St. Anthony's Bridal

St. Anthony's Bridal Helping brides afford a beautiful wedding! St. Anthony's is a non-profit organization. We are THE Budget Wedding Resource in the DC area. Our Resources:
- Wedding Gowns for a donation $195
- DIY Workshops
- Low Budget Expos
- Books
- Partnerships with Wedding Professionals

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This lovely bride came in to look at dresses. She looked amazing in every dress she tried but nothing felt exactly right...
01/03/2022

This lovely bride came in to look at dresses. She looked amazing in every dress she tried but nothing felt exactly right for her summer wedding. We wish her the best on her dress search journey whether she comes back to look more here or somewhere else. This also means this gorgeous illusion back and sleeved dress is still at the store for others to try on! Wedding dress size 10.

This lovely bride came in to look at dresses. She looked amazing in every dress she tried but nothing felt exactly right for her summer wedding. We wish her the best on her dress search journey whether she comes back to look more here or somewhere else. This also means this gorgeous illusion back and sleeved dress is still at the store for others to try on! Wedding dress size 10.

Looking for dresses with sleeves? You might find what you're looking for at St Anthony's! We have 200 brand new recently...
11/27/2021

Looking for dresses with sleeves? You might find what you're looking for at St Anthony's!

We have 200 brand new recently donated dresses that need brides! We also always need volunteers so whether or not you're getting married we'd love for you to come and get involved! All are welcome!

Why not go for gold? 💛 This beautiful and unique dress can be found at St Anthony's!
11/07/2021

Why not go for gold? 💛 This beautiful and unique dress can be found at St Anthony's!

Congratulations to this beautiful couple who got married this past August! The bride found her veil at St Anthony's 💖Pho...
10/24/2021

Congratulations to this beautiful couple who got married this past August!
The bride found her veil at St Anthony's 💖

Photographed by Regetis Photography @christelafoon

A beautiful variety of BRAND NEW dresses donated to our store! Here are just a few. Make an appointment to see more!
10/16/2021

A beautiful variety of BRAND NEW dresses donated to our store! Here are just a few. Make an appointment to see more!

A beautiful variety of BRAND NEW dresses donated to our store! Here are just a few. Make an appointment to see more!

This dress can be found in our "antique" section... Although it is not likely from as early as the 1800s if you like sty...
10/02/2021

This dress can be found in our "antique" section... Although it is not likely from as early as the 1800s if you like styles that emulate the feel of Jane Austin's era I'd recommend giving this dress a try! (It looks even prettier in person)

This dress can be found in our "antique" section... Although it is not likely from as early as the 1800s if you like styles that emulate the feel of Jane Austin's era I'd recommend giving this dress a try! (It looks even prettier in person)

We truly get some gorgeous donations!  We are currently accepting dresses that are under 10 years old as we have limited...
09/26/2021

We truly get some gorgeous donations! We are currently accepting dresses that are under 10 years old as we have limited space in our store.

Our inventory changes and expands with each donation we receive so please come, help out by volunteering, check us out, or donate! We appreciate your support!

We truly get some gorgeous donations! We are currently accepting dresses that are under 10 years old as we have limited space in our store.

Our inventory changes and expands with each donation we receive so please come, help out by volunteering, check us out, or donate! We appreciate your support!

We're so glad Christie found her dress and a veil (the veil is in that bag, not the dress) at St Anthony's! If you can't...
09/19/2021

We're so glad Christie found her dress and a veil (the veil is in that bag, not the dress) at St Anthony's!

If you can't come during our typical store hours on Saturday there may be a time we can accommodate you during the week... Check out the website stanthonysbridal.com, email [email protected], or email [email protected]

We're so glad Christie found her dress and a veil (the veil is in that bag, not the dress) at St Anthony's!

If you can't come during our typical store hours on Saturday there may be a time we can accommodate you during the week... Check out the website stanthonysbridal.com, email [email protected], or email [email protected]

Want the good kind of drama added to your wedding? This gorgeous cathedral length veil can be found at St Anthony's for ...
09/11/2021

Want the good kind of drama added to your wedding? This gorgeous cathedral length veil can be found at St Anthony's for only $100 dollars.

Also, the woman sitting on the floor in the picture is a wonderful seamstress who is willing to give a generous discount to people who get their dress at St Anthony's! Make an appointment online and come by for more information!

Feel pretty in pink? One of our volunteers having fun trying on one of our unique dresses... Try one on for yourself at ...
09/04/2021

Feel pretty in pink?

One of our volunteers having fun trying on one of our unique dresses... Try one on for yourself at St Anthony's!

The Story continues...This story is from Barbara about her wedding dress she donated to St Anthony's:I donated my weddin...
08/28/2021

The Story continues...

