enough about Amanda and her shop. You have to meet her and visit the shop to know what I mean. Read less
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Mrs.B.
Wedding:
9/4/2010
5.0/5.0
When I initially started to look for my dress I went to MD's biggest bridal store. Their dresses were nice and the store associates were helpful, but it couldn't match the service I received from Amanda. She was able to give me that personal attention that every bride needs. I went to her store wanting a particular gown but she was able to look at my shape, and pick out the perfect gown for me, with the perfect price! I looked amazing for my wedding day and I owe that to Amanda!
When I initially started to look for my dress I went to MD's biggest bridal store. Their dresses were nice and the store Read more...
When I initially started to look for my dress I went to MD's biggest bridal store. Their dresses were nice and the store associates were helpful, but it couldn't match the service I received from Amanda. She was able to give me that personal attention that every bride needs. I went to her store wanting a particular gown but she was able to look at my shape, and pick out the perfect gown for me, with the perfect price! I looked amazing for my wedding day and I owe that to Amanda! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
They have amazing dresses! Everyone their is very friendly and helpful!
They have amazing dresses! Everyone their is very friendly and helpful!
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Beth
Wedding:
2/28/2015
4.9/5.0
I said yes to the dress today!!!
The reason I found this store is because I found out they carried a designer I really liked online. When I called to make an appointment, she told me that line didn't do very well and that they still had some dresses, but weren't carrying the new lines. I almost cancelled since this store (Fallston) was over an hour from my home in Annapolis. I AM SO GLAD I DIDNT CANCEL.
First, and least importantly, the store decor was adorable, and light so you can see everything well.
Katherine, the woman who helped me was amazing. She gave me a little bit of everything and was very patient. (This was my first time trying on dresses) She was very attentive and was paying attention to things I didn't even realize I was saying. Needless to say, she put me in the perfect dress.
What really made me happy was that when I wasn't ready to pull the trigger (could I really have found MY dress at the first store?!) she was totally cool with it!
So I went to a few more places and found dresses I liked, but none that gave me the same feeling.
So I called back the next day and asked if there was any way I could just slip into the dress one more time before I pull the trigger. (This was a Saturday when they are very busy, I'm sure!) and they told me to just come in whenever and they would get me into it. I put it on, loved it just as much and ordered right then and there.
I truly believe that buying a wedding dress is 50% the dress and 50% how you feel. I loved the dress and the ladies made me feel great, so it was a pretty easy decision!

On and one last thing - dress and veil both under budget!!!! Yessssss!!!
I said yes to the dress today!!!
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I said yes to the dress today!!!
The reason I found this store is because I found out they carried a designer I really liked online. When I called to make an appointment, she told me that line didn't do very well and that they still had some dresses, but weren't carrying the new lines. I almost cancelled since this store (Fallston) was over an hour from my home in Annapolis. I AM SO GLAD I DIDNT CANCEL.
First, and least importantly, the store decor was adorable, and light so you can see everything well.
Katherine, the woman who helped me was amazing. She gave me a little bit of everything and was very patient. (This was my first time trying on dresses) She was very attentive and was paying attention to things I didn't even realize I was saying. Needless to say, she put me in the perfect dress.
What really made me happy was that when I wasn't ready to pull the trigger (could I really have found MY dress at the first store?!) she was totally cool with it!
So I went to a few more places and found dresses I liked, but none that gave me the same feeling.
So I called back the next day and asked if there was any way I could just slip into the dress one more time before I pull the trigger. (This was a Saturday when they are very busy, I'm sure!) and they told me to just come in whenever and they would get me into it. I put it on, loved it just as much and ordered right then and there.
I truly believe that buying a wedding dress is 50% the dress and 50% how you feel. I loved the dress and the ladies made me feel great, so it was a pretty easy decision!

