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Bobbie's Bridal Boutique

Fairfax , VA
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11258 James Swart Circle
Fairfax, VA 22030 US (map)

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703-273-2629

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Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

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Suzie
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
I don't normally write reviews, but I had such a positive experience, I have to share.
I had a lot of family members who wanted to come with me to find my gown but I wanted a more intimate experience with my mom. My mom and I decided to go to a couple of different stores and find one or two that I liked on our own and then bring the rest of the family to be there when I actually bought a dress.
When my mom and I went, Bobbie let me pick a few dresses while she grabbed some she thought would look good on me. She ended up showing me the right type of silhouette while I chose the actual dress.
So now the problem was I completely fell in love with a dress that was exactly my size and was a brand new sample that no one else had even tried on. She said she couldn't guarantee they'd still have it when I came back a month later with family, so I decided to buy it that day with my mom.
After were explained the situation to Bobbie and I told her that I especially wanted my future mother in law to feel included, she came up with a brilliant solution.
Since we had bought the dress, she said we could keep it there and bring in my family to show them later without telling them we had already bought it. We came back a month later and Bobbie helped me pull a few dresses to try on for them, but then brought out my dress from the back after nothing else was working. I put on my dress (which nobody else knew I had already purchased) and everyone got to feel like they helped me make the decision, none the wiser. I still can't believe that Bobbie helped me create this second "fake" appointment so that I could have that special feeling with my mom and then again with my whole family. I really can't thank her enough.
I don't normally write reviews, but I had such a positive experience, I have to share.
I had a lot of family members Read more...
I don't normally write reviews, but I had such a positive experience, I have to share.
I had a lot of family members who wanted to come with me to find my gown but I wanted a more intimate experience with my mom. My mom and I decided to go to a couple of different stores and find one or two that I liked on our own and then bring the rest of the family to be there when I actually bought a dress.
When my mom and I went, Bobbie let me pick a few dresses while she grabbed some she thought would look good on me. She ended up showing me the right type of silhouette while I chose the actual dress.
So now the problem was I completely fell in love with a dress that was exactly my size and was a brand new sample that no one else had even tried on. She said she couldn't guarantee they'd still have it when I came back a month later with family, so I decided to buy it that day with my mom.
After were explained the situation to Bobbie and I told her that I especially wanted my future mother in law to feel included, she came up with a brilliant solution.
Since we had bought the dress, she said we could keep it there and bring in my family to show them later without telling them we had already bought it. We came back a month later and Bobbie helped me pull a few dresses to try on for them, but then brought out my dress from the back after nothing else was working. I put on my dress (which nobody else knew I had already purchased) and everyone got to feel like they helped me make the decision, none the wiser. I still can't believe that Bobbie helped me create this second "fake" appointment so that I could have that special feeling with my mom and then again with my whole family. I really can't thank her enough. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I have been a regular customer of Bobbie's for years - mostly due to always being a bridesmaid in a friend or family member's wedding. Bobbie was always great to work with and it gave me a sense of community pride to do business with a local, family-owned business. When it was finally time for this bridesmaid to become a bride I knew I needed to visit Bobbie's Bridal Boutique.

I think I was in the store for less than 5 minutes when my mother and I both spotted THE dress. I tried it on and the fit was perfect - as if it had been custom-made! The fit was so perfect that I didn't even need to have it hemmed. (The only alteration required was having the straps adjusted which ran about $80.)

It was because of Bobbie's keen eye for bridal design that this dress made it to her shop. She said the dress caught her eye and she knew she needed to have it in store ASAP. Sure, Bobbie's carries all of the designers you see advertised in bridal magazines but she also has these hidden, one-of-a-kind gems! And what bride doesn't want to feel special and one-of-a-kind of her big day!

