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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
What accessories do you provide?
Veils
Does a client need to schedule an appointment? How do the client appointments work?
By appointment.
In addition to wedding dresses, what other products do you sell?
No dresses sale.Custom Desighn ,Custom made Bridal, Socials, Debutantes dresses, custom made veils and alterations.Old Gowns Restorations.Christenings
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ASHLEY
Wedding:
6/8/2013
5.0/5.0
Olga is the only person you should take your gown to for alterations! She was outstanding! I am very petite and she was able to transform my enormous dress into something amazing. She made a beautiful bustle (it took 10 points - 5 for the lining and 5 for the lace). Then she surprised me with a tiny blue bow under the lining for good luck. It really was a pleasure working with her and I will recommend her to everyone I know.
Olga is the only person you should take your gown to for alterations! She was outstanding! I am very petite and she was Read more...
Olga is the only person you should take your gown to for alterations! She was outstanding! I am very petite and she was able to transform my enormous dress into something amazing. She made a beautiful bustle (it took 10 points - 5 for the lining and 5 for the lace). Then she surprised me with a tiny blue bow under the lining for good luck. It really was a pleasure working with her and I will recommend her to everyone I know. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
My daughter lived in Birmingham AL and had purchased her Augusta Jones wedding dress through Carriage House there. It had been altered by their seamstress with four different fittings; I picked the dress up from that seamstress in February. In March when it was time for my daughter's bridal portraits, she put the dress on and it did not fit correctly anywhere and she could barely walk in it because something was wrong with all the linings inside the dress. There was no way she could get married in the dress, and I did not trust the previous seamstress to touch it again! My daughter had moved to Raleigh and we needed to find someone in that area to perform a miracle on her dress. After googling and doing research, I found Olga! We contacted her and she was not sure she would be able to help us because she is so booked up, but she agreed that my daughter could bring the dress and she would look at it. My daughter took it the dress, and Olga showed her all the things that the previous seamstress had done that had pretty much ruined the way the dress would fit my daughter. It was so bad that she told my daughter she would not begin sewing on it until I came to Raleigh for her to show me everything wrong with the dress. (I live in GA) I made the trip to Raleigh, she showed me all the things wrong and it was overwhelming. Basically, she would need to take the dress apart totally and put it back together. Also, the previous seamstress had made a mess out of the lace hem and the bustle! The wedding was less than 8 weeks away, and Olga was totally booked! She agreed to take on my daughter’s dress. My daughter had three fittings with Olga, and Olga performed a miracle on my daughter's dress! The dress fits her perfectly! She also made a new bustle system for the dress, had to remake the bust of the dress, along with fixing all the linings and the lace hem that had been messed up by the previous seamstress. OLGA IS AMAZING AND SHE SAVED MY DAUGHTER'S WEDDING DRESS!
My daughter lived in Birmingham AL and had purchased her Augusta Jones wedding dress through Carriage House there. It had Read more...
My daughter lived in Birmingham AL and had purchased her Augusta Jones wedding dress through Carriage House there. It had been altered by their seamstress with four different fittings; I picked the dress up from that seamstress in February. In March when it was time for my daughter's bridal portraits, she put the dress on and it did not fit correctly anywhere and she could barely walk in it because something was wrong with all the linings inside the dress. There was no way she could get married in the dress, and I did not trust the previous seamstress to touch it again! My daughter had moved to Raleigh and we needed to find someone in that area to perform a miracle on her dress. After googling and doing research, I found Olga! We contacted her and she was not sure she would be able to help us because she is so booked up, but she agreed that my daughter could bring the dress and she would look at it. My daughter took it the dress, and Olga showed her all the things that the previous seamstress had done that had pretty much ruined the way the dress would fit my daughter. It was so bad that she told my daughter she would not begin sewing on it until I came to Raleigh for her to show me everything wrong with the dress. (I live in GA) I made the trip to Raleigh, she showed me all the things wrong and it was overwhelming. Basically, she would need to take the dress apart totally and put it back together. Also, the previous seamstress had made a mess out of the lace hem and the bustle! The wedding was less than 8 weeks away, and Olga was totally booked! She agreed to take on my daughter’s dress. My daughter had three fittings with Olga, and Olga performed a miracle on my daughter's dress! The dress fits her perfectly! She also made a new bustle system for the dress, had to remake the bust of the dress, along with fixing all the linings and the lace hem that had been messed up by the previous seamstress. OLGA IS AMAZING AND SHE SAVED MY DAUGHTER'S WEDDING DRESS! Read less
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Erica
Wedding:
6/1/2013
5.0/5.0
I had heard about Olga from a co-worker, who used her services almost 8 years ago. I immediately contacted Olga, before my dress had even been delivered as I read that Olga tends to fill up quickly (this was back in October). When I called, Olga told me that she was booked up until MAY (my wedding was June 1). I think she could tell I was very disappointed that she wouldn't be able to help me with my bridal alterations, so she asked what I needed to have done - just a bustle and have a sash sewn in. She told me that she could squeeze me in and to come in December for my first fitting.