On and one last thing - dress and veil both under budget!!!! Yessssss!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.9/5.0
This is the best shop I ever been to. Everyone was so kind and nice. From the moment I walked in this shop til the moment i purchased my dress this shop was my all time favorite out of the seven shops I visited. I was able to find my bridesmaids dresses, my maid of honor dress and my matron of honor dress all at this shop. I reccommend every bride to visit this shop and experience all the great things they have to offer.
This is the best shop I ever been to. Everyone was so kind and nice. From the moment I walked in this shop til the moment Read more...
This is the best shop I ever been to. Everyone was so kind and nice. From the moment I walked in this shop til the moment i purchased my dress this shop was my all time favorite out of the seven shops I visited. I was able to find my bridesmaids dresses, my maid of honor dress and my matron of honor dress all at this shop. I reccommend every bride to visit this shop and experience all the great things they have to offer. Read less
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Hillary
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.9/5.0
I went to the Amanda Ritchey in Fallston and worked with Jill. As a plus-sized bride, I was worried about having a hard time finding something that made me feel truly beautiful. I had ok experiences at other salons, but the service that Jill provided was just phenomenal. She was knowledgable about what would look best for my curves and never once treated me "less than" for being a larger bride. I knew after the first time she put me in "the" dress that it was almost certainly the one for me, but still went to a few other places to make sure. I went back and got the dress and they even worked with us on the price. Overall, Jill and the other girls have made the experience a lot less stressful for me and helped me to find something that is flattering and beautiful. I've had a wonderful experience with Amanda Ritchey and would recommend it to anyone. I'm so looking forward to my wedding day thanks to the dress they helped me find!
I went to the Amanda Ritchey in Fallston and worked with Jill. As a plus-sized bride, I was worried about having a hard Read more...
I went to the Amanda Ritchey in Fallston and worked with Jill. As a plus-sized bride, I was worried about having a hard time finding something that made me feel truly beautiful. I had ok experiences at other salons, but the service that Jill provided was just phenomenal. She was knowledgable about what would look best for my curves and never once treated me "less than" for being a larger bride. I knew after the first time she put me in "the" dress that it was almost certainly the one for me, but still went to a few other places to make sure. I went back and got the dress and they even worked with us on the price. Overall, Jill and the other girls have made the experience a lot less stressful for me and helped me to find something that is flattering and beautiful. I've had a wonderful experience with Amanda Ritchey and would recommend it to anyone. I'm so looking forward to my wedding day thanks to the dress they helped me find! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
The staff at Amanda Ritchey was amazing to work with. Their staff was attentive during my appointments for both my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. All of the girls are extremely sweet, and helpful. They listen to you and also had some amazing suggestions for gowns. My mom, bridesmaids, and I all purchased our gowns from Amanda Ritchey. I would only suggest confirming your measurements before purchasing your dresses and several members of my party had issues with the size of their dress ordered.
The staff at Amanda Ritchey was amazing to work with. Their staff was attentive during my appointments for both my wedding Read more...
The staff at Amanda Ritchey was amazing to work with. Their staff was attentive during my appointments for both my wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses. All of the girls are extremely sweet, and helpful. They listen to you and also had some amazing suggestions for gowns. My mom, bridesmaids, and I all purchased our gowns from Amanda Ritchey. I would only suggest confirming your measurements before purchasing your dresses and several members of my party had issues with the size of their dress ordered. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
4/28/2013
4.9/5.0
You must look at Amanda Ritchey for your dress and bridesmaids dresses! Mt initial appointment was with the owner and she could not be any nicer and attentive!! They have a way there of making you feel special the whole time. As soon as I declared my dress as the one, they had me stand on top of a platform while they dimmed the lights and played music. Everyone with me started crying. It really made the moment special! Everytime I would call to check on our dresses, someone always got back to me right away. I could not be any happier with my dress picks! After I found our dresses there, I did a little research and found that we could have probably saved some money if we would have shopped around, but at that point we just wanted to get them ordered and the service was great. Also, alterations were done through someone they recommend (she uses their shop). I felt as though she was pretty expensive with her pricing, but the qulaity of her work is top notch. Highly recommend Amanda Ritchey!!
You must look at Amanda Ritchey for your dress and bridesmaids dresses! Mt initial appointment was with the owner and she Read more...
You must look at Amanda Ritchey for your dress and bridesmaids dresses! Mt initial appointment was with the owner and she could not be any nicer and attentive!! They have a way there of making you feel special the whole time. As soon as I declared my dress as the one, they had me stand on top of a platform while they dimmed the lights and played music. Everyone with me started crying. It really made the moment special! Everytime I would call to check on our dresses, someone always got back to me right away. I could not be any happier with my dress picks! After I found our dresses there, I did a little research and found that we could have probably saved some money if we would have shopped around, but at that point we just wanted to get them ordered and the service was great. Also, alterations were done through someone they recommend (she uses their shop). I felt as though she was pretty expensive with her pricing, but the qulaity of her work is top notch. Highly recommend Amanda Ritchey!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/29/2012
4.8/5.0
I went to Amanda Ritchey in Parkville about 14 weeks before my wedding, while I was 14 weeks pregnant. Other stores I'd called were short with me on the phone or said they wouldn't have anything for me. Jess was encouraging on the telephone and I made an appointment for the next day. Amanda was able to find more than a few dresses that would work for me within my budget and with my expanding baby bump. Of course, I fell in love with a dress outside of the price range, but loved it. The seamstress Nancy did a great job on alterations too.
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I went to Amanda Ritchey in Parkville about 14 weeks before my wedding, while I was 14 weeks pregnant. Other stores I'd called were short with me on the phone or said they wouldn't have anything for me. Jess was encouraging on the telephone and I made an appointment for the next day. Amanda was able to find more than a few dresses that would work for me within my budget and with my expanding baby bump. Of course, I fell in love with a dress outside of the price range, but loved it. The seamstress Nancy did a great job on alterations too. Read less
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SBootz91011
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.8/5.0
I love these girls! I bought my dress, special ordered veil, my jewlery, my brides maid dresses and their jewlerly, my mother of the bride dress and shoes and a hair piece for my mom. They are kind of expencive but you are getting quility stuff and they are so nice and helpfull. I had tried on dresses at David's bridal and nothing really laided on my body right but once i put on a dress from Amanda's I knew it was right for me! The girls Amanda have working for her are great and have great fashon sence! If i were to get mariied again, Which will never happen, I would totally go back!
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I love these girls! I bought my dress, special ordered veil, my jewlery, my brides maid dresses and their jewlerly, my mother of the bride dress and shoes and a hair piece for my mom. They are kind of expencive but you are getting quility stuff and they are so nice and helpfull. I had tried on dresses at David's bridal and nothing really laided on my body right but once i put on a dress from Amanda's I knew it was right for me! The girls Amanda have working for her are great and have great fashon sence! If i were to get mariied again, Which will never happen, I would totally go back! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.8/5.0
I immediately wanted to use Amanda Ritchey for my bridal make up after she did my sister in law's wedding last year. She did an incredible job then so I had no doubt she would do an incredible job for me. Everyone was stunning. However, I wish we had a little bit more time for me though - as I was of course last, but that was in no way or form Amanda's fault. I just had lot of people requesting make up! I still felt beaufitul, thanks to her! She also offered me a hand with my bridal gown and if she hadn't, I probably would have worn a wrinkled mess down the aisle! I really appreciated that.
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I immediately wanted to use Amanda Ritchey for my bridal make up after she did my sister in law's wedding last year. She did an incredible job then so I had no doubt she would do an incredible job for me. Everyone was stunning. However, I wish we had a little bit more time for me though - as I was of course last, but that was in no way or form Amanda's fault. I just had lot of people requesting make up! I still felt beaufitul, thanks to her! She also offered me a hand with my bridal gown and if she hadn't, I probably would have worn a wrinkled mess down the aisle! I really appreciated that. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
9/7/2014
4.7/5.0
Amanda Ritchey's shops have a great selection of wedding dresses to choose from under $2000. I had already been to a couple of bridal shops before, but I just had not found 'the dress'. I was lucky enough to work with Amanda herself at the Fallston location, and she really had great suggestions. We also got the bridesmaids dresses and tuxes here because they come at a slight discount when you buy a dress. If I had to do it over again, I might consider a different tux rental outlet. They outsource to Jim's rentals (like many shops do), and we had to exchange many different pieces for various reasons. I used their seamstress, Nancy, and she was very flexible and did a great job with all of the alterations.
Amanda Ritchey's shops have a great selection of wedding dresses to choose from under $2000. I had already been to a Read more...
Amanda Ritchey's shops have a great selection of wedding dresses to choose from under $2000. I had already been to a couple of bridal shops before, but I just had not found 'the dress'. I was lucky enough to work with Amanda herself at the Fallston location, and she really had great suggestions. We also got the bridesmaids dresses and tuxes here because they come at a slight discount when you buy a dress. If I had to do it over again, I might consider a different tux rental outlet. They outsource to Jim's rentals (like many shops do), and we had to exchange many different pieces for various reasons. I used their seamstress, Nancy, and she was very flexible and did a great job with all of the alterations. Read less
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AKK313
Wedding:
9/28/2013
4.6/5.0
