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St. Anthony's Bridal

Fairfax , VA
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10560 Main Street, Suite 401
Fairfax, VA 22030 US (map)

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571-327-1855

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ABOUT US

We are a bridal shop that is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Fairfax, Virginia. We offer our beautiful wedding gowns for a donation of $195 plus sales tax. We also have veils and other... Read more
We are a bridal shop that is a 501(c)3 nonprofit located in Fairfax, Virginia. We offer our beautiful wedding gowns for a donation of $195 plus sales tax. We also have veils and other accessories, boleros, flower girl dresses, etc. From vintage to Vera Wang, classy to couture, we have over 600 wedding gowns, and our Awesome Volunteers want to help you find THE Gown at an unbelievable price. We also offer DIY Workshops, Vendors who provide budget savvy options, low budget formula books, and SO much more. Find out more about us at www.stanthonysbridal.com. Thanks for looking! Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Flower Girls
Which of the following services do you provide??
Alterations, Cleaning, Preservation
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Gowns, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Plus Size Gowns, Undergarments, 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?
Weekly
What is your return policy?
Exchanges

REVIEWS

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RANACIA
Wedding:
3/11/2017
5.0/5.0
I have nothing bad to say about St. Anthony's. Melanie is an absolute blessing!!! She greeted me & my mom at the door, took down our information, added my to her prayer list, and proceeded to help us find me a wedding dress. After trying on 4 dresses, I found it!!! The dresses are packed in there but they are organized quite neatly and are all beautiful. The seamstress who provides services is a gem as well. They both really helped me figure out the best cut for me and discuss alteration possibilities, etc. It was an awesome time! I plan to give my dress back so that another bride can enjoy it and the experience of finding it.
I have nothing bad to say about St. Anthony's. Melanie is an absolute blessing!!! She greeted me & my mom at the door, Read more...
I have nothing bad to say about St. Anthony's. Melanie is an absolute blessing!!! She greeted me & my mom at the door, took down our information, added my to her prayer list, and proceeded to help us find me a wedding dress. After trying on 4 dresses, I found it!!! The dresses are packed in there but they are organized quite neatly and are all beautiful. The seamstress who provides services is a gem as well. They both really helped me figure out the best cut for me and discuss alteration possibilities, etc. It was an awesome time! I plan to give my dress back so that another bride can enjoy it and the experience of finding it. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
6/12/2016
5.0/5.0
I won a dress from this company at a Bridal Expo. When I went for my appointment, I actually fell in love with 2 dresses! At the time, their required donation was only $150, so I ended up getting both dresses! Their prices have gone up since then, but $199 for a dress is still a steal! Would highly recommend for a budget-friendly bride!
I won a dress from this company at a Bridal Expo. When I went for my appointment, I actually fell in love with 2 dresses! Read more...
I won a dress from this company at a Bridal Expo. When I went for my appointment, I actually fell in love with 2 dresses! At the time, their required donation was only $150, so I ended up getting both dresses! Their prices have gone up since then, but $199 for a dress is still a steal! Would highly recommend for a budget-friendly bride! Read less
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St. Anthony's Bridal responded with the following comments:

