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Modern Bride and Formal Shop

Bedford , NH

LOCATION

200 Rte 101
Bedford, NH US 03110 (map)
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ABOUT US

Our new 7,500 square foot location in Bedford has allowed us to become New Hampshire’s premier Bridal Salon. Brides travel from all over New England to experience a relaxing, spacious,... Read more
Our new 7,500 square foot location in Bedford has allowed us to become New Hampshire’s premier Bridal Salon. Brides travel from all over New England to experience a relaxing, spacious, upscale environment while choosing from the region’s largest selection of designer gowns.

Since 1946 Modern Bride and Formal Shop has been a full service, family-owned and operated Bridal Salon offering a range of pricing that meets every bride’s budget. Our philosophy is that brides should be able to find designer bridal gowns without designer prices.

Modern Bride is the Authorized Retailer for over 20 different Designers. We are proud to be the only Bridal Salon in the region to carry the Award Winning designs by Maggie Sottero, Maggie Sottero Destinations, Sottero and Midgley, and Demetrios.

We believe that a Bridal Salon should be more than just about the selections. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and personalized service. Our staff is highly trained in product knowledge, fashion and customer service to ensure that you will be part of an extraordinary experience.

Modern Bride is also the only Bridal Salon which has it’s own on-site Professional Seamstresses ensuring a perfect fit of your gorgeuos gown. There is no need to worry about where to get your gown altered. We want you to not only be happy with the gown you choose but to alos feel and look like the dress was meant for you!

Every bridal gown re-order includes a FREE alteration package. Every dress is labeled indicating what is included in our already low prices. This means you save hundreds in alteration fees and look stunning doing it!

As a Full Service Bridal Shop our services include:
- On-site seamstresses ensuring the best possible fit of your gown
- Free alteration packages on bridal gown re-orders
- Free on-site storage of your gown until your wedding
- 0% interest on any account balance
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INFO FOR DRESS & ATTIRE

Who do you provide services for?
Bride, Bridesmaids, Father of the Bride, Father of the Groom, Flower Girls, Groom, Groomsmen, Mother of the Bride, Mother of the Groom, Ring Bearers
What accessories do you provide?
Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Shoes, Veils