The team at Amanda Ritchey Bridal were so nice to work with! I got my gown and my bridesmaids dresses and my mom's dress there. All of the dress were simply beautiful! Their gown selection was perfect for my taste! I loved my wedding gown! Couldn't have fit me better and my consultant was the one who suggested I try that particular dress on even though I didn't want to. So they definitely know what they are doing! I felt like I dealt with a different person every time I went because my original consultant left shortly after I ordered my dress. Would have liked to dealt with the same person all along, but each person I did deal with was very knowledgeable and helpful. Would not recommend using their seamstress. She never got back to me after multiple calls. But overall, a wonderful experience!
The team at Amanda Ritchey Bridal were so nice to work with! I got my gown and my bridesmaids dresses and my mom's dress Read more...
The team at Amanda Ritchey Bridal were so nice to work with! I got my gown and my bridesmaids dresses and my mom's dress there. All of the dress were simply beautiful! Their gown selection was perfect for my taste! I loved my wedding gown! Couldn't have fit me better and my consultant was the one who suggested I try that particular dress on even though I didn't want to. So they definitely know what they are doing! I felt like I dealt with a different person every time I went because my original consultant left shortly after I ordered my dress. Would have liked to dealt with the same person all along, but each person I did deal with was very knowledgeable and helpful. Would not recommend using their seamstress. She never got back to me after multiple calls. But overall, a wonderful experience! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
9/10/2011
4.6/5.0
Better late then never, I am writing this review on bridesmaids dresses that were purchased for my Sept 2011 wedding. Amanda Ritchie was great to do business with, as far as there organization goes with getting all my maids measured and ordered and in on time was great. If I would change one thing I would change the incoveniance of there person doing alterations. After my girls picked up there dresses they were given a number to the seamstress they needed to call to arrange alterations. Ideally it would have been nice if they could of had set times ahead of time and they just could have sceduled it rather then each girl having to schedule it on there own. All in all I LOVED the dress, the service was great, and the alterations were amazing as well.
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Better late then never, I am writing this review on bridesmaids dresses that were purchased for my Sept 2011 wedding. Amanda Ritchie was great to do business with, as far as there organization goes with getting all my maids measured and ordered and in on time was great. If I would change one thing I would change the incoveniance of there person doing alterations. After my girls picked up there dresses they were given a number to the seamstress they needed to call to arrange alterations. Ideally it would have been nice if they could of had set times ahead of time and they just could have sceduled it rather then each girl having to schedule it on there own. All in all I LOVED the dress, the service was great, and the alterations were amazing as well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Amanda Ritchey and her team are awesome and very helpful.
Amanda Ritchey and her team are awesome and very helpful.
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Kathy
Wedding:
7/6/2013
4.5/5.0
I went to many bridal salons before deciding on my dress and one of the reasons I selected the dress that I did was because of the friendliness of the staff at Amanda Ritchey. They are helpful and patient as you search for the perfect look, they know their products well and were good at helping me find a dress that was exactly what I wanted. The only reason that I did not give a 5 star review is because when I called around the time my dress was supposed to have arrived, a staff member inquired about its shipping status and then told me that the dress designer was holding the dress until they called to request that it be shipped and it should arrive 2 weeks after the expected date. I was frustrated that Amanda Ritchey hadn't checked a week or two earlier with the designer to see that the orders they placed and were expecting would be shipping on time. I was happy that Amanda called and had the dress rush shipped so that I had it in hand later that week but worrying about and needing to call to check on the status of your dress is not something a bride should worry about. Overall the experience at AR was very positive and I would recommend you check them out too.
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I went to many bridal salons before deciding on my dress and one of the reasons I selected the dress that I did was because of the friendliness of the staff at Amanda Ritchey. They are helpful and patient as you search for the perfect look, they know their products well and were good at helping me find a dress that was exactly what I wanted. The only reason that I did not give a 5 star review is because when I called around the time my dress was supposed to have arrived, a staff member inquired about its shipping status and then told me that the dress designer was holding the dress until they called to request that it be shipped and it should arrive 2 weeks after the expected date. I was frustrated that Amanda Ritchey hadn't checked a week or two earlier with the designer to see that the orders they placed and were expecting would be shipping on time. I was happy that Amanda called and had the dress rush shipped so that I had it in hand later that week but worrying about and needing to call to check on the status of your dress is not something a bride should worry about. Overall the experience at AR was very positive and I would recommend you check them out too. Read less
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Renee
Wedding:
4/27/2013
4.5/5.0
I would recommend Amanda Ritchie Bridal to all future brides, but i would not recommend the lady that does alterations. I dont think she even touched the top of my gown, all night at the reception i had to pull the top up, it was too loose, it was hard to dance. Some of my guests asked what happened, why didn't it fit right.
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I would recommend Amanda Ritchie Bridal to all future brides, but i would not recommend the lady that does alterations. I dont think she even touched the top of my gown, all night at the reception i had to pull the top up, it was too loose, it was hard to dance. Some of my guests asked what happened, why didn't it fit right. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.5/5.0
Amanda Ritchey has two great locations. One in Parkville and another in Fallston. I found my dress at the Fallston location. It was the third dress that I tried on. Amanda and her staff were very excited when I found my dress. They turned off the lights and did the 'say yes to the dress' moment. It was a lot of fun. The only issue that I had with the store was that I also ordered 8 bridesmaids dresses from them (which were given to me at a very reasonable price : )) But for some reason they or their vendor only ordered 7 and it was too late to order another. The staff was very accommodating and worked with me to find a solution. That is the only reason I didn't give a 5/5 but still great locations, staff and owner.
Amanda Ritchey has two great locations. One in Parkville and another in Fallston. I found my dress at the Fallston Read more...
Amanda Ritchey has two great locations. One in Parkville and another in Fallston. I found my dress at the Fallston location. It was the third dress that I tried on. Amanda and her staff were very excited when I found my dress. They turned off the lights and did the 'say yes to the dress' moment. It was a lot of fun. The only issue that I had with the store was that I also ordered 8 bridesmaids dresses from them (which were given to me at a very reasonable price : )) But for some reason they or their vendor only ordered 7 and it was too late to order another. The staff was very accommodating and worked with me to find a solution. That is the only reason I didn't give a 5/5 but still great locations, staff and owner. Read less
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Laurie
Wedding:
5/11/2013
3.9/5.0
I had a great time shopping for my dress at Amanda Ritchey. During my first visit I was traveling with quite a large entourage and it was nice that they were able to accommodate that. The consultant who was helping me pick out and try on dresses but she was very nice and patient while I tried on several. The dress I ordered came in very quickly which was great as I was excited to see it in my size and color.
One criticism I have is that the staff should be better at returning messages and answering the phone.
Also, I understand that the seamstress working is kind of an outside employee. You pay her directly, rather than paying through the store. But I think this needs to be mentioned since she is part of the team and does alterations for Amanda Ritchey. I needed minimal alterations to the dress. But of course I needed the dress to be bustled and I was very unhappy with the way the bustle turned out. I should have paid more attention but didn't notice until later that the buttons were just your standard flat button you'd find on a dress shirt and I thought they could have matched the dress a bit better and fit in with the buttons going down the back of the dress. They just looked out of place. The bustle also did not hold up. At. All. I ended up having to carry my train for most of the night. It was rather early on that it started dragging and people were stepping on it, in fact the first time I noticed someone step on it was during our pictures before the reception. We have not gotten our pictures back yet, but I can imagine that in the shots of me dancing, I will be holding my train. It was very much a pain to have to keep picking it up and toting it around.
It asks below if I would recommend this vendor, and I would, but I think that the alterations need improvement.
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I had a great time shopping for my dress at Amanda Ritchey. During my first visit I was traveling with quite a large entourage and it was nice that they were able to accommodate that. The consultant who was helping me pick out and try on dresses but she was very nice and patient while I tried on several. The dress I ordered came in very quickly which was great as I was excited to see it in my size and color.
One criticism I have is that the staff should be better at returning messages and answering the phone.
Also, I understand that the seamstress working is kind of an outside employee. You pay her directly, rather than paying through the store. But I think this needs to be mentioned since she is part of the team and does alterations for Amanda Ritchey. I needed minimal alterations to the dress. But of course I needed the dress to be bustled and I was very unhappy with the way the bustle turned out. I should have paid more attention but didn't notice until later that the buttons were just your standard flat button you'd find on a dress shirt and I thought they could have matched the dress a bit better and fit in with the buttons going down the back of the dress. They just looked out of place. The bustle also did not hold up. At. All. I ended up having to carry my train for most of the night. It was rather early on that it started dragging and people were stepping on it, in fact the first time I noticed someone step on it was during our pictures before the reception. We have not gotten our pictures back yet, but I can imagine that in the shots of me dancing, I will be holding my train. It was very much a pain to have to keep picking it up and toting it around.
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HTB
Wedding:
1/16/2010
3.7/5.0
Hands down I would buy my gown again from Amanda. I had impeccable personal service while looking for my perfect gown. Amanda couldn't have been more helpful. However, I would recommend to get it altered somewhere else.

