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Sarah · Married on 04/27/2019
Bridal Silhouette is top-notch
Lynn is an expert and her alterations to my wedding dress were perfect. I knew from her work on another dress of mine that all I had to do was explain what I needed, and trust her with the rest. With the combination of her experience, skill and creativity, there is seemingly nothing she can't do as a seamstress.Sent on 05/15/2019
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Making sure Sarah was comfortable in her dress and the fit was my number one priority. It was a pleasure working on your beautiful dress.
Meg · Married on 05/11/2019
My dress was perfect!
We worked with Bridal Silhouette for both alterations and day-of coordination -- this review is for alterations.Sent on 08/03/2019
Lynn was absolutely wonderful to work with from start to finish. I took my dress in for alterations on the early side (3-4 months out from the big day), and the alterations it required at the time were thankfully pretty minor. The main thing that needed to be done was the bustle, which turned out to be way trickier than expected. My dress had a long, heavy train and a lot of beautiful lacework on the skirt. Lynn was endlessly patient with me, pinning up multiple different bustle options at our first appointment until we found something that worked. I left the appointment that day feeling okay, but over the next couple days, I started worrying that the bustle might not be quite what I wanted -- I was too embarrassed to say anything, though, because Lynn had already spent so much time experimenting with it. Lynn actually reached out to me unprompted a few days after that appointment, and said she'd come up with a different solution if I was willing to try it out. I was so grateful that she initiated Bustle Take #2 -- I think she could tell I wasn't totally happy with the initial result. The final result was absolutely stunning -- we did a French bustle on the heavy underlayer of the train, then an American bustle with 5-6 pick-ups on the lace overlayer. I was so thrilled with what Lynn came up with, and so grateful for her attention to detail -- she really is a perfectionist and will make sure that you get the best possible result.
About a week out from the wedding, I tried on my dress one last time and noticed I'd lost some weight (stress!). The top of my strapless gown was gapping a little bit, and I started panicking that I might have a wardrobe malfunction at the wedding. Once again, Lynn swooped in to the rescue! She had me over, figured out the best way to take in the bodice, and had all the alterations completed within a few days. I picked up my dress on the Thursday before my Saturday wedding, and the fit was spot-on. I was so relieved!
On the big day, my dress fit perfectly, the bustle looked amazing during the reception and didn't fall out (despite being stepped on multiple times), and I've never felt so beautiful. Lynn is incredible and I couldn't recommend her alterations services more highly!
Finally, Lynn handled getting my dress cleaned and preserved by a specialist she trusts. She really is full service! Thanks, Lynn!!
Kelley C · Married on 01/19/2019
Convenient, flexible, high quality - and focused on what you want
Lynn altered my dress for my January 19, 2019 wedding. Our first contact was in early December, and we managed to get everything ready in time. Lynn was very flexible and responsive as we went through the alterations process. Her flexible hours and location in Rosslyn were super convenient for me, since I live in Alexandria and the dress shop where I bought my dress was in Gaithersburg. My dress had a lace overlay/train, and Lynn did a great job with the hem. She helped my bridesmaids understand and practice the bustle when we picked up the dress. I was very anxious about how I would look in the dress and at times the alterations process was pretty emotional for me. Lynn was super supportive and she really focused on the outcome I wanted, so my advice is to not be shy or nervous - let her know what you want or are concerned about and she will help you figure out the best option(s).Sent on 04/14/2019
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Communication is always the key to a peaceful and calm outcome. I strive to include my brides in the decisions and guide them with many options. I fall in love with every dress that comes through my door and the brides are like family by the end of the process! Kelley, you were beaming as you walked out the door...ready to walk down the aisle!
Teresa · Married on 12/31/2018
To get your dream gown, go to Lynn!
My daughter tried on close to 100 gowns at multiple places. None were quite right. We were so lucky that a friend referred us to Lynn Tower Nelson, an extraordinary couture dressmaker specializing in wedding gowns. She immediately understood what my daughter wanted and created an exquisite gown. Lynn is not only super talented but also super easy to work with. On a scale of 1 to 5, I give her a 10. If you’re feeling frustrated that you can’t find your dream gown, give Lynn a call. She will make your dream come true!Sent on 01/23/2019
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Thank you, Teresa. It was a pleasure working on the design of the gown, the exquisite fabrics and working with both you and Alexandra. I also enjoyed our fabric trip to New York! We had so much fun collecting swatch samples.