Bobbie's Bridal Boutique is every bit deserving of a 5-star review! Say yes to the dress at Bobbie's - you (and your checkbook) will be glad you did! After the wedding, I plan to come back to Bobbie's to have my dress altered to a shorter-length to wear on my anniversary!
I have been a regular customer of Bobbie's for years - mostly due to always being a bridesmaid in a friend or family Read more...
I have been a regular customer of Bobbie's for years - mostly due to always being a bridesmaid in a friend or family member's wedding. Bobbie was always great to work with and it gave me a sense of community pride to do business with a local, family-owned business. When it was finally time for this bridesmaid to become a bride I knew I needed to visit Bobbie's Bridal Boutique.

I think I was in the store for less than 5 minutes when my mother and I both spotted THE dress. I tried it on and the fit was perfect - as if it had been custom-made! The fit was so perfect that I didn't even need to have it hemmed. (The only alteration required was having the straps adjusted which ran about $80.)

It was because of Bobbie's keen eye for bridal design that this dress made it to her shop. She said the dress caught her eye and she knew she needed to have it in store ASAP. Sure, Bobbie's carries all of the designers you see advertised in bridal magazines but she also has these hidden, one-of-a-kind gems! And what bride doesn't want to feel special and one-of-a-kind of her big day!

Bobbie's Bridal Boutique is every bit deserving of a 5-star review! Say yes to the dress at Bobbie's - you (and your checkbook) will be glad you did! After the wedding, I plan to come back to Bobbie's to have my dress altered to a shorter-length to wear on my anniversary! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.9/5.0
Bobbie was wonderful and I loved that she worked with me until I found the perfect dress!
Bobbie was wonderful and I loved that she worked with me until I found the perfect dress!
Bobbie was wonderful and I loved that she worked with me until I found the perfect dress! Read less
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Cassie
Wedding:
10/12/2014
3.4/5.0
Let me first say that my dress was GORGEOUS!

I liked and disliked my experience at Bobbie's Bridal. I loved it because I walked away with the dress of my dreams, but dislike the path I had to take to get there. They were professional, and responsive, but not very flexible. The sales woman was also a little pushy. Don't get me wrong, she was nice and not pushy in a rude way, but my dream dress was actually my second dress purchased from them. I was highly pressured into the first dress, which I didn't love. It was a dress I knew of since I was 16 and I couldn't believe it was still around. When I put it on I was so shocked that I found it and my mom LOVED it on me. I kept saying there was one more I wanted to try on (one that they didn't carry) and my mom insisted it wouldn't look good on me and the saleswoman took her side. The saleswoman also kept reducing the price if we purchased today in attempt to make the sale and my mother kept getting excited about the price and long story short I felt pressured to say yes. Two weeks later I called and wanted to exchange the dress order because I had so much regret about caving to the pressure when I was so close to trying on the real dress I wanted. Bobbie did exchange the dress for me, only if I agreed to lose FIVE HUNDRED dollars on the first gown. Now I'm well aware of why of retailers don't allow returns and exchanges, but the first gown I bought was a sample gown straight off the floor and was actually discontinued. It wasn't like she had to order the dress like all the rest and the manufacturer was refusing to make the exchange or return. The gown only been off the floor for two weeks and the alterations hadn't even been made yet. I dealt with everything with a smile but even in the moment I wasn't happy and just did what I had to do to avoid walking down the aisle in a dress I had come to be hate. She could have been much more flexible, but I guess I can't expect much from someone in business to make money.
Let me first say that my dress was GORGEOUS!

I liked and disliked my experience at Bobbie's Bridal. I loved it Read more...
Let me first say that my dress was GORGEOUS!

