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BEST Wedding Dresses

2007 BEST Wedding Dresses

Ana Hernandez Bridal Salon


Ana Hernandez understands women who dream about The Dress. Princess-worthy ball gowns, simple sheaths, lace pantsuits…her line of custom options has something to bewitch almost any bride. And she lets you be as much of a bridezilla as you please,… read more»

2006 BEST Wedding Dresses, For the Trendsetter

Ana Hernández

Those who know labels aren’t everything order from Ana Hernández. Her custom-made creations—from long-sleeve organza to strapless silk—guarantee brides don’t end up in the same Vera Wang as everyone else. read more»

2006 BEST Wedding Dresses, Affordable



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


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



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


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


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


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


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»