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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
What accessories do you provide?
Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
Appointments are required and last one
Do you carry new or once worn gowns?
We have a selection of both new and sample-worn gowns.
How often do you receive new dresses?
We have a steady stream of new pieces to add to our collections year-round with a majority arriving in our store November-February.
Do you have a seamstress onsite?
Since our team members are all full-time employees of Ellie’s Bridal Boutique, all alterations are completed on-site. No one takes your gown home and you know where it is at all times. Our seamstresses are professional tailors who work exclusively on bridal and formal wear so you are ensured that experienced hands are working on your gown.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
Veils and other headpieces, jewelry, shoes, bridesmaids, flower girls, mother-of-the-bride, tuxedo rental, prom, special and formal occasion

REVIEWS

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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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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
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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Gina
Wedding:
3/28/2015
4.6/5.0
I bought my dress from Ellie's bridal during a sample sale and I highly recommend checking out their sales if you are looking for a gorgeous dress at a (more) reasonable price. I worked with Jessica who was very warm and responsive to my needs. I made an appointment for 3 pm on a Friday (which I recommend if you can leave work early one day) I can only imagine it would be a little hectic during a sample sale on a weekend. She gave me undivided attention and was constantly bringing back more dresses when I disliked everything. My appointment time was almost over when I decided to take another lap through the store and I stumbled across the perfect dress. It was a gorgeous, strapless, sweetheart, all lace dress from Mikaella dress for $1k off. She let me go a bit over time to try it on and ultimately I decided on it. It was in such great condition I didn't even have it cleaned before my wedding. It looked like it had never been tried on! This is not true for all of their sample dresses but it was for this one. I did not use their alterations services, but I do recommend for dress buying!
I bought my dress from Ellie's bridal during a sample sale and I highly recommend checking out their sales if you are Read more...
I bought my dress from Ellie's bridal during a sample sale and I highly recommend checking out their sales if you are looking for a gorgeous dress at a (more) reasonable price. I worked with Jessica who was very warm and responsive to my needs. I made an appointment for 3 pm on a Friday (which I recommend if you can leave work early one day) I can only imagine it would be a little hectic during a sample sale on a weekend. She gave me undivided attention and was constantly bringing back more dresses when I disliked everything. My appointment time was almost over when I decided to take another lap through the store and I stumbled across the perfect dress. It was a gorgeous, strapless, sweetheart, all lace dress from Mikaella dress for $1k off. She let me go a bit over time to try it on and ultimately I decided on it. It was in such great condition I didn't even have it cleaned before my wedding. It looked like it had never been tried on! This is not true for all of their sample dresses but it was for this one. I did not use their alterations services, but I do recommend for dress buying! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
2/28/2015
4.9/5.0
I went to Ellie's Bridal to pick up my first (family) wedding gown. It is a classic silk A-line cut with a separate lace and silk 'jacket' and train that I have inherited from my mother in law because it was her own wedding dress she wore for her wedding in 1974. It is also her mother's wedding dress as well from 1936.

The plan was to bring my father to show him the now clean and sparkling champagne (instead of the original white) dress. But since my in laws and mother were also in town visiting, they wanted to come too! So, the original 'daddy daughter' plan went out the window, and I ended up not having the time to do my hair or make up, OR to even make sure I was wearing appropriate underwear for trying on wedding dresses. Instead, showing up late on a Saturday, my hair is in a frizz, my parents and in laws are getting along SO WELL that instead of B lining it, we stop for coffee and to drop my hubs off somewhere for an hour. We eventually show up, and when I check in, I was paired with THE BEST sales associate. They all found a spot to stand, and I was getting ready to show off the dress when of course, Im wearing bright blue underwear and a bright purple bra. My sales team member was awesome though, she helped fix up my hair with pins from her own head, and calmed me down.

I was in the perfect state of mind because I was greeted and calmed, family was seated (in the back thank goodness. My father is a bit rowdy!) and after the unveiling of the vintage gown, I was able to have my own time with my father so he and I could find a dress suitable to dance in.

The ladies at Ellie's bridal are absolutely fantastic. They helped my find a gown that was in my budget, and were super great at calming me down.

Thank you so much to the woman at Ellie's. You seriously created the best experience for this Seattle girl who was SO LOST!
I went to Ellie's Bridal to pick up my first (family) wedding gown. It is a classic silk A-line cut with a separate lace Read more...
I went to Ellie's Bridal to pick up my first (family) wedding gown. It is a classic silk A-line cut with a separate lace and silk 'jacket' and train that I have inherited from my mother in law because it was her own wedding dress she wore for her wedding in 1974. It is also her mother's wedding dress as well from 1936.