I liked and disliked my experience at Bobbie's Bridal. I loved it because I walked away with the dress of my dreams, but dislike the path I had to take to get there. They were professional, and responsive, but not very flexible. The sales woman was also a little pushy. Don't get me wrong, she was nice and not pushy in a rude way, but my dream dress was actually my second dress purchased from them. I was highly pressured into the first dress, which I didn't love. It was a dress I knew of since I was 16 and I couldn't believe it was still around. When I put it on I was so shocked that I found it and my mom LOVED it on me. I kept saying there was one more I wanted to try on (one that they didn't carry) and my mom insisted it wouldn't look good on me and the saleswoman took her side. The saleswoman also kept reducing the price if we purchased today in attempt to make the sale and my mother kept getting excited about the price and long story short I felt pressured to say yes. Two weeks later I called and wanted to exchange the dress order because I had so much regret about caving to the pressure when I was so close to trying on the real dress I wanted. Bobbie did exchange the dress for me, only if I agreed to lose FIVE HUNDRED dollars on the first gown. Now I'm well aware of why of retailers don't allow returns and exchanges, but the first gown I bought was a sample gown straight off the floor and was actually discontinued. It wasn't like she had to order the dress like all the rest and the manufacturer was refusing to make the exchange or return. The gown only been off the floor for two weeks and the alterations hadn't even been made yet. I dealt with everything with a smile but even in the moment I wasn't happy and just did what I had to do to avoid walking down the aisle in a dress I had come to be hate. She could have been much more flexible, but I guess I can't expect much from someone in business to make money. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.7/5.0
I had a wonderful experience at Bobbie's Bridal. I had a specific wedding dress in mind (Maggie Sottero's Bernadette) and I searched on the designer's website for vendors near me. Bobbie's bridal came up, and i called there on a Monday morning. Bobbie (the owner) answered and I asked her if she had the dress, "Bernadette" she said yes and explained what it looked like,which to me showed how knowledgeable she is about her inventory. Before she let me make an appointment to try on the dress, she asked me some questions abotu my body type (height/weight), which again showed me she knew her dresses and wanted to make sure she had me trying on a dress that would fit well with my build. She scheduled me for that afternoon and my MIL and I went to try on the dress. Upon arrival, she had the dress already in a fitting room for me and she had several similar dresses laid out as well. This made the selection process so easy! I tried on three dresses (all from what she laid out) and decided Bernadette was indeed THE ONE. I ordered the dress and she told me she would call when it was in. Six months later, she called me and I scheduled my first fitting for the next day. The only thing I would say that could be improved is if she told her brides that all alterations had to be paid in full at the first fitting. I had 1/2 inch hem, pads put in, and a double french bustle added, which cost $600! I was not expecting to pay in full after the first fitting, but I had to. Now, in hindsight, the cost was worth it because the lace was intact on the hem and the bustle was numbered, easy to do, and really well done. Also, I had crystals taken out under my arms to prevent irritation and at my second fitting, I needed some darts added keep the keyhole back laying flat and these additional alterations were done at no extra charge. Overall, I LOVED my dress and Bobbie and her seamstress were very professional and great to work with. I would recommend going to her for her great dresses!
I had a wonderful experience at Bobbie's Bridal. I had a specific wedding dress in mind (Maggie Sottero's Bernadette) and Read more...
I had a wonderful experience at Bobbie's Bridal. I had a specific wedding dress in mind (Maggie Sottero's Bernadette) and I searched on the designer's website for vendors near me. Bobbie's bridal came up, and i called there on a Monday morning. Bobbie (the owner) answered and I asked her if she had the dress, "Bernadette" she said yes and explained what it looked like,which to me showed how knowledgeable she is about her inventory. Before she let me make an appointment to try on the dress, she asked me some questions abotu my body type (height/weight), which again showed me she knew her dresses and wanted to make sure she had me trying on a dress that would fit well with my build. She scheduled me for that afternoon and my MIL and I went to try on the dress. Upon arrival, she had the dress already in a fitting room for me and she had several similar dresses laid out as well. This made the selection process so easy! I tried on three dresses (all from what she laid out) and decided Bernadette was indeed THE ONE. I ordered the dress and she told me she would call when it was in. Six months later, she called me and I scheduled my first fitting for the next day. The only thing I would say that could be improved is if she told her brides that all alterations had to be paid in full at the first fitting. I had 1/2 inch hem, pads put in, and a double french bustle added, which cost $600! I was not expecting to pay in full after the first fitting, but I had to. Now, in hindsight, the cost was worth it because the lace was intact on the hem and the bustle was numbered, easy to do, and really well done. Also, I had crystals taken out under my arms to prevent irritation and at my second fitting, I needed some darts added keep the keyhole back laying flat and these additional alterations were done at no extra charge. Overall, I LOVED my dress and Bobbie and her seamstress were very professional and great to work with. I would recommend going to her for her great dresses! Read less
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Maya
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I loved my dress! Bobbie was great to work with and has a great selection. My dress arrived needing NO ALTERATIONS!
I loved my dress! Bobbie was great to work with and has a great selection. My dress arrived needing NO ALTERATIONS!
I loved my dress! Bobbie was great to work with and has a great selection. My dress arrived needing NO ALTERATIONS! Read less
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Kelly
Wedding:
5/31/2014
5.0/5.0
I purchased my wedding gown from Bobbie's Bridal in October for my May wedding. The dress I liked was no longer being made so I bought the sample which was in great condition. Bobbie was very helpful and sweet throughout the entire process and my alterations were always ready on time and looked great.

