Our family business started over 32 years ago on a charming side street in Georgetown on the second floor of our current location. Ed and Gerri Solomon opened Wedding Creations doors to a rave review by the Washington Times praising the boutique for creating the concept of bridesmaids dress rentals. That’s right; 32 years ago Wedding Creations rented bridesmaids dresses. Evolving from bridesmaids dress rentals to selling wedding gowns and bridesmaids dresses and eventually moving to the current location on the first floor has kept our little store in business all these years.
About 15 years ago we started in the tuxedo business. Some may ask why we choose the name Anthony’s Tuxedos and not Ed’s Tuxedos. Our family on the west coast also operates a tuxedo shop. The two brother-in-laws flipped for it and decided on Anthony’s Tuxedos. (Well, not really but doesn’t Anthony’s sound better than Ed’s?!) But don’t worry; Ed has gotten used to being called Anthony, Antonio, and Tony over the years.
Monday through Saturday you can find Ed, or as some call him Anthony, sitting behind the antique desk near the fireplace chatting to a customer, neighbor, local politician, or police officer. He has helped countless grooms, groomsmen, and partygoers find the perfect tuxedo and accessories.
And yes, it is true; we can provide a tuxedo rental in one hour. We have over 400 tuxedos stocked in our store. So brides, if your husband-to-be is slacking on finding a place to get his tuxedo don’t worry Ed will take care of you! Recently, Ed and Gerri’s daughter Hope has decided she wanted to become a part of the family business. With her eye for fashion and determination to make sure everyone walks out of the store with a dress that fits their vision, or in some cases a dress that fits the bride’s vision, she has become a fixture in the store. She has expanded our shoe inventory, brought in some fabulous finds to help accessorize your dress, and can also recommend ways to help coordinate the groom and groomsmen to the bride and bridesmaids.
So, ladies and gentleman, if you are in the market for a dress, tuxedo, accessories, or good conversation, the Solomon family looks forward to meeting you!
Ed, Hope, and Gerri Solomon at the Russian Gala 2010