Jessica,
Thanks so much for coming to our shop, and we're so glad to hear you fell in love with 2 gowns!
We are now open more hours in our new Fairfax City location, and the donation cost for a gown is $195 each plus tax. Please tell everyone you know about St. Anthony's Bridal. Thanks again for your kind review.
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Brandy
Wedding:
6/1/2016
5.0/5.0
I would love to share my dress story with you. I met the owner/creator of St. Anthony's Bridal at a bridal show and loved one of the dresses they had on display. I entered the contest for the free give away and won a free wedding dress from them. I told my fiance that I would give the certificate back if I did not find a dress that blew me away. I have one that I had been working on for months (which my youngest daughter already laid dibs on for when she grows up) and knew in my heart that I had not found "the dress" it just wasn't the one. I was not comfortable in the way it looked on me which was why I had been making alterations to it. I made my appointment at St. Anthony's Bridal took my free gift certificate and had an amazing time searching for "the dress" and I found it! It was the last one I tried on after about 30-40 dresses. I saw it hanging on the rack when my other daughter was putting dresses back. I put it on, was able to zip it myself, stepped out and we knew it was the one. It feels like it was made for me, no alterations needed! All the dresses in the store are $150 except for a rack of very high end dresses and they are only $350. Oh I looked my dress up when I got home and found out it is a $800 dress and I found it in their $150 dresses.
I would love to share my dress story with you. I met the owner/creator of St. Anthony's Bridal at a bridal show and loved Read more...
I would love to share my dress story with you. I met the owner/creator of St. Anthony's Bridal at a bridal show and loved one of the dresses they had on display. I entered the contest for the free give away and won a free wedding dress from them. I told my fiance that I would give the certificate back if I did not find a dress that blew me away. I have one that I had been working on for months (which my youngest daughter already laid dibs on for when she grows up) and knew in my heart that I had not found "the dress" it just wasn't the one. I was not comfortable in the way it looked on me which was why I had been making alterations to it. I made my appointment at St. Anthony's Bridal took my free gift certificate and had an amazing time searching for "the dress" and I found it! It was the last one I tried on after about 30-40 dresses. I saw it hanging on the rack when my other daughter was putting dresses back. I put it on, was able to zip it myself, stepped out and we knew it was the one. It feels like it was made for me, no alterations needed! All the dresses in the store are $150 except for a rack of very high end dresses and they are only $350. Oh I looked my dress up when I got home and found out it is a $800 dress and I found it in their $150 dresses. Read less
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St. Anthony's Bridal responded with the following comments:

Brandy,
Thanks so much for visiting our bridal shop! We are thrilled you found the dress of your dreams. And we're so glad you were a winner of one of our gown giveaways. I wish you a beautiful marriage, and please share your pics with us so we can put them on our bridal wall in our new Fairfax City location!
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Lynn
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
I stumbled upon St. Anthony's Bridal, and I was ever so happy that I did! On my first trip to try on wedding dresses, I found the gown that I fell in love with. And for only $150. I really couldn't believe it. The staff was lovely and helpful, and humored me quite well as I hemmed and hawed about buying the first dress I tried on. They used to be located in my neighborhood, but have recently moved to Virginia. Wishing them lots of luck at their new location!
I stumbled upon St. Anthony's Bridal, and I was ever so happy that I did! On my first trip to try on wedding dresses, I Read more...
I stumbled upon St. Anthony's Bridal, and I was ever so happy that I did! On my first trip to try on wedding dresses, I found the gown that I fell in love with. And for only $150. I really couldn't believe it. The staff was lovely and helpful, and humored me quite well as I hemmed and hawed about buying the first dress I tried on. They used to be located in my neighborhood, but have recently moved to Virginia. Wishing them lots of luck at their new location! Read less
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St. Anthony's Bridal responded with the following comments:

Hi Lynn,
Thanks so much for visiting our shop!
And thanks for your well wishes in our new location in Fairfax City. We love it. We are open so many more hours, and we are growing. We hope you'll stop by for one of our DIY Workshops sometime soon.
Blessings!
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Alex
Wedding:
5/9/2015
5.0/5.0
I had already gone to David's Bridal to look for wedding dresses. I found a few I liked but most ranged from $600-$800 before alterations. This seemed like a lot to me for a dress I was only going to wear for a couple of hours. Many of the dresses looked kind of low-end, at least compared to the other dresses that were way out of my price range. I found St. Anthony's using wedding wire and decided to check it out. It's in the back of a pet groomer and is only open for a few hours every Saturday. It's a small space, crammed to the max with dresses and there are no chairs, so I wouldn't recommend bringing a large crew. I went with just one of my bridesmaids and sent photos to everyone else. They were literally hundred of used dresses to try on and we just looked through the racks and tried on whatever I liked. Yes, there were some really old dresses, but they also had stuff that I had literally tried on at David's Bridal a few weeks before! No one is there to help you, so bringing one friend is a good idea. I preferred the experience because I didn't feel like anyone was pressuring me to buy a dress to make a commission. When I found a dress I liked, I put it on hold for a week to think about it before going back to purchase it. I was able to look up the dress based on a tag inside it and it had originally retailed for several thousand dollars. All dresses here are the same price. 150. People were blown away that I was able to get such a nice dress for such a good price.
I had already gone to David's Bridal to look for wedding dresses. I found a few I liked but most ranged from $600-$800 Read more...
I had already gone to David's Bridal to look for wedding dresses. I found a few I liked but most ranged from $600-$800 before alterations. This seemed like a lot to me for a dress I was only going to wear for a couple of hours. Many of the dresses looked kind of low-end, at least compared to the other dresses that were way out of my price range. I found St. Anthony's using wedding wire and decided to check it out. It's in the back of a pet groomer and is only open for a few hours every Saturday. It's a small space, crammed to the max with dresses and there are no chairs, so I wouldn't recommend bringing a large crew. I went with just one of my bridesmaids and sent photos to everyone else. They were literally hundred of used dresses to try on and we just looked through the racks and tried on whatever I liked. Yes, there were some really old dresses, but they also had stuff that I had literally tried on at David's Bridal a few weeks before! No one is there to help you, so bringing one friend is a good idea. I preferred the experience because I didn't feel like anyone was pressuring me to buy a dress to make a commission. When I found a dress I liked, I put it on hold for a week to think about it before going back to purchase it. I was able to look up the dress based on a tag inside it and it had originally retailed for several thousand dollars. All dresses here are the same price. 150. People were blown away that I was able to get such a nice dress for such a good price. Read less
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St. Anthony's Bridal responded with the following comments:

Hi Alex,
Thanks for coming to our shop!
We are now located in Fairfax City in a space of our own, and we have SO MUCH room! Plenty of room for a more private appointment, plenty of time to try on gowns, and plenty of space for any bride's entourage. Please visit any time to see all the growing we've been doing!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
If you are looking for a preowned/donated dress at a great price with a good-sized selection, then this is the place for you! All wedding gowns are only $150 and they have affordable accessories as well. The volunteer staff here are terrific. My mom and I initially had some trouble figuring out how to tie the corset back to a dress and they helped us learn how to do it. They then brought me dresses that they thought I would like based on the first dress I picked out. They allow you to put dresses on hold for a week or two (great if you need some time to decide and get the money together). They clearly enjoy helping brides feel beautiful, and they treat everyone with dignity and respect. After trying on some other dresses, I ended up getting the first dress I tried on! The label says Maggie Sottero, no alterations were required, and I got a matching veil for $15. Very good quality for much cheaper than David's Bridal. Even if my dress hadn't been there I found another one that I think would have gotten. Though I didn't need one, they told me that they have a seamstress who can do alterations.

The location is a bit hard to find and they are only open for a couple of hours per week. If you are looking for a designer dress then you may get lucky, or you may not. But if you're just looking for a wedding gown that makes you feel beautiful at an amazing price, then this place is definitely worth a visit. And perhaps best of all, your money goes toward helping couples with smaller budgets have wonderful weddings.

Make sure you bring cash or checks, as they do not take cards
If you are looking for a preowned/donated dress at a great price with a good-sized selection, then this is the place for Read more...
If you are looking for a preowned/donated dress at a great price with a good-sized selection, then this is the place for you! All wedding gowns are only $150 and they have affordable accessories as well. The volunteer staff here are terrific. My mom and I initially had some trouble figuring out how to tie the corset back to a dress and they helped us learn how to do it. They then brought me dresses that they thought I would like based on the first dress I picked out. They allow you to put dresses on hold for a week or two (great if you need some time to decide and get the money together). They clearly enjoy helping brides feel beautiful, and they treat everyone with dignity and respect. After trying on some other dresses, I ended up getting the first dress I tried on! The label says Maggie Sottero, no alterations were required, and I got a matching veil for $15. Very good quality for much cheaper than David's Bridal. Even if my dress hadn't been there I found another one that I think would have gotten. Though I didn't need one, they told me that they have a seamstress who can do alterations.

