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Diana's Couture and Bridal

Washington , DC

LOCATION

1624 Wisconsin Avenue, Georgetown
Washington, DC 20007 US (map)

PHONE

202-333-5689

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

Diana’s Couture and Bridal is in business for over 30 years in Georgetown. Diana has been bringing Brides the wedding they have dreamt about. From a custom gown to complete wardrobe... Read more
Diana’s Couture and Bridal is in business for over 30 years in Georgetown. Diana has been bringing Brides the wedding they have dreamt about. From a custom gown to complete wardrobe assistance Diana’s clothing make-over has boosted self-esteem, aided in career advancement, and made wedding dreams come true. Much more than just for weddings Diana’s ability to create full wardrobes for men and women is an indispensable asset. Diana is also the published author of The Vietnamese Cookbook and The Asian Diet, catered to her clients to cook and stay slim the Asian way. To learn more, please go to www.the gowndoctor.com. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
What accessories do you provide?
Shoes, Veils

REVIEWS

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Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.8/5.0
Dianas was great. She took my sample sale dress that was a off the shoulder dress and changed it to the vneck that I wanted. It was amazing and I know alot of work, but she did it perfectly! She suggested a great side bustle and was really nice to work with. Klienfields in NY is how I was matched up with her and I was so happy I was. If you need anything really difficult done on your wedding gown (like changing the whole neckline) you want to go with someone great and Diana is your perfect person!
Dianas was great. She took my sample sale dress that was a off the shoulder dress and changed it to the vneck that I Read more...
Dianas was great. She took my sample sale dress that was a off the shoulder dress and changed it to the vneck that I wanted. It was amazing and I know alot of work, but she did it perfectly! She suggested a great side bustle and was really nice to work with. Klienfields in NY is how I was matched up with her and I was so happy I was. If you need anything really difficult done on your wedding gown (like changing the whole neckline) you want to go with someone great and Diana is your perfect person! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.9/5.0
Diana altered the wedding dress that I had ordered online. She did a great job with making sure that I was very happy with the final result and the dress fit perfectly on my wedding day. Her service fees are not cheap, but she basically had to re-make the entire bodice of my wedding dress since it was too large so I thought I got a fair price.
Diana altered the wedding dress that I had ordered online. She did a great job with making sure that I was very happy with Read more...
Diana altered the wedding dress that I had ordered online. She did a great job with making sure that I was very happy with the final result and the dress fit perfectly on my wedding day. Her service fees are not cheap, but she basically had to re-make the entire bodice of my wedding dress since it was too large so I thought I got a fair price. Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
3/8/2014
4.8/5.0
I worked with Diana to make a cocktail length dress for my March wedding ceremony and dinner reception. Diana is truly a master of her craft. She really knows how to fit the proportions of a dress to your individual body and I just loved the end result. There were a couple quality issues on the day of in that a few seams/stitches came loose, but nothing that some double-sided tape couldn't fix. If you're thinking about a custom dress, or just some alterations, you should meet with her. She's great. One thing, her studio is a bit messy, but don't let that scare you. :-)
I worked with Diana to make a cocktail length dress for my March wedding ceremony and dinner reception. Diana is truly a Read more...
I worked with Diana to make a cocktail length dress for my March wedding ceremony and dinner reception. Diana is truly a master of her craft. She really knows how to fit the proportions of a dress to your individual body and I just loved the end result. There were a couple quality issues on the day of in that a few seams/stitches came loose, but nothing that some double-sided tape couldn't fix. If you're thinking about a custom dress, or just some alterations, you should meet with her. She's great. One thing, her studio is a bit messy, but don't let that scare you. :-) Read less
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Wedding:
10/18/2013
4.5/5.0
Diana designed and made my wedding dress and my sister's maid of honor dress. I was super annoying for her, I'm sure, because I know NOTHING about sewing and made a bunch of decisions up front that I didn't like when I saw them done, and we had to re-do a lot along the way. Diana always gave great advice and she didn't lose patience with me. Our dresses were STUNNING and unique and way classier than anything we could have gotten in the store. They cost a ton, but we wanted the most expensive fabrics and I would have paid about the same for a designer dress in a high-end shop that wouldn't have been customized just for me and my sister. Diana is truly talented, able to create literally anything you want and to fix problems along the way. I recommended Diana to one of my best friends who wanted to restructure her mother's wedding dress for her own wedding.