After just a couple of weeks, the dress was ready!! Olga did an AMAZING job. Not only was she very professional and polite, but she made the most beautiful bustle. She was very reasonably priced, and accommodating to my schedule. I am SO pleased with Olga, she is truly an artist! Oh, and because the top of my dress didn't didn't fit my chest size perfectly, she offered to alter the dress and have it ready the next day. It wasn't something I would have thought to have done, but she truly cares about each bride she works with and wants their dress to be perfect.

Thank you, Olga!!!!!!!!!
I had heard about Olga from a co-worker, who used her services almost 8 years ago. I immediately contacted Olga, before my Read more...
I had heard about Olga from a co-worker, who used her services almost 8 years ago. I immediately contacted Olga, before my dress had even been delivered as I read that Olga tends to fill up quickly (this was back in October). When I called, Olga told me that she was booked up until MAY (my wedding was June 1). I think she could tell I was very disappointed that she wouldn't be able to help me with my bridal alterations, so she asked what I needed to have done - just a bustle and have a sash sewn in. She told me that she could squeeze me in and to come in December for my first fitting.

After just a couple of weeks, the dress was ready!! Olga did an AMAZING job. Not only was she very professional and polite, but she made the most beautiful bustle. She was very reasonably priced, and accommodating to my schedule. I am SO pleased with Olga, she is truly an artist! Oh, and because the top of my dress didn't didn't fit my chest size perfectly, she offered to alter the dress and have it ready the next day. It wasn't something I would have thought to have done, but she truly cares about each bride she works with and wants their dress to be perfect.

Thank you, Olga!!!!!!!!! Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
5/19/2013
5.0/5.0
Olga has been by far the nicest vendor I have dealt with while planning my wedding. I saw all the amazing reviews on her service and had my Mother call and set up an appt. She said she was booked up until after my wedding, we were very disappointed. But within 20min she called back and said she would squeeze us in to make sure my dress would be done before my wedding!
Olga did an AMAZING job. Made my dress 10x better then it was. Im in love with it! I can't thank her enough. She even allowed me to buy one of her veils to match my dress perfectly at a discounted price. We couldn't be happier with her services!
Olga has been by far the nicest vendor I have dealt with while planning my wedding. I saw all the amazing reviews on her Read more...
Olga has been by far the nicest vendor I have dealt with while planning my wedding. I saw all the amazing reviews on her service and had my Mother call and set up an appt. She said she was booked up until after my wedding, we were very disappointed. But within 20min she called back and said she would squeeze us in to make sure my dress would be done before my wedding!
Olga did an AMAZING job. Made my dress 10x better then it was. Im in love with it! I can't thank her enough. She even allowed me to buy one of her veils to match my dress perfectly at a discounted price. We couldn't be happier with her services! Read less
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Samantha
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
Olga is the best you can get in this area. All the reviews are accurate and she is wonderful. She can make it happen whatever you need done for alterations for your wedding dress. She knows what she is doing and will give honest feedback about what will work and what will not.
I also had her make garters for me and they were beautiful. She took left over material from my dress and created 2 cute garters. Her prices are amazing and she is very prompt on her alterations. She also steamed my dress before the big day!