Caitlin Van Sant · Married on 11/10/2018
Amazing quality for a great price!
Lynn altered a bridesmaids dress for me. She was very helpful and patient when I was trying to explain what I wanted. She did excellent work for a great price and the turnaround time was very fast as well. I'll definitely go back to Lynn if I ever need a dress altered in the future!Sent on 11/05/2018
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Thanks Caitlin! Send or upload a photo after the wedding! I hope it goes well and that you have a blast!
Julia · Married on 10/06/2018
A 6-star rating would be betterSent on 10/08/2018
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Thank you for your generosity. It was so amazing to watch you and your family interact before, during, and after the wedding. The love you all feel for each other is contagious!
Jennifer · Married on 10/06/2018
Awesome Personal Service
Lynn was great to work with. She worked with my schedule to find a good time to alter my bridesmaid dress with a very quick timeframe! She is a very talented seamstress and with a great eye for detail. The alterations she made to my dress were perfect. I would highly recommend her to anyone!Sent on 11/13/2018
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Thank you Jennifer. It was a joy to work on your beautiful dress and to get to hold your sweet little girl.
Liz · Married on 10/06/2018
Fun, professional, thoughtful and caring!
Lynn was INCREDIBLE! My husband and I loved working with Lynn. She is the sweetest and so helpful. Always responsive, came up with great ideas, listened to what we wanted and made it happen perfectly! I would recommend Lynn to ANYONE! Amazing and talented woman! :)Sent on 11/15/2018
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Liz! Thank you for your kind words. I loved visiting Scottsdale and getting to know your family and friends as we put the final touches on all the details of your wedding. It was a pleasure serving you and Bryan on your wedding day.
Jena · Married on 10/06/2018
My experience working with Lynn and Bridal Silhouette exceeded my expectations. I gave Lynn what I think is quite a difficult task: transform my mother's wedding dress into a modern yet elegant dress that fits my personality. Lynn nailed it! It was such a special experience for me to be apart of the design and creation of my dress from start to finish. Lynn was flexible, engaged, but most of all, committed to making this the dress that I was envisioning. I can't imagine having done it any another way but working with Bridal Silhouette. It was one of the best decisions I made throughout my wedding planning process, and one that I'll never forget! Highly, highly recommend.Sent on 12/04/2018
Karina · Married on 09/01/2018
As an artist and perfectionist, and someone who considers herself to be a rather meticulous and detail-oriented planner, I have to say working with Lynn was an absolute dream! Rarely do I completely trust someone else to take over a project or event that I've started, and handle it with the same attention to detail and specificity that I would give it, but with Lynn I felt completely secure. We were often on the exact same page throughout the planning process, and so by the time the wedding day rolled around (which is when I really relied on her organization and expertise) I was not stressed or worried in the least. Throughout the wedding day, Lynn was calm and collected, guiding us through minor hiccups with ease such that no one would've ever guessed that anything hadn't gone exactly according to plan:) I can't recommend Lynn enough!Sent on 10/03/2018
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Mary-Pat · Married on 08/04/2018
I had SUCH a wonderful experience working with Lynn. I had a vision for my dream dress, but after much searching was disappointed not to have found "the one". A friend recommended her and my mind was immediately put at ease after our first appointment. I brought along part of my skirt and a separate top. She listened to my ideas and offered suggestions for how to go about making the alterations to create the exact silhouette and look I was going for. The amount of detailed work she put into having my dress perfected was amazing and I will always be thankful to her for creating the dress that gave me so much confidence and joy on my wedding day. I received so many compliments on how beautifully the dress was bustled and how exquisite and unique it was. I cannot recommend going with Lynn Nelson enough!!Sent on 09/25/2018
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Mary Pat, it was a delight to get to know you and work with you on your vision for your gown. You are beautiful inside and out!
