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Alison PS Gowns

​Wedding. Ball. Cocktail + Alteration Service


I am always delighted to get feed back from my clients. I genuinely love to hear how their event went and see them in their gown. I take great pride in helping clients find their dream gown, and make an existing gown fit perfectly. 

It doesn't matter if you purchased the gown from me or elsewhere, I love to see the finished look.

I also think it is also important for new clients... to see real photos of real people, and not just marketing images. To read true unedited testimonials from my clients about my service. 

I hope that the following testimonials give you the added confidence to come see me and let me help you with your 

dream gown.


"Everything went perfect, the location was tranquil, Wanaka, and they forecast rain. So I said if I buy an umbrella it won’t rain, so I did but left in car next to us, it didn’t rain and the sun shone upon us as the ceremony began, we both cried haha, it was perfect.

The day wouldn’t of been the same if Alison didn’t help me choose this magical dress, I didn’t know it was for me until I put it on and then I couldn’t wipe the smile off my face, I felt truly special Thank you Alison xx❤️"


"Evie (left) with her friend Bree-anna. Evie looked gorgeous in her gown and had the biggest smile on her face all night. She absolutely loved her dress. Thanks so much for helping to make her Yr 12 ball so special."


"Hi Alison! 🙂 just a couple of pictures from Saturday night in my gown for u! 🙂 ☺️ I had a great night. I do love getting all dressed up every so often! x


"Hi Alison, thank you once again for having the perfect dress for me. The dress is beautiful. Dad and I attended the MND ball on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Jill"


""I loved my dress. It was so comfortable. And I got a lot of compliments about the colour (which is great because I usually wear black!)""

Elaine & Candice

"Hi Alison just a little pic of my daughter Candice and I wearing your beautiful gowns last night at the MND Ball at the Crown Ballroom.. for my nephew Justin who passed a year ago just 28 of the terrible disease 🥺 we absolutely loved the dresses and received many compliments… definitely will see again for next years ball dresses …. THANKS 😉 Elaine


"I had a great time and everyone loved my gown."

Amy & Emily

"The ball was amazing and everyone loved our gowns"


"Hi Alison, Alysha had her ball and got so many lovely comments on her dress. Thank you so much"


"Alison I can't say in words how much I appreciate you and your work, for making me feel beautiful on my day. So Thank you!"


"Hi Alison. Thank you again for my alterations. My dress sat beautifully and was very comfortable. Will highly recommend you to others 🥰


"Photos from my day. Thank you for your help with the dress. It really was amazing."


Loved the dress... everyone stopped me telling me how beautiful the dress is and to ask where I bought it 🥰🥰🥰🥰 A big thank you. If it wasn't for you, I could never have this dress."


"Here are some pictures from the wedding thank you so much for the dress and doing all my ladies and girls dresses."


"Hi Alison, I hope you are well. I just wanted to let you know that we got married last Saturday 😁 With the help of my cousins great lacing up skills, my dress looked amazing but it wouldn't have if not for you. I cant thank you enough for helping me to wear my gorgeous dress. I will add a couple of pics for you to see how great I looked. 😂😂 Thank you again. Louisa"


"Hi Alison, just wanted to say a massive thank you for helping Mum and I with our gowns for my sons wedding. We both felt so glamorous and very comfortable. Too many compliments to mention. Your patience and guidance helped make our day very special. 🥰"


"😊 You made the experience easy and enjoyable and had many dresses in multiple sizes to try. Something for everyone I’m sure. Thank you so much for your help with my dress!"


"Thanks so much for all your help and at such short notice! The dress looked great and was very good quality.

Had so many lovely comments about it.

Will definitely come and buy from you again and highly recommend you to others as well.

Thanks so much Alison"


"Hi Alison. The comments about this dress were amazing, I definitely think I made the right choice. Thanks for your help,



"Thank you for your help and support you have been amazing x. Cant stop smiling thank you"


"The dress was amazing! Thank you again ☺"


"my dress was amazing, and I received so many compliments 😀 everything went so smoothly on the day and we had so much fun."


"thank you for making my gown as beautiful as possible for me."


I just wanted to send you photos of your dress magic. Thanks for all your hard work, I appreciated it.


"Alison altered my wedding dress for my wedding back in February. I had left it to the last minute with only 4 weeks out and she came to the rescue.

She squeezed me in on a weekend despite being busy with ball gown season, and did not disappoint.

She altered my dress to perfection with plenty of time to spare, and well within the budget. I would highly recommend Alison again and again.


"Alison was amazing, she is such a lovely lady. It was our 5 year anniversary and I wanted to fit into my dress again, so she did some alterations and replaced the zip at the back with a lace up corset.

It looked amazing!

I would definitely recommend Alison PS Designs xx"


 "The perfect dress on a perfect wedding, thanks to Alison for the changes you made, it was amazing and I'm so thankful for the work you did #married life xx.


"She had a fabulous time. I know I'm bias but I have to agree Niamh looked fact a million dollars!!!

She was so happy with her dress so a huge big thank you to you and your hard work to make the adjustments too 😊"


"Thank you Alison! Emma had an amazing time and looked beautiful! She was very happy with her dress and it fit perfectly.👌🏻You were professional, patient and accommodating and made the experience wonderful. 💕"


"Hey Alison - thank you so much for your help with Indigo's stunning ball gown. She looked absolutely stunning and so many comments on how beautiful the gown was. We will definitely be back next time she needs a gown."


"Hi Alison. Just wanted to say how beautiful my daughters dress was last night for her Year 12 School Ball!  She looked absolutely beautiful and was chosen as Belle of the Ball!

