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Annapolis Formal & Tuxedos

Annapolis , MD
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11 Annapolis St., Unit B
Annapolis, MD 21401 US (map)

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410-263-0617

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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?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

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Dayna
Wedding:
10/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Dora and Flavia are awesome!! They were very patient with my daughter. She tried on many dresses at other locations and hadn't found the one she LOVED. There was nothing like this dress anywhere else we looked. The lace looked hand crocheted, it had the sweetheart neckline and the ivory color she wanted. Nothing compared to the dress she found at Annapolis Formal & Tuxedos and the customer service we received. Even after the decision was made we stopped by a few times to try the dress on with a few sashes and to keep looking at the dress. Each and every time we saw the dress, we fell more in love with it.

Thank you ladies for your services and my daughters beautiful dress!!
Dora and Flavia are awesome!! They were very patient with my daughter. She tried on many dresses at other locations and Read more...
Dora and Flavia are awesome!! They were very patient with my daughter. She tried on many dresses at other locations and hadn't found the one she LOVED. There was nothing like this dress anywhere else we looked. The lace looked hand crocheted, it had the sweetheart neckline and the ivory color she wanted. Nothing compared to the dress she found at Annapolis Formal & Tuxedos and the customer service we received. Even after the decision was made we stopped by a few times to try the dress on with a few sashes and to keep looking at the dress. Each and every time we saw the dress, we fell more in love with it.

