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Olga's Bridal and Formal Couture

Raleigh , NC
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8300 leesville road
Raleigh, NC 27613 US (map)

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919-462-9472
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Dress & Attire

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Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom
Which of the following services do you provide??
Alterations, Appointments Only, Cleaning, Preservation
Which of the following items do you offer?
Veils

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
I write to offer my highest recommendation of Olga to any bride-to-be seeking truly exceptional tailoring services for her wedding dress. First of all, as I am sure every busy bride will appreciate, Olga was incredibly accommodating of my hectic schedule (I live and work out of state) by letting me come in over the weekend so I wouldn't have to miss work. She then managed to tailor my dress, start to finish, over the course of a single Saturday and Sunday (no small feat!) so I wouldn't have to make yet another trip down to Raleigh. Most importantly, however, the results are absolutely phenomenal. Olga turned my standard store-bought dress (which was too big in several places) into a perfectly fitted, stunning dress with a unique bustle that I am so thrilled to get to wear on my upcoming wedding day! Olga truly is continuing her grandmother's reputation of outstanding, top-quality bridal alterations with excellent customer service. Olga is a great person and vendor to work with, and I am so glad I went to her! Thanks, Olga! - Liz T.
I write to offer my highest recommendation of Olga to any bride-to-be seeking truly exceptional tailoring services for her Read more...
I write to offer my highest recommendation of Olga to any bride-to-be seeking truly exceptional tailoring services for her wedding dress. First of all, as I am sure every busy bride will appreciate, Olga was incredibly accommodating of my hectic schedule (I live and work out of state) by letting me come in over the weekend so I wouldn't have to miss work. She then managed to tailor my dress, start to finish, over the course of a single Saturday and Sunday (no small feat!) so I wouldn't have to make yet another trip down to Raleigh. Most importantly, however, the results are absolutely phenomenal. Olga turned my standard store-bought dress (which was too big in several places) into a perfectly fitted, stunning dress with a unique bustle that I am so thrilled to get to wear on my upcoming wedding day! Olga truly is continuing her grandmother's reputation of outstanding, top-quality bridal alterations with excellent customer service. Olga is a great person and vendor to work with, and I am so glad I went to her! Thanks, Olga! - Liz T. Read less
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Mallory
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Olga is simply the BEST! She is amazing to work with, TOTALLY knows what she is doing and so reasonably priced for the love and detail she puts into her bride's dresses. I absolutely would recommend her to ANYONE for anything-- no job is too big for Olga to handle. My dress fit like a glove, was the most perfect length, and had an awesome bustle that help up after an entire evening of dancing! Literally, words can't describe how perfect she is at her profession! LOVE HER!
Olga is simply the BEST! She is amazing to work with, TOTALLY knows what she is doing and so reasonably priced for the Read more...
Olga is simply the BEST! She is amazing to work with, TOTALLY knows what she is doing and so reasonably priced for the love and detail she puts into her bride's dresses. I absolutely would recommend her to ANYONE for anything-- no job is too big for Olga to handle. My dress fit like a glove, was the most perfect length, and had an awesome bustle that help up after an entire evening of dancing! Literally, words can't describe how perfect she is at her profession! LOVE HER! Read less
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Linda
Wedding:
11/8/2014
5.0/5.0
Olga is an artist with a needle and thread. She took my 40-year old wedding gown, had it cleaned, and created a new bodice with sleeves reserving every stitch of lace from the original dress. It was the same gown, yet different, better suited to my daughter and today's times. She can do anything! She is worth every penny that she charges and you will never be disappointed.
Olga is an artist with a needle and thread. She took my 40-year old wedding gown, had it cleaned, and created a new bodice Read more...
Olga is an artist with a needle and thread. She took my 40-year old wedding gown, had it cleaned, and created a new bodice with sleeves reserving every stitch of lace from the original dress. It was the same gown, yet different, better suited to my daughter and today's times. She can do anything! She is worth every penny that she charges and you will never be disappointed. Read less
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Hallie
Wedding:
10/25/2014
5.0/5.0
Using Olga was the BEST decision we made in bridal attire for our wedding. She is attentive, intelligent and will make you look and feel like a model, all without breaking your budget. I loved every interaction with her -- she took the stress and worry over my dress completely out of the equation and I would recommend her over any other seamstress in the entire Southeast.
Using Olga was the BEST decision we made in bridal attire for our wedding. She is attentive, intelligent and will make you Read more...
