Bobbie's Bridal Boutique

★★★★☆
  • 11258 James Swart Cir

    Fairfax, VA 22030

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  • 703-273-2629

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Mon - Thu, 10am - 8pm; Fri - Sat, 10am - 6pm; Sun, closed

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Terrible customer service... Wasted 3 weeks of our wedding planning process by stringing us along saying the color swatches and examples should arrive soon... Except she said that everytime we called for 2 weeks. Sometimes she had no idea who we were or why we were calling. Dont get me wrong, i understand operating a small business can be hectic and overwhelming, but she promised to help us only to find out we had wasted our time.

You would think ordering 9 bridesmaid dresses might have made us a small priority? Apparently not.

We called one last time (after 3 weeks had gone by) only to hear her say: "im too busy...these swatches wont be coming in..." Wow thanks..

I'll make sure to turn anyone thinking about going here away.

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Terrible customer service... Wasted 3 weeks of our wedding planning process by stringing us along saying the color swatches and examples should arrive soon... Except she said that everytime we called for 2 weeks. Sometimes she had no idea who we were or why we were calling. Dont get me wrong, i understand operating a small business can be hectic and overwhelming, but she promised to help us only to find out we had wasted our time.

You would think ordering 9 bridesmaid dresses might have made us a small priority? Apparently not.

We called one last time (after 3 weeks had gone by) only to hear her say: "im too busy...these swatches wont be coming in..." Wow thanks..

I'll make sure to turn anyone thinking about going here away.

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Go to Bobbie's Bridal first! Her shop has a vast selection of beautiful bridal gowns, veils, and accessories. I had a day to find a dress with my mother (who drove to Alexandria from Williamsburg for the day to go with me). Bobbie's Bridal was the last shop we visited- we had an hour before the shop closed. When Bobbie greeted us with a warm smile and asked what style dress I was looking for, I felt at ease and knew I was in good hands! Bobbie and her assistants were knowledgeable, and very patient. Advice to brides- listen to Bobbie and her assistants. The last dress I tried on was "the one," and I only tried it on because Bobbie and her assistant encouraged me to do so (since I didn't think it was my style!) Order the size she recommends. I ordered another size then what Bobbie recommended and at the first fitting it ended up being too tight. Bobbie lent me a shoulder to cry on and told me everything was going to be ok. With Bobbie's knowledge, and her seamstress onsite, we were able to do some alterations and the dress fit perfectly! She also helped us pick out the veil for the dress! Plus, she got the dress to be delivered to the store for me earlier than it was expected- to put my fears to rest! Don't do business with anyone else- Bobbie is the best!

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★★★★★

Go to Bobbie's Bridal first! Her shop has a vast selection of beautiful bridal gowns, veils, and accessories. I had a day to find a dress with my mother (who drove to Alexandria from Williamsburg for the day to go with me). Bobbie's Bridal was the last shop we visited- we had an hour before the shop closed. When Bobbie greeted us with a warm smile and asked what style dress I was looking for, I felt at ease and knew I was in good hands! Bobbie and her assistants were knowledgeable, and very patient. Advice to brides- listen to Bobbie and her assistants. The last dress I tried on was "the one," and I only tried it on because Bobbie and her assistant encouraged me to do so (since I didn't think it was my style!) Order the size she recommends. I ordered another size then what Bobbie recommended and at the first fitting it ended up being too tight. Bobbie lent me a shoulder to cry on and told me everything was going to be ok. With Bobbie's knowledge, and her seamstress onsite, we were able to do some alterations and the dress fit perfectly! She also helped us pick out the veil for the dress! Plus, she got the dress to be delivered to the store for me earlier than it was expected- to put my fears to rest! Don't do business with anyone else- Bobbie is the best!

