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Olga's Bridal and Formal Couture

Raleigh , NC
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LOCATION

8300 leesville road
Raleigh, NC 27613 US (map)

PHONE

919-462-9472
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ABOUT US

We offer extensive expertise in altering or restyling any kind of wedding, debutant and formal gowns. Our business existed for over twenty years with the help of numerous repeated... Read more
We offer extensive expertise in altering or restyling any kind of wedding, debutant and formal gowns. Our business existed for over twenty years with the help of numerous repeated customers as well as new customers that heard about us from brides who we had a privileged of working with. Our reputation and diligence of excellent quality work is passed from generation to generation starting back from Europe and making its way to United States more then twenty years ago. We also offer cleaning and preservation of wedding gowns new or vintage. Brides will find an extensive selection of custom make veils, belts and bolero to complete the look. Read less
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

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

REVIEWS

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Spencer Jane
Wedding:
6/4/2016
5.0/5.0
Olga is simply the best. There are not enough words to describe how wonderful and talented she is! Olga is word-of-mouth around Raleigh, NC. My mom and I contacted Olga immediately finding my dress. Do this ASAP because she gets completely booked (because she is THAT good)! Luckily for me, we bought my dress off the rack so we were able to immediately take it to her and probably had more time than most brides do with altering their wedding dress. We saw Olga several times, but depending on what she has to do the dress, you may see her less or more. She is very flexible with your schedule (I live out of town and my mom lives in town) so she worked around my work and social life! She is creative and kind, and somewhat magical to be around. I feel very confident in my dress but there is definitely a special touch that Olga provides. She gave me some great wedding and marriage advice at my final fitting and surprised me with my "something blue" as well. My mom and I could not be more satisfied. Ladies, take your wedding dress to Olga! You will not be disappointed. She was patient in teaching mom how to bustle, too. True talent, Olga! Thank you for making me feel like a princess. I will never forget how special you made me feel. Thank you! Love, Spencer.
Olga is simply the best. There are not enough words to describe how wonderful and talented she is! Olga is word-of-mouth Read more...
Olga is simply the best. There are not enough words to describe how wonderful and talented she is! Olga is word-of-mouth around Raleigh, NC. My mom and I contacted Olga immediately finding my dress. Do this ASAP because she gets completely booked (because she is THAT good)! Luckily for me, we bought my dress off the rack so we were able to immediately take it to her and probably had more time than most brides do with altering their wedding dress. We saw Olga several times, but depending on what she has to do the dress, you may see her less or more. She is very flexible with your schedule (I live out of town and my mom lives in town) so she worked around my work and social life! She is creative and kind, and somewhat magical to be around. I feel very confident in my dress but there is definitely a special touch that Olga provides. She gave me some great wedding and marriage advice at my final fitting and surprised me with my "something blue" as well. My mom and I could not be more satisfied. Ladies, take your wedding dress to Olga! You will not be disappointed. She was patient in teaching mom how to bustle, too. True talent, Olga! Thank you for making me feel like a princess. I will never forget how special you made me feel. Thank you! Love, Spencer. Read less
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Carrie
Wedding:
5/29/2016
5.0/5.0
Both of the Olga's were wonderful! My mom and I looked forward to going to every fitting as they transformed my dress to fit me perfectly. Olga's granddaughter, also named Olga, is mainly who I worked with and she was fabulous! She was very quick with the alterations, new exactly how to work with my lace and silk organza, and came up with a beautiful and unique bustle that held throughout the evening! Definitely heed other reviewers advice and call as soon as you have the dress because she books up fast! Very reasonable and worth every penny!
Both of the Olga's were wonderful! My mom and I looked forward to going to every fitting as they transformed my dress to Read more...
Both of the Olga's were wonderful! My mom and I looked forward to going to every fitting as they transformed my dress to fit me perfectly. Olga's granddaughter, also named Olga, is mainly who I worked with and she was fabulous! She was very quick with the alterations, new exactly how to work with my lace and silk organza, and came up with a beautiful and unique bustle that held throughout the evening! Definitely heed other reviewers advice and call as soon as you have the dress because she books up fast! Very reasonable and worth every penny! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