INFO FOR JEWELRY

What kind of jewelry do you offer?
Costume Accessories

REVIEWS

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Jaclyn
Wedding:
10/3/2015
5.0/5.0
I had a wonderful experience at Modern Bride. I had Ashley helping me find my perfect dress and she was so patient and kind. Once I found my dress she shared in my excitement and she felt like she was one of my friends. She was able to answer all of the questions that I had was very professional. She allowed me to take my time to think about each dress that I had on to decide if it was a yes or not. I would definitely recommend Modern Bride and especially Ashley to any bride to be! Thank you so much to Modern Bride and Ashley!
I had a wonderful experience at Modern Bride. I had Ashley helping me find my perfect dress and she was so patient and Read more...
I had a wonderful experience at Modern Bride. I had Ashley helping me find my perfect dress and she was so patient and kind. Once I found my dress she shared in my excitement and she felt like she was one of my friends. She was able to answer all of the questions that I had was very professional. She allowed me to take my time to think about each dress that I had on to decide if it was a yes or not. I would definitely recommend Modern Bride and especially Ashley to any bride to be! Thank you so much to Modern Bride and Ashley! Read less
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Joanna&Justin
Wedding:
6/6/2015
5.0/5.0
I live in Miami right now and will be getting married in NH, so I came in last month to check out the stock they had and ran into Val(bridal consultant) and I explained that I only wanted to look because I would be back the following month to choose a dress with my family. She was so kind and helpful right away and gave me great advice as to what kind of silhouette would look great on my body. I left the shop with peace of mind knowing that Val would be there to take care of me. I went in today with my family just like I said I would, and I was so happy and thankful Val was there to help. She encouraged my family to be involved in the whole process. After all the help and amazing customer service I was able to buy my dress and walk out confident with my choice. Modern Bride was the best experience and I would recommend it to any bride out there looking for their dream dress. You wont regret it!!! Thanks Val you did an amazing job!!!
I live in Miami right now and will be getting married in NH, so I came in last month to check out the stock they had and Read more...
I live in Miami right now and will be getting married in NH, so I came in last month to check out the stock they had and ran into Val(bridal consultant) and I explained that I only wanted to look because I would be back the following month to choose a dress with my family. She was so kind and helpful right away and gave me great advice as to what kind of silhouette would look great on my body. I left the shop with peace of mind knowing that Val would be there to take care of me. I went in today with my family just like I said I would, and I was so happy and thankful Val was there to help. She encouraged my family to be involved in the whole process. After all the help and amazing customer service I was able to buy my dress and walk out confident with my choice. Modern Bride was the best experience and I would recommend it to any bride out there looking for their dream dress. You wont regret it!!! Thanks Val you did an amazing job!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience at Modern Bride. We were left alone to browse the racks and select gowns to try, then Kourtney and Ashley brought in several more dresses based on our evolving preferences. They selected the perfect hair accessories, as well. There was absolutely no pressure! We ultimately found "the dress" at Marry & Tux, also a great salon, but I'd recommend a trip here, too. Have fun!
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience at Modern Bride. We were left alone to browse the racks and select gowns to Read more...
My daughter and I had a wonderful experience at Modern Bride. We were left alone to browse the racks and select gowns to try, then Kourtney and Ashley brought in several more dresses based on our evolving preferences. They selected the perfect hair accessories, as well. There was absolutely no pressure! We ultimately found "the dress" at Marry & Tux, also a great salon, but I'd recommend a trip here, too. Have fun! Read less
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Meredith
Wedding:
12/13/2014
5.0/5.0
Modern Bride was the first shop I went to to look for my wedding dress. My consultant was Courtney, who was wonderful! I arrived knowing exactly what I wanted but, of course fell in love with something very different. Courtney was very patient and helpful in guiding myself and my family in the right direction. Courtney is a star!
Modern Bride was the first shop I went to to look for my wedding dress. My consultant was Courtney, who was wonderful! I Read more...
Modern Bride was the first shop I went to to look for my wedding dress. My consultant was Courtney, who was wonderful! I arrived knowing exactly what I wanted but, of course fell in love with something very different. Courtney was very patient and helpful in guiding myself and my family in the right direction. Courtney is a star! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
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5.0/5.0