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I just purchased my gown from Bobbie's Bridal tonight. I came into the store on Saturday and tried on a few dresses with the 4 gown being the "ONE". It was perfect!!! The entire staff at Bobbie's is knowledgeable on the gowns at the store. I didn't need to try on more gowns. I just came in with pictures and a description of the style of the gown I wanted, and they picked out a gown that fit into the description of the gown I wanted, I picked out a gown, my BM picked out a gown and then the last gown was picked by staff. The last one was it. Sometimes what you have in mind may not be exactly what you want. That's why they are professionals and have seen the dresses. Bobbie and the staff can take what you tell them and help you pick out a gown that will be perfect for you! I'm not a size 6 girl, and I know that for the size of her shop and the vast selection that it's unlikely she's going to have a gown in every size. It would be impossible. I'd rather have a wider selection and be able to see the gowns. Bobbie was able to complete my ensemble with the perfect veil! We also picked out my bridesmaid's gowns as well. Saturdays tend to get busy, but that's because everyone wants to go to Bobbies! I have known and seen some happy brides from Bobbie's. :) My suggestion is to make an appointment, and if you walk in and it's busy, just be patient. Tonight I also had my little flower girl try on dresses as well. Bobbie's is truly a one stop shop. For brides to be in the area, you should definitely go to Bobbie's. She has everything from the gowns to Bridesmaids, mothers, flower girls, grooms, gifts, shoes, purses, veils, tiaras, flowers for your hair, hats (for the 20's look), and of course alterations!! Bobbie is really helpful and honest, that's why she's been around 24 years! I would recommend Bobbie's Bridal to anyone getting married, or anyone who's a part of the wedding!

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★★★★★

I just purchased my gown from Bobbie's Bridal tonight. I came into the store on Saturday and tried on a few dresses with the 4 gown being the "ONE". It was perfect!!! The entire staff at Bobbie's is knowledgeable on the gowns at the store. I didn't need to try on more gowns. I just came in with pictures and a description of the style of the gown I wanted, and they picked out a gown that fit into the description of the gown I wanted, I picked out a gown, my BM picked out a gown and then the last gown was picked by staff. The last one was it. Sometimes what you have in mind may not be exactly what you want. That's why they are professionals and have seen the dresses. Bobbie and the staff can take what you tell them and help you pick out a gown that will be perfect for you! I'm not a size 6 girl, and I know that for the size of her shop and the vast selection that it's unlikely she's going to have a gown in every size. It would be impossible. I'd rather have a wider selection and be able to see the gowns. Bobbie was able to complete my ensemble with the perfect veil! We also picked out my bridesmaid's gowns as well. Saturdays tend to get busy, but that's because everyone wants to go to Bobbies! I have known and seen some happy brides from Bobbie's. :) My suggestion is to make an appointment, and if you walk in and it's busy, just be patient. Tonight I also had my little flower girl try on dresses as well. Bobbie's is truly a one stop shop. For brides to be in the area, you should definitely go to Bobbie's. She has everything from the gowns to Bridesmaids, mothers, flower girls, grooms, gifts, shoes, purses, veils, tiaras, flowers for your hair, hats (for the 20's look), and of course alterations!! Bobbie is really helpful and honest, that's why she's been around 24 years! I would recommend Bobbie's Bridal to anyone getting married, or anyone who's a part of the wedding!

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My experience at Bobbie's Bridal Boutique was wonderful. It actually started in 2003 when my sister purchased her dress from Bobbie's. She was late getting her order in, but the dress got there in time and the shop had relatively little time (for a smaller shop) to get alterations done, but they did it!

For my August 2009 wedding, I had been to about 4 shops before going to Bobbie's. Bobbie gave me a wonderful deal on my dress (partially for being a repeat customer). Further, I was having a hard time outfitting my bridal party of 7 girls (sizes 4-22) and Bobbie stepped right in. She provided a generous discount to all of my girls and did the alterations on their schedules (with some of them being out of towners).

The other great thing about purchasing my dress here (and the girls) was that the dresses were specific to us; our sizes were created for our size not like big corporate store where you have to tailor from a generic size, thus requiring several different alterations to make it "right".

Bobbie's was very professional and nice to work with (and you weren't just left in a stall for your family to pick out and pull dresses for you). I would recommend Bobbie's to anyone looking for quality, but don't expect to find those $200-400 dresses found at those larger chain stores.