The plan was to bring my father to show him the now clean and sparkling champagne (instead of the original white) dress. But since my in laws and mother were also in town visiting, they wanted to come too! So, the original 'daddy daughter' plan went out the window, and I ended up not having the time to do my hair or make up, OR to even make sure I was wearing appropriate underwear for trying on wedding dresses. Instead, showing up late on a Saturday, my hair is in a frizz, my parents and in laws are getting along SO WELL that instead of B lining it, we stop for coffee and to drop my hubs off somewhere for an hour. We eventually show up, and when I check in, I was paired with THE BEST sales associate. They all found a spot to stand, and I was getting ready to show off the dress when of course, Im wearing bright blue underwear and a bright purple bra. My sales team member was awesome though, she helped fix up my hair with pins from her own head, and calmed me down.

I was in the perfect state of mind because I was greeted and calmed, family was seated (in the back thank goodness. My father is a bit rowdy!) and after the unveiling of the vintage gown, I was able to have my own time with my father so he and I could find a dress suitable to dance in.

The ladies at Ellie's bridal are absolutely fantastic. They helped my find a gown that was in my budget, and were super great at calming me down.

Thank you so much to the woman at Ellie's. You seriously created the best experience for this Seattle girl who was SO LOST! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.0/5.0
Ellie's bridal boutique was the third shop I visited while looking for my dress. After going to two other places and learning what I liked, I found a gown in a bridal magazine I wanted to try on. I emailed Ellie's to ask if they had the dress. They responded that they did (the email response time was a little slow) and I made an appointment to come in and try it on. My appointment was lunchtime on a Thursday so there was no one else in the store. They've got lots of dresses, but it's not a huge space, so I would recommend not going on a weekend. As it was, my mom and I got lots of attention from them as we were the only people in the store. I tried on the dress that I wanted and loved it, but tried on several others as well. They let me roam through the store and pick out whatever else I wanted to try on. They were very complimentary and friendly. I did end up buying the dress I knew I loved, though.

I will say that I'm a street size 4 and the dress I wanted to try on was only one (maybe two) size bigger than that. If I had been a lot larger I wouldn't have been able to try it on, so if you're looking for a specific dress, ask what size it is when you call.

Their in house tailor charges a flat rate of 500-600 dollars. It's nice that they won't hike up the price, but I've found nearby tailors that are cheaper. The space they use is a little old. It's not falling apart or terrible, but it's not the most beautiful or elegant of bridal boutiques.
Ellie's bridal boutique was the third shop I visited while looking for my dress. After going to two other places and Read more...
Ellie's bridal boutique was the third shop I visited while looking for my dress. After going to two other places and learning what I liked, I found a gown in a bridal magazine I wanted to try on. I emailed Ellie's to ask if they had the dress. They responded that they did (the email response time was a little slow) and I made an appointment to come in and try it on. My appointment was lunchtime on a Thursday so there was no one else in the store. They've got lots of dresses, but it's not a huge space, so I would recommend not going on a weekend. As it was, my mom and I got lots of attention from them as we were the only people in the store. I tried on the dress that I wanted and loved it, but tried on several others as well. They let me roam through the store and pick out whatever else I wanted to try on. They were very complimentary and friendly. I did end up buying the dress I knew I loved, though.

I will say that I'm a street size 4 and the dress I wanted to try on was only one (maybe two) size bigger than that. If I had been a lot larger I wouldn't have been able to try it on, so if you're looking for a specific dress, ask what size it is when you call.

Their in house tailor charges a flat rate of 500-600 dollars. It's nice that they won't hike up the price, but I've found nearby tailors that are cheaper. The space they use is a little old. It's not falling apart or terrible, but it's not the most beautiful or elegant of bridal boutiques. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
I bought my BEAUTIFUL wedding gown at one of Ellie's sample sales and made out like a bandit paying less than $400 for a designer gown including all fittings and adjustments. The women in the store were extremely helpful and professional and treated me like a queen!
I bought my BEAUTIFUL wedding gown at one of Ellie's sample sales and made out like a bandit paying less than $400 for a Read more...
I bought my BEAUTIFUL wedding gown at one of Ellie's sample sales and made out like a bandit paying less than $400 for a designer gown including all fittings and adjustments. The women in the store were extremely helpful and professional and treated me like a queen! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.4/5.0
Working with my bridal consultant was wonderful and I highly recommend making an appointment during one of their sample sales. I purchased a sample dress off-the-rack, which helped me come in way under my price point.

They had very nice dresses at a range of prices, but I would recommend having alterations done elsewhere. The quote for alterations (simple hem and bustle) was more than the price of my dress!
Working with my bridal consultant was wonderful and I highly recommend making an appointment during one of their sample Read more...
Working with my bridal consultant was wonderful and I highly recommend making an appointment during one of their sample sales. I purchased a sample dress off-the-rack, which helped me come in way under my price point.

They had very nice dresses at a range of prices, but I would recommend having alterations done elsewhere. The quote for alterations (simple hem and bustle) was more than the price of my dress! Read less
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