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Yolanda's

Waltham , MA

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Waltham, MA 02452 US

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781-899-6470

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Caroline
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
Yolanda's was going out of business when I bought my dress, but they were still very professional, and organized! They brought me into a clean, private room where my mother and mother-in-law could sit. She asked me what style I wanted and what I was looking for in a dress. The first one she brought out, I fell in love with...I bought a $1400 dress for $900....They were so courteous! I hope she reopens!
Yolanda's was going out of business when I bought my dress, but they were still very professional, and organized! They Read more...
Yolanda's was going out of business when I bought my dress, but they were still very professional, and organized! They brought me into a clean, private room where my mother and mother-in-law could sit. She asked me what style I wanted and what I was looking for in a dress. The first one she brought out, I fell in love with...I bought a $1400 dress for $900....They were so courteous! I hope she reopens! Read less
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lauriejfrank
Wedding:
6/18/2010
3.4/5.0
Yolanda's was closing but they did a fine job.
Yolanda's was closing but they did a fine job.
Yolanda's was closing but they did a fine job. Read less
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Mariam
Wedding:
9/19/2009
4.8/5.0
It was difficult to get an appointment butonce I was there I knew I can find my dress. The salesperson was really helpful and after trying few dresses, I found the one that I loved.
It was difficult to get an appointment butonce I was there I knew I can find my dress. The salesperson was really helpful Read more...
It was difficult to get an appointment butonce I was there I knew I can find my dress. The salesperson was really helpful and after trying few dresses, I found the one that I loved. Read less
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mandees2
Wedding:
9/18/2009
1.9/5.0
My dress came in and it had fraying coming out of every seam. The lady who worked there told me it was normal and that it what alterations were for. I took the dress and went to a different dress shop to have them look at it. She said that the dress was in horrible condition and in no way was that "normal". I went back to Yolanda's where they gave me a very difficult time. I, obviously, wanted a different dress. They wanted me to get the same dress. After explaining that the same problem was likely to occur again, they let me choose a different dress from the same designer. Ultimately, I loved the dress I got but the process was stressful and difficult.
My dress came in and it had fraying coming out of every seam. The lady who worked there told me it was normal and that it Read more...
My dress came in and it had fraying coming out of every seam. The lady who worked there told me it was normal and that it what alterations were for. I took the dress and went to a different dress shop to have them look at it. She said that the dress was in horrible condition and in no way was that "normal". I went back to Yolanda's where they gave me a very difficult time. I, obviously, wanted a different dress. They wanted me to get the same dress. After explaining that the same problem was likely to occur again, they let me choose a different dress from the same designer. Ultimately, I loved the dress I got but the process was stressful and difficult. Read less
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Talia
Wedding:
8/22/2009
2.5/5.0
Too bad they closed but I was impressed with the alterations they did...
Too bad they closed but I was impressed with the alterations they did...
Too bad they closed but I was impressed with the alterations they did... Read less
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kap1223
Wedding:
6/27/2009
5.0/5.0
Every bride wants to find THE dress that makes them feel beautiful and confident. Somehow, I fell in love with a dress online. I had high hopes that this dress would be the one for me. I knew Yolanda's was the bridal salon to go to in the Boston area, so I called to make an appointment and I asked if they had the dress, knowing that none of the other places I called did. Luckily, they did and I was excited!. I was a little intimadated since it was my first time trying on dresses, but I was immediately welcomed and put at ease by my consultant Jayne. We chatted about my style and what I was looking for, and I showed her the dress. She brought it back to my room with other dresses to try on. The second I put it on, I knew this was it. It was Jim Hjelm 8800 and it felt made for me. I was ecstatic. I was told it would take 4-6 months to come in, but to my surprise it arrived within 1 month! The dress was expensive, but I knew going in how much Jim Hjelm costs, and Yolanda's price was competitive. Yolanda actually gave me 15% since I bought it on my first trip.

Two months before the wedding, I scheduled my alterations appointment. Maria Viola did my alterations and she was so talented and so sweet. My dress did not need much work, but the lace was very delicated. She hemmed it significantly, raised the straps, and we did a 5 point traditional bustle. It was done in 3 appointments (initial, then I went and the hem was pinned and the bustle was pinned to make sure it was perfect, and the final time to pick it up). Maria was so kind. She made me feel so beautiful. She helped me get it in the car and everything!