The location is a bit hard to find and they are only open for a couple of hours per week. If you are looking for a designer dress then you may get lucky, or you may not. But if you're just looking for a wedding gown that makes you feel beautiful at an amazing price, then this place is definitely worth a visit. And perhaps best of all, your money goes toward helping couples with smaller budgets have wonderful weddings.

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St. Anthony's Bridal responded with the following comments:

Thanks for your response!
Many of our gowns have been used, AND many of our gowns still have original tags on them. Our new location in Fairfax City is spacious, and we'd love to see you soon! Bring pics from your wedding so we can put them on our wedding board! We now accept credit cards, which is awesome.
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Tarryn
Wedding:
9/7/2013
5.0/5.0
I went to St. Anthony's Bridal with my sister not really expecting to find a dress, but more out of curiosity. I had been dress shopping for awhile and was convinced that I was never going to have 'that moment' when you find the perfect dress. However the ladies at St. Anthony's Bridal were so helpful and very excited to help me find a great dress. Though there is a smaller selection for small dress sizes, I found an amazing ABS Allen Schwartz dress in my size that I absolutely fell in love with! All of the dresses here are clean and very well taken care of. And the $150 price cannot be beat. In fact, I planned on donating the dress back after my wedding - but I love it so much I decided to keep it!
I went to St. Anthony's Bridal with my sister not really expecting to find a dress, but more out of curiosity. I had been Read more...
I went to St. Anthony's Bridal with my sister not really expecting to find a dress, but more out of curiosity. I had been dress shopping for awhile and was convinced that I was never going to have 'that moment' when you find the perfect dress. However the ladies at St. Anthony's Bridal were so helpful and very excited to help me find a great dress. Though there is a smaller selection for small dress sizes, I found an amazing ABS Allen Schwartz dress in my size that I absolutely fell in love with! All of the dresses here are clean and very well taken care of. And the $150 price cannot be beat. In fact, I planned on donating the dress back after my wedding - but I love it so much I decided to keep it! Read less
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St. Anthony's Bridal responded with the following comments:

Hi Tarryn,

We're delighted you found the dress of your dreams at our shop, and we're so glad you found our volunteers to be helpful and friendly. Stop by our new location in Fairfax City any time! We'd love to show you all the growing we're doing.
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Isabell
Wedding:
10/1/2011
5.0/5.0
I got a fantastic wedding dress for only $150 plus tax at St. Anthony's. This is an awesome non-profit organization that makes it possible for brides with a small budget to have a spectacular wedding by renting out reception items for free. The organization runs donations and the selling of donated wedding dresses.

I bought a beautiful strapless, ballgown-style Maggie Sottero gown with a lovely train that looked amazing once bustled up as well. On my wedding day, I felt like a princess, and everybody (seriously everybody!) told me what a fantastic dress it was!

When I went to look at dresses, the volunteers at St. Anthony's were super friendly and accommodating. Plus, they were probably as excited about my wedding as I was! The selection of gowns is superb, and each dress is only $150 plus tax. I tried on at least 5-6 gowns before I decided on the one that I wore on my wedding day; and all of them were wonderful as well.
I got a fantastic wedding dress for only $150 plus tax at St. Anthony's. This is an awesome non-profit organization that Read more...
I got a fantastic wedding dress for only $150 plus tax at St. Anthony's. This is an awesome non-profit organization that makes it possible for brides with a small budget to have a spectacular wedding by renting out reception items for free. The organization runs donations and the selling of donated wedding dresses.