I had been engaged for 11 months before I even attempted dress shopping. I was very concerned about being able to find a dress that flattered me and also didn't want to spend a significant portion of my budget on the dress. I also didn't really believe in this "bridal moment" that people talk about when finding "the dress." As you can tell, I wasn't your typical excited bride-to-be when I walked into Modern Bride & Formal Shop. That all changed 2 hours later when I walked out having purchased the first dress I tried on. My experience was great and much of that was attributable to my consultant, Odessa. I explained to her some of my concerns and not only was she understanding, but she was able to make recommendations that demonstrated that she had listened to what I had said. In fact, the dress I purchased was selected by her! Never did I feel pressured; I felt like I had a friend helping me to pick a dress within my budget and that I felt beautiful in. She was also helpful in identifying accessories for my dress. I really felt like she understood me and my style/vision. I can't wait until my fitting and also plan to use the shop for my alterations. Keep in mind - I live 2 hours away, out of state from the shop!
I had been engaged for 11 months before I even attempted dress shopping. I was very concerned about being able to find a Read more...
I had been engaged for 11 months before I even attempted dress shopping. I was very concerned about being able to find a dress that flattered me and also didn't want to spend a significant portion of my budget on the dress. I also didn't really believe in this "bridal moment" that people talk about when finding "the dress." As you can tell, I wasn't your typical excited bride-to-be when I walked into Modern Bride & Formal Shop. That all changed 2 hours later when I walked out having purchased the first dress I tried on. My experience was great and much of that was attributable to my consultant, Odessa. I explained to her some of my concerns and not only was she understanding, but she was able to make recommendations that demonstrated that she had listened to what I had said. In fact, the dress I purchased was selected by her! Never did I feel pressured; I felt like I had a friend helping me to pick a dress within my budget and that I felt beautiful in. She was also helpful in identifying accessories for my dress. I really felt like she understood me and my style/vision. I can't wait until my fitting and also plan to use the shop for my alterations. Keep in mind - I live 2 hours away, out of state from the shop! Read less
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Lexy
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
I had previously been to two other shops and couldn't find what I was looking for. I had found a beautiful gown online and I had found that Modern Bride was a Maggie Sottero retailer. I wasn't too sure if they would have this particular dress in shop but I definitely wanted to find out. I went with some really close friends and I met Odessa. She was very friendly and outgoing and when I was explaining to her which dress I was looking for they had just got it in the shop. I was so excited and couldn't wait to try it on. I fell in LOVE with the gown but decided to hold off. I just went back to the shop the weekend of the trunk show and I had to put it on again..I talked it over with Odessa and she suggested some different veils and headpieces. I really didn't even want to take off the dress and that's when I knew I just had to have it for my very special day. I can't wait for it to come in to try it on again and visit Odessa and Modern Bride to make sure everything is okay and to pick out my headpiece and veil. I had the most amazing experience and I really can't thank Odessa enough. I will definitely recommend Modern Bride to family and friends that are looking or will look for their wedding gowns.
I had previously been to two other shops and couldn't find what I was looking for. I had found a beautiful gown online and Read more...
I had previously been to two other shops and couldn't find what I was looking for. I had found a beautiful gown online and I had found that Modern Bride was a Maggie Sottero retailer. I wasn't too sure if they would have this particular dress in shop but I definitely wanted to find out. I went with some really close friends and I met Odessa. She was very friendly and outgoing and when I was explaining to her which dress I was looking for they had just got it in the shop. I was so excited and couldn't wait to try it on. I fell in LOVE with the gown but decided to hold off. I just went back to the shop the weekend of the trunk show and I had to put it on again..I talked it over with Odessa and she suggested some different veils and headpieces. I really didn't even want to take off the dress and that's when I knew I just had to have it for my very special day. I can't wait for it to come in to try it on again and visit Odessa and Modern Bride to make sure everything is okay and to pick out my headpiece and veil. I had the most amazing experience and I really can't thank Odessa enough. I will definitely recommend Modern Bride to family and friends that are looking or will look for their wedding gowns. Read less
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Future Mrs. D
Wedding:
10/18/2014
5.0/5.0
Modern Bride was the first place I went dress shopping. My best friend recommended it for low pressure sales and normal shopping experience. Odessa was "my girl" and she was so sweet. She remembered my best friend and commented on how we have the same body language and expressions. Pretty sharp to remember those little details! Genuinely interested in making me happy not just liking what I liked and disliking what I disliked. I work in the service industry and to see how good she was only asking my name once and then using it throughout the fitting. The third dress was the charm! I was the only customer in the store so I had the attention of another sales lady(perhaps the manager) very nice, who came and put a beautiful head piece on me that I never thought I would want... it looked beautiful.

