8 Boston Bridal Shops Where You’ll Say “Yes”

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Carli Brennan
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Carli Brennan
The Knot Fashion Contributor
  • Carli writes freelance fashion articles for The Knot.
  • Prior to The Knot, she was the style section editor at Her Campus Media and launched the Fashion Institute of Technology chapter of Her Campus.
  • Carli’s passion for the wedding industry stems from her time as a bridal consultant and her previous internship in a bridal showroom.
Updated Jun 06, 2024

Boston brides, bookmark this page and get your wedding dress shopping checklist ready. From Back Bay to Cambrudge and beyond, the city and its surrounding areas are filled with so many beautiful Boston bridal shops where you're guaranteed to find your dream wedding dress. No matter your budget or your favorite wedding dress designer, Boston bridal shops have a diverse range of styles and silhouettes to suit every bride.

If you're not sure where to begin your search, The Knot Vendor Marketplace is a great resource for brides to do their research before going wedding dress shopping. You can search by location and filter by important factors like distance, dress type, award winners and diverse bridal salons. The best part is that you can read reviews from real brides who have been in your shoes before you.

Bride-n-Belle Boutique

Since 1972, family-run Bride-n-Belle has been providing Boston brides with the highest level of service. A member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, Bride-n-Belle has countless glowing reviews from real brides. They carry top designers such as Paloma Blanca, Rebecca Ingram, Justin Alexander and Allure Bridals, to name a few. Named after the owner, Teresa Pepe, Bride-n-Belle has a selection of what they call "Teresa's Treasures". Teresa's Treasures are beautiful stock gowns at reduced prices, which are a great option for brides on a budget or a tight timeline. They also have an in-house seamstress who can help alter your dress to best fit you. In addition to beautiful gowns, they also carry veils and other bridal accessories, as well as mother of the bride/groom dresses. Bride-n-Belle has expert team members who speak English, Portuguese and Italian to help you feel the most comfortable during your appointment if English is not your first language.

Review Spotlight: "I bought my wedding dress here after much searching, and absolutely loved the experience: family-owned shop, great prices and wonderful in-house tailoring. Months out from our wedding I'm still getting compliments on the dress, which was the most-reasonably priced I tried on by far. Highly recommend!" —Lauren S., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

VOWS Bridal

The 900+ glowing reviews speak for themselves. VOWS Bridal is a luxury bridal boutique servicing the Greater Boston area, located in Watertown, Massachusetts. Founded in 1992 by husband and wife team, Rick and Leslie DeAngelo, the team at VOWS Bridal wants to help every bride feel and look her best as she walks down the aisle. With the largest selection of designer gowns in New England, they carry a wide range of top designers from all over the world, including Berta Bridal, By Watters Brides, Pronovias and Monique Lhuillier, among others. They offer both made to order gowns as well as discounted off-the-rack sample gowns. They also carry one of the largest collections of plus size special order gowns up to size 30.

Review Spotlight: "I can't say enough positive things about my experience at Vows. Most importantly, I found my dress thanks to my stylist Hannah!! She was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. She listened to all of my feedback on dresses and found the perfect one for me. I felt extremely supported and excited! Leading up to the appointment, the entire staff was extremely helpful. Vows has a huge inventory and their staff knows it so well, you will not be disappointed if you go to Vows." —Madeline S., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Tulle Bridal

Tulle Bridal bridal shop in Boston
Photo: Tulle Bridal on Facebook

Based in Andover, Massachusetts, Tulle Bridal also has locations in Salem, New Hampshire and Mooreseville, North Carolina, Owner Heidi Janson says "As you step into Tulle's sanctuary, my goal is for you to instantly feel at home and take a deep breath. Recognizing the potential stress that weddings can bring, our mission is to guide you through the process of choosing the most significant dress for your dreams." Her top priority for her staff is to be compassionate and to treat every bride as they would a friend. They carry a wide range of designers, including Enzoani Blue, Madison James, Yumi Katsura, Tara Lauren and more. They even carry designer samples that you can take home the day of your appointment if you are on a quick timeline. The team at Tulle encourages their brides to embrace their personal style. Whether that's vintage, boho, glam or anything in between, wearing what makes you feel confident will always shine through.

Size Range: 0-30

Price Range: $699 and up

Review Spotlight: "I had the best experience at this adorable and intimate bridal shop. I loved the privacy of this smaller boutique set up. The big windows with the natural light shining through were perfect for getting the full effect when trying my dress on. Both Connor and Autumn were super helpful throughout my initial decision process and follow up accessory appointment. I absolutely love my Tara Lauren dress that I ended up with. Such a beautiful selection of gowns." —Olivia P., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Marianne's Bridal Outlet

Located in Westborough, Massachusetts, Marianne's Bridal Outlet is a designer wedding dress outlet perfect for brides on a budget. Plus, it's a member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame. Owner Marianne Stout brings over two decades of experience in the wedding industry to her salon. Off-the-rack gowns are a great way for you to save time and money when shopping for a wedding dress.Whether you're on a tight turnaround time or would rather allocate your wedding budget towards other aspects of the day, Marianne's Bridal Outlet understands that every bride should be able to find her dream dress at an affordable price. The majority of their dresses are under $1,000, with nothing exceeding $2,000. They carry top designers such as Maggie Sottero, Stella York, Madi Lane, Evie Young, Lillian West and more.

