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Ann's Boutique

Burke , VA

LOCATION

5709 Burke Center Pkwy
Burke, VA US 22015 (map)

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703-250-3100

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
1.8/5.0
Very small selection of bridal gowns. Bridal assistants were very young women dressed in jeans and sweatshirts. I had to get each gown on my own and they added the clips once I was out in front of the mirror - so many people saw my rear end while they took forever to lace up a gown! If you can get passed the low quality service, the prices are very good. Their samples are not very good quality. When I asked the attendant what waist a particular dress I had on, she did not know! Couldn't get over the two assistance under 25 years old in jeans, hooded sweatshirt, and jeans!
Very small selection of bridal gowns. Bridal assistants were very young women dressed in jeans and sweatshirts. I had to Read more...
Very small selection of bridal gowns. Bridal assistants were very young women dressed in jeans and sweatshirts. I had to get each gown on my own and they added the clips once I was out in front of the mirror - so many people saw my rear end while they took forever to lace up a gown! If you can get passed the low quality service, the prices are very good. Their samples are not very good quality. When I asked the attendant what waist a particular dress I had on, she did not know! Couldn't get over the two assistance under 25 years old in jeans, hooded sweatshirt, and jeans! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
My sister and I both got our wedding dresses here. Katie helped me during my fitting and was super sweet and awesome. I like several things about Ann's. They allowed my mom and bridesmaids to look at dresses and pull dresses off the rack for me to try on. They did not rush me and I tried on a wide variety of dresses so I could make sure I knew what I liked. They have very affordable dresses (I was looking for a dress that was 1,500 dollars maximum) and they had a ton of beautiful dresses in the 1000 dollar range. They did a great job with alterations. I also bought a veil there and jewelry there.
My sister and I both got our wedding dresses here. Katie helped me during my fitting and was super sweet and awesome. I Read more...
My sister and I both got our wedding dresses here. Katie helped me during my fitting and was super sweet and awesome. I like several things about Ann's. They allowed my mom and bridesmaids to look at dresses and pull dresses off the rack for me to try on. They did not rush me and I tried on a wide variety of dresses so I could make sure I knew what I liked. They have very affordable dresses (I was looking for a dress that was 1,500 dollars maximum) and they had a ton of beautiful dresses in the 1000 dollar range. They did a great job with alterations. I also bought a veil there and jewelry there. Read less
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Yvonne
Wedding:
4/4/2014
5.0/5.0
Totally worth every dollar we spend !

I chose to just walk in. . . Looking for a last minute bridal gown. I wasn't sure if with such of short notice anyone can make it. Voula Ann did it! After the basic question about style, and preferences, She brought me 4 choices... those gown where almost love at first sight. After trying on those first dresses, she said: " I know what its the best for you"... and brought in the winner. Always with a smile on her face, she never stop making me happy and looking forward to bring my "yes" out. All this while her husband took care of my guests, and he also took care of my accessories, nailing it with the right necklace that close the deal with the dress!

From the warm & genuinely welcoming, until to get me in my bridal outfit, shoes, hair accessories, alterations... these lovely couple rocks! Truly they know their business.

I am very thankful for their patient and for bringing back a smile to my face... peace in my heart, and yes, I did say: Yes to the dress!

During my fitting, Ann always looked for the best, very attentive to details... and to always keep a smile on my face. I feel very comfortable working with Ann's Boutique staff. . .
Totally worth every dollar we spend !

I chose to just walk in. . . Looking for a last minute bridal gown. I Read more...
Totally worth every dollar we spend !

I chose to just walk in. . . Looking for a last minute bridal gown. I wasn't sure if with such of short notice anyone can make it. Voula Ann did it! After the basic question about style, and preferences, She brought me 4 choices... those gown where almost love at first sight. After trying on those first dresses, she said: " I know what its the best for you"... and brought in the winner. Always with a smile on her face, she never stop making me happy and looking forward to bring my "yes" out. All this while her husband took care of my guests, and he also took care of my accessories, nailing it with the right necklace that close the deal with the dress!

From the warm & genuinely welcoming, until to get me in my bridal outfit, shoes, hair accessories, alterations... these lovely couple rocks! Truly they know their business.

I am very thankful for their patient and for bringing back a smile to my face... peace in my heart, and yes, I did say: Yes to the dress!

During my fitting, Ann always looked for the best, very attentive to details... and to always keep a smile on my face. I feel very comfortable working with Ann's Boutique staff. . . Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
11/23/2013
5.0/5.0
I went to Ann's by chance. She happened to be doing a trunk show and I thought "this is a good place to start." Well, the first dress I tried on turned out to be "the one," but it took me 20 dresses and going between 2 dresses about 50 times to finally decide "the one." I was never rushed to make a decision and Ann knew that I was torn between 'the dress I thought I would wear' and 'the dress that I actually fell in love with,' and Ann asked me good questions to help guide me to the decision I wanted to make. The shop is a family business so you'll either talk to her or her husband, but you primarily work with her once you have your dress selected. I liked that Ann was there for all of my fittings - pinning and marking what needed to be done. The dress fit like a glove! If you're looking to feel like you're part of a family during the dress selection process, then go to Ann's. If you're looking for the champagne experience, then Ann's is not your place. Thank you, Ann, for the hugs and for making my dress dreams come true! I can't wait to bring you a picture of me in the dress!
I went to Ann's by chance. She happened to be doing a trunk show and I thought "this is a good place to start." Well, the Read more...
I went to Ann's by chance. She happened to be doing a trunk show and I thought "this is a good place to start." Well, the first dress I tried on turned out to be "the one," but it took me 20 dresses and going between 2 dresses about 50 times to finally decide "the one." I was never rushed to make a decision and Ann knew that I was torn between 'the dress I thought I would wear' and 'the dress that I actually fell in love with,' and Ann asked me good questions to help guide me to the decision I wanted to make. The shop is a family business so you'll either talk to her or her husband, but you primarily work with her once you have your dress selected. I liked that Ann was there for all of my fittings - pinning and marking what needed to be done. The dress fit like a glove! If you're looking to feel like you're part of a family during the dress selection process, then go to Ann's. If you're looking for the champagne experience, then Ann's is not your place. Thank you, Ann, for the hugs and for making my dress dreams come true! I can't wait to bring you a picture of me in the dress! Read less
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Roxanne Accetta
Wedding:
11/2/2013
5.0/5.0
Ann's is amazing!!! I found a gorgeous dress, and Ann made sure that it fit me perfectly for my wedding day!!! Highly recommend!!!
Ann's is amazing!!! I found a gorgeous dress, and Ann made sure that it fit me perfectly for my wedding day!!! Highly Read more...
Ann's is amazing!!! I found a gorgeous dress, and Ann made sure that it fit me perfectly for my wedding day!!! Highly recommend!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Ann's Boutique was professional and flexible and made me feel very comfortable. The owner was extremely knowledgable and made me feel much more at ease with making such a big decision. Between the time I ordered my dress and the wedding, I moved from Virginia to Chicago and they were very flexible in helping me pick dates when I would be back in Virginia to try the dress on. I was in between sizes when ordering the dress and decided to go a size up just so I wouldn't put unnecessary pressure on myself. At my first fitting, it needed to be taken in a little. The second fitting, it was PERFECT! I assumed there would still be tiny tweaks to make, but nope, it was done so exact that everything was ready and I need no more fittings -- which is great considering I live all the way in Chicago. All that is left is adding the loop for the bustle, and we pick up the dress in 2 weeks. Very satisfying experience!
Ann's Boutique was professional and flexible and made me feel very comfortable. The owner was extremely knowledgable and Read more...
Ann's Boutique was professional and flexible and made me feel very comfortable. The owner was extremely knowledgable and made me feel much more at ease with making such a big decision. Between the time I ordered my dress and the wedding, I moved from Virginia to Chicago and they were very flexible in helping me pick dates when I would be back in Virginia to try the dress on. I was in between sizes when ordering the dress and decided to go a size up just so I wouldn't put unnecessary pressure on myself. At my first fitting, it needed to be taken in a little. The second fitting, it was PERFECT! I assumed there would still be tiny tweaks to make, but nope, it was done so exact that everything was ready and I need no more fittings -- which is great considering I live all the way in Chicago. All that is left is adding the loop for the bustle, and we pick up the dress in 2 weeks. Very satisfying experience! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
I ordered my bridal gown from Ann's and was very pleased with their selection. I went in during one of their sales, and I was pretty open to trying on some different styles. The young girl who was helping us listened to what I was interested in seeing and took us to a section with gowns fitting that description and budget. Immediately I was able to pick out a gown I loved, and even though I did try on a few more just for balance, I ended up picking the very first dress she showed me, on my very first shopping trip!

They had a great selection to choose from, including many dresses that were within my relatively modest budget. The shop was quiet and unpretentious (note: that's not meant to read "cheap"!), and the staff were friendly.
I ordered my bridal gown from Ann's and was very pleased with their selection. I went in during one of their sales, and I Read more...
I ordered my bridal gown from Ann's and was very pleased with their selection. I went in during one of their sales, and I was pretty open to trying on some different styles. The young girl who was helping us listened to what I was interested in seeing and took us to a section with gowns fitting that description and budget. Immediately I was able to pick out a gown I loved, and even though I did try on a few more just for balance, I ended up picking the very first dress she showed me, on my very first shopping trip!

They had a great selection to choose from, including many dresses that were within my relatively modest budget. The shop was quiet and unpretentious (note: that's not meant to read "cheap"!), and the staff were friendly. Read less
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Lacy
Wedding:
10/12/2013
5.0/5.0
Ann's is absolutely fabulous. They outfitted my entire wedding party as well as the groom and I and our parents. They have a great selection of dresses from well known designers and the prices range from below $1,000 to $5,000 or so.

Ann and her husband have owned their business for years and obviously know what they are doing. Ann has been spot on with her alterations and my dress is absolutely stunning. The bridesmaids dresses also turned out beautifully. One thing I can truly appreciate about Ann and her husband, is that they are straight forward with you and no "bs". Last thing I want is people telling me that I look beautiful in any dress that I try on so that they can make a sale. If you want that then Ann's isn't the place for you!

Ann's husband handled the measurements for the tuxes for the groom, groomsmen and fathers. All the guys absolutely loved them, they got everything ordered on time and they helped us out on the prices! I have loved everything about my experience with Ann's and would recommend their services for any formal event!
Ann's is absolutely fabulous. They outfitted my entire wedding party as well as the groom and I and our parents. They have Read more...
Ann's is absolutely fabulous. They outfitted my entire wedding party as well as the groom and I and our parents. They have a great selection of dresses from well known designers and the prices range from below $1,000 to $5,000 or so.

Ann and her husband have owned their business for years and obviously know what they are doing. Ann has been spot on with her alterations and my dress is absolutely stunning. The bridesmaids dresses also turned out beautifully. One thing I can truly appreciate about Ann and her husband, is that they are straight forward with you and no "bs". Last thing I want is people telling me that I look beautiful in any dress that I try on so that they can make a sale. If you want that then Ann's isn't the place for you!

Ann's husband handled the measurements for the tuxes for the groom, groomsmen and fathers. All the guys absolutely loved them, they got everything ordered on time and they helped us out on the prices! I have loved everything about my experience with Ann's and would recommend their services for any formal event! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.7/5.0
They were very timely but the quality wasn't what i expected
They were very timely but the quality wasn't what i expected
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Private User
Wedding:
8/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Ann and husband were a pleasure to work with. I bought a dress from Katherine's in Arlington that was a horrible experience so I went to Ann's last minutre in hopes to find another dress. I found the perfect one and they managed to order it so it would be in time for my wedding. They both were so easy to work with and very accomodating. I highly recommend this place- they have a beautiful selection of dresses. All the dresses look very expensive at a reasonable price. Definetely check this place out, you won't regret it!!

Also, Ann did an amazing job with alterations. Very little had to be made and she knew exactly what to do!
Ann and husband were a pleasure to work with. I bought a dress from Katherine's in Arlington that was a horrible Read more...
Ann and husband were a pleasure to work with. I bought a dress from Katherine's in Arlington that was a horrible experience so I went to Ann's last minutre in hopes to find another dress. I found the perfect one and they managed to order it so it would be in time for my wedding. They both were so easy to work with and very accomodating. I highly recommend this place- they have a beautiful selection of dresses. All the dresses look very expensive at a reasonable price. Definetely check this place out, you won't regret it!!