Olga is the best but she is very busy so call her immediately when you know you are getting married.

Samantha Badgley
Olga is the best you can get in this area. All the reviews are accurate and she is wonderful. She can make it happen Read more...
Olga is the best you can get in this area. All the reviews are accurate and she is wonderful. She can make it happen whatever you need done for alterations for your wedding dress. She knows what she is doing and will give honest feedback about what will work and what will not.
I also had her make garters for me and they were beautiful. She took left over material from my dress and created 2 cute garters. Her prices are amazing and she is very prompt on her alterations. She also steamed my dress before the big day!

Olga is the best but she is very busy so call her immediately when you know you are getting married.

Samantha Badgley Read less
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Ashley
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Olga is the greatest! My dress was ordered a little big for me, so she hemmed the bottom up, added cups, and added a bustle. It looks perfect now! She even sewed a little blue bow on the underneath side of the skirt for my something blue :) Olga is so sweet and really works to make sure you're happy with the end result. The price she charged me was well below what I was expecting to pay. Make sure you call WAY in advance to make sure she can fit you in. She books up quick!
Olga is the greatest! My dress was ordered a little big for me, so she hemmed the bottom up, added cups, and added a Read more...
Olga is the greatest! My dress was ordered a little big for me, so she hemmed the bottom up, added cups, and added a bustle. It looks perfect now! She even sewed a little blue bow on the underneath side of the skirt for my something blue :) Olga is so sweet and really works to make sure you're happy with the end result. The price she charged me was well below what I was expecting to pay. Make sure you call WAY in advance to make sure she can fit you in. She books up quick! Read less
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Lindsay
Wedding:
3/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I looked on wedding wire to find someone to do my wedding dress alterations and I found Olga. I am so happy that I picked her. Not only is her work amazing she is so funny! I took my dress to her and she totally re invented my dress. I had a friend come in from Atlanta and she saw the dress before and after and she could not beleive how good Olga was. If you want a guaranteed beautiful dress she is the one. I think the review that was bad was written by mistake bc that can't be Olga. Honestly its probably a competitor who is mad that Olga is so good.
I looked on wedding wire to find someone to do my wedding dress alterations and I found Olga. I am so happy that I picked Read more...
I looked on wedding wire to find someone to do my wedding dress alterations and I found Olga. I am so happy that I picked her. Not only is her work amazing she is so funny! I took my dress to her and she totally re invented my dress. I had a friend come in from Atlanta and she saw the dress before and after and she could not beleive how good Olga was. If you want a guaranteed beautiful dress she is the one. I think the review that was bad was written by mistake bc that can't be Olga. Honestly its probably a competitor who is mad that Olga is so good. Read less
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Lauren
Wedding:
2/17/2013
5.0/5.0
Raleigh brides, I would not take your dress anywhere but to Olga! Olga is absolutely amazing at what she does and I truely thank her for it.

I purchased a 2011 Pronovias lace wedding dress off the internet in December for my February wedding. It ended up being 2 sizes too big and more plain than I had originally thought. I took the dress to David's Bridal to try on some shapeware to smooth out my lines and help the dress fit more & I left there with two undergarments that actually made me look bulkier in the dress and were very annoying because I had to keep pulling the strapless up.