I never felt pressured to buy anything else (veil, shoes, etc.) like some boutiques are notorious for. It was a very calm, non-stressful experience, which is what I was going for -- if you have visions of "Say Yes to the Dress" fanfare, you probably won't find what you're looking for here as far as a shopping experience goes. Bobbie takes the time to get to know her clients and always remembered me and my mom each time we returned for a fitting.

Since I was dieting in the months before our wedding like most brides, it made it difficult to make some of the calls with alterations but Bobbie provided great advice and it ended up fitting like a glove (not to say that her words of wisdom can replace whatever diet and exercise you've committed to, but she has seen enough dieting brides to made an educated guess when it comes to alterations).

I would definitely recommend Bobbie's Bridal!
I purchased my wedding gown from Bobbie's Bridal in October for my May wedding. The dress I liked was no longer being made Read more...
I purchased my wedding gown from Bobbie's Bridal in October for my May wedding. The dress I liked was no longer being made so I bought the sample which was in great condition. Bobbie was very helpful and sweet throughout the entire process and my alterations were always ready on time and looked great.

I never felt pressured to buy anything else (veil, shoes, etc.) like some boutiques are notorious for. It was a very calm, non-stressful experience, which is what I was going for -- if you have visions of "Say Yes to the Dress" fanfare, you probably won't find what you're looking for here as far as a shopping experience goes. Bobbie takes the time to get to know her clients and always remembered me and my mom each time we returned for a fitting.

Since I was dieting in the months before our wedding like most brides, it made it difficult to make some of the calls with alterations but Bobbie provided great advice and it ended up fitting like a glove (not to say that her words of wisdom can replace whatever diet and exercise you've committed to, but she has seen enough dieting brides to made an educated guess when it comes to alterations).

I would definitely recommend Bobbie's Bridal! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
5/24/2014
4.6/5.0
I actually found my dress in New York but wanted to purchase it at a shop in Va to make it easier for fittings. Bobbie was able to order the dress I wanted. She was extremely helpful and attentive to my needs. Dorothy the seamstress did a great job on the alterations though they were a bit expensive. Bobbie was great at communicating status of my dress order through the process and very flexible with fittings.
I actually found my dress in New York but wanted to purchase it at a shop in Va to make it easier for fittings. Bobbie was Read more...
I actually found my dress in New York but wanted to purchase it at a shop in Va to make it easier for fittings. Bobbie was able to order the dress I wanted. She was extremely helpful and attentive to my needs. Dorothy the seamstress did a great job on the alterations though they were a bit expensive. Bobbie was great at communicating status of my dress order through the process and very flexible with fittings. Read less
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Chris and Kellie
Wedding:
5/10/2014
4.2/5.0
I have mixed feelings about Bobbie’s. Initially, it was great. It was the first shop I went to with my mother. Bobbie’s had ample stock of plus sized dresses. The third dress I tried on was "the" one. Bobbie was great during this time.

In addition to my dress, we purchased 7 bridesmaid dresses, 2 junior bridesmaid dresses, and 1 mother-in-law dress. Two of my bridesmaids were going to be 8 months pregnant for the wedding. We were finalizing decisions on dresses in Nov. Bobbie worked with us on all of this. We received a 10% discount. She had a great selection and helped us find styles that worked.