Also, Ann did an amazing job with alterations. Very little had to be made and she knew exactly what to do! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/11/2013
0.0/5.0
Brides-To-Be, more like Brides-to-Beware! I bought my dress at the end of 2012. My wedding is not until the summer of 2013, so I just brought it to the seamstress to get the bustle done. Immediately, my seamstress could tell that the dress had been altered on the left side. I must have been wearing those bride-to-be prescription rose colored glasses until that day, because you could plainly see hand stitching on the side seam of the dress. I felt like I had been punched in the gut.
I decided to call Ann’s to see what their solution might be. Mr Ahad (the husband of Ann Ahad, founder and owner) answered. After explaining to him the recent series of revelations – he LOST IT ON ME! He went on the attack. He told me that he wanted to have it out with my seamstress (in or out of court). He wanted to see the dress, understandably, but I never got to tell him that because he wouldn’t let me get a word in. He looked up when I bought the dress and accused me of altering the dress. “Oh, you’ve had the dress that long? How do I know you didn’t do it?” OK, so now I’m a liar. (I still hadn’t been able to get a word in!) I was then lectured on the importance of examining a dress before buying it. And now that it was out of his store it wasn’t his problem. Finally, he informed me that even if the dress was altered and used, I did get a good deal for it. Whoa. I had to stop him there. To me, that sounded like an absolute admission of guilt. I asked him if I could have a minute to speak? “No.” He just kept going on the attack! “Listen to me!” “Damn this” “F-That” I was beginning to shake, so I knew I had to end the conversation. I told him that #1 I didn’t appreciate the way he was speaking to a woman and #2 a customer! He threatened “don’t make me hang up on you!” I really just had to laugh. I felt like I was doing something good for the community shopping small, and not shopping the big name bridal salons. Don’t do it!
Brides-To-Be, more like Brides-to-Beware! I bought my dress at the end of 2012. My wedding is not until the summer of Read more...
Brides-To-Be, more like Brides-to-Beware! I bought my dress at the end of 2012. My wedding is not until the summer of 2013, so I just brought it to the seamstress to get the bustle done. Immediately, my seamstress could tell that the dress had been altered on the left side. I must have been wearing those bride-to-be prescription rose colored glasses until that day, because you could plainly see hand stitching on the side seam of the dress. I felt like I had been punched in the gut.
I decided to call Ann’s to see what their solution might be. Mr Ahad (the husband of Ann Ahad, founder and owner) answered. After explaining to him the recent series of revelations – he LOST IT ON ME! He went on the attack. He told me that he wanted to have it out with my seamstress (in or out of court). He wanted to see the dress, understandably, but I never got to tell him that because he wouldn’t let me get a word in. He looked up when I bought the dress and accused me of altering the dress. “Oh, you’ve had the dress that long? How do I know you didn’t do it?” OK, so now I’m a liar. (I still hadn’t been able to get a word in!) I was then lectured on the importance of examining a dress before buying it. And now that it was out of his store it wasn’t his problem. Finally, he informed me that even if the dress was altered and used, I did get a good deal for it. Whoa. I had to stop him there. To me, that sounded like an absolute admission of guilt. I asked him if I could have a minute to speak? “No.” He just kept going on the attack! “Listen to me!” “Damn this” “F-That” I was beginning to shake, so I knew I had to end the conversation. I told him that #1 I didn’t appreciate the way he was speaking to a woman and #2 a customer! He threatened “don’t make me hang up on you!” I really just had to laugh. I felt like I was doing something good for the community shopping small, and not shopping the big name bridal salons. Don’t do it! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Ann and her husband were amazing! My dress was everything that I dreamed it would be. She altered my dress, made a belt, and much more. They were so kind and helpful. My maid of honors dress was beautiful, and the junior bridesmaids were perfect.
Ann and her husband were amazing! My dress was everything that I dreamed it would be. She altered my dress, made a belt, Read more...
Ann and her husband were amazing! My dress was everything that I dreamed it would be. She altered my dress, made a belt, and much more. They were so kind and helpful. My maid of honors dress was beautiful, and the junior bridesmaids were perfect. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
The dress was beautiful, shipped quickly, and the alterations were perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
The dress was beautiful, shipped quickly, and the alterations were perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
The dress was beautiful, shipped quickly, and the alterations were perfect. The staff was very friendly and helpful. Read less
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Cary
Wedding:
6/29/2013
1.5/5.0
The customer service was HORRIBLE!!! Ann made me real so rushed and uncomfortable, and was extremely negative about just about everything. I did end up buying my dress there because they had a good selection but that is the only positive thing I can say. It was not the "fun and exciting" bridal dress shopping experience I was hoping for.
The customer service was HORRIBLE!!! Ann made me real so rushed and uncomfortable, and was extremely negative about just Read more...
The customer service was HORRIBLE!!! Ann made me real so rushed and uncomfortable, and was extremely negative about just about everything. I did end up buying my dress there because they had a good selection but that is the only positive thing I can say. It was not the "fun and exciting" bridal dress shopping experience I was hoping for. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
5/25/2013
3.8/5.0
I loved the dress I got at Ann's. For the most part, it was altered pretty well, with the exception of the hem. It was just a tiny bit too long and I was stepping on it as I walked down the aisle, not to mention trying to dance in it. The other issue was the bustle. I had little crystal buttons down the back of the dress, but the little buttons couldn't hold up that much dress very well. Not a big deal but still wasn't ideal. So maybe go somewhere else for the alterations, but the dress was beautiful, came in on time, and was at a reasonable price.
I loved the dress I got at Ann's. For the most part, it was altered pretty well, with the exception of the hem. It was Read more...
I loved the dress I got at Ann's. For the most part, it was altered pretty well, with the exception of the hem. It was just a tiny bit too long and I was stepping on it as I walked down the aisle, not to mention trying to dance in it. The other issue was the bustle. I had little crystal buttons down the back of the dress, but the little buttons couldn't hold up that much dress very well. Not a big deal but still wasn't ideal. So maybe go somewhere else for the alterations, but the dress was beautiful, came in on time, and was at a reasonable price. Read less
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Mia
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend that you go to Ann's Boutique in Burke, VA when searching for your wedding dress. I had a wonderful experience there. Ann and her husband are a great team and always made me feel so welcome and comfortable. I just got married in May of this year and was stressed out. I had less than 5 months to plan my wedding and look for a dress. Ann was extremely accomodating and patient as I figured out which dress to select. She gave me great advice and the final product was amazing - I never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day.

Ann was also able to help my mother find a dress in her Boutique. My mother, who lives in L.A., couldn't find anything there for nearly four months. When she came to visit in April, Ann recommended a dress that she loved. Over the next several weeks, Ann worked me in for requisite fittings and even opened a little early when my mother flew in from L.A. Ann helped to make my overall wedding experience a great one. I highly recommend that you go to her Boutique when you're ready to search for your wedding dress.
I highly recommend that you go to Ann's Boutique in Burke, VA when searching for your wedding dress. I had a wonderful Read more...
I highly recommend that you go to Ann's Boutique in Burke, VA when searching for your wedding dress. I had a wonderful experience there. Ann and her husband are a great team and always made me feel so welcome and comfortable. I just got married in May of this year and was stressed out. I had less than 5 months to plan my wedding and look for a dress. Ann was extremely accomodating and patient as I figured out which dress to select. She gave me great advice and the final product was amazing - I never felt as beautiful as I did on my wedding day.

Ann was also able to help my mother find a dress in her Boutique. My mother, who lives in L.A., couldn't find anything there for nearly four months. When she came to visit in April, Ann recommended a dress that she loved. Over the next several weeks, Ann worked me in for requisite fittings and even opened a little early when my mother flew in from L.A. Ann helped to make my overall wedding experience a great one. I highly recommend that you go to her Boutique when you're ready to search for your wedding dress. Read less
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Trina
Wedding:
5/11/2013
5.0/5.0
I have heard so many horror stories with wedding gowns and truly had the easiest, most stressfree experience ever at Ann's! First, they were great during my initial appointment and my aunts and moh came and Ann's staff was flexible and helpful. The best part about this place however is that they measured me and actually ordered the dress to fit me perfectly! I always hear how crazy expensive tailoring is, but they ordered the dress to my actual measurements, so when in, it fit like a glove! (no joke, cost for tailoring was $25! how is that even possible!) I couldn't decide on my shoes and I think I went back there 3 times with different shoes to see how it looked with the dress and they were wonderful everytime. I also had a few girls get the bridesmaid dresses there and they had a great experience. Will absolutely recommend!
I have heard so many horror stories with wedding gowns and truly had the easiest, most stressfree experience ever at Read more...
I have heard so many horror stories with wedding gowns and truly had the easiest, most stressfree experience ever at Ann's! First, they were great during my initial appointment and my aunts and moh came and Ann's staff was flexible and helpful. The best part about this place however is that they measured me and actually ordered the dress to fit me perfectly! I always hear how crazy expensive tailoring is, but they ordered the dress to my actual measurements, so when in, it fit like a glove! (no joke, cost for tailoring was $25! how is that even possible!) I couldn't decide on my shoes and I think I went back there 3 times with different shoes to see how it looked with the dress and they were wonderful everytime. I also had a few girls get the bridesmaid dresses there and they had a great experience. Will absolutely recommend! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
11/10/2012
5.0/5.0
Ann's Bridal Boutique was the first place I went to look at wedding dresses. I had read some reviews online before I went and some of them said that the owners (a husband and wife) were a bit pushy, or they had some problems with the cost of the tailoring, but I had a fantastic experience. The husband was so helpful when I came in with my mom and two bridesmaids. There were two girls that helped me in the dresses who were also really nice. I really felt like everyone in the store was very helpful and attentive and listened to what I was looking for and found great dresses to try. I thought the selection of wedding dresses was good - I was looking for a dress that was not strapless and I felt like I still had a lot to choose from.

I went back for two fittings and the price was set and clear from the very beginning. I picked up my dress two days before the wedding and it was perfect. The process throughout was very smooth and I would definitely recommend this boutique!
Ann's Bridal Boutique was the first place I went to look at wedding dresses. I had read some reviews online before I went Read more...
Ann's Bridal Boutique was the first place I went to look at wedding dresses. I had read some reviews online before I went and some of them said that the owners (a husband and wife) were a bit pushy, or they had some problems with the cost of the tailoring, but I had a fantastic experience. The husband was so helpful when I came in with my mom and two bridesmaids. There were two girls that helped me in the dresses who were also really nice. I really felt like everyone in the store was very helpful and attentive and listened to what I was looking for and found great dresses to try. I thought the selection of wedding dresses was good - I was looking for a dress that was not strapless and I felt like I still had a lot to choose from.

I went back for two fittings and the price was set and clear from the very beginning. I picked up my dress two days before the wedding and it was perfect. The process throughout was very smooth and I would definitely recommend this boutique! Read less
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Judy
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Ann's was the last of four shops I visited in one day to find my wedding dress. By the time we arrived at Ann's Boutique, I had seen way too may dresses and was sure I wouldn't find anything there. Ann and her team were very low-key, and helped me into and out of several dresses. When I narrowed it down to two dresses, Ann did not express her opinion but helped to point out the positives on each dress. One I selected "the dress", she celebrated with me and my MOH. Her expertise at alterations became clear after the first fitting- the dress fit so well and because she had done such good measurements before ordering, I did not need to have the dress hemmed. I had a great experience buying my dress at Ann's Boutique and would recommend her and her boutique to anyone searching for "the dress".
Ann's was the last of four shops I visited in one day to find my wedding dress. By the time we arrived at Ann's Boutique, Read more...
Ann's was the last of four shops I visited in one day to find my wedding dress. By the time we arrived at Ann's Boutique, I had seen way too may dresses and was sure I wouldn't find anything there. Ann and her team were very low-key, and helped me into and out of several dresses. When I narrowed it down to two dresses, Ann did not express her opinion but helped to point out the positives on each dress. One I selected "the dress", she celebrated with me and my MOH. Her expertise at alterations became clear after the first fitting- the dress fit so well and because she had done such good measurements before ordering, I did not need to have the dress hemmed. I had a great experience buying my dress at Ann's Boutique and would recommend her and her boutique to anyone searching for "the dress". Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/6/2012
2.6/5.0
Ann's Boutique knew they had me backed into a corner because they were the only local store that carried the dress with which I fell in love. Perhaps because of this, they were not as flexible on price as I had experienced at other shops. In the end, I got my dream dress, but it wasn't the most amazing experience. A few nit-picky items: I never tried my dress on with the bustle and discovered before the reception that the strap was frayed, and left a majority of my train dragging behind me throughout the night. I also found a giant pin (leftover from alterations?) mid-way through our photos. Nonetheless, I felt amazing in my dress and absolutely loved it. I do not believe my experience was reflective of the amount of money I paid for the dress (and alterations and veil).
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Ann's Boutique knew they had me backed into a corner because they were the only local store that carried the dress with which I fell in love. Perhaps because of this, they were not as flexible on price as I had experienced at other shops. In the end, I got my dream dress, but it wasn't the most amazing experience. A few nit-picky items: I never tried my dress on with the bustle and discovered before the reception that the strap was frayed, and left a majority of my train dragging behind me throughout the night. I also found a giant pin (leftover from alterations?) mid-way through our photos. Nonetheless, I felt amazing in my dress and absolutely loved it. I do not believe my experience was reflective of the amount of money I paid for the dress (and alterations and veil). Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/29/2012
4.3/5.0
I found Ann's as I was looking for vendors in the area that carried Watters dresses. It was just my luck they were having a sample sale around the time I was shopping! I ended up not getting the dress I originally was looking for (WToo), instead opting for pricier Watters dress. However they still offered me the same sample sale discount as a WToo dress - score! I should also mention that Ann was the one who suggested I try on what was ultimately The Dress - the last one I tried on just as I was about to leave discouraged.

Ann also did my alterations in store. I have to admit I was a bit concerned after the second fitting, when I felt the dress was still too big but was worried it wouldn't be possible to take it in more without the fabric bunching around my hips. Ann worked her magic because on the third/final fitting, the dress fit like a dream and looked great! It was like a brand new dress! She also managed to sew the bra inside, which made it so much more comfortable and secure. She really worked wonders, and best of all, she has an alterations cap of $350. Even with all the work she did, mine still came less than that!

The shop itself is not the biggest in the area, and you're not going to get the huge "Say Yes to the Dress" treatment, but if they carry the dress lines that interest you and you want great service, I'd recommend her!
I found Ann's as I was looking for vendors in the area that carried Watters dresses. It was just my luck they were having Read more...
I found Ann's as I was looking for vendors in the area that carried Watters dresses. It was just my luck they were having a sample sale around the time I was shopping! I ended up not getting the dress I originally was looking for (WToo), instead opting for pricier Watters dress. However they still offered me the same sample sale discount as a WToo dress - score! I should also mention that Ann was the one who suggested I try on what was ultimately The Dress - the last one I tried on just as I was about to leave discouraged.

Ann also did my alterations in store. I have to admit I was a bit concerned after the second fitting, when I felt the dress was still too big but was worried it wouldn't be possible to take it in more without the fabric bunching around my hips. Ann worked her magic because on the third/final fitting, the dress fit like a dream and looked great! It was like a brand new dress! She also managed to sew the bra inside, which made it so much more comfortable and secure. She really worked wonders, and best of all, she has an alterations cap of $350. Even with all the work she did, mine still came less than that!

The shop itself is not the biggest in the area, and you're not going to get the huge "Say Yes to the Dress" treatment, but if they carry the dress lines that interest you and you want great service, I'd recommend her! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/28/2012
2.4/5.0
Overall, Ann's was decent. It's nothing special and not what you see on TV dress shows or the movies. They have a smaller selection of gowns but they did carry the designer and gown that I wanted to try. Faris, Ann's husband, is wonderful to work with. He remembered me every time I went to the shop and didn't rush me or pressure me during my first trip. In fact, he offered to give me the same deal on my dress even after I left to go to my other dress appointments. Ultimately, I liked the dress they carried and he got my size dead on... it fit like a glove and I didn't have to pay for too much extra altering. Faris should be running this business on his own.

Ann, on the other hand, really leaves much to be desired. Her customer service is severely lacking. I felt rushed during my fittings and she offered no help after I voiced my concerns with the dress. These issues were from the dress manufacturer but she didn't even try to help me. They could have been addressed with additional alterations, which I would have gladly paid any price for, but instead she dismissed them as issues caused by my bustier. And let me tell you, they weren't from the bustier because I bought hundreds of dollars of other undergarments to try with the dress and the flaws were always present. A good shop owner would have listened to my concerns and worked with me to correct them (especially since I was willing to pay). On top of rushing me out the door and ignoring me, Ann's alterations were decent but not worth the price she charges. In the end, I'm still happy with my dress and really blame the designer/manufacturer for my concerns but just knowing that Ann didn't even attempt to help me is really disappointing.
Overall, Ann's was decent. It's nothing special and not what you see on TV dress shows or the movies. They have a smaller Read more...
Overall, Ann's was decent. It's nothing special and not what you see on TV dress shows or the movies. They have a smaller selection of gowns but they did carry the designer and gown that I wanted to try. Faris, Ann's husband, is wonderful to work with. He remembered me every time I went to the shop and didn't rush me or pressure me during my first trip. In fact, he offered to give me the same deal on my dress even after I left to go to my other dress appointments. Ultimately, I liked the dress they carried and he got my size dead on... it fit like a glove and I didn't have to pay for too much extra altering. Faris should be running this business on his own.