So to sum it up, I went to Yolanda's and had a fabulous experience. I got the dress I dreamed about for the expected price. I had an easy alterations experience, and most importantly, they made me feel comfortable and beautiful.
Every bride wants to find THE dress that makes them feel beautiful and confident. Somehow, I fell in love with a dress Read more...
Every bride wants to find THE dress that makes them feel beautiful and confident. Somehow, I fell in love with a dress online. I had high hopes that this dress would be the one for me. I knew Yolanda's was the bridal salon to go to in the Boston area, so I called to make an appointment and I asked if they had the dress, knowing that none of the other places I called did. Luckily, they did and I was excited!. I was a little intimadated since it was my first time trying on dresses, but I was immediately welcomed and put at ease by my consultant Jayne. We chatted about my style and what I was looking for, and I showed her the dress. She brought it back to my room with other dresses to try on. The second I put it on, I knew this was it. It was Jim Hjelm 8800 and it felt made for me. I was ecstatic. I was told it would take 4-6 months to come in, but to my surprise it arrived within 1 month! The dress was expensive, but I knew going in how much Jim Hjelm costs, and Yolanda's price was competitive. Yolanda actually gave me 15% since I bought it on my first trip.

Two months before the wedding, I scheduled my alterations appointment. Maria Viola did my alterations and she was so talented and so sweet. My dress did not need much work, but the lace was very delicated. She hemmed it significantly, raised the straps, and we did a 5 point traditional bustle. It was done in 3 appointments (initial, then I went and the hem was pinned and the bustle was pinned to make sure it was perfect, and the final time to pick it up). Maria was so kind. She made me feel so beautiful. She helped me get it in the car and everything!

So to sum it up, I went to Yolanda's and had a fabulous experience. I got the dress I dreamed about for the expected price. I had an easy alterations experience, and most importantly, they made me feel comfortable and beautiful. Read less
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ShesCrafty03
Wedding:
12/31/2008
3.0/5.0
I went to Yolanda's because, at the time, was the only store in Massachusetts that carried Monique Lhuillier. When I first entered the store, I thought the decor was hilarious (and not in a good way). I had been to many other salons in New York and Boston, and this was by far and away the most tacky and "bridal" of all these places - tulle, rhinestones and bright green carpeting everywhere. It was impersonal and felt like a cheesy wedding factory. I was also ignored by staff when I tried to check in for my appointment for a good 20 minutes. I tried on dresses in a room the size of a shoebox! The only reason I bought the dress was because the ML sales rep was there to help (it was a trunk show). The Yolanda's sales person had literally no knowledge on the dresses I was trying on. While my first appointment was obviously not great, I still fell in love with a dress and bought it on the spot, thanks to the discount being offered because it was a trunk show day. I would have no complaints about Yolanda's in general once I bought the dress. They were helpful and always assisted me quickly when I came in for alterations. The woman who did my alterations was perfect and did a standout job. Overall I would say if you are looking for a great shopping experience, look elsewhere, as the store is sort of in disarray, but in the end they gave me a great dress, so I can't really complain.
I went to Yolanda's because, at the time, was the only store in Massachusetts that carried Monique Lhuillier. When I first Read more...
I went to Yolanda's because, at the time, was the only store in Massachusetts that carried Monique Lhuillier. When I first entered the store, I thought the decor was hilarious (and not in a good way). I had been to many other salons in New York and Boston, and this was by far and away the most tacky and "bridal" of all these places - tulle, rhinestones and bright green carpeting everywhere. It was impersonal and felt like a cheesy wedding factory. I was also ignored by staff when I tried to check in for my appointment for a good 20 minutes. I tried on dresses in a room the size of a shoebox! The only reason I bought the dress was because the ML sales rep was there to help (it was a trunk show). The Yolanda's sales person had literally no knowledge on the dresses I was trying on. While my first appointment was obviously not great, I still fell in love with a dress and bought it on the spot, thanks to the discount being offered because it was a trunk show day. I would have no complaints about Yolanda's in general once I bought the dress. They were helpful and always assisted me quickly when I came in for alterations. The woman who did my alterations was perfect and did a standout job. Overall I would say if you are looking for a great shopping experience, look elsewhere, as the store is sort of in disarray, but in the end they gave me a great dress, so I can't really complain. Read less
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Meaghan
Wedding:
10/4/2008
4.0/5.0
This is an above average salon. It has large fitting rooms and eager attendants. The dress selection was broad and the attendants knew just which types you were looking for. Alterations were a bit pricey and they took my dress is a bit too much. Luckily I was able to go without a corset and the dress still zipped up. I LOVED my dress but was a bit frustrated by how much they took it in. Just be careful when altering.
This is an above average salon. It has large fitting rooms and eager attendants. The dress selection was broad and the Read more...
This is an above average salon. It has large fitting rooms and eager attendants. The dress selection was broad and the attendants knew just which types you were looking for. Alterations were a bit pricey and they took my dress is a bit too much. Luckily I was able to go without a corset and the dress still zipped up. I LOVED my dress but was a bit frustrated by how much they took it in. Just be careful when altering. Read less
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azofchak
Wedding:
9/27/2008
2.0/5.0
I had been to Country Weddings in Hingham and the people there were very nice & helpful- I am petite and they showed me how the dresses would look on me based on my height. If they had a wider selection I would have had no problem buying my dress there.

