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Genesis Bridal & Formal

Laurel , MD
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319 Main Street
Laurel, MD 20707 US (map)

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301-490-9966

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We are a full service bridal salon located in Laurel historic district on Main Street.
Genesis Bridal and Formal offers wide selection of bridal gowns by top designers in the bridal... Read more
We are a full service bridal salon located in Laurel historic district on Main Street.
Genesis Bridal and Formal offers wide selection of bridal gowns by top designers in the bridal and formal wear industry. We also carry wide selection of mother’s gowns, social occasions, bridesmaids, quinceañera, flower girl, prom, and tuxedo rentals.
Our competitive price range and superb customer service are what set us apart from other bridal stores.
Our staff has over 25 years of experience in the bridal industry. We offer the following services on-site:
Bridal party consultation Custom made to fit shape and style Alterations and restyling Bridal gown and formal wear rental Men’s wear and tuxedo rental Shoes and accessories Gown cleaning and preservation Wedding day coordination Read less
Dress & Attire

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?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Undergarments, Veils

REVIEWS

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Monica
Wedding:
10/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I live in NYC where there are dress studios galore. Reviews revealed that with very intricate dresses, alterations were done by the experts, but the simpler dresses were given to apprentices with mixed outcomes. I didn't trust anyone with my dress, which has clean lines without any embroidery/lace/beading. Originally from the DC area, I came to Genesis Bridal on the recommendation of one of my bridesmaids who's been going to Ama for almost 10 years for all her dress alterations, including her own wedding.

I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Ama was accommodating with my schedule, very professional, told me what I could/could not expect from the alterations, and her prices are fair for her experience and expertise. My dress was hemmed, taken in, and bustled.

My dress fit beautifully! Because it is a simple dress, any mistake would easily be seen. But her talent made my dress impecable. Thank you, Genesis Bridal for a wonderful job. You're the best kept secret in town.
I live in NYC where there are dress studios galore. Reviews revealed that with very intricate dresses, alterations were Read more...
I live in NYC where there are dress studios galore. Reviews revealed that with very intricate dresses, alterations were done by the experts, but the simpler dresses were given to apprentices with mixed outcomes. I didn't trust anyone with my dress, which has clean lines without any embroidery/lace/beading. Originally from the DC area, I came to Genesis Bridal on the recommendation of one of my bridesmaids who's been going to Ama for almost 10 years for all her dress alterations, including her own wedding.

I couldn't be happier with the outcome. Ama was accommodating with my schedule, very professional, told me what I could/could not expect from the alterations, and her prices are fair for her experience and expertise. My dress was hemmed, taken in, and bustled.

My dress fit beautifully! Because it is a simple dress, any mistake would easily be seen. But her talent made my dress impecable. Thank you, Genesis Bridal for a wonderful job. You're the best kept secret in town. Read less
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Genesis Bridal & Formal responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much Monica! Your review truly means alot. Glad to know your day turned out great!

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Denise
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
Ama , the owner at Genesis bridal did such a wonderful job helping me find the perfect dress. I had previously gone to David's and tried on about 15 dresses, none of which wowed me. My salesperson had been so cavalier, pretty much just relying on what pictures I chose on the internet as opposed to talking to me at all. So with that first experience, I though finding a dress would be difficult.

One random Friday, I was driving through Laurel and saw the shop and walked in. Ama set up an appointment for the next day and let me look through her dresses before I left. When I arrived for my appointment, the first thing she did was ask me about what I wanted. Seems obvious, but you'd be surprised. She asked my body shape, where the wedding would be held and what I wanted to look like. Then she said, I know the dress. I'm like, well I'll pick the ones I think work best for my body.

Low and behold the dress she picked for me was perfect. Totally not what I expected but it was flattering and I was able to buy it off the rack with minor alterations. Ama provided such personalized service that really made me feel like a bride. I would (and have!) recommend her to any bride.
Ama , the owner at Genesis bridal did such a wonderful job helping me find the perfect dress. I had previously gone to Read more...
Ama , the owner at Genesis bridal did such a wonderful job helping me find the perfect dress. I had previously gone to David's and tried on about 15 dresses, none of which wowed me. My salesperson had been so cavalier, pretty much just relying on what pictures I chose on the internet as opposed to talking to me at all. So with that first experience, I though finding a dress would be difficult.

One random Friday, I was driving through Laurel and saw the shop and walked in. Ama set up an appointment for the next day and let me look through her dresses before I left. When I arrived for my appointment, the first thing she did was ask me about what I wanted. Seems obvious, but you'd be surprised. She asked my body shape, where the wedding would be held and what I wanted to look like. Then she said, I know the dress. I'm like, well I'll pick the ones I think work best for my body.

