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Ellie's Bridal Boutique

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

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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

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Ashley
Wedding:
11/12/2016
5.0/5.0
I've been to Ellie's twice now and said yes to the dress this passed weekend. I had the opportunity of working with Tammy most recently and she couldn't have been nicer! She was perfect in terms of making great suggestions and wasn't over powering. I had originally gone back in to try on the two dresses I loved the first time I went but found a few others that my bridesmaids and MOB and future mother in law wanted me to try on. I ended up falling in love with a dress I hadn't tried on before and Tammy was so helpful in the whole process! She was compassionate and truly knows what she's doing. I can't wait to go back (and hopefully have her as my stylist) when I show my Dad the dress!
I've been to Ellie's twice now and said yes to the dress this passed weekend. I had the opportunity of working with Tammy Read more...
I've been to Ellie's twice now and said yes to the dress this passed weekend. I had the opportunity of working with Tammy most recently and she couldn't have been nicer! She was perfect in terms of making great suggestions and wasn't over powering. I had originally gone back in to try on the two dresses I loved the first time I went but found a few others that my bridesmaids and MOB and future mother in law wanted me to try on. I ended up falling in love with a dress I hadn't tried on before and Tammy was so helpful in the whole process! She was compassionate and truly knows what she's doing. I can't wait to go back (and hopefully have her as my stylist) when I show my Dad the dress! Read less
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Anonymous
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Njeri
I recently purchased my wedding dress from Ellie's Bridal Boutique. Njeri assisted me, and I couldn't say enough wonderful things about her. Njeri was professional, and the most knowledgeable associate I've ever come across. The level of detail she knew about each designer was amazing. She really listened to my wants from a dress, and really pulled through. She wowed me, and best of all, never showed dresses above the budget, which really took the edge off. Thanks Njeri and Ellie's Bridal. :)
Njeri
I recently purchased my wedding dress from Ellie's Bridal Boutique. Njeri assisted me, and I couldn't say Read more...
Njeri
I recently purchased my wedding dress from Ellie's Bridal Boutique. Njeri assisted me, and I couldn't say enough wonderful things about her. Njeri was professional, and the most knowledgeable associate I've ever come across. The level of detail she knew about each designer was amazing. She really listened to my wants from a dress, and really pulled through. She wowed me, and best of all, never showed dresses above the budget, which really took the edge off. Thanks Njeri and Ellie's Bridal. :) Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
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5.0/5.0
I had appointments at 6 bridal boutiques in two days. Ellie's was my last appointment. I almost cancelled because I was leaning toward a Romona Keveza gown from another shop and was tired. I ended up having an amazing experience at Ellie's, finding my dress, and actually purchasing the least expensive dress I tried on. Tammi was my consultant. She was amazing. She had such positive energy. She listened to every pro/con about each dress, understood areas that were making me self conscious and ended up choosing the dress that will be my dress on the big day. I feel so good about the decision and know I will be working with a great team through alterations, veil choices, etc. I highly recommend.
I had appointments at 6 bridal boutiques in two days. Ellie's was my last appointment. I almost cancelled because I was Read more...
I had appointments at 6 bridal boutiques in two days. Ellie's was my last appointment. I almost cancelled because I was leaning toward a Romona Keveza gown from another shop and was tired. I ended up having an amazing experience at Ellie's, finding my dress, and actually purchasing the least expensive dress I tried on. Tammi was my consultant. She was amazing. She had such positive energy. She listened to every pro/con about each dress, understood areas that were making me self conscious and ended up choosing the dress that will be my dress on the big day. I feel so good about the decision and know I will be working with a great team through alterations, veil choices, etc. I highly recommend. Read less
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Alyson
Wedding:
9/3/2016
5.0/5.0
I bought my dress at Ellie's Bridal Boutique over the summer. I had a wonderful shopping experience. I was able to walk through the store and pick out any dresses that I wanted to try on, and the consultant I worked with (Njeri, who is AMAZING!) also picked out dresses based on my preferences that would look great on me and fit my style. They have an amazing selection of dresses, at very reasonable prices. It was an incredibly supportive environment to try on dresses in, and I felt no pressure whatsoever. I ended up coming back to purchase my dress when the designer was having a trunk show a few weeks later. They have great trunk shows come through!! Since my dress recently came in, the staff has been incredibly responsive and even assuaged my nervous bride fears by double checking something about my dress after I randomly got worried that it had been made the wrong way. I am looking forward to having my alterations done with Ellie's as well!!
I bought my dress at Ellie's Bridal Boutique over the summer. I had a wonderful shopping experience. I was able to walk Read more...
I bought my dress at Ellie's Bridal Boutique over the summer. I had a wonderful shopping experience. I was able to walk through the store and pick out any dresses that I wanted to try on, and the consultant I worked with (Njeri, who is AMAZING!) also picked out dresses based on my preferences that would look great on me and fit my style. They have an amazing selection of dresses, at very reasonable prices. It was an incredibly supportive environment to try on dresses in, and I felt no pressure whatsoever. I ended up coming back to purchase my dress when the designer was having a trunk show a few weeks later. They have great trunk shows come through!! Since my dress recently came in, the staff has been incredibly responsive and even assuaged my nervous bride fears by double checking something about my dress after I randomly got worried that it had been made the wrong way. I am looking forward to having my alterations done with Ellie's as well!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