Ann, on the other hand, really leaves much to be desired. Her customer service is severely lacking. I felt rushed during my fittings and she offered no help after I voiced my concerns with the dress. These issues were from the dress manufacturer but she didn't even try to help me. They could have been addressed with additional alterations, which I would have gladly paid any price for, but instead she dismissed them as issues caused by my bustier. And let me tell you, they weren't from the bustier because I bought hundreds of dollars of other undergarments to try with the dress and the flaws were always present. A good shop owner would have listened to my concerns and worked with me to correct them (especially since I was willing to pay). On top of rushing me out the door and ignoring me, Ann's alterations were decent but not worth the price she charges. In the end, I'm still happy with my dress and really blame the designer/manufacturer for my concerns but just knowing that Ann didn't even attempt to help me is really disappointing. Read less
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Julie
Wedding:
9/23/2012
1.4/5.0
I had read the great reviews for Anne's boutique and was excited to visit the store. I was sorely disappointment when I arrived and there wasn't a large selection of gowns. I had been looking for a few WTOO gowns (which they did not have), but I still remained positive and tried on a few gowns. While Ann's husband tried making the experience bearable, Ann was not friendly at all. She seemed annoyed that we were there, and hurried me in and out of gowns. She did nothing to make the experience special, and was, worst of all, rude to my mother. It was an awful experience, and I would NOT recommend this 'boutique' to anyone.
I had read the great reviews for Anne's boutique and was excited to visit the store. I was sorely disappointment when I Read more...
I had read the great reviews for Anne's boutique and was excited to visit the store. I was sorely disappointment when I arrived and there wasn't a large selection of gowns. I had been looking for a few WTOO gowns (which they did not have), but I still remained positive and tried on a few gowns. While Ann's husband tried making the experience bearable, Ann was not friendly at all. She seemed annoyed that we were there, and hurried me in and out of gowns. She did nothing to make the experience special, and was, worst of all, rude to my mother. It was an awful experience, and I would NOT recommend this 'boutique' to anyone. Read less
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Ariel
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.0/5.0
I bought my Watters Too (Sorella) wedding dress at Ann's in Burke. Though they are located in a strip mall, they have a surprising number of dresses in their small store front.

If you're looking for the swanky bridal boutique feeling, go to another boutique. I had a small budget ($1,000) and wanted to stay within it. They had many great options to choose from and the owners know their business. I had selected a wide variety of dresses to try on and Ann, the owner, picked up one final dress - the Sorella - for me to try on. It wound up being the PERFECT dress. I ordered it in October; it was supposed to be in sometime in June but came in early in May. I only had to have one round of alterations done because they are SO good at alterations. It had to be taken in from just above the butt through the bust - it only fit me in my hips. I expected to have to have a second round of alterations done, but it fit perfectly after the first round. The alterations cost was very reasonable - about $250, including having cups sewn in - and they also kept my wedding dress until two days before the wedding, without charging for storage (which was important to me because I don't have a lot of spare closet space).

Overall, would recommend Ann's as long as you aren't looking for a super swanky, super friendly crew. Ann is good, but she's a little on the gruff side. Personally, I prefer good quality workmanship to friendliness - it isn't as though alterations appointments take particularly long, anyway.
I bought my Watters Too (Sorella) wedding dress at Ann's in Burke. Though they are located in a strip mall, they have a Read more...
I bought my Watters Too (Sorella) wedding dress at Ann's in Burke. Though they are located in a strip mall, they have a surprising number of dresses in their small store front.

If you're looking for the swanky bridal boutique feeling, go to another boutique. I had a small budget ($1,000) and wanted to stay within it. They had many great options to choose from and the owners know their business. I had selected a wide variety of dresses to try on and Ann, the owner, picked up one final dress - the Sorella - for me to try on. It wound up being the PERFECT dress. I ordered it in October; it was supposed to be in sometime in June but came in early in May. I only had to have one round of alterations done because they are SO good at alterations. It had to be taken in from just above the butt through the bust - it only fit me in my hips. I expected to have to have a second round of alterations done, but it fit perfectly after the first round. The alterations cost was very reasonable - about $250, including having cups sewn in - and they also kept my wedding dress until two days before the wedding, without charging for storage (which was important to me because I don't have a lot of spare closet space).

Overall, would recommend Ann's as long as you aren't looking for a super swanky, super friendly crew. Ann is good, but she's a little on the gruff side. Personally, I prefer good quality workmanship to friendliness - it isn't as though alterations appointments take particularly long, anyway. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
9/8/2012
5.0/5.0
Ann is quite possibly the BEST! She guided me through the wedding dress process of ordering and altering smoothly. She helped me make my dress everything that I wanted-I felt beautiful! Ann was always available for any questions that I had and always gave honest, immediate answers. She worked wonders on the alterations for my wedding gown and it looked as though it was made specifically for me. My family is from out of town and she accommodated us with several different fittings during odd hours and for that I am forever grateful!
Ann is quite possibly the BEST! She guided me through the wedding dress process of ordering and altering smoothly. She Read more...
Ann is quite possibly the BEST! She guided me through the wedding dress process of ordering and altering smoothly. She helped me make my dress everything that I wanted-I felt beautiful! Ann was always available for any questions that I had and always gave honest, immediate answers. She worked wonders on the alterations for my wedding gown and it looked as though it was made specifically for me. My family is from out of town and she accommodated us with several different fittings during odd hours and for that I am forever grateful! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
9/1/2012
4.4/5.0
Ann's Boutique provided my wedding dress and did the alterations also. Ann was a bit cold at first but once the dress was purchased she warmed up. She as always friendly regarding alterations and her husband was nice too. I loved the dress I chose but I wanted a shorter train; Ann provided a great idea that I hadn't thought of myself: cutting off the heavy fabric layer but leaving the lace layer intact for the train. It looked gorgeous flowing over the grass at my outdoor wedding but was so much lighter once bustled up.
Ann's Boutique provided my wedding dress and did the alterations also. Ann was a bit cold at first but once the dress was Read more...
Ann's Boutique provided my wedding dress and did the alterations also. Ann was a bit cold at first but once the dress was purchased she warmed up. She as always friendly regarding alterations and her husband was nice too. I loved the dress I chose but I wanted a shorter train; Ann provided a great idea that I hadn't thought of myself: cutting off the heavy fabric layer but leaving the lace layer intact for the train. It looked gorgeous flowing over the grass at my outdoor wedding but was so much lighter once bustled up. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
8/19/2012
5.0/5.0
I bought my dress at Ann's for my August 19, 2012 wedding and was very happy with Ann and her husband, Ferris' service! I bought an Alvina Valenta dress and I think I got it for a good price. The size Ann ordered for me was perfect…the only thing that needed alterations was the length, which is standard, and a little bit on the bust. Most importantly however, I had a big issue with the manufacturer who sent me dress with the incorrect colored underlay. The underlay was supposed to be champagne with ivory lace over it, and the dress I actually got had both the underlay and the lace all ivory. So there was no distinction in color as I wanted. Ann and Ferris worked quickly and sternly with the manufacturer and were able to get me the right dress in a matter of two weeks! I was really stressed out thinking I wouldn’t have my dress ready in time, but Ferris assured me and calmed me down and took care of everything! All turned out great and both Ann and Ferris were a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend Ann’s Boutique!
I bought my dress at Ann's for my August 19, 2012 wedding and was very happy with Ann and her husband, Ferris' service! I Read more...
I bought my dress at Ann's for my August 19, 2012 wedding and was very happy with Ann and her husband, Ferris' service! I bought an Alvina Valenta dress and I think I got it for a good price. The size Ann ordered for me was perfect…the only thing that needed alterations was the length, which is standard, and a little bit on the bust. Most importantly however, I had a big issue with the manufacturer who sent me dress with the incorrect colored underlay. The underlay was supposed to be champagne with ivory lace over it, and the dress I actually got had both the underlay and the lace all ivory. So there was no distinction in color as I wanted. Ann and Ferris worked quickly and sternly with the manufacturer and were able to get me the right dress in a matter of two weeks! I was really stressed out thinking I wouldn’t have my dress ready in time, but Ferris assured me and calmed me down and took care of everything! All turned out great and both Ann and Ferris were a pleasure to work with! I would highly recommend Ann’s Boutique! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
My sister-in-law got her dress at Ann's as did her sisters, so Ann came highly recommended. And she did not disappoint. I found my dress on my second visit to the store. Ann and her husband are so helpful. Ann had a great eye and helped me find the dress I had been dreaming of.

When the dress came in - it almost fit perfectly. Her measuring and ordering was amazing! She had to take in the top just a pinch and shorten the length - not bad! Everything from shopping for the dress to the dress fittings was so easy.
My sister-in-law got her dress at Ann's as did her sisters, so Ann came highly recommended. And she did not disappoint. I Read more...
My sister-in-law got her dress at Ann's as did her sisters, so Ann came highly recommended. And she did not disappoint. I found my dress on my second visit to the store. Ann and her husband are so helpful. Ann had a great eye and helped me find the dress I had been dreaming of.

When the dress came in - it almost fit perfectly. Her measuring and ordering was amazing! She had to take in the top just a pinch and shorten the length - not bad! Everything from shopping for the dress to the dress fittings was so easy. Read less
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Teresa
Wedding:
7/28/2012
4.9/5.0
Ann and her husband were a joy to work with. Even with out schedule so was able to make whenever we could come in work for fittings. I do believe that the alterations to my dress was a little on the expensive side, but the cost for my bridesmaids alterations were reasonable.
Ann and her husband were a joy to work with. Even with out schedule so was able to make whenever we could come in work for Read more...
Ann and her husband were a joy to work with. Even with out schedule so was able to make whenever we could come in work for fittings. I do believe that the alterations to my dress was a little on the expensive side, but the cost for my bridesmaids alterations were reasonable. Read less
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Lorraine
Wedding:
7/20/2012
5.0/5.0
Ann and her husband Faris make a fabulous team and provide an excellent service. We first visited their salon in July 2011, when searching for my older daughter’s wedding gown. We had already found a couple of dresses we liked at other boutiques that day, but Ann’s carried the Watters Wtoo brand (specifically, one dress which my daughter had noted online and which was of special interest to her).

My budget-conscious daughter explained her price threshold (including alterations) to Ann, who kept that figure in mind when suggesting a variety of styles. The sample [of the dress mentioned above] was, curiously, an atypically small size, so it was difficult to get a really accurate sense of the fit, but my daughter fell in love with it…and Ann assured us that, in the proper size and with necessary alterations, it would be a flattering dress for her figure. We trusted her and were rewarded with a most exquisite gown, beautifully tailored.

As it happened, my younger daughter became engaged this past spring, and started her dress shopping at the time of the first fitting of her sister’s dress. Ann and Faris independently had a particular dress in mind that they felt would be a good match…and it proved to be the perfect choice! Though she did try on other dresses, the decision was such an easy one, that my daughter cancelled subsequent appointments for the rest of the day. As we left the boutique, my older daughter wondered aloud if they ever failed to make a sale!

Ann is very honest about sizing and encouraged my second daughter to go with a smaller size, rather than having her purchase a large and pay additional for alterations to fit—a common practice with many bridal salons. We did have one miscue, when the charge for alterations exceeded our verbally agreed upon maximum fee [prices had gone up since the order was placed the year before]. When we pointed this out, they were quick to honor the original figure. For everyone’s benefit, we would recommend having this in writing on the receipt for any down payment. But it was a small glitch in an otherwise wonderful shopping experience, and I am happy to recommend this boutique to anyone looking for the perfect dress for their special day, in their price range.

Finally, it bears mentioning that each time we had an appointment, Ann and Faris were timely, attentive, and efficient. My daughter who was recently married describes the experience as one that was not only successful but also a lot of fun, with much laughter, which only added to the inherent joy of shopping for one’s bridal gown. Thanks for everything, Ann and Faris!
Ann and her husband Faris make a fabulous team and provide an excellent service. We first visited their salon in July Read more...
Ann and her husband Faris make a fabulous team and provide an excellent service. We first visited their salon in July 2011, when searching for my older daughter’s wedding gown. We had already found a couple of dresses we liked at other boutiques that day, but Ann’s carried the Watters Wtoo brand (specifically, one dress which my daughter had noted online and which was of special interest to her).

My budget-conscious daughter explained her price threshold (including alterations) to Ann, who kept that figure in mind when suggesting a variety of styles. The sample [of the dress mentioned above] was, curiously, an atypically small size, so it was difficult to get a really accurate sense of the fit, but my daughter fell in love with it…and Ann assured us that, in the proper size and with necessary alterations, it would be a flattering dress for her figure. We trusted her and were rewarded with a most exquisite gown, beautifully tailored.

As it happened, my younger daughter became engaged this past spring, and started her dress shopping at the time of the first fitting of her sister’s dress. Ann and Faris independently had a particular dress in mind that they felt would be a good match…and it proved to be the perfect choice! Though she did try on other dresses, the decision was such an easy one, that my daughter cancelled subsequent appointments for the rest of the day. As we left the boutique, my older daughter wondered aloud if they ever failed to make a sale!

Ann is very honest about sizing and encouraged my second daughter to go with a smaller size, rather than having her purchase a large and pay additional for alterations to fit—a common practice with many bridal salons. We did have one miscue, when the charge for alterations exceeded our verbally agreed upon maximum fee [prices had gone up since the order was placed the year before]. When we pointed this out, they were quick to honor the original figure. For everyone’s benefit, we would recommend having this in writing on the receipt for any down payment. But it was a small glitch in an otherwise wonderful shopping experience, and I am happy to recommend this boutique to anyone looking for the perfect dress for their special day, in their price range.