Where things went south for me was during the last few weeks. Some of my bridesmaids felt that Bobbie's suggestions for sizes and additional length at time of purchase only led to the need for more alterations. Dorothy is a wonderful lady with a ton of patience and great skills. My feedback is more on the pricing.
Unfortunately, one of my bridesmaids lost her baby. We needed her dress altered a second time back to a smaller size. Bobbie was neither flexible nor understanding during this process. She charged us full price for the second alterations. Also, they mistakenly put cups in a bridesmaid dress that should have been put in a junior bridesmaid dress. I shipped the dresses to Boston before realizing the error. Bobbie offered to fix it. But, that would have left the alteration to two days before the wedding which I wasn't comfortable doing. So, we paid for the fix in Boston. When I asked Bobbie for the $30 back, she pushed back saying the charge was really for the cups not the alteration. Really? The same day I was buying even more (3 shrugs.) I was very disappointed. So, my suggestion is be prepared to negotiate and not be uncomfortable to push back on prices. And, if you do (which I didn’t) be prepared for her to not be flexible.
I have mixed feelings about Bobbie’s. Initially, it was great. It was the first shop I went to with my mother. Bobbie’s Read more...
I have mixed feelings about Bobbie’s. Initially, it was great. It was the first shop I went to with my mother. Bobbie’s had ample stock of plus sized dresses. The third dress I tried on was "the" one. Bobbie was great during this time.

In addition to my dress, we purchased 7 bridesmaid dresses, 2 junior bridesmaid dresses, and 1 mother-in-law dress. Two of my bridesmaids were going to be 8 months pregnant for the wedding. We were finalizing decisions on dresses in Nov. Bobbie worked with us on all of this. We received a 10% discount. She had a great selection and helped us find styles that worked.

Where things went south for me was during the last few weeks. Some of my bridesmaids felt that Bobbie's suggestions for sizes and additional length at time of purchase only led to the need for more alterations. Dorothy is a wonderful lady with a ton of patience and great skills. My feedback is more on the pricing.
Unfortunately, one of my bridesmaids lost her baby. We needed her dress altered a second time back to a smaller size. Bobbie was neither flexible nor understanding during this process. She charged us full price for the second alterations. Also, they mistakenly put cups in a bridesmaid dress that should have been put in a junior bridesmaid dress. I shipped the dresses to Boston before realizing the error. Bobbie offered to fix it. But, that would have left the alteration to two days before the wedding which I wasn't comfortable doing. So, we paid for the fix in Boston. When I asked Bobbie for the $30 back, she pushed back saying the charge was really for the cups not the alteration. Really? The same day I was buying even more (3 shrugs.) I was very disappointed. So, my suggestion is be prepared to negotiate and not be uncomfortable to push back on prices. And, if you do (which I didn’t) be prepared for her to not be flexible. Read less
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Nermer
Wedding:
5/19/2007
5.0/5.0
We honestly went on craigslist and found this vendor. My husband is strict catholic so we needed very conservative gowns and they seemed to fit the par. We out skirted from Barclay designs but they did all the fittings and alterations. I had no complaints, very time efficient and the gowns ended up looking conservative but great.
We honestly went on craigslist and found this vendor. My husband is strict catholic so we needed very conservative gowns Read more...
We honestly went on craigslist and found this vendor. My husband is strict catholic so we needed very conservative gowns and they seemed to fit the par. We out skirted from Barclay designs but they did all the fittings and alterations. I had no complaints, very time efficient and the gowns ended up looking conservative but great. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
sooo impressed with the offer choice selection dress tux bride maid dresses. they prices were low and affordable and cheap and the dress was great quality, size perfect and amazing feeling materials
sooo impressed with the offer choice selection dress tux bride maid dresses. they prices were low and affordable and cheap Read more...
sooo impressed with the offer choice selection dress tux bride maid dresses. they prices were low and affordable and cheap and the dress was great quality, size perfect and amazing feeling materials Read less
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