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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
Sarah
10/3/15
Categories: Dress & Attire
4.9
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 4.5
Flexibility: 5.0
Wedding dress shopping can be daunting, but definitely NOT at Katharine’s Bridal. The small, intimate space really offers a one-on-one, personal shopping experience. I loved that Katharine and her associates took the time to listen and work with me. From choosing my dress to fitting and alterations, everyone I worked with was professional, prompt and accommodating. I had a worry-free experience that didn’t break my budget and, above all, I LOVE my dress!
User6113401

Categories: Dress & Attire
3.8
Quality of Service: 3.5
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 3.5
Value: 3.0
Flexibility: 4.0
This is the only vendor I was disappointed by. I spent close to $4,000 on my dress and alterations. After waiting 4 months for the dress to come in, the wrong size had been ordered. I was made to think that my weight had fluctuated, rather than them taking responsibility for mis-ordering the size. I was made to feel like I was very lucky that the dress maker happened to have the correct size in stock and the dress was changed out. After multiple fittings and alterations with Anna, the top of my dress never fit properly. It sat away from my chest-- because it was still too big! That's the 1 thing that bothered me in many of my photos.
Rachel
9/12/15
Categories: Dress & Attire
4.9
Quality of Service: 4.5
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Katherine's Bridal Boutique was my second dress shopping appointment - I am so happy that I kept shopping after the first one! Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. I simply gave a general idea of what I was looking for, and I immediately had 5 beautiful gowns hanging up in a dressing room. I found the perfect dress! Katherine's was very flexible in scheduling my fittings, which I greatly appreciated coming from out of town. I definitely recommend Katherine's to anyone dress shopping. You won't be disappointed!
Sarah
8/9/15
Categories: Dress & Attire
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
Bridesmaids dresses arrived quickly (earlier than promised), tailoring was easy to manage, and they all fit well. Couldn't ask for more.
Bonnie
8/3/15
Categories: Dress & Attire
4.4
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 4.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 4.0
I loved working with Katerine. The seamstress there was also enjoyable to work with and did a great job. The primary woman who answered the phone and was there for my two fittings, the primary Hispanic woman at the shop, is very pushy and did sour my experience somewhat. Everything from her was more of an instruction/order to me to do this or do that and telling me what to do. I could really have done without her. I ordered my dress while I was home for Christmas, I had a great experience that first day! Katherine was there and was very helpful, the woman who also helped us a lot (I can't remember her name, longer hair usually in a braid the two times I saw her), was enjoyable to work with as well. I felt very well taken care of. The seamstress did a great job and did it very quickly as I had to fly in for a fitting and she only had 6 days to get my changes done, 2 of those days were days that they were closed too. She did a great job! I LOVE my dress and am so glad that I got it there! I love the idea of supporting a small local business. I just wish the Hispanic woman would learn some more manners and be more patient with me. I get that I don't know what I'm doing and that she does, but if I wanted to be treated like that I would just go to David's Bridal where I'm treated more like a number than anything else and to feel like I know nothing about what I want. She was even bossy when I was trying to take a picture after my final fitting so I could show my future mother-in-law. I was the *only* person in the shop, but it was like she couldn't get me out of my dress fast enough. Very unappreciated.
Sara
8/1/15
Categories: Dress & Attire
4.8
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 4.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
The ladies at Katherine's really went above and beyond for me when I bought my wedding dress, bolero, and custom veil from them. They saw me for many alterations appointments and accommodated me when I changed my mind about the bustle. Anna made me a beautiful custom veil and bolero by hand. Prices were reasonable for the amount of work done for me, and they were very flexible with my requests (just be persistent). Thank you, ladies!
Jessica
7/11/15
Categories: Dress & Attire
2.8
Quality of Service: 2.0
Responsiveness: 3.0
Professionalism: 2.0
Value: 2.0
Flexibility: 5.0
This was a nightmare. The owner was wonderful and really did try to step in and help, but I did not enjoy my experience at all. My dress was gorgeous and reasonably priced, but alterations were way too expensive and the service was horrible. I went to 4 appointments with a rude seamstress to have my dress pinned and basted uneven each time. I tried to explain to her each time how uneven she was making my dress and she just ignored me. The 4th time I went, one of the sales ladies tried to help me explain to the seamstress what was wrong, she told the sales person “then you do it” and walked out of the room. I asked for a new seamstress and worked with the new one from then on. The 5th time I came in I was made to feel like the fattest person in the world while 4 staff members discussed my minor weight gain from 115 to 118, cause my dress wouldn’t zip up. On the 8th visits, one week before my wedding I was supposed to try my dress on as a final finished product. This would leave a week to tweak anything that might be off. I went in to a completely untouched dress with nothing finished on it. I had to fit in another final dress fitting two days before my wedding because of this and ended up taking my dress home the day before my wedding with straps that did not fit at all. I spent my entire wedding day adjusting my straps since they were unable to finish my dress when they said they would. My advice, if you buy your dress from them, go somewhere else for alterations.
User5265256