Finally, it bears mentioning that each time we had an appointment, Ann and Faris were timely, attentive, and efficient. My daughter who was recently married describes the experience as one that was not only successful but also a lot of fun, with much laughter, which only added to the inherent joy of shopping for one’s bridal gown. Thanks for everything, Ann and Faris! Read less
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hmaclauchlan
Wedding:
5/27/2012
5.0/5.0
I purchased my dress in 2010 for my 2012 wedding. Ann and her husband were kind enough to order it for me and keep it in their shop until I was ready to pick it up. Between my purchase date and my first fitting, I lost about 20 pounds and Ann had her work cut out for her!!! She did an amazing job with my dress and it fit like a glove! Every time I went into the shop they knew who I was and had some friendly banter to share! I will miss going into the shop, they were such an amazing pleasure to work with!! Thank you!
I purchased my dress in 2010 for my 2012 wedding. Ann and her husband were kind enough to order it for me and keep it in Read more...
I purchased my dress in 2010 for my 2012 wedding. Ann and her husband were kind enough to order it for me and keep it in their shop until I was ready to pick it up. Between my purchase date and my first fitting, I lost about 20 pounds and Ann had her work cut out for her!!! She did an amazing job with my dress and it fit like a glove! Every time I went into the shop they knew who I was and had some friendly banter to share! I will miss going into the shop, they were such an amazing pleasure to work with!! Thank you! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/5/2012
4.5/5.0
They are very sweet people. My dress turned out fabulous. It needed a little tightening at the last minute, and Ann did what she needed to do. The store is clean and they have a very nice selection of gowns.
They are very sweet people. My dress turned out fabulous. It needed a little tightening at the last minute, and Ann did Read more...
They are very sweet people. My dress turned out fabulous. It needed a little tightening at the last minute, and Ann did what she needed to do. The store is clean and they have a very nice selection of gowns. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
I had found a dress in a magazine that I thought I loved and found that it was only located in two bridal shops in the DC area – one being Ann’s Boutique. So I had to check it out! This was the second bridal shop I had visited and was excited to try on my dream dress. When I arrived, Ann helped me find the dress and encouraged me to select a couple more I liked. One it came time to try them on, she had me try on my “dream dress” last…..and I hated it. It looked horrible on me. Now seeing what styles I liked, Ann selected three or four dresses she thought I would like. I like almost all of her suggestions but then she went and picked one last dress – and it was the dress! It was everything I thought I didn’t want, but it ended up being PERFECT! They did a great job with the alterations and made sure it was ready to be picked up the Saturday before the wedding.
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I had found a dress in a magazine that I thought I loved and found that it was only located in two bridal shops in the DC area – one being Ann’s Boutique. So I had to check it out! This was the second bridal shop I had visited and was excited to try on my dream dress. When I arrived, Ann helped me find the dress and encouraged me to select a couple more I liked. One it came time to try them on, she had me try on my “dream dress” last…..and I hated it. It looked horrible on me. Now seeing what styles I liked, Ann selected three or four dresses she thought I would like. I like almost all of her suggestions but then she went and picked one last dress – and it was the dress! It was everything I thought I didn’t want, but it ended up being PERFECT! They did a great job with the alterations and made sure it was ready to be picked up the Saturday before the wedding. Read less
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Brie
Wedding:
4/7/2012
4.9/5.0
Ann was wonderful! I planned our wedding from overseas (with a few short trips back to the states), and she did a great job working my fittings into a few very tight time windows, with my final fitting a week before the wedding. Having said that, the fit of the bust of the dress wasn't quite perfect after alterations, but everything looked just fine.
Ann was wonderful! I planned our wedding from overseas (with a few short trips back to the states), and she did a great Read more...
Ann was wonderful! I planned our wedding from overseas (with a few short trips back to the states), and she did a great job working my fittings into a few very tight time windows, with my final fitting a week before the wedding. Having said that, the fit of the bust of the dress wasn't quite perfect after alterations, but everything looked just fine. Read less
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FairfaxVA
Wedding:
1/14/2012
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience at Ann's Boutique. I had been to two other stores that said they had the dress I was looking for but they actually did not. Ann not only had it, but was so honest with me that she asked me why I was going to try on anything else - once I tried on the dress I was looking for, I wouldn't want anything else anyway. She was right! I bought it that day, and even got a hefty discount on it. The alterations process was easy, she gave my mother-in-law a discount on my veil, and just made my whole family feel like they were important to her. She is a real professional. I don't think some of her clients can handle the honesty, but I valued it and her 30+ years of experience was the expertise I was paying for. A great little shop and a great shopping experience.
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I had a great experience at Ann's Boutique. I had been to two other stores that said they had the dress I was looking for but they actually did not. Ann not only had it, but was so honest with me that she asked me why I was going to try on anything else - once I tried on the dress I was looking for, I wouldn't want anything else anyway. She was right! I bought it that day, and even got a hefty discount on it. The alterations process was easy, she gave my mother-in-law a discount on my veil, and just made my whole family feel like they were important to her. She is a real professional. I don't think some of her clients can handle the honesty, but I valued it and her 30+ years of experience was the expertise I was paying for. A great little shop and a great shopping experience. Read less
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Heidi
Wedding:
11/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Working with Ann and her husband was a dream come true. They were so helpful, generous, and kind. I felt an instant connection with both of them. I hope to stop by with photos from the wedding to share with them. They are very concerned that each bride has specific time with them which is why setting up an appointment ahead of time is really the best way to receive the most out of your time there. Definitely check out this boutique. They also really worked with our budget to make sure we received a great value. When I called Ann the first time and told her my budget, she said, "Come by. I'm sure we can work with you." I would recommend this place to anyone which is how I arrived here as well. Word of mouth is the best way to find a place for such a big day.
Working with Ann and her husband was a dream come true. They were so helpful, generous, and kind. I felt an instant Read more...
Working with Ann and her husband was a dream come true. They were so helpful, generous, and kind. I felt an instant connection with both of them. I hope to stop by with photos from the wedding to share with them. They are very concerned that each bride has specific time with them which is why setting up an appointment ahead of time is really the best way to receive the most out of your time there. Definitely check out this boutique. They also really worked with our budget to make sure we received a great value. When I called Ann the first time and told her my budget, she said, "Come by. I'm sure we can work with you." I would recommend this place to anyone which is how I arrived here as well. Word of mouth is the best way to find a place for such a big day. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
11/5/2011
4.5/5.0
Before going to Ann’s I read some mixed reviews, but she was the only place I could find with 2 of the dressed I’d found online that I wanted to try. As other reviews pointed out, her husband is definitely the friendlier between the two. However, she’s honest and good as what she does – I got soooo many compliments on my dress. Also, after meeting Ann at my fitting one of my friends had Ann dye shoes for her wedding that turned out gorgeous! Perfect match for her BM dresses.

Granted I only tried on two dresses, I went with the first one (Casablanca) because I was instantly in love. The only down side to my dress is that I wish I’d ordered a size smaller. Even with the alterations it end up being a little big in the bust – I’d ordered the larger size because when Ann measured me my bust and waist were one size smaller than my hips and I didn’t want to have to squeeze my bottom into a tight dress if I didn’t lose any weight.

If you are looking to be pampered, given sugary sweet compliments, and treated like a princess Ann’s personality may turn you off. However, if you know what you want and are willing to work through her “rough exterior” you will be beautiful on your wedding day.
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Before going to Ann’s I read some mixed reviews, but she was the only place I could find with 2 of the dressed I’d found online that I wanted to try. As other reviews pointed out, her husband is definitely the friendlier between the two. However, she’s honest and good as what she does – I got soooo many compliments on my dress. Also, after meeting Ann at my fitting one of my friends had Ann dye shoes for her wedding that turned out gorgeous! Perfect match for her BM dresses.

Granted I only tried on two dresses, I went with the first one (Casablanca) because I was instantly in love. The only down side to my dress is that I wish I’d ordered a size smaller. Even with the alterations it end up being a little big in the bust – I’d ordered the larger size because when Ann measured me my bust and waist were one size smaller than my hips and I didn’t want to have to squeeze my bottom into a tight dress if I didn’t lose any weight.

If you are looking to be pampered, given sugary sweet compliments, and treated like a princess Ann’s personality may turn you off. However, if you know what you want and are willing to work through her “rough exterior” you will be beautiful on your wedding day. Read less
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Sonya
Wedding:
10/15/2011
3.2/5.0
I got a beautiful Casablanca dress at Anne's Boutique for a fanstastic price. The dress I bought was strapless (which I didn't like) so Anne offered to add sleeves for me (which came out beautifully). The only thing I didn't like about my experience was that the dress wasn't ready until the Thursday before my wedding. I did have a lot of alternations and three fittings, so I understand that these things take time. However, the last thing you want to be doing three days before your wedding is picking up your dress. I think it should have been ready earlier, but Anne acted like it was no big deal. Also, I paid about 1/2 the price of the dress for alterations. Other than that, I had a good experience and would recommend the shop.
I got a beautiful Casablanca dress at Anne's Boutique for a fanstastic price. The dress I bought was strapless (which I Read more...
I got a beautiful Casablanca dress at Anne's Boutique for a fanstastic price. The dress I bought was strapless (which I didn't like) so Anne offered to add sleeves for me (which came out beautifully). The only thing I didn't like about my experience was that the dress wasn't ready until the Thursday before my wedding. I did have a lot of alternations and three fittings, so I understand that these things take time. However, the last thing you want to be doing three days before your wedding is picking up your dress. I think it should have been ready earlier, but Anne acted like it was no big deal. Also, I paid about 1/2 the price of the dress for alterations. Other than that, I had a good experience and would recommend the shop. Read less
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Lisa
Wedding:
10/8/2011
3.9/5.0
Well, this is a difficult mixed review. I will start witht he positive. I bought a beautiful Casablanca dress from Ann. I told her the price range I was looking for, and she didn't try to sell me a dress that I couldn't afford. She was patient with us, as I tried on probably 20 gowns until we made up our minds! She wasn't pushy, and didn't give her opinion until asked. She did do my alterations, and the gown fit like a glove for my wedding. Now the negative - I was unfortunately surprised that she never seemed to recognize me when I walked in the door. I know she has many customers, but between buying the dress, alterations, and picking up my gown and bridesmaids dresses at different times, I probably made 5 or 6 trips to the store within an 8 month period and she always seemed to have a blank look when I walked through the door. I would have to agree on the expensive alterations. I had ordered my dress to fit in length, so the only alteration I needed was around the bust/waist. That cost $350 - a third of the cost of the dress!! My bridesmaids also paid expensively - almost 1/2 of what the dress cost initially. Too much in my opinion.
Well, this is a difficult mixed review. I will start witht he positive. I bought a beautiful Casablanca dress from Ann. I Read more...
Well, this is a difficult mixed review. I will start witht he positive. I bought a beautiful Casablanca dress from Ann. I told her the price range I was looking for, and she didn't try to sell me a dress that I couldn't afford. She was patient with us, as I tried on probably 20 gowns until we made up our minds! She wasn't pushy, and didn't give her opinion until asked. She did do my alterations, and the gown fit like a glove for my wedding. Now the negative - I was unfortunately surprised that she never seemed to recognize me when I walked in the door. I know she has many customers, but between buying the dress, alterations, and picking up my gown and bridesmaids dresses at different times, I probably made 5 or 6 trips to the store within an 8 month period and she always seemed to have a blank look when I walked through the door. I would have to agree on the expensive alterations. I had ordered my dress to fit in length, so the only alteration I needed was around the bust/waist. That cost $350 - a third of the cost of the dress!! My bridesmaids also paid expensively - almost 1/2 of what the dress cost initially. Too much in my opinion. Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
10/1/2011
4.4/5.0
Ann's Boutique did a fabulous job with my wedding dress. Not only did they accomodate my short time frame of acquiring a dress (4 months), they worked within my budget, and did a FANTASTIC job at fitting my dress. Ann and Faris made my wedding dress experience an extreme pleasure!
Ann's Boutique did a fabulous job with my wedding dress. Not only did they accomodate my short time frame of acquiring a Read more...
Ann's Boutique did a fabulous job with my wedding dress. Not only did they accomodate my short time frame of acquiring a dress (4 months), they worked within my budget, and did a FANTASTIC job at fitting my dress. Ann and Faris made my wedding dress experience an extreme pleasure! Read less
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Jacqueline
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
Ann is AMAZING!!! I bought my dress at Pronovias in NY and needed only a couple of alterations done (bringing the dress in slightly and length). The dress had a gorgeous lace detail which made altering the length a major task. A task I would not have trusted to just anyone. But having worked with Ann MANY times before as a Bridesmaid I knew she was the one and only person I trusted my wedding gown with as the Bride. Ann had the perfect eye for alterations and knew exactly what to do and she made my dress fit PERFECT and went above and beyond having my dress and veil all ready for me. She's so sweet and funny and just clearly knows what she is doing. I also worked with her and her husband for the Bridesmaids and Jr. Bridesmaid dresses. Even when the Jr. Bridesmaid dress came in as the wrong dress and size due to a manufacturers mistake Ann and her husband presented us with all our options and when we decided to keep the dress and alter it to fit my young Jr bridesmaid (which was a woman’s size 8 and the Jr Bridesmaid was a child’s size 8) Ann completed the major alteration task for her dress which ended up better than if the dress order had been correct. Ann and her husband also ordered and completed all of their alterations for the other 4 Bridesmaids as well which were 100% perfection. I am still getting compliments on how great we all looked!! Ann and her husband are wonderful to work with! Their boutique has a GREAT selection of dresses and are reasonably priced and they always meet their schedule for orders and alterations. THANK YOU ANN!!!
Ann is AMAZING!!! I bought my dress at Pronovias in NY and needed only a couple of alterations done (bringing the dress in Read more...
Ann is AMAZING!!! I bought my dress at Pronovias in NY and needed only a couple of alterations done (bringing the dress in slightly and length). The dress had a gorgeous lace detail which made altering the length a major task. A task I would not have trusted to just anyone. But having worked with Ann MANY times before as a Bridesmaid I knew she was the one and only person I trusted my wedding gown with as the Bride. Ann had the perfect eye for alterations and knew exactly what to do and she made my dress fit PERFECT and went above and beyond having my dress and veil all ready for me. She's so sweet and funny and just clearly knows what she is doing. I also worked with her and her husband for the Bridesmaids and Jr. Bridesmaid dresses. Even when the Jr. Bridesmaid dress came in as the wrong dress and size due to a manufacturers mistake Ann and her husband presented us with all our options and when we decided to keep the dress and alter it to fit my young Jr bridesmaid (which was a woman’s size 8 and the Jr Bridesmaid was a child’s size 8) Ann completed the major alteration task for her dress which ended up better than if the dress order had been correct. Ann and her husband also ordered and completed all of their alterations for the other 4 Bridesmaids as well which were 100% perfection. I am still getting compliments on how great we all looked!! Ann and her husband are wonderful to work with! Their boutique has a GREAT selection of dresses and are reasonably priced and they always meet their schedule for orders and alterations. THANK YOU ANN!!! Read less
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Mattie11
Wedding:
8/6/2011
5.0/5.0
Like most brides, I searched long and hard for the 'perfect dress'. I had settled on a beautiful gown and was going to give my business to another vendor in Fairfax, VA. One day I decided to just 'peek my head in' when passing by Ann's Boutique. I am so glad I did! When looking through gowns one last time, I spied a great dress. I tried it on, and it was perfect-- even more perfect than the dress I thought I initially wanted. Ann (the owner) was very pleasant. I had 3 alterations there and also purchased my headband and veil from Ann. I would recommend Ann's Boutique without hesitation.
Like most brides, I searched long and hard for the 'perfect dress'. I had settled on a beautiful gown and was going to Read more...
Like most brides, I searched long and hard for the 'perfect dress'. I had settled on a beautiful gown and was going to give my business to another vendor in Fairfax, VA. One day I decided to just 'peek my head in' when passing by Ann's Boutique. I am so glad I did! When looking through gowns one last time, I spied a great dress. I tried it on, and it was perfect-- even more perfect than the dress I thought I initially wanted. Ann (the owner) was very pleasant. I had 3 alterations there and also purchased my headband and veil from Ann. I would recommend Ann's Boutique without hesitation. Read less
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Meghan
Wedding:
7/2/2011
4.8/5.0
Ann and her husband are amazing! I walked in with a specific type of dress in mind and he found it for me in a heartbeat. He did not try to sell me something that was not in my price range. They were both very kind and patient with me, as I have a hard time making decisions. They also found the perfect bolero to match my dress which looked absolutely perfect in my church wedding. Also, Ann is a true professional with her alterations. My dress fit like a glove and got tons of compliments. I definitely recommend them!!!
Ann and her husband are amazing! I walked in with a specific type of dress in mind and he found it for me in a heartbeat. Read more...
Ann and her husband are amazing! I walked in with a specific type of dress in mind and he found it for me in a heartbeat. He did not try to sell me something that was not in my price range. They were both very kind and patient with me, as I have a hard time making decisions. They also found the perfect bolero to match my dress which looked absolutely perfect in my church wedding. Also, Ann is a true professional with her alterations. My dress fit like a glove and got tons of compliments. I definitely recommend them!!! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
6/4/2011
5.0/5.0
I found my wedding dress at Ann's Boutique and I feel so lucky that I went there! They have an amazing selection of dresses and I was able to try as many as I needed to until I found the perfect dress! Ann also did the alterations on my gown and it's clear that she's a very talented seamstress. My dress had to be taken in twice (a whole lot) but it was done beautifully and you couldn't even tell! My Mom was having trouble finding a dress for the wedding so a month before the wedding Ann helped her find one in her boutique and she altered my Mom's dress to perfection as well. I would absolutely recommend Ann's Boutique to anyone looking for the perfect dress and wonderful service!
I found my wedding dress at Ann's Boutique and I feel so lucky that I went there! They have an amazing selection of Read more...
I found my wedding dress at Ann's Boutique and I feel so lucky that I went there! They have an amazing selection of dresses and I was able to try as many as I needed to until I found the perfect dress! Ann also did the alterations on my gown and it's clear that she's a very talented seamstress. My dress had to be taken in twice (a whole lot) but it was done beautifully and you couldn't even tell! My Mom was having trouble finding a dress for the wedding so a month before the wedding Ann helped her find one in her boutique and she altered my Mom's dress to perfection as well. I would absolutely recommend Ann's Boutique to anyone looking for the perfect dress and wonderful service! Read less
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J
Wedding:
5/22/2011
5.0/5.0
Ann not only ensured that my dress fit perfection but did custom work to make it just right for me - the result was a beautiful dress that I love!
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Ann not only ensured that my dress fit perfection but did custom work to make it just right for me - the result was a beautiful dress that I love! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
4/30/2011
3.8/5.0
If you're looking for a beautiful and affordable wedding dress in the Washington DC area, go to Ann's Boutique. I went to several boutiques in DC and never felt comfortable with the salesperson and prices. A friend referred me to Ann's Boutique and I could not have been happier. It was a little far from my house, but I was really happy with my wedding dress and my experience with Faris and Ann.