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★★★★☆

My experience at Bobbie's Bridal Boutique was wonderful. It actually started in 2003 when my sister purchased her dress from Bobbie's. She was late getting her order in, but the dress got there in time and the shop had relatively little time (for a smaller shop) to get alterations done, but they did it!

For my August 2009 wedding, I had been to about 4 shops before going to Bobbie's. Bobbie gave me a wonderful deal on my dress (partially for being a repeat customer). Further, I was having a hard time outfitting my bridal party of 7 girls (sizes 4-22) and Bobbie stepped right in. She provided a generous discount to all of my girls and did the alterations on their schedules (with some of them being out of towners).

The other great thing about purchasing my dress here (and the girls) was that the dresses were specific to us; our sizes were created for our size not like big corporate store where you have to tailor from a generic size, thus requiring several different alterations to make it "right".

Bobbie's was very professional and nice to work with (and you weren't just left in a stall for your family to pick out and pull dresses for you). I would recommend Bobbie's to anyone looking for quality, but don't expect to find those $200-400 dresses found at those larger chain stores.

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Bobbie's Bridal is awesome! I purchased my wedding gown from Bobbie's Bridal and I was well pleased. I had looked for months and could not find anything, and one day I came across Bobbie's website. I looked through every designer's site and finally came across Maggie Sottero. I immediately called Bobbie and made an appointment. The customer service was awesome from start to finish. Bobbie has a warm personality and she really took care of me and my dress. The dress arrived on time like promised and I purchased the remaining accessories from Bobbie as well.

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★★★★★

Bobbie's Bridal is awesome! I purchased my wedding gown from Bobbie's Bridal and I was well pleased. I had looked for months and could not find anything, and one day I came across Bobbie's website. I looked through every designer's site and finally came across Maggie Sottero. I immediately called Bobbie and made an appointment. The customer service was awesome from start to finish. Bobbie has a warm personality and she really took care of me and my dress. The dress arrived on time like promised and I purchased the remaining accessories from Bobbie as well.

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I have had such a wonderful experience with Bobbie's Bridal in Fairfax. My mom, my flower girls, my junior bridesmaid, my bridesmaids and myself were all outfitted there. I remember from the first day I came in telling Bobbie I had to have a dress with a pop of color, she directed me to the dresses I would eventually try on and fall in love with. She also had wonderful suggestions for the rest of the bridal party as well.

The customer service at Bobbie's is outstanding, especially once your dress comes in, and it's time for alterations. Bobbie and the seamstresses really took the time and effort to make sure my dress fit perfectly..and it does! I can't wait to wear it, and send them pictures of the day!

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★★★★★

I have had such a wonderful experience with Bobbie's Bridal in Fairfax. My mom, my flower girls, my junior bridesmaid, my bridesmaids and myself were all outfitted there. I remember from the first day I came in telling Bobbie I had to have a dress with a pop of color, she directed me to the dresses I would eventually try on and fall in love with. She also had wonderful suggestions for the rest of the bridal party as well.

The customer service at Bobbie's is outstanding, especially once your dress comes in, and it's time for alterations. Bobbie and the seamstresses really took the time and effort to make sure my dress fit perfectly..and it does! I can't wait to wear it, and send them pictures of the day!

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I purchased my wedding gown from Bobbie's Bridal and had an overall satisfying experience.

Bobby suggested a dress for me based on my style choices and it turned out to be THE dress. My appts were always on the books and my dress was ready for fittings when Bobby said it would be.

My dress required several alterations in order to get it exactly the way I wanted and the seamstress did a beautiful job! She made continuous efforts to help me get it right.

The only thing I would suggest to someone who goes there is to order your dress a little big and pay to have it altered. Mine came in too small and I couldn't get it adjusted the way I wanted because it was an issue with the length of the bodice. I ended up having to buy another size and have it taken in. Bobby did give us a nice discount on the second order.