Thank you ladies for your services and my daughters beautiful dress!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I purchased my wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses from Annapolis Formal and Tuxedo and I cannot say enough great things about this store. The owner, Flavia, was amazing to work with. I always felt like I got one on one attention and it did not feel as rushed as the bigger dress stores that I looked at. You can tell that Flavia really cares about her customers and when you are in there you feel like you are working with a friend. I came in several times before I was able to finally decide on a dress and Flavia was always so helpful and not pushy at all. She showed me dresses within my budget and even showed me ones at the lower end just to make sure that I saw everything I might be interested in. I found a dress that I liked, but I wanted to try one on in a bigger size because the sample was a little small. Flavia went out of her way to call other places to see if she could get a larger sample in. She was not able to, but I felt good knowing that she was going above and beyond to make sure I was able to find the right dress. I ended up finding the perfect dress and she explained everything to me about the order process and there were no surprises. When my dress came in she called me right away and let me come in to try it on. I also came in another time before my fittings for my mom to see the dress. I had my alterations done by Flavia’s mom, Dora, and her work was impeccable. The dress fit perfectly and both Flavia and Dora ensured that it was perfect before I left the store. All of my bridesmaids live out of town, so I purchased all of the dresses based on pictures and color swatches. When I was trying to decide on colors, Flavia ordered all of the swatches that I asked for and mailed them to me so I could decide which ones I liked best. The dresses came in to the store in plenty of time and Flavia always called right away when they arrived. I am so happy with all of the dresses and I could not have asked for a more perfect dress and dress buying exp
I purchased my wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses from Annapolis Formal and Tuxedo and I cannot say enough great things Read more...
I purchased my wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses from Annapolis Formal and Tuxedo and I cannot say enough great things about this store. The owner, Flavia, was amazing to work with. I always felt like I got one on one attention and it did not feel as rushed as the bigger dress stores that I looked at. You can tell that Flavia really cares about her customers and when you are in there you feel like you are working with a friend. I came in several times before I was able to finally decide on a dress and Flavia was always so helpful and not pushy at all. She showed me dresses within my budget and even showed me ones at the lower end just to make sure that I saw everything I might be interested in. I found a dress that I liked, but I wanted to try one on in a bigger size because the sample was a little small. Flavia went out of her way to call other places to see if she could get a larger sample in. She was not able to, but I felt good knowing that she was going above and beyond to make sure I was able to find the right dress. I ended up finding the perfect dress and she explained everything to me about the order process and there were no surprises. When my dress came in she called me right away and let me come in to try it on. I also came in another time before my fittings for my mom to see the dress. I had my alterations done by Flavia’s mom, Dora, and her work was impeccable. The dress fit perfectly and both Flavia and Dora ensured that it was perfect before I left the store. All of my bridesmaids live out of town, so I purchased all of the dresses based on pictures and color swatches. When I was trying to decide on colors, Flavia ordered all of the swatches that I asked for and mailed them to me so I could decide which ones I liked best. The dresses came in to the store in plenty of time and Flavia always called right away when they arrived. I am so happy with all of the dresses and I could not have asked for a more perfect dress and dress buying exp Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
10/5/2013
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful first experience at Annapolis Formal, the owners Flavia and her mother, Dora, are very knowledgable and professional. My MOH had called a few dress shops in the Annapolis area to set up an appointment for me to just try on a few styles. I was very nervous and anxious to go anywhere because I had no idea what I liked or what would look good on me. After reading some horror stories and reviews from other shops in Annapolis I was glad to see Annapolis Formal had the most consistent reviews.
When we arrived they were having a Black Friday sale all weekend, which they had explained to us on the phone. My MOH and I sorted through some dresses and picked out about 7 that I wanted to try on. Flavia explained the sale to us and also told us she would pick a few for me to try on out of their regular inventory. Flavia was very professional, she told me upfront she would treat me how she would want to be treated in my situation, and she did! I got changed into the dresses in a private fitting room in the back of the shop, Flavia stood outside if the curtain and when i was ready for her she would come in. The dress I fell in love with was one that Flavia had picked based on my reaction to others. Both her and her mom were not pushy at all and answered all my questions. I had said I wanted to come back the next day with my mom to show her the dress before purchasing and they were completely understanding.
After getting the final approval from my mom and the rest of my bridal party I sat down with Flavia and she explained the ordering and payment process. I look forward to working with this shop over the next 10 months and have confidence that I made the right choice in choosing them.
I had a wonderful first experience at Annapolis Formal, the owners Flavia and her mother, Dora, are very knowledgable and Read more...
I had a wonderful first experience at Annapolis Formal, the owners Flavia and her mother, Dora, are very knowledgable and professional. My MOH had called a few dress shops in the Annapolis area to set up an appointment for me to just try on a few styles. I was very nervous and anxious to go anywhere because I had no idea what I liked or what would look good on me. After reading some horror stories and reviews from other shops in Annapolis I was glad to see Annapolis Formal had the most consistent reviews.
When we arrived they were having a Black Friday sale all weekend, which they had explained to us on the phone. My MOH and I sorted through some dresses and picked out about 7 that I wanted to try on. Flavia explained the sale to us and also told us she would pick a few for me to try on out of their regular inventory. Flavia was very professional, she told me upfront she would treat me how she would want to be treated in my situation, and she did! I got changed into the dresses in a private fitting room in the back of the shop, Flavia stood outside if the curtain and when i was ready for her she would come in. The dress I fell in love with was one that Flavia had picked based on my reaction to others. Both her and her mom were not pushy at all and answered all my questions. I had said I wanted to come back the next day with my mom to show her the dress before purchasing and they were completely understanding.
After getting the final approval from my mom and the rest of my bridal party I sat down with Flavia and she explained the ordering and payment process. I look forward to working with this shop over the next 10 months and have confidence that I made the right choice in choosing them. Read less
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Taryn
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Dora and Flavia of Annapolis Formal honestly feel like family from the past year. After trying on dresses at Annapolis Formal, I decided on a dress at another boutique from a designer that they did not carry. Still, Annapolis Formal gave me the bridal party discount and I ordered all of my bridesmaid and flower girls' dresses from them- and the minute I got my dress from the other salon I brought it right to AF for the alterations. Dora is such a talented seamstress- she did an amazing and beautiful job on my lace gown, sewed in an additional bustle when I did not like the look of the original one, my monogram, etc. She also altered my sister's bridesmaid dress in 15 minutes after she brought it in the day before my wedding after having another seamstress in NJ tell her she couldn't get it any closer. The whole process with Annapolis formal was easy, and I NEVER once worried about anything related to the dresses or alterations knowing I could trust them. Highly recommend.
Dora and Flavia of Annapolis Formal honestly feel like family from the past year. After trying on dresses at Annapolis Read more...
Dora and Flavia of Annapolis Formal honestly feel like family from the past year. After trying on dresses at Annapolis Formal, I decided on a dress at another boutique from a designer that they did not carry. Still, Annapolis Formal gave me the bridal party discount and I ordered all of my bridesmaid and flower girls' dresses from them- and the minute I got my dress from the other salon I brought it right to AF for the alterations. Dora is such a talented seamstress- she did an amazing and beautiful job on my lace gown, sewed in an additional bustle when I did not like the look of the original one, my monogram, etc. She also altered my sister's bridesmaid dress in 15 minutes after she brought it in the day before my wedding after having another seamstress in NJ tell her she couldn't get it any closer. The whole process with Annapolis formal was easy, and I NEVER once worried about anything related to the dresses or alterations knowing I could trust them. Highly recommend. Read less
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Natalie
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I would absolutely recommend Annapolis Formal and Tuxedo to anyone who is looking for dresses or for alterations. They were very accommodating and friendly. My bridesmaids and younger sister all bought their dresses at AFT and my Mom had hers altered there. I wish I had had mine altered there as well because I was very unhappy at the other Annapolis bridal boutique that I used. . .