My only suggestions are:
1.) review and get the alteration pricing in writing; and
2.) don't be afraid to voice your opinions during the dress fitting to ensure that your dress fits you perfectly.

Thanks, Faris and Ann! I highly recommend Ann Boutique! They also have a wide selection of bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride dresses! I may go back to pick out a cute cocktail dress!
If you're looking for a beautiful and affordable wedding dress in the Washington DC area, go to Ann's Boutique. I went to Read more...
If you're looking for a beautiful and affordable wedding dress in the Washington DC area, go to Ann's Boutique. I went to several boutiques in DC and never felt comfortable with the salesperson and prices. A friend referred me to Ann's Boutique and I could not have been happier. It was a little far from my house, but I was really happy with my wedding dress and my experience with Faris and Ann.

My only suggestions are:
1.) review and get the alteration pricing in writing; and
2.) don't be afraid to voice your opinions during the dress fitting to ensure that your dress fits you perfectly.

Thanks, Faris and Ann! I highly recommend Ann Boutique! They also have a wide selection of bridesmaids and mother-of-the-bride dresses! I may go back to pick out a cute cocktail dress! Read less
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akdel
Wedding:
4/30/2011
4.8/5.0
I have nothing but positive things to say about Ann's Boutique and everyone who works there! They have a great selection of beautiful gowns in a variety of price points. They also have amazing sales! Ann does an awesome job on alterations and her husband loves to help dress up brides in veils and jewelry. They made me feel so comfortable and confident in my choice of dress.
I have nothing but positive things to say about Ann's Boutique and everyone who works there! They have a great selection Read more...
I have nothing but positive things to say about Ann's Boutique and everyone who works there! They have a great selection of beautiful gowns in a variety of price points. They also have amazing sales! Ann does an awesome job on alterations and her husband loves to help dress up brides in veils and jewelry. They made me feel so comfortable and confident in my choice of dress. Read less
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LiveLaughLove2011
Wedding:
4/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I highly recommend this bridal boutique. I live in Baltimore and still drove all the way to Burke to this boutique. Ann and Faris were both so kind and extremely helpful in making all the necessary arrangements and alterations. I purchased the amazing Jim Hjelm #8800 Ivory gown and floor length veil from this boutique. Ann did a wonderful job on my alterations- my dress fit perfect! I ordered magenta bridesmaids gown here as well Jim Hjelm 5030 and junior bridesmaid Jim Hjelm J505. Everything was perfect!! It was a pleasure working with Ann.
I highly recommend this bridal boutique. I live in Baltimore and still drove all the way to Burke to this boutique. Ann Read more...
I highly recommend this bridal boutique. I live in Baltimore and still drove all the way to Burke to this boutique. Ann and Faris were both so kind and extremely helpful in making all the necessary arrangements and alterations. I purchased the amazing Jim Hjelm #8800 Ivory gown and floor length veil from this boutique. Ann did a wonderful job on my alterations- my dress fit perfect! I ordered magenta bridesmaids gown here as well Jim Hjelm 5030 and junior bridesmaid Jim Hjelm J505. Everything was perfect!! It was a pleasure working with Ann. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
4/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Ann and her husband were both excellent to work with. I had been searching and searching for a specific dress. Ann's didn't have the dress and neither did any of the other 20 stores I called within a 500 mile radius. Ann's husband went out of his way to find the dress and have it rush shipped so that I could try it on, when no other stores were able to locate it (or even put in the effort). The alterations were great too and reasonably priced. For those of you who complained about your alterations, you just need to speak up and tell her what you want. There were tiny things I didn't like and she was able to address all of them.
Ann and her husband were both excellent to work with. I had been searching and searching for a specific dress. Ann's Read more...
Ann and her husband were both excellent to work with. I had been searching and searching for a specific dress. Ann's didn't have the dress and neither did any of the other 20 stores I called within a 500 mile radius. Ann's husband went out of his way to find the dress and have it rush shipped so that I could try it on, when no other stores were able to locate it (or even put in the effort). The alterations were great too and reasonably priced. For those of you who complained about your alterations, you just need to speak up and tell her what you want. There were tiny things I didn't like and she was able to address all of them. Read less
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SarahA
Wedding:
2/5/2011
5.0/5.0
The review should speak for it self, this place was just fantastic, Ann is very helpful and we could not have been happier doing business with her.
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The review should speak for it self, this place was just fantastic, Ann is very helpful and we could not have been happier doing business with her. Read less
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Carol
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Ann was wonderful with helping me with my bridesmaids dresses! She is definitely no-nonsense, but takes a lot of pride in her work and does a great job.
Ann was wonderful with helping me with my bridesmaids dresses! She is definitely no-nonsense, but takes a lot of pride in Read more...
Ann was wonderful with helping me with my bridesmaids dresses! She is definitely no-nonsense, but takes a lot of pride in her work and does a great job. Read less
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getbetsy
Wedding:
10/16/2010
5.0/5.0
Ann was great! What else can I say?
Ann was great! What else can I say?
Ann was great! What else can I say? Read less
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HeidiC
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.9/5.0
I walked into Ann's with no real idea of what I wanted for a dress. After trying on a few dresses, I kept going back to a dress I had tried on from the sample sale rack. After asking Ann's opinion, I knew I had found my dream dress. I brought my Mom back for her opinion, and we ended up purchasing it the same day. I never went to another store to dress shop! Ann did my alterations, and my dress fit perfectly. The whole experience was great!
I walked into Ann's with no real idea of what I wanted for a dress. After trying on a few dresses, I kept going back to a Read more...
I walked into Ann's with no real idea of what I wanted for a dress. After trying on a few dresses, I kept going back to a dress I had tried on from the sample sale rack. After asking Ann's opinion, I knew I had found my dream dress. I brought my Mom back for her opinion, and we ended up purchasing it the same day. I never went to another store to dress shop! Ann did my alterations, and my dress fit perfectly. The whole experience was great! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
9/25/2010
0.7/5.0
Ann's Boutique was the one disappointment in all of our wedding vendors. While I was able to find a beautiful gown, Ann's lack of professionalism was really disappointing. I went to Tang's for the alterations because I did not want to work with Ann. I would not recommend her to anyone.
Ann's Boutique was the one disappointment in all of our wedding vendors. While I was able to find a beautiful gown, Ann's Read more...
Ann's Boutique was the one disappointment in all of our wedding vendors. While I was able to find a beautiful gown, Ann's lack of professionalism was really disappointing. I went to Tang's for the alterations because I did not want to work with Ann. I would not recommend her to anyone. Read less
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hreynolds
Wedding:
9/19/2010
2.7/5.0
Ann's Boutique was one of the first places that I tried on dresses. When I finally decided on a dress, which I tried on elsewhere, I ordered it from Ann's because it was really close to my house. I had to rush order my dress and the owner told me that they would do my alterations for free. I wish I had gotten that in writing!!! We paid close to $300 for alterations, which I guess isn't that bad. And I was happy with the dress, though it was a little too long (I kept tripping over it during my first dance and I even got a new pair of higher heels!) They were always pretty nice to me when I was in the store, but I don't know if I would recommend purchasing a dress from there.
Ann's Boutique was one of the first places that I tried on dresses. When I finally decided on a dress, which I tried on Read more...
Ann's Boutique was one of the first places that I tried on dresses. When I finally decided on a dress, which I tried on elsewhere, I ordered it from Ann's because it was really close to my house. I had to rush order my dress and the owner told me that they would do my alterations for free. I wish I had gotten that in writing!!! We paid close to $300 for alterations, which I guess isn't that bad. And I was happy with the dress, though it was a little too long (I kept tripping over it during my first dance and I even got a new pair of higher heels!) They were always pretty nice to me when I was in the store, but I don't know if I would recommend purchasing a dress from there. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
9/4/2010
4.7/5.0
I had a really great experience buying both my dress and my bridesmaids' dresses from Ann. If you're expecting to get pampered and gushed over, a la "Say Yes to the Dress," perhaps you should consider a fancier place, where you will pay extra for "atmosphere." If you're looking for a great selection of dresses at a great value, with an efficient and accomplished seamstress to do your alterations, then Ann's is the place for you.

I knew exactly what I wanted when I went into Ann's, so I tried on one dress and was done shopping, so I can't really comment on the shopping experience. However, I can rave over Ann's professionalism and commitment to her brides (and their bridesmaids). My bridesmaids lived all over the East Coast, so I picked a line and then each girl went to their local shop to pick out a dress, and then we ordered them all from Ann. When the dresses came in, one girl found that her dress was way too small (through no fault of Ann's). She and I made many trips to Ann's as Ann worked her magic on that dress and managed to insert a completely invisible strip of extra fabric and rework the dress so that it fit like a glove. She really made every effort to make the dress work, rather than just subbing it for a dress available in the store, because my sister-in-law had her heart set on that one dress. I can't even imagine how many hours it took Ann to fix the dress, but it really looked great on wedding day!!
I had a really great experience buying both my dress and my bridesmaids' dresses from Ann. If you're expecting to get Read more...
I had a really great experience buying both my dress and my bridesmaids' dresses from Ann. If you're expecting to get pampered and gushed over, a la "Say Yes to the Dress," perhaps you should consider a fancier place, where you will pay extra for "atmosphere." If you're looking for a great selection of dresses at a great value, with an efficient and accomplished seamstress to do your alterations, then Ann's is the place for you.

I knew exactly what I wanted when I went into Ann's, so I tried on one dress and was done shopping, so I can't really comment on the shopping experience. However, I can rave over Ann's professionalism and commitment to her brides (and their bridesmaids). My bridesmaids lived all over the East Coast, so I picked a line and then each girl went to their local shop to pick out a dress, and then we ordered them all from Ann. When the dresses came in, one girl found that her dress was way too small (through no fault of Ann's). She and I made many trips to Ann's as Ann worked her magic on that dress and managed to insert a completely invisible strip of extra fabric and rework the dress so that it fit like a glove. She really made every effort to make the dress work, rather than just subbing it for a dress available in the store, because my sister-in-law had her heart set on that one dress. I can't even imagine how many hours it took Ann to fix the dress, but it really looked great on wedding day!! Read less
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R
Wedding:
8/7/2010
1.9/5.0
Don't go to Ann's Boutique if you're looking for the great bridal shop experience. Let me first start with the positives:
Ann was always on time for her appointments. There was never anyone in the shop at 5pm when we made our fitting appointments, so we never had to wait. She never screwed up any of our appointments and always had the dress ready when we came in. Every time I called on the phone she and her husband were always pleasant. It was when we came in the store that she was rude. It was almost like we were dealing with a different person on the phone than in person.

Ann was unpredictable.... she was pleasant in the beginning, but then became very rude very fast. She does NOT know how to run a business. It's almost like she assumed every bride is a bridezilla and treated you like you were asking too much when you were just asking for the dress to fit. I think she started becoming argumentative the more alterations that were needed. Which seemed insane since that is her job. Let me be clear as well. I have been the same size my entire life, I never fluctuate in weight and my alterations were not anything out of the ordinary.

I found my dress at Jeannettes (I would highly recommend them!!!) and was ready to order it until I found out they might be selling their store (which I have since found out they are not selling, if I had known this I would have ordered through Jeannettes). I decided to check out the same dress at Ann's and order it there because it was closer to my house. I have to say she was very reasonable in price and had some great dresses. I even ordered all 6 of my bridesmaid dresses through her. My mom had Ann write on the receipt that we would pay a certain amount for alterations which meant we were not to be charged more than that price.

Once the alterations began she became completely rude.
- The first fitting the dress fit perfectly on the bottom and in the middle, but the top was way too big. So she kept pulling the middle together to make it smaller and I said it was too tight, I only needed the top taken in and she said she knew what I meant and that she would only take it in a little bit b/c she didn't want to take it in too much and she could always take it in more later. I agreed with her.

- 2nd fitting- I told her the top was still too big and needed to be taken in more. One of the reasons I didn't want a strapless dress is b/c I'm a size 2, and don't have much on top (if you know what I mean) :) so I definitely didn't want a huge gape in my dress on the top so you could see down my dress. Her response as she's looking at my mom "First she said it's too tight and now it's too loose" THIS WOMAN IS CRAZY. So my mom told her that she was pulling my middle and that's why I said it was too tight b/c I didn't need the middle taken in, I needed the top taken in. She made me feel like I was being a pain. I'm sorry, but I'm not going to walk down the aisle and have my dress fall down!

-3rd fitting the top fit fine, but the dress was too long. My mom swore it stretched (my dress had organza on the bottom), but Ann assured her it was impossible, she said she would take it in. I brought my friend and she also agreed it was too long. My mom was taking a long time to figure out why the dress looked uneven when Ann pinned it, but she wanted to make sure it was perfect. Ann lost her patience and then told my mom to pin it herself. Great business lady. Could you imagine someone telling you to do their job that we pay them for???

