Owner, Marie Cordella, is a fashion force to be reckoned with in the southeast.
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Reviewed On 1/04/2022 by Michelle B
I cannot say enough good things about Marie and her team! They altered my wedding dress and it turned out absolutely perfect! They were so easy to work with and listened to all my requests and needs. I will always highly recommend Marie Cordell...
a to anyone in need of those alterations and any other design needs!
Reviewed On 12/21/2021 by Andrea U
I used her for my wedding dress alterations. I was so worried we didn’t have enough time to get the alterations done but they met our timeline and exceeded my expectations. The dress was perfectly tailored and made me feel so beautiful. They we...
re a pleasure to work with.
Reviewed On 11/10/2021 by Pam K
We thought my daughter’s wedding dress was beautiful before Marie and her team touched it…but, oh my, then the dress became PERFECTION---better than we could have even imagined. It was uniquely fitted to her body, which made for a glorious day....
The care and attention to detail by Marie and George was exceptional. They were welcoming and personable; working with them was a true joy. And then Marie looked at my mother of the bride dress with that discerning eye and knew just what to do to make it perfect—she surely helped this mama to feel pretty. We cannot say enough positive things about our experience!
Reviewed On 10/20/2021 by P D
Marie & her team are an absolute dream. Their attention to deal & craftsmanship are absolutely 5-star—and what every bride wants for their alterations! Don’t hesitate to go with Marie for your alterations 😊
Reviewed On 10/14/2021 by Tracy S
Marie is a creative genius, a beautiful human, and her attention to detail is unmatched. I'm so thankful to be working with her and her team!
Reviewed On 9/28/2021 by Lucy M
Marie was AMAZING!!!!!!!! My wedding is in one month and I've had 3 fitting with her so far, only the final fitting is left! Marie and her team have been so warm and welcoming and made my dress fit like a dream. We love the vibe in her studio a...
nd it's been a joy working with her. I am a plus sized bride and she's never made me feel anything but absolutely BEAUTIFUL inside and out. She makes every part of the fittings fun and exciting and I cannot wait to showcase her hard work on my big day!
Reviewed On 9/09/2021 by L R
I had an excellent experience at Cordella Bridal. The shop is in a beautiful location and Marie & her team are skilled, punctual, creative and easy to work with.
Reviewed On 9/07/2021 by Erin D
WHAT A TEAM! I'm honestly sad my wedding has now passed because it means there are no more alteration appointments where I can chit chat with this hilarious and witty team. These ladies are serious professionals with a great eye for detail. For...
get spanx - they will make anything fit your body in the most flattering way. Loved working with them and highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/27/2021 by K M
Very talented, invested, hard working group!
Reviewed On 8/09/2021 by Sara W
Professional and east to work with!
Reviewed On 7/12/2021 by Amy G
Marie and her team are highly skilled, professional and hilarious! I love how the alterations on my wedding gown turned out!
Reviewed On 6/06/2021 by Emily B
Marie & her team are amazing! They are welcoming and easy going! They have an eye for detail and made sure my wedding dress fit perfectly. I was so happy that I trusted them with my wedding dress and would recommend them to anyone!
Reviewed On 4/21/2021 by Katherine P
I initially worked with Marie and her team to create several custom components for my wedding gown and rehearsal dinner outfit. She was not only full of ideas, options and opinions... she was really funny. I recently returned to the studio to h...
ave two separate dresses altered. Per usual, the studio was beautiful and the team was on point. Highly recommend.
Reviewed On 4/15/2021 by Megan T
Marie and her team are AMAZING! Marie and Georgia were so fun to work with. They are extremely talented, professional, give great advice and an added bonus- they have a great sense of humor. It was always a good time going to get my dress alte...
red! :) Not only did they make my dress fit perfectly and look incredible, they gave me shoe and jewerly advice as well. I was very indecisive about what type of shoes to wear so I brought in several pairs to try on. Marie and Georgia gave me honest advice on which ones looked best. Also, I got married during COVID and had to postpone my wedding date and Marie was so flexible and accomodating. Marie's creativity and talent, attention to detail, care for her clients and awesome personality are all reasons why I loved working with her! I would absolutely recommend Marie Cordella and her team for wedding dress alterations!!
Reviewed On 12/08/2020 by Kathryn T
Marie and her team are SO wonderful! They are lively, honest, silly, so intelligent, and do AMAZING work. They are on the more expensive end, but I promise that it is worth every cent. Marie used the "if you were my best friend" mentality throu...
ghout the whole process - meaning that she didn't just get the job done. She went above and beyond!
I told them my honest opinions, thoughts, and fears about the dress and she made sure that I felt comfortable, excited, and gorgeous.
They packaged my dress, shoes, veil, shapewear, and earrings so beautifully. Everything was pristine when we opened it up. And when I put on my dress on the wedding day I was FLOORED. I just wanted to cry! And my husband bawled when I walked down the aisle :) I felt so comfortable and so much like myself in my dress - I HIGHLY recommend Marie Cordella!
Reviewed On 11/18/2020 by Katie Jean W
All I can says is WOW! Marie and her team went above and beyond for me during my alterations process. They produce quality and timely alterations and I would recommend them to anyone in the NC or surrounding areas. Last minute I brought in a fu...
r jacket that was not the most flattering and Marie cut the jacket and tailored it to fit like a dream. Not to mention all 1 week before my wedding date! They go above and beyond for their clients and truly make the process easy and magical. Loved every minute of working with them!
Reviewed On 11/17/2020 by Kelly P
So so happy! I brought in a dress that I ordered online that was a big disappointment. She completely transformed the dress to my boho dream gown. She and her team were such a pleasure to work with. Her creativity, attention to detail and craft...
smanship are unparalleled.
