Sample Sale Recap

We're all cleaned up from our pre-holiday SAMPLE SALE this past weekend and are now gearing up for all the families coming for Thanksgiving weekend!

CONGRATULATIONS to all the brides-to-be that found their beautiful gowns for such an unbeatable price. Here are some of the dresses our brides fell in love with over the weekend.

Welcome to the Ellie's Bridal Family. We are honored to be part of such a special part of your Wedding Day. Don't forget to send us wedding pics!!

If you missed out on our Sample Sale this past weekend, don't fret! We offer sample gowns year round for any bride on a tight budget or short timeline. Make an appointment and let us know that you are interested in purchasing a sample gown so we can work with you to make your dreams come true.

WIN your Dream Wedding Dress

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Ellie's Bridal Boutique is so excited that another one of our designers, Justin Alexander, is having a contest that will provide one lucky bride a FREE Wedding Gown!!

Can you believe it? We are so excited for all of our soon to be Brides out there and we had to share this opportunity! Make sure you visit Justin Alexander Dress Giveaway on Facebook to register and pick your gown today. We are unsure how long the contest will run for, so register today before it's too late!

P.S. If you are in love with Justin Alexander wedding gowns like we are, come book your appointment today at Ellie's Bridal Boutique in Alexandria, VA.

For Your Wedding Day, Stay on Campus


Still looking for the perfect venue? Have you considered a nearby University or college? Or even the one you graduated from? Using your Alma Mater as your venue can add a personal touch and can save you some money as well!

For Example, the University of Maryland, College Park, offers many spaces for both the ceremony and reception. Their most popular area to hold a ceremony is The Memorial Chapel. The Memorial Chapel has two spaces available for rent, The Main Chapel which is larger to accommodate a bigger guest list and The West Chapel for a more intimate setting with a smaller guest list.

The Chapel gives HUGE discounts to couples affiliated with the college or military couples! Although anyone in the general public can get married there no matter what your religious affiliation!


Green couples everywhere, find a college in your area that is doing their part to help the planet and book them for your totally Green wedding day!

Beyond the ceremony, most Universities and colleges have gorgeous spaces available for the reception!

At the University of Maryland the Adele H. Stamp Student Union has several rooms available, one being the Grand Ballroom which as a Beauty and the Beast-esque feel to it with it's high ceilings, chandeliers and wood floors.

A few more perks of having your wedding on campus are:

- Parking services

- Shuttle buses

- Guest Accommodation

Many college campuses will offer valet services when you book an event with them and big, public universities usually have shuttle buses going all over the place. In the summer most of the dorm rooms sit empty and unused so if you need to provide accommodations for your guests, you might want to consider having your wedding on campus.


Where will yours be?

Recap: Winter White Blowout Sale

Today was the second day of our Winter White Blowout sale at Ellie's Bridal Boutique. The shop was a whirlwind of activity all day as dozens of brides poured through the doors to find their dream dress at a bargain price. We had brides of every style and personality find their dresses among our selection. As I walked around the shop I saw girls in A-lines, Mermaid style, Ballgowns, some adorned with lace, some with beading and some with fabric flowers. So if you have refrained from going to sample sales because you didn't think you would find anything that you would fall in love with, think again. Sample Sales offer a wide selection that will have something that will appeal to everyone.

I was so happy to see so many brides looking into the mirror with radiant smiles. One such bride was Lisa. She found her dream dress today, a beautiful Mikaella gown for a breathtaking two hundred and fifty dollars!!

Lisa is getting married this June in a traditional church ceremony. Her reception will be held at the Waterford in Springfield, VA. The style of her wedding is "Simple Elegance" and her ivory satin gown is going to set the theme perfectly the moment she walks through those church doors with it's flattering ruched details and subtly fitted shape.