The theme of the sales people, I gathered, was "YOU have to LOVE YOUR dress, we are just here to help." All in all great sales experience and I hope with all of my heart it continues throughout the arrival, fittings, and pickup process. I will do a follow up review once all is said and done. Thanks MB
Modern Bride was the first place I went dress shopping. My best friend recommended it for low pressure sales and normal Read more...
Modern Bride was the first place I went dress shopping. My best friend recommended it for low pressure sales and normal shopping experience. Odessa was "my girl" and she was so sweet. She remembered my best friend and commented on how we have the same body language and expressions. Pretty sharp to remember those little details! Genuinely interested in making me happy not just liking what I liked and disliking what I disliked. I work in the service industry and to see how good she was only asking my name once and then using it throughout the fitting. The third dress was the charm! I was the only customer in the store so I had the attention of another sales lady(perhaps the manager) very nice, who came and put a beautiful head piece on me that I never thought I would want... it looked beautiful.

The theme of the sales people, I gathered, was "YOU have to LOVE YOUR dress, we are just here to help." All in all great sales experience and I hope with all of my heart it continues throughout the arrival, fittings, and pickup process. I will do a follow up review once all is said and done. Thanks MB Read less
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Maeghan
Wedding:
10/4/2014
5.0/5.0
This store is fabulous!

It was chaotic and busy when we were there (which was a true testament to their vast selection of both bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses alike). Despite the busy afternoon, everyone was SO incredibly helpful, happy, personable, and knowledgeable about everything in the store.

I will suggest all my friends shop here when their time comes!
This store is fabulous!