Claire · Married on 06/16/2018
If I could give Lynn 10 stars out of 5, I would. She was one of the best vendors I worked with – she did all the alterations on my wedding dress and couldn't have done a better job. It fit perfectly, looked stunning, and was exactly as I'd wanted it. Lynn was very available in the weeks and days before my wedding. It was reassuring knowing that if I needed something or there was any issue, Lynn would be able to help. The alterations also cost less than I expected, which was a nice surprise. I've already referred one friend to her and will definitely be sending more people in the future.Sent on 07/05/2018
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Thank you Claire. I enjoyed working on both of your dresses and seeing your photos at the Vatican!
Melissa · Married on 06/02/2018
It was an absolute pleasure to work with Lynn for my wedding dress alterations. She is very responsive, flexible with scheduling fittings, reasonably priced and has an eye for detail! What more could a bride want?!Sent on 07/09/2018
I lost more weight than expected between my first and last fitting, so my dress was a little looser than I wanted (the stress is real!). I was hesitant to have the entire dress taken in, since it was minor and probably wasn’t worth the extra money or time. But since my dress was open back with skinny straps, I was nervous about a potential dress disaster. Lynn quickly came up with the great idea to sew an elastic bra strap just below the open back to conspicuously provide extra support...and I even got the added benefit of an hourglass figure :-)
I would definitely recommend Lynn to anyone looking for a seamstress!
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Thank you Melissa. You looked so amazing in your gorgeous gown.
Elizabeth · Married on 04/28/2018
It was amazing working with Lynn!Sent on 05/03/2018
Bridal Silhouette's reply:I miss you!! And thank you again for your tips on growing orchids!
Megan · Married on 04/28/2018
Lynn helped me have my grandmother with me on my wedding day. She recreated my grandmothers bodice to her wedding gown just from a picture and it was absolutely stunning. Her eye for details and desire for perfection is outstanding!! She really knows what she's doing when it comes to design. My mom and I miss visiting Lynn for our fittings!!!Sent on 05/03/2018
Bridal Silhouette's reply:I miss you too! I enjoyed getting to know you and your mom during our design appointments and talking about all the details of your wedding day. The pictures reveal a beautiful bride, fun couple and a day filled with family and laughter.
Liz · Married on 04/28/2018
I have a fabulous vintage silk dress from the 1950's that I wanted to wear to a wedding. It needed hemming and alterations, and due to a funky design, I wanted someone I could trust to do the alterations. Lynn was highly recommended on a neighborhood listserv, so I gave her a call. Lynn was a pleasure to work with, the alterations were perfect and were done with time to spare. I couldn't have been more pleased! Thank you Lynn!!Sent on 05/16/2018
Rachael · Married on 11/12/2017
I was married on 12 November 2017, and Lynn did all of the alterations on my wedding dress! She was a pleasure and joy to work with, very responsive, and so easy to talk with. She knows her stuff, and can really do anything! I had so many different requests, and she was able to accommodate them all. I could not be happier with how my wedding dress turned out for my big day!! I got so many compliments throughout the night at my wedding reception. The dress fit me like a glove, and I can't wait to use her again for any dress alterations or other alterations I need in the future. My wedding dress was absolutely perfect, all thanks to Lynn! Thank you, Lynn!Sent on 01/14/2018
TIffany · Married on 11/04/2017
For those who are looking for a wedding coordinator, look no further Bridal Silhouette is the way to go! Damon and I's wedding day was an absolute dream because of Lynn and Nikki. Lynn was extremely responsive to emails with question I may have had and also made sure that I was following tradition the way that I had explained I wanted. I had explained we wanted a traditional wedding and Lynn made sure that's what I got, even if I didn't quiet understand what that meant. The day of the wedding was literally flawless, the rain was unexpected but in true professional fashion Lynn and Nikki rolled with it and we just got the party started sooner. Not only were they professional but you could tell that they truly cared about making mine and Damon's wedding of our dreams come true and that they did. Excellent all the way around, they were my dream team. I would recommend bridal silhouette every time. Thank you so much Lynn and Nikki, Damon and I truly appreciate everything!Sent on 11/09/2017
Bridal Silhouette's reply:Thank you, Tiffany! Your day was magical.
Marieke · Married on 10/07/2017
Lynn tailored my dress beautifully — she was easy to get ahold of and worked around my schedule. I had three fittings with her, and each time she was professional and understanding and went above and beyond to have my dress ready for my wedding.Sent on 11/28/2017
I highly recommend Bridal Silhouette for any alterations!
