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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.

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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Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Flower Girls, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
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, Sample Gowns, Shoes, 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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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
3.5/5.0
I was very happy with the selection Ellie's Bridal had to offer compared to some of the other smaller bridal shops in Northern Virginia. They even had two different rooms of dresses with different price points so you weren't worried about going over budget. When I went in to try on dresses for the first time, the attendant I was with moved back and forth from the front counter to my dressing room so I had to wait on her to zip me in and tie the back for all the dresses. Ellie's does alterations in shop, but the seamstress was more committed to what worked with the dress than what worked with the bride. I wanted off the shoulder sleeves added but she told me, no should couldn't do it, when other shops said yes. Overall, very pleased with the dresses here, could have stepped up a little bit on the service.
I was very happy with the selection Ellie's Bridal had to offer compared to some of the other smaller bridal shops in Read more...
I was very happy with the selection Ellie's Bridal had to offer compared to some of the other smaller bridal shops in Northern Virginia. They even had two different rooms of dresses with different price points so you weren't worried about going over budget. When I went in to try on dresses for the first time, the attendant I was with moved back and forth from the front counter to my dressing room so I had to wait on her to zip me in and tie the back for all the dresses. Ellie's does alterations in shop, but the seamstress was more committed to what worked with the dress than what worked with the bride. I wanted off the shoulder sleeves added but she told me, no should couldn't do it, when other shops said yes. Overall, very pleased with the dresses here, could have stepped up a little bit on the service. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
1.0/5.0
NOT A PLACE FOR BRIDES OVER A SIZE 8. This low rating is not because they don't cater to plus size brides, but because they are inconsiderate and care more about making a sale than how they make a potential customer feel. I came across the shop when searching for a dress online. They are a retailer for a designer that I liked, so I went to their website and submitted a contact form. I included my size and specifically asked if they actually carried sample sizes that I could try on. I'd rather not their time or my own. I received a prompt reply that they indeed would have dresses that I could try. I have been at a number of other bridal salons and have had nothing but positive experiences until my visit to Ellie's Bridal. When I arrived for my appointment, I was told that they did not have any sample sizes that could try, but if I see something that I like, I could order it. I browsed for 5 minutes and became more upset by the minute. I decided to leave. There is absolutely no way that I would order my wedding dress without having an opportunity to try it on. Especially not when I have gone to other bridal salons in the area that carry sample sizes for plus size brides. Again, I am not upset because they don't carry a sample size for me. I am disturbed that they would respond to my very specific question and have me come into the store only to find out that they were untruthful and just wanted me to come in so that they could attempt to sell me a dress that I cannot even try on! So disappointing. This was honestly the first negative experience that I've had in all of my wedding planning so far. What a disappointment!
NOT A PLACE FOR BRIDES OVER A SIZE 8. This low rating is not because they don't cater to plus size brides, but because Read more...
NOT A PLACE FOR BRIDES OVER A SIZE 8. This low rating is not because they don't cater to plus size brides, but because they are inconsiderate and care more about making a sale than how they make a potential customer feel. I came across the shop when searching for a dress online. They are a retailer for a designer that I liked, so I went to their website and submitted a contact form. I included my size and specifically asked if they actually carried sample sizes that I could try on. I'd rather not their time or my own. I received a prompt reply that they indeed would have dresses that I could try. I have been at a number of other bridal salons and have had nothing but positive experiences until my visit to Ellie's Bridal. When I arrived for my appointment, I was told that they did not have any sample sizes that could try, but if I see something that I like, I could order it. I browsed for 5 minutes and became more upset by the minute. I decided to leave. There is absolutely no way that I would order my wedding dress without having an opportunity to try it on. Especially not when I have gone to other bridal salons in the area that carry sample sizes for plus size brides. Again, I am not upset because they don't carry a sample size for me. I am disturbed that they would respond to my very specific question and have me come into the store only to find out that they were untruthful and just wanted me to come in so that they could attempt to sell me a dress that I cannot even try on! So disappointing. This was honestly the first negative experience that I've had in all of my wedding planning so far. What a disappointment! Read less
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Kendall
Wedding:
5/20/2017
5.0/5.0
I loved my experience! They made me feel so comfortable and were not pushy at all! They helped me find the dress of my dreams for my big day (:
I loved my experience! They made me feel so comfortable and were not pushy at all! They helped me find the dress of my Read more...
I loved my experience! They made me feel so comfortable and were not pushy at all! They helped me find the dress of my dreams for my big day (: Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I was really nervous going into the whole dress shopping experience but the gals at Ellie's made me feel at ease. I was able to let them know the styles I liked and they helped gather a few but I was also able to go out myself to find my dress. To say the least, I said yes to the dress.
I was really nervous going into the whole dress shopping experience but the gals at Ellie's made me feel at ease. I was Read more...
