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Ellie's Bridal Boutique

Alexandria , VA
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LOCATION

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.

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please feel free to give us a call during our regular business hours. Read less
Dress & Attire

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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

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]
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:
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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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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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Private_User62
Wedding:
11/4/2016
5.0/5.0
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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Private User
Wedding:
10/9/2016
5.0/5.0
I started of my search like any typical Bride would at David's Bridal. I tired on a few dresses and found a dress I THOUGHT was it. My Mom suggested we try Ellie's Bridal because she passes it everyday on the way to and from work. I said ok I will give it a shot. I was VERY impressed by Ellie's, it is a beautifully set up boutique shop. The entire staff was very friendly and I found THE DRESS here. Njeri was my consultant and she was excellent at helping me pick out styles to try on. I am a plus size woman and they even have a great selection of dresses for plus size women to try on in the boutique. I actually met Ellie. Ellie and her staff are amazing I would recommend this place to any bride looking for a couture gown for a reasonable price.
I started of my search like any typical Bride would at David's Bridal. I tired on a few dresses and found a dress I Read more...
I started of my search like any typical Bride would at David's Bridal. I tired on a few dresses and found a dress I THOUGHT was it. My Mom suggested we try Ellie's Bridal because she passes it everyday on the way to and from work. I said ok I will give it a shot. I was VERY impressed by Ellie's, it is a beautifully set up boutique shop. The entire staff was very friendly and I found THE DRESS here. Njeri was my consultant and she was excellent at helping me pick out styles to try on. I am a plus size woman and they even have a great selection of dresses for plus size women to try on in the boutique. I actually met Ellie. Ellie and her staff are amazing I would recommend this place to any bride looking for a couture gown for a reasonable price. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
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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Lauren
Wedding:
9/10/2016
5.0/5.0
No pressure to purchase at all. Super helpful!
No pressure to purchase at all. Super helpful!
No pressure to purchase at all. Super helpful! Read less
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