Sarah · Married on 09/02/2017
Lynn was a lifesaver at our wedding ceremony! From advising us on how the timeline should run, to running shotgun when all the vendors showed up, to taking care of issues I'm sure I'll never know about, she was calm, level-headed, and exactly what a nervous bride needed! The ceremony went flawlessly, thanks to her organization and eye to see and take care of problems before they even occurred. I highly recommend Lynn for any wedding or event coordination!Sent on 09/21/2017
Danielle · Married on 06/03/2017
Lynn was a life saver! She worked with us to get a better understanding of our wedding party and families prior to the ceremony. The day of, she made certain everyone knew where to be, taking the weight off of me (as the bride) to coordinate people on my big day.Sent on 06/25/2017
Steph · Married on 05/21/2017
Lynn is a treasure. After buying a store sample as my wedding dress, I reached out to multiple alterations vendors in the area for a quote. Lynn wrote an incredibly thoughtful reply detailing how she would address the many alterations the dress needed. After meeting her, I easily trusted that she had the vision and skill to properly alter my wedding dress.Sent on 06/09/2017
We ultimately had five or six appointments over the course of five months leading up to the wedding. Alterations included shortening the dress straps, taking in the bust and sides, heming the length of the the dress, and creating a bustle (and more, I'm sure). All of this involved lifting the overlaying lace/beading and then reapplying it to the new bodice. Lynn kept me aware of every alteration being performed and was diligent to keep true to my vision for the dress. Needless to say, the resulting dress was stunning.
Additionally, Lynn is extraordinarily flexible. She works out of her home and was able to have me for appointments on weekday nights and weekends (necessary for me because of my unforgiving work schedule). She also works as a wedding coordinator and offered sage advice on wedding planning during our appointments.
Overall: highly recommend. Lynn is remarkably talented, flexible, and affordable.
Clare · Married on 05/20/2017
I'm a MOTB submitting this review. My daughter planned her wedding in another state, which made it difficult for me to help her with many of the details her ceremony and outdoor reception entailed. Lynn was a great help to us in this regard. Her style is professional and unobtrusive, and she quietly handled problems which arose (some hours before the reception). She continually communicated with me, my daughter, and the vendors, as needed. I've been surprised, too, by her post-wedding follow ups. She and her assistant did a marvelous job of making my daughter's day come together fluidly.Sent on 05/26/2017
Kelsey · Married on 05/20/2017
Lynn with Bridal Silhouette was incredible, professional, and well worth her fee (an incredible value too, I had interviewed other week/month-of planners and coordinators in the D.C. area and often they were twice as expensive or more a comparable list of services).Sent on 08/03/2017
I seemed to text or email Lynn at all hours of the day and sometimes night with various questions or reminders and she was incredibly responsive. When I made a major change to the timeline the night before the wedding (swapping out whether the bride or groom would arrive at the church first) she rolled with it. And, on the day of the wedding, when I realized the dance floor was in the wrong location at the reception venue (I was taking photos there and saw it), I texted Lynn to make sure someone knew and could take care of it.
Lynn also took care of a number of issues with my vendors. For instance, when the van I rented for the day (Falcon Valet - I don't recommend) never showed up for the leg to take me from pre-ceremony photos to the church, Lynn talked with them after the wedding and arranged a discount for me. And when my reception venue was planning to charge me extra for outdoor pre-ceremony photos, although the contract only specified a fee for photos *inside* the venue, Lynn talked them out of it.
Lynn was never flustered, always calm and level-headed, and so helpful with planning my day-of timeline, which I had no idea would be so complicated. So solicitous, as well.
Brittany · Married on 04/29/2017
Lynn Nelson is such a blessing! She is kind, patient, timely, and her work is incredible. She has great attention to detail & knowledge of her craft: for instance, when I asked to add a bustle to my wedding dress, she knew the best way to do it based on the fabric. My friend, getting married in Pennsylvania, came to Bridal Silhouette, because the pricing is better than anywhere else. She makes your visit special too- her husband even played wedding music when I came back to try on my dress!Sent on 06/14/2017