Reviewed On 11/13/2020 by Devin C
Absolutely fantastic. Cordella Bridal did my alterations for my wedding dress and they were amazing. They were amazing at giving advice on any alterations needed with the dress and made me feel confident in trusting them! Not only that my dress...
looked fantastic! When I picked up my dress for the big day everything was beautifully packaged and steamed ready to go for my big day. They were so good at making everything simple and stress free!
Reviewed On 11/11/2020 by Emily C
I was recommended Marie by my bridal shop. I had to cancel my wedding 3 times because of covid and my alteration process was by far the worst part of my wedding planning. I didn’t meet Marie until my third time going there, I worked mostly with...
her assistant. My dress fit fairly well prior to getting alterations however I wanted a more tight fit, when talking to Marie’s assistant she told me that the way it fit me was a European fit and that if I wanted it tighter that it would look “trashy and tacky”. I stood my ground and she stated that it’s just her job to let me know what she thought. The next time I went I showed up with a friend because I felt so uncomfortable the first time trying to speak up for what I wanted. This time when I tried on my dress they had not tighten it, I asked them why they hadn't and the assistant then asked me AGAIN if I really want it and that she feels it will look tacky... I showed the picture of it pinned by her and told her I want it like that. I also asked about adding buttons to the back of my dress and she told me it wouldn’t look good and said no, even though I had a picture of what the dress looked like with buttons. When I finally met Marie she was very unprofessional and only talked to her assistant about her life while acting as if I wasn’t there. When talking about final alterations I asked to skip out on a few of the things because I didn’t feel like it would make a big difference and I didn’t want to pay the extra amount. They did them anyway and charged me an extra $150 on top of the already absurd amount they charged me for the other alterations. On top of all of that they also took weeks, multiple emails in a row and phone calls in order to finally receive an answer from them. Needless to say I was not pleased, they were unprofessional and made what should have been the most fun part of wedding planning very unpleasant and stressful.
Reviewed On 10/31/2020 by Stevie K
Marie & her team are the best at their craft! Marie is so fun, nice, and honest! I was so thankful for her attention to detail! My dress was perfect and way beyond my expectations!!
Reviewed On 10/17/2020 by Deborah G
Marie and her team were awesome. She did a great job, and I loved the way she was honest about what she thought would look best on my wedding day. It could not have been a better experience!
Reviewed On 10/15/2020 by Lauren G
Marie Cordella and her team is AMAZING! She has done 3 members of my family bridal gowns this last year and we all had the best experience. Highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 8/20/2020 by Stephanie E
100/10 BEST EXPERIENCE - Marie and her team are amazing! I would recommend any of my bridal friends and family to her. She takes care of you in every way shape and form - while also being honest, upfront and realistic with expectations. Don't b...
e surprised if you fall instantly in love with her personality and true expertise for bridal alterations. She knows EXACTLY what she's doing, no questions asked! She provided so many different suggestions of how we could achieve different results and doesn't charge an outrageous alteration fee either. Marie, you made the dress of my dreams WAYYYYY more DREAMY than I thought I could ever feel, THANK YOU! xoxo
Reviewed On 6/21/2020 by Alicia W
Marie and her team did an amazing job with the alterations on my dress. She was very detail oriented and made sure I had the perfect fit with my dress - it was even better than I ever imagined it would be and I was so excited to wear it on my w...
edding day. She is also really fun to work with and I enjoyed each appointment (laughs included)! Even though I had to completely change my wedding during these crazy pandemic times, I knew I could trust Marie with my dress and that was one less thing I had to figure out or think about which was extremely helpful.
Reviewed On 6/04/2020 by Ericka D
Marie and her team were amazing! Marie understood my vision from day one when I put on the dress until the very last appointment. The team made me feel extra special and made the process stress free during such an uncertain time leading up to t...
he day of the wedding. Marie made sure everything was perfect and I cannot thank them enough for everything they did for me.
Reviewed On 3/03/2020 by Jennifer F
Soooooooo, this is the best retail experience I have ever had! Maria has made what is already a pretty special and exciting day even more amazing!!! I feel so beautiful and cannot wait to walk down the aisle in her design. If you do not visit h...
er, it would definitely be one of your regrets! Make your appointment ASAP! I promise you will not regret this decision!
Reviewed On 12/18/2019 by Nancy S
Marie and her team are absolutely lovely. Marie is very open and honest about what you can expect from her for scheduling, pricing, styles, fit, etc. I trusted her and her team and they helped me get just the right look for my wedding day. Wou...
ld definitely recommend her.
Reviewed On 11/04/2019 by Sarah F
Marie Cordella and her team are probably the most kick-a** women on this planet! The energy within her studio cannot be duplicated, but neither can her work. She helped make sure my dress fit perfectly and assisted in creating other unique comp...
onents to our wedding day. Her attention to detail and her care in her work showed. I am forever grateful for the work she did and wish I could give them all higher than five stars!
Reviewed On 10/30/2019 by Alli P
Marie and her team were a pleasure to work with! They added a beautiful bustle to my dress and a perfect hem. If you want your dress to fit perfectly on your wedding day, I highly recommend taking it here!
Reviewed On 10/09/2019 by Cassie F
Marie and Georgia are AMAZING! from the first email exchange to the day I picked up my wedding dress, I knew I had made the right choice for alterations. Marie is super straight forward, leaving no uncertainty. The dress looks absolutely amazin...
g and I cannot wait to share pictures of the final product with her!
Reviewed On 10/09/2019 by Jenn L
This is my second time working with Cordella Bridal. The first time around was for my own wedding dress - which they modified and made a removable cape. This time I was involved in a family wedding and needed a well tailored white suit / onesie...
. This experience was equally as fun and professional as the first time around. I just wish I could post images on this site! Marie and her team knocked my look out of the park. <3 Thank you!
