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Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Nile Bridal and Alterations provides wedding gowns, dresses for bridal party members, suits for grooms and his party and any necessary alterations. Their alteration services are also available for regular clothing as well. In addition to their gorgeous wedding dresses and suits, they also offer accessories such as bridal belts and veils.

Designs offered

Nile Bridal and Alterations offers gentley used wedding dresses for brides-to-be as well as dresses for bridesmaids, flower girls, mother of the bride or groom. In addition, they can also provide suits for the groom-to-be, groomsmen and the father of the bride or groom.

Brides can also take advantage of their alterations services as well as consignment, gown preservation, dry cleaning, full restoration (everything fixed), steaming, pressing and expertly folding everything with acid free bust formers and tissue paper and placed in a beautiful box.

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Frequently asked questions

Who do you provide services for?

Father of the bride
Father of the groom
Flower girls
Mother of the bride
Mother of the groom

Which of the following services do you provide?

Appointments only

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal belts
Bridal gowns
Formal gowns

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?


What is your return policy?

Final sale

Please select the price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns that can be regularly purchased in your store:

Under $500
$500 - $999
$1000 - $2499

How do you price dress alterations?

By piece
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Reviews for Nile Bridal and Alterations

4.9 out of 5 rating
4.9 out of 5 rating
28 reviews
97% recommend it
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Samantha Sent on 24/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect Alterarions

BJ was awesome and the alterations were perfect
Anna H. Sent on 06/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

I wouldn't take my dress to anyone else

Su is an incredibly talented seamstress, and she really listens to her brides. She'll make suggestions without pushing, and she absolutely makes sure your dress is 100% perfect before your wedding day. Also highly recommend the dry cleaning services through Nile for afterwards!
Meaghan Sent on 09/05/2020
5 out of 5 rating

Can't recommend enough!

We got my wedding dress altered and my wife got a custom wedding shirt made out of her mom's wedding dress. She worked very quickly, worked with our suggestions and provided really helpful feedback. We ended up having to push our wedding up six months and she accommodated the change with no problems. You can't go wrong with Nile Bridal!
Kelly R. Sent on 07/10/2019
5 out of 5 rating

excellent service

I actually had taken my wedding dress to another place that I see recommended on local wedding groups all the time. However, I did not have a good experience at that place. I left my appointment not feeling comfortable, called the next day and picked my dress up. I then took it to Nile.
Sue is a total perfectionist. She’s so meticulous, and the second she started working on the dress, I didn’t have a single doubt in my mind that I was in good hands. She booked 2 fittings over the course of a couple months. When I took my dress home after my last fitting, she told me to put the dress on a week before the wedding to make sure everything was good. Wow, I am so glad she told me to do that because when I put it on, I realized how uncomfortable the straps were. Sue is amazing. She told me to come straight away, and she fit me in to fix the strap issue, and I was able to leave with my dress that day. She's a bit more expensive than what I was hoping to spend, but I felt comfortable and beautiful on the day, and she truly went out of her way to make sure that was the case, and there's no price tag on that.
Brooke S. Sent on 08/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Personable and punctual

Very friendly, did a fantastic job. Knew who I was when I came for pick up. Made the most adorable bow tie out of dress scraps for the ring bearer.
Ashley Sent on 06/08/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Would never go anywhere else.

I had the best experience at Nile Bridal! She is amazing. Knew exactly what needed to be altered without me even knowing. There was a few things bulging in odd spots that I didn't notice and now that she fixed them, it looks even better. Very amazing work and she also was able to change some things on my dress like the train, sleeves and fit around my hips to make it just the way I wanted it. Would never go to anyone else. Everyone definitely needs to go here!
Davina D. Sent on 15/06/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Nile Bridal = Miracle workers

It is not hyperbole to say that Su and her team at Nile Bridal and Alterations saved my wedding. She transformed my wedding dress from an ill-fitting, painful-to-wear nightmare into the dress of my dreams on an impossibly tight timeline.

I had bought my dress and had alterations completed from a local salon. Throughout the alterations process, however, it became clear that the salon seamstress didn't understand how to alter the dress to best suit my body - the bodice gaped in the bust and the dress' boning dug into my rib cage. When I communicated these issues to the salon, I was told that this was the best they could do, and it was because of my body shape that the dress couldn't lay flat across my chest. When I took my dress home from the salon (after 4 fittings), I hated it, and I couldn't imagine wearing it all day on my wedding.

I met Su in early May when I brought her a few dresses I needed altered for my honeymoon. Immediately when I met her I was impressed by her understanding not only of her craft, but also of the female body (a key component of actually making a dress look good on a woman!). Su is a stickler for the perfect fit - when, for example, one of the dresses I brought in still seemed a little loose on one side (as it turns out, one of my shoulders sits a little lower than the other), she altered it on the spot, and then had me try it on again to make sure it was perfect.