5/21/2016
5.0/5.0
After hearing so many horror stories about dresses getting ruined, I was nervous to take my dress anywhere. Olga was recommended to us after someone we knew had a dress ruined and they said she was amazing...they weren't kidding! I am so impressed with the work Olga did on my dress!! It fits beautifully now, I couldn't be happier! The alterations were expensive, but I had a lace dress, so that bumped it up a lot (there was a ton of hand-stitching involved). It was well worth it, though, to get it done right! I'm so impressed by Olga's alterations, and I'm going to be recommending her to everyone!
After hearing so many horror stories about dresses getting ruined, I was nervous to take my dress anywhere. Olga was Read more...
After hearing so many horror stories about dresses getting ruined, I was nervous to take my dress anywhere. Olga was recommended to us after someone we knew had a dress ruined and they said she was amazing...they weren't kidding! I am so impressed with the work Olga did on my dress!! It fits beautifully now, I couldn't be happier! The alterations were expensive, but I had a lace dress, so that bumped it up a lot (there was a ton of hand-stitching involved). It was well worth it, though, to get it done right! I'm so impressed by Olga's alterations, and I'm going to be recommending her to everyone! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
5/14/2016
1.0/5.0
Upon arriving to her home, she immediately instructed me to "go hang your dress behind the wall on the left" without greeting me/my mom. I did as I was told and hung my dress on the left (my left, her right) behind the wall. She walked over and looked at where I hung my dress and said rudely, "can you not follow instructions? I said THE LEFT!" Apparently she meant her left (backwards to me, was my right). I was a little thrown off by her attitude but proceeded to put on my dress. If anyone has ever put on a wedding dress, you know it's not a one person job- it often requires the help of another person to ensure each layer lays properly. I asked my mom for help, as it was not offered by Olga. My mom came behind the wall to help me and after about 45 seconds Olga pushed my mom's hands out of the way and exclaimed "you don't know what you are doing! Move out of the way. I have been doing this much longer than you." My mom and I looked at each other, both of us knew we would not be using her services. I walked out to the mirror as instructed and she very rudely told me, "your dress does not fit. You are too big for your dress. Dress does not look good. You need a different dress." Tearfully, I began to look at myself in the mirror and no longer saw the "beautiful bride" I was hoping to see in myself. We did not receive any sort of apology for her extremely unprofessional behavior and will not recommend her services to anyone. I ended up using another seamstress who provided me with a totally different alterations experience AND made me feel like the beautiful bride I'm supposed to be. Olga is incredibly insensitive/rude and it's my hope that by sharing my awful experience, another bride will avoid a similar experience with Olga.
Upon arriving to her home, she immediately instructed me to "go hang your dress behind the wall on the left" without Read more...
Upon arriving to her home, she immediately instructed me to "go hang your dress behind the wall on the left" without greeting me/my mom. I did as I was told and hung my dress on the left (my left, her right) behind the wall. She walked over and looked at where I hung my dress and said rudely, "can you not follow instructions? I said THE LEFT!" Apparently she meant her left (backwards to me, was my right). I was a little thrown off by her attitude but proceeded to put on my dress. If anyone has ever put on a wedding dress, you know it's not a one person job- it often requires the help of another person to ensure each layer lays properly. I asked my mom for help, as it was not offered by Olga. My mom came behind the wall to help me and after about 45 seconds Olga pushed my mom's hands out of the way and exclaimed "you don't know what you are doing! Move out of the way. I have been doing this much longer than you." My mom and I looked at each other, both of us knew we would not be using her services. I walked out to the mirror as instructed and she very rudely told me, "your dress does not fit. You are too big for your dress. Dress does not look good. You need a different dress." Tearfully, I began to look at myself in the mirror and no longer saw the "beautiful bride" I was hoping to see in myself. We did not receive any sort of apology for her extremely unprofessional behavior and will not recommend her services to anyone. I ended up using another seamstress who provided me with a totally different alterations experience AND made me feel like the beautiful bride I'm supposed to be. Olga is incredibly insensitive/rude and it's my hope that by sharing my awful experience, another bride will avoid a similar experience with Olga. Read less