Advice for brides: LISTEN to Diana when she tries to explain things to you - she gets a sense of what you want right away, and her advice is usually sound to give you what you want. She'll follow what you THINK you want if you want to go against her advice but you will find that she was right all along! Also, give yourself plenty of time in advance so that you have lots of time for multiple, multiple fittings as you go. If you're customizing your dress, you'll need to make big and small revisions along the way and you'll need lots of time. Be patient with the process - you may not like what you see the first time you put it on. Or you might like it and when you look at the photos you took in the shop later you decide you don't like it. Whichever happens to you - DO NOT PANIC. Take lots of photos and think through what it is you don't like. Diana CAN FIX IT and it will be what you want, just breathe and keep communicating.
Diana designed and made my wedding dress and my sister's maid of honor dress. I was super annoying for her, I'm sure, Read more...
Diana designed and made my wedding dress and my sister's maid of honor dress. I was super annoying for her, I'm sure, because I know NOTHING about sewing and made a bunch of decisions up front that I didn't like when I saw them done, and we had to re-do a lot along the way. Diana always gave great advice and she didn't lose patience with me. Our dresses were STUNNING and unique and way classier than anything we could have gotten in the store. They cost a ton, but we wanted the most expensive fabrics and I would have paid about the same for a designer dress in a high-end shop that wouldn't have been customized just for me and my sister. Diana is truly talented, able to create literally anything you want and to fix problems along the way. I recommended Diana to one of my best friends who wanted to restructure her mother's wedding dress for her own wedding.