Thank you once again for the time you allowed us to look through and try on the dresses....first one was THE ONE!!!❤"


 "Thank you so much Alison for Kayla's dress. You made the process of ball dress shopping so easy and enjoyable. Kayla looked amazing and had so many compliments on her amazing dress.

Kelly and Kayla's x"


Thank you so much once again for your help in finding me a dress. I got many compliments last night at our event, and felt comfortable the entire night!

By far the comfiest dress I have worn to an event before! my mum (my toughest critic) loves it.

Thanks again, I'll definitely be referring you to my friends and family xx.  


"Just wanted to thank you for helping us chose and alter this beautiful dress. It fit Kolbe's strict rules about modesty, but still felt grown up and glamorous for Aimee.

Aimee felt really comfy all night. It fitted like a glove."

Bri (2017)

"You looked after us so well that we came back again!!! Thank you for quickly organising a viewing and for your patience too We really appreciated the helpful tips you gave us on make-up and accessories as you can see by the above worked out beautifully! Now to do the same with the red dress We loved the fact that when Bri decided on this gown you were able to make it fit just for're a very talented seamstress for sure!! So glad we saw you and got the dress picked ready to go for next Saturday...phew!! Thanks so much Alison xo"

Bri (2018)

" It was PERFECT!! Oh my word that girl turned into a lady!!! I found it hard to pick which photo to send you because they all showed how much more confident she was since the last time I saw you!!! She felt beautiful in that gown!!!

Thank you again for helping us pick the perfect fact I believe we've only continued to improve as we watch her confidence grow!!! I'm so glad to have you part of exciting time of watching her grow!! 


"Hi Alison

I just wanted to thank you for your amazing professional alteration service. You made my dress fit me perfectly and I felt fantastic in it. I received so many lovely compliments. Most importantly my husband thought I looked stunning😊

Sarah thanks you for the lace up lesson!

Thanks again

Nicola and Steven"


Hi Alison,

I hope you are well and keeping busy!

Just wanted to thank you for doing an amazing job on my wedding dress a few months ago.

Our wedding was held in Vanuatu on Sept 3rd and went off without any problems. (score!)

The dress fit perfectly in all the right places and it was so comfortable I left it on all night, you truly are a master of your craft.

I have attached a couple of pictures for you, which I am happy for you to use in promoting your fantastic work if you like.

Kind regards



From the first meeting, Alison was so welcoming; I was a bit nervous but she made me feel so relaxed and comfortable that all nerves went away. Although I didn't purchase a gown or have one made by Alison I did return to her for my alterations and for her helpful advice! Alison did an absolutely amazing job at redesigning how my straps sat, adding a bustle and taking in my gown a few inches!

I am so glad you were able to do my alterations! Thank you so much for your amazing work and for so much advice!!

Good Luck with everything in the future and again, Thank You!! xo "


Hi everyone. I ordered my wedding dress online as I had heard they are pretty good! I was very careful about sending my measurement correctly and had 5 different people help with that to make sure. The dress arrived and was beautiful but just too big.

I took it to the first alterations lady who simply sewed two darts into the back of the bodice ...clearly not working. The second quoted me a ridiculous amount and then.....After so much stress and starting to not even want to wear the dress anymore, I found Alison.

Alison is AMAZING! She fitted me in despite being so busy and despite there only being 10 days until the wedding.

From the first phone call I made to her, Alison was kind and so considerate towards my situation. She made me feel that it could be fixed. Alison altered the entire dress to fit like a glove in only a few hours. She even pressed the entire dress for me.

I have just had a second fitting in which the dress was PERFECT.

I cannot wait to wear it on Saturday Alison. You have made me excited about my wedding again and have Blessed me so! I cannot thank you enough and would recommend you to everyone.....THANK YOU


"I cannot recommend Alison enough! She is friendly and efficient and went the extra mile when completing the alterations on my wedding dress. I loved her suggestions and enjoyed working with her to make sure it was everything I wanted. Thanks again for the alterations you did on my wedding dress. I absolutely loved wearing it. 

Thanks a million Alison!"


"I just want to thank Alison from the bottom of my heart for being so patient with me and all my body image issues in creating such a magical dress. You were so understanding and wonderful to work with. I loved my dress more then anything in the end and it was designed to such a high standard. I just want to wear it again! I can't thank you enough. Xxx"


" My hair and make up didn't make me feel great, but that made me feel very special. I had so may compliments.

Thanks for the trouble you went to squeezing me in before you went away. I will look forward to wearing it again.

If it wasn't for you, I wouldn't have that dress."


" I was very happy with your service and how you accommodated my needs to slimline the dress, and provide extra room for upper body movement. I would definitely contact you again when I need another ball gown."


"Can't recommend Alison enough !!

My daughter found the perfect ball gown and Alison also customised the dress to sit off the shoulders, she was absolutely thrilled! Such an amazing service thank you so much."


Hi Alison, I just wanted to thank you again for your help choosing one of your beautiful dresses.

If was our first fancy night out since my daughter was born and I definitely didn't expect to find a dress that made me feel so special.

As a very insecure and indecisive person myself, your friendly, honest and encouraging assistance in choosing a gown was wonderful.

Very grateful to have found such a wonderful local business for myself to return to in the future, and to recommend to others.

Mc Kayline

 "Awesome, beautiful dress and excellent service from you. Done small alterations on my dress in very little time. Thanks for the beautiful dress."


"Her ball finally arrived and she won Belle of the Ball in this gorgeous dress.

Thank you so much for providing the service you do, there's no way we would be able to afford a dress like this otherwise xx."

She also said "Katie had so many compliments."

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