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Distinctive Designs Bridal

Rockville , MD
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15709 Crabbs Branch Way
Rockville, MD 20855 US (map)

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301-948-1833

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Dress & Attire

INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Veils

REVIEWS

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Elizabeth
Wedding:
10/13/2012
4.2/5.0
DD Bridal was the first and only bridal shop that we went to. I tried on about 15 dresses and went back the next day to buy my dress. Strapless, very plain, we added a sash and it was perfect. The staff for the most part is very nice and accommodating. I was very fortunate to have Ichelle (sp?) helping me with my dress. She is SO nice and provides great suggestions, really loved her and recommend her for fitting appointments. Returned for the accessories show, the older woman who helped me (unfortunately I don't know her name) was grumpy and seemed irritated with most things. She made a rude comment about trying to zip my dress all the way after I had asked her not to bother trying as I needed alterations and I knew the dress wasn't going to zip around my upper body. She insisted, though, and then complained how she hurt her finger trying to zip my dress. Rude and unnecessary, in my opinion. Ended up buying the sash and veil that day. Keep in mind there are NO returns or exchanges. Got home to realize she sold me a diamond white veil to go with my ivory dress?!? I ended up buying a nicer ivory veil from another vendor, but I am now stuck with a diamond white veil that will never be used. I was very disappoined that she didn't take the time to make sure she was choosing accessories that matched my dress, and if that service isn't provided and we are expected to make sure of this, then to please remind brides as we are new to all of this and don't always think of all these little details when we are in the moment of trying on veils for the first time. We did also buy bridesmaids dresses, no issues there. And we did use Yolanda for the alterations and that experience was mostly good, though I believe she is a little too busy sometimes. Overall my experience at DD Bridal was good.
DD Bridal was the first and only bridal shop that we went to. I tried on about 15 dresses and went back the next day to Read more...
DD Bridal was the first and only bridal shop that we went to. I tried on about 15 dresses and went back the next day to buy my dress. Strapless, very plain, we added a sash and it was perfect. The staff for the most part is very nice and accommodating. I was very fortunate to have Ichelle (sp?) helping me with my dress. She is SO nice and provides great suggestions, really loved her and recommend her for fitting appointments. Returned for the accessories show, the older woman who helped me (unfortunately I don't know her name) was grumpy and seemed irritated with most things. She made a rude comment about trying to zip my dress all the way after I had asked her not to bother trying as I needed alterations and I knew the dress wasn't going to zip around my upper body. She insisted, though, and then complained how she hurt her finger trying to zip my dress. Rude and unnecessary, in my opinion. Ended up buying the sash and veil that day. Keep in mind there are NO returns or exchanges. Got home to realize she sold me a diamond white veil to go with my ivory dress?!? I ended up buying a nicer ivory veil from another vendor, but I am now stuck with a diamond white veil that will never be used. I was very disappoined that she didn't take the time to make sure she was choosing accessories that matched my dress, and if that service isn't provided and we are expected to make sure of this, then to please remind brides as we are new to all of this and don't always think of all these little details when we are in the moment of trying on veils for the first time. We did also buy bridesmaids dresses, no issues there. And we did use Yolanda for the alterations and that experience was mostly good, though I believe she is a little too busy sometimes. Overall my experience at DD Bridal was good. Read less
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FallBride
Wedding:
10/12/2012
5.0/5.0
I had been to three or four places looking for dresses. I found DDB through WW and I could not have been happier!!!
The appointment went great and the consultant was very helpful. I found THE dress and we all loved it. I received several compliments on my dress on wedding day :D It was perfect!!!
I had been to three or four places looking for dresses. I found DDB through WW and I could not have been happier!!!
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I had been to three or four places looking for dresses. I found DDB through WW and I could not have been happier!!!
The appointment went great and the consultant was very helpful. I found THE dress and we all loved it. I received several compliments on my dress on wedding day :D It was perfect!!! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
9/22/2012
4.8/5.0
My bridal consultant was very helpful. She was actually the one that picked out my dress for me to try on that I ended up choosing!
My bridal consultant was very helpful. She was actually the one that picked out my dress for me to try on that I ended up Read more...
My bridal consultant was very helpful. She was actually the one that picked out my dress for me to try on that I ended up choosing! Read less
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Jamila & Clint
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
I worked with Iva and Itchelle who sold me my dream gown. Initially, I wanted a gown with lace. However, Iva convinced me to try something out of the box. From looking at the dress on rack I wasn't impressed, but once I got into it, I couldn't get out of the mirror. The dressed hugged me in all the right places. Itchelle worked with my budget and took $400 off of the price so that I could purchase my dream ball gown. On the day of the wedding as I walked around to every table, the two compliments I received the most was about the food and how stunning my dress was. When I look at the pics, I am still in love with my dress. Thank you for putting me in that dress. it fit right into my fairytale wedding!
I worked with Iva and Itchelle who sold me my dream gown. Initially, I wanted a gown with lace. However, Iva convinced me Read more...
I worked with Iva and Itchelle who sold me my dream gown. Initially, I wanted a gown with lace. However, Iva convinced me to try something out of the box. From looking at the dress on rack I wasn't impressed, but once I got into it, I couldn't get out of the mirror. The dressed hugged me in all the right places. Itchelle worked with my budget and took $400 off of the price so that I could purchase my dream ball gown. On the day of the wedding as I walked around to every table, the two compliments I received the most was about the food and how stunning my dress was. When I look at the pics, I am still in love with my dress. Thank you for putting me in that dress. it fit right into my fairytale wedding! Read less
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Rosalina
Wedding:
8/12/2012
5.0/5.0
Distinctive Bridal is a hidden treasure. I purchased my dress and it was absolutely beautiful!! Service was great and the sales are amazing!! Highly recommend this place.
Distinctive Bridal is a hidden treasure. I purchased my dress and it was absolutely beautiful!! Service was great and the Read more...
Distinctive Bridal is a hidden treasure. I purchased my dress and it was absolutely beautiful!! Service was great and the sales are amazing!! Highly recommend this place. Read less
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Erika
Wedding:
7/22/2012
5.0/5.0
I went to several different salons and preferred this one over all others. It was spacious, neat, organized, there was a huge variety of sizes and styles, and the staff were unpretentious, patient and kind. I didn't feel like there was pressure to make the sale.

