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Katherine's Bridal Boutique

3104 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
703-370-8922
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4.5
185 Reviews
Jill
7/29/16
Categories: Dress & Attire
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
Purchased my dress and our daughters' bridesmaids dresses here. The staff listened to what I wanted as a second time bride and showed me things only within the budget I gave them. Katherine is friendly and helpful.
Janelle
7/16/16
Categories: Dress & Attire
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I loved my experience with Katherine's Bridal! Right from the beginning, they were great. I had to change my appointment at the last minute because of a family emergency, and they were able to schedule me the next weekend, with no issues. When I walked in the door, I was greeted and we got started right away. Kathleen helped me, and she was AMAZING. I told her what I like, and she knew exactly what to do. Each time I tried a dress on, she listened to my likes and dislikes about it, and the next dress was even better! By the 4th dress, I found the one. I was crying, my mom was crying, my mother in law, even Kathleen! I never felt like anyone in the store was trying to sell me something to take my money. They were all so genuine, I could tell that they wanted the dress to be perfect, something that fit my unique style, just as much as I did. It was such a fun and easy experience, I can't wait to try on my dress when it's ready! Thank you Kathleen!
User5555903

Categories: Dress & Attire
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Everyone here is incredibly helpful. As soon as I told my consultant (Kathy) how I wanted to look/feel on my wedding day, she immediately came back with my dream dress! She got exactly what I was trying to envision. Small, but cozy feel to the shop. If it's not in the store, Katherine goes above and beyond to make her brides happy, and always checks to see if she can have it ordered to her shop. I highly recommend this wonderful boutique!
User5498360

Categories: Dress & Attire
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I liked some of the Maggie Sottero dresses I saw online and used her website to find locations near DC. I called Saturday morning to see if they had any openings and the lady who answered told me I could come right in. When I got there, I showed Kathleen my Pinterest page and told her I had a $1200 budget. She said she was sure we could find something that fit my price and look. And we did! Kathleen was super friendly and helpful. I walked out that day with an Allure dress was exactly $1200 and I love it. Kathleen walked us to our car with the dress, gave me a hug and wished me the best (I live in SF so I'm doing the fittings there). Just ask to work with Kathleen and I'm sure you'll be happy. Btw, most of their dresses were $1000-$3000 and I saw very few over $3500.
Amanda
1/18/16
Categories: Dress & Attire
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I worked directly with Katherine on the purchase process. I found Katherine's Bridal because I was looking for a dress in the Allure modest line. Ultimately, I ended up purchasing a Maggie Sottero dress and Katherine's team created a coordinating topper to make the dress modest. I was working with a tight budget and a tight timeline (4 months) and Katherine was able to work with me on both. I really loved the dress and enjoyed working with her staff. Katherine is very knowledgeable and instilled a lot of confidence in me through the purchasing process. I would recommend this as a top notch bridal shop!
Genesis
12/29/15
Categories: Dress & Attire
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Azam was amazing! And also the seamstresses in the back who were so accommodating. I told myself I would not be a bridezilla but I'm sure Katherine's Bridal remembers me because I bugged them about returning my dress once I found out an acquaintance had worn the same one at here wedding. Katherine, the owner, went to the extent of talking to her contacts over at Maggie Sottero to see what I can do about switching my dress. However, because I ordered the petite version, let alone returns not even being allowed, there was nothing I can really do but to keep the dress. They kept saying how beautiful I was in the dress and though one might think that of course they would, if you saw me in the dress, you'd say the same. Everyone in the shop turned heads with me in the dress so despite it being worn by my acquaintance, it was meant to be worn by me too. No other dress came near as far as fitting me the same way with the same beauty, regardless of price. Azam's help was truly genuine and heartfelt. Thank you Katherine's Bridal!!
User4660178