Advice for brides: LISTEN to Diana when she tries to explain things to you - she gets a sense of what you want right away, and her advice is usually sound to give you what you want. She'll follow what you THINK you want if you want to go against her advice but you will find that she was right all along! Also, give yourself plenty of time in advance so that you have lots of time for multiple, multiple fittings as you go. If you're customizing your dress, you'll need to make big and small revisions along the way and you'll need lots of time. Be patient with the process - you may not like what you see the first time you put it on. Or you might like it and when you look at the photos you took in the shop later you decide you don't like it. Whichever happens to you - DO NOT PANIC. Take lots of photos and think through what it is you don't like. Diana CAN FIX IT and it will be what you want, just breathe and keep communicating. Read less
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L
Wedding:
10/5/2013
4.8/5.0
Diana is a true artist. She is extremely talented and cares tremendously about the products she creates, which I saw exemplified in how she works to do her best for every client, no matter how complicated their alteration or vision for a dress may be. Her shop is deceiving- it is messy, which I found disconcerting at first, but it has no bearing on the work that she will do for you- she is precise, creative, extremely experienced, honest, and daunted by no design!! I learned as I got to know her better that she is also a very compassionate and kind person. She will tell you her opinion in a very straight forward manner, but if it has to do with something related to your dress, listen to her, because her experience with fabric, design, and construction is invaluable. Diana spent quite a bit of time working with me on the construction of my wedding dress, which my mother and I designed, and a portion of which my Mother had made. Diana very kindly incorporated the part of dress my mother made into the design and took the time to consider all of my mother's effort in creating a pattern. The final product was incredible- truly a one-of-a-kind dress and something I never could have purchased.
Diana is a true artist. She is extremely talented and cares tremendously about the products she creates, which I saw Read more...
Diana is a true artist. She is extremely talented and cares tremendously about the products she creates, which I saw exemplified in how she works to do her best for every client, no matter how complicated their alteration or vision for a dress may be. Her shop is deceiving- it is messy, which I found disconcerting at first, but it has no bearing on the work that she will do for you- she is precise, creative, extremely experienced, honest, and daunted by no design!! I learned as I got to know her better that she is also a very compassionate and kind person. She will tell you her opinion in a very straight forward manner, but if it has to do with something related to your dress, listen to her, because her experience with fabric, design, and construction is invaluable. Diana spent quite a bit of time working with me on the construction of my wedding dress, which my mother and I designed, and a portion of which my Mother had made. Diana very kindly incorporated the part of dress my mother made into the design and took the time to consider all of my mother's effort in creating a pattern. The final product was incredible- truly a one-of-a-kind dress and something I never could have purchased. Read less
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Helena
Wedding:
9/7/2013
4.0/5.0
Diana is amazing! She runs a small couture alteration and bridal gown service in the heart of Georgetown and actually specializes in redesigning old wedding gowns. However, I had a very specific wedding gown idea in mind and wished to use organic silk and natural fabrics where possible. I bought my own fabric and Diana worked her magic, creating my dream wedding gown and full length veil from scratch. I visited her on several occasions and she was always very willing to make even minor alterations in order for the gown to fit me perfectly. She even added matching lace on to my shoes for no additional cost :) Diana is very direct and can appear a bit bossy, but I loved her matter-of-fact way of dealing with me and her other customers and it just added more to the experience for me. I am so glad that I worked with a small, local business owner rather than a large-scale bridal company. My dress was certainly on the upper end in terms of expense, since she designed and completely handmade my dress, she even hand made every single button, but I think it was worth the cost. I am from the UK and will actually be having a second wedding celebration back in the UK in May. I recently bought a 1950's wedding gown and will be going back to Diana to have this remodeled. I would definitely recommend her to my friends
Diana is amazing! She runs a small couture alteration and bridal gown service in the heart of Georgetown and actually Read more...
Diana is amazing! She runs a small couture alteration and bridal gown service in the heart of Georgetown and actually specializes in redesigning old wedding gowns. However, I had a very specific wedding gown idea in mind and wished to use organic silk and natural fabrics where possible. I bought my own fabric and Diana worked her magic, creating my dream wedding gown and full length veil from scratch. I visited her on several occasions and she was always very willing to make even minor alterations in order for the gown to fit me perfectly. She even added matching lace on to my shoes for no additional cost :) Diana is very direct and can appear a bit bossy, but I loved her matter-of-fact way of dealing with me and her other customers and it just added more to the experience for me. I am so glad that I worked with a small, local business owner rather than a large-scale bridal company. My dress was certainly on the upper end in terms of expense, since she designed and completely handmade my dress, she even hand made every single button, but I think it was worth the cost. I am from the UK and will actually be having a second wedding celebration back in the UK in May. I recently bought a 1950's wedding gown and will be going back to Diana to have this remodeled. I would definitely recommend her to my friends Read less
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MariPalm
Wedding:
6/22/2013
2.8/5.0
I was very excited to have my consultation appointment at Diana's. For starters I was coming from out of town, as I had lived in the Washington D.C. area for 4 years, and have since relocated. I had emailed Diana's, receiving a prompt email back and was given an appointment. I was very late due to the considerable traffic in the Georgetown area, and the construction. Diana was very nice about it, and although she had a previous appointment, she was still able to spend an hour with me. She was very nice and personable, but I thought she was super expensive for what I wanted (a custom-made dress for my destination wedding). In addition, it was very difficult to find her store (as it is located in a basement area of a brick brownstone that she owns). I was also taken aback by the considerable clutter in her showroom, and her work area was in disarray. Here are some of my issues that I had with Diana’s:
1. Cleanliness of the showroom (considerable clutter everywhere, and fabric in disarray).
2. The method of payment (Diana’s only takes Personal Check or Cash). This is a concern of mine, as although her work does look above average and of quality: What if there is a problem with your dress? And all deposits made are NON-REFUNDABLE.
3. The expense of the dress. Since I am getting married overseas (Caribbean), I was urged to choose a higher quality silk fabric and I also wanted a little bit of Lace as well (she was willing to look at some pictures that I had and offered great feedback). This would have been a custom-made dress, and since I am a little above average in Height, and I am very small, I wanted a custom-made dress that would fit perfect.
However, the price she suggested would be over $3,500.00! I thought this was considerably high, especially as it was not articulated what the price range would be (for a custom-made dress) and the total was not itemized. And, although I have high taste and love quality, I am only wearing my dress for a few hours, and it will be HOT! I do think the prices are HIGH due to the location (Georgetown). I am still perplexed as to why a bride would pay such an exorbitant amount for a dress (even if a bride has the money, I think that price is too HIGH).

Lastly, although Diana was willing to work with me (payment arrangement), I was utterly disappointed by the overall experience. I did send an email, thanking her for her time, but have not heard back as of yet.
I was very excited to have my consultation appointment at Diana's. For starters I was coming from out of town, as I had Read more...
I was very excited to have my consultation appointment at Diana's. For starters I was coming from out of town, as I had lived in the Washington D.C. area for 4 years, and have since relocated. I had emailed Diana's, receiving a prompt email back and was given an appointment. I was very late due to the considerable traffic in the Georgetown area, and the construction. Diana was very nice about it, and although she had a previous appointment, she was still able to spend an hour with me. She was very nice and personable, but I thought she was super expensive for what I wanted (a custom-made dress for my destination wedding). In addition, it was very difficult to find her store (as it is located in a basement area of a brick brownstone that she owns). I was also taken aback by the considerable clutter in her showroom, and her work area was in disarray. Here are some of my issues that I had with Diana’s:
1. Cleanliness of the showroom (considerable clutter everywhere, and fabric in disarray).
2. The method of payment (Diana’s only takes Personal Check or Cash). This is a concern of mine, as although her work does look above average and of quality: What if there is a problem with your dress? And all deposits made are NON-REFUNDABLE.
3. The expense of the dress. Since I am getting married overseas (Caribbean), I was urged to choose a higher quality silk fabric and I also wanted a little bit of Lace as well (she was willing to look at some pictures that I had and offered great feedback). This would have been a custom-made dress, and since I am a little above average in Height, and I am very small, I wanted a custom-made dress that would fit perfect.
However, the price she suggested would be over $3,500.00! I thought this was considerably high, especially as it was not articulated what the price range would be (for a custom-made dress) and the total was not itemized. And, although I have high taste and love quality, I am only wearing my dress for a few hours, and it will be HOT! I do think the prices are HIGH due to the location (Georgetown). I am still perplexed as to why a bride would pay such an exorbitant amount for a dress (even if a bride has the money, I think that price is too HIGH).

