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Anna-Joy's Bridal and Formalwear Boutique

Harrisonburg , VA
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LOCATION

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

*Please check our website for special hours/closing during the holidays! Read less
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Deserae
Wedding:
11/7/2015
5.0/5.0
My experience with Anna-Joy's thus far has been nothing short of amazing! The staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about their inventory. I began my search for a dress at their sister store in another city. We had a wonderful experience there, but the location was rather inconvenient due to where I live. After learning of Anna-Joy's, which is much closer to where I live, I decided to go check it out. The first time I went in I didn't have an appointment. I was just planning on browsing the bridesmaids dresses to see what they had and then I was going to make an appointment to take some of my bridesmaids to try on dresses if they had a wide selection. The staff was incredible! Despite not having an appointment, they helped me with every question I had. They ended up helping me look for styles I liked in their inventory, as well as showing me catalogs from the designers I had in mind. They were so accommodating and helpful! That visit confirmed my decision to go through Anna-Joy's!

We are using Anna-Joy's for my bridal gown, and also plan to order our bridesmaids dresses from them, as well as groomsmen attire. I absolutely recommend this shop to any bride! They are truly dedicated to making your big day perfect and could not be more helpful! I have no doubt that the rest of my experience with Anna-Joy's will be just as amazing as what I have had so far!
My experience with Anna-Joy's thus far has been nothing short of amazing! The staff is friendly, helpful, and Read more...
My experience with Anna-Joy's thus far has been nothing short of amazing! The staff is friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about their inventory. I began my search for a dress at their sister store in another city. We had a wonderful experience there, but the location was rather inconvenient due to where I live. After learning of Anna-Joy's, which is much closer to where I live, I decided to go check it out. The first time I went in I didn't have an appointment. I was just planning on browsing the bridesmaids dresses to see what they had and then I was going to make an appointment to take some of my bridesmaids to try on dresses if they had a wide selection. The staff was incredible! Despite not having an appointment, they helped me with every question I had. They ended up helping me look for styles I liked in their inventory, as well as showing me catalogs from the designers I had in mind. They were so accommodating and helpful! That visit confirmed my decision to go through Anna-Joy's!

We are using Anna-Joy's for my bridal gown, and also plan to order our bridesmaids dresses from them, as well as groomsmen attire. I absolutely recommend this shop to any bride! They are truly dedicated to making your big day perfect and could not be more helpful! I have no doubt that the rest of my experience with Anna-Joy's will be just as amazing as what I have had so far! Read less
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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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Sarah
Wedding:
10/17/2015
5.0/5.0
I live in Northern VA, but we're getting married at my parents' house in Shenandoah. I arrived Friday afternoon, and called Anna-Joy's on the off chance they could squeeze me in for a Saturday appointment. They were able to accommodate me and were so incredibly kind when we arrived. I asked if they had dresses under $1000, because otherwise it wouldn't have been worth the appointment. They have a large selection of beautiful gowns for those of us who have a tight budget. My consultant greeted us as we walked in, built my bridal profile and began pulling dresses for me to try on. The third one I tried on was perfect. It was stunning and I said yes to that dress! Ann and her staff are all very kind, professional, and wonderful to work with. I would definitely recommend Anna-Joys to any bride in the Harrisonburg area.
I live in Northern VA, but we're getting married at my parents' house in Shenandoah. I arrived Friday afternoon, and Read more...
I live in Northern VA, but we're getting married at my parents' house in Shenandoah. I arrived Friday afternoon, and called Anna-Joy's on the off chance they could squeeze me in for a Saturday appointment. They were able to accommodate me and were so incredibly kind when we arrived. I asked if they had dresses under $1000, because otherwise it wouldn't have been worth the appointment. They have a large selection of beautiful gowns for those of us who have a tight budget. My consultant greeted us as we walked in, built my bridal profile and began pulling dresses for me to try on. The third one I tried on was perfect. It was stunning and I said yes to that dress! Ann and her staff are all very kind, professional, and wonderful to work with. I would definitely recommend Anna-Joys to any bride in the Harrisonburg area. Read less
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suzanne
Wedding:
8/15/2015
5.0/5.0
I had a wedding dress that i was told could not be modified to fit me. When i took the dress to anne she was able to totally alter it and with a very short period of time. I also looked at the wedding dresses that she had in her shop and they were beautiful. I would highly recommend them to anyone.
I had a wedding dress that i was told could not be modified to fit me. When i took the dress to anne she was able to Read more...
I had a wedding dress that i was told could not be modified to fit me. When i took the dress to anne she was able to totally alter it and with a very short period of time. I also looked at the wedding dresses that she had in her shop and they were beautiful. I would highly recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Cindy
Wedding:
5/30/2015
5.0/5.0
The Owner and her staff listened to what I had in mind and worked with me to find just the right dress close to my budget. The dress needed lots of alterations since it was not available to order but the they had the perfect person available to do the job. The Dress was perfect and I got so many compliments on how much it fitted my style and the venue. It was absolutely beautiful!
The Owner and her staff listened to what I had in mind and worked with me to find just the right dress close to my budget. Read more...
The Owner and her staff listened to what I had in mind and worked with me to find just the right dress close to my budget. The dress needed lots of alterations since it was not available to order but the they had the perfect person available to do the job. The Dress was perfect and I got so many compliments on how much it fitted my style and the venue. It was absolutely beautiful! Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
My daughter was looking for a wedding dress. She only has Saturday's free. We dropped in without an appointment. They were kind of busy, BUT the owner got with us and pulled 5 dresses off the racks within my price range. She listened to the styles that we were looking for. We were open to her suggestions. We bought the dress that day. We had gone to her competitor (Reflections) first and was very disappointed with them. Apparently, we didn't make enough money to give us a second look. While we were there, another dissatisfied customer from Reflections came into Anna Joys to buy a prom dress for her daughter. She, also, left with a dress.
My daughter was looking for a wedding dress. She only has Saturday's free. We dropped in without an appointment. They were Read more...
My daughter was looking for a wedding dress. She only has Saturday's free. We dropped in without an appointment. They were kind of busy, BUT the owner got with us and pulled 5 dresses off the racks within my price range. She listened to the styles that we were looking for. We were open to her suggestions. We bought the dress that day. We had gone to her competitor (Reflections) first and was very disappointed with them. Apparently, we didn't make enough money to give us a second look. While we were there, another dissatisfied customer from Reflections came into Anna Joys to buy a prom dress for her daughter. She, also, left with a dress. Read less
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Denise
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
In searching for my wedding gown I visited a total of four vendors in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Three of the vendors allowed me to only browse a very small selection of their gowns, and I am the type of person who wants to see everything before I make a selection. I am very open to all styles and looks and had no particular gown in mind.

