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Anna-Joy's Bridal and Formalwear Boutique

Harrisonburg , VA
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243 Neff Avenue, Suite J
Harrisonburg, VA US 22801 (map)

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540-434-6664

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ABOUT US

Anna-Joy's is a bridal and formalwear boutique centralled located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We have dresses for every style and taste! We also do in-house alterations and specialize in... Read more
Anna-Joy's is a bridal and formalwear boutique centralled located in Harrisonburg, Virginia. We have dresses for every style and taste! We also do in-house alterations and specialize in services such as wedding gown perservation!

Anna Joy's specializes in making some of the most important days in your life special and memorable. We make sure you look your best so you can feel your best. Consultants are here to assist you with all aspects of wedding planning from bridal gowns and bridesmaids to flowergirls, mothers, and tuxedos. We also carry a large selection of prom, homecoming, pageant, and Quinceanera dresses.

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Hours:

Feburary - April

Monday - Friday 11-5pm, Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm

May - January

Monday - Friday 11-5pm, Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday Closed

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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

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Krystin
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
Had the best experience here for my friends wedding, excellent service and great deals! Totally recommend for any bride to be.
Had the best experience here for my friends wedding, excellent service and great deals! Totally recommend for any bride to Read more...
Had the best experience here for my friends wedding, excellent service and great deals! Totally recommend for any bride to be. Read less
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Laci
Wedding:
9/27/2014
1.5/5.0
AnnaJoy's was the worst experience I've had through out the wedding. This is my first time being married so that was the first time I've ever went to try dresses on. Everyone was nice to me and my family and after we purchased my gown the lady's that worked there was nice but the owner was very nasty and rude every time I would go in there for an appointment. She told me a couple of times that I needed to lose weight which was rude and disrespectful and also really hurt me when I thought a bride is suppost to go over feeling beautiful and leaving beautiful but that's not happened at all. When I went over for fittings the owner was horrible to me. When I went to pick my dress up she said she steamed it but it did not look like it at all and she is the one that fitted my dress which I did not want because everytime I would ask for my dress before she did the alterations she said she already took it home to work on it. I didn't appreciate that. We ended up paying $208.00 for alterations when she did nothing to it. The reason why I say that is because I had a bad feeling about it after I got it home so, I took it to a lady where I live that does alterations and she showed me what she did to my dress and we we're so upset because she was suppose to take 4 in. off the bottom and all she did was folded it over like you would a t-shirt and put a little stitch in it that was not straight at all which was comeing out and the lady that had to fix my dress said I would have tripped over it. She also said she couldn't take anymore out on the sides to make it fit a little bigger well the lady I had fixed showed me that as well and said she didn't even touch that. My dress was also dirty and I don't know why. I would definatly NOT reccomend this store to anyone! I'm not the type of person to be like this and speak up for myself but this really put me over the edge esp. when we had to pay for alterations twice! NOT happy at all!!!
AnnaJoy's was the worst experience I've had through out the wedding. This is my first time being married so that was the Read more...
AnnaJoy's was the worst experience I've had through out the wedding. This is my first time being married so that was the first time I've ever went to try dresses on. Everyone was nice to me and my family and after we purchased my gown the lady's that worked there was nice but the owner was very nasty and rude every time I would go in there for an appointment. She told me a couple of times that I needed to lose weight which was rude and disrespectful and also really hurt me when I thought a bride is suppost to go over feeling beautiful and leaving beautiful but that's not happened at all. When I went over for fittings the owner was horrible to me. When I went to pick my dress up she said she steamed it but it did not look like it at all and she is the one that fitted my dress which I did not want because everytime I would ask for my dress before she did the alterations she said she already took it home to work on it. I didn't appreciate that. We ended up paying $208.00 for alterations when she did nothing to it. The reason why I say that is because I had a bad feeling about it after I got it home so, I took it to a lady where I live that does alterations and she showed me what she did to my dress and we we're so upset because she was suppose to take 4 in. off the bottom and all she did was folded it over like you would a t-shirt and put a little stitch in it that was not straight at all which was comeing out and the lady that had to fix my dress said I would have tripped over it. She also said she couldn't take anymore out on the sides to make it fit a little bigger well the lady I had fixed showed me that as well and said she didn't even touch that. My dress was also dirty and I don't know why. I would definatly NOT reccomend this store to anyone! I'm not the type of person to be like this and speak up for myself but this really put me over the edge esp. when we had to pay for alterations twice! NOT happy at all!!! Read less
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Anna-Joy's Bridal and Formalwear Boutique responded with the following comments:

