Client Testimonials

She listens, She cares, and she’s fun to work with.

I will not take a formal dress anywhere else for alterations. Lora listens to what you want, and how you want your dress to fit. At other places (including David’s Bridal), you are treated like you are stupid, and THEY will tell YOU how YOUR dress should fit, even if it emphasizes every insecurity you have… garbage. Go to Van Lear. She listens, she cares, and she’s fun to work with.

Sarah Ansell
THE TRANSFORMATION WAS AMAZING

I could not imagine my wedding day without the beautiful dress that Lora designed for me, she took my mother’s dress and turned it into my something new! The transformation was amazing but having her glowing personality at each fitting was even more amazing, it was like she was a part of the family and took so much delight in creating our custom piece!

Ashley Nicole Isaacs
Literal fairy godmother
I brought in a dress that was given to me from a friend who was married in the 80's. I wanted it redone in a style that suited me and once she sketched out my ideas I could hardly contain my excitement. I felt like a princess on my special day and I got SO many compliments on my dress. She really does amazing work!!! Worth every penny!!!
Bethany
I could not be happier!

Lora currently has my dress and so far I could not be happier!! She is so sweet and helpful. Very quick responses to all emails and calls, stayed opened late for me! Awesome! Couldn’t imagine going anywhere else!!

Jenna Fitch
As good as it gets!!
I was referred to Van Lear from Louise Christine Bridal in Oakwood. And of course Lora did not disappoint. She knew exactly what to do. The dress of my dreams had to be taken in quite a bit. But she made it perfect! Attached my belt and sleeves. It all turned out perfect. Lora knows exactly what to do. So glad I went the extra couple of hours away from home to trust her with something so special. Our day was perfect~ Thank You!
Nicole Chaney-Long

Gown Samples

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Interested in alterations?

For all garments regardless of event appointments must be scheduled 2 months prior to the event. 

There will be an additional fee if you require alterations for:

Bridal Gowns within:

8 weeks-----------------------$75

7 weeks-----------------------$90

6 weeks-----------------------$100

5 weeks-----------------------$125

4 weeks-----------------------$150

3 weeks-----------------------$250

2 weeks -----------------------$400

1 week-----------------------$600

 

Non-Bridal within:

8 weeks-----------------------$35

7 weeks-----------------------$45

6 weeks-----------------------$55

5 weeks-----------------------$65

4 weeks-----------------------$75

3 weeks-----------------------$90

2 weeks-----------------------$100

1 week-----------------------$150