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Bobbie's Bridal Boutique

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

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
2.8/5.0
I found my Alfred angelo dress there so I bought it because it was close to home. I bought the dress without even trying it on. She measured me and I received it a few months later. It was great but too big. The alterations are where it all started. Dorothy is great, but underpaid and she will agree to that if you ask her! Bobbie herself gets all of the money for the alterations so I would recommend taking it someplace else if you want to save on alterations! I paid over half the price of the dress to alter it. I needed the boning taken out, a bustle put in and the length changed. The top ended up being too big so Bobbie came over and adjusted it with TAPE. She tried to double charge me on the bustle when it had to be changed again. Finally she agreed not to but it was a struggle and very awkward. Bobbie only likes happy brides so if you are at all unhappy you better stay away from her! She doesn't want to help you if you actually need help, she just wants you to take pictures to put on her walls to show happy brides. I would go to another place.
I found my Alfred angelo dress there so I bought it because it was close to home. I bought the dress without even trying Read more...
I found my Alfred angelo dress there so I bought it because it was close to home. I bought the dress without even trying it on. She measured me and I received it a few months later. It was great but too big. The alterations are where it all started. Dorothy is great, but underpaid and she will agree to that if you ask her! Bobbie herself gets all of the money for the alterations so I would recommend taking it someplace else if you want to save on alterations! I paid over half the price of the dress to alter it. I needed the boning taken out, a bustle put in and the length changed. The top ended up being too big so Bobbie came over and adjusted it with TAPE. She tried to double charge me on the bustle when it had to be changed again. Finally she agreed not to but it was a struggle and very awkward. Bobbie only likes happy brides so if you are at all unhappy you better stay away from her! She doesn't want to help you if you actually need help, she just wants you to take pictures to put on her walls to show happy brides. I would go to another place. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I found my dress in NY, but ordered it through Bobbie's, and I dealt with her throughout the process. She was great to work with, as was everyone else in the shop. Dorothy did a great job on the alterations, and the dress fit perfectly on the big day.
I found my dress in NY, but ordered it through Bobbie's, and I dealt with her throughout the process. She was great to Read more...
I found my dress in NY, but ordered it through Bobbie's, and I dealt with her throughout the process. She was great to work with, as was everyone else in the shop. Dorothy did a great job on the alterations, and the dress fit perfectly on the big day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Bobbie is the best! I found my dress and her tailors did an AMAZING job to make the dress my dream. She is so sweet and her staff are just as delightful. Bobbie also was great at helping me space out my payments to now have me overwhelmed by the dress and the alterations at the same time. This place is great!
Bobbie is the best! I found my dress and her tailors did an AMAZING job to make the dress my dream. She is so sweet and Read more...
Bobbie is the best! I found my dress and her tailors did an AMAZING job to make the dress my dream. She is so sweet and her staff are just as delightful. Bobbie also was great at helping me space out my payments to now have me overwhelmed by the dress and the alterations at the same time. This place is great! 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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Emily
Wedding:
4/12/2014
5.0/5.0
Bobbie was very helpful. Her seamstress did a great job - one set of alterations was all I needed. She also has a good selection of dresses and she has been in the business a long time so she knows what works for each bride.
Bobbie was very helpful. Her seamstress did a great job - one set of alterations was all I needed. She also has a good Read more...
Bobbie was very helpful. Her seamstress did a great job - one set of alterations was all I needed. She also has a good selection of dresses and she has been in the business a long time so she knows what works for each bride. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
8/31/2013
4.9/5.0
Bobbie helped me find the right dress and it was beautiful. She helped me to customize it to be exactly what I wanted. My dress was ready and flawless when I went to pick it up. We shopped a lot of other dress stores but Bobbie has the most beautiful selection.
Bobbie helped me find the right dress and it was beautiful. She helped me to customize it to be exactly what I wanted. My Read more...
Bobbie helped me find the right dress and it was beautiful. She helped me to customize it to be exactly what I wanted. My dress was ready and flawless when I went to pick it up. We shopped a lot of other dress stores but Bobbie has the most beautiful selection. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
7/13/2013
1.2/5.0
I made an appointment to try on wedding dresses and left the 3 Maggie-Sottero styles I liked so they could have them ready when I arrived.

Clearly the person I spoke to wasn't the person that I met at the store as she asked the same question and then told me that they didn't carry any of them.

So as not to make the trip a total loss, Bobbie showed me several dresses that were similiar and I tried several of them on. When I picked out some other styles to see if I liked them, she retorted, "that's not what you said you wanted." I simply told her that I would like to try on different things. When I picked out a dress that was one size too small but tied, she promptly put it back where it came from and told me she didn't advise that I try it on...even though I loved the style.

I felt she was extremely rude and unfortunately not very helpful for a bride who thought she knew what she might like, but still wanted to try different things.

I wouldn't recommend this vendor to anyone.
I made an appointment to try on wedding dresses and left the 3 Maggie-Sottero styles I liked so they could have them ready Read more...
I made an appointment to try on wedding dresses and left the 3 Maggie-Sottero styles I liked so they could have them ready when I arrived.

Clearly the person I spoke to wasn't the person that I met at the store as she asked the same question and then told me that they didn't carry any of them.

So as not to make the trip a total loss, Bobbie showed me several dresses that were similiar and I tried several of them on. When I picked out some other styles to see if I liked them, she retorted, "that's not what you said you wanted." I simply told her that I would like to try on different things. When I picked out a dress that was one size too small but tied, she promptly put it back where it came from and told me she didn't advise that I try it on...even though I loved the style.

I felt she was extremely rude and unfortunately not very helpful for a bride who thought she knew what she might like, but still wanted to try different things.

I wouldn't recommend this vendor to anyone. Read less
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mfrantz
Wedding:
7/5/2013
4.3/5.0
No, it's not "Say Yes to the Dress" (these small stores must hate that show for making expectations so high), and the place could use a bit of a make-over, but they had a decent selection of dresses, and I ended up finding the exact dress that was the very first one I ever saved when I started looking, and the price was good.

The first time we went in, we worked with the younger girl, and she was fine. She stayed with us and helped show me how the dress would look smaller and with less tulle. When I went back a couple more times, once to look at and purchase the dress, the next to try it on and take it home, I dealt with the older woman, who I think may have been Bobbie (don't quote me on that). She was the only person in there at that time, so she seemed a little distracted answering the phone and helping other people, which was problematic when I needed the dress clipped and zipped, but not a big deal.

I didn't need any alterations that I couldn't do myself (cut out the awful mass of tulle), so I can't comment on that.

If you're looking for a champagne and squealing consultant experience, go elsewhere. If you want to look for dresses and try them on and maybe buy one, it's fine.
No, it's not "Say Yes to the Dress" (these small stores must hate that show for making expectations so high), and the Read more...
No, it's not "Say Yes to the Dress" (these small stores must hate that show for making expectations so high), and the place could use a bit of a make-over, but they had a decent selection of dresses, and I ended up finding the exact dress that was the very first one I ever saved when I started looking, and the price was good.

The first time we went in, we worked with the younger girl, and she was fine. She stayed with us and helped show me how the dress would look smaller and with less tulle. When I went back a couple more times, once to look at and purchase the dress, the next to try it on and take it home, I dealt with the older woman, who I think may have been Bobbie (don't quote me on that). She was the only person in there at that time, so she seemed a little distracted answering the phone and helping other people, which was problematic when I needed the dress clipped and zipped, but not a big deal.

I didn't need any alterations that I couldn't do myself (cut out the awful mass of tulle), so I can't comment on that.