Laci and her parents shopped at Anna Joy’s after she had already purchased a wedding gown online and was dissatisfied. Her lovely parents decided to purchase her a new gown. Laci was given a generous discount of $250 on the gown. We allowed her father to make payments waiving the layaway fee. Her parents shared their concerns about the wedding expenses. The owner spent extra time with them suggesting ways they could reasonably purchase food, etc. They were so appreciative. In order to cut expenses, the alterations were performed at a discount. This was fully discussed with the bride and her parents. They were agreeable. The sides were let out. At each fitting, the gown became harder to zip. The bride repeatedly said she was trying to lose weight. We accommodated Laci at every appointment even after being late and bringing in small children when our policies clearly state we do not allow children due to safety concerns. The staff had to stop doing their jobs in order to help with child supervision so the fittings could be completed in a timely manner. Laci also complained about her mother being unavailable to watch her children due to dealing with her troubled brother (detailed information which should have remained a private family matter). Laci scheduled an appointment to pick up her dress but showed up three days early with no notice for the staff. Her gown had not yet been steamed, which we offered to do for free though we do not offer this for discounted gowns. The staff was very busy but took the time to accommodate her anyway. We politely asked if she could come back later that day. Once it was finished, we showed her the gown. She was satisfied with its appearance, paid for her alterations, graciously thanked us and left the store. This would have been the appropriate time to express dissatisfaction with alterations and/or steaming. This matter is being turned over to an attorney and we will proceed with a defamation lawsuit.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
It was a wonderful experience! The ladies took they're time with me to make sure I got exactly what I wanted! Very patient! The staff is nice and helpful I would definitely recommend this place for any bride to be!! :) anna joys is the way to go!<3
It was a wonderful experience! The ladies took they're time with me to make sure I got exactly what I wanted! Very Read more...
It was a wonderful experience! The ladies took they're time with me to make sure I got exactly what I wanted! Very patient! The staff is nice and helpful I would definitely recommend this place for any bride to be!! :) anna joys is the way to go!<3 Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Before going to Anna Joy's I had read reviews and was a bit nervous about my appointment, but after the disasterous experience I had at Bridal Impressions I was willing to try ANYTHING. It seems that in the past few years the have probably changed personel because my customer service was over and beyond what I would have expected. My consultant Laura helped me find the perfect dress and was so accomodating to me and my all my guests. She is getting married soon and even gave me some good tips for how to save some money with projects i could do myself. All the staff was attentive, knowlageable, and so nice. They did not see annoyed with me, or my price range ( like bridal impressions). I had a great experience and would recomend them to everyone.
Before going to Anna Joy's I had read reviews and was a bit nervous about my appointment, but after the disasterous Read more...
Before going to Anna Joy's I had read reviews and was a bit nervous about my appointment, but after the disasterous experience I had at Bridal Impressions I was willing to try ANYTHING. It seems that in the past few years the have probably changed personel because my customer service was over and beyond what I would have expected. My consultant Laura helped me find the perfect dress and was so accomodating to me and my all my guests. She is getting married soon and even gave me some good tips for how to save some money with projects i could do myself. All the staff was attentive, knowlageable, and so nice. They did not see annoyed with me, or my price range ( like bridal impressions). I had a great experience and would recomend them to everyone. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
10/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I purchased my bridal gown from Anna Joy's this year and I have to say, I had a wonderful experience. I tried 4 other places before ending up at Anna Joy's and the experience I had there out-shined all of the rest. Too many bridal boutiques are all about getting you in and out of there quickly, not taking time with you and truly listening to your needs. I received excellent customer service at Anna Joy's and felt very special during my appointment. Best of all, I found the dress of my dreams within my budget!
I purchased my bridal gown from Anna Joy's this year and I have to say, I had a wonderful experience. I tried 4 other Read more...
I purchased my bridal gown from Anna Joy's this year and I have to say, I had a wonderful experience. I tried 4 other places before ending up at Anna Joy's and the experience I had there out-shined all of the rest. Too many bridal boutiques are all about getting you in and out of there quickly, not taking time with you and truly listening to your needs. I received excellent customer service at Anna Joy's and felt very special during my appointment. Best of all, I found the dress of my dreams within my budget! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Anna Joys had the perfect wedding gown for me. The staff was very helpful and made my day special.