Reviewed On 9/26/2019 by Carissa K
Marie and her team are INCREDIBLE. I really can't speak highly enough of them. They were great about getting me in for fittings and alterations ahead of my wedding, and they also accommodated altering my dress post-wedding (to shorten it). They...
are so much fun and their work is FLAWLESS! The dress I bought at Gilded Bridal in Raleigh was actually 3 separate pieces that Marie had put together into a beautiful ensemble. I bought it off the rack and only had to make minimal alterations. My dress has many layers, and Marie was able to shorten all of them to the perfect length and made it fit me perfectly. If you want piece of mind with your alterations, definitely go to Marie and her team!!
Reviewed On 9/25/2019 by Makenzie V
I cannot recommend Marie and her team enough! She is so attentive and made my alterations experience better than I ever could have hoped. I felt so listened to throughout the entire process and they did such a wonderful job of getting the perfe...
ct fit on my dress! Her studio space is really beautiful and it's obvious that Marie and her team put their all into making their appointments an experience to remember. I'm so glad to have found them and I will continue to recommend them to anyone in need of alterations!
Reviewed On 9/24/2019 by Gabby M
THE BEST PLACE EVER!!! I came to Marie Cordella after getting my dress altered at another place that almost ruined my dress. Marie and Georgia were so kind to me about my mistake and were persistent on fixing my dress, they told me several time...
s they wouldn’t let me walk down the aisle unless it was perfect! I really appreciated their willingness to take on the challenge and they completely transformed my dress into the most perfect dress I’d ever seen- it looked even better than it did in the store! Not to mention- they’re super friendly and funny yet professional, they made me feel so comfortable and confident, I could tell me dress was in good hands!
Reviewed On 9/07/2019 by Jayme K
Marie and her team were an absolute pleasure! Their stellar craftsmanship, focus on detail and upstanding customer service was beyond anything I could have imagined. They listened to me regarding the fit and look I desired and they clearly co...
mmunicated their recommendations for the alterations needed. They were not only committed to delivering a perfect fit, but the most elevated end-product possible. They poured their skill and passion into making my dress a masterpiece and made the entire process fun!
Reviewed On 8/30/2019 by Tanya D
LOVE! My dress was fairly simple and I was pretty sure what I wanted though I definitely went down the Pinterest rabbit hole of a million possibilities. Marie was great at explaining what those options would look like in reality and honestly, r...
eminding what would look best on my figure and be comfortable for an entire day. I wanted two different looks (ceremony and reception) and was convinced it wouldn't be possible, but Marie assured me it could be done AND look good. I'm so excited about my dress and appreciate how much fun she and her team made the entire process!
Reviewed On 8/29/2019 by Mel C
Marie's talents are like nothing I've ever seen before and resulted in me feeling like a million dollars on my wedding day. She's a designer who can take your vision of the dress you purchased and turn it into reality. I special ordered a simpl...
e silk crepe dress and added two inches to the waist because I have a long torso but it messed up the proportions of everything else on the dress. Marie and team had to basically create a new dress and it turned out beautifully. I got a ton of compliments on my wedding day and I felt like the dress was exactly how I wanted it to be. It is a collaborative effort though and you will have to speak up and say what you want, if you don't like something, etc. But any time I had a concern Marie completely met it with professionalism and a sincere desire to meet and exceed client needs. The price is worth the peace of mind and craftsmanship you get in the final product I promise you!
Reviewed On 8/08/2019 by Casey P
Marie and team are absolutely terrific. When I first walked into her shop, I was instantly welcomed. I brought her my dress after another seamstress in NJ had done a poor job of altering it. It looked terrible when I brought it in and I did not...
feel beautiful in it. Marie and her team validated all of my concerns with the dress and promised to make it better. And they delivered. My dress looked more beautiful than I could’ve ever hoped and working with the team was wonderful. They always made me feel like their most important customer and were always glad to see me. Their prices are more than fair for the quality of work they provide. Two people stepped on my dress during the wedding, which created a tear in the lining and pulled out one of the bustle points. I told the team and they encouraged me to bring it in. They fixed the dress on the same day for free. I’d highly recommend taking your dress to this team for alterations. They won’t let you down.
Reviewed On 7/04/2019 by Jackie F
I was referred to Marie Cordella by my bridal shop. I loved my dress but my unique measurements made for a frumpy cut, I'll say. Marie was so personable and had me put on the dress and immediately went to work pinning it up. As she was pinnin...
g, I saw the dress come together the way I imagined. By the next fitting, I was already in love and from there, I met with Georgia for most of my additional fittings. Georgia is a talent in her own right, telling me the story of how she got into the business through sewing with her grandmother. Georgia took her time to look over the dress and think through each detail. When the dress was complete, I couldn't have been happier-until I woke up in the middle of the night the day before pick up. My dress was perfectly tailored to my body with a beautiful sweep train but I had been practicing a waltz that means I needed that sweep train to come up. I went in for pick up and explained to Georgia my concern. She put me back in the dress and we considered a bustle. But since the sweep was so slight, that wouldn't look good. So we decided to even the length across the dress. What I loved was that Georgia really took time to look at all the options before giving me the best advice. Ultimately, it was perfect for the wedding and my dance. These ladies are talented, personable and have professional integrity. My experience with them was aces. I highly recommend them. Thank you Marie and Georgia!
Reviewed On 6/22/2019 by Meredith B
I hired Marie + team to work on my dress for my wedding. My bustle broke during the cocktail hour and my wedding coordinator had to jimmy rig it for the remaining hours of the night. I ended up having to tie it and it looked ... not great. I al...
so contacted her multiple times after my wedding regarding fixing the dress post wedding with no response. Multiple emails, calls, and Instagram messages with no response. I enjoyed my experience in the studio but post that - not happy.
Reviewed On 4/02/2019 by Alexa C
Marie altered a dress for me and made me feel like a princess! Her studio space was clean, & unique and her warm personality made it so easy. Excellent work!
