About this Vendor
Betsy Robinson's–over 60 years of superior service
Betsy Robinson’s Bridal Collection boasts a comprehensive selection of gowns in every price range, with many lines exclusive in Baltimore/Washington. Your consultant will be among the finest anywhere, whose knowledge, expertise, and quality of service have been recognized industry-wide for many years.
Bridesmaid Dresses, Mother of the Bride Dresses, Wedding Dresses, Dresses, Alterations, Plus Size Available, Fashion
Excellent service!Reviewed on 4/09/2014 Erika Z
The staff was very helpful in accommodating my need for a modest gown....the price, timing of the order etc was perfect!
Loved the shop, LOVE my dressReviewed on 11/13/2013 Kate S
I'm extremely petite, so I was nervous to go dress shopping. The staff was awesome and made the experience exactly what I'd hoped for. I also really love how the boutique is set-up - they ask you your budget, and then don't even take you in the rooms with dresses priced above your price point, so the temptation to break your bank isn't a factor. The alterations were perfect too!
Wedding gown to die for!Reviewed on 8/26/2013 Kristina D
Betsy Robinson's Bridal Collection has the highest quality wedding gowns from couture designers! I received so many compliments on my dress it was staggering. I worked personally with Maria (manager) and Betsy, and my dress fit me like a glove and had an elaborate, never-been-done before bustle. My recommendation is to make sure that you are working with a staff member who is attentive and knows what they are doing, or else you will not be as happy with the outcome.
I went into the dress shopping process not really knowing what I was looking for in a dress, and with the help of Pinterest and Betsy Robinson Bridal, I was able to find a dress that was stunning and perfectly fit my personality. They were prompt and extremely professional with appointments. If you can make an appointment to shop during the week over a weekend--do that--it was super busy when we were there on a Saturday, but I just think that speaks to how popular they've become. Jessica helped me find my dress, she was really patient and accommodating when I showed her pictures of dresses that I liked. They had a large, diverse inventory. We also found my veil and jewelry at Betsy Robinson. They made the entire process more fun and easier than I anticipated. I loved my dress!
Everyone at Betsy Robinson's treated me like royalty!!!! I tried on about 12 dresses which seemed to take some time. The girls were very helpful, never seemed annoyed by my 1,000,000 questions and calls. EVERYONE here went out of their way to help me feel special on every visit. The seamstress even finished my alterations in 24 hours knowing I was from out of town and needed it rushed. I highly recommend this place for all your bridal needs!!!!!!
The alterations process here is insane. I paid $2,000 for my dress and $500 in alterations. I had to drive out there 5 different times for alterations (you pay as you go) and I didn't even have a bustle. I also did not fluctuate a pound so there was no reason it should've taken 6 tries to get it right. The last fitting was the worst of all of them! They had taken my dress out instead of in and then claimed I lost weight. I hadn't lost a pound. The boning in the side hip area was also sticking out. The seamstress "fixed" it so that it looked fine while I was standing there but the minute I took a step, it would stick out again. I didn't discover this until the day of my wedding. My photographer and wedding coordinator were frantic trying to get rid of it right before the ceremony. We finally had to say "screw it" and I used my flowers to hide it during the ceremony. I had to get it photoshopped in all of my pictures because it looked ridiculous. It looked like I had a massive growth on my right hip. I reached out to two people at Betsy and never heard back from them on it. Solid customer service.
Betsy Robinson bridal salon had the only dress I fell in love with after going to three other places. The staff that worked with me spent their time and attention on me solely during my appointments. The seamstress added sleeves to my strapless gown to make it even more perfect. Every moment fittings was enjoyable. I would recommend Betsy Robinson salon!
I went to Betsy's after failed attempts at other salons. They squeezed me in for an appointment at the end of the day and still took their time with me to find the perfect dress. I was given the opportunity to pick out dresses that I wanted to try on and the consultant took her time with me and made suggestions as well. Sure enough, I found my dream dress. My bridesmaids also purchased their dresses with Betsy's since they had a great selection and you receive a discount on the bridesmaid dresses if you bough your wedding gown there. My only complaint with the bridesmaid dress shopping experience is they only had one consultant available to help multiple bridesmaids and she was unavailable to help us with pinning dresses and changing at times because other brides/bridesmaids would come in and pull her away from our appointment. When I went back to Betsy's for trunk shows to shop for jewelry and a veil, both consultants were very helpful, and i found exactly what I needed to complete my outfit. The turn around time on the dress and the accessories was great. I did have to reach out to the store to confirm if my accessories were in rather than being contacted, which slowed down my schedule a bit for having my hair trial completed. Overall, my experience was great. I would recommend Betsy's for wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, and accessories. I did not have anything altered with this store, so I cannot review these services.