If you're looking for a champagne and squealing consultant experience, go elsewhere. If you want to look for dresses and try them on and maybe buy one, it's fine. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
11/11/2012
5.0/5.0
I used them for both my wedding gown and for my bridesmaid dresses. When I made an appt, I was there to try a dress on that I knew they carried. The owner asked if she could pick out a dress for me and I said yes. I figured she does this for a living, why not. Her pick was the dress I went with. It was fabulous. She knew based on my body style just by sizing me up that it would be a perfect fit. Getting fitted was easy and there were no issues with the alterations. My girls also got their dresses from there as well.
I used them for both my wedding gown and for my bridesmaid dresses. When I made an appt, I was there to try a dress on Read more...
I used them for both my wedding gown and for my bridesmaid dresses. When I made an appt, I was there to try a dress on that I knew they carried. The owner asked if she could pick out a dress for me and I said yes. I figured she does this for a living, why not. Her pick was the dress I went with. It was fabulous. She knew based on my body style just by sizing me up that it would be a perfect fit. Getting fitted was easy and there were no issues with the alterations. My girls also got their dresses from there as well. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/5/2012
5.0/5.0
Bobbie and her daughter are simply amazing. They picked out the perfect wedding dress for me. I told Bobbie to order me a size 6 and she disagreed with me telling me I needed a size 4. I told her I was sure about a size 6 but she was persistent and so I agreed. I am SO glad that I did. Size 4 was the perfect size for me and had I not listened to her, I would have been swimming in my dress. Bobbie was right there by my side for all of my fittings. She made sure my dress fit perfectly. Less than a month before my wedding, I decided I wanted a customized veil and Bobbie somehow made it happen and she gave me an amazing price (I know because I looked around). I really can't say enough good things about her - everyone told me the dress and veil were absolutely stunning.
Bobbie and her daughter are simply amazing. They picked out the perfect wedding dress for me. I told Bobbie to order me a Read more...
Bobbie and her daughter are simply amazing. They picked out the perfect wedding dress for me. I told Bobbie to order me a size 6 and she disagreed with me telling me I needed a size 4. I told her I was sure about a size 6 but she was persistent and so I agreed. I am SO glad that I did. Size 4 was the perfect size for me and had I not listened to her, I would have been swimming in my dress. Bobbie was right there by my side for all of my fittings. She made sure my dress fit perfectly. Less than a month before my wedding, I decided I wanted a customized veil and Bobbie somehow made it happen and she gave me an amazing price (I know because I looked around). I really can't say enough good things about her - everyone told me the dress and veil were absolutely stunning. Read less
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Cheryl
Wedding:
8/25/2012
4.9/5.0
Excellent service, quality of work and professionalism . Bobbie is the best at what she does!
Excellent service, quality of work and professionalism . Bobbie is the best at what she does!
Excellent service, quality of work and professionalism . Bobbie is the best at what she does! Read less
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Frances
Wedding:
7/28/2012
3.8/5.0
Bobbie's Bridal provided the dress I wanted from Venus Bridal for an affordable cost., which was my main goal. However, the alterations costs were more than I anticipated. The seamstress at Bobbie's also altered my dress several times to make sure the fit was correct.
Bobbie's Bridal provided the dress I wanted from Venus Bridal for an affordable cost., which was my main goal. However, Read more...
Bobbie's Bridal provided the dress I wanted from Venus Bridal for an affordable cost., which was my main goal. However, the alterations costs were more than I anticipated. The seamstress at Bobbie's also altered my dress several times to make sure the fit was correct. Read less
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Bonnie
Wedding:
7/21/2012
5.0/5.0
I went to Bobbie's Bridal in search of a specific designer, Maggie Sottero, and was so impressed with Bobbie. She personally helped me try on dresses and was just so charming and helpful. I found my dream dress very quickly! She worked her magic and suggested the perfect veil to complete the package. Her prices are reasonable and the dress was even delivered earlier than anticipated. Her seamstresses are fantastic and really took the time to focus on every detail. She even helped my mom find her MOTB dress! Bobbie is so sweet and remembered us every time we walked in. I even made a point to introduce my husband to her afterwards! Bobbie also helped me with the cleaning and preservation of my dress and veil. I would highly recommend her shop to any bride looking for their dream dress. Thank you, Bobbie!
I went to Bobbie's Bridal in search of a specific designer, Maggie Sottero, and was so impressed with Bobbie. She Read more...
I went to Bobbie's Bridal in search of a specific designer, Maggie Sottero, and was so impressed with Bobbie. She personally helped me try on dresses and was just so charming and helpful. I found my dream dress very quickly! She worked her magic and suggested the perfect veil to complete the package. Her prices are reasonable and the dress was even delivered earlier than anticipated. Her seamstresses are fantastic and really took the time to focus on every detail. She even helped my mom find her MOTB dress! Bobbie is so sweet and remembered us every time we walked in. I even made a point to introduce my husband to her afterwards! Bobbie also helped me with the cleaning and preservation of my dress and veil. I would highly recommend her shop to any bride looking for their dream dress. Thank you, Bobbie! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/15/2011
5.0/5.0
When searching for the perfect wedding gown, I came across a handful of dressmakers that were unique, with designs that were very hard to find (Maggie Sottero, Venus, Levkoff, Alexander, etc) On several of these individual websites, were links to Bobbies Bridal in Fairfax as a preferred vendor, and they could not have been more right. Bobbie provided personal and prompt attention, she had the gown I wanted to try on in stock, and while it wasn't the correct size, she did everything possible to help me realize the vision of the gown. Her ordering timelines, alteration timelines, and service were impeccable and flawless, with no surprises. If you are looking for a designer gown, one that is tailored and unique to you as a bride, then Bobbies is the place to go for upscale and personal service.
When searching for the perfect wedding gown, I came across a handful of dressmakers that were unique, with designs that Read more...
When searching for the perfect wedding gown, I came across a handful of dressmakers that were unique, with designs that were very hard to find (Maggie Sottero, Venus, Levkoff, Alexander, etc) On several of these individual websites, were links to Bobbies Bridal in Fairfax as a preferred vendor, and they could not have been more right. Bobbie provided personal and prompt attention, she had the gown I wanted to try on in stock, and while it wasn't the correct size, she did everything possible to help me realize the vision of the gown. Her ordering timelines, alteration timelines, and service were impeccable and flawless, with no surprises. If you are looking for a designer gown, one that is tailored and unique to you as a bride, then Bobbies is the place to go for upscale and personal service. Read less
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jayhwksabby
Wedding:
7/23/2011
5.0/5.0
Loved my experience! I had already pretty much narrowed down what I wanted before I went in. I knew I wanted a Maggie Sottero gown, and had several styles in mind. I called Bobbie's and they confirmed that they had them in to try on and had them ready to go the day of my appointment. I'm not one for someone to be really in my face so Bobbie just stood back while I would discuss each dress with my mom and sister. It was stress free and totally the environment I was looking for! I couldn't be happier! Thank you Bobbie!
Loved my experience! I had already pretty much narrowed down what I wanted before I went in. I knew I wanted a Maggie Read more...
Loved my experience! I had already pretty much narrowed down what I wanted before I went in. I knew I wanted a Maggie Sottero gown, and had several styles in mind. I called Bobbie's and they confirmed that they had them in to try on and had them ready to go the day of my appointment. I'm not one for someone to be really in my face so Bobbie just stood back while I would discuss each dress with my mom and sister. It was stress free and totally the environment I was looking for! I couldn't be happier! Thank you Bobbie! Read less
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Diana
Wedding:
5/29/2011
2.8/5.0
I visited Bobbie's twice during my dress search. The first time, her daughter helped me and the second time, Bobbie herself helped me. We searched through the racks together to find a style that was flattering on me. They were both very good about providing useful feedback regarding proper fit, etc. However, after I purchased my dress and went in to pick it up everything was all well and good until we discussed a few alterations. I wanted to make a few changes (removing the train and sewing a hem as well as tucking and securing a fold tighter on the back of the dress) and Bobbie made up a figure on the spot= $250. I told her that I'd probably take it somewhere else for alterations because that was a bit more than I was ready to pay. From that moment on, the customer service went out the window.

