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Dress & Attire and Jewelry in Rockville, MD,

Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring Boutique

156 Congressional Ln
Rockville, MD, MD
Services: Dress & Attire | Jewelry | Login to save vendor
(301) 468-2000
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4.9 out of 5
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  • 137 Reviews


    Milena Boyer

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    5 out of 5
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  • I have to admit I was extremely skeptical of finding my dress at Fairytale Brides as I have very specific tastes & was adamant about not having the traditional "white" (or any flavor resembling) dress. I had seen on their Instagram page an older post from December of a gray Vera Wang ball gown. It was still there when my Mom and I came in on 2/23. It was just meant to be for me to have the gown :) Not to mention the staff were all so sweet and helpful. Would 100% recommend!

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    Hi Milena, I’m so happy you were able to find the perfect gown! It is such a joy to our volunteers to be able to meet the goals of our clients. Congratulations on your upcoming nuptials!

    Loreal Bledsoe

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  • Fairytale Brides has an amazing collection of wedding dresses for those looking to purchase donated and discounted dresses. The dresses ranged in sizes and styles and were BEAUTIFUL. The staff worked diligently to help me choose a gorgeous dress and I could NOT believe the price. $80 !!! Yes, you read that correctly only $80 which was wayyyy under my budget. It was too good to pass up. Thank you Fairytale Brides for helping me find my fairytale dress.

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    Hello Loreal We are super excited that you were able to find your dress at way below your intended budget. Happy to have been of help to you in all the special ways we provide our unparalleled customer service. Congratulations and Best Wishes!

    Ruth Ahn

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    5 out of 5
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  • I had a lovely experience with Fairytale Brides. I was dreading dress shopping but the ladies here were wonderful and made the experience pleasant for me and my mom. Lizette (and everybody else at the store) was attentive but also transparent about how certain styles looked on me - even though the dress looked good on me, they knew it wasn't *my* dress and would tell me so. My mom and I were also the only ones at the store, so even though Lizette was the one helping me, the entire group of volunteers were very much involved in helping me find my dress. Something to keep in mind is that all dresses have been donated - there are hardly, if ever, any of the same dresses in multiple sizes like a for-profit store would have. So if you like something and it's within your budget, it's in your best interest to get it before someone else takes it. If you have a specific dress you absolutely must get for your wedding and you are not willing to give other styles a try, then this place may ... Read more

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    Hi Ruth, The volunteers had such a wonderful time with you and your mother. We are so happy you found Fairytale Brides to be a warm and welcoming environment and that we were able to help you find your dream gown. Congratulations!

    Juliette Angoulvant

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    5 out of 5
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  • I had an amazing time shopping at Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring Budget! The selection of dresses is great- I went once in May and once in December and found great options both times. The volunteers who run the store were very helpful in guiding me towards dresses I might like, giving me ideas to try without ever being pushy. I never once felt pressured to hurry up, try things on faster, or buy anything. The atmosphere is very relaxed, you can try on as many dresses as you like and take as long as you like. I would highly recommend this business to anyone looking for a wedding dress- my experience was wonderful and the organization benefits great causes!

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    Thank you Juliette for visiting our Boutique! We are so happy that you were able to find the perfect dress! We are all volunteers at Fairytale Brides and simply LOVE what we do!

    Cate Berard

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    5 out of 5
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  • This boutique is wonderful! While the selection is limited, due to the reliance on donations, they had a number of options in my plus size. The volunteers made me feel welcome and beautiful and were very responsive. I found my dress in under an hour, and I'm thrilled.

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    Hi Cate, I know shopping for a wedding gown in a specific size can be frustrating and I am so happy you were able to find your gown at Fairytale Brides. We pride ourselves on being able to offer a wide selection of dresses at all sizes and price ranges. Congratulations!

    Melissa Resto

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    5 out of 5
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  • My experience at Fairytale Brides was wonderful. I was able to find my wedding dress here. Cons: The store is smaller then other bridal dress stores I have been to. This means there was not as much variety. Pros: The store is smaller so it was less overwhelming then other stores. It was easier to look at everything. The attendants were very helpful, picking out things and giving advice about how to accessorize and alter the dress. I picked the dress I did because I loved everything but the bust line and the attendant suggested how I could alter it to make it perfect for me. The prices are great. I got a dress I can tailor anyway I want for $50 with in 45mins of the appointment starting. It's a non-profit. I felt good about giving my money to a non-profit organization. It is definitely worth giving a shot to see what they have available.

