Dream Dress For Less
Nanaimo Mega Bridal Store
Nanaimo North Town Centre

It is very important at your special day to look beautiful and have perfectly fitted wedding dress.

Whether a bride needs only a minor adjustment or a major fix, nearly every wedding dress needs alterations.

Your alteration issues can vary greatly, depending on where you got your gown and how many changes need to be made. But if you go to the right seamstress, you should be ready for your wedding day with a gown that fits flawlessly.

Who to Go to?

It is obvious that you have to find someone who specializes in bridal gowns – in other words, your local shopping mall alteration shop, mostly doing jeans alterations, might not know the intricacies of wedding gowns and formal evening wear. Wedding gowns have so many complex details – from boning to hems and bustles – it's best to find a professional who had worked on such gown components in the past.

We design and alter all types of woman’s dresses specializing in wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, graduation and evening dresses.We treat each stage of your gown alterations or design with importance it deserves, so that you can relax with confidence that your dress will be finished on time, pressed and ready for your wedding, prom, or special occasion.                           

There are endless possibilities to make your dress look perfect even if it's a few sizes bigger or smaller. Sometimes we need to practically redesign a dress, but we always make sure that your dress will fit you in every area absolutely perfect without loosing a single design detail.

Timing is Everything!

It is important to time your alterations right. We recommend to contact us as soon as you bought the dress and book an appointment for consultation. By the way all consultations are free!

According to your personal circumstances (loosing weight, pregnancy etc.) we can start part of alterations right away and postpone the final fitting to a few days before your wedding or other occasion. In special cases alterations could be done in 2-3 days. Please also keep in mind that the amount of times you need to go for fittings depends on how much alterations has to be done to your gown – on average, most brides go for two to three fittings.

What to Bring?

When you're ready for the first alterations appointment, please, don't forget your shoes! Hemming should be done very precise, so you don't wind up tripping over your dress on your wedding day.

Also  bring your special undergarments (if you need any). Regarding undergarments, we recommend to consult with us first before you spend money for special bras and corsets. You might not need them! Sometimes a problem could be solved just by making your dress fit properly.

Please bring your hair accessories or veil. With all of the pieces in place, it'll be easier to envision your overall wedding day look.

Who to Bring?

We always welcome in our store your  bridesmaids, your mom, another trusted relative, or friend accompany you to your fittings, just for another set of eyes and another reliable opinion.

And because your maid of honour will need to know how to create the bustle, it's a good idea to bring her to your last fitting so she can learn how the gown works.

Cleaning, pressing, steaming

We offer expert dry cleaning service for your wedding or prom dress. Sometimes the dress needs only spot cleaning. Please consult with us before you rush to a regular dry cleaning store.

Working for so many years with most delicate fabrics like silk, chiffon, bridal satins, tulle, etc. we can provide professional pressing, steaming and packaging for your dress.

Custom made wedding dresses

There are many reasons to get a custom-made wedding dress. Maybe you just can't find your “dream dress”. Whatever the case may be, we will guide you in a more flattering direction and will help you to create your Dream Dress of a Lifetime. We will work with you to show how you can transfer the dress in your mind to the dress you will wear on that special day!

Begin with a private consultation. Bring us a scrapbook of design ideas or just describe the dress and details you like and then we’ll sketch it for you. We will look through samples of bridal fabrics and I will help you to choose the right one for your wedding gown.

There is no charge for this consultation.

Head of Seamstress Department

Irina Ugoric

Learning to sew at the age of 5, my childhood hobby of sewing doll clothes quickly became a passion. I began my formal education in sewing with a class in high school, then three years in school of Couture and eventually received a Bachelor in  Fashion Design from the Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia. Working for over 34 years  in leading wedding salons in Russia, Germany, and Canada I have developed my talent and skills including a keen eye for detail.

My passion for design and love of fabric lead me to a career in altering and designing custom wedding gowns, graduation and formal dresses. I enjoy the hours I spend making a special dress that is as unique as the woman wearing it rather than producing a gown that just anyone can wear.

Contact Irina directly!

                                                                             (250) 244-1800

Full Service

Bridal Store

We are specializing
in alterations on

Bridal, Prom, Formal Dresses.

We also provide alterations for dresses bought in other stores,

  ladies and men's clothing alterations,
leather and suede.

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