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An intimate, one-on-one boutique experience for the modern bride.

An award-winning Boston-area bridal boutique offering private appointments and a collection of sophisticated, slow-fashion bridal gowns starting at $3000. Malinda is not only the owner but your guide to finding a dress that makes you feel comfortable and your most beautiful self. The hand-selected collection of sustainably made, timeless, and sophisticated wedding dresses featuring unique details by Suzanne Neville, Caroline Castigliano, Sassi Holford, Lea-Ann Belter, and JESUS PEIRO.

At your private consultation, Malinda will get real about what makes you feel most beautiful and most like yourself so that together you can create a bridal look that you love. You never have to settle with her collections as every dress can be made just for you! You have the power to change the design, the fit, or the fabric to make it your dream dress. And best of all, the dresses are made in the UK, Italy, Spain, and Canada, by expert dressmakers with over decades of experience.

Book your appointment today and find out why Boston Wedding Magazine named Your Dream Bridal Best of Boston four times since being open in 2015.

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Frequently asked questions

What are your price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns?

$4,000 - $6,499
$6,500 - $7,999
$8,000+

Who do you provide services for?

Bride

Which of the following services do you provide?

Appointments Only
Cleaning
Full Customization
Preservation
Trunk Shows

Which of the following items do you offer?

Hair Accessories
Plus Size Gowns
Veils

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months
6-8 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?

Seasonally

What is your return policy?

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Jessica
Jessica M. Sent on 10/04/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Go to your dream bridal!

If I could give Melinda 1000 stars, I would!!

First, Melinda doesn't double book. When you visit her shop, you have the whole (beautiful) shop to yourself (and your guests, I went with my mom), and you receive Melinda's undivided attention. She spent TWO HOURS with us!

Melinda has you complete a detailed questionnaire before you come in, and she reads every word of it! When I walked in the door, she had looked through my Pinterest and already had some thoughts on what I was and wasn't going to love. My mom and I both felt like she did her homework to get to know me and my taste. Once I started trying on the gowns, I felt like she was great at reading what I was gravitating towards and what I wasn't.

But more than that, what impressed me most about Melinda was that she was clearly knowledgeable about the designers she carries and the Bridal industry. She had an exclusive on carrying Jesus Peiro's newest gowns, which demonstrated that she clearly has a strong relationship with the designer.

In addition, everything can be customizable. If I liked the top of one gown and the bottom of the other, but wanted buttons down the back, Melinda could work with the designer to custom make exactly what I wanted (and we did end up adding some customizations!!). She also had recommendations for alterations, hair, and makeup vendors.

I had 2 more dress appointments that day, and cancelled them both after committing to my dress with Melinda. I am so happy!! Everyone should go to Melinda and Your Dream Bridal. You won't get this experience, this selection of gowns, or this quality of a store/shop owner anywhere else.
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Laura O. Sent on 11/13/2023
5 out of 5 rating

The BEST Bridal Dress Experience!

The BEST wedding dress shopping experience! Malinda truly makes dreams come true. Malinda worked with me to pick not only one, but two gorgeous gowns (Suzanne Neville for ceremony and reception, and Jesus Peiro for afterparty) and my veil to match my dress (Peter Langner). I looked in NJ, NY and MA, and Malinda provided the most personalized, curated, and caring experience out of all of the luxury bridal salons that I went to. The selection of dresses in the store is phenomenal, and Malinda was with me every step of the way to ensure that I felt like the most beautiful version of myself. Please do yourself a favor, fellow brides, and go see Malinda. She will be your fairy godmother!
Rachel
Rachel B. Sent on 07/27/2022
5 out of 5 rating

So fun and personalized - thank you Malinda!

Working with Malinda was SO fabulous and I recommend Your Dream Bridal to every bride that I know! From start to finish she personalizes every part of the process -- I bought my dress at the height of COVID, and she still made me feel so taken care of AND safe the whole time.

Before my visit, I filled out a fun style questionnaire and had a zoom call with her to start exploring my favorite styles. During the visit, my sister and closest friends were able to zoom in to a HUGE screen and experience all the fun with me from afar. I had visited other bridal salons before Your Dream Bridal, but I couldn't find exactly what I was looking for. Malinda narrowed in on my specific preferences after just a few dresses and ultimately she suggested working with a bridal designer to combine one dress's silhouette with another's fabric! Every designer that Malinda stocks can be customized in this way, and I was SO pleased with the idea and the outcome!

Two years later I finally got married and can share some pictures of the gorgeous dress! If you are reading this review, don't hesitate -- book an appointment with Malinda now!!!
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
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WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

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Malinda
Malinda
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I鈥檝e been called magical, a fairy godmother, and a wedding dress whisperer, but you can call me Malinda.

I've been doing the one-bride-at-a-time thing since before it was Covid-cool. I'm not fancy, but I like fancy things. You can trust me to be real with you no matter what. My commitments to inclusivity and slow fashion guide me in everything I do. And, I believe that when you鈥檙e buying a dress that costs more than your ring, you should have the right to make it your own.

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Malinda Macari, owner of Dream, a unique bridal boutique has created a stylish shop with beautiful bridal gowns in an intimate setting. Each bride is given a private appointment and Malinda's complete attention. The pretty antiques and soft colors create a soothing visual backdrop for her range of classic and contemporary styles. Her knowledge of gowns and her great taste are assets in helping brides-to-be select the perfect gown.

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