Best of Boston

2003 Best Wedding Dresses

Yolanda’s Bridal Salon

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 only to utter a single, magic phrase (“I’m looking for something simpler”) to find herself in one of the cool, spalike dressing rooms, immersed in a pile of tasteful, elegant, and streamlined creations. Yolanda’s staff is happy to tell you when your 5-foot-2 frame just won’t accommodate your dream gown—but with such grace and goodwill that you’ll gladly accept the advice and thank them for it later.

355 Waverly Oaks Rd., Waltham, 781-899-6470,