I bought a beautiful strapless, ballgown-style Maggie Sottero gown with a lovely train that looked amazing once bustled up as well. On my wedding day, I felt like a princess, and everybody (seriously everybody!) told me what a fantastic dress it was!

When I went to look at dresses, the volunteers at St. Anthony's were super friendly and accommodating. Plus, they were probably as excited about my wedding as I was! The selection of gowns is superb, and each dress is only $150 plus tax. I tried on at least 5-6 gowns before I decided on the one that I wore on my wedding day; and all of them were wonderful as well. Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
5/7/2011
5.0/5.0
AMAZING!!!! A huge selection of used wedding dresses you can either rent (for free) or buy (for $150). They have all sorts of sizes and styles, I actually almost had too many options! In the end I found a LOVELY dress not quite in my size, so I bought it and had it slightly altered and pressed (adding another $150, still a super reasonable price for a wedding dress). It was the perfect dress at the perfect price for the perfect day.
AMAZING!!!! A huge selection of used wedding dresses you can either rent (for free) or buy (for $150). They have all sorts Read more...
AMAZING!!!! A huge selection of used wedding dresses you can either rent (for free) or buy (for $150). They have all sorts of sizes and styles, I actually almost had too many options! In the end I found a LOVELY dress not quite in my size, so I bought it and had it slightly altered and pressed (adding another $150, still a super reasonable price for a wedding dress). It was the perfect dress at the perfect price for the perfect day. Read less
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jena227
Wedding:
8/21/2009
5.0/5.0
If you are on a tight budget, you have to go to St. Anthony's Bridal. They are fabulous!! You can buy any of their dresses for $150, even if it's a brand new dress with a $2000 tag on it! All of their dressed are donated, either by previous brides or local bridal shops. Some are new, some have been worn. They had some extremely gorgeous dresses. Besides the dress, you can put down a $200 deposit that is fully returnable if you return everything the Saturday after your wedding. You don't even have to buy the dress, you can return it for free as well, but it helps them cover costs if you buy it since they are nonprofit. They lent me all the tablecloths, centerpieces, candles, string lights, tulle, chair sashes and so much more. I picked it up a week before my wedding and returned it a week later cleaned and ready for the next bride. We had a gorgeous wedding for next to nothing and it never would have been possible without St. Anthony's!! Also, you can donate any of your wedding paraphenalia afterwards to help them out and they appreciate volunteers. They even have bridesmaid dresses that your girls can borrow, some flowergirl dresses and little suits for the ring bearers. You can have any of the clothes you borrow altered to fit you perfectly, as long as you return it clean and ready for the next person to use. They are incredible and their website has a ton of information on affordable local vendors. You have to visit their website if you are planning a wedding!
If you are on a tight budget, you have to go to St. Anthony's Bridal. They are fabulous!! You can buy any of their dresses Read more...
If you are on a tight budget, you have to go to St. Anthony's Bridal. They are fabulous!! You can buy any of their dresses for $150, even if it's a brand new dress with a $2000 tag on it! All of their dressed are donated, either by previous brides or local bridal shops. Some are new, some have been worn. They had some extremely gorgeous dresses. Besides the dress, you can put down a $200 deposit that is fully returnable if you return everything the Saturday after your wedding. You don't even have to buy the dress, you can return it for free as well, but it helps them cover costs if you buy it since they are nonprofit. They lent me all the tablecloths, centerpieces, candles, string lights, tulle, chair sashes and so much more. I picked it up a week before my wedding and returned it a week later cleaned and ready for the next bride. We had a gorgeous wedding for next to nothing and it never would have been possible without St. Anthony's!! Also, you can donate any of your wedding paraphenalia afterwards to help them out and they appreciate volunteers. They even have bridesmaid dresses that your girls can borrow, some flowergirl dresses and little suits for the ring bearers. You can have any of the clothes you borrow altered to fit you perfectly, as long as you return it clean and ready for the next person to use. They are incredible and their website has a ton of information on affordable local vendors. You have to visit their website if you are planning a wedding! Read less
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