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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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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Olga is absolutely amazing! I wanted to wear my mother's wedding dress (originally made by my grandmother), but the style was very outdated. She listened to all of my requests and transformed my dress into a beautiful modern gown that still felt like it was my mom's (and grandmother's)! She went out of her way on many occasions and treated my dress like her own. My dress was beyond perfect when she was finished. I cannot say enough great things about her - I wouldn't go to anyone else!
Olga is absolutely amazing! I wanted to wear my mother's wedding dress (originally made by my grandmother), but the style Read more...
Olga is absolutely amazing! I wanted to wear my mother's wedding dress (originally made by my grandmother), but the style was very outdated. She listened to all of my requests and transformed my dress into a beautiful modern gown that still felt like it was my mom's (and grandmother's)! She went out of her way on many occasions and treated my dress like her own. My dress was beyond perfect when she was finished. I cannot say enough great things about her - I wouldn't go to anyone else! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
3.3/5.0
The good: They do AMAZING work. My dress was a little too long, and they had to tack it up around the waist. Now it's the perfect length and there is no line or anything at the waist. You can't even tell any work was done to it, and that blows my mind. A+ for that! Good job with the bustle too.

The bad: Both Olga and her granddaughter (also named Olga) were extremely rude to me. I felt humiliated and infuriated every time I had to go to their house. At our first meeting, Younger Olga ripped my strapless bra off with no warning and said "you won't need this". Also, they were constantly critiquing my mannerisms, and it felt more like cotillion class than a dress fitting. At one point, Older Olga told me I walk like a soldier and a man. Also, Younger Olga will condescendingly call you "honey" no matter how much older you are than her.

Overall, they do great work...but I dreaded every one of our meetings. If you're a bride with tough skin, by all means work with them! But if you're a little sensitive or shy like me, you need to decide how much humiliation you're willing to go through for a perfect dress.
The good: They do AMAZING work. My dress was a little too long, and they had to tack it up around the waist. Now it's the Read more...
The good: They do AMAZING work. My dress was a little too long, and they had to tack it up around the waist. Now it's the perfect length and there is no line or anything at the waist. You can't even tell any work was done to it, and that blows my mind. A+ for that! Good job with the bustle too.

The bad: Both Olga and her granddaughter (also named Olga) were extremely rude to me. I felt humiliated and infuriated every time I had to go to their house. At our first meeting, Younger Olga ripped my strapless bra off with no warning and said "you won't need this". Also, they were constantly critiquing my mannerisms, and it felt more like cotillion class than a dress fitting. At one point, Older Olga told me I walk like a soldier and a man. Also, Younger Olga will condescendingly call you "honey" no matter how much older you are than her.