Reviewed On 2/16/2019 by Megan C
Marie and her team at Cordella are incredible! I had a total dress fiasco -- the dress I originally purchased fell through and I had to buy a dress off the rack that I liked but didn't necessarily love. From the get-go Marie was 10000% committe...
d to making sure I got my dream dress. Between alterations and a custom designed lace topper, I ended up with a dress that I loved even more than my original dress. Marie is a true expert -- if you're looking for someone to trust with your dress, look no further!
Reviewed On 2/04/2019 by Ginny P
Marie is absolutely AMAZING! She was recommended by Gilded Bridal where I got my dress. She and her team were great to work with, paid attention to all the small details and made sure my dress fit me perfectly. I highly recommend her and her...
team. Many of my future-bride friends and family are also using her for their gowns! She is the best at what she does and it shows in her work.
Reviewed On 12/31/2018 by Stevie G
I can't say enough great things about the designer, Marie Cordella, and her awesome team of assistants/seamstresses. I heard about Cordella Bridal from multiple friends and from several east coast bridal salons (where I initially tried on dress...
Ultimately, I bought a base dress and had Marie make a gorgeous custom lace-overlay. I am so far beyond satisfied with my experience and can't say enough great things. My custom/modified dress was PERFECT. She wouldn't stop until it was better than I could have imagined. She literally insisted that I let her make my product better with each fitting. The studio is located in downtown, beautiful and thoughtfully styled. Her relationship with her main assistant is adorable. I miss going there!
Marie is super skilled, attentive, diligent and hilarious.
Do yourself a favor and have Cordella Bridal make any custom dresses, modify any garments or alter anything else related to your wedding <3
Reviewed On 12/01/2018 by Aysha C
Very disappointed. Appointments are rushed, I did not feel listened to, and I was not able to try the dress on at pick up. My dress was literally falling off of me 2 days before my wedding. I had to have an emergency fitting with someone else, ...
and they ended up fixing multiple different areas on the dress. They were honestly appalled with the work that was done/not done. They charged me a fraction of the price that I was charged by Marie, and they did significantly more work. When I tried to express my concern through emails, she was rude and condescending. She told me the dress did not fit due to significant weight loss...I did not lose weight or body mass between the week of picking up and trying it on. Her recommendation was to "put fashion tape literally all around the back and neckline" in order to keep my dress up.
She has also posted false and hurtful things about me on her twitter and Facebook using my full name. This is my honest review and recommendation from one bride to another.
Reviewed On 10/24/2018 by Meredith S
Marie fitted my dress for my recent wedding. She did an amazing job to make sure that my dress fit perfectly (and it did)! She went above and beyond and even helped customize my dog's wedding bow tie. I 100% recommend her!!!
Reviewed On 10/23/2018 by Rachel J
Marie is AMAZING. She was a dream to work with, made sure my dress fit me perfectly, and created the most beautifully unique bustle. I would 10/10 recommend her to any bride.
Reviewed On 10/10/2018 by Roberta A
Marie not only did a beautiful job on my daughter's wedding dress, she was fun to work with. We appreciated her honesty and she was right on every alteration that was made. She had no problem when we told her we would have to pick up the dress ...
for bridal portrait photos and then bring it back day's later. I have attended enough weddings to know when a dress does not fit a bride well. My daughter looked amazing in her dress and it fit just so. I told Marie my only regret is I only have one daughter and would have loved to work with her again.
Reviewed On 9/11/2018 by Olivia L
I absolutely love Marie and couldn't be happier with the work she did on my wedding dress. She's professional but in the most fun, genuine and vibrant way! She felt like a member of the family from the moment we met her.
So, I obviously love h...
er as a person and her work is incredible!! She's truly an artist who takes so much pride in the work she does. I never doubted her ideas and opinions. She wants your item to be perfect and she wants you to feel great wearing it! My wedding dress was a sample dress with some pretty intricate beading and Marie was able to make it fit my body perfectly! I will forever be grateful for Marie and will continue to refer friends and family to Cordella Bridal.
Reviewed On 9/09/2018 by Julie S
Marie and the Cordella Bridal team were great!! I got my dress through Gilded Bridal and had it fitted by Marie. She made every fitting fun but efficient and my dress turned out beautifully! My mom was out of state and very nervous about lear...
ning how to bustle the dress and she was kind enough to make a 5 minute video demonstrating the process with detailed explanation. Highly recommend!
Reviewed On 7/27/2018 by Brittani C
First off, you will not regret choosing Marie for all of your wedding dress alteration needs! This woman has amazing talent and transformed my dress that was originally almost two sizes too big! My dress also didn't have any seams which made it...
even more difficult to alter. However, Marie did everything in her power to make my dress look amazing and she did just that! I couldn't have been happier with the final results. Marie is very professional and has an awesome personality! Thanks Marie!
Reviewed On 7/10/2018 by Claire C
Marie is absolutely amazing and so talented. She modified my wedding dress into exactly what I wanted. She has a great personality and made fitting so much fun. I can't recommend Marie highly enough!
Reviewed On 6/25/2018 by Bridget D
When you are a bride, you have many feelings. At least I did. And to me, visiting Marie was among the most comforting and joyful experiences in all of my wedding planning.
Marie was recommended to me by a friend for a redesign of my mom's 198...
1 wedding dress and veil into my second (dancing) dress and ceremony veil. It was an absolute pleasure working with her to bring our joint vision to life! The '81 dress started as a high-neck, full lace sleeves, a-line, with a cathedral train and we morphed it into a short cocktail dress with an illusion neck and back, and added a removable overskirt. We kept the original buttons as well. The dress turned out stunning and in the best sense, looked like a completely new, modern, and couture gown.