Using Olga was the BEST decision we made in bridal attire for our wedding. She is attentive, intelligent and will make you look and feel like a model, all without breaking your budget. I loved every interaction with her -- she took the stress and worry over my dress completely out of the equation and I would recommend her over any other seamstress in the entire Southeast. Read less
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Hannah
Wedding:
10/17/2014
5.0/5.0
Olga's granddaughter, also named Olga, worked on my dress and she did an AMAZING job. My dress was over 2 sizes too big and all lace. Olga hemmed the lace and lining, which included removing the lace trim and replacing it, and it was perfect! The length was just right and you couldn't tell she removed and replaced the trim. It also had to be taken in a considerable amount and it turned out great. She added a 4 point bustle which looked so beautiful, unfortunately my mom was unable to figure it out at the wedding, which is no Olga's fault by any means. I only mention it because would suggest video taping when Olga trains you how to pin it! Lastly, Olga is very nice and reasonably priced!
Olga's granddaughter, also named Olga, worked on my dress and she did an AMAZING job. My dress was over 2 sizes too big Read more...
Olga's granddaughter, also named Olga, worked on my dress and she did an AMAZING job. My dress was over 2 sizes too big and all lace. Olga hemmed the lace and lining, which included removing the lace trim and replacing it, and it was perfect! The length was just right and you couldn't tell she removed and replaced the trim. It also had to be taken in a considerable amount and it turned out great. She added a 4 point bustle which looked so beautiful, unfortunately my mom was unable to figure it out at the wedding, which is no Olga's fault by any means. I only mention it because would suggest video taping when Olga trains you how to pin it! Lastly, Olga is very nice and reasonably priced! Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
10/11/2014
5.0/5.0
Remarkable work. She had never seen or worked on a dress like mine- 9 layers of endless tulle and sparkles. Her work was exceptional and she conducted a 15 point bustle that was so easy to do!!
Remarkable work. She had never seen or worked on a dress like mine- 9 layers of endless tulle and sparkles. Her work was Read more...
Remarkable work. She had never seen or worked on a dress like mine- 9 layers of endless tulle and sparkles. Her work was exceptional and she conducted a 15 point bustle that was so easy to do!! Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
Olga is an expert seamstress, a consummate professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. The wedding dress I purchased, though beautiful, was manufactured with flaws and ordered a size too small. Olga worked her magic with me and the dress, to get it to fit perfectly for my big day. She always went the extra mile, is fair and reasonably priced, accessible, and has a fantastic personality. I cannot sing her praises enough. Aim to book far in advance of your fittings, as she is in high demand!!!
Olga is an expert seamstress, a consummate professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. The wedding dress I Read more...
Olga is an expert seamstress, a consummate professional and an absolute pleasure to work with. The wedding dress I purchased, though beautiful, was manufactured with flaws and ordered a size too small. Olga worked her magic with me and the dress, to get it to fit perfectly for my big day. She always went the extra mile, is fair and reasonably priced, accessible, and has a fantastic personality. I cannot sing her praises enough. Aim to book far in advance of your fittings, as she is in high demand!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/20/2014
5.0/5.0
Don't let anyone other than Olga touch your wedding dress. She is very popular and hard to book, so get in her calendar the day you buy your dress. I have my degree in textiles so I know a quality seamstress when I see one and Olga is the best. She is also very sweet and will make you feel beautiful, she's the Russian grandmother you wish you had. Even though her schedule was always completely booked, she was still very flexible with me to move appointments around. I live out of state so doing my fittings were a challenge, but she always made it work. There was a lot of intricate work on my bodice and she had to take a lot in, but she make it look perfect. I'm so glad I took my dress to her.
Don't let anyone other than Olga touch your wedding dress. She is very popular and hard to book, so get in her calendar Read more...
