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Ellie's Bridal Boutique

Alexandria , VA
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225 N. Washington Steet
Alexandria, VA 22314 US (map)

PHONE

703-683-8697

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ABOUT US

Whether you want to your look to be vintage, modern, simple or glamorous, Ellie's Bridal Boutique is bound to have something that suits your taste. We specialize in wide selections of... Read more
Whether you want to your look to be vintage, modern, simple or glamorous, Ellie's Bridal Boutique is bound to have something that suits your taste. We specialize in wide selections of social occasion gowns and bridal attire, as well as tuxedo rental and all wedding accessories. Custom alteration, shoe dying, and gown cleaning and preservation services are also offered at a professional level.

Established by Ellie herself in 1996, Ellie's Bridal Boutique is a full-service bridal salon located in Alexandria, Virginia, right in the heart of Old Town. Our goal is not only to help you find your dream dress, but to offer a casual, comfortable atmosphere that is warm and down-to-earth. At Ellie’s, we believe that being free to touch and browse our lines allows for the optimum bridal shopping experience.

We take great pride in the quality of our service and relationships with our clientele, with most of our brides being referrals from other happy customers. Our store is staffed by professional consultants, whose experience and dedication ensure a smooth, hassle-free (and even fun!) purchasing experience from start to finish. Friendly, caring professionals create just the right atmosphere for buying a wedding gown, prom dress, or any other special occasion attire.

You can now find us on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter! Get previews into current and next season's collections, participate in discussions, and receive tips and deals exclusive only to our followers. Even view photos of other customers and their dresses, and later share your own.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please feel free to give us a call during our regular business hours. Read less
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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
Which of the following services do you provide??
Alterations, Appointments Only, Cleaning, Preservation, Sample Sales, Trunk Shows
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Belts, Bridal Gowns, Formal Gowns, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Plus Size Gowns, Sample Gowns, Shoes, Tuxedo Rentals, Veils
What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown? (select one)
Less than 6 months, 6-8 months, 9-11 months, 12+ months
How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
Annually, Monthly, Seasonally
What is your return policy?
Final Sale

REVIEWS

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Anastasia
Wedding:
4/2/2016
4.2/5.0
I went to Ellie's on two separate occassions. The first time, I made an appointment on a weekday evening for a 1-hour slot, and the second time, I came in as a walk in for their sample sale. On the whole, both visits were great.
During the first visit, there were only 2 people running the shop. There are only 2 dressing rooms in the main room and 2 in the smaller room off to the side. Not a lot of room, but there was only 1 bride there besides me. The ladies were very very sweet and accomodating. I loved their dress selection and found a ton of dresses that I liked...and as a result definitely ended up staying way later than I thought I would--I think that I was there for closer to 2 hours. The consultants were very patient with me and never rushed me out (they did not have another appointment--I wouldn't have overstayed my visit otherwise :) ). I did not purchase a dress at that point, but I never felt any pressure.

For their sample sale, I came in as a walk in. This time, I was more on my own in terms of picking out dresses, but there was still a consultant who stopped by every once in a while to help me get into a dress, clip it, etc. They were much more firm about the 1-hour time limit this time, but I was still able to try on a lot of discounted dresses (and ultimately find my dress). They were also very helpful about taking photographs of my in my two final gown choices to send to my MOH to help me pick (I was shopping alone).

All in all, I had a great experience and would recommend them for their customer service, their pretty boutique, their selection of gowns, and the great discount I got at their sample sale.
I went to Ellie's on two separate occassions. The first time, I made an appointment on a weekday evening for a 1-hour Read more...
I went to Ellie's on two separate occassions. The first time, I made an appointment on a weekday evening for a 1-hour slot, and the second time, I came in as a walk in for their sample sale. On the whole, both visits were great.
During the first visit, there were only 2 people running the shop. There are only 2 dressing rooms in the main room and 2 in the smaller room off to the side. Not a lot of room, but there was only 1 bride there besides me. The ladies were very very sweet and accomodating. I loved their dress selection and found a ton of dresses that I liked...and as a result definitely ended up staying way later than I thought I would--I think that I was there for closer to 2 hours. The consultants were very patient with me and never rushed me out (they did not have another appointment--I wouldn't have overstayed my visit otherwise :) ). I did not purchase a dress at that point, but I never felt any pressure.

For their sample sale, I came in as a walk in. This time, I was more on my own in terms of picking out dresses, but there was still a consultant who stopped by every once in a while to help me get into a dress, clip it, etc. They were much more firm about the 1-hour time limit this time, but I was still able to try on a lot of discounted dresses (and ultimately find my dress). They were also very helpful about taking photographs of my in my two final gown choices to send to my MOH to help me pick (I was shopping alone).