I went to Yolanda’s because of the wide selection, However my salesperson was not the best & it took a while for her to understand what I was looking for... fould a dress I loved & Yolanda fitted me herself & spouted about how she was friends with the designer & would request a hand-drawn sketch of the dress to be made for me. 6 months later - my dress came in too tight, straps too short & they told me I must have gained weight unbenownst to me. They let out the lining a little bit & ordered new straps & the dress was not cut how the sample was - probably b/c I am short - but they should have showed me how it really would have fit. So i was not a happy camper.

Communication was poor, after 2 months waiting for the new straps I finally called after not hearing from them, my saleswoman said she had called 2 weeks ago... yea well IF she had - then why didn't she try again?

2 months to go I was exercising for an hour at least every night & I lost close to 10 pounds – which was good for me because I looked better than I did when I first ordered the dress and in the end it was even a bit loose on me.

I had no issues with the alteration department, they did not charge me for alterations even when they hemmed the dress up a little bit. Although it didn’t fit me like I had imagined, in the end it worked out great & I felt good about it.
I had been to Country Weddings in Hingham and the people there were very nice & helpful- I am petite and they showed me Read more...
I had been to Country Weddings in Hingham and the people there were very nice & helpful- I am petite and they showed me how the dresses would look on me based on my height. If they had a wider selection I would have had no problem buying my dress there.

I went to Yolanda’s because of the wide selection, However my salesperson was not the best & it took a while for her to understand what I was looking for... fould a dress I loved & Yolanda fitted me herself & spouted about how she was friends with the designer & would request a hand-drawn sketch of the dress to be made for me. 6 months later - my dress came in too tight, straps too short & they told me I must have gained weight unbenownst to me. They let out the lining a little bit & ordered new straps & the dress was not cut how the sample was - probably b/c I am short - but they should have showed me how it really would have fit. So i was not a happy camper.

Communication was poor, after 2 months waiting for the new straps I finally called after not hearing from them, my saleswoman said she had called 2 weeks ago... yea well IF she had - then why didn't she try again?

2 months to go I was exercising for an hour at least every night & I lost close to 10 pounds – which was good for me because I looked better than I did when I first ordered the dress and in the end it was even a bit loose on me.

I had no issues with the alteration department, they did not charge me for alterations even when they hemmed the dress up a little bit. Although it didn’t fit me like I had imagined, in the end it worked out great & I felt good about it. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
4.6/5.0
Yolanda's gets mixed reviews. I can only write about my experience and I had a positive one at their sample sale. The salesperson helping me (Darlene) only pulled dresses that fit my criteria and even discouraged me from trying on another gown I saw that was more expensive. I was shopping by myself so she offered to take a photo for me with my cell phone so I could get a 2nd opinion. I thought this was a nice gesture because a lot of bridal shops didn't allow me to take photos. I love my silk and Swarovski dress. It was on sale for over 75% off so the price ended up being good for me, although normally this place can charge an arm and a leg. The only inconvenience I had here was that I was not given the matching bolero that came with my dress and had to make a special trip to the store to pick it up. Overall a great experience for me, however, Yolanda's is officially closing its doors.
Yolanda's gets mixed reviews. I can only write about my experience and I had a positive one at their sample sale. The Read more...
Yolanda's gets mixed reviews. I can only write about my experience and I had a positive one at their sample sale. The salesperson helping me (Darlene) only pulled dresses that fit my criteria and even discouraged me from trying on another gown I saw that was more expensive. I was shopping by myself so she offered to take a photo for me with my cell phone so I could get a 2nd opinion. I thought this was a nice gesture because a lot of bridal shops didn't allow me to take photos. I love my silk and Swarovski dress. It was on sale for over 75% off so the price ended up being good for me, although normally this place can charge an arm and a leg. The only inconvenience I had here was that I was not given the matching bolero that came with my dress and had to make a special trip to the store to pick it up. Overall a great experience for me, however, Yolanda's is officially closing its doors. Read less
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