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Heidi Elnora - Atlanta

Atlanta , GA
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1545 Peachtree St NE, Suite 112
Atlanta, GA US 30309 (map)

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404-892-0690

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ABOUT US

Polished design, classic lines, and attention to detail took Heidi Elnora from small town Alabama to Project Runway and back. Today, brides from all over the country fly to Birmingham... Read more
Polished design, classic lines, and attention to detail took Heidi Elnora from small town Alabama to Project Runway and back. Today, brides from all over the country fly to Birmingham and Atlanta to have a gown created exclusively by the designer.

Brides can choose from three collections for their gown. The first collection features basic silhouettes that brides can customize to make their own. Gowns in this collection start at $1,500. The second collection is the line designed every year and featured on the web site. Gowns in this collection start at $3,350. The third is creating a couture gown. Couture involves creating a new pattern just for you, a full muslin gown to ensure a correct fit, and fittings with Heidi. Couture gowns start at $7,000 Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride
What accessories do you provide?
Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
We do highly recommend appointments during the week and require them for Saturday. We are a little shop so you are the only bride we meet with during your visit. We chat a good bit about your wedding as a whole and what you want for your dress. There are three ways to make your Heidi Elnora gown. The first is from out silhouettes collection. These dresses are basic silhouettes that you can customize by design. The next option is to select a gown from the Heidi Elnora Collection. The third way to have a Heidi Elnora gown is by designing a totally couture gown. The pattern is custom made for you and there is a muslin dress sewn to ensure a proper fit.
What is the typical turn-around time for a dress?
6 months
How often do you receive new dresses?
yearly

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LV
Wedding:
9/4/2010
0.5/5.0
I was so disappointed! I'm also suspicious of the other reviews on this site ... they seem fake like they were done by the designer or her friends and family. I paid over $3,200 for a dress that broke 3 times on my wedding day. The straps were so poorly constructed that they snapped 3 times during my wedding. Also, I went in almost an entire year before my wedding, but Heidi couldn't manage to finish my dress until 4 days before my wedding. It was a nightmare. When I informed Heidi about the problems, she didn't even apologize. When I decided to go with Heidi Elnora, she had a great assistant named Jacqueline who I loved and was a big part of the reason I chose Heidi Elnora. She soon left Heidi Elnora, probably because they are a disorganized HOT MESS!!! It was all downhill after that. The other assistant Zaira was very flaky and when there was a problem at fittings she made excuses rather than being proactive to fix the mistakes. There were also several stains on my dress, we had to tell them to clean it ... They didn't even offer. They made several mistakes in their design that were not on the drawing that had to be revised even though Heidi took pictures at my fitting. It was really annoying! I would have been better off at David's Bridal! DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY! My experience with Heidi Elnora was awful. I felt they were apathetic, had bad customer service, and the quality of the dress was poor.
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ARL
Wedding:
7/31/2010
0.9/5.0
I had the greatest hope in Heidi's design and thought that she could make my dream wedding dress. I wanted to take my mother's gown and redesign it for a gown that fit my style and body. My dress ended up being the biggest nightmare of my wedding and the only time I actually cried in frustration. The design for the new dress was amazing but the final product did not look like it and the cost that was put into it. Let alone the problems and issues that came with Heidi's staff (who really are the ones that make your dress). I wish I would have just found a private dress maker, I would have saved a lot of money and frustration! I agree with another reviewer that these reviews seem like a family/friend wrote them because I also know a few other girls who had dresses made by Heidi and they had a lot of similar issues that I did...

One of the big issues that came up was that in addition to my wedding dress I also needed a engagement party dress made from the left over portion of my mom's dress, basically it just needed to be hemmed into a short party dress. Heidi was supposed to give me quotes for this and after numerous emails to ask about how much this would cost (she had my dress the whole time, 3 months) she didn't get back to me until a week before the party and her assistant told me my dress would be $610! I was trapped, I didn't have time to shop around and get the dress shortened elsewhere. I had to use their services or I wouldn't be able to use the dress. So due to their negligence with emails/responsiveness I ended up paying double what I should have for the alternations. Not once did she say sorry or try to make up for their lack of service. After I confronted her about this and had a long emotional argument she tried to make things 'right' by taking $ off of my wedding dress by not charging for alternations, yet there were no alternations I was having the dress made to my measurements by her and there were no alteration cost in the price of the dress! So that made up 'discount' was just one more insult to add on the list.