It was chaotic and busy when we were there (which was a true testament to their vast Read more...
This store is fabulous!

It was chaotic and busy when we were there (which was a true testament to their vast selection of both bridal gowns and bridesmaids dresses alike). Despite the busy afternoon, everyone was SO incredibly helpful, happy, personable, and knowledgeable about everything in the store.

I will suggest all my friends shop here when their time comes! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I am so happy with my experience at Modern Bride! From the very first moment I stepped into the shop, the staff has been nothing but accommodating and extremely kind. Courtney was my consultant both times that I tried on dresses. I came by myself the first time I tried on dresses at the shop and Courtney was more than willing to act as a stand-in bridesmaid/friend/family member to make me feel comfortable! She provided me with compliments, opinions and even took photos of me in all of the dresses I tried on! The second time I came to try on more dresses with my mom, Courtney was just as wonderful as the first time! She answered all my moms questions thoroughly and was able to provide us with details about every dress. I ended up finding and purchasing the dress of my dreams through Modern Bride! I am so excited to continue to work with this amazing staff when returning for my own fittings, as well as for my bridal party. Courtney and the other staff members never pressured me into making decisions or made me feel overwhelmed in any way. I could always tell that their words and actions were genuine and they truly wanted me to find the dress of my dreams. I would recommend Modern Bride to ANYONE!!! :)
I am so happy with my experience at Modern Bride! From the very first moment I stepped into the shop, the staff has been Read more...
I am so happy with my experience at Modern Bride! From the very first moment I stepped into the shop, the staff has been nothing but accommodating and extremely kind. Courtney was my consultant both times that I tried on dresses. I came by myself the first time I tried on dresses at the shop and Courtney was more than willing to act as a stand-in bridesmaid/friend/family member to make me feel comfortable! She provided me with compliments, opinions and even took photos of me in all of the dresses I tried on! The second time I came to try on more dresses with my mom, Courtney was just as wonderful as the first time! She answered all my moms questions thoroughly and was able to provide us with details about every dress. I ended up finding and purchasing the dress of my dreams through Modern Bride! I am so excited to continue to work with this amazing staff when returning for my own fittings, as well as for my bridal party. Courtney and the other staff members never pressured me into making decisions or made me feel overwhelmed in any way. I could always tell that their words and actions were genuine and they truly wanted me to find the dress of my dreams. I would recommend Modern Bride to ANYONE!!! :) Read less
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Karen
Wedding:
9/27/2014
5.0/5.0
My daughter and I recently started the process of finding her dream dress for her wedding. We had already been to Concord and to Nashua. The associate helping us in Nashua was rude, would not listen to what my daughter wanted. She brought her dressess that made her look like she was 45 years old and three times her actual size. She rolled her eyes when she did not make a sale. Concord was not as bad, except you have to pay in full the day you buy, which is difficult for most people. When we walked into Modern Bride in Bedford NH, we welcomed by Val Reilly. We expressed our concerns to her re: our first two stores. She listened and heard what we were telling her. She brought out the most beautiful dress that was "the one", and also put it on hold for two days until we came up with deposit. Val was so wonderful to work with and was a breath of fresh air after the day that we had! THANK YOU VAL !
My daughter and I recently started the process of finding her dream dress for her wedding. We had already been to Concord Read more...
My daughter and I recently started the process of finding her dream dress for her wedding. We had already been to Concord and to Nashua. The associate helping us in Nashua was rude, would not listen to what my daughter wanted. She brought her dressess that made her look like she was 45 years old and three times her actual size. She rolled her eyes when she did not make a sale. Concord was not as bad, except you have to pay in full the day you buy, which is difficult for most people. When we walked into Modern Bride in Bedford NH, we welcomed by Val Reilly. We expressed our concerns to her re: our first two stores. She listened and heard what we were telling her. She brought out the most beautiful dress that was "the one", and also put it on hold for two days until we came up with deposit. Val was so wonderful to work with and was a breath of fresh air after the day that we had! THANK YOU VAL ! Read less
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Leah
Wedding:
9/21/2014
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience looking for my wedding dress at Modern Bride! Val really listened to what I wanted and found my dream dress! I will go back to look for my bridesmaids dresses!
I had a great experience looking for my wedding dress at Modern Bride! Val really listened to what I wanted and found my Read more...
I had a great experience looking for my wedding dress at Modern Bride! Val really listened to what I wanted and found my dream dress! I will go back to look for my bridesmaids dresses! Read less
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Melissa
Wedding:
9/12/2014
5.0/5.0
