(Closed) Bridal Shops!

posted 12 years ago in Boston
Post # 18
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

I’m going to 2nd the VOWS recommendation even though it’s not in the area you are looking at. They are FANTASTIC though! You can check out some of their selection on the website before you decide to make the trip (or not make the trip) here: http://www.bridepower.com

If you do go, make an appointment, and ask for April! I went to the shop a few times, April was by far the most helpful. 🙂

Post # 19
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You MUST MUST MUST try Vows in Watertown/Newton.

 

http://www.BridePower.com.   And go in store. I got my Carolina Herrera dress (originally $6,000) for $1,200. Brand new. They carry overstocked and last year dresses, but it’s all Kenneth Pool. Amasale, Oscar de la Renta, Vera Wang, Carolina, Junko Yoshioka, Priscilla of Boston, Melissa Sweet, etc etc.  The sales women are so nice and helpful and it is well worth the trip. I highly recommend. Also, if you don’t see something you like immediately, they get new dresses in all the time.

 

gorgeous!  

 http://www.bridepower.com/wedding-gown-browser.ASP?designer=Oscar%20de%20la%20Renta&line=8&ccid=08500&page=1

 

 

 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee

I don’t mean to be disagreeable, but I did not like Vows.  It depends on the type of experience you want when purchasing a dress.  It is a little hectic there and I did not feel like it was a special experience.

I know a lot of girls who got their dresses there and swear by it, but it wasn’t for me.

Plus, since it is MA you will pay tax!  Ok, I think I have endorsed New Husband bridal salons enough!

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - St. Catherine of Genoa, Jin Asian Cuisine Restaurant

I somewhat agree with Erindesmar. I went there 3x, once on a Saturday. DO NOT GO THERE ON SATURDAYS. My Saturday experience and my mid-week experience were totally different. If at all possible try to go during the day on a weekday.

Also, while I did pay tax… my gown was so heavily discounted (purchase for WELL under 1K) it was still WAY cheaper than anything I had looked at previously.

Post # 23
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Newbee

why would you post a question and then post the answer to your own question?

Post # 25
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I haven’t seen it posted yet so I’ll plug Bridals by Valerie in Reading MA.  Its just north of I-95 on 28.  I had a really good experience there, spend the morning trying on all sorts of fun dresses and the woman who was helping me was one of the seamstresses so she was very knowledgeable on things that could be adjusted.  They were running a great deal too earlier this year which got me 20% off of my dress, yip!

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee

By the way I think Madeline’s Daughter is having some Trunk Shows this month.  You may want to check it out.

Post # 28
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 1969

Marry & Tux in Nashua was my first stop and where I finally purchased my dress. I would have ordered the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses there, too, but I ended up winning a David’s Bridal gift certificate that I used to help pay for their dresses.

While I’m not a fan of David’s Bridal, I have to say, if I had to do it all again, even without the gift certificate, i would still choose David’s. Our little helper was great and I loved that the Bridesmaid or Best Man dresses were available in ALL sizes to try on. 

Best of luck!

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