Bridal Town: Andover
Until you’ve found the dress, other wedding details fade in importance. Cristina’s (10–12 Main St., 978-470-3956) is a full-service bridal salon carrying such designers as Amsale, Romona Keveza, and Watters & Watters. The boutique has all kinds of accessories and does head-to-toe alterations. Check out more than a dozen lines of attire for bridesmaids as well as mother-of-the-bride and flower girl dresses.
Already have a gown? There are rehearsal dinner outfits to try and engagement party ensembles to scout. Dresscode (2 Elm Square, 978-470-0300) carries pieces from Diane von Furstenberg, Rebecca Taylor, BCBG, Velvet, and many other designers you’ll be shocked to find this far from Newbury Street. Accessorize at Helen Thomas Simply Smashing (90 Main St., 978- 475-7981), where delicate baubles from Jane Elizabeth are among the attractions.
Find ice to complement anything in your trousseau (not to mention wedding bands, gifts for bridesmaids, and watches for your significant other) at Royal Jewelers (58 Main St., 978-475-3330). Speaking of icing, choose a stunning confection from I Dream of Jeanne Cakes (978-869-6013, by appointment only).
Set the tone for your event with an invitation ensemble from Paper Moon Stationers (16 Post Office Ave., 978- 474-6400). This boutique encourages brides to think outside the ecru envelope and dream up color, texture, and paper combinations that reflect personality. For traditionalists, they do offer classic lines and simply elegant pieces in all shades of white and ivory.
Pick out the perfect undergarments for your wedding day—and a few sexy somethings for your honeymoon—at Night & Day (63 Park St., 978-475-0343), a high-end lingerie boutique. Complete your look at Sparkle Boston (28 Chestnut St., 978-475-2203), which has everything from fragrances and specialty skin-care products to cosmetics from Lola and DuWop.