Congratulations on finding your dream dress.

Now, the fun begins

it’s so lovely to see you!

I’m Nicola, The Wedding Dress Surgeon.

A professional bridal seamstress in Maidstone, Kent

I’m a third-generation seamstress and dress designer, having graduated from the London College Of Fashion with a first-class honours degree back in 2005. 

With over 25 years’ experience and hundreds of brides under my belt, you can trust me to tailor your dream dress to fit you perfectly. 

The Wedding Dress Surgeon was born out of a wonderful conversation with a father of the bride who attended his daughter’s fitting with her. He commented on the ‘keyhole’ surgery I would be doing to the dress and how the work I’d already completed was ‘scar free’.

Surgery also perfectly conveys the very careful, detailed bridal alterations work I do – with a lot of love and attention.

How can I help?

My signature services

I offer a wide range of services to support you, from alterations to dress cleaning. If you’ve found your dream dress. Let’s make it perfect!

 She is wonderfully warm, welcoming and talented.

Nikki was wonderful and worked magic to make my dream wedding dress fit me, adjusting the size and adding straps and my wedding veil sparkly.  She is wonderfully warm, welcoming and talented.  I was so pleased with my dress and even mended my grooms wedding trousers after the event torn through over enthusiastic moves on the dance floor.  Thank you Nikki, wonderful to meet you and thank you for all your hard work – Sarah

Where to next?


get in touch

Ready to chat? I work on a strict appointment-only basis, but you can get in touch below for a personalised quote. I’m so excited to meet you and your gown →


view gallery

View my gallery of bridal alteration work and a glimpse into work in progress  →


the blog

Discover more behind the scenes and get inspiration for your own wedding over on the blog →