It was during this impromptu second fitting of the honeymoon dress that I told her I wished she had done the alterations on my wedding gown (this was Friday, May 17 and I was leaving on Monday, May 20 for my destination wedding). Su asked what I meant, and I told her about my wedding alterations experience and showed her some pictures of my ill-fitting gown on my phone.

And she told me to come back that night with the dress.

I actually couldn't believe it - I mean, I'm leaving on Monday, what on earth could she do, right? But she was insistent that she wanted to look at it. So I drove home, loaded up my wedding dress, and headed back. When I arrived (at about 6pm) she had my try on the dress, and she just kind of... stared for a while. "I need to think," she said, and I stood there, quiet and very hopeful there was something, anything she could do. She had me take off the dress, and then she started pulling the top apart - taking off the bra cups (which I guess had been sewn in in such as a way that they couldn't actually cup and push up my bust), and pulling out tons and tons of wire. She put the dress on her dress form and started pinning it. When she was satisfied with how it looked, she had me put it on again.

And even with all the pins in it, and with the top stitching undone, it looked so much better. It sat flush against my skin, even when I moved my torso and arms. I could have walked down the aisle with the dress just like that, and I would have been so much happier than I had been even an hour before. The dress looked like the dress (sample) I had originally tried on and fell in love with. It was my dress.

We then started tweaking it - adding in different bra cups, lowering the mesh under the arms, pinning various pieces of organza. I was there until about 9:30. Su told me to go home and that she'd call me tomorrow late in the day (because she had her regularly scheduled fittings from 10-5). As I was leaving, I just felt so much lighter. It was as though an incredible pressure that been exerted on me had been lifted. I could feel my shoulders dropping and my chest expanding. It was almost dizzying. "You've just saved my wedding," I said, and I meant it.

Friday night, and Saturday, I just felt so happy. It's hard to adequately articulate the difference in my mood - from dreading the wedding to once again anticipating it, from feeling like everything was wrong and miserable and awful to everything being fun and exciting and new. There's really something to be said about being able to trust someone to do a good job because you trust that they're competent.

I went back on Saturday, May 18 and Su and her assistant Thuy continued to tailor the dress while I was there (do one thing, put the dress on, take the dress off, do something else - very time-consuming!). Each incremental change was a revelation - and as the ladies worked, and as the dress started to come together, I could -- finally!! - see myself getting married in this dress, could see myself dancing the night away in this dress.

And, on May 25, that's exactly what I did. :-) I happily wore the gown of my dreams to marry the man of my dreams. The dress fit perfectly, and it felt so comfortable and light. This is all the more incredible when you consider that Nile Bridal and Alterations had only 24 hours to effect this miracle, while also dealing with multiple other clients.

What makes Su so very exceptional is not only her work, which is immaculate, but also her immense compassion - it's possible that another seamstress could have fixed my dress (though maybe not in 24 hours!), but I can't think of another person who would have made the offer and truly meant it. I also really appreciate Su's body positivity - my body was never the problem (as it 'apparently' was at the salon), and instead, it was her job as the seamstress to figure out solutions to make the dress work for me. As any bride reading this will know, during the wedding planning process our bodies are constantly scrutinized and found wanting - we're never tall enough, thin enough, curvy enough, etc, etc. It was so nice to work with someone who made me feel beautiful! I'm also very happy to support a small business owned by woman - I'm a firm believer in patronizing locally owned businesses and helping to build a strong local economy.

Su is a consummate professional with an unparalleled degree of personableness and kindness. Her work is meticulous and also intelligent - her suggestions on how to alter garments to best fit reflects a deep understanding of their materials and construction. I will never bring my alterations anywhere else - I am a customer for life! Nile Bridal and Alterations has my highest recommendation.

(photo credit: Zekar Photography)
Lisa N. Sent on 14/05/2019
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing and Easy Experience

Deciding to hire Sue at Nile was one of the best decisions I made. My dress was a bit big when I bought it and then I lost over 20 lbs as well. Sue had to deconstruct my dress and make it smaller. She did such an amazing job. She made the dress fit my body showing off all the right curves. Every time I went to an appointment Sue was pleasant and always smiling. She made sure that my vision and questions were answered all the time. She made sure that I was absolutely happy with it. My dress turned out better than I could have imagined. The cost of the alterations were very reasonable considering the amount of work she had to do on my dress and my appointment times were very flexible.
I HIGHLY recommend Sue and her company as her work is detailed and amazing.
Thank you Sue
Cherish Sent on 12/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating


Sue is a very kind and accommodating person who wants to you feel and look your absolute best!
Sydney Sent on 03/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful experience

Nile Bridal went above and beyond to fit me in last minute before my wedding. I had previous alteration that didn’t seem quite right and within 5 minutes of my first alteration with Su she had the dress pinned exactly how I thought it should be with out me even saying a word. They did wonderful work on my dress and made it feel completely custom to my body. Highly recommend, absolutely amazing to work with!!
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19 Grassy Lake Drive R3Y 0E8 Winnipeg (Manitoba)

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