I visited Modern Bride after a failed first attempt at a "highly praised" bridal shop on the seacoast. When I walked into MB it was immediately more comfortable and welcoming and less intimidating than my previous experience. I was not going expecting to find a dress that day, simply to look, try on other styles and see what style was drawing me in. My consultant Debbie was quick to help narrow down some styles I like, and some I didn't just by conversing through simple conversation. I had told her that I wasn't sure what I wanted, and that I was the most indecisive person she may meet that day, or ever. After about the 5th or 6th dress, she suggested I try on a full lace dress with some subtle sparkle (even though I had suggested it probably wouldn't be my style when we first met). I also told Debbie that I wasn't going to be the girl to cry over "the dress" or any dress for that matter. When I put on her pick, I immediately smiled and knew that that was it! I showed my mom, and she started to cry. Seeing myself in that dress brought me CLOSE to tears, but I knew that was as close as I would get. I knew it was the dress for me. I didn't want to take it off. I brought my sister and best friend back the following day to seek their opinion (even though I knew I would be purchasing it regardless), and fell in love with it all over. Debbie was such a wonderful help to me, and really made my whole experience less intimidating and FUN. Her easy-going attitude and talent for zoning in on the "perfect dress" was right on. She made me feel at home, put absolutely no pressure on me, and really helped me to figure out my style. My mom absolutely adored her and valued her input on suggestions for mother of the bride dresses as well. We will be visiting MB again for bridesmaids dresses and much more! Thanks to you all and especially to Debbie for your time and your talent in finding me my perfect dress!
I visited Modern Bride after a failed first attempt at a "highly praised" bridal shop on the seacoast. When I walked into Read more...
I visited Modern Bride after a failed first attempt at a "highly praised" bridal shop on the seacoast. When I walked into MB it was immediately more comfortable and welcoming and less intimidating than my previous experience. I was not going expecting to find a dress that day, simply to look, try on other styles and see what style was drawing me in. My consultant Debbie was quick to help narrow down some styles I like, and some I didn't just by conversing through simple conversation. I had told her that I wasn't sure what I wanted, and that I was the most indecisive person she may meet that day, or ever. After about the 5th or 6th dress, she suggested I try on a full lace dress with some subtle sparkle (even though I had suggested it probably wouldn't be my style when we first met). I also told Debbie that I wasn't going to be the girl to cry over "the dress" or any dress for that matter. When I put on her pick, I immediately smiled and knew that that was it! I showed my mom, and she started to cry. Seeing myself in that dress brought me CLOSE to tears, but I knew that was as close as I would get. I knew it was the dress for me. I didn't want to take it off. I brought my sister and best friend back the following day to seek their opinion (even though I knew I would be purchasing it regardless), and fell in love with it all over. Debbie was such a wonderful help to me, and really made my whole experience less intimidating and FUN. Her easy-going attitude and talent for zoning in on the "perfect dress" was right on. She made me feel at home, put absolutely no pressure on me, and really helped me to figure out my style. My mom absolutely adored her and valued her input on suggestions for mother of the bride dresses as well. We will be visiting MB again for bridesmaids dresses and much more! Thanks to you all and especially to Debbie for your time and your talent in finding me my perfect dress! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I just wanted to say thank you to Charlene for a great first experience dress shopping . My family and I enjoyed it greatly . It was a nice low key environment although it was very busy we still felt comfortable. I tried on 6-7 dresses and it ended up being Charlene's pick . I was very surprised how much I fell in love with the dress :) . Odessa was also very helpful too . I will highly recommend this shop to future brides
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I just wanted to say thank you to Charlene for a great first experience dress shopping . My family and I enjoyed it greatly . It was a nice low key environment although it was very busy we still felt comfortable. I tried on 6-7 dresses and it ended up being Charlene's pick . I was very surprised how much I fell in love with the dress :) . Odessa was also very helpful too . I will highly recommend this shop to future brides Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
This was my first time using Modern Bride, but one of my friends referred me to this boutique because she has had nothing but great experiences with this shop. I can honestly say I LOVED this store!! They had a great selection and there staff is very friendly. As soon as I walked in I was greeted immediately by Val (an employee) and from there she helped me with everything, from trying on numerous dresses to picking the perfect gown. Val was extremely kind, friendly, and helpful (as I am sure all of their employees are at this boutique). I would most definitely recommend this store to anyone who is looking for prom dresses, wedding gowns, bridal parties, etc. Overall I had an awesome experience and cannot wait to go back for my fittings and alterations because I know I will get great customer service. Thank you Modern Bride and most importantly thank you Val!
This was my first time using Modern Bride, but one of my friends referred me to this boutique because she has had nothing Read more...
This was my first time using Modern Bride, but one of my friends referred me to this boutique because she has had nothing but great experiences with this shop. I can honestly say I LOVED this store!! They had a great selection and there staff is very friendly. As soon as I walked in I was greeted immediately by Val (an employee) and from there she helped me with everything, from trying on numerous dresses to picking the perfect gown. Val was extremely kind, friendly, and helpful (as I am sure all of their employees are at this boutique). I would most definitely recommend this store to anyone who is looking for prom dresses, wedding gowns, bridal parties, etc. Overall I had an awesome experience and cannot wait to go back for my fittings and alterations because I know I will get great customer service. Thank you Modern Bride and most importantly thank you Val! Read less
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Caitlin
Wedding:
8/8/2014
5.0/5.0
I had such a wonderful experience at Modern Bride. This was the first bridal shop I visited and it also ended up being the only one I went to. Odessa was absolutely wonderful to work with, so helpful and kind, and she really made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. I love how Modern Bride allows you to see the collections and pick out dresses to try on. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