All in all, I had a great experience and would recommend them for their customer service, their pretty boutique, their selection of gowns, and the great discount I got at their sample sale. Read less
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brittany
Wedding:
1/2/2016
5.0/5.0
i went dress shopping on Saturday , i had an amazing time! i was worried about not being able to find something in my price range however Allison was amazing at helping me find dresses as well as clipping me and she was just great . got to try on veil and everything to see how the whole look with turn out :)
i went dress shopping on Saturday , i had an amazing time! i was worried about not being able to find something in my Read more...
i went dress shopping on Saturday , i had an amazing time! i was worried about not being able to find something in my price range however Allison was amazing at helping me find dresses as well as clipping me and she was just great . got to try on veil and everything to see how the whole look with turn out :) Read less
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Johanna
Wedding:
11/14/2015
4.4/5.0
I went to this bridal boutique for dress shopping. Their Justin Alexander selection is amazing!! The attendant I worked with was beyond phenomenal. I was very unsure that I had found my dress, and she kept bringing me other options. It was such a pleasure working with her, as she was very patient and helpful!! I ended up finding my dress at another shop, but the attendant here made such a great impression on me, that I came back to choose a veil because I wanted to give them some business!! I definitely found the perfect veil at this boutique, and it was a pleasure to come back. When my veil came in they didn't call, and when I followed up they told me it was in. I went down to the shop to pick it up, and they couldn't find it for about 30-45 minutes - but then they found it!! I'm guessing that experience is not the norm, but just wanted to mention it. All in all, I would definitely recommend this place.
I went to this bridal boutique for dress shopping. Their Justin Alexander selection is amazing!! The attendant I worked Read more...
I went to this bridal boutique for dress shopping. Their Justin Alexander selection is amazing!! The attendant I worked with was beyond phenomenal. I was very unsure that I had found my dress, and she kept bringing me other options. It was such a pleasure working with her, as she was very patient and helpful!! I ended up finding my dress at another shop, but the attendant here made such a great impression on me, that I came back to choose a veil because I wanted to give them some business!! I definitely found the perfect veil at this boutique, and it was a pleasure to come back. When my veil came in they didn't call, and when I followed up they told me it was in. I went down to the shop to pick it up, and they couldn't find it for about 30-45 minutes - but then they found it!! I'm guessing that experience is not the norm, but just wanted to mention it. All in all, I would definitely recommend this place. Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/26/2015
4.5/5.0
I tried on dresses this past weekend at Ellie's bridal because I had read some pretty amazing reviews on weddingwire and some other sites. They did not disappoint! I worked with Allison and she was great! She helped when I needed her to but also gave me my space and let me take the time to learn what I wanted! It was my first time dress shopping so I needed to try on a lot of different dresses. She was also so attentive to what I liked about each dress and would help me find others that fit my style. By the end of my appointment, we had the perfect one!! The only reason I'm not giving them a 5 is because they were slightly out of my $1,500 budget. But I know for many brides, that isn't an issue so overall I thought my experience was AMAZING!
I tried on dresses this past weekend at Ellie's bridal because I had read some pretty amazing reviews on weddingwire and Read more...
I tried on dresses this past weekend at Ellie's bridal because I had read some pretty amazing reviews on weddingwire and some other sites. They did not disappoint! I worked with Allison and she was great! She helped when I needed her to but also gave me my space and let me take the time to learn what I wanted! It was my first time dress shopping so I needed to try on a lot of different dresses. She was also so attentive to what I liked about each dress and would help me find others that fit my style. By the end of my appointment, we had the perfect one!! The only reason I'm not giving them a 5 is because they were slightly out of my $1,500 budget. But I know for many brides, that isn't an issue so overall I thought my experience was AMAZING! Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
8/1/2015
5.0/5.0
LOVED getting my wedding dress through them! They were very respectful of my budget and were very in tune with what style of dress I wanted. Other bridal shops had me try on a bunch of dresses that I did not like at all and kept insisting that I buy those dresses. Ellie's Bridal Boutique never made me feel pressured into buying a dress and they were respectful of my budget! They let me come in as many times as I wanted until I picked the dress and they even let me come in after to try it on again! They have a great wedding dress collection and had some of the most beautiful dresses in the area!
LOVED getting my wedding dress through them! They were very respectful of my budget and were very in tune with what style Read more...
LOVED getting my wedding dress through them! They were very respectful of my budget and were very in tune with what style of dress I wanted. Other bridal shops had me try on a bunch of dresses that I did not like at all and kept insisting that I buy those dresses. Ellie's Bridal Boutique never made me feel pressured into buying a dress and they were respectful of my budget! They let me come in as many times as I wanted until I picked the dress and they even let me come in after to try it on again! They have a great wedding dress collection and had some of the most beautiful dresses in the area! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
7/25/2015
4.8/5.0
I worked with Kristy who quickly found dresses that I loved. She was so helpful, honest, and made the whole experience of finding a dress fun. I bought a dress from their sample sale and they kindly negotiated on price since the dress I bought was off the rack. My bridesmaids are getting their dresses from there too and they offer a discount if you buy your wedding dress there. I would definitely recommend Ellie's!
I worked with Kristy who quickly found dresses that I loved. She was so helpful, honest, and made the whole experience of Read more...
I worked with Kristy who quickly found dresses that I loved. She was so helpful, honest, and made the whole experience of finding a dress fun. I bought a dress from their sample sale and they kindly negotiated on price since the dress I bought was off the rack. My bridesmaids are getting their dresses from there too and they offer a discount if you buy your wedding dress there. I would definitely recommend Ellie's! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
7/25/2015
4.9/5.0
My experience at Ellie's was great! My initial appointment was with Susana, and she was very friendly and approachable. She never made me feel like I HAD to make a decision at that moment, which was awesome since I can be indecisive at times. I purchased the dress a couple weeks after my initial appointment, during their sample sale. Even when it came to purchasing a belt for my dress, she never made me feel pressured. She was very accommodating when I said I would think about it, gave me the style number, and left it at that. Alterations were a breeze, and they were very flexible with scheduling. Everything came out perfect.
My experience at Ellie's was great! My initial appointment was with Susana, and she was very friendly and approachable. Read more...
My experience at Ellie's was great! My initial appointment was with Susana, and she was very friendly and approachable. She never made me feel like I HAD to make a decision at that moment, which was awesome since I can be indecisive at times. I purchased the dress a couple weeks after my initial appointment, during their sample sale. Even when it came to purchasing a belt for my dress, she never made me feel pressured. She was very accommodating when I said I would think about it, gave me the style number, and left it at that. Alterations were a breeze, and they were very flexible with scheduling. Everything came out perfect. Read less
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maria
Wedding:
6/27/2015
4.4/5.0
I originally bought a dress here but was unhappy with my choice. Susannah let me put my deposit toward a different dress, which so wonderful of her. She was fabulous throughout the whole process of choosing another dress and the several alteration appointments.