We had such a great experience with the mother/daughter team at AFT and I would use them again in a heartbeat!
I would absolutely recommend Annapolis Formal and Tuxedo to anyone who is looking for dresses or for alterations. They Read more...
I would absolutely recommend Annapolis Formal and Tuxedo to anyone who is looking for dresses or for alterations. They were very accommodating and friendly. My bridesmaids and younger sister all bought their dresses at AFT and my Mom had hers altered there. I wish I had had mine altered there as well because I was very unhappy at the other Annapolis bridal boutique that I used. . .

We had such a great experience with the mother/daughter team at AFT and I would use them again in a heartbeat! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this small boutique in Annapolis, MD. Flavia and her mother were great to work with, and they made the wedding dress experience so personal and fun (as opposed to other similar-sized boutiques and larger chain bridal stores). They bring with them over 27 years of experience and can transform a lace dress that is about 10 sizes too big into a beautifully fitted petite size with seemingly no difficulty. They offer a great variety of dresses (that I didn't find elsewhere) for very reasonable prices, and only schedule one appointment at a time so that they can provide you with their full attention. They were always professional, flexible with their time frames, and provided prompt and quality services. I truly felt like I had known them for years and I cannot thank them enough for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day!
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this small boutique in Annapolis, MD. Flavia and her mother were great to Read more...
I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this small boutique in Annapolis, MD. Flavia and her mother were great to work with, and they made the wedding dress experience so personal and fun (as opposed to other similar-sized boutiques and larger chain bridal stores). They bring with them over 27 years of experience and can transform a lace dress that is about 10 sizes too big into a beautifully fitted petite size with seemingly no difficulty. They offer a great variety of dresses (that I didn't find elsewhere) for very reasonable prices, and only schedule one appointment at a time so that they can provide you with their full attention. They were always professional, flexible with their time frames, and provided prompt and quality services. I truly felt like I had known them for years and I cannot thank them enough for making me feel so beautiful on my wedding day! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
Flavia and Dora are not only amazing at what they do, they are wonderful people! I had no idea what I wanted in a dress and was trying on so many different styles. Flavia picked out my dress and it was not one that I would have initially picked... thank goodness she did! Not only did they help me find the wedding dress of my dreams that seems like it was made for me, but they also altered my mothers 1970s wedding dress to wear for a "Love the Dress" shoot we were doing the next day. This dress had puffy sleeves and a high neck. They altered it into a beautiful scoop neck dress with lacy straps. I also gave them another challenge, and that was adding a rhinestone belt to all of my bridesmaids dresses (7 of them). Flavia and Dora completed everything I asked and worked diligently until they were all perfect. They were so accommodating, from personal phone calls to meeting me on hours that were convenient for me. They are both so sweet and have a special place in my heart! Love you both and thank you!
Flavia and Dora are not only amazing at what they do, they are wonderful people! I had no idea what I wanted in a dress Read more...
Flavia and Dora are not only amazing at what they do, they are wonderful people! I had no idea what I wanted in a dress and was trying on so many different styles. Flavia picked out my dress and it was not one that I would have initially picked... thank goodness she did! Not only did they help me find the wedding dress of my dreams that seems like it was made for me, but they also altered my mothers 1970s wedding dress to wear for a "Love the Dress" shoot we were doing the next day. This dress had puffy sleeves and a high neck. They altered it into a beautiful scoop neck dress with lacy straps. I also gave them another challenge, and that was adding a rhinestone belt to all of my bridesmaids dresses (7 of them). Flavia and Dora completed everything I asked and worked diligently until they were all perfect. They were so accommodating, from personal phone calls to meeting me on hours that were convenient for me. They are both so sweet and have a special place in my heart! Love you both and thank you! Read less
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Ryan
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience with Annapolis Formal. I found a dress online that I wanted to try on, but no stores carried a sample (it's a short wedding dress, and therefore not very popular). My mom called tons of stores in Virginia and DC and Maryland, and ONLY Annapolis Formal said they would be happy to make some calls and get the sample sent in.

The sample came in quickly (they even did a little extra work to find a sample roughly my size). We went in, I tried it on, I cried b/c I loved it so much, and we ordered on the spot. My dress came in a month early, I had two fittings, and now my dress is at home! I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day!

Both women who work there are kind, helpful, knowledgeable, and not even a tiny bit pushy when it comes to selling their products. They sent us an email with some photographer recommendations (as we had asked them if they had any vendor partners), and I my mom and I both left there feeling very good about where we had ended up getting my dress. We had to drive over an hour each way to get to Annapolis Formal, but it was totally worth it! :)
I had a wonderful experience with Annapolis Formal. I found a dress online that I wanted to try on, but no stores carried Read more...
I had a wonderful experience with Annapolis Formal. I found a dress online that I wanted to try on, but no stores carried a sample (it's a short wedding dress, and therefore not very popular). My mom called tons of stores in Virginia and DC and Maryland, and ONLY Annapolis Formal said they would be happy to make some calls and get the sample sent in.

