About Us



Here at Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring, we strongly believe in a whole new shopping experience. Our uniqueness comes from the fact that everyone you see in the store is a volunteer, and net proceeds from all sales are donated to charitable organizations supporting women’s empowerment programs. At the present time, our donations benefit the following organizations:

  • Suited for Change, helping women return to the workforce successfully;
  • Victims Rights Foundation, raising money for Mama Sarah Early Childhood Development Center in Kenya, which educates children ages 3 to 6 who have the HIV Virus;
  • Scholarships for a Rockville High Senior, covering tuition for a full year at Montgomery College.

Our dresses arrive to our store from designers, other bridal salons, and donations from generous individuals. All dresses are heavily discounted off the retail price, with some up to 90% off. Our regular line of designer dresses are no more than 5 years old and range in price from $200-$1000. We also have a Couture for Charity Collection, featuring names like Anne Barge, Carolina Herrara, Peter Langner and Ines Di Santo with prices below $6000.

At Fairytale Brides on a Shoestring, your dress is more than just a dress–your dress is someone else’s fairytale ending. Help us “empower women one dress at a time.”

Book an appointment today to begin your journey!