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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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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!!

-Lauren Read less
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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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Anna
Wedding:
11/1/2012
5.0/5.0
Olga made my wedding dress dreams come true. I had an idea for a tea length dress and couldn't find it anywhere. I bought her a very plain dress was 8 sizes too large and she made it my dream dress. I could not have asked for a more perfect dress. To see photos visit greenweddingshoes.com/land-of-oz-wedding-anna-brandon/ and blog.brettjessica.com/land-of-oz-beech-mountain-wedding/
Olga made my wedding dress dreams come true. I had an idea for a tea length dress and couldn't find it anywhere. I bought Read more...
Olga made my wedding dress dreams come true. I had an idea for a tea length dress and couldn't find it anywhere. I bought her a very plain dress was 8 sizes too large and she made it my dream dress. I could not have asked for a more perfect dress. To see photos visit greenweddingshoes.com/land-of-oz-wedding-anna-brandon/ and blog.brettjessica.com/land-of-oz-beech-mountain-wedding/ Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
10/27/2012
5.0/5.0
Well, after reading several reviews online I decided Olga was the ONLY person to go to in Raleigh. She did not let me down. I had a little bit of dress regret at first, but once Olga got her hands on my dress I absolutely LOVED it. She is very matter of fact as people have said and you have to expect that, but she knows what she is doing. I’m not sure how she compares price wise, but I have to say that I felt like the cost of my alterations were reasonable and about what I would expect for what she did.
Well, after reading several reviews online I decided Olga was the ONLY person to go to in Raleigh. She did not let me Read more...
Well, after reading several reviews online I decided Olga was the ONLY person to go to in Raleigh. She did not let me down. I had a little bit of dress regret at first, but once Olga got her hands on my dress I absolutely LOVED it. She is very matter of fact as people have said and you have to expect that, but she knows what she is doing. I’m not sure how she compares price wise, but I have to say that I felt like the cost of my alterations were reasonable and about what I would expect for what she did. Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
10/13/2012
5.0/5.0
Olga is the BEST!!!!! She is so funny and so kind! I am going to miss my alterations appts with her! DO NOT let anyone else alter your dress. Olga can work with any dress, any fabric, and any requests. I can't say enough good things about her!
Olga is the BEST!!!!! She is so funny and so kind! I am going to miss my alterations appts with her! DO NOT let anyone Read more...
Olga is the BEST!!!!! She is so funny and so kind! I am going to miss my alterations appts with her! DO NOT let anyone else alter your dress. Olga can work with any dress, any fabric, and any requests. I can't say enough good things about her! Read less
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Courtney
Wedding:
9/29/2012
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough awesome things about Olga. I was married back in 2012, and while looking up Olga's info to pass along to another bride I realized I'd never written a review. For years I'd heard amazing things about Olga, she's basically a Raleigh institution when it comes to wedding dresses. As a wedding photographer you can imagine I see a lot of dresses, and always one of my #1 suggestions is that quality alternations are SO important. I knew I'd use Olga when the day came, and I booked my appointments with her the same day I ordered my dress. I actually live 3.5 hours away, and made the drive each time for alterations because she's just that good. She was really great to work with, especially knowing I was coming from so far away. She's see me first thing in the morning, and work on my dress while I spent the day in Raleigh - and have me stop back in before I headed home to try it on and see what adjustments were needed. She made my dress even better than when I brought it to her, and even made some suggestions for things I would have never thought of (like changing my exposed zipper to an illusion zipper). I cannot say enough good things about her.

Although 99% are positive reviews, it makes me sad to see those handful of negative ones. I think some people are missing the fact that Olga is not an American, rather she's (forgive me for getting this wrong, Olga!) Russian? Yes she might not have the softest or most PC mannerisms, but I think most of it is cultural and in no way her trying to be rude. I certainly don't think anyone needs "thick skin" to use her, but rather just have common sense.
I cannot say enough awesome things about Olga. I was married back in 2012, and while looking up Olga's info to pass along Read more...
I cannot say enough awesome things about Olga. I was married back in 2012, and while looking up Olga's info to pass along to another bride I realized I'd never written a review. For years I'd heard amazing things about Olga, she's basically a Raleigh institution when it comes to wedding dresses. As a wedding photographer you can imagine I see a lot of dresses, and always one of my #1 suggestions is that quality alternations are SO important. I knew I'd use Olga when the day came, and I booked my appointments with her the same day I ordered my dress. I actually live 3.5 hours away, and made the drive each time for alterations because she's just that good. She was really great to work with, especially knowing I was coming from so far away. She's see me first thing in the morning, and work on my dress while I spent the day in Raleigh - and have me stop back in before I headed home to try it on and see what adjustments were needed. She made my dress even better than when I brought it to her, and even made some suggestions for things I would have never thought of (like changing my exposed zipper to an illusion zipper). I cannot say enough good things about her.

Although 99% are positive reviews, it makes me sad to see those handful of negative ones. I think some people are missing the fact that Olga is not an American, rather she's (forgive me for getting this wrong, Olga!) Russian? Yes she might not have the softest or most PC mannerisms, but I think most of it is cultural and in no way her trying to be rude. I certainly don't think anyone needs "thick skin" to use her, but rather just have common sense. Read less
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David
Wedding:
9/15/2012
5.0/5.0
Olga is the best seamstress you can find in the Raleigh area. My mom had her doubts because of the somewhat complicated requests I had, and she also wasn't sure what to think about Olga's frank nature (she has a very direct sense of humor), but when we tried on the dress after my first fitting she was sold. She does excellent work and can help you create the dress you've always wanted. She also moved my appointments up by 2 months when I found out I was being relocated for work. Call her quickly! She books very fast.
She is warm, caring, and talented and I wouldn't recommend anyone else!
Olga is the best seamstress you can find in the Raleigh area. My mom had her doubts because of the somewhat complicated Read more...
Olga is the best seamstress you can find in the Raleigh area. My mom had her doubts because of the somewhat complicated requests I had, and she also wasn't sure what to think about Olga's frank nature (she has a very direct sense of humor), but when we tried on the dress after my first fitting she was sold. She does excellent work and can help you create the dress you've always wanted. She also moved my appointments up by 2 months when I found out I was being relocated for work. Call her quickly! She books very fast.
She is warm, caring, and talented and I wouldn't recommend anyone else! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years 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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