Thankfully, Anna Joy's has a large selection of gowns on the floor, not to mention a huge selection of backroom inventory, but I immediately appreciated being able to browse the showroom on my own. I walked in without an appointment and they were very busy with two other groups, but I was still able to browse and then try on many dresses.

THE DRESS was the third one I tried on at Anna Joy's. All in all, I had tried on two dozen dresses at the other showrooms that day, but like I said, you know it when you see it! Ann had to alter the dress extensively because I didn't have enough time to order a dress and bought it right from the rack. She listened to my ideas and my needs and it fit me like a glove. I am sure she spent many, many, many hours altering that gown...with its three layers and yards of lace and sequins!

Another thing that impressed me about Ann is that she was not a high-pressure salesperson. There were so many beautiful attendant gowns and accessories in her showroom that I would have liked to buy, but a budget is a budget. The veils (I did buy one of these), tiaras, shoes, bouquets, jewelry...so much pretty bling! And girls, don't forget those foundation undergarments. Ann had many styles and each gown required a different one. I tried my dress without it, but spending that extra $66 was critical in keeping it all in place, if you know what I mean.

She and her assistant Carrie Ann made me and my fiance (now husband) feel so very welcome in the showroom, we always received individual attention, great advice, and heartfelt thanks. Thank you both for making our dream a reality!
In searching for my wedding gown I visited a total of four vendors in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Three of the vendors allowed Read more...
In searching for my wedding gown I visited a total of four vendors in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Three of the vendors allowed me to only browse a very small selection of their gowns, and I am the type of person who wants to see everything before I make a selection. I am very open to all styles and looks and had no particular gown in mind.

Thankfully, Anna Joy's has a large selection of gowns on the floor, not to mention a huge selection of backroom inventory, but I immediately appreciated being able to browse the showroom on my own. I walked in without an appointment and they were very busy with two other groups, but I was still able to browse and then try on many dresses.

THE DRESS was the third one I tried on at Anna Joy's. All in all, I had tried on two dozen dresses at the other showrooms that day, but like I said, you know it when you see it! Ann had to alter the dress extensively because I didn't have enough time to order a dress and bought it right from the rack. She listened to my ideas and my needs and it fit me like a glove. I am sure she spent many, many, many hours altering that gown...with its three layers and yards of lace and sequins!

Another thing that impressed me about Ann is that she was not a high-pressure salesperson. There were so many beautiful attendant gowns and accessories in her showroom that I would have liked to buy, but a budget is a budget. The veils (I did buy one of these), tiaras, shoes, bouquets, jewelry...so much pretty bling! And girls, don't forget those foundation undergarments. Ann had many styles and each gown required a different one. I tried my dress without it, but spending that extra $66 was critical in keeping it all in place, if you know what I mean.

She and her assistant Carrie Ann made me and my fiance (now husband) feel so very welcome in the showroom, we always received individual attention, great advice, and heartfelt thanks. Thank you both for making our dream a reality! 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:
1+ year ago
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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