1523 Wisconsin Ave., N..
Washington, D.C. 20007
As spirited as its young owners, Hitched is one of the best bridal shops in Washington, D.C. Since 2005, brides have turned to Hitch, just north of the heart of Georgetown for exclusive gowns and service. The 10 designers they represent include Adele Wechsler, Amy Kuschel, Lela Rose and Modern Trosseau. Regardless of the designer, all the dresses are on display for you to see. Some of the store’s six bridesmaid dress designers also carry flower girl dresses and ties to match. Appointments are available to try on gowns. Open Tuesday to Thursday, noon to 8 p.m., Friday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Filene’s Basement’s Running of the Brides
1133 Connecticut Ave.
Washington, DC 20036Best
The store normally associated with discount designer duds for less becomes a bridal madhouse on one Friday each April. Brides line up at the door before the doors open, ready to make a beeline for gowns that go for between about $250 and $700 rather than the original prices of $900 to $9,000. The thrill of a bridal bonanza and discounts galore on designer gowns makes Filene’s Basement one of the best bridal shops in Washington, D.C., for one glorious day. To learn this year’s big day and get advice on how to win the bridal race, check the Web site.
11550-A Rockville Pike
Green Acres Shopping Center
Rockville, MD 20852
For more than 50 years, David’s has been one of the best bridal shops in Washington, D.C., for brides looking for affordable dresses. From petite to plus sizes, David’s has hundreds of dresses available for brides to try on with or without an appointment. You can even order your dress online. Brides can shop by theme (casual, destination, romantic), by style (classic, glamorous, chic) and even by celebrity – if you like the wedding dress of a famous bride, David’s can help you find a look-alike dress. Beyond the bridal gown, David’s outifts bridemaids, flower girls, mothers and special guests.