Price Range: Up to $2,000

Review Spotlight: "I had such a wonderful experience at Marianne's today! My appointment was quick and painless. Marianne herself helped pick out dresses I had in mind and a few of her own. I ended up with a dress I would have never have thought of myself but I am IN LOVE!! Wonderful experience and customer service. Would recommend to any bride looking for the full experience of a bridal shop that will keep you within budget!!" —Chassidy H., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Chryssie's Bridal

Opened in 1985, Chryssie's Bridal is the passion project of owner and entrepreneur Chryssie. The three pillars of Chryssie's Bridal are "Elegance, Service, Creativity." Her hometown of Canton, Massachusetts quickly embraced her bridal boutique, and Chrissy has been delighting Boston brides for over 38 years. Chrissy and her talented team of stylists pride themselves on offering brides a warm and inviting environment. A member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, they carry top designers such as Allure Bridal, Casablanca, Maggie Sottero, Paloma Blanca and Stella York, to name a few. In addition to bridal gowns, they also carry dresses for bridesmaids, mothers and flower girls, as well as accessories.

Review Spotlight: "I can't say enough good things about Chryssie's Bridal shop! I went there yesterday and found my perfect dress thanks to Cathy and the other amazing staff members. The prices are great and the atmosphere is so calm and inviting." —Holly N., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Amanda Catherine Custom Designs

Brides looking for a totally unique wedding dress will love Amanda Catherine Custom Designs. Owner and designer Amanda Glover has over a decade of experience specializing in evening wear and custom occasion design, with formal training at both the Fashion Institute of Technology and Polimoda School of Design. She says "The idea behind Amanda Catherine Custom Design is to give a woman the freedom to customize the fit, color and fabric of her special occasion dress." Brides who opt for custom gowns forego the endless hours of shopping as well as any fit imperfections that need to be altered. Amanda works closely with her brides to help them execute the dress of their dreams. In addition to custom designs, she also offers alteration services. A member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, you can rest assured that you are in good hands with Amanda Catherine Custom Designs.

Review Spotlight: "After my Mom's passing, I had my heart set on wearing her vintage wedding dress from 1969. Upon seeing Amanda Catherine's work on social media, I knew she was the right designer for me! I contacted her very early and she was patient and responsive - despite her being on a break from taking jobs at the time. Throughout the process, she offered great advice on what could be done with a dress of that age and alterations that I might be safer avoiding. She also really made the most of all the materials—repurposing buttons, reusing lace from the sleeves as appliques and even fashioning a new headpiece from the old. It was an absolute pleasure working with Amanda Catherine and I couldn't be happier with how the dress turned out. I highly recommend her!" —Erinn G., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Bella Sera Bridal & Occasion

Bella Sera is an award winning bridal salon located in Danvers, Massachusetts, just 20 miles northeast of Boston. A member of The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, Bella Sera caters to brides of all shapes, sizes, ages, etc. Their website says it best: "Our mantra has always remained the same: Every Bride is Beautiful." The team at Bella Sera is committed to making brides look and feel their very best. They carry a wide range of designers including Essence of Australia, Justin Alexander, Studio Levana, John Paul Ataker and more. They also offer on-site alterations to make your wedding dress shopping experience as seamless as possible.

Review Spotlight: "I loved being a Bella Sera bride. I only visited two bridal shops, and honestly I probably wouldn't have needed to visit the other one if I'd just gone here first. The prices are reasonable, the staff is amazing and alterations happen in-house, which makes things really convenient. I worked with Matthew to pick out my dress, and he was SO FUN to be around! I then worked with Isa on alterations and it was like having a beloved relative work with me, which I so appreciated. Their plus size collection is incredible (I am a size 16, size 18 in bridal dresses) and I had no issues trying on samples or finding my perfect gown. Choose Bella Sera!!!" —Jenna D., The Knot Vendor Marketplace

Boston Bridal Atelier

Formerly known as Cristina's, Boston Bridal Atelier is a beloved New England bridal salon with a stellar reputation. Owner Gretchen bought Bridal Boston Atelier 12 years after buying her own dress at the former Cristina's. She shares "As the new owner, I get to apply my love for bridal and fashion. I get to continue being an important part of a bride's special day. I get to lead with love, doing business with integrity and building lasting relationships with our beloved brides." Boston Bridal Atelier offers dresses from top designers including Vera Wang, Pronovias, Calla Blanche and more. They also offer dresses for the mother of the bride and bridesmaids, as well as a selection of accessories.

Review Spotlight: "My experience at Boston Bridal Atelier was amazing, I went with my sister to find her wedding dress and everyone in the staff was great and easy to work with. They made us feel comfortable and Sarah helped my sister try on exactly what she was looking for, we didn't feel rushed at all. They took the time at the beginning of the appointment to learn more about what she wanted and the vibe she was going for with the wedding (price range, venue, bridesmaids, etc). We were clear about the alteration process and timelines, the seamstresses were very kind, professional and attentive with several years of experience. If you are thinking about making an appointment here, don't think twice!" —Grisleidy A., Google Reviews

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