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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
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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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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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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Joel and Lauren
Wedding:
2/15/2015
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:
[Private]
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:
[Private]
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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Ellie's Bridal is an adorable shop in Old Town, Alexandria that has a unique charm to it. It's small, but they have a wonderful selection. The amount of dresses is small enough to not overwhelm and confuse you but big enough that you are certain to find your dream dress. I do have to say that if you want the whole "Kleinfeld's" experience, then this is not the place for you, but don't let that keep you from at least taking a look. Their staff is very nice and very patient. I also had alterations done here, and my dress and veil were both perfect! Overall I was very happy with my experience here!
Ellie's Bridal is an adorable shop in Old Town, Alexandria that has a unique charm to it. It's small, but they have a Read more...
Ellie's Bridal is an adorable shop in Old Town, Alexandria that has a unique charm to it. It's small, but they have a wonderful selection. The amount of dresses is small enough to not overwhelm and confuse you but big enough that you are certain to find your dream dress. I do have to say that if you want the whole "Kleinfeld's" experience, then this is not the place for you, but don't let that keep you from at least taking a look. Their staff is very nice and very patient. I also had alterations done here, and my dress and veil were both perfect! Overall I was very happy with my experience here! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Got a gorgeous gown at Ellie's, for a reasonable price. I went to try on dresses during the week, so my Mom and I basically had the place to ourselves (it's a pretty small boutique, and it does get crowded on weekends). The alterations process took longer than I anticipated, and there were some mis-communications about timing. The dress looked great on my wedding day, but it took 4 visits to get it that way. I went in to pick up my dress a couple days before I left for my out-of-state wedding, and it wasn't finished and pressed yet like they told me it would be when I scheduled the appointment. They rushed to finish it by the next day, which I appreciated. But when I went in to pick it up, they had sewn on the sash crookedly at the back. I am glad I didn't just pick it up and leave without looking the dress over first. They took the dress out of the bag, undid the stitches, and re-did it on the spot. My gown looked absolutely beautiful at my wedding, but I had to be vigilant about the alterations process.
Got a gorgeous gown at Ellie's, for a reasonable price. I went to try on dresses during the week, so my Mom and I Read more...
Got a gorgeous gown at Ellie's, for a reasonable price. I went to try on dresses during the week, so my Mom and I basically had the place to ourselves (it's a pretty small boutique, and it does get crowded on weekends). The alterations process took longer than I anticipated, and there were some mis-communications about timing. The dress looked great on my wedding day, but it took 4 visits to get it that way. I went in to pick up my dress a couple days before I left for my out-of-state wedding, and it wasn't finished and pressed yet like they told me it would be when I scheduled the appointment. They rushed to finish it by the next day, which I appreciated. But when I went in to pick it up, they had sewn on the sash crookedly at the back. I am glad I didn't just pick it up and leave without looking the dress over first. They took the dress out of the bag, undid the stitches, and re-did it on the spot. My gown looked absolutely beautiful at my wedding, but I had to be vigilant about the alterations process. Read less
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Amy
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.9/5.0
I found my wedding dress at Ellie's bridal and it was beautiful. They had amazing dresses to choose from. Their alteration staff was wonderful to work with and they were very accommodating in working with me and my schedule (since I lived in DE).
I found my wedding dress at Ellie's bridal and it was beautiful. They had amazing dresses to choose from. Their alteration Read more...
I found my wedding dress at Ellie's bridal and it was beautiful. They had amazing dresses to choose from. Their alteration staff was wonderful to work with and they were very accommodating in working with me and my schedule (since I lived in DE). Read less
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The Davis's
Wedding:
9/20/2014
4.2/5.0
When I 1st arrived during the pre-sale, the greeter was a little cold towards me because I didn't not have an appointment. (website said walk in welcome) I stayed I looked around, the 1st dress my mom helped me try on and take off. Out of now where (i think she was heaven sent) Ashley appeared and from there my visit was amazing! I found my dress (second dress I tried on) Originally $1400 I paid $300 plus dry cleaning fee.
When I 1st arrived during the pre-sale, the greeter was a little cold towards me because I didn't not have an appointment. Read more...
When I 1st arrived during the pre-sale, the greeter was a little cold towards me because I didn't not have an appointment. (website said walk in welcome) I stayed I looked around, the 1st dress my mom helped me try on and take off. Out of now where (i think she was heaven sent) Ashley appeared and from there my visit was amazing! I found my dress (second dress I tried on) Originally $1400 I paid $300 plus dry cleaning fee. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/20/2014
3.4/5.0
I purchased my gown about a year before my wedding. The whole experience at the store was great - I had a really nice woman (cannot remember her name!) help me. She was so down to earth and helpful. I ordered it and it came in a few months later, as they had told me. My complaints are: alterations are very expensive here and getting a hold of someone at the store was really hard. The phone would just ring and ring and ring, no VM. It was strange. At my first fitting we discussed what alterations I wanted, half of which we not done when I went for my second. So I had to have a third - at which they said they needed to make MORE adjustments. So I had a 4th fitting three days before my wedding. Thankfully everything turned out great and the dress fit well. Towards the end, since I was tight on time, they were very accommodating. I liked the store because it was "homey" it didn't feel like the bigger bridal shops in VA/DC. I would recommend them, just be mindful of your communication with them.
I purchased my gown about a year before my wedding. The whole experience at the store was great - I had a really nice Read more...
I purchased my gown about a year before my wedding. The whole experience at the store was great - I had a really nice woman (cannot remember her name!) help me. She was so down to earth and helpful. I ordered it and it came in a few months later, as they had told me. My complaints are: alterations are very expensive here and getting a hold of someone at the store was really hard. The phone would just ring and ring and ring, no VM. It was strange. At my first fitting we discussed what alterations I wanted, half of which we not done when I went for my second. So I had to have a third - at which they said they needed to make MORE adjustments. So I had a 4th fitting three days before my wedding. Thankfully everything turned out great and the dress fit well. Towards the end, since I was tight on time, they were very accommodating. I liked the store because it was "homey" it didn't feel like the bigger bridal shops in VA/DC. I would recommend them, just be mindful of your communication with them. Read less
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