I highly recommend Betsy Robinson's! They have the largest selection of dresses in the MD/DC/VA area and, unlike a lot of salons, they let you look through their dresses and try on the ones you want to try! I worked with Ashley G who was AMAZING! She asked all the right questions and listened to what I was looking for. She was patient, honest and provided excellent customer service. She made the experience so fun and relaxing...it was like shopping with my best friend! The first dress I tried on was THE ONE! The alteration process was a bit complicated with my dress, but Olga made sure it was perfect...and it was! I could not have asked for a better experience! Thank you Betsy Robinson's!!
I never write reviews, but I had such a poor experience at this salon that I truly felt compelled to. First, I showed up 5 mins early to my appointment with my entire party, and we sat around for 45 minutes without any word from anyone on staff as to how long we would have to be waiting. I finally went up to the counter and asked if we could at least look around, she rudely said "yes, but you can't touch any of the dresses". When I was finally taken into the back to try on dresses I had picked out, my group was not even given a pedestal to sit around, instead I had to walk out and look at a half covered mirror with them awkwardly standing around. I would understand if I was a walk-in why this might be the case, but I had an appointment. To make matters worse, after I tried on about 4 dresses and wasn't trilled about any, the attendant asked if I wanted to look around for any others.. I had already picked out the initial 4 dresses and described what I was looking for. I thought they were there to know the inventory and suggest options I may not have seen. I actually really liked one of the dresses I ended up trying on but was so appalled by the entire experience I didn't want to give them my money. STAY AWAY FROM THIS PLACE!
Actually didn't get to shop here because when daughter called for appt was spoken to so rudely she refused. I really wanted to give them another chance so emailed them to tell them about rude, saracastic receptionist and asked someone to call my daughter and apologize so she would consider them. She said they called and offered a lame apology as if she had done something wrong and never replied to my email. Guess they have plenty of business so no need for great customer service. You must go to Elegant Touch to be treated special.
I booked an appointment for 1 week after my engagement. I came in and Betsy (yes, she's a real person!) helped me. I told her the style dress I was looking for and she let me pick 5. When I tried on the 5th dress I looked at myself in the mirror and thought, 'huh, I didn't think this is what I'd be hearing on my wedding day but it looks right'. Betsy saw the look on my face and said she'd be right back. She brought in one more gown and helped me into it. As soon as it was zipped up (it was one size too small so I looked sooooo skinny!) I knew it was "the one". I was totally surprised to have found my dress on the first try but so happy with the experience. I would recommend Betsy Robinson's to any bride looking to find the perfect dress.
I was referred to Betsy Robinson's by one of my friend who got their dress from there. I had a great appointment and ended up buying the first dress that tried on! It was such a suprise but also a good relief to find a perfect dress at my first appointment. My alterations went pretty smoothly. I had to come in about 4 times, since I'm very curvy they were able to get the dress to fit me well in all the right places. I was very happy with the end result and was complimented on my look all throughout the wedding! I highly recommend going to Betsy Robinsons as you can get everything done there! Even bridesmaids dresses!
My experience at Betsy Robinson's was exceptional from start to finish. I worked with Maria (who unfortunately is not there anymore) who was extremely patient, kind and knowledgeable. We tried on a variety of gowns, some to please my family but in the end she knew what looked best on my body. She helped me complete the look with a beautiful cathedral length veil that I couldn't be happier with. I worked with Paula for my alterations and she also was great. My dress required quite a few fittings and tweaks and Paula was patient throughout the whole process. Anything that I had a question about or was unhappy with, she was determined to fix. In the end, the final product was better than I expected and I'm still getting compliments on my gown. The rest of the staff was always friendly and helpful. I got my bridesmaid dresses at Betsy's as well and Kelsey was great! She was very organized and made sure all my girls ordered in time. Overall, I had an amazing experience at Betsy's and would recommend them to any engaged bride!
I had such a great experience here. They had tons of dresses in my price range, and I found a stock dress that was just perfect. I was worried this place might be too pricey for me, but I stayed on budget and everyone was super friendly and low pressure. I can't wait to wear my gown and I highly recommend Betsy's!