-4th fitting it fit perfect, she tried to charge us more than what was on the receipt. Luckily her husband was there (who has always been nice to us). My mom said it's just principle that we said this is what we're paying and she's trying to charge us more. Ann said "I did all these alterations for you and it wasn't easy", but the alterations were included!!!! We couldn't have killed her with more kindness and she was still rude. Her husband said "it's ok, don't worry about it". So we looked at Ann and said thank you so much the dress looks great. She completely ignored us and started texting on her phone!!!!!!!! She did not even thank us or say goodbye!!!!!

Ann told us to hang the dress up until the wedding day, so we did. On my wedding day my dress was too long again (it stretched) and got caught on my shoes as I was walking, so she doesn't even know what she's talking about. My mom who used to sew knew that the organza would stretch, but we figured we would listen to Ann and hang the dress before the wedding since she was the expert. Little did we know.

Ann is a completely unprofessional business person. My mom used to own her own small business and would NEVER treat a customer the way we were treated. My suggestion to Ann is that she sticks to the tailoring part (she did a good job on the dress) and NOT talk to people b/c she is NOT a people person and does not know how to treat people. My mom and I were never rude to her and we didn't deserve to be talked to the way she talked to us.

The part that makes me mad too is we gave her a lot of business by having all my bridesmaids order dresses from her as well. She acted like we got my bridal gown for free, which is insane!! She agreed to the price and then later she added to the price and just thought we were going to pay her extra. The alterations were included and she acted like it was much more work (it was a standard alteration).

I WOULD NEVER SUGGEST ANYONE GOING TO THIS BRIDAL SALON. Do your research and pick a salon who treats you with respect. If you ever watch the tv show "Say Yes to the Dress" Ann's Boutique is NOTHING like this store. You are not treated with any respect and she doesn't make you feel good about yourself. It became a very unpleasant bridal dress shopping experience. I was really looking forward to this part of my wedding planning and every time I had to go in for a fitting I was dreading it. That's not the way it's supposed to be :( STAY AWAY FROM ANNS!
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Don't go to Ann's Boutique if you're looking for the great bridal shop experience. Let me first start with the positives:
Ann was always on time for her appointments. There was never anyone in the shop at 5pm when we made our fitting appointments, so we never had to wait. She never screwed up any of our appointments and always had the dress ready when we came in. Every time I called on the phone she and her husband were always pleasant. It was when we came in the store that she was rude. It was almost like we were dealing with a different person on the phone than in person.

Ann was unpredictable.... she was pleasant in the beginning, but then became very rude very fast. She does NOT know how to run a business. It's almost like she assumed every bride is a bridezilla and treated you like you were asking too much when you were just asking for the dress to fit. I think she started becoming argumentative the more alterations that were needed. Which seemed insane since that is her job. Let me be clear as well. I have been the same size my entire life, I never fluctuate in weight and my alterations were not anything out of the ordinary.

I found my dress at Jeannettes (I would highly recommend them!!!) and was ready to order it until I found out they might be selling their store (which I have since found out they are not selling, if I had known this I would have ordered through Jeannettes). I decided to check out the same dress at Ann's and order it there because it was closer to my house. I have to say she was very reasonable in price and had some great dresses. I even ordered all 6 of my bridesmaid dresses through her. My mom had Ann write on the receipt that we would pay a certain amount for alterations which meant we were not to be charged more than that price.

Once the alterations began she became completely rude.
- The first fitting the dress fit perfectly on the bottom and in the middle, but the top was way too big. So she kept pulling the middle together to make it smaller and I said it was too tight, I only needed the top taken in and she said she knew what I meant and that she would only take it in a little bit b/c she didn't want to take it in too much and she could always take it in more later. I agreed with her.

- 2nd fitting- I told her the top was still too big and needed to be taken in more. One of the reasons I didn't want a strapless dress is b/c I'm a size 2, and don't have much on top (if you know what I mean) :) so I definitely didn't want a huge gape in my dress on the top so you could see down my dress. Her response as she's looking at my mom "First she said it's too tight and now it's too loose" THIS WOMAN IS CRAZY. So my mom told her that she was pulling my middle and that's why I said it was too tight b/c I didn't need the middle taken in, I needed the top taken in. She made me feel like I was being a pain. I'm sorry, but I'm not going to walk down the aisle and have my dress fall down!

-3rd fitting the top fit fine, but the dress was too long. My mom swore it stretched (my dress had organza on the bottom), but Ann assured her it was impossible, she said she would take it in. I brought my friend and she also agreed it was too long. My mom was taking a long time to figure out why the dress looked uneven when Ann pinned it, but she wanted to make sure it was perfect. Ann lost her patience and then told my mom to pin it herself. Great business lady. Could you imagine someone telling you to do their job that we pay them for???

-4th fitting it fit perfect, she tried to charge us more than what was on the receipt. Luckily her husband was there (who has always been nice to us). My mom said it's just principle that we said this is what we're paying and she's trying to charge us more. Ann said "I did all these alterations for you and it wasn't easy", but the alterations were included!!!! We couldn't have killed her with more kindness and she was still rude. Her husband said "it's ok, don't worry about it". So we looked at Ann and said thank you so much the dress looks great. She completely ignored us and started texting on her phone!!!!!!!! She did not even thank us or say goodbye!!!!!

Ann told us to hang the dress up until the wedding day, so we did. On my wedding day my dress was too long again (it stretched) and got caught on my shoes as I was walking, so she doesn't even know what she's talking about. My mom who used to sew knew that the organza would stretch, but we figured we would listen to Ann and hang the dress before the wedding since she was the expert. Little did we know.

Ann is a completely unprofessional business person. My mom used to own her own small business and would NEVER treat a customer the way we were treated. My suggestion to Ann is that she sticks to the tailoring part (she did a good job on the dress) and NOT talk to people b/c she is NOT a people person and does not know how to treat people. My mom and I were never rude to her and we didn't deserve to be talked to the way she talked to us.

The part that makes me mad too is we gave her a lot of business by having all my bridesmaids order dresses from her as well. She acted like we got my bridal gown for free, which is insane!! She agreed to the price and then later she added to the price and just thought we were going to pay her extra. The alterations were included and she acted like it was much more work (it was a standard alteration).

I WOULD NEVER SUGGEST ANYONE GOING TO THIS BRIDAL SALON. Do your research and pick a salon who treats you with respect. If you ever watch the tv show "Say Yes to the Dress" Ann's Boutique is NOTHING like this store. You are not treated with any respect and she doesn't make you feel good about yourself. It became a very unpleasant bridal dress shopping experience. I was really looking forward to this part of my wedding planning and every time I had to go in for a fitting I was dreading it. That's not the way it's supposed to be :( STAY AWAY FROM ANNS! Read less
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VA Bride
Wedding:
7/17/2010
2.0/5.0
I do have to give it to Ann that she knows her stuff.... she picked a dress off the rack that I wouldn't have picked, and it was the one... the selling point was that she would add buttons to it. THEN, a month before my wedding she decided that adding buttons would be too much work, so she wasn't going to do it. After throwing an appropriate bridezilla fit, she agreed to it... funny how almost every single button fell off on my wedding day and the bustle loop she added broke, so I was pretty much carrying around the train of my dress all night.
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I do have to give it to Ann that she knows her stuff.... she picked a dress off the rack that I wouldn't have picked, and it was the one... the selling point was that she would add buttons to it. THEN, a month before my wedding she decided that adding buttons would be too much work, so she wasn't going to do it. After throwing an appropriate bridezilla fit, she agreed to it... funny how almost every single button fell off on my wedding day and the bustle loop she added broke, so I was pretty much carrying around the train of my dress all night. Read less
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hzl222
Wedding:
6/19/2010
4.6/5.0
The dress I purchased from Anns was the most amazing wedding dress that I could have imagined. Three weeks before my wedding, the original dress I bought (from another wedding dress vendor) was destroyed by an incompetent seamstress so I was scurrying around the area trying to find a sample dress ready for purchase. I went everywhere and then some until I arrived to Anns. This dress was a knockout and Ann and her husband worked with me in terms of price. Also, they keep their dresses in impeccable condition which says something about their business professionalism. I am very content with this vendor and would recommend them to any friend.
The dress I purchased from Anns was the most amazing wedding dress that I could have imagined. Three weeks before my Read more...
The dress I purchased from Anns was the most amazing wedding dress that I could have imagined. Three weeks before my wedding, the original dress I bought (from another wedding dress vendor) was destroyed by an incompetent seamstress so I was scurrying around the area trying to find a sample dress ready for purchase. I went everywhere and then some until I arrived to Anns. This dress was a knockout and Ann and her husband worked with me in terms of price. Also, they keep their dresses in impeccable condition which says something about their business professionalism. I am very content with this vendor and would recommend them to any friend. Read less
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Gwen
Wedding:
6/5/2010
5.0/5.0
Ann is great. She was very helpful and gave me a lot of input (even when it means she get a smaller sale). I ordered an Alvina Valenta gown for a price of Davids Bridal gown... the style, color, the choice fits me perfectly (body and charater). I got a lot of compliments from friends and family. She even helped me alterate a second/reception gown I order elsewhere at the last minutes. definitely recommend Ann's Boutique!
Ann is great. She was very helpful and gave me a lot of input (even when it means she get a smaller sale). I ordered an Read more...
Ann is great. She was very helpful and gave me a lot of input (even when it means she get a smaller sale). I ordered an Alvina Valenta gown for a price of Davids Bridal gown... the style, color, the choice fits me perfectly (body and charater). I got a lot of compliments from friends and family. She even helped me alterate a second/reception gown I order elsewhere at the last minutes. definitely recommend Ann's Boutique! Read less
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kklecka
Wedding:
5/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I ordered my bridesmaids dresses from Ann's Boutique. They were extremely helpful and offered us a group discount and highly competitve prices. Ann's has a great selection and the staff will go out of their way to help you get what you are looking for.
I ordered my bridesmaids dresses from Ann's Boutique. They were extremely helpful and offered us a group discount and Read more...
I ordered my bridesmaids dresses from Ann's Boutique. They were extremely helpful and offered us a group discount and highly competitve prices. Ann's has a great selection and the staff will go out of their way to help you get what you are looking for. Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
4/24/2010
4.9/5.0
I got my wedding gown and all of my bridesmaids' dresses at Ann's. Ann's prices were competitive and she is a no-nonsense lady...which I like. I ended up wanting some really tough alterations done to my dress, but she executed them brilliantly and everything was on time. I also had her make some custom sashes for the bridesmaid dresses, and those came out better looking than the sashes that came with the dresses! Overall, I was extremely pleased with my service.
I got my wedding gown and all of my bridesmaids' dresses at Ann's. Ann's prices were competitive and she is a no-nonsense Read more...
I got my wedding gown and all of my bridesmaids' dresses at Ann's. Ann's prices were competitive and she is a no-nonsense lady...which I like. I ended up wanting some really tough alterations done to my dress, but she executed them brilliantly and everything was on time. I also had her make some custom sashes for the bridesmaid dresses, and those came out better looking than the sashes that came with the dresses! Overall, I was extremely pleased with my service. Read less
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Korin
Wedding:
4/10/2010
4.6/5.0
I went to several shops before my mother-in-law directed me to Ann's.

Ann was completely professional with me and my family. She even let me make an appointment (and try on dresses from several designers) on a trunk show day because it was the only day that my mom and my sister- both from out of town- could be there.

Ann has "the eye" and knew exactly what style dress would look good on me. She doesn't try to "sell-up" and convince you to buy a more expensive dress just to increase profits. She even gave me the "trunk show discount" even though my dress was by a different designer than the one doing the show that weekend.

Ann measured me so perfectly that the only alterations I needed were a slight shortening of the straps, and a bustle (total cost $75!).

After many trips to many shops (and lots of on-line looking)-- we ended up back at Ann's for MOB and MOG dresses. We should have started there! Again, Ann knew what would look good on them and helped steer them towards dressed that they maybe wouldn't have liked in pictures or on the hanger, but were perfect on them. Both mothers found beautiful dresses that were everything they had hoped for!

Ann and her husband were polite and professional. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants a low-stress experience.
I went to several shops before my mother-in-law directed me to Ann's.

Ann was completely professional with me and Read more...
I went to several shops before my mother-in-law directed me to Ann's.

Ann was completely professional with me and my family. She even let me make an appointment (and try on dresses from several designers) on a trunk show day because it was the only day that my mom and my sister- both from out of town- could be there.

Ann has "the eye" and knew exactly what style dress would look good on me. She doesn't try to "sell-up" and convince you to buy a more expensive dress just to increase profits. She even gave me the "trunk show discount" even though my dress was by a different designer than the one doing the show that weekend.

Ann measured me so perfectly that the only alterations I needed were a slight shortening of the straps, and a bustle (total cost $75!).

After many trips to many shops (and lots of on-line looking)-- we ended up back at Ann's for MOB and MOG dresses. We should have started there! Again, Ann knew what would look good on them and helped steer them towards dressed that they maybe wouldn't have liked in pictures or on the hanger, but were perfect on them. Both mothers found beautiful dresses that were everything they had hoped for!

Ann and her husband were polite and professional. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants a low-stress experience. Read less
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VA
Wedding:
1/23/2010
1.2/5.0
Words to describe my experience with Ann's Bridal (that means Ann and her husband): Thank God it's over!

They do the good cop, bad cop routine. ---Bizarre--- it seemed that one is in a bad mood and jacks up the price on things, and the other acts as an intermediary and is concilliatory, but it's not always the same one. They seemed helpful during first visit, and then progressively downhill from there.

I agree with some of the positives here and unfortunately, many more of the negative reviews.

Themes that I saw in other reviews that I agree with:

*They gave me a decent price on a dress. However, the price was one I could have gotten elsewhere for the same price after I mentioned that I could get this other deal. They complained every time we spoke about they price they gave me, and it was only $100-200 less than the next closest price --- not worth it!

*At the last minute, I found that alterations that we had discussed were not done, and they acted like it was no big deal - no discussion. Suggestion: Make sure to get a written agreement about alterations. Although, I guess you would have to sue them if they refused to do what was written, and who the heck wants to do that after planning and putting on a wedding? I paid the maximum for my alterations, but Ann would not make all the alterations needed, because she simply decided that "it look[ed] fine," but it was baggy in places --- not worth it!

*They put guilt trips on me about items that we had negotiated, instead of just honoring the agreement we had made in order for them to get the sale. It was weird and manipulative. Again, not worth it!

*They treat you crappy if you go in alone. When I went in with a friend, they were slightly better, but then Ann completely ignored my asking her to please check something that looked cockeyed on the dress. She repeated referred to something else on the dress. ---Bizarre again---when Ann left the room I looked at my friend and whispered, did you see that? She whispered, yes, she was insisting that the dress was fine, when it clearly was lopsided, but she would only refer to another part of the dress. Finally, when I reapproached the subject she was just livid and I had to practically kiss up to her to get her to agree to fix it.

Yikes! --- I am sooo glad that I never have to work with them again. It is taxing to deal with people who are not pleasant, especially when planning and navigating wedding planning -- but it downright f'd up to have to deal with manipulative, freaky folks, no matter how nice they are every 5th time you ask for resolution of the same issue!
Words to describe my experience with Ann's Bridal (that means Ann and her husband): Thank God it's over!

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Words to describe my experience with Ann's Bridal (that means Ann and her husband): Thank God it's over!

