Best of Boston

BEST Wedding Dresses

2006 BEST Wedding Dresses, Affordable

Vows

Watertown

Being a bride on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have a gorgeous gown. At Vows, designer brands are seriously discounted, and the service, if not quite five-star, is all smiles and helpful advice. Search for styles online before elbowing… read more»

2006 BEST Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids'

Flair Brides Maids

Boston

Christine Walber Colon knows bridesmaids play no minor role in pulling off a wedding, so she outfits them accordingly. Her third-floor suite carries the bright hues, comfortable fabrics, and flattering cuts of designers such as Charsa, Lynn Lugo, and Jenny… read more»

2006 BEST Wedding Dresses, For the Preppy Bride

Priscilla of Boston

The old guard (and their daughters) have long favored this hushed salon that sells sophisticated pieces by Melissa Sweet and Watters and Watters. Every shopper is outfitted with a soft robe to don between changings. read more»

2006 BEST Wedding Dresses, For the Princess Bride

Yolanda’s

Waltham

Never mind the chintzy environs: Yolanda Cellucci knows her nuptial couture. She’ll whisk you into a private mirror-flanked room, then show you dresses from such lines as Amsale, Badgley Mischka, and Paloma Blanca. read more»

2006 BEST Wedding Dresses, For the Third Wedding

L’Elite Bridal Boutique

Boston

If the third time’s the charm, who says you can’t wear white? This petite second-floor boutique stocks dresses by designers like Carolina Herrera and Angel Sanchez that run the gamut from traditional to totally casual. read more»

2005 BEST Wedding Dresses, Bridal Outlet

Vows Bridal Outlet

Newton

The fantasy: wedding wear from Bagdley Mischka, Carolina Herrera, and the vaunted Vera Wang. The reality: You can actually afford such wonders—really, you can—at Vows, where one-on-one service and an understanding staff will help you find the perfect fit for… read more»

2005 BEST Wedding Dresses, Bridesmaids

Priscilla of Boston

Boston

Be kind to those in your wedding party (after all, they put up with your occasional horrifying bouts of bridezilla). Pick out favorable, flirty frocks they might actually wear again, at Priscilla of Boston. The store carries its own line,… read more»

2005 BEST Wedding Dresses, Original

Ana Hernández

Boston

A wedding gown is more costly than anything else in your closet. Why buy it off the rack when you can get a couture creation? Designer Hernández will build the dress of your dreams from scratch. Simply walk upstairs to… read more»

2004 BEST Wedding Dresses

Yolanda

Waltham

Yolanda’s marble foyer and glittering crystal chandelier exude calming luxury, while its alert consultants guide brides-to-be through showrooms of gleaming satins and silks. The designs add up to an extraordinary cache of gowns by top-of-the-line designers—Bagdley Mischka, Vera Wang, Richard… read more»

2004 BEST Wedding Dresses, Discount

Vows Bridal Outlet

Newtown

Dress shopping can bring out the Bridezilla in any woman; Vows is the place to go for the ones who want to spend less than a manicured arm and a high-heeled leg. The showroom is constantly stocked with hundreds of… read more»