Lastly, although Diana was willing to work with me (payment arrangement), I was utterly disappointed by the overall experience. I did send an email, thanking her for her time, but have not heard back as of yet. Read less
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Diana's Couture and Bridal responded with the following comments:

Hi, I am so sorry that you felt disappointed about our meeting. First I apologize for the appearance. The day you came I had a problem with my utilities room, water heater damaged. In regarding to the price, please go on line and check lace price. I gave you the price accordingly to the real FRENCH ALENCON LACE which is very expensive. Fabric and labor for lace dress are also higher because of the lace work involved. I do understand your situation and wish you can find something you dreamed for less. I also stopped my credit card service last year because I moved to Annandale but then moved back to DC a couple days a week due to my DC customers' requests. Anyway, if there is anything I can do to help even though you don't use me, please let me know. Good luck with your search.
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Diana is amazing. I couldn't find a dress that had the material and shape I wanted, so I ended up buying a dress that had an amazing top in organza. Unfortunately, the bottom of the dress was way to big for my small size 0 frame. Diana was able to create the exact fitted look I wanted and basically remade the entire bottom of my dress. I don't know how she did it, but the results were amazing!! If you can't find exactly what you are looking for, give Diana a call!
Diana is amazing. I couldn't find a dress that had the material and shape I wanted, so I ended up buying a dress that had Read more...
Diana is amazing. I couldn't find a dress that had the material and shape I wanted, so I ended up buying a dress that had an amazing top in organza. Unfortunately, the bottom of the dress was way to big for my small size 0 frame. Diana was able to create the exact fitted look I wanted and basically remade the entire bottom of my dress. I don't know how she did it, but the results were amazing!! If you can't find exactly what you are looking for, give Diana a call! Read less
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Maria
Wedding:
2/16/2013
1.0/5.0
I looked online for reviews of diana. She had such great reviews so i decided to visit her shop. I needed my wedding dress altered. When i got there she seemed in a bad mood and she did not know how to fix my dress. Overall she was charging me $650 + tax for alterations plus an extra $100 for pressing. Overall i was very disatisfied with her customer service and prices!
I looked online for reviews of diana. She had such great reviews so i decided to visit her shop. I needed my wedding dress Read more...
I looked online for reviews of diana. She had such great reviews so i decided to visit her shop. I needed my wedding dress altered. When i got there she seemed in a bad mood and she did not know how to fix my dress. Overall she was charging me $650 + tax for alterations plus an extra $100 for pressing. Overall i was very disatisfied with her customer service and prices! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
Diana is an one in a million seamstress! My wedding gown is very detailed with crystal and beads, so I was apprehensive about getting my alterations done by just anyone. I am so very happy I found Diana. She did all my alterations and made my dress look like it was made for me! My mother and I had an amazing experience. I was privileged enough to see some of the dresses she has made from scratch or using dresses from brides' grandmothers or mothers. Her work is flawless and extremely unique!! Not only is she a wonderful seamstress, but a very nice person as well. If you are in the DMV area and looking to have your wedding dress made or alterations done, look no further!
Diana is an one in a million seamstress! My wedding gown is very detailed with crystal and beads, so I was apprehensive Read more...
Diana is an one in a million seamstress! My wedding gown is very detailed with crystal and beads, so I was apprehensive about getting my alterations done by just anyone. I am so very happy I found Diana. She did all my alterations and made my dress look like it was made for me! My mother and I had an amazing experience. I was privileged enough to see some of the dresses she has made from scratch or using dresses from brides' grandmothers or mothers. Her work is flawless and extremely unique!! Not only is she a wonderful seamstress, but a very nice person as well. If you are in the DMV area and looking to have your wedding dress made or alterations done, look no further! Read less
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