Don't let anyone other than Olga touch your wedding dress. She is very popular and hard to book, so get in her calendar the day you buy your dress. I have my degree in textiles so I know a quality seamstress when I see one and Olga is the best. She is also very sweet and will make you feel beautiful, she's the Russian grandmother you wish you had. Even though her schedule was always completely booked, she was still very flexible with me to move appointments around. I live out of state so doing my fittings were a challenge, but she always made it work. There was a lot of intricate work on my bodice and she had to take a lot in, but she make it look perfect. I'm so glad I took my dress to her. Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
8/31/2014
5.0/5.0
Olga is the BEST when it comes to wedding dress alterations. Seriously, don't take your dress anywhere else. I had my alterations done at the same place where I purchased my dress (out of town), and everything looked fine when I tried it on in the store. Fast forward to 3 weeks before my wedding, when I do my bridal portraits. I realize that the dress is bunching unattractively around the hips whenever I walk more than 10 yards at a time. A little panicked, I start googling around for good wedding gown alterations in the Raleigh area, as I have no free weekends before the wedding to head back to the original shop where I had the dress altered. I wanted someone really good, as there was no more time for trial and error with my wedding date being close. I called Olga, and she told me she was booked through the end of the year. However, when I explained my situation, she very kindly took me on, despite being incredibly busy with brides coming out of the wood work (seriously, she has brides come from as far as West Virginia and Georgia--wow!). She expertly diagnosed the issue with my dress and fixed it. She also discovered that my bustle was very lopsided, and I am so glad she did because it would have looked horrible in photos (I can't believe I left the original shop without looking to make sure the bustle looked good from the back!). Olga finished my dress within the tight time frame and it looked perfect on my wedding day. I was afraid her prices would be through the roof since she is clearly such an expert in her field, but I found them to be fairly reasonable considering the quality of work. I honestly wish I had just taken the dress to her to begin with, because I wouldn't have had to pay for alterations twice. I also took my dress back to Olga after the wedding for preservation, as she contracts with a company that does cleaning and preservation services. My gown is now back at home, perfectly cleaned and packaged. Thank you, Olga!!
Olga is the BEST when it comes to wedding dress alterations. Seriously, don't take your dress anywhere else. I had my Read more...
Olga is the BEST when it comes to wedding dress alterations. Seriously, don't take your dress anywhere else. I had my alterations done at the same place where I purchased my dress (out of town), and everything looked fine when I tried it on in the store. Fast forward to 3 weeks before my wedding, when I do my bridal portraits. I realize that the dress is bunching unattractively around the hips whenever I walk more than 10 yards at a time. A little panicked, I start googling around for good wedding gown alterations in the Raleigh area, as I have no free weekends before the wedding to head back to the original shop where I had the dress altered. I wanted someone really good, as there was no more time for trial and error with my wedding date being close. I called Olga, and she told me she was booked through the end of the year. However, when I explained my situation, she very kindly took me on, despite being incredibly busy with brides coming out of the wood work (seriously, she has brides come from as far as West Virginia and Georgia--wow!). She expertly diagnosed the issue with my dress and fixed it. She also discovered that my bustle was very lopsided, and I am so glad she did because it would have looked horrible in photos (I can't believe I left the original shop without looking to make sure the bustle looked good from the back!). Olga finished my dress within the tight time frame and it looked perfect on my wedding day. I was afraid her prices would be through the roof since she is clearly such an expert in her field, but I found them to be fairly reasonable considering the quality of work. I honestly wish I had just taken the dress to her to begin with, because I wouldn't have had to pay for alterations twice. I also took my dress back to Olga after the wedding for preservation, as she contracts with a company that does cleaning and preservation services. My gown is now back at home, perfectly cleaned and packaged. Thank you, Olga!! Read less
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Birdcagebride
Wedding:
6/12/2009
5.0/5.0
Olga is AMAZING!! Her prices are so reasonable and she does such incredible work. She created a custom 9 point bustle for me and made white sashes for our bridesmaid dresses from scratch! She also altered my engagement party dress for super cheap and it came out perfect!
Olga is AMAZING!! Her prices are so reasonable and she does such incredible work. She created a custom 9 point bustle for Read more...
Olga is AMAZING!! Her prices are so reasonable and she does such incredible work. She created a custom 9 point bustle for me and made white sashes for our bridesmaid dresses from scratch! She also altered my engagement party dress for super cheap and it came out perfect! Read less
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bride08as
Wedding:
11/1/2008
5.0/5.0
Olga's work is fantastic. Her prices are wonderfully reasonable and she's a great lady. She also made a simple veil for me which was much less expensive than any bridal salon. Olga works from her home and from the outside of the building you don't know what to expect, but her work is impeccable. My maid of honor lives out of the country and we found out she needed alterations on her dress when she arrives 4 days before the wedding. Olga was able to take in her dress on short notice.
Olga's work is fantastic. Her prices are wonderfully reasonable and she's a great lady. She also made a simple veil for me Read more...