I found Olga's name and great reviews here on Wedding Wire and called her in a panick. She was fully booked but ended up having a change of plans around the holidays and told me she would work through Christmas (which she was originally going to take off from work) and that she would fix my dress no problem. Within three weeks and three fittings she was able to complete my dress in such an impeccable manner! My dress was at least 2 sizes too big, all lace with no seams, and had 4 pieces of lining. She made that dress fit like a glove! Not only did she do an amazing job with the alterations, but she told me to get rid of those undergarments that Davids sold me. She built in a bra into the dress that is absolutely genious!! My dress stays up even when it's not zipped so I dont have to be tugging at it all night. She also had amazing ideas about a sash and she sewed on a sash with all the little crystals and sewed tight a gorgeous french bow on the back of the dress that snaps just when I zip my dress! She is really amazing! Her prices are very reasonable and her work is perfect. I wouldnt trust my dress with anyone else.

Thanks Olga!!

-Lauren
Raleigh brides, I would not take your dress anywhere but to Olga! Olga is absolutely amazing at what she does and I truely Read more...
Raleigh brides, I would not take your dress anywhere but to Olga! Olga is absolutely amazing at what she does and I truely thank her for it.

I purchased a 2011 Pronovias lace wedding dress off the internet in December for my February wedding. It ended up being 2 sizes too big and more plain than I had originally thought. I took the dress to David's Bridal to try on some shapeware to smooth out my lines and help the dress fit more & I left there with two undergarments that actually made me look bulkier in the dress and were very annoying because I had to keep pulling the strapless up.

I found Olga's name and great reviews here on Wedding Wire and called her in a panick. She was fully booked but ended up having a change of plans around the holidays and told me she would work through Christmas (which she was originally going to take off from work) and that she would fix my dress no problem. Within three weeks and three fittings she was able to complete my dress in such an impeccable manner! My dress was at least 2 sizes too big, all lace with no seams, and had 4 pieces of lining. She made that dress fit like a glove! Not only did she do an amazing job with the alterations, but she told me to get rid of those undergarments that Davids sold me. She built in a bra into the dress that is absolutely genious!! My dress stays up even when it's not zipped so I dont have to be tugging at it all night. She also had amazing ideas about a sash and she sewed on a sash with all the little crystals and sewed tight a gorgeous french bow on the back of the dress that snaps just when I zip my dress! She is really amazing! Her prices are very reasonable and her work is perfect. I wouldnt trust my dress with anyone else.

Thanks Olga!!

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Christy
Wedding:
1/4/2013
2.0/5.0
Olga was very nice and professional to us when we first brought in my gown. Olga took my measurements and quoted me a price to alter my gown at just under $500. After the second fitting I had her give me a better estimate of how much she thought it would be to raise the hem of my dress, and she then informed us that it was going to cost $400 just to have the dress shortened. I only budgeted for $500 worth of dress alterations so we ended up telling her to just complete everything except hemming the length of the dress. The other things we were having her do included: taking the dress in on the sides and in the back, in the back she was going to have an invisible zipper and place the buttons that were originally on the dress back on top of the zipper so you wouldn't be able to see the zipper at all, sew a belt onto the torso of the dress, and place bra padding in the top. When we came to pick the dress up Olga was very rude and short with us and you could tell she wanted us to get out of her house as soon as possible. I put the dress on and the buttons were sewn on crooked in the back and they did not cover the zipper they were sewn on beside the zipper, also the belt that we had told her to sew on was crooked and the material did not sit flush to the dress it had little gaps were it scrunched up on the dress. Also the dress was suppose to be taken in on the sides and she did take the dress in through the rib cage area but she didn't take in all of the side portions because the material jetted out at my hips. We expressed some concerns about the quality of the work and she would cut us off and give us a short sarcastic remark. I was so flustered at this point I just wanted to go, so we paid her and left unhappy and the dress still needing to be altered more to correct her sloppy work. We ended up finding a different alterations lady who did an amazing job for a quarter of the price.
Olga was very nice and professional to us when we first brought in my gown. Olga took my measurements and quoted me a Read more...
Olga was very nice and professional to us when we first brought in my gown. Olga took my measurements and quoted me a price to alter my gown at just under $500. After the second fitting I had her give me a better estimate of how much she thought it would be to raise the hem of my dress, and she then informed us that it was going to cost $400 just to have the dress shortened. I only budgeted for $500 worth of dress alterations so we ended up telling her to just complete everything except hemming the length of the dress. The other things we were having her do included: taking the dress in on the sides and in the back, in the back she was going to have an invisible zipper and place the buttons that were originally on the dress back on top of the zipper so you wouldn't be able to see the zipper at all, sew a belt onto the torso of the dress, and place bra padding in the top. When we came to pick the dress up Olga was very rude and short with us and you could tell she wanted us to get out of her house as soon as possible. I put the dress on and the buttons were sewn on crooked in the back and they did not cover the zipper they were sewn on beside the zipper, also the belt that we had told her to sew on was crooked and the material did not sit flush to the dress it had little gaps were it scrunched up on the dress. Also the dress was suppose to be taken in on the sides and she did take the dress in through the rib cage area but she didn't take in all of the side portions because the material jetted out at my hips. We expressed some concerns about the quality of the work and she would cut us off and give us a short sarcastic remark. I was so flustered at this point I just wanted to go, so we paid her and left unhappy and the dress still needing to be altered more to correct her sloppy work. We ended up finding a different alterations lady who did an amazing job for a quarter of the price. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I was fortunate to find Olga via Weddingwire, I was impressed by all the positive reviews, which were all later confirmed.