I asked her how much it would be just to fix the fold in the back and she replied that they would either do all the alterations or none of them (mind you, the alterations I wanted were all optional and none of them neccessary). She just turned into this big bully trying to intimidate me into paying her crazy high prices or risk having someone else ruin my dress. I asked her about steaming the dress and she said that she would not touch the dress again after someone else worked on it. I had to argue with her to have it steamed before I took it elsewhere for alterations (yes, it would need to be steamed again later but that was not the point). I also asked her about some earings that she had in her front showcase. She said they were sold as a set with a matching necklace. When I told her that I was only interested in the earings she made it clear that there were no exceptions. I had to suggest that she ask her supplier if there were any individual sets of earings that were similar that could be sold individually and she promised to look into it. When I came back to pick up my dress a week later, she had no further information and claimed that her supplier had not gotten back to her (based on her body language, I honestly doubt she ever tried to contact her supplier). She made it sound like they would find something similar if I wanted to place an order but who buys something without seeing so much as a picture of it? To this day, I have not heard from her and am not holding my breath.

Bottom line- Buyer Beware: They have a fair number of gowns to look at, they are helpful in searching and they give you privacy to actually get into each dress. The prices for the gowns are reasonable and the timing for when a dress will come in is fairly accurate (mine was actually early by a few weeks). However, if you are on a tight budget and don't want to go along with Bobbie's high prices for alterations, expect to get attitude and for the customer service to disappear.
I visited Bobbie's twice during my dress search. The first time, her daughter helped me and the second time, Bobbie Read more...
I visited Bobbie's twice during my dress search. The first time, her daughter helped me and the second time, Bobbie herself helped me. We searched through the racks together to find a style that was flattering on me. They were both very good about providing useful feedback regarding proper fit, etc. However, after I purchased my dress and went in to pick it up everything was all well and good until we discussed a few alterations. I wanted to make a few changes (removing the train and sewing a hem as well as tucking and securing a fold tighter on the back of the dress) and Bobbie made up a figure on the spot= $250. I told her that I'd probably take it somewhere else for alterations because that was a bit more than I was ready to pay. From that moment on, the customer service went out the window.

I asked her how much it would be just to fix the fold in the back and she replied that they would either do all the alterations or none of them (mind you, the alterations I wanted were all optional and none of them neccessary). She just turned into this big bully trying to intimidate me into paying her crazy high prices or risk having someone else ruin my dress. I asked her about steaming the dress and she said that she would not touch the dress again after someone else worked on it. I had to argue with her to have it steamed before I took it elsewhere for alterations (yes, it would need to be steamed again later but that was not the point). I also asked her about some earings that she had in her front showcase. She said they were sold as a set with a matching necklace. When I told her that I was only interested in the earings she made it clear that there were no exceptions. I had to suggest that she ask her supplier if there were any individual sets of earings that were similar that could be sold individually and she promised to look into it. When I came back to pick up my dress a week later, she had no further information and claimed that her supplier had not gotten back to her (based on her body language, I honestly doubt she ever tried to contact her supplier). She made it sound like they would find something similar if I wanted to place an order but who buys something without seeing so much as a picture of it? To this day, I have not heard from her and am not holding my breath.

Bottom line- Buyer Beware: They have a fair number of gowns to look at, they are helpful in searching and they give you privacy to actually get into each dress. The prices for the gowns are reasonable and the timing for when a dress will come in is fairly accurate (mine was actually early by a few weeks). However, if you are on a tight budget and don't want to go along with Bobbie's high prices for alterations, expect to get attitude and for the customer service to disappear. Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
3/5/2011
5.0/5.0
Bobbie is amazing, she helped me and my bridesmaids with everything, from picking out the dresses, to alterations, everything. Her store is small which is nice because you have their attention. She was very prompt to let me know when my dress was in, when alterations were done, anything related to the dress. The selection at the store is amazing, many great designers.
Bobbie is amazing, she helped me and my bridesmaids with everything, from picking out the dresses, to alterations, Read more...
Bobbie is amazing, she helped me and my bridesmaids with everything, from picking out the dresses, to alterations, everything. Her store is small which is nice because you have their attention. She was very prompt to let me know when my dress was in, when alterations were done, anything related to the dress. The selection at the store is amazing, many great designers. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/3/2010
2.7/5.0
The dress was beautiful. Alterations seemed expensive. Dress was not ready when I arrived for the second/final fitting and I had to wait while alterations were made.
The dress was beautiful. Alterations seemed expensive. Dress was not ready when I arrived for the second/final fitting and Read more...
The dress was beautiful. Alterations seemed expensive. Dress was not ready when I arrived for the second/final fitting and I had to wait while alterations were made. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/2/2010
5.0/5.0
I swore up and down that I wanted a simple dress, but the dress Bobbie found for me was elegant, beautiful and flattering -- and I never would have found it but for her! They were accommodating and helpful. My only suggestion is for those of you traveling to Fairfax from further away, be aware that getting there can be a little tough, so budget time accordingly.

Bobbie's was recommended by a colleague because of her service, and my colleague was right! She was great and her prices are reasonable. My dress was beautiful!
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I swore up and down that I wanted a simple dress, but the dress Bobbie found for me was elegant, beautiful and flattering -- and I never would have found it but for her! They were accommodating and helpful. My only suggestion is for those of you traveling to Fairfax from further away, be aware that getting there can be a little tough, so budget time accordingly.