Olga's work is fantastic. Her prices are wonderfully reasonable and she's a great lady. She also made a simple veil for me which was much less expensive than any bridal salon. Olga works from her home and from the outside of the building you don't know what to expect, but her work is impeccable. My maid of honor lives out of the country and we found out she needed alterations on her dress when she arrives 4 days before the wedding. Olga was able to take in her dress on short notice. Read less
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bmbbride
Wedding:
10/18/2008
5.0/5.0
This woman is amazing! I was in a major time crunch for my alterations, and she had them done in one week. She is a former designer from NY, and had the best ideas for creating a unique bustle. She was so sweet and fun, and made me completely comfortable in my dress. I would highly recommend her!!!!
This woman is amazing! I was in a major time crunch for my alterations, and she had them done in one week. She is a former Read more...
This woman is amazing! I was in a major time crunch for my alterations, and she had them done in one week. She is a former designer from NY, and had the best ideas for creating a unique bustle. She was so sweet and fun, and made me completely comfortable in my dress. I would highly recommend her!!!! Read less
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uncbride
Wedding:
8/31/2008
5.0/5.0
If I could give Olga a rating higher than 5 I would. This lady is amazing! What she does is truly an art form. I originally had my dress altered by someone in Charlotte but she absolutely RUINED the dress. I had to take my dress to Cary, NC so the famous Olga could save my gown. She did more than save it! She completely fixed my gown and made a gorgeous bustle that was completely and totally amazing. If you don't live near Cary I highly suggest you make the drive because it's completely worth it. If I had went to see Olga from the beginning I could have saved myself A LOT of trouble and worry. Your dress will be better than even you imagined if she does your alterations. Go see her!
If I could give Olga a rating higher than 5 I would. This lady is amazing! What she does is truly an art form. I Read more...
If I could give Olga a rating higher than 5 I would. This lady is amazing! What she does is truly an art form. I originally had my dress altered by someone in Charlotte but she absolutely RUINED the dress. I had to take my dress to Cary, NC so the famous Olga could save my gown. She did more than save it! She completely fixed my gown and made a gorgeous bustle that was completely and totally amazing. If you don't live near Cary I highly suggest you make the drive because it's completely worth it. If I had went to see Olga from the beginning I could have saved myself A LOT of trouble and worry. Your dress will be better than even you imagined if she does your alterations. Go see her! Read less
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allgrowedup
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
Olga did an amazing job on my dress. She also took in my corset for me. Her bustle was great and looked amazing. She is the nicest person and I wish I could rate her higher than a 5. Brides drive from all across the state to go to Olga. She can do custom dresses or just fix what someone else did to mess your dress up. She does custom veils too.
Olga did an amazing job on my dress. She also took in my corset for me. Her bustle was great and looked amazing. She is Read more...
Olga did an amazing job on my dress. She also took in my corset for me. Her bustle was great and looked amazing. She is the nicest person and I wish I could rate her higher than a 5. Brides drive from all across the state to go to Olga. She can do custom dresses or just fix what someone else did to mess your dress up. She does custom veils too. Read less
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manteobride08
Wedding:
8/16/2008
5.0/5.0
I wish I could give Olga more than 5 stars. She is a board favorite on the local NC knot board. I had no idea what needed to be done or what my bustle should look like and Olga did an amazing job showing me what she could do. She had to take the dress in, shorten the tie in the back, take in my corset, and add a bustle. She also took in my corset. She is very affordable and her custom wedding and formal dresses are amazing. My bridesmaids were from out of town and she altered both of them in a few hours while we shopped.
I wish I could give Olga more than 5 stars. She is a board favorite on the local NC knot board. I had no idea what needed Read more...
I wish I could give Olga more than 5 stars. She is a board favorite on the local NC knot board. I had no idea what needed to be done or what my bustle should look like and Olga did an amazing job showing me what she could do. She had to take the dress in, shorten the tie in the back, take in my corset, and add a bustle. She also took in my corset. She is very affordable and her custom wedding and formal dresses are amazing. My bridesmaids were from out of town and she altered both of them in a few hours while we shopped. Read less
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greenh
Wedding:
6/14/2008
5.0/5.0
Olga doesn't have a website, but she is well known in the area as being the best in bridal dress alterations. She was able to help me with the details of my new dress that I bought online. The dress fit fine, but it still looked better once it was taken in under the arms and in the back. She also took care of the dresssuit that Phil's mother had bought a Nordstrom, and did an amazing job at fixing the lining. I think that anyone who can appreciate talent and skill can appreaciate how wonderful Olga is at fixing dresses and making them fit perfectly.
Olga doesn't have a website, but she is well known in the area as being the best in bridal dress alterations. She was able Read more...