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    Hi Melissa, We are delighted you were able to find your dream dress at our boutique. We are glad you felt at ease while shopping for this very important occasion. We may be smaller than others but we hope we make up for that by the quality service of our volunteers and dedication to charity! Thank you, Fairytale Brides

    Lindsay Bloomer

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    5 out of 5
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  • I had such a sweet visit amidst the craziness that is planning a wedding during coronavirus. Elizabeth asked the right questions to pick out specific gowns that went with my vision and trying them on was so fun! I found the perfect one for my backyard, woodsy wedding.

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    Hi Lindsay! We had so much fun finding you the perfect gown. You will look stunning when the big day arrives. Please send us pictures! Best, Elizabeth

    Melody C.

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  • The staff at Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring wer so nice and so accommodating. All the dresses are reasonably priced and much like a small boutique shop. My experience was great!

    Lisa

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  • Fairytale brides was the best shop I went to out of 6 in the Rockville/Gaithersburg area. They were all so friendly and helpful and I found my beautiful dress for way under my budget!! Another bonus - all proceeds go to Moco charities which is awesome!!

    Dana B Simms

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  • Going to Fairytale Bridal was an incredible experience. Everyone was so nice and accommodating. Such a wonderful place to get a wedding dress.

    Alison Daniels

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  • First and foremost, I called FBoaSB a few days before I went there to see if they'd have dresses in the style I was looking for, and the assistant on the phone with me could not have been more helpful. She even set aside a few dresses for me so they wouldn't disappear before my appointment. They only work with one bride at a time, so I and my family/bridal party were the complete focus of the staff there. They have gorgeous dresses at INSANELY reasonable prices, PLUS I knew that the proceeds from my purchase were going towards local nonprofits and charities. They were lovely and I could not recommend them more!

    Ryun

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  • Small store but with so much charm! I love their mission and wanted to get my wedding dress here. Everything was organized. I was able to try on the dresses without feeling rushed. Melania and all the ladies there were so helpful! I ended up getting 2 dresses!

    Megan

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  • My daughter and I stumbled into this store only to find a treasure trove of gorgeous dresses at a fraction of the price! We had been to numerous wedding stores and this one by far was the most special. Wonderful selection plus the staff is very welcoming and professional and help guide you through the process so effortlessly. In fact they picked out a dress that we would not have thought of trying on and it turned out to be the perfect dress! It turns out that the proceeds go to charity and the staff are all volunteers.. a total feel good - win, win situation. Thank you Fairytale Brides for making this such a special memory for my daughter and I! You are truly angels on earth helping charities while making brides dreams come true.. Cheers!!!

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    Thank you so much for this glowing review! We at Fairytale Brides are winners as well because we get to help such wonderful families with such a heartwarming task. Thank you for helping us to continue spreading our "Full Circle of Giving" and our Mission of "Empowering Women One Dress at a Time". Best wishes!

    Noelle Anne

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  • Fairytale brides on a Shoestring was amazing! I was the center of attention all the volunteers knew what they were doing and really listened when I explained what I wanted and ended up finding a dress that I have never seen before and it was absolutely perfect. The volunteers gave me the name of a seamstress for alterations. I could not be happier with my dress choice.

    Anne

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  • Had regrets buying a 1k dress at David's Bridal. Looked around for other options and felt that my money going to a second hand dress store where purchases went to charity felt better to me. Looked at all the dresses I was interested and they picked them out and put it by my dressing room, I honestly didn't think I was finding anything I liked. I was giving up, and another woman suggested another dress, I wasn't really a fan of it but tried it on anyways. It was something I didn't think I would've liked, but I loved it! Plus, came with the one thing I really wanted and didn't think it had, pockets! I knew this was the one! It had some light stains, and things that needed to be fixed up, so they offered me a small discount to get it cleaned and fixed! The staff was very nice! Thanks for helping me find the dress I didn't know I wanted!

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    Hi Anne, Sometimes the dream dress is one we never even imagined! I'm so glad our volunteers were successful in helping you find yours. Thank you for letting us be a part of your bridal journey! Best wishes, Fairytale Brides
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