When I found my dress I began to work with Yolanda, the in-house seamstress. She is an absolute sweetheart-saint, gem...the most patient and calm person on the planet :)
She transformed my dress into something more beautiful than I ever imagined. She met with me numerous times and made a last minute addition as well.

I hope to know her for years to come. I consider her to be one of the best at what she does...and her demeanor is incredible. What an asset!!!!

With much affection,
Erika Molinara
I went to several different salons and preferred this one over all others. It was spacious, neat, organized, there was a Read more...
I went to several different salons and preferred this one over all others. It was spacious, neat, organized, there was a huge variety of sizes and styles, and the staff were unpretentious, patient and kind. I didn't feel like there was pressure to make the sale.

When I found my dress I began to work with Yolanda, the in-house seamstress. She is an absolute sweetheart-saint, gem...the most patient and calm person on the planet :)
She transformed my dress into something more beautiful than I ever imagined. She met with me numerous times and made a last minute addition as well.

I hope to know her for years to come. I consider her to be one of the best at what she does...and her demeanor is incredible. What an asset!!!!

With much affection,
Erika Molinara Read less
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Alissa
Wedding:
6/23/2012
5.0/5.0
I loved working with Distinctive Designs Bridal. They were hands-down my favorite after going to a number of other places in the DC area -- definitely the least stressful and most fun place I went. They provided an amazing balance of:
1) Great customer service (I never felt rushed or pressured, had tons of help and yet was free to look on my own, and they were very patient when I couldn't decide and wanted to try something on a bunch of times),
2) A large and diverse selection of very nice dresses in a setting that is cute and nice, and
3) Great value (one of the most affordable places in the area, with a great sale room).

I especially loved that they have dresses in a range of sizes to try on -- a luxury possible because they do enough business to keep the selection current and moving through the store. As a petite person, this made a huge difference in finding the right dress for me, as I could actually see what something close to my size would look like on my figure. In the end, I bought the first dress I tried on -- a beautiful sample gown, already in my size, at a huge discount that was in impeccable shape.

