We Have Fallen...

...in love with Terri Lynn Bridal. One of Bethesda's hidden gems, Terri Lynn Bridal is an all service bridal boutique tucked away in Bethesda, Maryland (a suburb right outside of Washington, DC). 

The second you come through the door you've just entered into a beautifully decorated, dusted blue boutique lined with beautiful gowns.  Terri Lynn isn't overwhelming.  It's quaint and charming and feels like the intimate closet of your dreams.  And the staff simple are, in a word, superb.

Terri Lynn Bridal is indeed owned by Terri Lynn.  She is the epitome of a bridal consultant. She is a huge package of knowledge and is always dressed in a cute black ensemble with flats.  She knows the inventory like the back of her hand. She knows the fabrics, the styles, the veils and head dresses, the belts, accessories, and every other detail about any dress and designer that she doesn't carry in her store.  I will be more than happy to rave about Ms. Terri Lynn multiple times.

Terri will sit with you and discuss what it is that you're looking for. She'll walk you around the store and pull the gowns that you like.  She will also suggest gowns that you may not have considered, but believe me, you'd be surprised how many times the dress picked is the one the bride thought she didn't want. Once you have joyously seen all that Terri Lynn has to offer, she'll take your choices and put them in order for you to try.

(actual photo of inside TLB)

You'll be helped in the dressing room, so remember to wear the proper undergarments (strapless bra for sure!).  As you step up onto the pedestal, she'll let you admire yourself and the dress.  If you love it, she'll suggest a veil or headpiece to finish the look.  She'll then take the time to discuss the dress with you.  Everything from the fabric and color choices available, to mix-and-match belts, tailoring, etc. etc.

Terri Lynn won't rush you during your appointment, although they are time conscious (appointments are 1 hour long and run every hour). They are always happy to have you come back- the store hours are extremely convenient.

What I love most about Terri Lynn Bridal is there is only one "party" in the boutique at any given time. Because of it's size, you don't feel like your competing with other brides for your dress.  It's all about you, as it should be.

Michael Buble and Frank Sinatra's music is playing on a precious side table outside of the dressing room- you can't help but feel as though you are ready, just then and there, to be at your wedding.

Thank you Terri Lynn! 

WEBSITE: http://www.terrilynnbridal.com/