As for my wedding dress here were the issues: They didn't put breast cups in even after I asked them to, which caused my dress the entire night to slip down and almost flash everyone even though I'm a small girl. I spent the entire night fidgeting with my dress and trying to keep my boobs in place, embarrassing! 2nd issue, the lace they took from my mother's dress was quickly sown on and therefore was almost coming off even before I professionally cleaned it. You could also see the Zipper in back, which made it look cheap. The design looked ten times better than the actual dress. I would have never spent the money that I did if I saw the final product of that dress. I think she does very high end dresses well but if you are going to spend 3-4k your money will be better spent elsewhere. So buyers beware there are too many great dress shops to get sucked into Heidi's sweetness. Though she is a very nice person her business is horrible.
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rchel234
Wedding:
9/26/2009
5.0/5.0
My wedding dress was designed by the talented Heidi Elnora. The dress was aboslutely amazing! Heidi is so kind and sweet and was a joy to work with. She was so patient with me and worked closely with me to design my perfect dress. It seriously was the most beautiful dress I have ever seen!
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Michelle
Wedding:
9/19/2009
5.0/5.0
I could not have been happier with Heidi Elnora. She was wonderful to work with from the start and made me feel like I was the only bride she was working with (when I knew there were many many more!). The dress and veil were exactly what I wanted and more beautiful than I could have imagined! After a long and tedious search for a bridal gown, with vendors that were not paying attention to my likes/dislikes, I finally found Heidi Elnora. She is a true gem and her work is very very high quality. I would recommend her to anyone!
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margart
Wedding:
8/1/2009
4.8/5.0
I had a wonderful experience with Heidi! Although my dress was not designed from scratch, she helped rework my mother's dress to create something special and fresh for my wedding while still retaining it's heritage. Both my mother and I were very please at the final fitting and overwhelmed by Heidi's sincerity and energy. She is very professional and the quality top notch!
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sleepymw
Wedding:
3/15/2009
5.0/5.0
My experience was with her Alabama location.

It was 6 weeks before my wedding day. Instead of looking forward to shopping for my dress I dreaded it. Every boutique I went to tried to tell me what I wanted. Although they asked me what I wanted they didn't listen. I looked at David's Bridal, expensive boutiques and all places in between but I couldn't find anything that I wanted. The dresses were over priced and over rated or over priced and cheap looking or just plain bad.

Heidi was amazing. I stumbled upon her website while google map searching and I am so lucky to have found her. I told her my budget and a general idea of what I wanted and I went in to see her. Immediately I felt at ease. She asked me about my wedding colors, what I liked, things I enjoyed etc. and designed my dress for me right there! I told her my budget and she gave me several options that i could afford! In less than 5 weeks I had my completed finished dress; fitted to me perfectly!

In summary: Heidi is a very talented designer who listens to what you want and doesn't tell you what you "need." She is professional, more than competant, efficient, and will work with you to stay within your budget (or go a little outside of it if you want to :). Just let go and trust her with your dress!
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LaineeStidham
Wedding:
3/14/2009
5.0/5.0
Words can not explain the experience of creating my gown with Heidi, but I will try my best. From the first time I met her, I felt like I'd known her forever. It was so comforting to feel like I was just talking with a friend every time we had an appointment. We would talk about work, family, friends, and stresses of life which always made me feel like a friend, not someone she just wanted a check from (which was a nice change from the meetings you usually have with vendors). Heidi really took the time to get to know me which made my gown even more perfect for me and my Big Day! It was gorgeous. I'd been to 6 stores and tried on hundreds of dresses, but the custom couture gown Heidi made for me was a million times better than anything I'd ever seen. When I think about all this, it makes me wonder how I was able to leave Heidi's shop without owing her tens of thousands of dollars. I don't remember exactly how much the gown was, but every penny was worth it. My mom told me later that Heidi could have told us it was twice the price and she still would have paid it because of how amazing I looked in it. I can honestly say that I am more happy with Heidi than any other vendor I used for my wedding. She is incredibly talented, sweet, and welcomes you into her life. I can't imagine having gone through the wedding planning process without her. She was always there to help me, listen to me, and offer advice whenever she could. If you can't find the gown of your dreams, you should definitely go to Heidi! She will put your dreams on paper, then make them come to life. If you think you've found the gown of your dreams, make an appointment with her anyway, because I know she will change your mind like she did mine. I had "the perfect dress" picked out, but when I saw the sketch Heidi made for me, I knew the other one wouldn't hold a candle to it. And, of course, no one in the world can walk into a wedding gown shop and buy my dress because it was made just for me. Talk about making a Bride feel special. Heidi knows how to do it!
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Blair
Wedding:
5/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Heidi could not have been more accommodating from scheduling appointments to alterations and changes. She was extremely, reasonably priced without compromising quality. A fun, smart, energetic, and keen eye for style is Heidi. I recommend her to any bride looking for a custom designed dress as well as a reconfiguration of an existing dress as she did for me.

Blair Guy Smith
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