I didn't like my tailor from the beginning when she told me that my wedding shoes were an ugly color and that I could drop a few pounds. Why I didn't leave then, I don't know. Moving forward, it only got worse and I found myself leaving in tears everytime I had to get fitted. Then, to make a long story short, the dress wouldn't zip after being altered, but I didn't lose or gain any weight.

The tailor told me that I had to lose weight or she would have to rip the lace out of the back to make the zipper work. I didn't think it would have to be that drastic. So, I left and took it to another tailor, who was able to fix it in less time and less money then my original alterations. She literally saved the day. I had gotten so nervous that three weeks before my wedding I was looking at buying another dress if mine couldn't get fixed. Everything worked out in the end.

It may have just been personal differences between the tailor and I, or we just didn't get along, but I thought I could have used some less harsh wording on my weight and maybe she could have kept the ugly shoes comment to herself.
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Hands down I would buy my gown again from Amanda. I had impeccable personal service while looking for my perfect gown. Amanda couldn't have been more helpful. However, I would recommend to get it altered somewhere else.

I didn't like my tailor from the beginning when she told me that my wedding shoes were an ugly color and that I could drop a few pounds. Why I didn't leave then, I don't know. Moving forward, it only got worse and I found myself leaving in tears everytime I had to get fitted. Then, to make a long story short, the dress wouldn't zip after being altered, but I didn't lose or gain any weight.

The tailor told me that I had to lose weight or she would have to rip the lace out of the back to make the zipper work. I didn't think it would have to be that drastic. So, I left and took it to another tailor, who was able to fix it in less time and less money then my original alterations. She literally saved the day. I had gotten so nervous that three weeks before my wedding I was looking at buying another dress if mine couldn't get fixed. Everything worked out in the end.

It may have just been personal differences between the tailor and I, or we just didn't get along, but I thought I could have used some less harsh wording on my weight and maybe she could have kept the ugly shoes comment to herself. Read less
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Carly
Wedding:
5/13/2012
3.2/5.0
I got my dress and groomsmen outfits via Amanda Ritchey. My dress was gorgeous and the guys looked great. I would recommend them for clothes. However, I tried to use them for hair and makeup as well, and every time I spoke with someone I got a different story on prices. My friend is getting married too and has had the same trouble. They always got back to me, and I even spoke with the owner, but every other vendor I spoke with was more straightforward about pricing, etc. I didn't get anything cheaper anywhere else, but I liked my look a lot better and I at least knew what I was getting. If you decide to use them i'd make sure you get EVERYTHING written down in the contract when you sign it just so you know what you're signing up for.
I got my dress and groomsmen outfits via Amanda Ritchey. My dress was gorgeous and the guys looked great. I would Read more...
I got my dress and groomsmen outfits via Amanda Ritchey. My dress was gorgeous and the guys looked great. I would recommend them for clothes. However, I tried to use them for hair and makeup as well, and every time I spoke with someone I got a different story on prices. My friend is getting married too and has had the same trouble. They always got back to me, and I even spoke with the owner, but every other vendor I spoke with was more straightforward about pricing, etc. I didn't get anything cheaper anywhere else, but I liked my look a lot better and I at least knew what I was getting. If you decide to use them i'd make sure you get EVERYTHING written down in the contract when you sign it just so you know what you're signing up for. Read less
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Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty responded with the following comments:

Carly,
Thank you very much for your review. I am so sorry that your experience with booking hair and makeup was not what you were hoping for. I know exactly who you are and why you posted this review. I want you to know that we have since posted all of our rates for hair and makeup on our website so that there will no longer be any confusion. We have been in a time of transition with hair and makeup and it caused us some confusion as well. For that I am very sorry. There is now a frequently asked questions page regarding hair and makeup services on our website. You are right, there should NEVER be a time that you are quoted different prices for the same service. I know there was some confusion in what your travel fee would be. I think it should be mentioned that we did understand your frustration and let you out of your contract no questions asked and with no cancellation fee. I am so happy that you were pleased with your gown and tuxedos. We appreciate your business and your honest review of our store. We have already made the proper adjustments, even before reading your review. We wish you the very best and hope that your wedding day was all you dreamed of. Thank you again for your business and your honest review.
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Kellie
Wedding:
9/19/2013
2.7/5.0
My experience with Amanda Ritchey started when I picked out my gown and she was complaining about being a "poor small business owner" in front of customers.

After I purchased my gown, my father was furloughed and we had to cut back on nonessential wedding expenses. I therefore wanted to cut the belt I had purchased for my gown. I was aware of Amanda Ritchey's return policy, but told them the situation hoping they would be able to work with me and put the money towards alterations. I contacted them describing the situation and received no sympathy and was told they were unwilling to work with me and essentially "too bad". I replied pretty much saying "Ok, that's fine, I understand. But please know I will not recommend you to another bride."

It was only then that Amanda Ritchey, the owner, responded and offered some options. Why was this not done in the first place? I said I understood it was just business, that I wasn't angry, and that I would like to know when to pick up my dress. This SHOULD have been a cue to her that I was ready to move forward and the professional thing to do would have been to let it go. Amanda felt the need to email me AGAIN (to get the last word) to tell me that my "anger was due to wedding stress". I was deeply offended by this behavior from a business owner and therefore gave her no more business (when I originally stated I was willing to move on...she ruined it).

Additionally, when I came to pick up my dress she felt the need to tell me OVER 5 TIMES that my petticoat wound up being much more than they charged me and that they decided not to charge me to make up for the belt issue. Well, regardless of the belt issue, they charged me the wrong price and therefore SHOULD honor that price. That was their fault, not mine, and I was offended she thought I was dumb enough to buy into that.

I would pass on this place because of the owner's poor customer service and lack of professionalism.
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My experience with Amanda Ritchey started when I picked out my gown and she was complaining about being a "poor small business owner" in front of customers.

After I purchased my gown, my father was furloughed and we had to cut back on nonessential wedding expenses. I therefore wanted to cut the belt I had purchased for my gown. I was aware of Amanda Ritchey's return policy, but told them the situation hoping they would be able to work with me and put the money towards alterations. I contacted them describing the situation and received no sympathy and was told they were unwilling to work with me and essentially "too bad". I replied pretty much saying "Ok, that's fine, I understand. But please know I will not recommend you to another bride."

It was only then that Amanda Ritchey, the owner, responded and offered some options. Why was this not done in the first place? I said I understood it was just business, that I wasn't angry, and that I would like to know when to pick up my dress. This SHOULD have been a cue to her that I was ready to move forward and the professional thing to do would have been to let it go. Amanda felt the need to email me AGAIN (to get the last word) to tell me that my "anger was due to wedding stress". I was deeply offended by this behavior from a business owner and therefore gave her no more business (when I originally stated I was willing to move on...she ruined it).

Additionally, when I came to pick up my dress she felt the need to tell me OVER 5 TIMES that my petticoat wound up being much more than they charged me and that they decided not to charge me to make up for the belt issue. Well, regardless of the belt issue, they charged me the wrong price and therefore SHOULD honor that price. That was their fault, not mine, and I was offended she thought I was dumb enough to buy into that.

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Janet
Wedding:
6/14/2014
2.1/5.0
My daughter bought her wedding dress here at the Falston location and Catherine was our salesperson. She was personable and attentive and the gown is beautiful however that's where my positive comments end. We were told by Catherine that average alterations on wedding gowns was $200-300 however our total bill for that was actually $520.00. When I called to inquire why such a difference then the average that was quoted to me, I was met with surprise and some agreement from Catherine and was told Amanda would be in touch with me. it's taken me over a month now to hear from Amanda Ritchey and only after multiple calls on my part and in the end she will do nothing to adjust the alteration price. My point here is actually not to complain about the seamstress, she sets her own prices and is not an employee of the boutique. However, I do want to make future customers aware of this shops deceptive sales practices. My daughter had narrowed down her choice of gowns to two and she picked the higher priced gown when we were given the "average" cost of alterations believing that we would still be below our set budget. Had we known that the alteration cost would be 25% of the purchase price we would have certainly paused. Shame on you for dampening this joyous time. We are picking up the gown tomorrow and the only other positive is that that will end our relationship with this shop. I implore all to not shop here, it's been a hugely negative experience for myself and my daughter.
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My daughter bought her wedding dress here at the Falston location and Catherine was our salesperson. She was personable and attentive and the gown is beautiful however that's where my positive comments end. We were told by Catherine that average alterations on wedding gowns was $200-300 however our total bill for that was actually $520.00. When I called to inquire why such a difference then the average that was quoted to me, I was met with surprise and some agreement from Catherine and was told Amanda would be in touch with me. it's taken me over a month now to hear from Amanda Ritchey and only after multiple calls on my part and in the end she will do nothing to adjust the alteration price. My point here is actually not to complain about the seamstress, she sets her own prices and is not an employee of the boutique. However, I do want to make future customers aware of this shops deceptive sales practices. My daughter had narrowed down her choice of gowns to two and she picked the higher priced gown when we were given the "average" cost of alterations believing that we would still be below our set budget. Had we known that the alteration cost would be 25% of the purchase price we would have certainly paused. Shame on you for dampening this joyous time. We are picking up the gown tomorrow and the only other positive is that that will end our relationship with this shop. I implore all to not shop here, it's been a hugely negative experience for myself and my daughter. Read less
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Aubrey
Wedding:
4/13/2013
1.6/5.0
Unfortunately my experience with Amanda Ritchey fell apart after I purchased my dress. This was in Sept of 2012 they said my dress was to arrive in early March, for my wedding on May 11, 2013.