They do the good cop, bad cop routine. ---Bizarre--- it seemed that one is in a bad mood and jacks up the price on things, and the other acts as an intermediary and is concilliatory, but it's not always the same one. They seemed helpful during first visit, and then progressively downhill from there.

I agree with some of the positives here and unfortunately, many more of the negative reviews.

Themes that I saw in other reviews that I agree with:

*They gave me a decent price on a dress. However, the price was one I could have gotten elsewhere for the same price after I mentioned that I could get this other deal. They complained every time we spoke about they price they gave me, and it was only $100-200 less than the next closest price --- not worth it!

*At the last minute, I found that alterations that we had discussed were not done, and they acted like it was no big deal - no discussion. Suggestion: Make sure to get a written agreement about alterations. Although, I guess you would have to sue them if they refused to do what was written, and who the heck wants to do that after planning and putting on a wedding? I paid the maximum for my alterations, but Ann would not make all the alterations needed, because she simply decided that "it look[ed] fine," but it was baggy in places --- not worth it!

*They put guilt trips on me about items that we had negotiated, instead of just honoring the agreement we had made in order for them to get the sale. It was weird and manipulative. Again, not worth it!

*They treat you crappy if you go in alone. When I went in with a friend, they were slightly better, but then Ann completely ignored my asking her to please check something that looked cockeyed on the dress. She repeated referred to something else on the dress. ---Bizarre again---when Ann left the room I looked at my friend and whispered, did you see that? She whispered, yes, she was insisting that the dress was fine, when it clearly was lopsided, but she would only refer to another part of the dress. Finally, when I reapproached the subject she was just livid and I had to practically kiss up to her to get her to agree to fix it.

Yikes! --- I am sooo glad that I never have to work with them again. It is taxing to deal with people who are not pleasant, especially when planning and navigating wedding planning -- but it downright f'd up to have to deal with manipulative, freaky folks, no matter how nice they are every 5th time you ask for resolution of the same issue! Read less
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Cara
Wedding:
12/12/2009
5.0/5.0
I went to Ann's Boutique in search of my wedding dress, and had a wonderful experience there! The selection of dresses is amazing; I could have tried on the entire store! I got my wedding dress and my bridesmaid dresses there. My mom got her MOB dress there as well. Ann and her staff were just as nice as could be every time we went in, and they remembered us each time, so you really felt like they were giving you very personal attention. My mom, sister, and MOH got their alterations done with Ann as well, and their dresses looked beautiful. My MOH even lost a ton of weight between ordering the dress and wearing it for my wedding, and Ann made it look like the dress fit her perfectly! I would highly recommend Ann's!
I went to Ann's Boutique in search of my wedding dress, and had a wonderful experience there! The selection of dresses is Read more...
I went to Ann's Boutique in search of my wedding dress, and had a wonderful experience there! The selection of dresses is amazing; I could have tried on the entire store! I got my wedding dress and my bridesmaid dresses there. My mom got her MOB dress there as well. Ann and her staff were just as nice as could be every time we went in, and they remembered us each time, so you really felt like they were giving you very personal attention. My mom, sister, and MOH got their alterations done with Ann as well, and their dresses looked beautiful. My MOH even lost a ton of weight between ordering the dress and wearing it for my wedding, and Ann made it look like the dress fit her perfectly! I would highly recommend Ann's! Read less
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Angela
Wedding:
9/27/2009
4.4/5.0
Ann was great! I purchased my dream gown, so it wasnt exactly cheap, but she altered it perfectly. Even the bustle was unique and elegant. Dont listen to anyone whining about people being rude, some of the clientele is more obnoxious than your typical shopper.
Ann was great! I purchased my dream gown, so it wasnt exactly cheap, but she altered it perfectly. Even the bustle was Read more...
Ann was great! I purchased my dream gown, so it wasnt exactly cheap, but she altered it perfectly. Even the bustle was unique and elegant. Dont listen to anyone whining about people being rude, some of the clientele is more obnoxious than your typical shopper. Read less
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sweetiecb
Wedding:
8/21/2009
4.4/5.0
I loved my Casablanca dress from Ann's. They had a really good selection of dress. Ann was very helpful. I was in the store and tried on about 5 dresses and just none of the ones I picked out were "the dress". Ann came over and asked me what I wanted my dream dress to be like, after telling her, she said "I know the dress for you". She went and got a dress I had seen on the rack, but decided I didn't like, and when I put it on I know that that was "the dress"!.
I was a little worried my dress would not get in on time, because Ann would not give me a delivery date, which I thought was strange, but my dress came on time and alterations went well, although it was only a week before my wedding. Ann even fixed my bustle a few days before the wedding, while I waited in the store. I was happy with my dress the day of, but the process was a little stressful.
I loved my Casablanca dress from Ann's. They had a really good selection of dress. Ann was very helpful. I was in the Read more...
I loved my Casablanca dress from Ann's. They had a really good selection of dress. Ann was very helpful. I was in the store and tried on about 5 dresses and just none of the ones I picked out were "the dress". Ann came over and asked me what I wanted my dream dress to be like, after telling her, she said "I know the dress for you". She went and got a dress I had seen on the rack, but decided I didn't like, and when I put it on I know that that was "the dress"!.
I was a little worried my dress would not get in on time, because Ann would not give me a delivery date, which I thought was strange, but my dress came on time and alterations went well, although it was only a week before my wedding. Ann even fixed my bustle a few days before the wedding, while I waited in the store. I was happy with my dress the day of, but the process was a little stressful. Read less
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pontansl
Wedding:
6/6/2009
5.0/5.0
Ann's Boutique was amazing! They have a large selection in all price ranges. I originally found a dress at another location, but ended up switching to a Casablanca dress that I found at Ann's. The dress was affordable, classic and unique. Ann and her husband helped us every step of the way. She even made some impossible alterations a few weeks before the wedding and the dress looked and fit perfectly!
Ann's Boutique was amazing! They have a large selection in all price ranges. I originally found a dress at another Read more...
Ann's Boutique was amazing! They have a large selection in all price ranges. I originally found a dress at another location, but ended up switching to a Casablanca dress that I found at Ann's. The dress was affordable, classic and unique. Ann and her husband helped us every step of the way. She even made some impossible alterations a few weeks before the wedding and the dress looked and fit perfectly! Read less
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jello530
Wedding:
5/30/2009
4.4/5.0
I purchased both my wedding dress and my bridesmaids dresses through Ann. I was very pleased with my dress and alterations - both of which were very reasonably priced in comparison to other boutiques in the area. I felt that she was very attentive to me and my needs.
I purchased both my wedding dress and my bridesmaids dresses through Ann. I was very pleased with my dress and alterations Read more...
I purchased both my wedding dress and my bridesmaids dresses through Ann. I was very pleased with my dress and alterations - both of which were very reasonably priced in comparison to other boutiques in the area. I felt that she was very attentive to me and my needs. Read less
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smileyballerina
Wedding:
5/23/2009
5.0/5.0
I never experienced any problems with Ann's Botique. She was very helpful from the first time I tried dresses on until I picked my dress up before the wedding. She was always very warm and remembered who I was when I walked into the shop. She knew exactly what alterations needed to be done to my dress, and the prices were reasonable. I received endless comments on my dress and how beautiful it was. Ann did an amazing job and I would recommend her shop to anyone.
I never experienced any problems with Ann's Botique. She was very helpful from the first time I tried dresses on until I Read more...
I never experienced any problems with Ann's Botique. She was very helpful from the first time I tried dresses on until I picked my dress up before the wedding. She was always very warm and remembered who I was when I walked into the shop. She knew exactly what alterations needed to be done to my dress, and the prices were reasonable. I received endless comments on my dress and how beautiful it was. Ann did an amazing job and I would recommend her shop to anyone. Read less
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Lindsey
Wedding:
5/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Ann and her husband really tailor to their customer's needs. I was a very undecisive bride and they were very patient with me! Ann did a fabulous job altering the dress to fit me perfectly!
Ann and her husband really tailor to their customer's needs. I was a very undecisive bride and they were very patient with Read more...
Ann and her husband really tailor to their customer's needs. I was a very undecisive bride and they were very patient with me! Ann did a fabulous job altering the dress to fit me perfectly! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.8/5.0
I got my wedding dress alted here (not bought here) but the alterations cost WAYYYY too much. I paid $600 alterations for a $1,000 dress. I only did it because I was in a major major time crunch. Also my purse they sold me had a dead bug in it. Otherwise, my bridesmaid dresses that I bought there were gorgeous. I also like their regular party dresses (not bridal).
I got my wedding dress alted here (not bought here) but the alterations cost WAYYYY too much. I paid $600 alterations for Read more...
I got my wedding dress alted here (not bought here) but the alterations cost WAYYYY too much. I paid $600 alterations for a $1,000 dress. I only did it because I was in a major major time crunch. Also my purse they sold me had a dead bug in it. Otherwise, my bridesmaid dresses that I bought there were gorgeous. I also like their regular party dresses (not bridal). Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
12/27/2008
4.6/5.0
I purchased my dress elsewhere, but since it was on clearance, the store would not do alterations, so I ended up at Ann's. Thank goodness I did! Ann and her husband were wonderful to work with and she did a beautiful job altering my very complicated gown. The alterations were quite expensive, but Ann explained that it would take a long time and have to be all done by hand. She said that she would only do the alterations "the right way" and would not do the job "cheaply" as it would look bad. I appreciated her professionalism immensely when I saw the finished product and how well the gown fit. She altered my sister's bridesmaid's gown too--also a superb job.
I purchased my dress elsewhere, but since it was on clearance, the store would not do alterations, so I ended up at Ann's. Read more...
I purchased my dress elsewhere, but since it was on clearance, the store would not do alterations, so I ended up at Ann's. Thank goodness I did! Ann and her husband were wonderful to work with and she did a beautiful job altering my very complicated gown. The alterations were quite expensive, but Ann explained that it would take a long time and have to be all done by hand. She said that she would only do the alterations "the right way" and would not do the job "cheaply" as it would look bad. I appreciated her professionalism immensely when I saw the finished product and how well the gown fit. She altered my sister's bridesmaid's gown too--also a superb job. Read less
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Jac
Wedding:
10/26/2008
4.7/5.0
Ann's Boutique had a nice selection of midrange to expensive wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. The owner was very friendly as were the other staff, all alterations were done one time with no problem. She even added lingerie straps to my dress for me when I asked.
Ann's Boutique had a nice selection of midrange to expensive wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. The owner was very Read more...
Ann's Boutique had a nice selection of midrange to expensive wedding dresses and bridesmaid dresses. The owner was very friendly as were the other staff, all alterations were done one time with no problem. She even added lingerie straps to my dress for me when I asked. Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
10/24/2008
2.8/5.0
I went to a trunk show at Ann's. I went to look at bridesmaid dresses ONLY and ended up trying on bridal dresses and fell in love with the one that i tried on.
I live here in Washington, DC and my mom and sisters live no where near here. I asked if I could snap a pix of me in the dress to send to them, right then, while I was still there, since they were missing the experience. I wasn't taking photographs of it or anything, or taking them with me, just a simple camera phone pix to send to my mom and sisters, before I shelled $1,300 for it.

She wouldn't let me and had no sympathy for the fact that I was shopping alone for my wedding dress and really wishing that my mom and sisters were there. She said "only if you buy it, can you take a pix of it!"

I told her I was just looking at the dresses and she rudely came back with "YOu don't come and look on a trunk show day... you come and buy on a trunk show day!"

I felt her prices were a little inflated and i purchased a colored belt to go with mine, and it came in the wrong color, she said it was "close enough".

The altertations quote that she gave me was OUTRAEGOUS!!! I just needed it bustled (there wasn't one already) and a little work done on the top of bodice and she quoted me over $200...

Wouldn't go back.. (she was the closest Watters and Watters carrier around)
I went to a trunk show at Ann's. I went to look at bridesmaid dresses ONLY and ended up trying on bridal dresses and fell Read more...
I went to a trunk show at Ann's. I went to look at bridesmaid dresses ONLY and ended up trying on bridal dresses and fell in love with the one that i tried on.
I live here in Washington, DC and my mom and sisters live no where near here. I asked if I could snap a pix of me in the dress to send to them, right then, while I was still there, since they were missing the experience. I wasn't taking photographs of it or anything, or taking them with me, just a simple camera phone pix to send to my mom and sisters, before I shelled $1,300 for it.

She wouldn't let me and had no sympathy for the fact that I was shopping alone for my wedding dress and really wishing that my mom and sisters were there. She said "only if you buy it, can you take a pix of it!"

I told her I was just looking at the dresses and she rudely came back with "YOu don't come and look on a trunk show day... you come and buy on a trunk show day!"

I felt her prices were a little inflated and i purchased a colored belt to go with mine, and it came in the wrong color, she said it was "close enough".

The altertations quote that she gave me was OUTRAEGOUS!!! I just needed it bustled (there wasn't one already) and a little work done on the top of bodice and she quoted me over $200...

