I got my wedding dress from this Alexandria shop. They have two floors - so plenty of dresses - and large fitting rooms. They carry Domestic and Imported dresses in every price range - well it seemed that way at the time...I think I paid under $1,000 for my dress but its been a few years. The nice thing in H is you can browse through most of the inventory of their dresses. Some shops (like Rizik's in DC) will only bring dresses out to you. They had nice alterations folks, the rush fee was very reasonable (but that was probably due to the fair dress designer).I had my mom so I can't say whether their folks are any good or not at finding "the" dress for you. But it always helps to take pictures in so they know the look you want. But note that the look you want may not look good on you! There is also an excellent place in Long Island that I visited years ago but I can't recall their name. They are HUGE!!