Marie was honest, patient, creative, and honestly, just such a welcomed source of energy during a CRAZY time (with lots of feelings). I felt like I was hanging out at a girlfriend's house who happened to be an amazing seamstress and gifted designer. She gracefully navigated differences of opinion and weighed in fairly when we needed her help! I literally showed Marie inspirational images as we chipped away at the design, often during a high-emotion time when I went down a rabbit hole of inspiration. She took EXTREME caution to not do major dress changes that too quickly, so that my mom and I were comfortable every step of the way.
She took every bit of usable vintage lace off of my mom's dress and we added it to my niece's flower girl dress and made a new ring bearer pillow. Marie also is the dedicated seamstress for Gilded, where I happened to get my first dress, so I got to work with her on fittings for this dress as well! Again, she made me feel absolutely beautiful and helped me make sure I was both comfortable and happy.
Marie is an example of someone who followed her passions and is exactly where she is meant to be - it is truly a couture experience to be in her shop and witness her impeccable skill and vision. I can't underscore enough how much joy I got out of working with her. She was sincerely a bright light in a crazy planning time and made me feel like a beautiful bride every time I was with her!
One piece of advice - err on the side of caution when mapping out how early you should go for a redesign appointment. Marie has some seasons that are busier than others, and it worked in our favor to have several months of buffer, since we ended up going in a different direction with additional customizations to my redesign dress about halfway through, and Marie wanted to make sure everything was perfect with time to spare (which it was!).
If you're considering working with Marie, DO IT. I now have several heirloom wedding garments that I can't wait to pass down to more generations, and a vendor turned friend!
Reviewed On 6/24/2018 by ashley T
I found Cordella from Gilded, where I got my dress. I loved Marie immediately and she was super helpful. It was a fast turn around time, and I am sad that my time there is done. She did an amazing bustle that I actually got compliments on. The ...
visits were fun and easy!
Reviewed On 6/23/2018 by Tiffany B
Marie is amazing!! I got married back in October of last year, and she was recommended to me by my boutique where i purchased the dress. (Shouts out to Gilded Bridal- they are awesome!!) On our first meeting, i could tell Marie and i would hit ...
it off perfectly- she is hilarious, and exceptionally professional in everything she touches. Her work is impeccable, and she fit into whatever schedule i had- i work near her office so sometimes i would have odd hours to try on my dress or run a few minutes late. The price was great, and i feel she did not shortchange me in anyway. Everyone loved my dress!! She had me looking the the Belle of the Ball.
I have also had another occasion where i needed Marie in a very big pinch and this is where my love for her was cemented. Last month, i was a bridesmaid in a wedding for a close friend (who was getting her wedding dress done by Marie- keeping it in the family! :)). The only problem was that the dresses the bridesmaids ordered were ALL small!!! I panicked and called Marie and she told me to bring the dress in. Now mind you, she ONLY works on bridal dresses, so i am FOREVER thankful to her and her team of wizards. 😬 They not only saved the day and fixed my dress, but she worked after hours to intercept the extra fabrics i had to order as well as to honestly let me know the best way to fix my tiny dress situation. This level of service was well beyond my expectations, and i now love her like a close friend. She has been nothing short of amazing in my time that i have known her.
Long story short- CALL HER NOW! Seriously, you will look like a million bucks! :-)
Reviewed On 5/11/2018 by Kristen T
Marie is amazing! She did a magnificent job altering the dress I bought for my wedding. She is extremely thorough and professional with her work, but made each appointment fun. I also decided to get a custom veil as well, it added the perfect ...
finishing touch to my dress. Trust Marie with your dress and to create the perfect veil!
Reviewed On 5/05/2018 by Deanna G
I cannot possibly do justice to how fabulously talented Marie Cordella and her team are. I purchased a stunning Carolina Herrera gown for my son's wedding, but needed a matching bolero for the ceremony. I wanted a specific look. I prefer fashi...
on and looks that are timeless, classic and well made. I was able to obtain Carolina Herrera fabric and Marie used it to created the perfect piece. She captured my vision and exceeded every expectation. I recommend her without a single hesitation. I am SO glad I found her and will go back to her again and again for desires great and small.... it's my belief that she has no equal in the Southeast!
Reviewed On 3/29/2018 by knottie5735e1bcd68639a3
Marie is quite simply fantastic and professional. She met with us at our convenience because of the distance we had to travel. She had wonderful ideas about not only the dress but also for us about wedding ideas. She kept the dress stuffed to ...
hold its shape. She actually used several fittings to make sure it was perfect, she
designed the simplest and most effective bustle—it didn’t look at all like the usual “tail”, it was tailored and had a natural look—almost like it could be worn bustled or not and still look beautiful. She designed the perfect bow! Our daughter’s gown started out beautiful and. Ended up absolutely stunning! Thank you, Marie!
Reviewed On 2/06/2018 by Emily R
Marie came highly recommended from the boutique I bought my wedding dress at, but I was blown away by the incredible work Marie did on my dress! It was a size 10 long sleeved dress made almost entirely of lace and she brought it down to my size...
of 0-2 with ease! Marie and her assistant were also so fun to be around and we became fast friends. They also completed my dress in a few weeks even though I gave them very short notice. Could not recommend Marie Cordella more!
Reviewed On 1/28/2018 by Kylie C
This should be your go-to seamstress for every important event! Marie and her staff truly believe in providing a great experience for each customer. As the bride, my alterations were done exceptionally well and I felt at ease knowing they would...
make my dress beautiful and comfortable. Both my mom and sister got their dresses for the wedding altered as well and it went beyond just hemlines. From ruching a top so it wouldn't be low-cut to trimming lace sleeves so the fit was perfect, the team handled all our concerns and delivered the perfect finished dresses.