This story is from Barbara about her wedding dress she donated to St Anthony's:

I donated my wedding dress on Saturday, 8/7 and would like to share a special memory attached to it.

My mom was diagnosed with cancer almost a year before my wedding. Shopping for my bridal dress was the last time we spent together, just us. I’m in a big family and usually spending time with her meant that there were many others if not everyone else there, too. I was initially upset that no one else joined us but later was grateful for the alone time together.

This memory stands out for me because it was a beautiful day where I had my mom to myself and together we found this dress that made me feel beautiful. Sadly she passed before my wedding day but this special day lives for me - knowing she got to see me in my dress and be a part of it.

I hope that my dress finds a new owner. I hope that this story reminds them that through the ups & downs of wedding planning decisions, it’s the time spent with loved ones that matters most!

The Story continues...

This story is from Barbara about her wedding dress she donated to St Anthony's:

I donated my wedding dress on Saturday, 8/7 and would like to share a special memory attached to it.

My mom was diagnosed with cancer almost a year before my wedding. Shopping for my bridal dress was the last time we spent together, just us. I’m in a big family and usually spending time with her meant that there were many others if not everyone else there, too. I was initially upset that no one else joined us but later was grateful for the alone time together.

This memory stands out for me because it was a beautiful day where I had my mom to myself and together we found this dress that made me feel beautiful. Sadly she passed before my wedding day but this special day lives for me - knowing she got to see me in my dress and be a part of it.

I hope that my dress finds a new owner. I hope that this story reminds them that through the ups & downs of wedding planning decisions, it’s the time spent with loved ones that matters most!

COME VOLUNTEER WITH US!Want to volunteer in a laid back supportive environment?Want to contribute to the community in a ...
08/07/2021

COME VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Want to volunteer in a laid back supportive environment?

Want to contribute to the community in a unique way?

Come volunteer at St Anthony's! We need volunteers and would love to have you! Email [email protected] for more info or message us on fb with questions!

(Picture featuring volunteers Lydia, Coco, and Ariana)

COME VOLUNTEER WITH US!

Want to volunteer in a laid back supportive environment?

Want to contribute to the community in a unique way?

Come volunteer at St Anthony's! We need volunteers and would love to have you! Email [email protected] for more info or message us on fb with questions!

(Picture featuring volunteers Lydia, Coco, and Ariana)

Featured favorites:On the left is a lovely white dress with subtle mint green accents (roughly size 2) On the right is a...
07/31/2021

Featured favorites:

On the left is a lovely white dress with subtle mint green accents (roughly size 2)

On the right is a wonderfully unique dress with intricate top with a flowy layered dynamic bottom of different colors including pink and ivory (roughly size 18)

Alison traveled all the way from Minnesota to visit her friend AND come to St Anthony's! She was able to find a veil and...
07/24/2021

Alison traveled all the way from Minnesota to visit her friend AND come to St Anthony's!

She was able to find a veil and dress she loved it fit perfectly for $302.10 total!

Alison traveled all the way from Minnesota to visit her friend AND come to St Anthony's!

She was able to find a veil and dress she loved it fit perfectly for $302.10 total!

Expect the unexpected... This bride was not expecting to like this dress she tried on at St Anthony's as she was looking...
07/17/2021

Expect the unexpected...

This bride was not expecting to like this dress she tried on at St Anthony's as she was looking for a lacey gown but even she had to admit she looked fabulous in it!

Expect the unexpected...

This bride was not expecting to like this dress she tried on at St Anthony's as she was looking for a lacey gown but even she had to admit she looked fabulous in it!

Why a pink wedding dress?There are a few dresses at St. Anthony's that stray from the traditional coloring of what most ...
07/11/2021

Why a pink wedding dress?

There are a few dresses at St. Anthony's that stray from the traditional coloring of what most people consider "bridal" in this area. Most people who I've seen come into the store overlook or decide not to go for these dresses or even give them a chance... However, I want to take this opportunity to tell you a story about one of them...

Imagine a bride planning her wedding she thinks about the dress she wants to wear and she realizes she wants to wear a color that brings her joy on this joyful day and that color happens to be pink. Fast forward a few months and the pandemic hits. Most of her plans for the wedding get changed and rearranged...except...most importantly, she still has her very supportive groom and... The pink dress. And she does feel joyful as she puts it on and walks down the aisle to marry her person she's chosen.

And she has donated that dress in hopes someone else can enjoy it.

So I suppose the question now is, why not a pink dress?

Here's the tea on St. Anthony's...We have tea length wedding dresses! Hope you enjoy your 4th of July weekend and the we...
07/04/2021

Here's the tea on St. Anthony's...

We have tea length wedding dresses!