Low and behold the dress she picked for me was perfect. Totally not what I expected but it was flattering and I was able to buy it off the rack with minor alterations. Ama provided such personalized service that really made me feel like a bride. I would (and have!) recommend her to any bride. Read less
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Genesis Bridal & Formal responded with the following comments:

Thank you very much Denise! We appreciate the kind words. Glad to make your special day come true.

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Jessi
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
They are wonderful, the flowers looked BEAUTIFUL.
They are wonderful, the flowers looked BEAUTIFUL.
They are wonderful, the flowers looked BEAUTIFUL. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough about how wonderful Ama is! She is the shop owner at Genesis Bridal and she has truly become a friend throughout my wedding dress process. I heard so many horror stories about wedding dress shopping and alteration nightmares and this was a dream! I arrived at Ama's shop with my mom on a whim and Ama let me try on dresses even without an appointment. I found the perfect dress which was half off and a size 12. I am a size 0 so this was concerning until Ama pinned the dress up for me so that I could see what it would look like. I couldn't wait to have her work on my alterations.

I live in Colorado and am getting married in NC but my family lives in MD, so needless to say location was a problem! Ama made appointments throughout the year which worked with when I would be in town visiting family. The very first time I went back to get measured for the alterations, Ama had already taken the dress in WITHOUT ME THERE!! She didn't even have to take measurements and it fit like a glove! She had a little bit more hemming to do so I went back for my final fitting and everything fit wonderfully, I love my dress!! I also have been searching for veils everywhere that aren't $200 and she had a great selection for wonderful prices (mine was $28!). She gives great advice about jewelry and even works on jewelry. G

enesis Bridal has the best prices, quality, and service of anywhere I have ever been or heard of! Ama is so very sweet!!

She is also hemming my mom's mother-of-the-bride dress, we will never go to anyone else! I would HIGHLY recommend Genesis Bridal and Ama's alterations to anyone!
I can't say enough about how wonderful Ama is! She is the shop owner at Genesis Bridal and she has truly become a friend Read more...
I can't say enough about how wonderful Ama is! She is the shop owner at Genesis Bridal and she has truly become a friend throughout my wedding dress process. I heard so many horror stories about wedding dress shopping and alteration nightmares and this was a dream! I arrived at Ama's shop with my mom on a whim and Ama let me try on dresses even without an appointment. I found the perfect dress which was half off and a size 12. I am a size 0 so this was concerning until Ama pinned the dress up for me so that I could see what it would look like. I couldn't wait to have her work on my alterations.

I live in Colorado and am getting married in NC but my family lives in MD, so needless to say location was a problem! Ama made appointments throughout the year which worked with when I would be in town visiting family. The very first time I went back to get measured for the alterations, Ama had already taken the dress in WITHOUT ME THERE!! She didn't even have to take measurements and it fit like a glove! She had a little bit more hemming to do so I went back for my final fitting and everything fit wonderfully, I love my dress!! I also have been searching for veils everywhere that aren't $200 and she had a great selection for wonderful prices (mine was $28!). She gives great advice about jewelry and even works on jewelry. G

enesis Bridal has the best prices, quality, and service of anywhere I have ever been or heard of! Ama is so very sweet!!

She is also hemming my mom's mother-of-the-bride dress, we will never go to anyone else! I would HIGHLY recommend Genesis Bridal and Ama's alterations to anyone! Read less
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Marie
Wedding:
11/25/2012
5.0/5.0
Service was amazing! You can clearly tell that Mrs. Amponsah's passion is in her work. She loves what she does and it shows! I didn't buy my dress there, but I went there for my alterations. She complimented me on the dress choice, altered as needed, and the cost for alterations is very reasonable for being on a budget.
I also thoroughly appreciated the Christian atmosphere that Mrs. Amponsah has in her store. If I ever need alterations for ANYTHING, I will be going back to Genesis Bridal & Formal!
Service was amazing! You can clearly tell that Mrs. Amponsah's passion is in her work. She loves what she does and it Read more...
Service was amazing! You can clearly tell that Mrs. Amponsah's passion is in her work. She loves what she does and it shows! I didn't buy my dress there, but I went there for my alterations. She complimented me on the dress choice, altered as needed, and the cost for alterations is very reasonable for being on a budget.
I also thoroughly appreciated the Christian atmosphere that Mrs. Amponsah has in her store. If I ever need alterations for ANYTHING, I will be going back to Genesis Bridal & Formal! Read less
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PIP
Wedding:
3/27/2011
5.0/5.0
Loved the dress, I bought dress and my sister revamped it, and Amma did a great job working with my sister to revamp my dress.
Loved the dress, I bought dress and my sister revamped it, and Amma did a great job working with my sister to revamp my Read more...
Loved the dress, I bought dress and my sister revamped it, and Amma did a great job working with my sister to revamp my dress. Read less
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Mallory
Wedding:
7/10/2010
3.7/5.0
We used Genesis for alterations and Tux Rental. While Ms. Ama did an excellent job on my dress and every appointment went as scheduled. My groom had a not so good experience with his Tuxs. The right size was ordered however the fitting for just 2 tuxs took over 2 hours. We ended up having to cancel our rehearsal due to the overly long appointment time. Other than that it was a great experience.
We used Genesis for alterations and Tux Rental. While Ms. Ama did an excellent job on my dress and every appointment went Read more...
We used Genesis for alterations and Tux Rental. While Ms. Ama did an excellent job on my dress and every appointment went as scheduled. My groom had a not so good experience with his Tuxs. The right size was ordered however the fitting for just 2 tuxs took over 2 hours. We ended up having to cancel our rehearsal due to the overly long appointment time. Other than that it was a great experience. Read less
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LakersBride
Wedding:
6/14/2009
1.0/5.0
Although my dress was beautiful, the services provided by this store was horrible. They have no value for people's time and there is absolutely no point in making appointments. Below is a list of times I was lied to.