Early March came and went so I called mid-March to check on my dress. I was told it was delayed and should be in within a week or two and that they would call me when it was in. With no word I called April 1st and was told that they had "misplaced" my dress but not to worry it was "probably just on the bottom of a pile somewhere".

I called all week and didn't get a real answer until Amanda Ritchey called me back on the following Monday. She apologized, but let me know that they "were clients too" and that it wasn't really their fault. I was told it would be in the following Monday - April 15th. I asked if it could come in any faster because I was going to be in town that weekend April 12-14. I live out of state, and the salon is by my parents house. I was told no. Now, the only time I could come in for a fitting was 15 days before my wedding.

Monday the 15th came and with no word from Amanda Ritchey I called later in the day before they closed. I was told that my dress was in. And had come in on FRIDAY the 12th!

I finally got my dress with alteration issues of their own.

So, this is the very short version of the story - all in all Amanda Ritchey did provide with me with the dress of my dreams but also provided me with unnecessary stress and frustration for the entire month before my wedding.
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Unfortunately my experience with Amanda Ritchey fell apart after I purchased my dress. This was in Sept of 2012 they said my dress was to arrive in early March, for my wedding on May 11, 2013.

Early March came and went so I called mid-March to check on my dress. I was told it was delayed and should be in within a week or two and that they would call me when it was in. With no word I called April 1st and was told that they had "misplaced" my dress but not to worry it was "probably just on the bottom of a pile somewhere".

I called all week and didn't get a real answer until Amanda Ritchey called me back on the following Monday. She apologized, but let me know that they "were clients too" and that it wasn't really their fault. I was told it would be in the following Monday - April 15th. I asked if it could come in any faster because I was going to be in town that weekend April 12-14. I live out of state, and the salon is by my parents house. I was told no. Now, the only time I could come in for a fitting was 15 days before my wedding.

Monday the 15th came and with no word from Amanda Ritchey I called later in the day before they closed. I was told that my dress was in. And had come in on FRIDAY the 12th!

I finally got my dress with alteration issues of their own.

So, this is the very short version of the story - all in all Amanda Ritchey did provide with me with the dress of my dreams but also provided me with unnecessary stress and frustration for the entire month before my wedding. Read less
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Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty responded with the following comments:

I am saddened by this review, but ones opinion is always valued and to be used in a positive way. I thank Aubrey for taking the time to share her feelings. The truth is some things are out of our control. It is also true as mentioned in this review "we are the customer" as well and at the mercy of the manufacturer. If they are running behind we do not have the ability to speed up the process. That is understandably confusing to the consumer during such a stressful time. This customer mentioned that we did not communicate well with her. It is in our notes that we called and were unable to leave messages as her voicemail was not set up. Additionally we are closed on Monday, so that would be why she did not get a call back on Monday. We do our best to provide a wonderful experience for our customers, that is something I feel good about and is evident as you read the rest of our reviews. Thank you for reading my response and I thank you for considering our store.
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Lindsay
Wedding:
8/27/2010
1.6/5.0
The first visit I made at Amanda's was great. Amanda herself helped me find my wedding dress and helped me stay in budget. The girls were great- knowledgable, friendly, and helpful. however, every visit from there on was awful. I was supposed to have a folder designated to me with a sheet for me and each of my bridesmaids. However, nothing was ever written down! I had to call twice to make sure they ordered my shoes, because they still had not 4 weeks before my wedding. They never had any ones correct sizes or information written down. Every time I called they would say I owed money, even though we were all fully paid.... The rest of the staff besides the girls from the first day dont seem to have a clue on whats going on. Everything was very disorganized and I had to constantly check up on them. It added much more stress on me, which should have never happened!!!!!!!!

I submitted this review after I got married. I can say, I have had a little change of heart. Amanda ended up seeing this review, and immediately called me. She sounded very concerned that I had not had a good experience at her shop, and asked me what could have been done better, etc. She seemed to honestly care about what i had to say and took it to heart. I thought that said loads about Amanda as a business woman. I really felt like she was sorry I had a bad experience, and truly cared about making it as right as she could. She could have easily ignored my review and moved forward (the wedding was over, the money was paid, no going back). But, she took time to talk to me. For that, I would definitely give Amanda's another shot!!
The first visit I made at Amanda's was great. Amanda herself helped me find my wedding dress and helped me stay in budget. Read more...
The first visit I made at Amanda's was great. Amanda herself helped me find my wedding dress and helped me stay in budget. The girls were great- knowledgable, friendly, and helpful. however, every visit from there on was awful. I was supposed to have a folder designated to me with a sheet for me and each of my bridesmaids. However, nothing was ever written down! I had to call twice to make sure they ordered my shoes, because they still had not 4 weeks before my wedding. They never had any ones correct sizes or information written down. Every time I called they would say I owed money, even though we were all fully paid.... The rest of the staff besides the girls from the first day dont seem to have a clue on whats going on. Everything was very disorganized and I had to constantly check up on them. It added much more stress on me, which should have never happened!!!!!!!!

I submitted this review after I got married. I can say, I have had a little change of heart. Amanda ended up seeing this review, and immediately called me. She sounded very concerned that I had not had a good experience at her shop, and asked me what could have been done better, etc. She seemed to honestly care about what i had to say and took it to heart. I thought that said loads about Amanda as a business woman. I really felt like she was sorry I had a bad experience, and truly cared about making it as right as she could. She could have easily ignored my review and moved forward (the wedding was over, the money was paid, no going back). But, she took time to talk to me. For that, I would definitely give Amanda's another shot!! Read less
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RTDavis7
Wedding:
5/27/2012
1.5/5.0
When I first took the bride, my daughter to Amanda Ritchey, I was happy with the sales person who was there. She gave my daughter some insight into the various styles of gowns. My daughter picked her dress in one hour. This was nine months before her wedding as my daughter lives in Chicago. We did this as we needed the gown by February for her fitting.