Wouldn't go back.. (she was the closest Watters and Watters carrier around) Read less
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acamato
Wedding:
10/11/2008
4.8/5.0
After an awful experience at Lady Hamilton where a swatch had been awkwardly cut from the front hem of my dress, my wedding planner (Susan Smith of Simply Elegant Weddings) set me up with Ann's Boutique. Owner Ann, who is also a professional seamstress, saved my dress. Her alterations were perfect, and the damaged section of my dress was completely hidden, even though the required alterations called for sophisticated and time-consuming work! Ann's professional and friendly demeanor was such a welcome change to the nightmare I had experienced at Lady Hamilton. The alterations ended up costing a lot, but I was willing to pay the additional costs especially since Ann put a lot of work into restoring my dress.
After an awful experience at Lady Hamilton where a swatch had been awkwardly cut from the front hem of my dress, my Read more...
After an awful experience at Lady Hamilton where a swatch had been awkwardly cut from the front hem of my dress, my wedding planner (Susan Smith of Simply Elegant Weddings) set me up with Ann's Boutique. Owner Ann, who is also a professional seamstress, saved my dress. Her alterations were perfect, and the damaged section of my dress was completely hidden, even though the required alterations called for sophisticated and time-consuming work! Ann's professional and friendly demeanor was such a welcome change to the nightmare I had experienced at Lady Hamilton. The alterations ended up costing a lot, but I was willing to pay the additional costs especially since Ann put a lot of work into restoring my dress. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/20/2008
0.0/5.0
I had a nightmare of an experience with Ann's Bridal and would not recommend them for any reason! Ann and her husband provided the worst experience I had with my wedding planning. I found a dress I loved in a store north of Baltimore. Since I live in DC and didn't want to drive up there again to try the dress I found out that Ann's Bridal had the dress I was looking for. I took two friends with me for the first appointment. I was a little late because it took forever to get out there because of traffic. Ann's husband did not want to let me try on the one dress because I was late. The he proceeded to tell me it only takes 20 minutes from DC. I tried the dress on and asked him to measure me because I was pretty sure I wanted to the dress. He wouldn't do it because he said I was going to go buy it elsewhere. He was very rude about it but finally he did and said I was a size 6. I came back another time by myself to try it on and Ann and her husband were both there. I wanted to buy the dress so Ann measured and sad I was a size 8. I told her I thought both of those sizes were strange since I wear a 0 or 2 at the largest. She said they would not buy it unless I signed agreeing that I wanted a size 8. She said if they ordered a size 6 ad it didn't fit that I would be stuck with it. I bought the dress hoping that since they are the professionals they would know what they were doing. Since they were so rude I decided I did not want them altering it. When I went in to pick it up it was way too big but never having bought a wedding dress before I didn't know if it was normal or not. I took the dress to another seamstress and at the first fitting realized that since it was too larger she was having trouble altering it. I called Ann and she started arguing with me on the phone. I had told them I didn't want them altering it because they were so far away (which was one of the reasons) but the main one was because of how awful their customer service was. I ended up bringing the dress to her and she was was really rude from the moment my friend and walked in the room. She was telling me that my dress was ruined and I again explained that the dress was way too big and I didn't have them alter it especially because of how rude her husband was when I first went there. At that moment her husband came out yelling at my friend and I. He ended up telling her to shut up and go sit down and that she had right being there. Eventually they both apologized but the damage had already been done. She did end up getting my dress to fit me but since it was so large initially it did not have the fit it should have. I paid $2,500 for the dress and $500 for alterations. When I went to pick the dress up I was shocked at the alterations cost. Her husband said there was nothing he could do about it. At that point there was nothing I could do because my wedding was less than 2 weeks away. My experience with Ann's Bridal was AWFUL. Do not go to them if you are looking for a good dress shopping experience and helpful customer service.
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I had a nightmare of an experience with Ann's Bridal and would not recommend them for any reason! Ann and her husband provided the worst experience I had with my wedding planning. I found a dress I loved in a store north of Baltimore. Since I live in DC and didn't want to drive up there again to try the dress I found out that Ann's Bridal had the dress I was looking for. I took two friends with me for the first appointment. I was a little late because it took forever to get out there because of traffic. Ann's husband did not want to let me try on the one dress because I was late. The he proceeded to tell me it only takes 20 minutes from DC. I tried the dress on and asked him to measure me because I was pretty sure I wanted to the dress. He wouldn't do it because he said I was going to go buy it elsewhere. He was very rude about it but finally he did and said I was a size 6. I came back another time by myself to try it on and Ann and her husband were both there. I wanted to buy the dress so Ann measured and sad I was a size 8. I told her I thought both of those sizes were strange since I wear a 0 or 2 at the largest. She said they would not buy it unless I signed agreeing that I wanted a size 8. She said if they ordered a size 6 ad it didn't fit that I would be stuck with it. I bought the dress hoping that since they are the professionals they would know what they were doing. Since they were so rude I decided I did not want them altering it. When I went in to pick it up it was way too big but never having bought a wedding dress before I didn't know if it was normal or not. I took the dress to another seamstress and at the first fitting realized that since it was too larger she was having trouble altering it. I called Ann and she started arguing with me on the phone. I had told them I didn't want them altering it because they were so far away (which was one of the reasons) but the main one was because of how awful their customer service was. I ended up bringing the dress to her and she was was really rude from the moment my friend and walked in the room. She was telling me that my dress was ruined and I again explained that the dress was way too big and I didn't have them alter it especially because of how rude her husband was when I first went there. At that moment her husband came out yelling at my friend and I. He ended up telling her to shut up and go sit down and that she had right being there. Eventually they both apologized but the damage had already been done. She did end up getting my dress to fit me but since it was so large initially it did not have the fit it should have. I paid $2,500 for the dress and $500 for alterations. When I went to pick the dress up I was shocked at the alterations cost. Her husband said there was nothing he could do about it. At that point there was nothing I could do because my wedding was less than 2 weeks away. My experience with Ann's Bridal was AWFUL. Do not go to them if you are looking for a good dress shopping experience and helpful customer service. Read less
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lizzacty
Wedding:
9/6/2008
4.9/5.0
Ann is wonderful. I originally went in because I had seen a dress that I wanted but when I tried it on, it looked horrible. Seeing that I was about to cry about how awful I looked in the dress, Ann approached me with 3 dresses that she thought would compliment my body. WOW! She knows what she is talking about. She completely matched my dress to fit not only my body type but also my simplistic style. She nailed it. Then, I threw her for a loop, loosing 40 lbs from the time I ordered the dress to our first fitting. She was amazing with the amount that she had to take it in. I ended up ordering our bridesmaid's dresses through her as well as our tuxes. Those were on the more expensive side but everthing was worth it in my opinion because I was confident that Ann would help fix anything that wasnt right but in the end, she really didnt have to do much except on my dress. She was brilliant and really helped in making me feel like a princess on my wedding day.
Ann is wonderful. I originally went in because I had seen a dress that I wanted but when I tried it on, it looked Read more...
Ann is wonderful. I originally went in because I had seen a dress that I wanted but when I tried it on, it looked horrible. Seeing that I was about to cry about how awful I looked in the dress, Ann approached me with 3 dresses that she thought would compliment my body. WOW! She knows what she is talking about. She completely matched my dress to fit not only my body type but also my simplistic style. She nailed it. Then, I threw her for a loop, loosing 40 lbs from the time I ordered the dress to our first fitting. She was amazing with the amount that she had to take it in. I ended up ordering our bridesmaid's dresses through her as well as our tuxes. Those were on the more expensive side but everthing was worth it in my opinion because I was confident that Ann would help fix anything that wasnt right but in the end, she really didnt have to do much except on my dress. She was brilliant and really helped in making me feel like a princess on my wedding day. Read less
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savethedate678
Wedding:
6/7/2008
1.2/5.0
I went to Ann because two of my friends went there and I already had built a relationship with her...or so I thought. I bought my dress there because it was a one-stop-shop since it included alterations. Since I knew Ann was previously a seamstress I felt very confident. First of all, I lied to her about having a photo shoot before my wedding because my two friends told me that she liked to wait until the very last minute to finish the alterations. I wanted to make absolutely sure that the dress was right so I lied and said I needed it one week early. Ann made a fuss about me needing it early although it arrived about 7 months before my wedding and she made me wait 3 months before she would even give me a fitting!!!! The bodice fit me like a glove but it fit pretty darn well when it arrived and only required minor adjustments. I bought the dress because Ann said she could make it a-line. At my first fitting she explained that making my dress a-line was impossible. My dress was too long and it was crooked. I told her I wanted an American bustle and she made a French style. She was very short with me and acted annoyed when I pointed out the mistakes. The dress was too long and when I walked around the shop to demonstrate the tripping hazard, she told me to stand up straight. My friend explained that I wouldn't have the energy to have perfect posture the entire night. I would be dancing, hugging, and rushing here and there. She finally agreed. The hem was perfect in the front and dragging on the side panels. My dress had detail on the bottom so needless to say it was much more work to hem my dress. But she knew that when I bought it. Don't make promises you can't keep.
All in all, dont' hesitate to buy the dress from her because it's cheaper than other places. But do NOT have your alterations done there. She has this attitude that she's doing you a favor by taking your money. This was my WORST vendor and it shouldn't have been. Looking back I think I would've been willing to pay more to have less of a headache with that crazy, LAZY woman.
I went to Ann because two of my friends went there and I already had built a relationship with her...or so I thought. I Read more...
I went to Ann because two of my friends went there and I already had built a relationship with her...or so I thought. I bought my dress there because it was a one-stop-shop since it included alterations. Since I knew Ann was previously a seamstress I felt very confident. First of all, I lied to her about having a photo shoot before my wedding because my two friends told me that she liked to wait until the very last minute to finish the alterations. I wanted to make absolutely sure that the dress was right so I lied and said I needed it one week early. Ann made a fuss about me needing it early although it arrived about 7 months before my wedding and she made me wait 3 months before she would even give me a fitting!!!! The bodice fit me like a glove but it fit pretty darn well when it arrived and only required minor adjustments. I bought the dress because Ann said she could make it a-line. At my first fitting she explained that making my dress a-line was impossible. My dress was too long and it was crooked. I told her I wanted an American bustle and she made a French style. She was very short with me and acted annoyed when I pointed out the mistakes. The dress was too long and when I walked around the shop to demonstrate the tripping hazard, she told me to stand up straight. My friend explained that I wouldn't have the energy to have perfect posture the entire night. I would be dancing, hugging, and rushing here and there. She finally agreed. The hem was perfect in the front and dragging on the side panels. My dress had detail on the bottom so needless to say it was much more work to hem my dress. But she knew that when I bought it. Don't make promises you can't keep.
All in all, dont' hesitate to buy the dress from her because it's cheaper than other places. But do NOT have your alterations done there. She has this attitude that she's doing you a favor by taking your money. This was my WORST vendor and it shouldn't have been. Looking back I think I would've been willing to pay more to have less of a headache with that crazy, LAZY woman. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
6/6/2008
3.2/5.0
I chose Ann's Boutique because of a friend's recommendation and wasn't disappointed, but wasn't very impressed either. I ended up with a beautiful wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses, but getting there wasn't easy. All of my bridesmaids were advised by the staff to get dresses much larger than necessary and needed drastic alterations that were expensive.
I chose Ann's Boutique because of a friend's recommendation and wasn't disappointed, but wasn't very impressed either. I Read more...
I chose Ann's Boutique because of a friend's recommendation and wasn't disappointed, but wasn't very impressed either. I ended up with a beautiful wedding gown and bridesmaids dresses, but getting there wasn't easy. All of my bridesmaids were advised by the staff to get dresses much larger than necessary and needed drastic alterations that were expensive. Read less
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mkgmkc
Wedding:
10/20/2007
2.4/5.0
I am pretty torn about Ann's Bridal Boutique. At first, I really liked Ann and the service I received. I went into the store 8 months before my wedding with several photos of dresses and styles I liked. She was very honest with me - some of the styles I liked would not work with my body type. Both my mother and sister-in-law agreed with her and they were right - the dresses I liked would not compliment my body. I ended up going with a dress that was on my original B list, but ended up being a wonderful choice for me. We ordered the dress and I did receive a discount b/c she was running a special on the designer that month. I truly appreciated Ann's professional input on my dress selection - I thought our initial interaction with her was great.

But then it went slightly down hill. My dress was about $1,100. Not cheap by any means, but not the most expensive I could have picked. I went into the store three times for fittings. The store was crowded twice and when others were there, I got very poor customer service. Almost like "we've already made money off you so it doesn't matter how we treat you". It turned me off a little, but I understood that summer time was their busiest season. When I finally picked up my dress three days before my wedding, Ann was very short with me. I wanted to try it on one last time and she said "no, its already packaged and pressed, don't take it out". So I didn't. Then she wanted me to pay for alterations with a Visa card, not my AMEX b/c it 'cost them too much money to process the payment'. Um, what? I just paid you $400 in alterations for very minor fixes and you are worried about AMEX charges? That turned me off. But at that point, I was so in 'wedding mode' I didn't care.

My initial experience with selecting and purchasing the dress were great. But once I made that payment and the dress was ordered, I feel like the customer service went downhill.
I am pretty torn about Ann's Bridal Boutique. At first, I really liked Ann and the service I received. I went into the Read more...
I am pretty torn about Ann's Bridal Boutique. At first, I really liked Ann and the service I received. I went into the store 8 months before my wedding with several photos of dresses and styles I liked. She was very honest with me - some of the styles I liked would not work with my body type. Both my mother and sister-in-law agreed with her and they were right - the dresses I liked would not compliment my body. I ended up going with a dress that was on my original B list, but ended up being a wonderful choice for me. We ordered the dress and I did receive a discount b/c she was running a special on the designer that month. I truly appreciated Ann's professional input on my dress selection - I thought our initial interaction with her was great.

But then it went slightly down hill. My dress was about $1,100. Not cheap by any means, but not the most expensive I could have picked. I went into the store three times for fittings. The store was crowded twice and when others were there, I got very poor customer service. Almost like "we've already made money off you so it doesn't matter how we treat you". It turned me off a little, but I understood that summer time was their busiest season. When I finally picked up my dress three days before my wedding, Ann was very short with me. I wanted to try it on one last time and she said "no, its already packaged and pressed, don't take it out". So I didn't. Then she wanted me to pay for alterations with a Visa card, not my AMEX b/c it 'cost them too much money to process the payment'. Um, what? I just paid you $400 in alterations for very minor fixes and you are worried about AMEX charges? That turned me off. But at that point, I was so in 'wedding mode' I didn't care.

My initial experience with selecting and purchasing the dress were great. But once I made that payment and the dress was ordered, I feel like the customer service went downhill. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
9/30/2006
4.8/5.0
I bought my dress at Ann's. She is wonderful, gives you lots of attention and the alterations turned out perfectly and on time! I HIGHLY recommend her boutique most of all due to the excellent customer service and treatment that I got there.
I bought my dress at Ann's. She is wonderful, gives you lots of attention and the alterations turned out perfectly and on Read more...
I bought my dress at Ann's. She is wonderful, gives you lots of attention and the alterations turned out perfectly and on time! I HIGHLY recommend her boutique most of all due to the excellent customer service and treatment that I got there. Read less
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jill mikols
Wedding:
4/6/2006
5.0/5.0
Ann the owner was wonderful she found the dress I asked for and then did the alterations herself! She was lovely to work with!
Ann the owner was wonderful she found the dress I asked for and then did the alterations herself! She was lovely to work Read more...
Ann the owner was wonderful she found the dress I asked for and then did the alterations herself! She was lovely to work with! Read less
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chrissy
Wedding:
7/9/2005
0.5/5.0
Worst wedding descion I made. I went in and found a dress, Ann measured me and we ordered it well in advance. It came in about 6 weeks before the wedding and I tried it on. It needed minor alterations so she told me to come back two weeks before leaving for our destination wedding. I went back and swore she gave a different dress because it no longer fit - and I had lost weight since I first tried it on! So she made some alterations and at my second fitting she argued with my mom and I that it fit perfectly when the top was so large that I was falling out (it's strapless) and the bottom was too tight. So she made more alterations and it totally changed the line of the dress, and it looked AWFUL. It was now 2 days before I had to leave for my wedding, and I had no choice but to keep, and wear, this ridiculous dress. It was such a waste of money. I would never recommend them for their service or their alterations. Stay clear!!!!!!!!!!!!
Worst wedding descion I made. I went in and found a dress, Ann measured me and we ordered it well in advance. It came in Read more...
Worst wedding descion I made. I went in and found a dress, Ann measured me and we ordered it well in advance. It came in about 6 weeks before the wedding and I tried it on. It needed minor alterations so she told me to come back two weeks before leaving for our destination wedding. I went back and swore she gave a different dress because it no longer fit - and I had lost weight since I first tried it on! So she made some alterations and at my second fitting she argued with my mom and I that it fit perfectly when the top was so large that I was falling out (it's strapless) and the bottom was too tight. So she made more alterations and it totally changed the line of the dress, and it looked AWFUL. It was now 2 days before I had to leave for my wedding, and I had no choice but to keep, and wear, this ridiculous dress. It was such a waste of money. I would never recommend them for their service or their alterations. Stay clear!!!!!!!!!!!! Read less
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