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Shimmer Alterations

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Oshawa, Ontario View map

About

Based out of Oshawa, Ontario, Shimmer Alterations provides professional wedding services for engaged clients. Gene Samyn, the owner of the company, is a skilled tailor that provides a high-quality experience for all clients. This team will strive to alter your wedding garments to a flawless degree, making you feel your absolute best ahead of your big day. Shimmer Alterations will focus on the finer details from the outset, refashioning your clothing to suit your desired vision.

Services Offered

Gene will get to know each client on a personal level, gaining an understanding of their preferred style and tastes. She can service your entire wedding party, from the bridesmaids and flower children to the mother of the groom and father of the bride. Shimmer Alterations will accommodate your requirements and can provide total customization of your garments or a subtle alteration.

Highlights

Clientele

Bride, bridesmaids, father of the bride, father of the groom, flower girls, groom, groomsmen, mother of the bride, mother of the groom, ring bearers

Services

Alterations, full customization

Items Offered

Bridal belts, customary attire, hair accessories, jewellery, plus size gowns, veils

More information

Which wedding dress designers do you carry in-store?

Na

Which bridesmaid dress designers do you carry in-store?

Na

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?

Annually
Monthly
Seasonally
Weekly

What is your return policy?

Final sale

How do you price dress alterations?

By piece
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  • Sara
    Sara M. Getting married on 23/07/2022
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    Wedding dress alterations

    Gene is absolutely amazing ! I took my wedding dress to her in 2019 to get a corsette back and my train bustled. I am absolutely in love with my dress and feel like an absolute princess.
  • Katharine
    Katharine M. Married on 06/08/2021
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    Amazing and talented seamstress!

    Gene went above and beyond to ensure my wedding dress was perfect! She is quick to respond to emails and texts and very flexible with her schedule. Would definitely recommend to anyone!
  • Keri
    Keri J. Married on 31/07/2021
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    Best seamstress!

    Gene is an absolutely amazing seamstress! She was able to make the necessary alterations to my dress to make it perfect for me. It was a longer job because of all the beads on my dress but she did everything within a short timeframe.
    She is also reasonably priced!
    Overall, she is just a joy to work with and I’m so happy with my experience with Gene! I highly recommend her!
  • Raechel
    Raechel O. Married on 25/06/2021
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    Very talented, best choice for wedding alterations

    So experienced, she can work miracles on dresses! I bought my dress before the covid-19 pandemic, and since having to reschedule my wedding from last summer to this summer, I had abdominal surgery. Although I did not gain much weight, maybe ~5 lbs, my body shape changed and the dress no longer fit. Gene was able to add a corset at the back of the dress and it looks and fits AMAZING, it is so much more comfortable now and looks even better than it did with buttons! 10/10 soooo happy we went with Shimmer Alterations, she really knows wedding dresses and will provide you with the best service possible
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    Jael Married on 05/06/2021
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    Absolutely Fantastic!

    Shimmer Alterations altered my wedding gown. The execution was flawless. It fits me like a dream. During this current pandemic, it is has been impossible to work with vendors. She was so easy to work with, and is probably the one thing that has worked out seamlessly. She is very flexible and is willing to work to accommodate your needs. I had so much that needed to be done to my dress. Her pricing is very reasonable. I will be going to her for all of my alteration needs!
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    Eden Married on 01/05/2021
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    Gene is Amazing! She turned my dress from a 1 to a 10.

    Gene is an amazing talented woman. I brought in a dress that I did not really like and she worked with me to completely change my dress into a vision I had! She was very efficient, clean, covid safe, budget friendly and friendly and down to earth just an understanding gentle woman! I went in as a client and came out with a friend. She was wonderful in every way and the before and after pictures do speak for themselves! She is an absolute God Send! So Gene
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    Sharon L. Married on 12/06/2021
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    Wonderful caring service

    Gene was very helpful right from the start. She was accommodating with appointment times as well as suggestions for what to do with my dress. She also helped alter the veil that I already had and made some suggestions on where to put it in my hair. All things I had not figured out yet!
    The dress fits exactly how I wanted it to and I feel confident in it!

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1444 Rennie Street L1K0N9 Oshawa (Ontario)

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