The customer service is wonderful and Bobbie always made me feel welcome : ) My family really liked her! Overall, I think Bobbie's is a great choice if looking for that gown!

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★★★★☆

I purchased my wedding gown from Bobbie's Bridal and had an overall satisfying experience.

Bobby suggested a dress for me based on my style choices and it turned out to be THE dress. My appts were always on the books and my dress was ready for fittings when Bobby said it would be.

My dress required several alterations in order to get it exactly the way I wanted and the seamstress did a beautiful job! She made continuous efforts to help me get it right.

The only thing I would suggest to someone who goes there is to order your dress a little big and pay to have it altered. Mine came in too small and I couldn't get it adjusted the way I wanted because it was an issue with the length of the bodice. I ended up having to buy another size and have it taken in. Bobby did give us a nice discount on the second order.

The customer service is wonderful and Bobbie always made me feel welcome : ) My family really liked her! Overall, I think Bobbie's is a great choice if looking for that gown!

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I used Bobbie's Bridal Boutique to purchase my wedding gown, and I was more than pleased with my experience. They went above and beyond for me, and Bobbie herself even gave me my alterations for free! They have a wide variety of inventory to choose from, ranging from clearance to designer. The staff there is accommodating, kind, and a pleasure to work with! I recommend Bobbie's Bridal to anyone living in the DC metro area.

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★★★★★

I used Bobbie's Bridal Boutique to purchase my wedding gown, and I was more than pleased with my experience. They went above and beyond for me, and Bobbie herself even gave me my alterations for free! They have a wide variety of inventory to choose from, ranging from clearance to designer. The staff there is accommodating, kind, and a pleasure to work with! I recommend Bobbie's Bridal to anyone living in the DC metro area.

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I concur with Jean M. below as I am Jim M, her lesser half! Jean was absolutely stunning in the dress that Bobbie recommended. SInce we didn't have a formal wedding the first time (JP in the Blue Ridge) because I was being sent overseas, we wanted to do it right this time during a lull in Army deployments. We went to 2942 Restaurant in Falls Church with family and friends and her dress fit her, the venue and the overall event perfectly!! Let's just say that alot of sour grapes are from GIANT bridezillas, usually covered in cheap tatoos and have width equal to height. Can't fit a size 18 tail into a size 8 dress no matter how much WD-40 you use. I would suggest they go to Sears Hardware for that sexy blue tarp look or hit the gym for the next 10 months 3X/day and use MOUTH TAPE to cut the calories. One more thing, don't even try to hide the tramp stamps. You should have realized these would show when you had them done in Manassas. How these beasts found a guy is hard to fathom. Too bad the front door of the store is not width limited as in: "You must be able to fit through this to buy a dress here and look NORMAL". Bobbie has the patience of Jobe to deal with these bubble types.

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★★★★★

I concur with Jean M. below as I am Jim M, her lesser half! Jean was absolutely stunning in the dress that Bobbie recommended. SInce we didn't have a formal wedding the first time (JP in the Blue Ridge) because I was being sent overseas, we wanted to do it right this time during a lull in Army deployments. We went to 2942 Restaurant in Falls Church with family and friends and her dress fit her, the venue and the overall event perfectly!! Let's just say that alot of sour grapes are from GIANT bridezillas, usually covered in cheap tatoos and have width equal to height. Can't fit a size 18 tail into a size 8 dress no matter how much WD-40 you use. I would suggest they go to Sears Hardware for that sexy blue tarp look or hit the gym for the next 10 months 3X/day and use MOUTH TAPE to cut the calories. One more thing, don't even try to hide the tramp stamps. You should have realized these would show when you had them done in Manassas. How these beasts found a guy is hard to fathom. Too bad the front door of the store is not width limited as in: "You must be able to fit through this to buy a dress here and look NORMAL". Bobbie has the patience of Jobe to deal with these bubble types.

