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»

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»

2003 BEST Wedding Dresses

Yolanda’s Bridal Salon

Waltham

Yolanda’s showroom is a mecca for brides-to-be, who make pilgrimages from across New England to worship at the shrine of Vera Wang and Richard Tyler. The front parlor is adorned with your typical frilly affairs, but the enterprising customer has… read more»

2003 BEST Wedding Dresses, Discount

Vows Bridal Outlet

Newton

Just because you’ve bypassed the high-end bridal boutiques doesn’t mean you don’t want to be fussed over when making the biggest decision of your wedding (besides the groom, of course). Enter Vows Bridal Outlet. With an attentive staff offering as… read more»

2002 BEST Wedding Dresses

Priscilla of Boston

Boston

Combining classic, Old World methods with innovative design, Priscilla’s talented seamstresses create some of the globe’s most stunning wedding frocks. Designs run from tastefully simple silken A-lines to intricate, glamorous affairs like the Calais lace sheath gown, hand-beaded with more… read more»