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4.8/5.0
This was the first place I went dress shopping, and I was really nervous. I'd heard horror stories about the wedding dress shopping experience from friends (feeling sad about the sizes/not fitting into the samples.) My experience here was WONDERFUL! When I called to set the appointment up, they were really friendly on the phone (in contrast, another store kind of freaked me out and said "you actually don't have that much time!") They were able to get me in within a few days, and were really helpful, I had no idea what looked good on me or what style I wanted, and I got to try on a lot but they made sure I wasn't overwhelmed. I didn't even see/look at any sizes, it was great. They also are very upfront about price range, which is nice. Additionally, a few weeks later, I had gone somewhere else and wanted to re-try on my #1 pick at Ellie's for comparison - it was a Thursday afternoon, and I called and they said I could go right then. They squeezed me in, were really nice about it, and then when I chose my dress with them, they were able to just do my measurements right away. I would definitely recommend them to anyone.
This was the first place I went dress shopping, and I was really nervous. I'd heard horror stories about the wedding dress Read more...
This was the first place I went dress shopping, and I was really nervous. I'd heard horror stories about the wedding dress shopping experience from friends (feeling sad about the sizes/not fitting into the samples.) My experience here was WONDERFUL! When I called to set the appointment up, they were really friendly on the phone (in contrast, another store kind of freaked me out and said "you actually don't have that much time!") They were able to get me in within a few days, and were really helpful, I had no idea what looked good on me or what style I wanted, and I got to try on a lot but they made sure I wasn't overwhelmed. I didn't even see/look at any sizes, it was great. They also are very upfront about price range, which is nice. Additionally, a few weeks later, I had gone somewhere else and wanted to re-try on my #1 pick at Ellie's for comparison - it was a Thursday afternoon, and I called and they said I could go right then. They squeezed me in, were really nice about it, and then when I chose my dress with them, they were able to just do my measurements right away. I would definitely recommend them to anyone. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
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4.1/5.0
I purchased my wedding dress during the summer sample sale at Ellie's Bridal. While it was very hectic and I had to wait past my appointment for a dressing room, the team at Ellie's did everything they could to find the right dress for me, and they did! My wedding will be a destination location that I must fly to, and the Ellie's team helped my with packing the dress up to be stored (since it was a sample sale I took it home that day).
I purchased my wedding dress during the summer sample sale at Ellie's Bridal. While it was very hectic and I had to wait Read more...
I purchased my wedding dress during the summer sample sale at Ellie's Bridal. While it was very hectic and I had to wait past my appointment for a dressing room, the team at Ellie's did everything they could to find the right dress for me, and they did! My wedding will be a destination location that I must fly to, and the Ellie's team helped my with packing the dress up to be stored (since it was a sample sale I took it home that day). Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
4/9/2016
5.0/5.0
I LOVED my dress. I went to Ellie's Bridal with my mom and sister and tried on 5 dresses and found my dream dress! Their prices are great, it was nice to find a store near DC with prices in the $1000-$1500 range. They were great to work with and their alterations department did a fantastic job. I recommend this store and also highly recommend their sample sales! They will allow you to look and try on dresses without an appointment. I didn't buy a dress from the sample sale but it helped give me an idea of the styles I preferred. Great bridal boutique!!
I LOVED my dress. I went to Ellie's Bridal with my mom and sister and tried on 5 dresses and found my dream dress! Their Read more...
I LOVED my dress. I went to Ellie's Bridal with my mom and sister and tried on 5 dresses and found my dream dress! Their prices are great, it was nice to find a store near DC with prices in the $1000-$1500 range. They were great to work with and their alterations department did a fantastic job. I recommend this store and also highly recommend their sample sales! They will allow you to look and try on dresses without an appointment. I didn't buy a dress from the sample sale but it helped give me an idea of the styles I preferred. Great bridal boutique!! Read less
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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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Rachel
Wedding:
2/20/2016
5.0/5.0
I loved the experience I had at Ellie's Bridal! They were so professional and not pushy to get me to try on something that wasn't me. They have a great selection and let you do the browsing so it's easier to pick out exactly what you like. The alterations they did were also fantastic and made sure the dress looked perfect on me for my big day! I would definitely recommend them to anyone searching for a wedding dress!
I loved the experience I had at Ellie's Bridal! They were so professional and not pushy to get me to try on something that Read more...
I loved the experience I had at Ellie's Bridal! They were so professional and not pushy to get me to try on something that wasn't me. They have a great selection and let you do the browsing so it's easier to pick out exactly what you like. The alterations they did were also fantastic and made sure the dress looked perfect on me for my big day! I would definitely recommend them to anyone searching for a wedding dress! 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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