When the gown arrived, the manager of the store did inspect it and found a flaw - this was much appreciated. However, that is where the issues began. The manager notified my daughter, and was to call my daughter back after talking with the manufacturer, but did not. The bride had to call several times to get an answer about her gown. This was just 2 weeks before she was due to come home for her fitting.

When I went in to inquire about the gown, I was told we would have it by May 27, which was the day of the wedding. This was rather upsetting and I asked to speak to the owner. When the manager called the owner, she told her I was irate (which I was not, upset yes, as being told your daughter's gown would be in by her wedding day was unacceptable). When I spoke to the owner, I asked her to call the manufacturer as she would be able to get an answer as the owner rather than the manager.

They were able to finally guarantee we could get the gown in before the date my daughter was due for her fitting, but I must tell you, the customer service of the manager at that point was abominable.
When I first took the bride, my daughter to Amanda Ritchey, I was happy with the sales person who was there. She gave my Read more...
When I first took the bride, my daughter to Amanda Ritchey, I was happy with the sales person who was there. She gave my daughter some insight into the various styles of gowns. My daughter picked her dress in one hour. This was nine months before her wedding as my daughter lives in Chicago. We did this as we needed the gown by February for her fitting.

When the gown arrived, the manager of the store did inspect it and found a flaw - this was much appreciated. However, that is where the issues began. The manager notified my daughter, and was to call my daughter back after talking with the manufacturer, but did not. The bride had to call several times to get an answer about her gown. This was just 2 weeks before she was due to come home for her fitting.

When I went in to inquire about the gown, I was told we would have it by May 27, which was the day of the wedding. This was rather upsetting and I asked to speak to the owner. When the manager called the owner, she told her I was irate (which I was not, upset yes, as being told your daughter's gown would be in by her wedding day was unacceptable). When I spoke to the owner, I asked her to call the manufacturer as she would be able to get an answer as the owner rather than the manager.

They were able to finally guarantee we could get the gown in before the date my daughter was due for her fitting, but I must tell you, the customer service of the manager at that point was abominable. Read less
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Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty responded with the following comments:

As the owner of Amanda Ritchey Bridal & Beauty I know my managers and staff treat every bride and their families with the utmost respect. It is our job to provide the highest level of customer service to all of our customers. We take pride in the relationships we develop with all our customers regardless if they purchase with us or not. IT SHOULD ALSO BE MENTIONED THAT WE COULD NOT CALL THE BRIDE WITH AN ANSWER UNTIL WE GOT AN ANSWER FROM THE MANUFACTUER. WE DID CALL TO EASE HER MIND AND LET HER KNOW THE GOWN WAS IN TRANSIT. THE MOTHER CALLED AND CALLED DEMANDING ANSWERS BEFORE THE GOWN EVEN HAD TIME TO MAKE IT BACK TO THE MANUFACTURER. THE DRESS WAS BACK IN THE STORE WITHIN A WEEK AT MOST.
Thank you for taking the time to read my response.

My managers are thorough and act with care and concern for our customers from beginning to end. If they didn't they would not work for me. If a gown comes in and is in any way flawed, it becomes our personal mission to make sure things are corrected in a timely manner. We noticed a small spot on the front of the dress where gold thread was mixed into the ivory threading. Keeping the flawed gown was not acceptable to either of us. We informed the Bride of the issue and assured her that we would take care of her and her gown would be ready before her wedding.

The comment in the review "the dress would be ready by her wedding date " was absoulutely taken out of context.

It is true that my manager told me this customer was irate, certainly not the best choice of words. I know she was only trying to convey the severity of the customers dissapointment with the situation.

It should also be mentioned that this customer told me that my managers "HEAD WOULD ROLL" if she indeed was irate. I thought that was a disgusting thing to say about someone who was only doing their job to the best of their ability. I was in disbelief of what she just said to me about my manager and said "i'm sorry..what did you say?" and she indeed repeaded "HER HEAD WOULD ROLL"

In a perfect world this would never have happened. I felt it would be best to send it back so that the dress would be perfect for the wedding day. Some things are just out of our control. For example, we had no way of knowing that the Bride had scheduled a fitting and purchased a plane ticket for February when fittings are not typically scheduled until about 8 weeks before the wedding. We were not informed of this appointment as it was not with one of our seamstresses. Additionally, from time to time the manufacturer(human being) will make a mistake and the order will be delayed. That is why every bridal salon suggests purchasing well in advance so that if there is a problem...there is time to fix it.

I am saddened by this review. I remember the entire situation clearly as I take every customers experience to heart. It is unfortunate that someone without the knowledge of the industry would be willing to post such a negative review after the wedding.

It should be mentioned that the gown came back perfect and in plenty of time for her already scheduled fitting.

I think the take away here is that in the end there was no problem with the gown and nothing had to be rescheduled.