Overall it was a great experience, especially for a low-key girl who wasn't sure she was into the whole dress shopping experience in the first place!
I loved working with Distinctive Designs Bridal. They were hands-down my favorite after going to a number of other places Read more...
I loved working with Distinctive Designs Bridal. They were hands-down my favorite after going to a number of other places in the DC area -- definitely the least stressful and most fun place I went. They provided an amazing balance of:
1) Great customer service (I never felt rushed or pressured, had tons of help and yet was free to look on my own, and they were very patient when I couldn't decide and wanted to try something on a bunch of times),
2) A large and diverse selection of very nice dresses in a setting that is cute and nice, and
3) Great value (one of the most affordable places in the area, with a great sale room).

I especially loved that they have dresses in a range of sizes to try on -- a luxury possible because they do enough business to keep the selection current and moving through the store. As a petite person, this made a huge difference in finding the right dress for me, as I could actually see what something close to my size would look like on my figure. In the end, I bought the first dress I tried on -- a beautiful sample gown, already in my size, at a huge discount that was in impeccable shape.

Overall it was a great experience, especially for a low-key girl who wasn't sure she was into the whole dress shopping experience in the first place! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/16/2012
4.6/5.0
I bought my dress here- a sample that was in impeccable shape. It's a small shop, but with a large selection of dresses. They are busy, but they give you the time you need, are helpful with what you are looking for, let you look at the dresses yourself and I got a great dress for a great price.
Their seamtress, Yolanda, also did a good job, although she's even busier than they are.
I bought my dress here- a sample that was in impeccable shape. It's a small shop, but with a large selection of dresses. Read more...
I bought my dress here- a sample that was in impeccable shape. It's a small shop, but with a large selection of dresses. They are busy, but they give you the time you need, are helpful with what you are looking for, let you look at the dresses yourself and I got a great dress for a great price.
Their seamtress, Yolanda, also did a good job, although she's even busier than they are. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
amazing place to get a beautiful and at the same time affordable dress, I bought an allure C170 gown from them and got so many compliments from everyone. I already had couple people asking me to borrow the dress for their own wedding! I recommended this salon to my friend this summer and she went there and found her Allure gown as well:)
amazing place to get a beautiful and at the same time affordable dress, I bought an allure C170 gown from them and got so Read more...
amazing place to get a beautiful and at the same time affordable dress, I bought an allure C170 gown from them and got so many compliments from everyone. I already had couple people asking me to borrow the dress for their own wedding! I recommended this salon to my friend this summer and she went there and found her Allure gown as well:) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Great selection of reasonably priced dresses, well organized and helpful but not pushy staff. I made an appointment here to try on gowns for the first time right when I started shopping. I didn't know what to expect from the whole experience, but it was not at all stressful and they pulled several dress styles to help me narrow down what I wanted. I ended up finding my dress that day, but didn't purchase it until a couple of days later - I like to think big decisions through and they were very understanding and said to come back when I was sure about my purchase rather than pressuring me to buy that day.

There is an independent seamstress that works out of the store, she is incredible and sweet, and her fees are reasonable. We ordered the bridesmaids dresses through the shop with no problems as all. I also bought my veil here and they have a selection of jewelery as well. They have been in business for a long time and I can see why they have a solid business without having to be flashy or pushy like some other shops around here. Would definitely recommend.
Great selection of reasonably priced dresses, well organized and helpful but not pushy staff. I made an appointment here Read more...
Great selection of reasonably priced dresses, well organized and helpful but not pushy staff. I made an appointment here to try on gowns for the first time right when I started shopping. I didn't know what to expect from the whole experience, but it was not at all stressful and they pulled several dress styles to help me narrow down what I wanted. I ended up finding my dress that day, but didn't purchase it until a couple of days later - I like to think big decisions through and they were very understanding and said to come back when I was sure about my purchase rather than pressuring me to buy that day.

There is an independent seamstress that works out of the store, she is incredible and sweet, and her fees are reasonable. We ordered the bridesmaids dresses through the shop with no problems as all. I also bought my veil here and they have a selection of jewelery as well. They have been in business for a long time and I can see why they have a solid business without having to be flashy or pushy like some other shops around here. Would definitely recommend. Read less
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