Hope you enjoy your 4th of July weekend and the weeks to come!

Here's the tea on St. Anthony's...

We have tea length wedding dresses!

Hope you enjoy your 4th of July weekend and the weeks to come!

Van Nguyen was looking and feeling fabulous at St Anthony's last weekend! Whether you're a bride or a friend or family m...
06/30/2021

Van Nguyen was looking and feeling fabulous at St Anthony's last weekend!

Whether you're a bride or a friend or family member please tag us @stanthonysbridal about your experiences!

Van Nguyen was looking and feeling fabulous at St Anthony's last weekend!

Whether you're a bride or a friend or family member please tag us @stanthonysbridal about your experiences!

Never been to St Anthony's? Here's some info!We have over 600 wedding dresses of a variety of styles and sizes all donat...
06/26/2021

Never been to St Anthony's?

Here's some info!

We have over 600 wedding dresses of a variety of styles and sizes all donated and under or close to 200 dollars! If you have a wedding dress under 10 years old in good condition you want to donate feel free to drop it off. If you're looking for a dress, this is a good place to start!

If you're coming to try on dresses please first make an appointment on the website (day/times available Sat 10-3). Once you made an appointment at the day and time scheduled (please contact us via email if there are any changes to your schedule or timing at [email protected]) come in with a mask and ready to look for dresses!

You will be able to have free rein of the store (within reason), which is organized by dress size, pick as many dresses as you want to try on and show yourself in them off!

We are a non-profit organization looking to support people trying to have a joyful wedding dress shopping experience on a budget. We completely rely on volunteers to make this work. If you'd like to support us by volunteering please also email [email protected].

Hope to see you there!

Lily found her dress at St Anthony's and so could you! Book an appointment via our website at Stanthonysbridal.com, scro...
06/19/2021

Lily found her dress at St Anthony's and so could you!

Book an appointment via our website at Stanthonysbridal.com, scroll down and click on "make an appointment now". Now open Saturdays from 10am to 3pm.

Questions? Email [email protected]

Fun day volunteering at St Anthony's! Check out our new donations!
06/12/2021

Fun day volunteering at St Anthony's! Check out our new donations!

Fun day volunteering at St Anthony's! Check out our new donations!

01/11/2021

Recent 5* Review from a Beautiful Bride this past Saturday.
Title: Better Than Kleinfeld
"Having worked in luxury fashion in NYC, I was as picky as it gets when it comes to bridal gowns. Previously visited Kleinfield, Saks Fifth Avenue Bridal, Claire Pettibone, Anne Barge, and Ellie’s Bridal, St. Anthony’s had the best timeless and unique selection of dresses. Instead of looking like any other 2021 brides (similar bridal styles for the season) you get to browse through a wide selection of modern and vintage dresses to create your own vision. Well made gowns, many customized dresses with hand stitching details and beautiful lace are available at 90-95% off. I found dresses from Vera Wang, Pronovias, Zac Posen, Jenny Yoo, and Heidi Elnora (AL based custom atelier). No where else can you find well made gowns at a price less than a veil, not to mention Coco and Lydia were amazing. Knowledgeable, accommodating, caring and most of all honest. You can tell they (they are all volunteers) genuinely place your happiness as the priority, not their commissions. If you want an authentic experience with good people and amazing dress selection, do check out St. Anthony’s."

Popular Trend in Weddings: Guest Book as Board & Brush! Imagine having a date night together and spending $68 making you...
07/28/2020
Pine Monogram 24x24 - Shop Board & Brush

Popular Trend in Weddings: Guest Book as Board & Brush! Imagine having a date night together and spending $68 making your guestbook! Memory together + guest book done = Awesome!

A beautiful touch of rustic pine on a classic monogram design to bless your home. To build this sign, we will simply need from you the correct spelling of your last name and the 4-digit year of when your home/family was established. All of our wood signs are sold as pictured with regards to stain, p...

I mean, we’re just sayin’...
03/21/2020

I mean, we’re just sayin’...

The most expensive wedding dress 😂😂😂

Top 10 Things 2Do for Brides2B while on Quarantine1. Work on Your Relationship: whether you're separately quarantined or...
03/19/2020