Reviewed On 1/26/2018 by Sarah G
Marie helped transform my dress into the absolute PERFECT fit for my special day. She does not let you leave until everything is exactly as you want it, and I couldn't be happier with the results! She did things to my dress that I didn't know w...
ere possible! If you are looking for someone to make your dress absolutely perfect for your once in a lifetime walk down the aisle, then GO TO MARIE! You will NOT be disappointed!!! <3 <3
Reviewed On 12/12/2017 by Liz D
Marie and Lauryn are the best and a dream to work with. Totally laid back but the best at what they do. They make you feel comfortable and truly know what will look best when it comes to the dress. Cannot recommend them enough!
Reviewed On 11/30/2017 by Lauren G
Marie and her team are amazing! They were wonderful to work with, professional and fun. They always made me feel comfortable and relaxed during every fitting. When I bought my dress, I decided to add sleeves to it, but when I received it, the s...
leeves were too tight and I was unable to move my arms. Marie and her team saved the day by completely re-doing the sleeves and making my dress the perfect one for me. She went above and beyond to make my dress into something special.
Reviewed On 11/30/2017 by Kylie L
Where do I begin? Marie and her team are AMAZING. I cannot rave enough about her. The wedding gown I picked had a lace topper and accessories and Marie completely tailored the dress to fit perfectly and make me feel like a true diva. I truly...
credit her with pulling my whole “bridal look” together. She is a magician with lace and I felt completely confident with all the alterations suggestions she made. She was always easy to talk to and make the whole experience fun. I would HIGHLY recommend her for anyone looking for wedding dress alterations. Marie truly is the best.
Reviewed On 11/14/2017 by Katharine S
Marie is awesome! She’s honest, efficient, skilled and has a fun quirky personality that made all my fitting visits a total pleasure. My dress fit beautifully for my wedding day. Highly recommend Marie :)
Reviewed On 10/25/2017 by Erin M
Marie was wonderful to work with! She is so friendly and fun. She understood exactly what I wanted and worked magic to make it happen. The dress I bought originally had straps and a v-neckline, but I wanted a strapless sweetheart. I also wanted...
to keep the sheer back, which other alterers had told me wouldn't be possible if the straps were removed. But Marie made it happen! She is extremely detail-oriented. My modified dress looked even better than I'd hoped -- and the best part was that I never had to adjust the top or pull it up -- the interior modifications Marie made held everything in place perfectly. In addition to altering my wedding dress, Marie made adjustments to my rehearsal dinner dress as well. I would definitely recommend Marie Cordella to anyone looking to have alterations or modifications made.
Reviewed On 10/13/2017 by Louise P
Marie and her team are AMAZING! They truly are the most fun to work with. Every time I went in for a fitting, I left loving my dress even more. Marie is kind, funny, and so creative. Her work is efficient, precise and gorgeous - she made me the...
most incredible bustle! I couldn't have imagined feeling more beautiful in my dress, and it's all thanks to Marie. Highly highly recommend!!
Reviewed On 10/08/2017 by Chelsea L
Marie was so awesome to work with. My dress needed a good bit of work and some structure updates because of how much needed to be taken in and they made it completely flawless / you could not even tell.
Reviewed On 10/07/2017 by Spencer M
Marie is absolutely amazing! She has done so much for me and my family. We first got in touch with her when she altered my wedding gown. She made me feel so beautiful, calm and excited! The bustle was seriously gorgeous. Every time you go in fo...
r a fitting, she makes you feel at home and comfortable-which is especially wonderful in those last, hectic weeks before the wedding! I recommend her to all of my friends getting married-she is just the best and SO talented!
Reviewed On 10/07/2017 by Megan G
Marie and all her staff were fantastic, I purchased my dress in New York but did not want to have to go back there forfittings as I knew I would want multiple fittings and the dress needed to be taken in significantly as the dress was quite lar...
ge in some areas, my mom was actually concerned I had ordered the wrong size and that we would not be able to make the dress fit right, my planner suggested Marie and the dress fit like a glove the alterations which were exquisite, including the bustle which was very intricate and came out beautiful, they took time to listen to me and we did multiple fittings to make sure it was just right and it turned out better then I could have imagined, I would highly recommend for any alterations but especially if you are wanting more custom alterations I would look no where else.
Reviewed On 10/06/2017 by Jodi C
Marie is seriously the. most. incredible. at making sure your dress is an absolute DREAM. When I walked in for my first appointment, I didn't love my dress...the second she saw me in it she saw things that could be fixed that I never knew were ...
possible. Marie and her team want so much, just for you to be in love with your gown. Every time I walked in, I felt like I was visiting an old friend. She is honest, fun and upfront, just how I like! You would be doing a disservice not going to Marie to alter your dream dress! All thanks to her, my wedding dress was beyond anything I could have imagined and I felt like a queen. Love them!!
Reviewed On 10/06/2017 by Mollyann R
Marie and her team are amazing! She recently altered my dress for my wedding on 9.3.17. She had to take the shoulders up, put in cups, and do a French bustle. She always made me feel comfortable and confident that my dress was in good hands. It...
fit PERFECTLY. Added bonus, my sister was having some fit issues with her bridesmaid dress and she was also able to alter her dress to perfection as well. I highly recommend Cordella Bridal!
Reviewed On 8/25/2017 by Lauren M
Great work!! I came to Marie with a dress that I regretted buying and was about to loose my mind as a bride who bought the wrong dress. After scheduling my consultation with Marie, she took her time and looked at all of the pictures of my dres...
s and my "dream dresses" and assured me that she could work magic on my dress to make it something that I loved. And she was right! She and Irene worked hard on my dress to make it fit perfectly and my dress skirt, to change it into something even better than my inspiration pictures. She saved me from wasting thousands on another dress and losing my mind in the process. Thank you!!!!