I bought my dress online. After it arrived, I noticed that the number of loops on the lace corset was not right and it wouldn't line up when laced up.
At the first fitting, Olga was frank with me and told me that in order to fix the number of loops she should have to take the dress apart and this would have resulted in a lot more work. Instead, she offered to experiment with the dress until the next fitting. Olga was able to find a way that did not require complete restructuring of the corset but would make the dress close nicely and evenly. It was a pleasant surprise that saved me easily a few hundred dollars.
My dress was strapless, so to make sure it sits in place she sewed in a bra band which was very comfortable and kept the dress in place through the wedding day
I also wanted to add a jacket or sleeves to my dress, since my wedding was in Canada and it was quite cold there in April. Olga came up with a beautiful lace jacket that matched my dress perfectly.

It was such a pleasure working with Olga. She is very kind and thoughtful. Her work and creativity are exceptional.
Her pricing is very competitive and she was always upfront with me about all the costs.
During the first fitting she told me the price per foot she would charge for adjusting the length of the skirt and the total price she would give me after she measured it.
During the next fitting she had the total number of feet and we just multiplied it by price per foot. I had a long skirt with three layers which added up to over 50 feet of material.

She did all the work on my dress - with only three fittings and it came out perfect.
I was fortunate to find Olga via Weddingwire, I was impressed by all the positive reviews, which were all later Read more...
I was fortunate to find Olga via Weddingwire, I was impressed by all the positive reviews, which were all later confirmed.

I bought my dress online. After it arrived, I noticed that the number of loops on the lace corset was not right and it wouldn't line up when laced up.
At the first fitting, Olga was frank with me and told me that in order to fix the number of loops she should have to take the dress apart and this would have resulted in a lot more work. Instead, she offered to experiment with the dress until the next fitting. Olga was able to find a way that did not require complete restructuring of the corset but would make the dress close nicely and evenly. It was a pleasant surprise that saved me easily a few hundred dollars.
My dress was strapless, so to make sure it sits in place she sewed in a bra band which was very comfortable and kept the dress in place through the wedding day
I also wanted to add a jacket or sleeves to my dress, since my wedding was in Canada and it was quite cold there in April. Olga came up with a beautiful lace jacket that matched my dress perfectly.

It was such a pleasure working with Olga. She is very kind and thoughtful. Her work and creativity are exceptional.
Her pricing is very competitive and she was always upfront with me about all the costs.
During the first fitting she told me the price per foot she would charge for adjusting the length of the skirt and the total price she would give me after she measured it.
During the next fitting she had the total number of feet and we just multiplied it by price per foot. I had a long skirt with three layers which added up to over 50 feet of material.

She did all the work on my dress - with only three fittings and it came out perfect. Read less
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