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Best Bridal Salons in Boston

Our Recommended Top 5

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Our goal is to connect people with the best local professionals. We scored Boston Bridal Salons on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best.

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Providers

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Website
752 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081

Why choose this provider?

Giggi’s Bridal & Mr. G’s Tuxedos provides a variety of formalwear pieces for men and women in Boston. Owners Giggi and Keith Berube help clients experience fashion and elegance through design, tailoring, fitting, and customization services. Together with their team, they create and produce tuxedos, gowns, and couture pieces for special occasions such as weddings and proms. Keith is a personal stylist and an associate of J.Hilburn. Giggi also provides accessorizing and hair and makeup consultation services.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
3.0
Yelp
3.0 / 5 (26)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Boston, MA 02116

Why choose this provider?

I Do Wedding is a bridal boutique in Boston, MA specializing in bridal dress sales, bridal dress rental, dress alterations, wedding photography, makeup and styling, and other related services. The boutique was founded in 2015, and offers customized packages for bridal styling and wedding photography services.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.6
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (48)
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (12)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
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Website
Sudbury, MA 01776

Why choose this provider?

Dream is a bridal boutique in Sudbury, MA specializing in wedding dresses, custom designs, dry cleaning, and dress preservation. The boutique offers private appointments, a large dressing room, seating for guests, and a dress stylist. The boutique was listed in the 2016 Best of Weddings List for The Knot.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
5.0
Yelp
5.0 / 5 (31)

Website
Arlington, MA 02476

Why choose this provider?

Camilla’s Bridal is a bridal boutique in Arlington, MA specializing in dresses and accessories for brides, mothers, bridesmaids, flower girls, and special occasions. The current owner, Nivia, worked at the boutique before purchasing it and has a degree in Fashion Design and Merchandising so she is able to assist with styling women of all shapes and sizes. The salon is an accredited business with the Better Business Bureau.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.5
Yelp
4.5 / 5 (160)
Google
4.8 / 5 (35)

Website
Andover, MA 01810

Why choose this provider?

Tulle is a boutique in Andover, MA specializing in dresses and accessories for weddings and proms. The boutique offers designer gowns and accessories, has an outlet store, and donates a portion of sales to help Brides Across America. The boutique received a WeddingWire Award Couples’ Choice Award in 2015.

Reputation:

We scour the internet for reviews from well-known resources. Each provider is evaluated based on the quality and quantity of their reviews, their presence on multiple review sites, and their average minimum rating.
4.7
Facebook
5.0 / 5 (80)
Yelp
4.0 / 5 (33)

Professionalism:

We hire mystery shoppers to call our providers anonymously and evaluate them. Providers who respond quickly, answer questions thoroughly, and communicate politely score higher.
5.0
Responsiveness
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FAQs

  • Introduction

    The wedding dress is arguably one of the most important parts of the ceremony for the bride, so finding the right one can be a monumental task. Turning to the experts can be tremendously helpful, as bridal salons provide valuable services that help make the shopping experience a good one for brides and their all-things-bridal support group.

    Preparing to start shopping for that perfect wedding gown, but not sure where to start? Review some helpful information about bridal shops, wedding dress shopping, and what to expect with these bridal salon FAQs.
  • What is a bridal salon?

    Bridal salons are shops that cater to brides. They sell wedding gowns, bridesmaids’ dresses, and other bridal accessories. Most offer stylist consultations and alteration services. They often operate on an appointment-only basis, giving the bride an exclusive experience. They also have seating areas for guests of the bride, such as select family and friends.

  • Are more dads going to bridal salons with their daughters?

    Traditionally, it was common to see moms with their daughters instead of dads at the bridal salon. However, that’s been changing over the past several years as more fathers get involved earlier in the wedding planning stages. It’s now common for both fathers and mothers to accompany the bride-to-be.

  • Do bridal salons purchase wedding dresses?

    Bridal salons generally don’t buy used wedding dresses outright, but some salons accept gently used, high-quality wedding gowns on consignment. They pay the owner an agreed-upon amount after the gown sells. Contact the salon first to ask about their policies and rules regarding pre-owned dresses.

  • Do you tip at a bridal salon?

    Gratuities for the salon consultant typically aren’t required or expected. However, tipping the seamstress may be appropriate when extensive alterations are required and the bride is incredibly happy with the outcome or the vendor went above and beyond, such as completing a rush order.

  • How do bridal salons get dresses?

    Bridal shops source inventory through various methods. They may order a selection of custom gowns for brides to try on and then special order a special custom-made gown for the bride. Some salons order direct from the manufacturer or wholesaler, and many shops supplement their inventory with pre-owned dresses.

  • How many bridal salons should you visit?

    Visiting three or four bridal salons is usually sufficient. Avoid trying on too many dresses, or the experience may become confusing and overwhelming. Discuss your preferences with the stylist first and work with them to choose between four and seven dresses to try on before making a final choice.