Bobbie's was recommended by a colleague because of her service, and my colleague was right! She was great and her prices are reasonable. My dress was beautiful! Read less
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cfleming626
Wedding:
6/26/2010
4.6/5.0
Bobbies Bridal was great! Bobbie was always very helpful and so sweet. We bought my dress, as well as all of the bridesmaids dresses, and jewelry there. The entire staff was very organized, and knew us all by name as soon as we would walk in. I would definitely recommend Bobbies Bridal to other brides!
Bobbies Bridal was great! Bobbie was always very helpful and so sweet. We bought my dress, as well as all of the Read more...
Bobbies Bridal was great! Bobbie was always very helpful and so sweet. We bought my dress, as well as all of the bridesmaids dresses, and jewelry there. The entire staff was very organized, and knew us all by name as soon as we would walk in. I would definitely recommend Bobbies Bridal to other brides! Read less
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sheffield28
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
Bobbie's bridal did an outstanding job! They ordered my dress for me and altered it...2 years before the event date. 2 years later it still fit perfectly! I took it back to them two weeks prior to the ceremony to have it steamed, and they had it ready for me well before my wedding day! They also dyed my shoes, which I had purchased elsewhere, and they matched perfectly. Great establishment!
Bobbie's bridal did an outstanding job! They ordered my dress for me and altered it...2 years before the event date. 2 Read more...
Bobbie's bridal did an outstanding job! They ordered my dress for me and altered it...2 years before the event date. 2 years later it still fit perfectly! I took it back to them two weeks prior to the ceremony to have it steamed, and they had it ready for me well before my wedding day! They also dyed my shoes, which I had purchased elsewhere, and they matched perfectly. Great establishment! Read less
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uvajillybean
Wedding:
4/17/2010
2.2/5.0
I had a quite negative experience at Bobbie's. I was rushed throughout my two visits there, being told that I was interested in too many dresses (I wanted to try on about 10). I would understand this if the store was crowded, but it was empty. At my second visit, I found a couple dresses that I liked, and said I wanted to come back and show them to my mom. Bobbie told me that I was only permitted 2 visits to the store, and that I'd be charged on my next visit if I wanted to try anything on, even if I purchased a dress at that visit. While I truly was interested in these dresses, I did not encounter any similar policies at any other dress shops, and was never so strongly pressured to purchase a dress. I didn't feel like I could trust the store's owner, and am glad I didn't return after my second visit. (I found my dress at the now closed Lady Hamilton's in Arlington.) Since my visits, I've read several online review horror stories from brides who purchased dresses here, and so I'm quite glad I avoided patronizing the store.
I had a quite negative experience at Bobbie's. I was rushed throughout my two visits there, being told that I was Read more...
I had a quite negative experience at Bobbie's. I was rushed throughout my two visits there, being told that I was interested in too many dresses (I wanted to try on about 10). I would understand this if the store was crowded, but it was empty. At my second visit, I found a couple dresses that I liked, and said I wanted to come back and show them to my mom. Bobbie told me that I was only permitted 2 visits to the store, and that I'd be charged on my next visit if I wanted to try anything on, even if I purchased a dress at that visit. While I truly was interested in these dresses, I did not encounter any similar policies at any other dress shops, and was never so strongly pressured to purchase a dress. I didn't feel like I could trust the store's owner, and am glad I didn't return after my second visit. (I found my dress at the now closed Lady Hamilton's in Arlington.) Since my visits, I've read several online review horror stories from brides who purchased dresses here, and so I'm quite glad I avoided patronizing the store. Read less
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April Bride
Wedding:
4/10/2010
5.0/5.0
Bobbie's was wonderful! I found both my gown, and my mother's dress there. Bobbie was friendly, and responsive when I called. My gown was delayed due to the blizzards, but she had it ready for me in plenty of time for my wedding day. I would highly recommend Bobbie's Boutique.
Bobbie's was wonderful! I found both my gown, and my mother's dress there. Bobbie was friendly, and responsive when I Read more...
Bobbie's was wonderful! I found both my gown, and my mother's dress there. Bobbie was friendly, and responsive when I called. My gown was delayed due to the blizzards, but she had it ready for me in plenty of time for my wedding day. I would highly recommend Bobbie's Boutique. Read less
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RickieK2
Wedding:
2/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I had a very good experience at Bobbie's. First of all, I'd read horror stories about stores taking tags out of dresses, etc. This is not the case at Bobbie's. All the dresses have tags and the prices are prominently marked. It's a little self-service compared to some of the other stores I went to, but I'm a self-service kind of girl, and I liked that it helped my sister and me make rational decisions instead of getting pulled into a higher price point by a more intrusive saleswoman.
I only had a 5-month engagement, so by the time I actually went dress shopping, I was already behind schedule. I found one at Bobbie's that I absolutely loved and Bobbie overheard my sister and me discussing our timeline and solved the problem by suggesting I buy it off the rack. We were worried because it had a huge flower on it that we hated, but when I came back two weeks later, the flower had been removed and the dress was in perfect shape. I only had one fitting, which included adding straps on to a strapless dress, but everything came out perfectly, so I actually ended up having the dress ready-to-go more than two months ahead of schedule.
On a side note, I'm from DC and the store is very far out in Virginia. I was very late to every appointment I made with Bobbie and I never got even the slightest complaint. It would have made me feel a little better if she had complained, actually, but it's nice that she didn't!
Thumbs up for Bobbie's!
I had a very good experience at Bobbie's. First of all, I'd read horror stories about stores taking tags out of dresses, Read more...
I had a very good experience at Bobbie's. First of all, I'd read horror stories about stores taking tags out of dresses, etc. This is not the case at Bobbie's. All the dresses have tags and the prices are prominently marked. It's a little self-service compared to some of the other stores I went to, but I'm a self-service kind of girl, and I liked that it helped my sister and me make rational decisions instead of getting pulled into a higher price point by a more intrusive saleswoman.
I only had a 5-month engagement, so by the time I actually went dress shopping, I was already behind schedule. I found one at Bobbie's that I absolutely loved and Bobbie overheard my sister and me discussing our timeline and solved the problem by suggesting I buy it off the rack. We were worried because it had a huge flower on it that we hated, but when I came back two weeks later, the flower had been removed and the dress was in perfect shape. I only had one fitting, which included adding straps on to a strapless dress, but everything came out perfectly, so I actually ended up having the dress ready-to-go more than two months ahead of schedule.
On a side note, I'm from DC and the store is very far out in Virginia. I was very late to every appointment I made with Bobbie and I never got even the slightest complaint. It would have made me feel a little better if she had complained, actually, but it's nice that she didn't!
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ctlax11
Wedding:
10/24/2009
5.0/5.0
After reading several of the reviews ahead of me, I am surprised at what I read in some of them. I guess I now understand the meaning behind a "Bridezilla".

I have nothing but glowing remarks for Bobbie and her staff. I had gone shopping at several other dress sites in the area and found them to be horribly rude and unappreciating of my business. When I walked into Bobbies, I had known ahead of time the designer I was interested in, and even had an idea of the gowns I wanted to try on. I printed out the dresses and brought them in with me. Within 10 minutes, Bobbie agreed with me on one of the dresses and we tried it on and I knew it was the one! WOW, it was my dream dress and at a price I was very comfortable with.

On a seperate occasion I brought all of the bridesmaids back and we narrowed down the choices to two dresses for them. We went with my favorite, but I wanted it in chocolate brown and the designer only made them in black. Lo and behold for only and extra small fee per dress, she was able to work something out and get them in the color that I wanted. I could not have been more pleased.

All of the bridesmaid dresses came in early, and they were all too long for my girls, but I had no problems with the alterations. People and brides have to understand that Bobbie is a businesswoman, and she runs her business very professionally. If she tells you she needs 6 weeks for alterations....don't push her, otherwise you jeopardize other brides who follow the rules. Just ask ahead of time and understand her expectations as a business owner when it comes to the timeframe of alterations.

I would highly recommend any bride to make Bobbies a stop along the way in the search for your bridal gown and/or bridesmaid dresses. Very professional and she made me feel like a princess!!
After reading several of the reviews ahead of me, I am surprised at what I read in some of them. I guess I now understand Read more...
After reading several of the reviews ahead of me, I am surprised at what I read in some of them. I guess I now understand the meaning behind a "Bridezilla".

I have nothing but glowing remarks for Bobbie and her staff. I had gone shopping at several other dress sites in the area and found them to be horribly rude and unappreciating of my business. When I walked into Bobbies, I had known ahead of time the designer I was interested in, and even had an idea of the gowns I wanted to try on. I printed out the dresses and brought them in with me. Within 10 minutes, Bobbie agreed with me on one of the dresses and we tried it on and I knew it was the one! WOW, it was my dream dress and at a price I was very comfortable with.

On a seperate occasion I brought all of the bridesmaids back and we narrowed down the choices to two dresses for them. We went with my favorite, but I wanted it in chocolate brown and the designer only made them in black. Lo and behold for only and extra small fee per dress, she was able to work something out and get them in the color that I wanted. I could not have been more pleased.

All of the bridesmaid dresses came in early, and they were all too long for my girls, but I had no problems with the alterations. People and brides have to understand that Bobbie is a businesswoman, and she runs her business very professionally. If she tells you she needs 6 weeks for alterations....don't push her, otherwise you jeopardize other brides who follow the rules. Just ask ahead of time and understand her expectations as a business owner when it comes to the timeframe of alterations.