Anna Joys had the perfect wedding gown for me. The staff was very helpful and made my day special.
Anna Joys had the perfect wedding gown for me. The staff was very helpful and made my day special. Read less
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Wendy
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I found Anna Joy's because there was a specific dress I was looking for. After arriving, I found other dresses and it only took 3 dresses to find exactly what I was looking for! The staff was very open to suggestions and able to accommodate my needs. After finding my dress, they were able to offer a payment plan for me. We also found bridesmaids dresses through them as well. They definitely have a wide array of styles. I definitely do not regret choosing them!
I found Anna Joy's because there was a specific dress I was looking for. After arriving, I found other dresses and it only Read more...
I found Anna Joy's because there was a specific dress I was looking for. After arriving, I found other dresses and it only took 3 dresses to find exactly what I was looking for! The staff was very open to suggestions and able to accommodate my needs. After finding my dress, they were able to offer a payment plan for me. We also found bridesmaids dresses through them as well. They definitely have a wide array of styles. I definitely do not regret choosing them! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/7/2011
5.0/5.0
Anna joy's was a one stop shop for my gorgeous gown and alterations! My mother bought her dress here also! I must've tried on 15 gowns. While choosing my gown the staff had a wonderful personality, was very patient, and informative. I personally worked with Jesse, she was awesome. I had my alterations done here also and the seamstress (Sofia) was superburb to work with and VERY affordable! You couldn't even tell she had altered my dress 4 sizes, and even saved the reminisce of fabric so I could make hair pieces and a pillow out of! Would highly recommend this gown boutique!!
Anna joy's was a one stop shop for my gorgeous gown and alterations! My mother bought her dress here also! I must've tried Read more...
Anna joy's was a one stop shop for my gorgeous gown and alterations! My mother bought her dress here also! I must've tried on 15 gowns. While choosing my gown the staff had a wonderful personality, was very patient, and informative. I personally worked with Jesse, she was awesome. I had my alterations done here also and the seamstress (Sofia) was superburb to work with and VERY affordable! You couldn't even tell she had altered my dress 4 sizes, and even saved the reminisce of fabric so I could make hair pieces and a pillow out of! Would highly recommend this gown boutique!! Read less
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LeahBaker9
Wedding:
10/1/2011
3.5/5.0
Overall, I really loved the dress I chose here, and also the price we paid for it...but there were a few things lacking in the service from the store we purchased it from. This was the first and last place we ever went to look for a wedding dress, after finding that they carried a dress line (Mori Lee) that I had fallen in love with on an online dress site. When we first arrived, I began describing what I was looking for in a dress...and they allowed me to pick a few on my own, but also brought quite a few options back with them. I can't tell you how many dresses they brought back that looked EXACTLY like the last one I had tried on and didn't like. The other frustrating thing was that I would mention a particular detail that I didn't like in it, and they'd go pull another one to try instead that nearly always had that exact same detail that I had JUST said I didn't like. Finally, after politely trying on probably 20 dresses, my best friend went and looked through the racks herself, and found the exact dress I had seen online and liked (even though we'd described it to the staff upon arrival, somehow this dress, nor one similar, had made it back to the room) and it was "the one." Love at first sight. Just frustrating to realize how much time we spent there relying on their professional help, when we could have more easily done it on our own, in the first place. For a while over the next few months, the store was a gem. They were great about getting back to us when things we ordered arrived, and flexible with times to have us back to try things on. We ended up getting the bridesmaids dresses here as well, so many fittings were required for our bridal party. However, on the event of my final fitting, we had an appointment that was made through the store at Anna Joy's to meet with the seamstress (who is WONDERFUL). When we arrived, there was a handwritten note on the door saying that the store had been closed early with no notice, because the owner was on vacation (apparently the girl who was covering business for her had decided not to stay because it was a slow day...but didn't think to check the appointment book first.)