Reviewed On 5/23/2017 by Brenda H
Inaccurate website and horrible communication. I had to make 4 attempts to contact them before I was able to speak to anyone about my dress. I received no response to the "contact us" form on their website. Also no response to the first two voi...
cemails I left. The owner, Marie, did answer the phone the next time I called, said she was busy and would call me back in 45 minutes...but never did. I left another voicemail and finally heard back from Irene. After waiting all this time to speak with someone, I was told that the pricing info on their website is out of date and a bridal modification to change the shape of a dress is now $3500+ rather than the $300+ listed on their site. Waste of my time.
Reviewed On 3/16/2017 by Jenn B
went to Cordella Bridal after multiple friends referred me. The owner greeted me when I arrived and made me feel almost like we were friends. I'd told her on the phone that I hated my dress and she actually agreed that it was 'questionble' lol....
Which was funny and helped me feel like I wasn't crazy for hating my dress. We've had 3 fittings so far and it already looks like a gown from the runway. She took off the beading, totally remade the skirt and made the bustle look like an original part of the dress. I do and will continue to recommend this shop to all brides.
Reviewed On 1/15/2017 by Hajar A
Although my wedding was 3.5 years ago, I still rave about my amazing experience with Marie, and always highly recommend all my newly engaged friends to go to her! I needed to add complete sleeves and back to my strapless wedding gown. Marie hel...
ped make the tedious process extremely seamless. Everything from picking the right fabric, designing the top, taking in my opinions and giving hers, and delivering the final product in time for my wedding. The final product looked so seamless that it looked like it was originally part of the gown. Since my wedding I moved to Chicago, and have not found anyone as good as Marie. I attend many weddings where I need a modest dress, and find myself adding sleeves to almost every dress that I purchase. I am currently working with Marie in altering a dress that I plan to wear to my sisters wedding in May. I"m super excited because I know that Marie will work her magic!!! I high recommend Marie!
Reviewed On 1/13/2017 by Eileen M
Marie took my relatively inexpensive dress to an entirely new level with my perfect alterations, little dress tweaks, and seameless bustle.
I was searching for someone to do alterations on my dress--I figured a hem and maybe fitting the bodice...
a littlre more to my body. I thought I was going to hem it to remove the train but luckily, Marie and all of her dress magic exist, and instead my dress shaped into something even better than I could have imagined.
Marie does a lot of custom design dresses and designs. I think this gives her a huge edge in that she completely understands womens' bodies. After a consolutation, we discussed number of visits and price. My alternations price was a touch more than I was originally expecting before I came to Marie, but honestly was worth every penny I paid. We had four fittings and a dress pick up. Everything went perfectly.
At each of my fittings, Marie went through the things she was going to tweak and gave me solid advice on what she thought would look best. She was always so gentle, saying that "this is what I recommend but I want you to be happy so if it's not right, we'll fix it." She was spot on about my train, which we ended up doing a practically invisible bustle with four hooks that allowed me to waltz and dance all night while still having a sweep train for my ceremony/photos.
I bought a strapless dress and had anticipated that I would have to add straps on because I'm pretty "gifted" in the bust. Marie asked me to give her the chance to alter the dress while leaving it strapless, and if I wasn't happy she'd add on straps so I could wear a regular bra. What she ended up doing was PERFECT when paired with $20 backless, strapless bra from amazon (Marie's suggestion). Never would I have dreamed I would have been so comfortable in a strapless as a DD but I'm pretty sure at this point, Marie can do anything.
She is top-knotch at what she does and was super accomodating to all of the changes I wanted. She pressed my dress for me and after sitting in a garment bag during the drive up to Boston, it came out *perfectly.*
I cannot recommend Marie highly enough. She is so fun, so talented, and I will forever be grateful to her transformation of my wedding dress from beautiful to absolutely perfect!
Reviewed On 1/12/2017 by Deanna R
Marie is amazing! I collaborated with her on a custom art-deco style veil that only existed in my head and she totally brought it to life - absolutely breathtaking results. She also altered my strapless wedding gown to perfection I swear I did...
not have to pull it once the whole day. Marie is highly skilled and highly creative, you should 100% trust her to make you happy on your wedding day!
Reviewed On 12/10/2016 by Jessica P
Marie did a fabulous job with the alterations on my wedding dress. It fit perfectly and she added custom lace straps. Her work is terriffic and she is so easy and stress free to work with. I highly recommend her
Reviewed On 10/31/2016 by Brittany C
Cordella Bridal did a fabulous job with alterations on my gown! The whole process was so stress free. I brought my dress in, had it fitted, and then picked up a dress that fit perfectly! So so happy!
Reviewed On 10/29/2016 by Janae P
I brought in a dress that needed a large amount of lace removed. This took hours and hours of tedious work not to ruin my dress. Cordella Bridal finished everything on time and flawlessly. They even helped revamp my mom's vale to fit my dress. ...
Marie is hilarious and makes you feel confident and beautiful! You can trust her with this important decision.
Reviewed On 10/28/2016 by Hannah S
After extreme stress in trying to choose a wedding gown, I finally bought one. Other than loving it in every way, the hem was a little short for my legs. Marie is the reason I was able to wear the dress of my dreams! Not only did she help me fi...
x the hem problem, she also added small details to the dress that I wanted but never thought would happen. I felt completely at ease telling her the problems with my dress and she understood exactly what I envisioned my gown looking like on my wedding day. The only reason I was utterly in love with my wedding dress is because Marie worked her magic! She is truly a master of her craft and was hands down my favorite wedding vendor to work with.