I would highly recommend any bride to make Bobbies a stop along the way in the search for your bridal gown and/or bridesmaid dresses. Very professional and she made me feel like a princess!! Read less
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Bloom
Wedding:
8/15/2009
3.4/5.0
Bobbie's Bridal has beautiful gowns and dresses. I was very excited to find my dress! Bobbie was pleasant and helpful at the beginning. When it came time for the alterations, they were not done as nicely as we would have liked. Several things had to be redone and Bobbie was not eager to make things right. She tried to convinve us that everything was fine the way it is and didn't need anything else. I would have been much happier if she would have accepted that I wasn't happy and made the changes immediately.
Bobbie's Bridal has beautiful gowns and dresses. I was very excited to find my dress! Bobbie was pleasant and helpful at Read more...
Bobbie's Bridal has beautiful gowns and dresses. I was very excited to find my dress! Bobbie was pleasant and helpful at the beginning. When it came time for the alterations, they were not done as nicely as we would have liked. Several things had to be redone and Bobbie was not eager to make things right. She tried to convinve us that everything was fine the way it is and didn't need anything else. I would have been much happier if she would have accepted that I wasn't happy and made the changes immediately. Read less
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doctordale
Wedding:
6/6/2009
4.6/5.0
I found my dress in only three tries at this little store and I could not have been happier with the quality of their dresses, their expert alterations and how easy they made everything. I was a pretty low key bride and this was only the second store that I went to with my mom and they helped me find exactly the style and price that I was looking for. It's not the most glamorous store in the world and it's certainly no Kleinfeld's but if you're looking for a quality dress with low fuss then this is definitely a place worth checking out.
I found my dress in only three tries at this little store and I could not have been happier with the quality of their Read more...
I found my dress in only three tries at this little store and I could not have been happier with the quality of their dresses, their expert alterations and how easy they made everything. I was a pretty low key bride and this was only the second store that I went to with my mom and they helped me find exactly the style and price that I was looking for. It's not the most glamorous store in the world and it's certainly no Kleinfeld's but if you're looking for a quality dress with low fuss then this is definitely a place worth checking out. Read less
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Morgan Healy
Wedding:
5/30/2009
3.8/5.0
great little shop. The owner works every day and really takes her bride's business personally to help them acheive thier wedding dreams
great little shop. The owner works every day and really takes her bride's business personally to help them acheive thier Read more...
great little shop. The owner works every day and really takes her bride's business personally to help them acheive thier wedding dreams Read less
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riles8
Wedding:
5/24/2009
5.0/5.0
I love Bobbi's! They have a very wide selection of dresses and they make you feel comfortable and at ease (you actually get to pick the dresses you try on as opposed to many other bridal shoppes that don't want you to review the racks). They were very accomodating for me as a tried on many dresses and had 5 people with me! I also believe that their pricing was very competative and I was lucky enough to find a discontinued dress that fit off the rack at a great price. All of my bridesmaids also bought their dress through Bobbi's and Bobbi was very flexible as my ladies came in whenever they could to get sized, or called in with their measurements. In addition, one of our bridesmaids' dresses had a manufacturer flaw and Bobbi was extremely proactive in working with the designer to have a replacement dress rushed out--I never had to worry about it all!
I love Bobbi's! They have a very wide selection of dresses and they make you feel comfortable and at ease (you actually Read more...
I love Bobbi's! They have a very wide selection of dresses and they make you feel comfortable and at ease (you actually get to pick the dresses you try on as opposed to many other bridal shoppes that don't want you to review the racks). They were very accomodating for me as a tried on many dresses and had 5 people with me! I also believe that their pricing was very competative and I was lucky enough to find a discontinued dress that fit off the rack at a great price. All of my bridesmaids also bought their dress through Bobbi's and Bobbi was very flexible as my ladies came in whenever they could to get sized, or called in with their measurements. In addition, one of our bridesmaids' dresses had a manufacturer flaw and Bobbi was extremely proactive in working with the designer to have a replacement dress rushed out--I never had to worry about it all! Read less
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Jami
Wedding:
10/25/2008
4.8/5.0
Bobbie's Bridal was good to work with. We purchased our Alfred Angelo bridesmaids dresses from her and they came in on time and were good quality. I think that her dresses are somewhat expensive but she is quick to make a deal.

I had to pay an extra $30 per dress to get them "rushed" and they actually came in within a month of ordering. That was a little frustrating because I covered this cost for my Bridesmaids, but at least we had them on time.

Bobbie was very nice and professional. I enjoyed working with her.
Bobbie's Bridal was good to work with. We purchased our Alfred Angelo bridesmaids dresses from her and they came in on Read more...
Bobbie's Bridal was good to work with. We purchased our Alfred Angelo bridesmaids dresses from her and they came in on time and were good quality. I think that her dresses are somewhat expensive but she is quick to make a deal.

I had to pay an extra $30 per dress to get them "rushed" and they actually came in within a month of ordering. That was a little frustrating because I covered this cost for my Bridesmaids, but at least we had them on time.

Bobbie was very nice and professional. I enjoyed working with her. Read less
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kleighmac
Wedding:
9/27/2008
4.9/5.0
My dress was my dream dress for sure and Bobbie and her staff really made the dress a perfect fit for me! They were so professional and easy to work with - I could not be happier with them!
My dress was my dream dress for sure and Bobbie and her staff really made the dress a perfect fit for me! They were so Read more...
My dress was my dream dress for sure and Bobbie and her staff really made the dress a perfect fit for me! They were so professional and easy to work with - I could not be happier with them! Read less
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kmec730
Wedding:
9/21/2008
5.0/5.0
This women saved my life! My other dress vendor was a complete con artist and I never received my dress. Luckily my friend was getting married and bought her dress and her bridesmaid dresses through Bobbie. Bobbie heard about what was happening with my vendor and offered her assistance. She was able to get my dream dress in a week. I don't think that I can even explain in words how much she saved my wedding. She is not only a good person but she is highly knowledgeable about wedding dresses and understands the importance of a person's wedding day.
This women saved my life! My other dress vendor was a complete con artist and I never received my dress. Luckily my friend Read more...
This women saved my life! My other dress vendor was a complete con artist and I never received my dress. Luckily my friend was getting married and bought her dress and her bridesmaid dresses through Bobbie. Bobbie heard about what was happening with my vendor and offered her assistance. She was able to get my dream dress in a week. I don't think that I can even explain in words how much she saved my wedding. She is not only a good person but she is highly knowledgeable about wedding dresses and understands the importance of a person's wedding day. Read less
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Rummy
Wedding:
9/20/2008
4.4/5.0
I was so happy with my beautiful dress and my maid of honor's dress. We had a short timeline, and Bobbie and her staff helped us prepare and alter our attire quickly and thoroughly.
I was so happy with my beautiful dress and my maid of honor's dress. We had a short timeline, and Bobbie and her staff Read more...
I was so happy with my beautiful dress and my maid of honor's dress. We had a short timeline, and Bobbie and her staff helped us prepare and alter our attire quickly and thoroughly. Read less
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jtsoi2000
Wedding:
8/9/2008
4.9/5.0
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Tymica
Wedding:
8/8/2008
3.7/5.0
Bobbie has a wonderful personality and she does know her business. But I had a couple of small issues with my dress that I did not feel was taken care of correctly.
Bobbie has a wonderful personality and she does know her business. But I had a couple of small issues with my dress that I Read more...
Bobbie has a wonderful personality and she does know her business. But I had a couple of small issues with my dress that I did not feel was taken care of correctly. Read less
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shoshanna
Wedding:
5/25/2008
3.3/5.0
FYI to brides looking to reduce some stress regarding finding THE dress- Know what you want your dress to look like (or at least have an idea). My mother and I walked into Bobbie's and found my dress in one day. Because I began my search for my dress 3 months before the big date, it was clear that I was going to get my dress off the rack. This store had many off the rack choices to look through and I found my dress at a very good price.