Categories: Dress & Attire
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
From the very beginning I started working with Shanna. I went in looking for a specific dress but they didn't have it. She had me try on similar style dresses and made it look close to what I was looking for. She then took it a step further and was able to get my dress for a trunk show. She ordered my exact size and the dress fit like a glove. Shanna also helped me pick out my jewelry which looked amazing on my wedding day.
Ra Shandra
6/7/15
Categories: Dress & Attire
4.8
Quality of Service: 4.5
Responsiveness: 4.5
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
My Dress was AMAZING!!! As soon as I walked into Katherine's Bridal Boutique I was greeted warmly and told they had the perfect silhouette for me. Lucky for them, it was the same silhouette I had in mind. As I was trying on dresses they brought another dress saying they'd been listening to what I liked and disliked...and they listen well. This was THE DRESS!!! I was I love (may have shed a tear or two). 10 months and many fittings later, they'd matched the most perfect veil. They even packed my dress so I could transport it to my destination wedding. These women are in tune with what works best and don't just try to sell you anything. I felt like a queen on my wedding day. -Mrs. Jason J. Clark
Rachel
6/6/15
Categories: Dress & Attire
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
KATHLEEN at Katherine's Bridal Boutique made my whole wedding dress shopping experience. Katherine's was the first place we went, and we still kept the rest of our appointments that weekend even though we knew we found the perfect dress there (hey, you only get to go wedding dress shopping once, right?). Kathleen was so incredible. I'd come out in a dress, and she'd just immediately grab the perfect accessories to go with the dress and really give you the whole picture! She threw a veil on me with every dress I tried on (different veils that really complimented the dresses) and if I thought maybe another accessory like a belt would look good, she had the perfect thing in her hand and was already helping me put it on before the end of my sentence. I really felt like she listened to my vision and really understood what I was looking for, and the questions she asked were really helpful (I got so tired of other consultants asking stupid questions about ranking dresses from 1-10). Kathleen really worked within my budget, and there was never any high pressure like there were at some of the other salons I went to. Katherine's Bridal Boutique made the wedding dress shopping process SO much fun! I went back the next day after going to the rest of my weekend of appointments and actually bought the first dress I had tried on! I can't recommend them enough, and their alterations department was wonderful too! Go to Katherine's!! See Kathleen!!
User5200009

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 entire experience at Katherine's bridal boutique! My dress was perfect for me. I really felt like Katherine was trying to help me find the right dress for my body, versus just trying to sell me anything (I definitely had that experience at other shops). I had the same consultant and seamstress throughout the entire process, which was awesome. Everyone was so nice and I never felt rushed or unheard. The dresses were also reasonably priced and the alterations were one flat fee for three fittings. I could not be happier with my dress or the service. Thank you Katherine!
User4813894

Categories: Dress & Attire
5.0
Quality of Service: 5.0
Responsiveness: 5.0
Professionalism: 5.0
Value: 5.0
Flexibility: 5.0
I found Katherine's Bridal Boutique after having already decided on my dress - I was looking for a shop that had a sample in my size. Not only did this shop have it, but when I tried it on and loved it (especially with their added touches of a dreamy veil and belt) I was able to buy that floor sample for a significantly decreased price, making my gown incredibly affordable! I can't say much about working with this boutique for an extended time, as I purchased the dress in full and brought it to back Arizona with me when I left my parent's house, but my limited experience was top notch.
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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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