I was a bit disappointed in the alterations department, as I was told my dress would be ready at a certain time, and when I came in for it, it was not ready, and then when they brought it to me to try on, they had not done all that they were supposed to do on it (repair some beading) so I had to wait longer for them to do that.

But all in all, this was a very good experience and I would recommend this shop. Thank you Susannah. You are the best!
I originally bought a dress here but was unhappy with my choice. Susannah let me put my deposit toward a different dress, Read more...
I originally bought a dress here but was unhappy with my choice. Susannah let me put my deposit toward a different dress, which so wonderful of her. She was fabulous throughout the whole process of choosing another dress and the several alteration appointments.

I was a bit disappointed in the alterations department, as I was told my dress would be ready at a certain time, and when I came in for it, it was not ready, and then when they brought it to me to try on, they had not done all that they were supposed to do on it (repair some beading) so I had to wait longer for them to do that.

But all in all, this was a very good experience and I would recommend this shop. Thank you Susannah. You are the best! Read less
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allison
Wedding:
6/6/2015
4.9/5.0
Overall, my experience with Ellie's was wonderful. While there were a few hiccups, and in the beginning I had to stay on them about updates, once we started to work with Christi (the shop manager), she made it 100x better! She is incredible, if you find yourself upset about anything with your dress/experience, go to her! She is the sweetest and most professional manager I have ever met at any store and she WILL make things happen. I could go on and on about how much we loved her! I loved my dress as well, SO much, they made it fit me perfectly, with an extra fitting or two to make it work for me! I dealt with some weight issues right at the end, and had to let my dress out more then I had originally thought, but they made it fit me comfortably and perfectly. :)
Overall, my experience with Ellie's was wonderful. While there were a few hiccups, and in the beginning I had to stay on Read more...
Overall, my experience with Ellie's was wonderful. While there were a few hiccups, and in the beginning I had to stay on them about updates, once we started to work with Christi (the shop manager), she made it 100x better! She is incredible, if you find yourself upset about anything with your dress/experience, go to her! She is the sweetest and most professional manager I have ever met at any store and she WILL make things happen. I could go on and on about how much we loved her! I loved my dress as well, SO much, they made it fit me perfectly, with an extra fitting or two to make it work for me! I dealt with some weight issues right at the end, and had to let my dress out more then I had originally thought, but they made it fit me comfortably and perfectly. :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I bought my dress here after almost a year engaged. I was beyond thrilled with their service and am so excited for my first fitting in a few months! They are very personal and caring, they even sent me a card after I got my dress. Love them love them love them!
I bought my dress here after almost a year engaged. I was beyond thrilled with their service and am so excited for my Read more...
I bought my dress here after almost a year engaged. I was beyond thrilled with their service and am so excited for my first fitting in a few months! They are very personal and caring, they even sent me a card after I got my dress. Love them love them love them! Read less
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