The sample came in quickly (they even did a little extra work to find a sample roughly my size). We went in, I tried it on, I cried b/c I loved it so much, and we ordered on the spot. My dress came in a month early, I had two fittings, and now my dress is at home! I can't wait to wear it on my wedding day!

Both women who work there are kind, helpful, knowledgeable, and not even a tiny bit pushy when it comes to selling their products. They sent us an email with some photographer recommendations (as we had asked them if they had any vendor partners), and I my mom and I both left there feeling very good about where we had ended up getting my dress. We had to drive over an hour each way to get to Annapolis Formal, but it was totally worth it! :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
5/10/2013
1.6/5.0
I wish this vendor had two seperate sides to review, the retail side vs alterations. This shop is run by a mother and her daughter, Flavia. Flavia was very helpful and easy to understand and ordered the bridesmaids dresses I wanted. Of course, it is not that difficult when a bride gives you the gown numbers in advance and asks you to have them ready for her girls to try on in advance. She was so great about calling with updates about when the dresses would be in because we were a little tight on time. Well, I thought since she was helpful and her mother said she was in the business for 27 years that I could also trust them with alterations. HUGE mistake. My dress was a head to toe french lace gown with cap sleeves. I am not a seemstress, but when I went for the first fitting I felt like I had to tell her where to take the lines in from and not to alter the flow of the lace from the shoulder. She didn't listen and made a seem right in the top of the sleeve anyway. I asked her not to throw any of the lace away from the dress because I wanted to use it for another project. When I called her to tell her I wanted to come pick it up, she said "I already gave it to you". Clearly knowing she absolutely did not give it to me, she then argued with me saying "Well even Flavia says I gave it to you and that's two people saying we did against you." Really?! I'm not sure why her daughter spoke up because she was not at any of the three fittings I went in for. I finally had my mother come in from out of town because I could tell that she wasn't getting the lines right and wasn't listening to me. My mother tried more clearly to explain to her that the dress still wasn't being handled properly and that there were buckles and pleats left that shouldn't be there. She then pretended not to understand anything. We left upset and still had to pay over $400 for bad alterations. I would not suggest this shop to anyone.
I wish this vendor had two seperate sides to review, the retail side vs alterations. This shop is run by a mother and her Read more...
I wish this vendor had two seperate sides to review, the retail side vs alterations. This shop is run by a mother and her daughter, Flavia. Flavia was very helpful and easy to understand and ordered the bridesmaids dresses I wanted. Of course, it is not that difficult when a bride gives you the gown numbers in advance and asks you to have them ready for her girls to try on in advance. She was so great about calling with updates about when the dresses would be in because we were a little tight on time. Well, I thought since she was helpful and her mother said she was in the business for 27 years that I could also trust them with alterations. HUGE mistake. My dress was a head to toe french lace gown with cap sleeves. I am not a seemstress, but when I went for the first fitting I felt like I had to tell her where to take the lines in from and not to alter the flow of the lace from the shoulder. She didn't listen and made a seem right in the top of the sleeve anyway. I asked her not to throw any of the lace away from the dress because I wanted to use it for another project. When I called her to tell her I wanted to come pick it up, she said "I already gave it to you". Clearly knowing she absolutely did not give it to me, she then argued with me saying "Well even Flavia says I gave it to you and that's two people saying we did against you." Really?! I'm not sure why her daughter spoke up because she was not at any of the three fittings I went in for. I finally had my mother come in from out of town because I could tell that she wasn't getting the lines right and wasn't listening to me. My mother tried more clearly to explain to her that the dress still wasn't being handled properly and that there were buckles and pleats left that shouldn't be there. She then pretended not to understand anything. We left upset and still had to pay over $400 for bad alterations. I would not suggest this shop to anyone. Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
We live near Annapolis and if you are in the area we would highly recommend this shop. It is owned and run by a mother and daughter and they keep it very personal and make you feel very special. They will work with you and professionally advise and alter your dress/tux/suit to your liking. They were helpful and the quality of service and merchandise was the best.
Carol
We live near Annapolis and if you are in the area we would highly recommend this shop. It is owned and run by a mother and Read more...
We live near Annapolis and if you are in the area we would highly recommend this shop. It is owned and run by a mother and daughter and they keep it very personal and make you feel very special. They will work with you and professionally advise and alter your dress/tux/suit to your liking. They were helpful and the quality of service and merchandise was the best.
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