Olga doesn't have a website, but she is well known in the area as being the best in bridal dress alterations. She was able to help me with the details of my new dress that I bought online. The dress fit fine, but it still looked better once it was taken in under the arms and in the back. She also took care of the dresssuit that Phil's mother had bought a Nordstrom, and did an amazing job at fixing the lining. I think that anyone who can appreciate talent and skill can appreaciate how wonderful Olga is at fixing dresses and making them fit perfectly. Read less
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sbhbride08
Wedding:
5/24/2008
5.0/5.0
I just needed to have the dresses hemmed, because it was a bit longer than I remember it being. One of my co-workers has all her alterations done by Olga, so I brought my dress there. She said that it would be no problem, and then told me that the dress would be ready in two weeks. I really liked Olga because she made sure she knew the date of my wedding, and told me that if I needed it ready right away that she could make it happen. She also told me that I picked a really beautiful dress, which made me happy!
I just needed to have the dresses hemmed, because it was a bit longer than I remember it being. One of my co-workers has Read more...
I just needed to have the dresses hemmed, because it was a bit longer than I remember it being. One of my co-workers has all her alterations done by Olga, so I brought my dress there. She said that it would be no problem, and then told me that the dress would be ready in two weeks. I really liked Olga because she made sure she knew the date of my wedding, and told me that if I needed it ready right away that she could make it happen. She also told me that I picked a really beautiful dress, which made me happy! Read less
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abeachybride07
Wedding:
4/27/2007
5.0/5.0
If I could rate her more than a 5 I would. This woman is an incredible seamstress and just a happy person to be with while being pinned and tucked. She truly loves her job and seeing new brides. Her work is very neat, quick, detailed, and very fairly priced. I have referred numerous brides to her and they have all loved her. One of her favorite things is give each dress it's own special kind of bustle. She can pretty much do anything you ask. I know of quite a few brides who had to see her after their dresses were ruined from a previous seamstress' work. Luckily Olga was always able to save the dresses.
If I could rate her more than a 5 I would. This woman is an incredible seamstress and just a happy person to be with while Read more...
If I could rate her more than a 5 I would. This woman is an incredible seamstress and just a happy person to be with while being pinned and tucked. She truly loves her job and seeing new brides. Her work is very neat, quick, detailed, and very fairly priced. I have referred numerous brides to her and they have all loved her. One of her favorite things is give each dress it's own special kind of bustle. She can pretty much do anything you ask. I know of quite a few brides who had to see her after their dresses were ruined from a previous seamstress' work. Luckily Olga was always able to save the dresses. Read less
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asmbride2006
Wedding:
6/16/2006
5.0/5.0
I needed to get my dress hemmed, and so did some of my bridesmaids. I picked Olga right away because this is where my sister got her dresses altered. She had a big beaded dress, and my whole family was so impressed with how well Olga was able to turn a size 16 dress into a size 10. Magic! Our dresses were ready in a matter of days, and Olga was so nice and happy for us! It was one of the best expereinces, you have nothing to worry about when you bring your wedding dress here. She doesn't have a website, but she is listed in the yellowpages.
I needed to get my dress hemmed, and so did some of my bridesmaids. I picked Olga right away because this is where my Read more...
I needed to get my dress hemmed, and so did some of my bridesmaids. I picked Olga right away because this is where my sister got her dresses altered. She had a big beaded dress, and my whole family was so impressed with how well Olga was able to turn a size 16 dress into a size 10. Magic! Our dresses were ready in a matter of days, and Olga was so nice and happy for us! It was one of the best expereinces, you have nothing to worry about when you bring your wedding dress here. She doesn't have a website, but she is listed in the yellowpages. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.7/5.0
Olga makes custom bridal gowns and focuses on repairing and altering old gowns. I am wearing my mom's dress and it will be a total re-haul when finished. Olga has been so excited about the whole process and is a joy to work with. All her pictures of bast brides shows her detailed and beautiful work and not one bad review can be found when you Google her! She is hard to book though so call as soon as your engaged!
Olga makes custom bridal gowns and focuses on repairing and altering old gowns. I am wearing my mom's dress and it will be Read more...
Olga makes custom bridal gowns and focuses on repairing and altering old gowns. I am wearing my mom's dress and it will be a total re-haul when finished. Olga has been so excited about the whole process and is a joy to work with. All her pictures of bast brides shows her detailed and beautiful work and not one bad review can be found when you Google her! She is hard to book though so call as soon as your engaged! Read less
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