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Bridal Closet

Vienna , VA

LOCATION

145 Church Street NW
Vienna, VA US 22180 (map)
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gobucks00
Wedding:
7/31/2010
4.8/5.0
I had a great time trying on dresses at the Bridal Closet. The store is a closet, but they have a very knowledgeable staff and the best dresses. On my second visit we were able to narrow it down from 4 to 1.

You may have to call more than a week ahead of time for a weekend appointment, esp in January. I had the best times there during the week in the early afternoon.

Their seamstress did a great job with all 15 of my bustles. The dress was perfect!
I had a great time trying on dresses at the Bridal Closet. The store is a closet, but they have a very knowledgeable staff Read more...
I had a great time trying on dresses at the Bridal Closet. The store is a closet, but they have a very knowledgeable staff and the best dresses. On my second visit we were able to narrow it down from 4 to 1.

You may have to call more than a week ahead of time for a weekend appointment, esp in January. I had the best times there during the week in the early afternoon.

Their seamstress did a great job with all 15 of my bustles. The dress was perfect! Read less
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Susie
Wedding:
10/18/2008
4.6/5.0
Bridal Closet is a small shop which made it a lot less overwhelming when I was trying on dresses. I managed to find a gorgeous designer dress that fit perfectly so they gave me an additional discount for buying it off the rack. The alterations ended up being a lot more than they had initially estimated, but that was partially because they didn't think I would need to get it hemmed and then when I did, it was really expensive because the dress had several layers. I could have bought higher heels to avoid getting it hemmed, but I had already had my shoes custom colored to match my bridesmaid dresses and I was nervous about having anything too high. The salespeople were extremely friendly and responsive. The alterations were quick and high quality. Overall it was still a good deal for a designer dress that looked gorgeous and fit perfectly!
Bridal Closet is a small shop which made it a lot less overwhelming when I was trying on dresses. I managed to find a Read more...
Bridal Closet is a small shop which made it a lot less overwhelming when I was trying on dresses. I managed to find a gorgeous designer dress that fit perfectly so they gave me an additional discount for buying it off the rack. The alterations ended up being a lot more than they had initially estimated, but that was partially because they didn't think I would need to get it hemmed and then when I did, it was really expensive because the dress had several layers. I could have bought higher heels to avoid getting it hemmed, but I had already had my shoes custom colored to match my bridesmaid dresses and I was nervous about having anything too high. The salespeople were extremely friendly and responsive. The alterations were quick and high quality. Overall it was still a good deal for a designer dress that looked gorgeous and fit perfectly! Read less
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Roslynn
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.7/5.0
I found my dress after visitng MANY shops. What made me most excited about this event is that they gave me 20% off my purchase by taking the dress off the rack. It was and old "model" and they needed to make room for new inventory. Good thing I was a size 10! I am glad that they keep their sizing dresses in good condition and that they offer brides an opportunity to save a few dollars here and there! Store is small, but cozy.
I found my dress after visitng MANY shops. What made me most excited about this event is that they gave me 20% off my Read more...
I found my dress after visitng MANY shops. What made me most excited about this event is that they gave me 20% off my purchase by taking the dress off the rack. It was and old "model" and they needed to make room for new inventory. Good thing I was a size 10! I am glad that they keep their sizing dresses in good condition and that they offer brides an opportunity to save a few dollars here and there! Store is small, but cozy. Read less
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ColoradoBride
Wedding:
6/21/2008
3.6/5.0
I had a mixed experience at the Bridal Closet. I bought my dress there, in VA, because my parents live out there. However, that meant I had to schedule fittings and alterations around when I was able to come to town. Picking out the dress was great! Yannina, the owner, spent several hours with me, my mom and my sister on two separate occasions, letting me try on almost everything in the store (or so it seemed. :) She had a knack for figuring out personality and style sense quickly - after the first 5 or so gowns she showed me, I either liked or loved almost everything else she brought out! It was hard to choose, although ultimately the right gown popped out at us and we all fell in love. Yannina was helpful in ordering the gown, sizing, hemline, etc. as well. However, once the gown was delivered to her store and it was time for me to come in for my final fittings, communication broke down. I was unable to get ahold of a person on the phone at the shop, and my appointment times were mixed up. At one point my mom and I had to wait outside the store for over an hour past our scheduled appointment time because Yannina had not told the employee we HAD an appointment. My mom was furious and it almost ruined my fitting. Thankfully, the store employee and the seamstress were so good that it was worth it in the end. My dress was stunning and it fit perfectly. So if you live in the area and have some flexibility in scheduling, go for it! If you live out of state, you might want to look for someone closer to home.
I had a mixed experience at the Bridal Closet. I bought my dress there, in VA, because my parents live out there. However, Read more...