I was really nervous going into the whole dress shopping experience but the gals at Ellie's made me feel at ease. I was able to let them know the styles I liked and they helped gather a few but I was also able to go out myself to find my dress. To say the least, I said yes to the dress. Read less
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Allyson
Wedding:
12/10/2016
5.0/5.0
Ellie's was only the second bridal store I went to, but the difference between the two stores was night and day. Whereas at the other store I felt like just a dollar sign, Ellie's consultants were attentive, energetic, and just as excited to help me find my bridal gown as I was! I actually met our day-of-coordinator while shopping there! During my appointment, I tried on a ton of different styles and even went back and forth between two stores. Ellie's never made me feel like I was in a constrained timeframe to choose a dress, and by the end of the day I ended up with a beautiful gown there! Ellie's also took care of tailoring and cleaning the dress and did a beautiful job—they were flexible on scheduling and were very thorough in all of the work done on the dress. The prices for both dress and tailoring were also very fair. I also got my bridesmaids dresses at Ellie's which was great! We had a blast trying on dresses at the store, and Ellie's accommodated our large group in one day. They offered a significant discount to my bridesmaids, and when there was a hiccup with one of the dresses they were responsive and quick to come up with a solution--to the point of tailoring a dress and delivering it to our venue in 24 hours. We absolutely loved working with Ellie's through the whole process!
Ellie's was only the second bridal store I went to, but the difference between the two stores was night and day. Whereas Read more...
Ellie's was only the second bridal store I went to, but the difference between the two stores was night and day. Whereas at the other store I felt like just a dollar sign, Ellie's consultants were attentive, energetic, and just as excited to help me find my bridal gown as I was! I actually met our day-of-coordinator while shopping there! During my appointment, I tried on a ton of different styles and even went back and forth between two stores. Ellie's never made me feel like I was in a constrained timeframe to choose a dress, and by the end of the day I ended up with a beautiful gown there! Ellie's also took care of tailoring and cleaning the dress and did a beautiful job—they were flexible on scheduling and were very thorough in all of the work done on the dress. The prices for both dress and tailoring were also very fair. I also got my bridesmaids dresses at Ellie's which was great! We had a blast trying on dresses at the store, and Ellie's accommodated our large group in one day. They offered a significant discount to my bridesmaids, and when there was a hiccup with one of the dresses they were responsive and quick to come up with a solution--to the point of tailoring a dress and delivering it to our venue in 24 hours. We absolutely loved working with Ellie's through the whole process! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
12/10/2016
4.9/5.0
I went to Ellie's Bridal first because they had kind of designer I wanted (Stella York). Right away the associate (Taylor) was extremely helpful and listened to what kind of dress we were looking for. What I really appreciated is that she stuck to dresses that were under budget and did not try to make me go over the budget. In the end on a whim she picked out a dress that wasn't at all what I described wanted and that dress ended up to be my wedding dress!!!! Trust their judgement! I highly recommend Ellie's. I had a fantastic experience!
I went to Ellie's Bridal first because they had kind of designer I wanted (Stella York). Right away the associate (Taylor) Read more...
I went to Ellie's Bridal first because they had kind of designer I wanted (Stella York). Right away the associate (Taylor) was extremely helpful and listened to what kind of dress we were looking for. What I really appreciated is that she stuck to dresses that were under budget and did not try to make me go over the budget. In the end on a whim she picked out a dress that wasn't at all what I described wanted and that dress ended up to be my wedding dress!!!! Trust their judgement! I highly recommend Ellie's. I had a fantastic experience! Read less
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Cathy
Wedding:
12/3/2016
5.0/5.0
After visiting four different salons, this was the place where I finally found my perfect wedding dress! I had a really great experience at the store. The salesperson was very helpful and choose a variety of dresses for me to try on. She also let us browse the store on our own and pick out a few other options. I decided to have some custom elements added to the dress and the seamstress did an absolutely amazing job. The prices are great. I would definitely recommend the store to anyone looking for a bridal dress!
After visiting four different salons, this was the place where I finally found my perfect wedding dress! I had a really Read more...
After visiting four different salons, this was the place where I finally found my perfect wedding dress! I had a really great experience at the store. The salesperson was very helpful and choose a variety of dresses for me to try on. She also let us browse the store on our own and pick out a few other options. I decided to have some custom elements added to the dress and the seamstress did an absolutely amazing job. The prices are great. I would definitely recommend the store to anyone looking for a bridal dress! Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
11/19/2016
5.0/5.0
My experience at Ellie's has been amazing from the moment I started looking at dresses, to my final fitting just this past week! They have a wide variety of unique dresses, and helped me pick a dress that fit me and my personality perfectly! They care about their brides and want to make sure everything is perfect! Would highly recommend Ellie's Bridal Boutique to Brides in the area!
My experience at Ellie's has been amazing from the moment I started looking at dresses, to my final fitting just this past Read more...
My experience at Ellie's has been amazing from the moment I started looking at dresses, to my final fitting just this past week! They have a wide variety of unique dresses, and helped me pick a dress that fit me and my personality perfectly! They care about their brides and want to make sure everything is perfect! Would highly recommend Ellie's Bridal Boutique to Brides in the area! Read less
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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
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.3/5.0
I highly recommend booking your appointment with Ellie. She helped me find my dress just 3 months out. For alterations, Sheri was great to work with. I felt like she understood what I wanted and made sure that I was pleased.
I highly recommend booking your appointment with Ellie. She helped me find my dress just 3 months out. For alterations, Read more...
I highly recommend booking your appointment with Ellie. She helped me find my dress just 3 months out. For alterations, Sheri was great to work with. I felt like she understood what I wanted and made sure that I was pleased. Read less
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