A unique aspect of our boutique is that all of our dresses are donated. We have been gifted with beautiful designer gowns that are no older than 5 years! We also offer bridal accessories, such as veils, hairpieces, jewelry, belts, and shoes. We do not sell any prom, formal, bridesmaid, mother of the bride, or flower girl gowns.
What is the return policy? All sales are final. Due to the special nature of our merchandise, we cannot accommodate refunds or exchanges. Please be sure of style, size, color, and any other specifications at the time of purchase.
What can I donate? Bridal gowns from within the last 5 years in excellent condition. Veils, sashes, tiaras, and all the extras that complete the look are acceptable donations.
Who can donate? We accept new and like-new dresses, veils, and accessories from designers, other bridal salons, and generous individuals. All dresses must be from within the last 5 years. We do not accept formal or bridesmaid gowns.
How do I donate? Please make an appointment for a gown donation as we are open by appointment only Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. Please complete TWO donation forms. We are staffed solely by volunteers and may need to make changes in our operating hours.
Is my donation tax deductible? Yes, Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring is a nonprofit approved 501(c)(3) and your donation is tax deductible. You will be provided with a receipt for your tax return.
What condition does my dress need to be in? Donated dresses must arrive clean. As a general rule, we accept dresses that are in new and like-new condition and are 5 years old and less. If you have not had time to clean your dress, a nominal fee of $100.00 will cover the cost and Fairytale Brides will have it cleaned!
If you are unable to come to the store, you may mail your dress, along with the two completed donation forms to: Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring C/O Donna Maria Vaccarezza 11500 Cushman Rd Rockville, Maryland 20852