Best Wedding Dresses in Boston

2015 Best Wedding Dresses

Ceremony

Boston

Owner Alix Childs offers modern brides funky alternatives to the white-meringue gown. In her sun-drenched Beacon Hill studio, she proffers hard-to-find frocks from fashionable faves like Lela Rose and Temperley…Read More

2014 Best Wedding Dresses

L’Élite Bridal Boutique

Boston

The sight of lace, chiffon, and tulle gowns from celebrated designers like Monique Lhuillier and Lazaro is enough to make even the most serious bride-to-be giddy with excitement. Here those…Read More

2013 Best Wedding Dresses

Musette Bridal

Boston

Want to look runway-ready for your fete? Musette’s airy Newbury Street showroom offers a tightly curated selection of gowns from Jenny Packham, Peter Langner, Yolan Cris, and other high-fashion designers….Read More

2007 Best Wedding Dresses

Ana Hernandez Bridal Salon

Boston

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…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

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…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…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,…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…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…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…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…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…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…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)….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…Read More

2002 Best Wedding Dresses, Discount

Vows Bridal Outlet

Newton

Upgrade the honeymoon, put the foie gras back on the menu, and order more Cristal. Vows just freed up thousands from your wedding budget, thanks to its ever-revolving selection of…Read More

2001 Best Wedding Dresses

Yolanda’s

Waltham

Even back when wedding dresses were fairly predictable, Yolanda’s always carried designs that stood out from the crowd. These days, there are still plenty of traditional gowns to be found,…Read More

2001 Best Wedding Dresses, Discount

Vows

Newton

Fear not, budget-minded brides: You can have your Vera Wang without having to cut the guest list in half. This outlet has high-end designer gowns at wholesale prices—50 to 70…Read More

1993 Best Wedding Dresses, Nineties

Big A’s

Hudson

Prices that will make even a bride’s parents blush. Slightly used gowns and veils, with new shipments every four to six weeks. Also a small selection of mother-of-the-bride dresses…Read More

1993 Best Wedding Dresses, Roaring Eighties

Elizabeth Crannage

Stoneham

Cranage will make the dress of your dreams. With decades of wedding-gown experience behind her, this seamstress ensures that our gown will be the talk of the town…Read More

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