Top 10 Things 2Do for Brides2B while on Quarantine
1. Work on Your Relationship: whether you're separately quarantined or stuck in close quarters, there is one thing that's going to be the same now and when you're married - you're going to have to work on your relationship no matter what the circumstances are. This is the PERFECT time to strengthen your relationship. Saying, "This is hard," sharing, "I'm scared," asking, "When will this end?" ... these are honest and open questions that SHOULD be spoken between you two.
2. Guest List/Invitations/Seating Chart: work out the guest list. (But take breaks if it gets stressful.) These tasks are GREAT for quarantine b/c you have the time, and these take up a LOT of time. Dive in. Get them done, and whenever they need to be completed, you'll have them ready to go!
3. Vendor Selections: Review those proposals and contracts one more time. Have conversations about "What if's" since we are living one of those "what if" scenarios right now. (Again, if it's stressful, TAKE BREAKS!)
4. The Kiss: You know, the one after you're pronounced married? Yeah, that one 🙂 Have fun!
5. Imagine: Imagine your life together 10 years from now. Think about and talk about your dreams. If you can, work out a vision. Do you want to manage property? Run a business? Travel lots? Have a large family? Write a book? Working towards something is far better than fumbling. Plan it out now when you have time. Figure out steps and milestones.
6. Thank-You Notes: Write out your Thank-You Notes for the Engagement party and the Bridal Shower(s). You have the time.
7. Honeymoon: If it isn't planned, you've got time to browse.
8. Find a New Shared Hobby: Crosswords, Debt Free University, Extreme Couponing, Knitting, Break Dancing... there's YouTube, and it can be used to learn something new. Learn together. The best thing about time is that when there's a lot of unknowns on the other side of it, you have the freedom to make memories and spend time together with few deadlines. Your relationship is worth it.
9. Find and pre-fill out the name change, address change, marriage license application, and other documents you know you'll eventually need to do. Now's the time!
10. Wedding Programs: Write it now! Plan the songs, the words, the acknowledgments, the memorials, and the dedications. 🙂
We hope you all stay well. Please let us know if we can be of any support. We've got a lot of volunteers with TONS of experience, including wedding planners, counselors, seamstresses, etc. Engagement is unique - you're planning something big, and something big is happening in our world right now. Breathe, and reach out to your networks or to us. We are here, and we have time too.

We are closed until at least March 29th. Check here for updates. Fairfax County Recreational Centers are closed, so we a...
03/17/2020
RECenters | Park Authority

We are closed until at least March 29th. Check here for updates. Fairfax County Recreational Centers are closed, so we are as well. Please say home for at least two weeks, please encourage your family members who are 60+ and who are vulnerable to self-quarantine until given the all-clear. Remind those in the most vulnerable categories that you know this virus has killed such a high percentage of those who are vulnerable who contract it and that you want to protect them and to celebrate with them at your wedding. Resources for Brides-2-B passing the time will be forthcoming... 'cause... what's a Bride to do when she's planning to have everyone healthy for her and her fiance's "I Do"? Here is a link to the Parks & Rec website to follow if/when things begin to open again.
https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/parks/recenter

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Saturday 10am - 3pm

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Even though the forecast called for rain, we ended the day with a glorious sunset! Caroline and Dale are married and what a incredible day it was, full of family, friends and so much love! We can’t wait to share more on their blog post on Tuesday but for now here’s a sneak peek from today’s wedding! #loveisbrewering #LMbride #LMcouple Bridal Salon: St. Anthony's Bridal Ceremony: Holy Family Parish - Steubenville, OH Reception: St. Florian Event Center Catering: Undo's Family Restaurants Hair and Makeup: Classic Cutters Salon and Spa Bridesmaids Dresses: AZAZIE Groomsmen Attire: Macy's
I can never thank you enough for all of you've done to make the celebration of my union feel magical and beautiful... and within budget!
The dress was a hit! Thanks for your help.
Hop on over to the blog to see more from this wedding! https://www.fireandgoldphoto.com/blog/2019/7/16/teresa-john-heaven-sent-farms-wedding Loved working with: Church: Holy Family Parish - Steubenville, OHReception: Heaven Sent Farms Cake: The Sifted Sisters DJ: Loyalty Entertainment LTD Dress: St. Anthony's Bridal Catering: The SpringHouse
Loved working with: Church: Holy Family Parish - Steubenville, OHReception: Heaven Sent Farms Cake: The Sifted Sisters DJ: Loyalty Entertainment LTD Dress: St. Anthony's Bridal Catering: The SpringHouse Hop on over to the blog to see more from this wedding! https://www.fireandgoldphoto.com/blog/2019/7/16/teresa-john-heaven-sent-farms-wedding
I remember when St. Anthony's was up in Rockville, MD; my daughter helped out there, and I had the inglorious-but-fun job of cleaning wedding and bridesmaid dresses, yes, cleaning. You would be amazed that such beautifully and intricately made dresses CAN be spot cleaned and then washed in a washing machine (cold water and gentle cycle). Those were fun times, and not only dresses but tablecloths were cleaned and washed, too. Many fine memories of that time. It's so wonderful that you all are still "in business" of providing the means for brides-to-be to have wonderful memories with little cost, if any. God bless you!
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Gracias a Dios 7 muy lindos meses