Worst customer service experience I have had in my life! If you are looking to be treated terribly and waste hours of your time... this is your place! I scheduled my first appointment to try on bridal dresses at 2:30. Their policy is to give you a set amount of time for each appointment, but apparently don't hold anyone to that because they kept me waiting an hour! Apparently the bride before me had not yet finished, and they could not tell me when she would be done. They wanted me to continue waiting with no indication of how much longer I would be there. Why have a time limit if it doesn't really matter? I put in the time to research all the dresses I wanted to try on prior to my appointment so I could make the most of my scheduled time slot. I picked a time when three busy friends could come with me, and this experience wasted their time as well. Possibly the worst part was how flippant the team was when I told them I was leaving after waiting for an HOUR! Their response - "Ok, have a good day." They could not have cared less that we waited an hour and were planning to leave. I felt so disrespected I was almost brought to tears. I had gotten so excited to try on dresses only to be treated like I was disposable business... it was actually quite hurtful. Do yourself a favor and find a bridal boutique that cares about you and your valuable time... somewhere that will make you feel special during this wonderful time.
STAY FAR AWAY. First of all, the customer service is terrible. The majority of the girls are extremely rude and it is amazing that they are employed in positions where it is their JOB to be personable. Most importantly though, I bought my wedding dress there and when it came in it was NOT what I had tried on. After arguing for days with staff that the dress needed to be returned, it was sent back to the manufacturer, who not surprisingly agreed with me. Even though BR staff told me they would call me as soon as they heard from the manufacturer, I had to call and email them for weeks before I got a response. Even though the manufacturer says the dress is not fixable, and even though I have already gotten a much better dress somewhere else, BR is refusing to refund my money, saying that I can use a store credit towards bridal accessories ONLY. $1,000+ on accessories? Seriously? Betsy Robinson sold a poorly made dress, the manufacturer of the dress AGREES with the customer, and they think I want to keep investing money in their shop? This is unethical and ROBBERY. If my money wasn't on the line, this would almost be laughable. Brides, there are other shops in Baltimore with much better customer service. Only go to Betsy Robinson if you enjoy being treated poorly.
Betsy's is absolutely the place to go for stunning dresses and wonderful customer service. I had called what felt like every store in Maryland looking for Maggie Sottero's Ettia gown. No one had it, but just when I was about to give up I called Betsy Robinson's. I ended up talking to Maria and she went out of her way to make my dreams come true. She was the only person I had talked to in my search who had offered to have the dress brought in for me. Her attention to detail, laid back style of helping me search, and overall sweetness was more than I could have ever asked for. If you're looking for THE dress and the right ladies to help this is definitely the place to go. Alterations were pretty easy and everything went well. We actually had to let my dress out as much as possible, so I'm not sure we really ordered the best size but that wasn't Maria. Overall, everyone I interacted with at Betsy's really seems to care and tries to be as helpful as possible.
I found my dress here and had such a great appointment that day, much better than the 2 other dress shops I went to. It might have helped I went on a weekday. Future brides---take the day off work and go dress shopping on a weekday, it will be so much less crowded and stressful!! My consultant was Ashley D. and she was great! She actually picked out the dress I fell in love with, it was a different style than what I thought I would like. My original goal was to stay under $1000 for the dress + alterations. That reality was quickly changed and I ended up spending $1100 on the dress and $650 on alterations. So if you are reeeeally looking to stay under $1000 this store probably isn't for you. I didn't anticipate alterations to be so expensive, and I was in a bit of a time crunch so I didn't get quotes from other alterations places. I think the alterations were somewhat fairly priced as I did have to get a lot done to the dress due to the nature of it and the fact I am petite and the dress did not come in petite. Alterations included hemming, shortening shoulder straps, pulling up waist, 11 bustle points, sides all the way down, run stitches, and tacking on a sash. The most frustrating thing I found with alterations was they wouldn't give me an estimate ahead of time, claiming it depended on the dress, even though I found out later that hemming is always the same price. I would have liked to known the prices for different alterations ahead of time because I did know without even trying on the dress (as the sample size was the size I ordered) that I would need hemming, waist, and strap adjustments. I also did run into some confusion/communication issues with them when I had to call multiple times to figure out when my dress would arrive and the answer kept changing each time I called. It eventually got sorted out thankfully. Overall it was a positive experience, and would have been less stressful if I wasn't so budget conscious!