And now we come to the snag-

Like many of the reviewers have recommended before me, I too would advise getting your dress altered somewhere else. After we purchased the dress we paid for an alteration upfront. I started to feel uncomfortable when I was being fitted- While the owner of the store was fine, I wasn't hopping up and down about the woman who fitted my dress. I just did not feel that she was fitting me well and then the owner said that because it was now a month before the wedding that I would only have time for a one fitting and that would be it-

I do not understand the practice of paying for a alteration before the work is done AND THEN telling me that if for some reason if the dress isn't going to fit during the second try-on that I am going to be stuck with what I have. Who wants to feel like that?!

On a good note, we did return the next day and Bobbie did refund the alteration without a hassle.

So in summary- good selection of dresses at very reasonable prices. Just get your dress altered elsewhere.
FYI to brides looking to reduce some stress regarding finding THE dress- Know what you want your dress to look like (or at Read more...
FYI to brides looking to reduce some stress regarding finding THE dress- Know what you want your dress to look like (or at least have an idea). My mother and I walked into Bobbie's and found my dress in one day. Because I began my search for my dress 3 months before the big date, it was clear that I was going to get my dress off the rack. This store had many off the rack choices to look through and I found my dress at a very good price.

And now we come to the snag-

Like many of the reviewers have recommended before me, I too would advise getting your dress altered somewhere else. After we purchased the dress we paid for an alteration upfront. I started to feel uncomfortable when I was being fitted- While the owner of the store was fine, I wasn't hopping up and down about the woman who fitted my dress. I just did not feel that she was fitting me well and then the owner said that because it was now a month before the wedding that I would only have time for a one fitting and that would be it-

I do not understand the practice of paying for a alteration before the work is done AND THEN telling me that if for some reason if the dress isn't going to fit during the second try-on that I am going to be stuck with what I have. Who wants to feel like that?!

On a good note, we did return the next day and Bobbie did refund the alteration without a hassle.