We do our best as all small businesses owners do as this is our livelyhood. Sometimes it doesn't matter what you do or how good you are....some people will find fault no matter what.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
0.6/5.0
I do not recommend this boutique if you are looking for a 100% amazing experience with your dress while getting married. The initial appointment was fabulous. The owner helped my sister find her dream gown. I can’t rave enough about this appointment. The bridal party bought their gowns here, again, the appointment was fabulous. After this things spiraled out of control, the lack of professionalism provided by the store is unreal! They push you into a larger deposit than discussed and ordering dress sizes to large for you. The dresses arrived, the bridal party did not receive a phone call advising it was available for pick up. You call the seamstress separately. I had no problem with that and didn’t mind doing it. I did have a problem with the seamstress scheduling my first fitting two weeks before the wedding and she could not give me a time of when the dress would be done. She said she would call me. Great, here I am less than two weeks before the wedding and I have no idea when I will get the dress. Also the hem on my dress had strings hanging and kept getting caught on my shoes. The lack of communication, professionalism & condescending tone the owner has when she talks to you is down right rude. Saying things like “we know bridal parties think they are the only ones getting married”, “we deal with this all the time”, “I know you are calling me because you want something from me". What business owner says that to their paying customer? Especially when the business has no answers when you call them for information regarding their dress! And the staff clearly learns from her, they can’t even put you on hold properly so you hear their entire conversation about you when you call. I understand they deal with brides daily but when unnecessary stress is caused on the bride because of a business not taking care of their customers, that business should not fault the bride or her bridal party! The dresses are beautiful, prices are ok & customer service is the worst!
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I do not recommend this boutique if you are looking for a 100% amazing experience with your dress while getting married. The initial appointment was fabulous. The owner helped my sister find her dream gown. I can’t rave enough about this appointment. The bridal party bought their gowns here, again, the appointment was fabulous. After this things spiraled out of control, the lack of professionalism provided by the store is unreal! They push you into a larger deposit than discussed and ordering dress sizes to large for you. The dresses arrived, the bridal party did not receive a phone call advising it was available for pick up. You call the seamstress separately. I had no problem with that and didn’t mind doing it. I did have a problem with the seamstress scheduling my first fitting two weeks before the wedding and she could not give me a time of when the dress would be done. She said she would call me. Great, here I am less than two weeks before the wedding and I have no idea when I will get the dress. Also the hem on my dress had strings hanging and kept getting caught on my shoes. The lack of communication, professionalism & condescending tone the owner has when she talks to you is down right rude. Saying things like “we know bridal parties think they are the only ones getting married”, “we deal with this all the time”, “I know you are calling me because you want something from me". What business owner says that to their paying customer? Especially when the business has no answers when you call them for information regarding their dress! And the staff clearly learns from her, they can’t even put you on hold properly so you hear their entire conversation about you when you call. I understand they deal with brides daily but when unnecessary stress is caused on the bride because of a business not taking care of their customers, that business should not fault the bride or her bridal party! The dresses are beautiful, prices are ok & customer service is the worst! Read less
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Dainty
Wedding:
7/1/2012
0.3/5.0
Back in December 2011, i went to Amanda Ritchie Bridal in their
Fallston, MD location (2hours from my house) and tried on a Sophia Tolli, Style # Y11134Z
which was a size 8. They proceeded to order a the same size for me
which arrived & was shipped to me. I was not measured, they based it on the fact
that i could fit the sample dress in the store - which i am cool with.
I got my dress and its was labelled a size 8 but it was far from
being a size 8. It is was more like a size 4 and the pleating was awful. It looked like a 'reject' full of defects. I called & spoke to Gill & told her the issue. She did not want to hear it & told me i had signed a contract & since the dress says size 8 that was it. I drove to the store un-announced & told her i needed her to see fitting of the dress & that i was not crazy. After trying on the dress she insisted it could not fit coz i had gained weight. I had lost 6 pounds since i
tried on the sample dress but she proceeded to tell me to produce doctors records of my weight since the first time I had tried the sample dress- talk about insult added to injury. W as told I was stuck with the dress since The bridal store would not return or exchange. I requested to try on tge sample dress i had tried before & was told it had been returned to the manufacturer which i knew was a lie. Gill advised me to start looking for another dress since i was a month away from my wedding. In anger I left the dress in the store, went & purchased a Maggie Soteri elsewhere. I battled to deal with Amanda Ritchie, had to engage a lawyer. 4 days later they told me they received a replacement dress & I told them I needed a full refund since I had purchased another dress based on their advise. They refused to refund me. & suprise suprise, the replacement dress was the loaner I had tried on 3montgs earlier, which they had lied about returning. The stress they caused me was unnecessary. I would not recommend the Fallston store to any bride, ESP if you are black. I think they deal with you based on your color. Stay away & reduce your wedding prep stress
Back in December 2011, i went to Amanda Ritchie Bridal in their
Fallston, MD location (2hours from my house) and tried Read more...
Back in December 2011, i went to Amanda Ritchie Bridal in their
Fallston, MD location (2hours from my house) and tried on a Sophia Tolli, Style # Y11134Z
which was a size 8. They proceeded to order a the same size for me
which arrived & was shipped to me. I was not measured, they based it on the fact
that i could fit the sample dress in the store - which i am cool with.
I got my dress and its was labelled a size 8 but it was far from
being a size 8. It is was more like a size 4 and the pleating was awful. It looked like a 'reject' full of defects. I called & spoke to Gill & told her the issue. She did not want to hear it & told me i had signed a contract & since the dress says size 8 that was it. I drove to the store un-announced & told her i needed her to see fitting of the dress & that i was not crazy. After trying on the dress she insisted it could not fit coz i had gained weight. I had lost 6 pounds since i
tried on the sample dress but she proceeded to tell me to produce doctors records of my weight since the first time I had tried the sample dress- talk about insult added to injury. W as told I was stuck with the dress since The bridal store would not return or exchange. I requested to try on tge sample dress i had tried before & was told it had been returned to the manufacturer which i knew was a lie. Gill advised me to start looking for another dress since i was a month away from my wedding. In anger I left the dress in the store, went & purchased a Maggie Soteri elsewhere. I battled to deal with Amanda Ritchie, had to engage a lawyer. 4 days later they told me they received a replacement dress & I told them I needed a full refund since I had purchased another dress based on their advise. They refused to refund me. & suprise suprise, the replacement dress was the loaner I had tried on 3montgs earlier, which they had lied about returning. The stress they caused me was unnecessary. I would not recommend the Fallston store to any bride, ESP if you are black. I think they deal with you based on your color. Stay away & reduce your wedding prep stress Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
Amanda Ritchey Bridal and Beauty responded with the following comments:

Dainty
You never once tried to contact me. If you did we would have spoken. I am in my stores everyday. I work there. There was never a lawyer, noone asked you for a doctor's note and we are not racist.
We did get a loaner dress in for you. We do have to send them back to the manufacturer within one week. Therefore, was/is true we didn't still have the loaner dress in our store when you retured. Your new dress was tight on you when it came in and we DID get you a new dress. Those are the facts. I'm sorry you felt the need to post such a review. Wishing you and your husband the very best. Thank you for your business.
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Jennifer
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6/27/2009
0.0/5.0
The staff who notified me that my dress came in wanted me to just come and pick it up rather than schedule a time to try it on. I scheduled a time to try it on, but it turned out that only a very inexperienced and unhelpful person was working alone at that time. In the end I wore a different dress.
The staff who notified me that my dress came in wanted me to just come and pick it up rather than schedule a time to try Read more...
The staff who notified me that my dress came in wanted me to just come and pick it up rather than schedule a time to try it on. I scheduled a time to try it on, but it turned out that only a very inexperienced and unhelpful person was working alone at that time. In the end I wore a different dress. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire

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