I went into Betsy Robinsons this week with a budget of $1700 my goal was to spend no more than $3000. I met with my consultant Mary who was very sweet, suggestive and a pleasure to work with it was like she knew me better than I knew myself because it got to the point I let her pick every dress I tried on. I told Mary my dream designer was Galia Lahav understanding Galia is over my budget Mary suggested I didn't try her on which I really respect because she's not like some sales associates who push push push she was really respectful of my budget I told Mary let me try on anyways I fell in love with one so Mary jacked me up. I knew I couldn't afford this $12,000 but Mary said hold on I don't know where she went but she came back and told me she could sell me the dress over my budget but not $12,000 I knew in my heart galia was my dream designer and I bought my dress! Not only was I not pressured but Mary went above, beyond and out her way for me to make sure I ended up with my dream truly making it a reality! I would suggest Mary to anyone her customer service is outstanding! She's very honest and treated me like a queen I want to pack her up and take her to the Bahamas with me September 2017.
Although I ended up finding a dress at another salon, I had an absolutely wonderful appointment with Jessica. She was so helpful in guiding me through my first ever appointment. Jessica was gracious enough to help me buy a veil that I had found during my appointment with her to match the dress I bought (even though I felt like a jerk bringing in a dress I didn't purchase from her!), and made me feel really great. The entire staff of Betsy Robinson was very friendly, and I'm so excited to wear the perfect veil!
I don't understand how everyone recommends this place or rates it so highly. Granted, I was paired up with Mary, who at least one other reviewer has complained about. She was cold, aloof, seemed bored and annoyed that she had to be there. She didn't suggest ANYTHING for me to try on. And would only let me try on about 5 dresses in total. She said that more than that was too overwhelming. Wow. I had no idea what I was looking for; I needed to see a lot, not a little. Also, most of their dresses didn't even come close to fitting me. And I'm 5'10'' and a size 12. So while I guess compared to most women I am plus size and ginormous, in reality, I am not that huge! But when nothing fit, and I realized that I was going to have to spend thousands of dollars on a gown that I couldn't even try on, after being treated like an annoyance, needless to say, I left in tears. It was a very traumatic experience, actually, especially considering my fiance is the one who wants this big wedding - not me. But I assumed that Mary treated me as badly as she did because I came by myself, without an entourage - I am just not that self-absorbed to need other people looking at me trying on dresses, I guess. But based on the reviews, I see that I am not the only one who experienced very poor and rude service, and I ended up going elsewhere. I was treated so well at the Columbia Bridal Boutique. It was amazing. And I don't even think that it was because I told the consultant who helped me out how awful my experience at Betsy's was. She genuinely seemed to love her job and want to help brides find the right dress. And every dress I picked except for one fit! So I guess this is the place for us plus size gals.
My bridesmaids ordered their dresses from here. The only positive aspect of this store is that they have a great selection of bridesmaids gowns to choose from. I refrain from giving them a full 5 stars because I was sorely disappointed with the customer service. The day we went for our initial consultation the representative was not helpful AT ALL and she was not that nice either. But it was a busy day and I figured she might be stressed out so I decided to let it go. However, when I went back with my MOH the lady who did the fitting was downright rude and unprofessional. This is a premier bridal boutique in the Baltimore area and I really expected better service from the staff. If it wouldn't have been a hassle at that point to find another store and go get fitted again I would have cancelled my order with them.
I had a wonderful experience buying my dress and veil from Betsy Robinson, as well as having them do all my alterations. From the minute you walk through the door, the ladies at Betsy Robinson make you feel very special and are very excited to help you find your dream dress. They listen to your desires and find you wonderful options, but they also give input and encourage some sampling which is lots of fun. The dressing rooms are large and lovely (as opposed to some of the tiny closet changing rooms at other salons), and I never got the impression of being rushed or pressured into making a purchase. The alteration process was GREAT, and their seamstresses are EXTREMELY talented. They fit my dress to me beautifully and had no problem making several rounds of changes until every detail was perfect. All in all, I am VERY satisfied with my experience, and I would (and do!) recommend them highly!
I was very excited about my appointment at Betsy Robinson's because of the high ratings and large selection of designers. I was unimpressed from the start because my appointment started a half hour late. Once I finally got a consultant, I very disappointed because my consultant, Mary, was very uninterested in helping me. I told her I was interested in trying a particular dress on and she told me that they did not have a sample. I later found the sample on the rack. I also told Mary upfront that I was fairly certain I had found my dress at an appointment I had earlier in the day. I was expecting her to try to top the dress, but instead she didn't try to find dresses that I wanted to try on. The only time she made an effort in my appointment was to try to see if she could order the dress that I said I loved from the previous salon. Based on this experience, I will be purchasing my dress elsewhere.