So in summary- good selection of dresses at very reasonable prices. Just get your dress altered elsewhere. Read less
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diavollitto
Wedding:
5/24/2008
4.6/5.0
I had a great experience with Bobbie's and would definitely recommend them. Their prices were a little bit higher than other salons I'd been to and heard of, but the work was spectacular, they got the order perfectly right and earlier than originally expected, and everything was handled efficiently and professionally.
I had a great experience with Bobbie's and would definitely recommend them. Their prices were a little bit higher than Read more...
I had a great experience with Bobbie's and would definitely recommend them. Their prices were a little bit higher than other salons I'd been to and heard of, but the work was spectacular, they got the order perfectly right and earlier than originally expected, and everything was handled efficiently and professionally. Read less
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Rosie
Wedding:
4/5/2008
5.0/5.0
This was an excellent boutique and it was a pleasure to work with the owner, Bobbie. It was such a pleasurable experience working with her. She paid careful attention to exactly what I wanted in a dress and brought me several options after listening to what I wanted. The boutique is small enough so that don't you don't feel overwhelmed, yet you still have a variety of selection of designer bridal gowns. I found this boutique because she was reasonably priced and yet had many unique gowns to choose from. I chose to go to a smaller boutique because your wedding dress is one of the most important dresses you'll ever buy in your life so you want to get the right one and have a good experience doing it. Bobbie was able to match the veil and recommend accessories to match my dress exactly. Not only did this take the stress out of the experience, she wasn't trying to push a sale on me but was trying to help me out. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dress in the fairfax, va area.
This was an excellent boutique and it was a pleasure to work with the owner, Bobbie. It was such a pleasurable experience Read more...
This was an excellent boutique and it was a pleasure to work with the owner, Bobbie. It was such a pleasurable experience working with her. She paid careful attention to exactly what I wanted in a dress and brought me several options after listening to what I wanted. The boutique is small enough so that don't you don't feel overwhelmed, yet you still have a variety of selection of designer bridal gowns. I found this boutique because she was reasonably priced and yet had many unique gowns to choose from. I chose to go to a smaller boutique because your wedding dress is one of the most important dresses you'll ever buy in your life so you want to get the right one and have a good experience doing it. Bobbie was able to match the veil and recommend accessories to match my dress exactly. Not only did this take the stress out of the experience, she wasn't trying to push a sale on me but was trying to help me out. I'd highly recommend her to anyone looking for a dress in the fairfax, va area. Read less
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Finallymrs.lee08
Wedding:
4/5/2008
5.0/5.0
The minute you walk into her shop you immeadiatly feel like you are the only one she is working with! I had a zillion changes and she simply rolled with all the punches! When I couldn't find a dress for my flower girls to match mine, she custom made them match! Bobbie is an absolute dream to work with!!
The minute you walk into her shop you immeadiatly feel like you are the only one she is working with! I had a zillion Read more...
The minute you walk into her shop you immeadiatly feel like you are the only one she is working with! I had a zillion changes and she simply rolled with all the punches! When I couldn't find a dress for my flower girls to match mine, she custom made them match! Bobbie is an absolute dream to work with!! Read less
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Rachel
Wedding:
9/1/2007
5.0/5.0
This was an off the beaten path shop for me. I wouldn't have expected such great service in such a small store in a strip mall. I called around to about three stores before I ordered my dress and Bobbie's was abou $2,000 less than other vendor's in the area. My dress was ordered and it got to me way ahead of schedule, my alterations were completed early and they were very flexible in letting me keep my gown at their store before my final fitting and other special alterations that I needed to incorporate family heirlooms on the dresses underskirt. My dress was very elaborate and complicated and they wedding train was bustled amazingly. They were so created and really nailed it. They had shoes that were a perfect match and that didn't need to be dyed and I found my tiara there as well. It was gorgeous and unique. They offered flexible payment schedules and really were just personal and attentive. I felt like I was their own daughter getting dressed they took such good care of me!
This was an off the beaten path shop for me. I wouldn't have expected such great service in such a small store in a strip Read more...
This was an off the beaten path shop for me. I wouldn't have expected such great service in such a small store in a strip mall. I called around to about three stores before I ordered my dress and Bobbie's was abou $2,000 less than other vendor's in the area. My dress was ordered and it got to me way ahead of schedule, my alterations were completed early and they were very flexible in letting me keep my gown at their store before my final fitting and other special alterations that I needed to incorporate family heirlooms on the dresses underskirt. My dress was very elaborate and complicated and they wedding train was bustled amazingly. They were so created and really nailed it. They had shoes that were a perfect match and that didn't need to be dyed and I found my tiara there as well. It was gorgeous and unique. They offered flexible payment schedules and really were just personal and attentive. I felt like I was their own daughter getting dressed they took such good care of me! Read less
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Christina
Wedding:
6/23/2007
3.5/5.0
The consultant that helped us was a girl named V. We were suppose to have a different person help us, but she didnt pay much attention to us V stepped right in. She had a very positive attitude. They had a good selection of bridesmaid's dresses from knee length to the floor length. They had many different designers dresses at discounted prices.. My girls were very happy with their dresses. It did take an extra week from my Maid of Honor's dress to come then my bridesmaid dresses, but they came in time. We went to order dresses in January they were back in by March. I was overall pleased with the experience we had with Bobbies Bridal.
The consultant that helped us was a girl named V. We were suppose to have a different person help us, but she didnt pay Read more...
The consultant that helped us was a girl named V. We were suppose to have a different person help us, but she didnt pay much attention to us V stepped right in. She had a very positive attitude. They had a good selection of bridesmaid's dresses from knee length to the floor length. They had many different designers dresses at discounted prices.. My girls were very happy with their dresses. It did take an extra week from my Maid of Honor's dress to come then my bridesmaid dresses, but they came in time. We went to order dresses in January they were back in by March. I was overall pleased with the experience we had with Bobbies Bridal. Read less
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Kurt Hall
Wedding:
5/19/2007
5.0/5.0
Bobbie was great - I picked out my dress there. It arrived on time with the modifications I asked for. I missed an appointment due to a car accident, and she still made sure I got the dress on time and showed my maid of honor how to fasten the bustle.
Bobbie was great - I picked out my dress there. It arrived on time with the modifications I asked for. I missed an Read more...
Bobbie was great - I picked out my dress there. It arrived on time with the modifications I asked for. I missed an appointment due to a car accident, and she still made sure I got the dress on time and showed my maid of honor how to fasten the bustle. Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/5/2007
2.9/5.0
The selection of dresses at Bobbie's was great and Bobbie's attention to clients was also appreciated. As was their (including the seamstresses) willingness to try to please. My primary complaints were with the inconsistent treatment by ancillary staff and the alterations themselves. I had five fittings - many of which were unnecessary. The capped sleeves I had added to the dress actually came undone as I was walking down the aisle. Fortunately, I had the wherewithal to have them only buttoned in so that I could remove them for the rest of the evening. Given the result of the alterations, the amount I was charged was regrettable.
The selection of dresses at Bobbie's was great and Bobbie's attention to clients was also appreciated. As was their Read more...
The selection of dresses at Bobbie's was great and Bobbie's attention to clients was also appreciated. As was their (including the seamstresses) willingness to try to please. My primary complaints were with the inconsistent treatment by ancillary staff and the alterations themselves. I had five fittings - many of which were unnecessary. The capped sleeves I had added to the dress actually came undone as I was walking down the aisle. Fortunately, I had the wherewithal to have them only buttoned in so that I could remove them for the rest of the evening. Given the result of the alterations, the amount I was charged was regrettable. Read less
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Redheadva
Wedding:
5/5/2007
4.4/5.0
I found a dress I really liked online and Bobbi had it in stock, so I went there to check it out and I loved it! Bobbi's was good with the service..the dress came in in plenty of time and the size was right, although I did need some minor alterations. I was happy with their service!
I found a dress I really liked online and Bobbi had it in stock, so I went there to check it out and I loved it! Bobbi's Read more...
I found a dress I really liked online and Bobbi had it in stock, so I went there to check it out and I loved it! Bobbi's was good with the service..the dress came in in plenty of time and the size was right, although I did need some minor alterations. I was happy with their service! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
4/28/2007
3.3/5.0
I had a good experience at Bobbie's - I looked for a dress in several different shops, but I really got a great vibe from Bobbie and her staff. I ordered my dress from there, and my bridesmaids ordered their dresses from Bobbie's as well. I had two bridesmaids who didn't live in the area - Bobbie's was very willing to work with me on this issue. I probably could have shopped around and found a better price for a dress... however, I just fell in love with a dress at Bobbie's and decided to go for it. My one real complaint - I wasn't 100% happy with the alterations I had done there, and I felt that my final fitting was scheduled far too early. I picked my dress up from Bobbie's much earlier than I'd originally planned - almost a month - because Bobbie said she was running out of room. I really would have preferred to leave it there, go in for one more fitting, and have the dress steamed closer to the date. It was definitely not a perfect experience, but it was, on the whole, a good one.
I had a good experience at Bobbie's - I looked for a dress in several different shops, but I really got a great vibe from Read more...
I had a good experience at Bobbie's - I looked for a dress in several different shops, but I really got a great vibe from Bobbie and her staff. I ordered my dress from there, and my bridesmaids ordered their dresses from Bobbie's as well. I had two bridesmaids who didn't live in the area - Bobbie's was very willing to work with me on this issue. I probably could have shopped around and found a better price for a dress... however, I just fell in love with a dress at Bobbie's and decided to go for it. My one real complaint - I wasn't 100% happy with the alterations I had done there, and I felt that my final fitting was scheduled far too early. I picked my dress up from Bobbie's much earlier than I'd originally planned - almost a month - because Bobbie said she was running out of room. I really would have preferred to leave it there, go in for one more fitting, and have the dress steamed closer to the date. It was definitely not a perfect experience, but it was, on the whole, a good one. Read less
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Sylvia
Wedding:
10/21/2006
4.6/5.0
Loved my dress...it was beautiful!!! Bobbie was very helpful.
Loved my dress...it was beautiful!!! Bobbie was very helpful.
Loved my dress...it was beautiful!!! Bobbie was very helpful. Read less
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rebecca2funny
Wedding:
9/24/2006
2.7/5.0
Just a pain - expected a bride to know more than what she should. The Watters dresses were gorgeous, but no thanks to Bobbie for any extra help. You can find better service else where.
Just a pain - expected a bride to know more than what she should. The Watters dresses were gorgeous, but no thanks to Read more...
Just a pain - expected a bride to know more than what she should. The Watters dresses were gorgeous, but no thanks to Bobbie for any extra help. You can find better service else where. Read less
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txmommy
Wedding:
5/1/2005
4.8/5.0
I found the dresses online and they were the only place within 50 miles that carried them. They were extremely professional in helping decide between the 3 I was interested and were great at helping compensate for changes after the initial fitting. I even stumbled on the perfect earrings to go with the dress while I was there.
I found the dresses online and they were the only place within 50 miles that carried them. They were extremely Read more...
I found the dresses online and they were the only place within 50 miles that carried them. They were extremely professional in helping decide between the 3 I was interested and were great at helping compensate for changes after the initial fitting. I even stumbled on the perfect earrings to go with the dress while I was there. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Great selection of dresses at reasonable prices (we shopped around!). I thought the service was friendly and helpful.
Great selection of dresses at reasonable prices (we shopped around!). I thought the service was friendly and helpful.
Great selection of dresses at reasonable prices (we shopped around!). I thought the service was friendly and helpful. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.9/5.0
Bobbie was helpful and polite. However, I thought the best job was done by Dorothy. She was the person that did my alterations and stood with us at every dress fitting and helped a great deal.
Bobbie was helpful and polite. However, I thought the best job was done by Dorothy. She was the person that did my Read more...
Bobbie was helpful and polite. However, I thought the best job was done by Dorothy. She was the person that did my alterations and stood with us at every dress fitting and helped a great deal. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.4/5.0
I called over 40 bridal shops within 150 miles of my home to find a very specific Eden gown and no one had a sample. When I called Bobbie's they did not have it. Several weeks later, Bobbie took it upon herself to call ME and tell me that they had the sample. I went in 2 days later and as soon as I walked in, Bobbie greeted me and said "You are here for Eden 2412 right?". Her memory and customer service is impeccable.

She immediately showed me to the dress and let me try it on. I was in love. My MOH was running late, but Bobbie let me try on the gown again when she arrived (and even gave me directions to help my MOH get there).

UPDATE: I was very pleased with the services up until I needed alterations, I had lost some weight, but the total cost of alterations was just as much as I paid for the dress. To take it in, bustle and hem the dress. I did not want to pay that much but also did not have another option. The seamstress is VERY sweet and did an outstanding job on my dress. It was just expensive.

Overall, I felt very welcomed and the experience was great! I would just suggest shopping around for a seamstress. Thanks Bobbie!
I called over 40 bridal shops within 150 miles of my home to find a very specific Eden gown and no one had a sample. When Read more...
I called over 40 bridal shops within 150 miles of my home to find a very specific Eden gown and no one had a sample. When I called Bobbie's they did not have it. Several weeks later, Bobbie took it upon herself to call ME and tell me that they had the sample. I went in 2 days later and as soon as I walked in, Bobbie greeted me and said "You are here for Eden 2412 right?". Her memory and customer service is impeccable.

She immediately showed me to the dress and let me try it on. I was in love. My MOH was running late, but Bobbie let me try on the gown again when she arrived (and even gave me directions to help my MOH get there).