--during REGULAR business hours! Did I mention I live 2 hours away and only get one day off a week? Thankfully the seamstress who was meeting us there, had the dress with her because she'd been working on it at home the night before, and allowed us to come back there with her for the final fitting. Another girl who was arriving at the store for her dress wasn't so lucky--hers was locked inside, and the seamstress had no way of getting in. Good thing she had ours, or I may not have been able to have my dress in time for the wedding! This was my last day off before the rehearsal dinner day. Needless to say we were lucky and able to avoid the biggest possible disaster thanks to the seamstress happening to have it with her. Although I really loved the dress I got here, and the bridesmaid dresses as well, I don't think I would recommend this shop to anyone else. Aside from an okay selection of dresses, the customer service left a little to be desired here...and we would have avoided some serious frustration by working with another company. The seamstress however, was phenomenal...and although she seems to be affiliated with the company, she also does her own work. HER, I would recommend very highly.
Overall, I really loved the dress I chose here, and also the price we paid for it...but there were a few things lacking in Read more...
Overall, I really loved the dress I chose here, and also the price we paid for it...but there were a few things lacking in the service from the store we purchased it from. This was the first and last place we ever went to look for a wedding dress, after finding that they carried a dress line (Mori Lee) that I had fallen in love with on an online dress site. When we first arrived, I began describing what I was looking for in a dress...and they allowed me to pick a few on my own, but also brought quite a few options back with them. I can't tell you how many dresses they brought back that looked EXACTLY like the last one I had tried on and didn't like. The other frustrating thing was that I would mention a particular detail that I didn't like in it, and they'd go pull another one to try instead that nearly always had that exact same detail that I had JUST said I didn't like. Finally, after politely trying on probably 20 dresses, my best friend went and looked through the racks herself, and found the exact dress I had seen online and liked (even though we'd described it to the staff upon arrival, somehow this dress, nor one similar, had made it back to the room) and it was "the one." Love at first sight. Just frustrating to realize how much time we spent there relying on their professional help, when we could have more easily done it on our own, in the first place. For a while over the next few months, the store was a gem. They were great about getting back to us when things we ordered arrived, and flexible with times to have us back to try things on. We ended up getting the bridesmaids dresses here as well, so many fittings were required for our bridal party. However, on the event of my final fitting, we had an appointment that was made through the store at Anna Joy's to meet with the seamstress (who is WONDERFUL). When we arrived, there was a handwritten note on the door saying that the store had been closed early with no notice, because the owner was on vacation (apparently the girl who was covering business for her had decided not to stay because it was a slow day...but didn't think to check the appointment book first.)--during REGULAR business hours! Did I mention I live 2 hours away and only get one day off a week? Thankfully the seamstress who was meeting us there, had the dress with her because she'd been working on it at home the night before, and allowed us to come back there with her for the final fitting. Another girl who was arriving at the store for her dress wasn't so lucky--hers was locked inside, and the seamstress had no way of getting in. Good thing she had ours, or I may not have been able to have my dress in time for the wedding! This was my last day off before the rehearsal dinner day. Needless to say we were lucky and able to avoid the biggest possible disaster thanks to the seamstress happening to have it with her. Although I really loved the dress I got here, and the bridesmaid dresses as well, I don't think I would recommend this shop to anyone else. Aside from an okay selection of dresses, the customer service left a little to be desired here...and we would have avoided some serious frustration by working with another company. The seamstress however, was phenomenal...and although she seems to be affiliated with the company, she also does her own work. HER, I would recommend very highly. Read less
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Ann
Wedding:
8/13/2011
2.7/5.0
After going to Anna Joy's and every other bridal store in the area, I decided on Anna Joy's because of the designers they carried. They had the dress that I had found while in another city helping a friend pick out her wedding dress. The price was decent, but when I went in to try it on I found two dresses I liked and when I showed interest in the dress I decided to wait a day and go back to decide and order. I felt that there were some scare tactics in telling me that the price may go up or the dress would be discontinued, to make me buy the dress that day. When I went back two days later the price had gone up (the tag had been hand written and raised the price only by $50, and they missed covering up one of the price tags that had the lower price so I still got the lower price.)

