Fairytale Brides

  on a Shoestring 

Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring Boutique
"empowering women one dress at a time"
closed this Sunday May 24 

we are celebrating Moms the month of May with 20% off mother of the bride dresses

      - A Unique Nonprofit Boutique - 501(c)3



Meet Donna Vaccarrezza

founder and executive director of Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring

What is unique about Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring Boutique?

-I strongly believed that there needed to be a whole new shopping experience created for the Bride and her family where they could actually walk away happily with the gown of their dreams while donating to charity.

-Everyone you see here is a volunteer. We have no "salespeople". We welcome our guests in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Our volunteers are here to meet your needs.

What does the boutique carry and where does it come from?

- The boutique is filled with both new and once worn generous donations from salons, designers, and friends. Anyone can donate a wedding gown or dress and their donation is tax deductible. We also carry mother of the bride, prom dresses, bridal accesessories, veils, jewelry, and flower girl dresses which work great for first communion, , and so much more.  

- Past and current labels have included: Romona Kevezza,Pronovias,Vera Wang,BHLDN,Monique Luhiller,Oleg Casenni,Allure, Amsale,Atelier,Justin Alexander,Aimee,Eden Bridals,Maggie Sottero, Paloma Blanca,Sophia Tolli, and more.

Reviews from Our Customers
We always strive to make sure our customers are happy. If we can provide additional help, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

-Bride on a budget. Check
Need one-on-one assistance. Check

Those were my two needs, prior to walking in to Fairytale Brides On a Shoestring Boutique, and they met them and more. Immediately upon walking in, I was greeted by two lovely assistants...

-Amazing service. By far the best bridal experience I've had!

-I went to 4 wedding shops before going to fairytale brides and had horrible service at David's bridal so when I came to fairytale brides I was delighted when Tracy and (forgot the other lovely lady's name) helped me with positivity and...

-Donna was a pleasure to work with. She was very patient during the entire EVENT. Which included being on FaceTime with my parents in Florida for the entire appointment as well as my sister in the store. The selections didn't make you feel overwhelmed...

-I had a wonderful experience at Fairytale! It was my first time trying on dresses and the ladies were kind and attentive. The shop is intimate with a wide selection of gowns. It was not overwhelming at all.

Appointment Hours

walk-ins welcome

         Saturday               11  to  4 

         Sunday                  1  to  4 

         Monday&Tuesday     closed 

         Wednesday             1  to 6  

         Thursday&Friday     1  to  8

June 7 

Closed Volunteer Appreciation Day

July 11

Brides Across America Event

 We are staffed solely by volunteers and may have last minute changes in our operating hours. We suggest you call to make sure a volunteer is available before dropping by to avoid any inconvenience. Thank you.


Let's keep working together to 

"empower women one dress at a time"



Veils & Tiars & Jewelry 

 Dresses for the littlest Flower Girl

the boutique carries prom and mother of the bride dresses too 


 Congressional Plaza 

154 Congressional Lane 

Rockville, MD 20852

on the lower level down stairs from Starbucks

154 congresional Lane Rockville MD 20852

Check out our other pages for information on :

  • How to donate your wedding gown or dress
  • Learn about the charities we support and Special Events
  • Read "Our Fairytales"  a section where brides ( and other women who have visited the boutique ) have an opportunity to send us photos from their big day and share their story
  • View our photo gallery
  • Visit Our Founder's Column 

Congratulations to all the brides.Whether or not you find your dress here please know we wish you all the best and we appreciate you visiting us.
Fairytale    Brides on a  Shoestring

Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring  154 Congressional Lane Rockville, Maryland 20852  301.468.2000