UPDATE: I was very pleased with the services up until I needed alterations, I had lost some weight, but the total cost of alterations was just as much as I paid for the dress. To take it in, bustle and hem the dress. I did not want to pay that much but also did not have another option. The seamstress is VERY sweet and did an outstanding job on my dress. It was just expensive.

Overall, I felt very welcomed and the experience was great! I would just suggest shopping around for a seamstress. Thanks Bobbie! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Bobbie's Bridal is a little boutique in Fairfax and has been there for many years. It's one of those stores you see all the time but never go in...until you need a dress. Bobbie was very sweet and helpful in getting me the perfect dress. Dorothy was the magician behind the scenes with her amazing sewing capabilities. There were some major alterations that needed to be done and she accomplished them with no problem. They were one of the few boutiques that had Bonny Bridal dresses. It was ordered is much less time than the expected AND it was a lot less expensive than other places.
Bobbie's Bridal is a little boutique in Fairfax and has been there for many years. It's one of those stores you see all Read more...
Bobbie's Bridal is a little boutique in Fairfax and has been there for many years. It's one of those stores you see all the time but never go in...until you need a dress. Bobbie was very sweet and helpful in getting me the perfect dress. Dorothy was the magician behind the scenes with her amazing sewing capabilities. There were some major alterations that needed to be done and she accomplished them with no problem. They were one of the few boutiques that had Bonny Bridal dresses. It was ordered is much less time than the expected AND it was a lot less expensive than other places. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
3.6/5.0
The shop is a little old, but the owner is very nice. I have mixed emotions about this place, although she's nice I can tell she really wanted my money. For a budget concious bride I'm not sure if this was a great pick, although she was saying I got a deal. The cost for alterations were a bit much and I had to negogiate the price some. The seamstress was realllllyy sweet and took up the length in my dress which was really hard. The bustle was hard to do at the shop and the day of the wedding no one could get it together which disappointed me. Overall the people here are nice, but I feel it's a bit overpriced.
The shop is a little old, but the owner is very nice. I have mixed emotions about this place, although she's nice I can Read more...
The shop is a little old, but the owner is very nice. I have mixed emotions about this place, although she's nice I can tell she really wanted my money. For a budget concious bride I'm not sure if this was a great pick, although she was saying I got a deal. The cost for alterations were a bit much and I had to negogiate the price some. The seamstress was realllllyy sweet and took up the length in my dress which was really hard. The bustle was hard to do at the shop and the day of the wedding no one could get it together which disappointed me. Overall the people here are nice, but I feel it's a bit overpriced. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
We had the absolutely best experience at Bobbies Bridal !!! Bobbie is amazing!! She has been in the bridal business for many years and her knowledge and experience made every detail perfect....from selecting the dress to the intricate alterations. She even arranged to have the earrings converted to clip-ons so they would match the necklace. She truly wants to please you and help make your day perfect...she's the best:)
We had the absolutely best experience at Bobbies Bridal !!! Bobbie is amazing!! She has been in the bridal business for Read more...
We had the absolutely best experience at Bobbies Bridal !!! Bobbie is amazing!! She has been in the bridal business for many years and her knowledge and experience made every detail perfect....from selecting the dress to the intricate alterations. She even arranged to have the earrings converted to clip-ons so they would match the necklace. She truly wants to please you and help make your day perfect...she's the best:) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Bobbie's Bridal was very easy to work with for my recent wedding dress purchase and alterations. They were flexibile with the alteration dates and the seamstress, Dorothy, was wonderful to work with. Bobbie operates a lovely dress shop and her staff is very accommodating. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great place to find a wedding dress, wedding party dresses, and seamstress work. They also altered my rehearsal dinner dress for me even though it was purchased from a different vendor. Thank you Bobbie's Bridal, and your staff, for making my wedding dress experience very easy.

Leah
Bobbie's Bridal was very easy to work with for my recent wedding dress purchase and alterations. They were flexibile with Read more...
Bobbie's Bridal was very easy to work with for my recent wedding dress purchase and alterations. They were flexibile with the alteration dates and the seamstress, Dorothy, was wonderful to work with. Bobbie operates a lovely dress shop and her staff is very accommodating. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a great place to find a wedding dress, wedding party dresses, and seamstress work. They also altered my rehearsal dinner dress for me even though it was purchased from a different vendor. Thank you Bobbie's Bridal, and your staff, for making my wedding dress experience very easy.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
2.6/5.0
A huge variety of dresses, which is what I was mainly looking for as almost no one was making long sleeves for wedding dresses and I wanted bell sleeves for my January celtic wedding. I heard horrible things about their alterations so I got mine altered at the tiny wedding gown store in vienna that I purchased my jewelry from. The main saleswoman, who I guess is Bobbie, pressured me to buy a size 16 when the off the rack size 12 fit me almost perfectly, the wedding was six months away, and I was still losing weight. I found this highly annoying. Probably she was trying to make more money out of alterations or something. I suggest fending off all sales people and just getting your mom and/or bridesmaids to help you troll the racks and find what you want. Great prices, but you kind of get what you pay for. The fabric was really fairly cheap, but it was white and shiny and embroidered with pearls, which was the essentials for me.
A huge variety of dresses, which is what I was mainly looking for as almost no one was making long sleeves for wedding Read more...
A huge variety of dresses, which is what I was mainly looking for as almost no one was making long sleeves for wedding dresses and I wanted bell sleeves for my January celtic wedding. I heard horrible things about their alterations so I got mine altered at the tiny wedding gown store in vienna that I purchased my jewelry from. The main saleswoman, who I guess is Bobbie, pressured me to buy a size 16 when the off the rack size 12 fit me almost perfectly, the wedding was six months away, and I was still losing weight. I found this highly annoying. Probably she was trying to make more money out of alterations or something. I suggest fending off all sales people and just getting your mom and/or bridesmaids to help you troll the racks and find what you want. Great prices, but you kind of get what you pay for. The fabric was really fairly cheap, but it was white and shiny and embroidered with pearls, which was the essentials for me. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.4/5.0
I had the absolute best experience here! Bobbie has a great selection, and she worked so hard to make everything perfect for me. She even made a custom alteration to my neckline so it would look more like what I wanted.
I had the absolute best experience here! Bobbie has a great selection, and she worked so hard to make everything perfect Read more...
I had the absolute best experience here! Bobbie has a great selection, and she worked so hard to make everything perfect for me. She even made a custom alteration to my neckline so it would look more like what I wanted. Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
6/18/2004
1.6/5.0
I hate that I purchased my dress here. Bobbie is a huge snob and is in it solely for money. She is so unhelpful and rude. My sister in law is getting married shortly and we decided we just go back and look. Three years later the service only got worse. The store is ok to try something on in, but just don't buy there. Most importantly don't let her alter your dress. She will charge you 5x more than a outside seamstress will. Fortunately I learned that before she touched my dress.
I hate that I purchased my dress here. Bobbie is a huge snob and is in it solely for money. She is so unhelpful and rude. Read more...
I hate that I purchased my dress here. Bobbie is a huge snob and is in it solely for money. She is so unhelpful and rude. My sister in law is getting married shortly and we decided we just go back and look. Three years later the service only got worse. The store is ok to try something on in, but just don't buy there. Most importantly don't let her alter your dress. She will charge you 5x more than a outside seamstress will. Fortunately I learned that before she touched my dress. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
5/17/2003
5.0/5.0
Nice shop in Fairfax. I was very happy with my dress. They had a good selection of dresses and bridesmaid dresses.
Nice shop in Fairfax. I was very happy with my dress. They had a good selection of dresses and bridesmaid dresses.
Nice shop in Fairfax. I was very happy with my dress. They had a good selection of dresses and bridesmaid dresses. Read less
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