I had a mixed experience at the Bridal Closet. I bought my dress there, in VA, because my parents live out there. However, that meant I had to schedule fittings and alterations around when I was able to come to town. Picking out the dress was great! Yannina, the owner, spent several hours with me, my mom and my sister on two separate occasions, letting me try on almost everything in the store (or so it seemed. :) She had a knack for figuring out personality and style sense quickly - after the first 5 or so gowns she showed me, I either liked or loved almost everything else she brought out! It was hard to choose, although ultimately the right gown popped out at us and we all fell in love. Yannina was helpful in ordering the gown, sizing, hemline, etc. as well. However, once the gown was delivered to her store and it was time for me to come in for my final fittings, communication broke down. I was unable to get ahold of a person on the phone at the shop, and my appointment times were mixed up. At one point my mom and I had to wait outside the store for over an hour past our scheduled appointment time because Yannina had not told the employee we HAD an appointment. My mom was furious and it almost ruined my fitting. Thankfully, the store employee and the seamstress were so good that it was worth it in the end. My dress was stunning and it fit perfectly. So if you live in the area and have some flexibility in scheduling, go for it! If you live out of state, you might want to look for someone closer to home. Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
12/1/2007
4.8/5.0
I used the Bridal Closet to have my french bustle and sleeves altered. Comparing their prices to others in the area, they offer a wonderful value. I ended up using the Bridal Closet to steam out my dress and also to repair/preserve it after the wedding!
I used the Bridal Closet to have my french bustle and sleeves altered. Comparing their prices to others in the area, they Read more...
I used the Bridal Closet to have my french bustle and sleeves altered. Comparing their prices to others in the area, they offer a wonderful value. I ended up using the Bridal Closet to steam out my dress and also to repair/preserve it after the wedding! Read less
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Jenny
Wedding:
9/22/2007
3.7/5.0
The Bridal Closet was one of the first places I went, and it ended up being the one -- after many visits to other shops. I liked the lady that worked there (she wasn't the owner, but the assistant). She was very sweet and personal. And the place is small, so I liked that. I hated going into those big stores with an overwhelming amount of dresses to try on. I liked the dress on display, so after three more visits, I finally decided to buy it. It was on clearance so I got it for $444. Since it was on display, straps were a little dirty underneath and I realize now that I should've asked them to clean it. I ended up gently cleaning it myself with some soap. My experience so far has been great. However, I go back to get an estimate for the alteration and they quote me a price that is double what they estimated it would be when I bought it. This, of course, is an outside lady that comes in once a week. I said absolutely not and went off to find another place for a much better price. The only thing that was very unprofessional about it was that the seamstress called me a few days later and offered to do it directly through her for a slightly cheaper price. I didn't end up calling her back because I thought that was very sneaky of her and therefore couldn't trust her. Overall, I liked the store for its size and price.
The Bridal Closet was one of the first places I went, and it ended up being the one -- after many visits to other shops. I Read more...
The Bridal Closet was one of the first places I went, and it ended up being the one -- after many visits to other shops. I liked the lady that worked there (she wasn't the owner, but the assistant). She was very sweet and personal. And the place is small, so I liked that. I hated going into those big stores with an overwhelming amount of dresses to try on. I liked the dress on display, so after three more visits, I finally decided to buy it. It was on clearance so I got it for $444. Since it was on display, straps were a little dirty underneath and I realize now that I should've asked them to clean it. I ended up gently cleaning it myself with some soap. My experience so far has been great. However, I go back to get an estimate for the alteration and they quote me a price that is double what they estimated it would be when I bought it. This, of course, is an outside lady that comes in once a week. I said absolutely not and went off to find another place for a much better price. The only thing that was very unprofessional about it was that the seamstress called me a few days later and offered to do it directly through her for a slightly cheaper price. I didn't end up calling her back because I thought that was very sneaky of her and therefore couldn't trust her. Overall, I liked the store for its size and price. Read less
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Susan
Wedding:
10/21/2006
5.0/5.0
Suzy who ran the Bridal Closet at the time was great and very helpful. The atmosphere was very cozy. Although there wasn't a huge selection, there was a good variety at a good price.
Suzy who ran the Bridal Closet at the time was great and very helpful. The atmosphere was very cozy. Although there wasn't Read more...
Suzy who ran the Bridal Closet at the time was great and very helpful. The atmosphere was very cozy. Although there wasn't a huge selection, there was a good variety at a good price. Read less
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Donna
Wedding:
5/6/2006
4.8/5.0
I got my Maggie Sottero at Bridal Closet. They were so patient with me trying on a ton of dresses before I found "the one".
I got my Maggie Sottero at Bridal Closet. They were so patient with me trying on a ton of dresses before I found "the Read more...
I got my Maggie Sottero at Bridal Closet. They were so patient with me trying on a ton of dresses before I found "the one". Read less
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