1) My dress was ordered 6 months in advance, and I get no calls and no notices for when it came in. After calling the store 3 times and leaving messages, they tell me the dress came in a while ago and they were going to call me.

2) I was charged a shipping fee for a Maggie Sottero dress. I consulted a couple of other boutiques after buying my dress, and apparently Maggie Sottero doesn't charge a shipping fee, and so boutiques don't charge that fee either.

3) After my trial, I needed no alterations. All I needed was sleeves to be stitched on. So I was told to come back in 3 weeks ( 1 week before my wedding), and that my cap sleeves on my dress would be ready. I come back in 3 weeks for an appointment that was schedule for 4 pm. I get attended to only at 7 pm, and the sleeves are NOT stitched on. The seamstress was stitching it on while I waited. I left the store at 8.30 pm. I missed a couple of appointments that day due to their laziness. I still don't understand what they did in those 3 weeks.
4) The sleeves come free with the Maggie Sottero dress, but I was charged 50 $. and another 50$ for having them get stitched ( something I could have done ).

It was one of the worst experience I had in my whole wedding process. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Please go to a boutique where you, your time and your money will be respected.
Although my dress was beautiful, the services provided by this store was horrible. They have no value for people's time Read more...
Although my dress was beautiful, the services provided by this store was horrible. They have no value for people's time and there is absolutely no point in making appointments. Below is a list of times I was lied to.

1) My dress was ordered 6 months in advance, and I get no calls and no notices for when it came in. After calling the store 3 times and leaving messages, they tell me the dress came in a while ago and they were going to call me.

2) I was charged a shipping fee for a Maggie Sottero dress. I consulted a couple of other boutiques after buying my dress, and apparently Maggie Sottero doesn't charge a shipping fee, and so boutiques don't charge that fee either.

3) After my trial, I needed no alterations. All I needed was sleeves to be stitched on. So I was told to come back in 3 weeks ( 1 week before my wedding), and that my cap sleeves on my dress would be ready. I come back in 3 weeks for an appointment that was schedule for 4 pm. I get attended to only at 7 pm, and the sleeves are NOT stitched on. The seamstress was stitching it on while I waited. I left the store at 8.30 pm. I missed a couple of appointments that day due to their laziness. I still don't understand what they did in those 3 weeks.
4) The sleeves come free with the Maggie Sottero dress, but I was charged 50 $. and another 50$ for having them get stitched ( something I could have done ).

It was one of the worst experience I had in my whole wedding process. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Please go to a boutique where you, your time and your money will be respected. Read less
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princessleha
Wedding:
10/15/2007
5.0/5.0
This bridal salon was everything i hoped it would be. They were personable, there for me when i needed them, quick, and excellent. My dress was gorgeous and tailored perfectly, without having to pay more for it than i wanted to. All the other services we had done at Genesis Bridal were also fabulous! Highly recommend it to EVERYone in the Laurel, MD/Washington D.C/ Baltimore area!
The boutique seems small, but they provide BIG service! I wouldn't have trusted ANYone else to do such a fine job!
This bridal salon was everything i hoped it would be. They were personable, there for me when i needed them, quick, and Read more...
This bridal salon was everything i hoped it would be. They were personable, there for me when i needed them, quick, and excellent. My dress was gorgeous and tailored perfectly, without having to pay more for it than i wanted to. All the other services we had done at Genesis Bridal were also fabulous! Highly recommend it to EVERYone in the Laurel, MD/Washington D.C/ Baltimore area!
The boutique seems small, but they provide BIG service! I wouldn't have trusted ANYone else to do such a fine job! Read less
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