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I highly recommend Bobbie's Bridal Boutique. I initially visited Bobbie's after first visiting David's Bridal. It was very obvious that the name brands and quality at Bobbie's were far superior. As this was NOT my first wedding, I was looking for an appropriate dress both for my age and for the venue (outside ceremony and upscale restaurant reception). When I explained the situation to Bobbie, she made appropriate style suggestions and I found the most perfect gown on the first visit. Bobbie's years of experience come through in all she does - from her suggestions to her creativity to the staff that does her alterations. Don't expect a glitzy showroom and over zealous, over complimentary sales persons. Bobbie's integrity, honesty and experience will enable you to chose the RIGHT gown and make you feel as special as your wedding day. That is the bottom line. Can't wait to bring my daughter to Bobbie's for her wedding gown. Thank you, Bobbie. I am so fortunate to have found you!

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★★★★★

I highly recommend Bobbie's Bridal Boutique. I initially visited Bobbie's after first visiting David's Bridal. It was very obvious that the name brands and quality at Bobbie's were far superior. As this was NOT my first wedding, I was looking for an appropriate dress both for my age and for the venue (outside ceremony and upscale restaurant reception). When I explained the situation to Bobbie, she made appropriate style suggestions and I found the most perfect gown on the first visit. Bobbie's years of experience come through in all she does - from her suggestions to her creativity to the staff that does her alterations. Don't expect a glitzy showroom and over zealous, over complimentary sales persons. Bobbie's integrity, honesty and experience will enable you to chose the RIGHT gown and make you feel as special as your wedding day. That is the bottom line. Can't wait to bring my daughter to Bobbie's for her wedding gown. Thank you, Bobbie. I am so fortunate to have found you!

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I searched 4 different bridal salons in the Northern Virginia area for my bridal gown and my BM dresses. I have nothing but glowing remarks for this Boutique and for Bobbie herself. I found her eager to help, professional to work with, and she genuinely seems to go above and beyond to work with brides in finding their dream dress. I am uncertain as to what these other girls' expectations were, and why they were so unhappy with her, because I would recommend this salon to any bride who is in the search for her dream gown. My gown came in 4 weeks ahead of schedule and fit perfectly. As I continue to lose weight, Bobbie was more than willing to work with me in scheduling my fitting within a reasonable amount of time for both my needs, and her needs in order to accomodate getting my alterations done. I purchased my gown and all of my BM dresses there, and she even helped me to find the right BM dress that fit my vision of my day, and all at very reasonable prices.

5
★★★★★

I searched 4 different bridal salons in the Northern Virginia area for my bridal gown and my BM dresses. I have nothing but glowing remarks for this Boutique and for Bobbie herself. I found her eager to help, professional to work with, and she genuinely seems to go above and beyond to work with brides in finding their dream dress. I am uncertain as to what these other girls' expectations were, and why they were so unhappy with her, because I would recommend this salon to any bride who is in the search for her dream gown. My gown came in 4 weeks ahead of schedule and fit perfectly. As I continue to lose weight, Bobbie was more than willing to work with me in scheduling my fitting within a reasonable amount of time for both my needs, and her needs in order to accomodate getting my alterations done. I purchased my gown and all of my BM dresses there, and she even helped me to find the right BM dress that fit my vision of my day, and all at very reasonable prices.

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There is nothing good I can really say about my experience here.

First, they insulted two of the bridesmaids in the wedding party. Instead of using weight-conscious understanding, especially in a bridal store that followed the industry size 8-10 as the standard trial sizes, they opted to look at them as say that because they were fatter they would have to just guess if it was a good style for them. I was appalled and felt so bad for them.