I had no issues ordering the dress, they were able to let me try on a different dress with a similar style in the size I wanted to order to see what size I would be. As usual, wedding dresses run small and Measurements said I would be a size 12, when I wear a size 4 or 6. But the girl helping me took her time to make sure I was comfortable with the size I ordered (size 8).

What I had issues with was getting a veil. Back in the beginning of March, A few months after I got the dress and after I had it altered/hemmed by an outside seamstress, I took the dress back in to pick out a veil. I decided on one, but when I went to order it they couldn't find any tags about it or prices. They said they would call with the information. I have yet to hear from them still, and the wedding was last month in August and I had asked about it in March. Needless to say, I got a veil somewhere else, and if you need attention you need to remind them.
Otherwise, the dress buying process went fine and they have a great selection.
After going to Anna Joy's and every other bridal store in the area, I decided on Anna Joy's because of the designers they Read more...
After going to Anna Joy's and every other bridal store in the area, I decided on Anna Joy's because of the designers they carried. They had the dress that I had found while in another city helping a friend pick out her wedding dress. The price was decent, but when I went in to try it on I found two dresses I liked and when I showed interest in the dress I decided to wait a day and go back to decide and order. I felt that there were some scare tactics in telling me that the price may go up or the dress would be discontinued, to make me buy the dress that day. When I went back two days later the price had gone up (the tag had been hand written and raised the price only by $50, and they missed covering up one of the price tags that had the lower price so I still got the lower price.)

I had no issues ordering the dress, they were able to let me try on a different dress with a similar style in the size I wanted to order to see what size I would be. As usual, wedding dresses run small and Measurements said I would be a size 12, when I wear a size 4 or 6. But the girl helping me took her time to make sure I was comfortable with the size I ordered (size 8).

What I had issues with was getting a veil. Back in the beginning of March, A few months after I got the dress and after I had it altered/hemmed by an outside seamstress, I took the dress back in to pick out a veil. I decided on one, but when I went to order it they couldn't find any tags about it or prices. They said they would call with the information. I have yet to hear from them still, and the wedding was last month in August and I had asked about it in March. Needless to say, I got a veil somewhere else, and if you need attention you need to remind them.
Otherwise, the dress buying process went fine and they have a great selection. Read less
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rmcollins81
Wedding:
5/30/2009
3.9/5.0
Anna Joy's has great selections and when it came down to the wire, she was very helpful. However, my bridesmaids complained that she was not helpful or friendly to them.
Anna Joy's has great selections and when it came down to the wire, she was very helpful. However, my bridesmaids Read more...
Anna Joy's has great selections and when it came down to the wire, she was very helpful. However, my bridesmaids complained that she was not helpful or friendly to them. Read less
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