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Alies
Wedding:
5/7/2016
4.8/5.0
So flexible! I had to have my dress done in one weekend and she did it! It looks great and fits perfectly. A bit pricey, but worth it for the service.
So flexible! I had to have my dress done in one weekend and she did it! It looks great and fits perfectly. A bit pricey, Read more...
So flexible! I had to have my dress done in one weekend and she did it! It looks great and fits perfectly. A bit pricey, but worth it for the service. Read less
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Jillian
Wedding:
5/7/2016
5.0/5.0
If you are getting married in the next year, call and book Olga now! She books up extremely quickly, and after seeing her work her magic on my silk organza dress (a very difficult material to work with), I now know why. Not only did she tailor my dress to fit like a glove, she also created a custom bustle for it that was absolutely STUNNING. Olga also fit me in with only a few days notice before my wedding when I noticed that my beaded belt she had sewn on to the dress had come loose. There is not a better seamstress in the state of North Carolina. Thank you, Olga!!
If you are getting married in the next year, call and book Olga now! She books up extremely quickly, and after seeing her Read more...
If you are getting married in the next year, call and book Olga now! She books up extremely quickly, and after seeing her work her magic on my silk organza dress (a very difficult material to work with), I now know why. Not only did she tailor my dress to fit like a glove, she also created a custom bustle for it that was absolutely STUNNING. Olga also fit me in with only a few days notice before my wedding when I noticed that my beaded belt she had sewn on to the dress had come loose. There is not a better seamstress in the state of North Carolina. Thank you, Olga!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
4/16/2016
4.9/5.0
I came here to give a review for Olga since my dress is basically finished and I have had the opportunity to work with her multiple times. I saw the review below and I honestly can't believe that it is about the Olga I have worked with. I came to her with my mom's dress, which she completely remade by cutting off the original bottom and making a new one and totally altering the bodice and sleeves. My mom and I cut off 25 yards of lace from the bottom of my mom's dress ourselves, at Olga's request, to help us save money and then she added it back to my newly remade dress. She has never once been disrespectful, harsh, or anything other than nice and willing with me or my mom. She has honestly gone beyond what I had expected and I have not once worried about my dress and not being happy with it. The Flexibility rating is a little low because she is booked solid! I was lucky enough to have my wedding date set far in advance, anyway, but if you want to use her call ASAP! There really aren't enough thank you's to give her for making something so special for me and I don't think my mom and I would have trusted the dress with any other seamstress.
I came here to give a review for Olga since my dress is basically finished and I have had the opportunity to work with her Read more...
I came here to give a review for Olga since my dress is basically finished and I have had the opportunity to work with her multiple times. I saw the review below and I honestly can't believe that it is about the Olga I have worked with. I came to her with my mom's dress, which she completely remade by cutting off the original bottom and making a new one and totally altering the bodice and sleeves. My mom and I cut off 25 yards of lace from the bottom of my mom's dress ourselves, at Olga's request, to help us save money and then she added it back to my newly remade dress. She has never once been disrespectful, harsh, or anything other than nice and willing with me or my mom. She has honestly gone beyond what I had expected and I have not once worried about my dress and not being happy with it. The Flexibility rating is a little low because she is booked solid! I was lucky enough to have my wedding date set far in advance, anyway, but if you want to use her call ASAP! There really aren't enough thank you's to give her for making something so special for me and I don't think my mom and I would have trusted the dress with any other seamstress. Read less
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Kathy
Wedding:
11/27/2015
4.9/5.0
The Olgas (Grandmother and Granddaughter) are awesome! As an older bride with a mastectomy prosthesis which created fit issues, I presented Olga with challenging revisions to the bodice of my dress. She was kind and understanding of the issue as well as meticulous in making sure the silk fabric laid correctly. The end result is beautiful and even more flattering than the original dress design. With all the work she did to my dress, she was still so affordable!
Two things to know about Olga:
1. Book your appointment as far in advance as possible! Her skill and mastery of tailoring means her calendar is full months in advance
2. Olga can design your dress from scratch!!! Talk to her first before buying a dress - I wish I had!