Second, when my dress came in it was the wrong size, they ordered the smaller size and failed to tell me that it would need to be let out. When I ordered the dress all they told me was that they took the measurements and applied them to the scale and ordered the dress. Not that it was "a little" small or that when it came it I wouldn't even be able to zip it up. When the seamstress came out to look at it she said that it needed to be let out at least and inch and a half to two inches. I had them remeasure me and I had lost an inch over all! I said that it had to have been ordered wrong, but all they would say is that this was normal and it would be about 100.00 for the alterations, but that it could be more once they opened the dress up! I argued that 2 inches was unacceptable, but the owner just kept repeating that it was normal and no alterations are ever included. I did at least get them to fix the hook in the back after they broke it trying to get the dress on. At this point, I was so angry and frustrated, that I took my dress elsewhere for alterations because I didn't trust a word anyone in that store said. I took the dress to my normal dress shop and had my usual seamstress look it over and she is going to end up having to add a panel to each side under my arm just to make it work because there was no extra fabric in the inseams inside the bodice, which the lady at Bobbie's swore there would be.

Lastly, one of the other dresses was also too small, but her's was the fact that they didn't even measure her, instead they just used the floor sample size, which ended up being stretched out and had to let her dress out as well!

BEWARE they are just out for a buck and have the worst customer service I have ever experienced!

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There is nothing good I can really say about my experience here.

First, they insulted two of the bridesmaids in the wedding party. Instead of using weight-conscious understanding, especially in a bridal store that followed the industry size 8-10 as the standard trial sizes, they opted to look at them as say that because they were fatter they would have to just guess if it was a good style for them. I was appalled and felt so bad for them.

Second, when my dress came in it was the wrong size, they ordered the smaller size and failed to tell me that it would need to be let out. When I ordered the dress all they told me was that they took the measurements and applied them to the scale and ordered the dress. Not that it was "a little" small or that when it came it I wouldn't even be able to zip it up. When the seamstress came out to look at it she said that it needed to be let out at least and inch and a half to two inches. I had them remeasure me and I had lost an inch over all! I said that it had to have been ordered wrong, but all they would say is that this was normal and it would be about 100.00 for the alterations, but that it could be more once they opened the dress up! I argued that 2 inches was unacceptable, but the owner just kept repeating that it was normal and no alterations are ever included. I did at least get them to fix the hook in the back after they broke it trying to get the dress on. At this point, I was so angry and frustrated, that I took my dress elsewhere for alterations because I didn't trust a word anyone in that store said. I took the dress to my normal dress shop and had my usual seamstress look it over and she is going to end up having to add a panel to each side under my arm just to make it work because there was no extra fabric in the inseams inside the bodice, which the lady at Bobbie's swore there would be.

Lastly, one of the other dresses was also too small, but her's was the fact that they didn't even measure her, instead they just used the floor sample size, which ended up being stretched out and had to let her dress out as well!

BEWARE they are just out for a buck and have the worst customer service I have ever experienced!

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We made an appt. at this shop and came on time. However, a group walked in just before us -- no appt. -- and they were served while we were left on our own. I'll give the store this: there is lots to choose from! But the gowns are poorly tagged as to manufacturer, materials, etc. and the staff didn't seem to know the business too well. I think if you know exactly what you want, don't need alterations (I don't think I'd trust them because I bet their alterations are done out of house) then you might want to buy here. But for one's most important day - the wedding! - I would recommend that you keep shopping.

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★★☆☆☆

We made an appt. at this shop and came on time. However, a group walked in just before us -- no appt. -- and they were served while we were left on our own. I'll give the store this: there is lots to choose from! But the gowns are poorly tagged as to manufacturer, materials, etc. and the staff didn't seem to know the business too well. I think if you know exactly what you want, don't need alterations (I don't think I'd trust them because I bet their alterations are done out of house) then you might want to buy here. But for one's most important day - the wedding! - I would recommend that you keep shopping.

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I got all 4 of my bridesmaids dresses at Bobbie's bridal. Bobbie's is very crowded and not super organized but if you don't need any help (I had already found the dresses I wanted online and just wanted to see the colors in person), it was perfect. The prices were good (got them on sale), and came in on time-you really can't ask for too much more than that!

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★★★☆☆

I got all 4 of my bridesmaids dresses at Bobbie's bridal. Bobbie's is very crowded and not super organized but if you don't need any help (I had already found the dresses I wanted online and just wanted to see the colors in person), it was perfect. The prices were good (got them on sale), and came in on time-you really can't ask for too much more than that!

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