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Based near Washington, DC, Doina Alexei Custom Bridal is a purveyor of bespoke wedding dresses and related services. Owner and creative director Doina Alexei provides personalized options for creating hand-worked gowns from scratch, sketching to finished products. You can walk down the aisle in a custom-designed wedding gown that is made just for you.


Doina saw a need for women’s clothing that was both appealing and supportive of their day-to-day activities. In her design work, Doina Alexei has blended fashion sensibilities with the practicalities of product design for dresses that speak of both couture and clean lines. This creative professional’s knowledge of dressmaking comes from her family and from earning a bachelor of fine arts in fashion design.

Services Offered

Wedding service with Doina Alexei Custom Bridal can cover everything from consultation to design and sewing to alterations. Wedding dresses and gowns are created for brides who have a very particular vision in mind or those struggling to find a design they fall in love with in stores. Doina offers her custom work to enhance your special celebrations and strike a chord in your memories.

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What are your price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns?

Under $500
$500 - $999
$1,000 - $2,499
$2,500 - $3,999
$4,000 - $6,499

How do you price dress alterations?

By Piece
Flat Fee

Who do you provide services for?

Flower Girls
Mother of the Bride
Mother of the Groom

Which of the following services do you provide?

Full Customization

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal Belts
Plus Size Gowns
Sample Gowns

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months

What is your return policy?

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Reviews of Doina Alexei Custom Wedding Dresses

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Abrianna B. Sent on 01/10/2024
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One of a kind

Doina is phenomenal! Not only did she make my dress by carefully taking apart my mom's dress, which my grandmother handmade, she even cleaned the delicate lace and offered suggestions to help enhance my ideas. It was so easy and the least stressful part of planning the wedding! Doina has excellent communication skills and was respectful of my mom's dress (which my mom kept mentioning how happy she was by her care). Doina's skills and professionalism is worth every single dollar. Thank you so much Doina! I will never forget this wonderful experience. HIRE HER!
Rachel F. Sent on 03/09/2020
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The Only Choice for Custom-Fitted Clothing

Doina was an absolute dream to work with. I came to her seeking alterations for some ill-fitting clothing items that have been collecting dust in my closet. The actual fitting was a breeze and I felt very comfortable throughout the process. I now have some fantastic high quality, custom-fitted pieces that look much more expensive than the items I originally purchased. She has also altered a bridesmaid's dress for me that turned out amazing. She was able to fix an unshapely bust issue that seemed unfixable. I already have plans for her to make my wedding dress, although I'm not anywhere near being engaged, so this is more of just a distant dream of mine. I can't recommend enough that you go to Doina Alexei Custom Bridal & Alterations for your custom clothing needs!
Cynthia A. Sent on 02/22/2020
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Your Personal Designer - what a treasure!

What a gem, having Doina design a dress for you is a one of a kind experience. Her attention to detail, knowledge and personalized service is outstanding! She makes you feel so very special --- like you are her absolute favorite client 😊. I recommend her to all my friends and family. It is wonderful to have my very own, on call designer!!
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