Go to Olga. Go to Olga first. Thank you, Olga!
The Olgas (Grandmother and Granddaughter) are awesome! As an older bride with a mastectomy prosthesis which created fit Read more...
The Olgas (Grandmother and Granddaughter) are awesome! As an older bride with a mastectomy prosthesis which created fit issues, I presented Olga with challenging revisions to the bodice of my dress. She was kind and understanding of the issue as well as meticulous in making sure the silk fabric laid correctly. The end result is beautiful and even more flattering than the original dress design. With all the work she did to my dress, she was still so affordable!
Two things to know about Olga:
1. Book your appointment as far in advance as possible! Her skill and mastery of tailoring means her calendar is full months in advance
2. Olga can design your dress from scratch!!! Talk to her first before buying a dress - I wish I had!

Go to Olga. Go to Olga first. Thank you, Olga! Read less
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Elizabeth
Wedding:
11/21/2015
5.0/5.0
Olga is an unbelievably gifted professional. She was kind enough to move up the time frame of my alterations to accommodate illness within my family & still was able to make my wedding dress perfect with time to spare! She created new kind of bustle that is completely unique to my dress which suits the style perfectly. It creates a back and forth cascading effect when pinned. My mother, the original wearer of my dress, has been delighted throughout the entire process. She was nervous handing over her dress to anyone for alterations but Olga has inspired confidence at every turn. The final product is stunning & I cannot wait to wear it! If you are considering Olga for any type of alteration DO IT! You absolutely will not regret your decision! She is an undeniable expert with an outstanding eye for detail.
Olga is an unbelievably gifted professional. She was kind enough to move up the time frame of my alterations to Read more...
Olga is an unbelievably gifted professional. She was kind enough to move up the time frame of my alterations to accommodate illness within my family & still was able to make my wedding dress perfect with time to spare! She created new kind of bustle that is completely unique to my dress which suits the style perfectly. It creates a back and forth cascading effect when pinned. My mother, the original wearer of my dress, has been delighted throughout the entire process. She was nervous handing over her dress to anyone for alterations but Olga has inspired confidence at every turn. The final product is stunning & I cannot wait to wear it! If you are considering Olga for any type of alteration DO IT! You absolutely will not regret your decision! She is an undeniable expert with an outstanding eye for detail. Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
11/6/2015
5.0/5.0
Olga completely transformed my David's Bridal dress and made it into something so much better. I originally came to her devastated because I had gained weight and the dress didnt fit. She was so kind about it and came up with a solution right away. We had several visits and the dress was altered to fit me, not the other way around. When I ended up with severe bronchitis (and in the hospital) 3 weeks before the wedding, i dropped 10lbs fast- and she had to rework the dress to fit me about 9 days before the wedding. She never stressed and was always positive. I loved my dress and got so many compliments on it. Olga is the best. Hands down.
Olga completely transformed my David's Bridal dress and made it into something so much better. I originally came to her Read more...
Olga completely transformed my David's Bridal dress and made it into something so much better. I originally came to her devastated because I had gained weight and the dress didnt fit. She was so kind about it and came up with a solution right away. We had several visits and the dress was altered to fit me, not the other way around. When I ended up with severe bronchitis (and in the hospital) 3 weeks before the wedding, i dropped 10lbs fast- and she had to rework the dress to fit me about 9 days before the wedding. She never stressed and was always positive. I loved my dress and got so many compliments on it. Olga is the best. Hands down. Read less
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