Overall, they do great work...but I dreaded every one of our meetings. If you're a bride with tough skin, by all means work with them! But if you're a little sensitive or shy like me, you need to decide how much humiliation you're willing to go through for a perfect dress. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Olga and her granddaughter, Olga are the best! They were able to do exactly what I wanted, even if they thought it was a strange request! They were very good at explaining what need to be done to achieve each alteration and what would work or wouldn't work. Everything was done in a timely manor and done at a very reasonable rate. I am very thankful to them for taking such care with my dress and being so patient with me. I booked my appointment right after I got my dress to insure that they were available.
Olga and her granddaughter, Olga are the best! They were able to do exactly what I wanted, even if they thought it was a Read more...
Olga and her granddaughter, Olga are the best! They were able to do exactly what I wanted, even if they thought it was a strange request! They were very good at explaining what need to be done to achieve each alteration and what would work or wouldn't work. Everything was done in a timely manor and done at a very reasonable rate. I am very thankful to them for taking such care with my dress and being so patient with me. I booked my appointment right after I got my dress to insure that they were available. Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
8/20/2016
5.0/5.0
Olga & her granddaughter were made to alter dresses. I bought my dress, Lian Carlo design, from a sample sale in SLC, Utah. It was a $4,500 guipure lace gown in a size 12. I am just shy of a 00 (I generally wear Kids 12/14). I found Olga from Google, and she had millions of great reviews. So I put all my trust, and this gown into her hands.. because I wouldn't have been able to buy this gown at full price in my size, or replace it if it got ruined. First, she books quickly; I think I booked about 9 months in advance for my appointments that started 6-8 weeks before the wedding. We sent my gown to get cleaned(since it was a sample, and because she said it might help shrink a little). I was nervous, but it came back in perfect condition. I had 5 fittings altogether. They basically took my gown completely apart and put it back together on me during the fittings, because I was smaller than the manikin. Olga and her granddaughter were super patient, and even reassuring when I called almost in tears after an appointment because I was worried about the final look of my dress. It came out absolutely perfect, and I can't even believe that you aren't able to tell they completely took the dress apart and put it back together. They also made my veil, that was perfect too.
Olga & her granddaughter were made to alter dresses. I bought my dress, Lian Carlo design, from a sample sale in SLC, Read more...
Olga & her granddaughter were made to alter dresses. I bought my dress, Lian Carlo design, from a sample sale in SLC, Utah. It was a $4,500 guipure lace gown in a size 12. I am just shy of a 00 (I generally wear Kids 12/14). I found Olga from Google, and she had millions of great reviews. So I put all my trust, and this gown into her hands.. because I wouldn't have been able to buy this gown at full price in my size, or replace it if it got ruined. First, she books quickly; I think I booked about 9 months in advance for my appointments that started 6-8 weeks before the wedding. We sent my gown to get cleaned(since it was a sample, and because she said it might help shrink a little). I was nervous, but it came back in perfect condition. I had 5 fittings altogether. They basically took my gown completely apart and put it back together on me during the fittings, because I was smaller than the manikin. Olga and her granddaughter were super patient, and even reassuring when I called almost in tears after an appointment because I was worried about the final look of my dress. It came out absolutely perfect, and I can't even believe that you aren't able to tell they completely took the dress apart and put it back together. They also made my veil, that was perfect too. Read less
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Amy596
Wedding:
7/23/2016
4.9/5.0
Omgggg!!! Olga was the FIRST person I called and I DO NOT regret that I did not shop around. Not only was she able to fit me in her busy schedule - 3 weeks before my wedding day - but she saved my dress, saved me money, made me a CUSTOM veil from scratch to match my dress (which was not white/ivory), and was very personable. I love Olga for how she made me look and just for being a beautiful person!
Omgggg!!! Olga was the FIRST person I called and I DO NOT regret that I did not shop around. Not only was she able to fit Read more...
Omgggg!!! Olga was the FIRST person I called and I DO NOT regret that I did not shop around. Not only was she able to fit me in her busy schedule - 3 weeks before my wedding day - but she saved my dress, saved me money, made me a CUSTOM veil from scratch to match my dress (which was not white/ivory), and was very personable. I love Olga for how she made me look and just for being a beautiful person! Read less
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Tammy
Wedding:
7/6/2016
5.0/5.0
After many gowns my daughter Macie didn't like any she had tried so she decided that she wanted to redesign my wedding dress that I wore on 11/26/88. So we set out to find someone that would design it exactly the way she wanted it. We tried two other seamstress and were not happy at all with either one. They insisted on doing things to the gown that Macie didn't want done and they were extremely expensive!! We finally found Olga here on the Weddingwire and made an appointment with her. Not only did she do everything that my daughter wanted her to do she also had some ideas that we had not even thought of! Macie was married on 7/6/16 and she was stunning!! Olga was amazing and even changed her calendar around to accommodate our schedule. I would recommend as soon as you find your dress to go ahead and give her a call if it needs alterations! We were amazed at Olga's talent and professionalism! She is truly a gem!!! Thank you so much!!!
After many gowns my daughter Macie didn't like any she had tried so she decided that she wanted to redesign my wedding Read more...
After many gowns my daughter Macie didn't like any she had tried so she decided that she wanted to redesign my wedding dress that I wore on 11/26/88. So we set out to find someone that would design it exactly the way she wanted it. We tried two other seamstress and were not happy at all with either one. They insisted on doing things to the gown that Macie didn't want done and they were extremely expensive!! We finally found Olga here on the Weddingwire and made an appointment with her. Not only did she do everything that my daughter wanted her to do she also had some ideas that we had not even thought of! Macie was married on 7/6/16 and she was stunning!! Olga was amazing and even changed her calendar around to accommodate our schedule. I would recommend as soon as you find your dress to go ahead and give her a call if it needs alterations! We were amazed at Olga's talent and professionalism! She is truly a gem!!! Thank you so much!!! Read less
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Michelle
Wedding:
7/2/2016
5.0/5.0
I came to Olga after I had already visited one other professional who took one look at my mother's dress and said - I can do nothing with this, it's too ruined. I was almost in tears after I had left her but I knew I still had Olga to look at it too. When I first walked in with the dress, Olga gasped and said how beautiful it was which already made me really happy that she recognized how special the dress was. I told her what the first woman had said and she just waved her hand and said 'ah, it's no problem, we can fix this!' When I tried the dress on for her, it was like she was reading my mind. All the alterations I wanted to make to the dress she was pointing out as suggestions. We ended up removing the sleaves and opening the back of the dress, and the rest of the changes were repair and cosmetic. But it was no easy task, the dress was very discolored, stained from pop at my mother's reception, lace falling off, missing beading, and torn from where someone had stepped on it. All of these things, she handled with ease and my favorite part was she got just as excited about the transformation as I did! She ended up using 20 bussel pins because even that detail she wanted to be perfect, and it was. When my mother came down for my final fitting, she couldn't believe that was her dress. In tears she got to see not only her dress renewed and beautiful which she had thought was ruined, but also her daughter wearing it. The dress was my absolute FAVORITE part of my wedding day. I couldn't wait to put it on and everyone commented how beautiful and unique it was. Olga made my wedding a truly memorable experience and I would recommend her to anyone, especially to those who think their dress is just too far gone to save!! Thank you Olga!
I came to Olga after I had already visited one other professional who took one look at my mother's dress and said - I can Read more...
I came to Olga after I had already visited one other professional who took one look at my mother's dress and said - I can do nothing with this, it's too ruined. I was almost in tears after I had left her but I knew I still had Olga to look at it too. When I first walked in with the dress, Olga gasped and said how beautiful it was which already made me really happy that she recognized how special the dress was. I told her what the first woman had said and she just waved her hand and said 'ah, it's no problem, we can fix this!' When I tried the dress on for her, it was like she was reading my mind. All the alterations I wanted to make to the dress she was pointing out as suggestions. We ended up removing the sleaves and opening the back of the dress, and the rest of the changes were repair and cosmetic. But it was no easy task, the dress was very discolored, stained from pop at my mother's reception, lace falling off, missing beading, and torn from where someone had stepped on it. All of these things, she handled with ease and my favorite part was she got just as excited about the transformation as I did! She ended up using 20 bussel pins because even that detail she wanted to be perfect, and it was. When my mother came down for my final fitting, she couldn't believe that was her dress. In tears she got to see not only her dress renewed and beautiful which she had thought was ruined, but also her daughter wearing it. The dress was my absolute FAVORITE part of my wedding day. I couldn't wait to put it on and everyone commented how beautiful and unique it was. Olga made my wedding a truly memorable experience and I would recommend her to anyone, especially to those who think their dress is just too far gone to save!! Thank you Olga! Read less
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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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