Categories: Dress & Attire
4.6
Quality of Service: 4.5
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
I went to about 5 bridal salons and ended up purchasing at Katherine's because they showed me the dress I liked best. Friends had given mixed review of this salon, but frankly, I didn't go there for the experience, I went for the selection of dresses. If your goal is to buy a dress and get great alterations included, go to Katherine's. If your goal is to sit in a fancy lounge sipping champagne with 8 of your closest friends while they ooo and ahh at you, then you are probably better off elsewhere. At Katherine's, they actually seemed to listen to what I wanted and admitted that what I originally described didn't really exist, at least, not in their inventory. Another plus is that they limit, or at least try to limit the number of people brides bring with them. This is a huge help, particularly in a small salon. Unfortunately, I don't know if this rule is really enforced, as there were a few occasions where they parking lot was full because a girl brought 6 people with her....literally (brother and dad included). Along those lines, the place gets very crowded on Saturdays, so its best to try to book appointments during the week if your schedule permits. I always had the best experiences early in the AM or on week nights when it was a little bit quieter. When I had some concerns about my alternations, Katherine, the owner responded to my email herself and made sure to personally work with me and the alterations staff next time I came in. That said, I was disappointed that my original consultant wasn't there to help me each time I went back for alterations. My experience would have been improved if the store had at least tried to book appts when the original consultant was scheduled so they could continue to work with you throughout the processes.
Lauren
10/10/15
Categories: Dress & Attire
4.2
Quality of Service: 3.5
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 3.5
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I love my dress. It was perfect and something I was totally not envisioning myself in. Azam thought I should try it on even though I passed it up and said "no way." It ended up being the one! Funny how that works. I found my dream dress, but it took a lot to actually get it in my hands. I think I went back a total of 8 or 9 times. Thank god I live close. The last week was a bit frustrating. I felt like the lady who was altering my dress had enough and was being careless. I ended up with two holes in the armpits of my dress during their attempt to clean them from multiple times of trying it on. When I got home to air out the armpits as instructed is when I found the holes. I was not happy. In the end, they fixed the dress for me, and everything was fine. However, you can imagine how anxious this could make a bride to be.
User6469173

Categories: Dress & Attire
1.3
Quality of Service: 1.5
Responsiveness: 1.5
Professionalism: 1.5
Value: 1.0
Flexibility: 1.0
Steer clear! While the alterations ladies I worked with were very nice, the whole process was awful and stressful. My wedding dress needed to be hemmed, which we knew from the moment it arrived. It did not need to be taken in anywhere but I did ask for some additional fabric to be added to the back to cover some illusion areas and was told this would not be a problem. I was scheduled for a second fitting and when I showed up, NOTHING had been done since the first fitting. Why have me come in if nothing had been completed. At what was supposed to be the last fitting before my wedding, they had not finished the alterations yet and ultimately my dress was not ready until the day before my wedding. And even when I went to pick it up, I found a section of the hem that was not properly attached to the rest of the dress and that had to be fixed on the spot. They made the whole process very stressful. If they did not have enough staff to accommodate the busy fall season then they should have said no to some business rather than providing such poor service to others. I would definitely not recommend them.
User5450755

Categories: Dress & Attire
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Kathleen was the perfect assist to me finding my beautiful wedding gown and fabulous accessories!! I went to several bridal shops in the area, but their customer service could not compare! She was completely dedicated to me and only me during all of my visits! This type of commitment is rare and I am more than satisfied with my experiences here. I would recommend this bridal boutique over any other in Alexandria, hands down!!
User4672915

Categories: Dress & Attire
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 4.5
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Katherine's Bridal Boutique did a fantastic job helping me find my ideal wedding dress. Katherine's was the first of what I expected to be many bridal shop visits...who knew it would be my first and only? I worked with Shanna, and after showing her a few photos of my ideal dress, she searched the shop for similar items within my price range. I only tried on 3 gowns. The second one was just what I was looking for! I'm a fan of a little bling - so Shanna showed me two different belts. The second one added just enough sparkle to make me smile. Shanna took my measurements, which were perfect. She also helped me identify the exact height for my bridal shoes to ensure the scalloped edges on the dress would be visible. At my first fitting, the dress fit like a glove and only needed minor adjustments. I walked out of the store with my dress after only two fittings. I also moved across the country after I purchased the gown. The team worked with my availability by cramming those two fittings into one week!! It was an amazing experience, from the initial appointment to the seamstress' efforts to make the dress exactly the way I wanted it within a few days. There's a reason Katherine's has been in business for years. If you, like me, found negative reviews elsewhere, just know there's much more to this story and you should give this shop a chance! I am so glad I did!
Megan
10/3/15
Categories: Dress & Attire
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I absolutely LOVE Katherine's Bridal! I first came to them as a maid of honor for my best friend when she picked out her wedding dress. Kathleen was so fabulous with my friend that I knew when it was my turn that I would be back. I had the opportunity to work with Kathleen again and she helped me pick out the absolute perfect dress. The only reason I didn't give a full 5/5 is because the alteration process was a little lengthy and I came in for what I was told would be my final fitting 3 times, other than that, Katherine's was an amazing experience and I recommend them to all the brides I know!
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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, Cleaning, Preservation, Sample Sales, Trunk Shows
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Belts, Bridal Gowns, Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Plus Size Gowns, Sample Gowns, Veils
What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown? (select one)
Less than 6 months
How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
Monthly
What is your return policy?
Final Sale
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