Reviewed On 10/28/2016 by Jules R
Miss Cordella and her crew made my dress look amazing. Beading, the fit of the dress, she even cleaned the shoes. I do and will continue to recommend this company to everyone. I believe that Marie helped fine-tune every detail in my wedding. I'...
m glad to call her a friend ❤️️
Reviewed On 10/26/2016 by Irene C
Would you like a little less stress when it comes to looking perfect on your wedding day? Then come to Cordella Bridal. With a gorgeous studio, a beyond professional staff and a personal dressmaker that ensures your gown is made to make you loo...
k phenomenal on your special day, Cordella Bridal makes the whole experience unforgettable. When I needed last minute alterations, they made room for me on a day they weren't even open. I'll never forget that. The work that this bridal team does is beyond compare. I felt like I was the only person in the world when they were taking care of me. I was so stressed about everything else, but this is the one aspect of my wedding planning that was completely easy (and fun)! I plan on going back to have alterations done on my dress so I can wear it for our first year anniversary! If you're a bride looking for a dress in North Carolina, look no more. Cordella Bridal is your place. And will forever be mine.
Reviewed On 10/25/2016 by Lindsey H
BEST CUSTOMER SATISFACTION award goes to this lady!!!
Words can't express how AMAZING Marie is, inside and out. If you want a professional, flawless alteration, look no further. Aside from her exemplary talent as an artist, please know you wil...
l never experience such professionalism and stability from any other vendor than the one and only Marie Cordella.
I came to Marie with a size 10 Paloma Blanca, lace wedding dress that I had purchased from a sample sale. As I am a size 0-2, the dress needed complete transformation. When Marie was finished, my dress was absolute PERFECTION. She even threw in a few extras and did so with enthusiasm and expertise.
Marie was super accommodating to my full service needs (along with my last minute request) and worked around the clock to deliver without any blemishes or imperfections. I never left dissatisfied and Marie always knew exactly what to do. I am convinced she can take any article of clothing, no matter the previous damage or delicacy and turn it into absolute brilliance.
Can't wait to have another formal occasion, so I can visit Marie again!
Reviewed On 8/29/2016 by Tara B
Marle was so down to earth, yet professional. Made my veil exactly how I wanted it, in a timely fashion.
Reviewed On 7/18/2016 by Nicole G
This lady...she's a gem! I can honestly call her a friend. I came to Marie over a YEAR ago with my mother's 1980's wedding dress asking if she could make my wedding dress out of hers. And boy did she deliver! I simply showed her some inspiratio...
n photos, and the year that we worked together the dress evolved into something even more than I could ever hope or dream. And anytime I had a midnight thought or change she was totally open to tweaks and changes. That's how the over-skirt was born in fact! And when Marie offered to come to the venue the day of my wedding and dress me - my heart just burst!! I'm sad actually that I'm not going to be headed to her studio to play dress up anymore :( I'll just have to find another dress for her to make!! She truly is a a talent and an artist.
Reviewed On 5/14/2016 by emily k
I would agree that my experience with Marie Cordella / Cordella Bridal (not sure which to call it) was the best ever! Marie and her assistant Lisa were not only helpful with fitting and hemming my dress, but they went on to help me find my idea...
l jewelry and flowers. I think my favorite part was that I could count on them to tell me the truth. They each had different opinions, but were able to litent o my vision and advise accordingly. I'm beyond happy with my dress and have them to thank!!! I'd recommend them to anyone.
Reviewed On 11/03/2015 by Laura C
I absolutely loved working with Marie Cordella. She and Callie squeezed me in for a fitting after the bridal salon where I bought my dress (La Belle Marie Bridal) shut its doors without warning. Marie and Callie were honest and helpful, alway...
s giving professional opinions about my accessories when needed. Marie is very talented in her craft and made me feel at ease each time I came in for a fitting. When I finally came in to pick up my dress before the big day, they pressed and packaged my dress so beautifully that it survived a ten hour car ride without a single wrinkle. If you want your gown to look like it was made just for you, make an appointment with Marie Cordella!
Reviewed On 7/11/2014 by kristagambella
Apparently I am the exception, because I had an indescribably terrible experience with my wedding dress alterations. At first, everything was great. The dress looked good, and it looked good for my wedding ceremony despite the issues we had.
During my alteration process, I found a hole in my dress, after I had already paid. Luckily, it was underneath and couldn t be seen. Marie said she was going to partially refund my payment, and fired the person who cut the lining out of my dress, assuming they were at fault. She even told me the girl had been reprimanded for chatting too much and that she had not been properly focusing on her work. I never saw a refund.
Then, at the wedding my bustle broke (one loop she sewed completely fell out) after less than 30 minutes being bustled. I had a very heavy fabric, and the workmanship was just inferior. It shouldn t have fallen apart- I didn t sit down and was never stepped on. It was not busted long enough to have a chance for anyone to step on it!
I spent all night with safety pins in my 5,000 dollar wedding dress, and missed so many special moments because I was being repinned constantly. The loop was a thin thread, no wonder it didn t hold the thick satin fabric.
After the honeymoon I called her to express my displeasure. After being promised a phone call back multiple times, and not hearing from her, we finally spoke. She set up a time to call, 4:00, and called. At 4:08 she started telling me she had an appointment. She didn t event set aside a time to speak with me, and rushed me off the phone.
While on the phone, she offered me the cost of 1 bustle point as a refund, 30 dollars, and refused to take any responsibly or show any remorse. She was extremely defensive and said once the dress leaves she is not responsible for it. Although she isn t responsible for mishaps, she is responsible to do the job, and do it right. She should have the decency to be invested in her customers happiness, and if she isn t, and isn t willing to stand by her work, she does NOT need to be near anyone s wedding gown.
She was outright rude and sarcastic, and began lying about events leading up to this. She said she gave me a refund, and that she had discounted my alterations, however I paid well before she promised me a refund, so she did nothing after the hole incident and claimed that her already discounted price was my refund. Then, she blamed the hole on the manufacturer. I inspected the dress before my portrait the first week in April, and it was fine, then the hole was found on Easter. She claimed it was sent to us that way, but she fired a girl over it? That doesn t make sense.
Everything about this process was an ordeal. I am very displeased with Marie and Traditions. They are the ones who arranged my alterations, and I trusted them.