Thank you for helping me find my dress!!!
I had such a wonderful experience at Modern Bride. This was the first bridal shop I visited and it also ended up being the Read more...
I had such a wonderful experience at Modern Bride. This was the first bridal shop I visited and it also ended up being the only one I went to. Odessa was absolutely wonderful to work with, so helpful and kind, and she really made me feel comfortable throughout the whole process. I love how Modern Bride allows you to see the collections and pick out dresses to try on. I couldn't have asked for a better experience.

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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I found my dress at Modern Bride, the staff was very polite and helpful. Cassie was great to work with and remembered me by name, each time I came in. It was such a great experience.
I found my dress at Modern Bride, the staff was very polite and helpful. Cassie was great to work with and remembered me Read more...
I found my dress at Modern Bride, the staff was very polite and helpful. Cassie was great to work with and remembered me by name, each time I came in. It was such a great experience. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
Kyle was extremely helpful in finding my wedding dress. It was low-pressure and an enjoyable experience. She was well versed in her knowledge of the shop and made the whole experience wonderful. The value was wonderful as well.
Kyle was extremely helpful in finding my wedding dress. It was low-pressure and an enjoyable experience. She was well Read more...
Kyle was extremely helpful in finding my wedding dress. It was low-pressure and an enjoyable experience. She was well versed in her knowledge of the shop and made the whole experience wonderful. The value was wonderful as well. Read less
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Debbie
Wedding:
7/19/2014
5.0/5.0
I used Modern Bride for my wedding gown, bridesmaids dresses, my jewelry, bridesmaids jewelry, tuxedos and invitations. I am positive I would not have had my perfect wedding without the help from the exceptional staff of Modern Bride. My gown was perfect, bridesmaid dresses perfect, jewelry perfect, tuxes perfect, invitations flawless. The staff went above and beyond. I was actually a little sad the day that I went to pick up my dress before my wedding knowing that my visits to Modern Bride would soon be coming to an end :(
I used Modern Bride for my wedding gown, bridesmaids dresses, my jewelry, bridesmaids jewelry, tuxedos and invitations. I Read more...
I used Modern Bride for my wedding gown, bridesmaids dresses, my jewelry, bridesmaids jewelry, tuxedos and invitations. I am positive I would not have had my perfect wedding without the help from the exceptional staff of Modern Bride. My gown was perfect, bridesmaid dresses perfect, jewelry perfect, tuxes perfect, invitations flawless. The staff went above and beyond. I was actually a little sad the day that I went to pick up my dress before my wedding knowing that my visits to Modern Bride would soon be coming to an end :( Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
After going to another bridal store and finding a dress that I liked, I wanted to see what else was out there especially after having a first dress shopping experience to be rather painful. I was greeting by Odessa and she made the whole dress shopping experience a breeze. Odessa was able to answer all of my questions and worked with me and my budget. I am very happy to say that I said YES to the dress! And a special thanks to Odessa for making it a wonderful experience.
After going to another bridal store and finding a dress that I liked, I wanted to see what else was out there especially Read more...
After going to another bridal store and finding a dress that I liked, I wanted to see what else was out there especially after having a first dress shopping experience to be rather painful. I was greeting by Odessa and she made the whole dress shopping experience a breeze. Odessa was able to answer all of my questions and worked with me and my budget. I am very happy to say that I said YES to the dress! And a special thanks to Odessa for making it a wonderful experience. Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I purchased all of my bridesmaid dresses at Modern Bride. Three of my bridesmaids live in CA. and Modern Bride was very helpful in shipping the dresses to them for alterations in CA. Very happy with their service
I purchased all of my bridesmaid dresses at Modern Bride. Three of my bridesmaids live in CA. and Modern Bride was very Read more...
I purchased all of my bridesmaid dresses at Modern Bride. Three of my bridesmaids live in CA. and Modern Bride was very helpful in shipping the dresses to them for alterations in CA. Very happy with their service Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Amazing service and loved Odessa. She was such a huge help with picking out my dress and the other ladies had great advice as well. Highly recommend!!
Amazing service and loved Odessa. She was such a huge help with picking out my dress and the other ladies had great advice Read more...
Amazing service and loved Odessa. She was such a huge help with picking out my dress and the other ladies had great advice as well. Highly recommend!! Read less
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Julia
Wedding:
5/17/2014
5.0/5.0
The staff here was always so nice when I came in! I'm sure they get tons of brides coming through, but everyone took the time to tell me I looked great in my dress. :) It was convenient to get the alterations and pressing done at the same location. I recommend going in to look--I found "the one" on my first visit here!
The staff here was always so nice when I came in! I'm sure they get tons of brides coming through, but everyone took the Read more...
The staff here was always so nice when I came in! I'm sure they get tons of brides coming through, but everyone took the time to tell me I looked great in my dress. :) It was convenient to get the alterations and pressing done at the same location. I recommend going in to look--I found "the one" on my first visit here! Read less
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Kristin
Wedding:
4/19/2014
5.0/5.0
In search of the perfect wedding gown, I went to my fair share of bridal boutiques before entering Modern Bride in Bedford, NH. I traveled about 1 1/2 hours to get there, making the trip since my sister lives in NH. My sister and I went in and I was immediately impressed with this store. It is so cute, has an enormous selection, and the people are so friendly. Odessa found me the PERFECT dress. She was beyond helpful and just so sweet. She made my sister and I feel comfortable and relaxed the entire time. I bought the dress on the spot. I recently went back to try the dress on for my mom and she saw me and greeted me by name. I know it's a small thing, but for her to remember my name and remember which dress/headband/veil I was there to try on without having to consult a computer speaks volumes to her professionalism and dedication. I am so happy that I went in to the store and would recommend this shop - with Odessa's help, to anyone looking for a personalized, relaxing, and fantastic dress-shopping experience!
In search of the perfect wedding gown, I went to my fair share of bridal boutiques before entering Modern Bride in Read more...
In search of the perfect wedding gown, I went to my fair share of bridal boutiques before entering Modern Bride in Bedford, NH. I traveled about 1 1/2 hours to get there, making the trip since my sister lives in NH. My sister and I went in and I was immediately impressed with this store. It is so cute, has an enormous selection, and the people are so friendly. Odessa found me the PERFECT dress. She was beyond helpful and just so sweet. She made my sister and I feel comfortable and relaxed the entire time. I bought the dress on the spot. I recently went back to try the dress on for my mom and she saw me and greeted me by name. I know it's a small thing, but for her to remember my name and remember which dress/headband/veil I was there to try on without having to consult a computer speaks volumes to her professionalism and dedication. I am so happy that I went in to the store and would recommend this shop - with Odessa's help, to anyone looking for a personalized, relaxing, and fantastic dress-shopping experience! Read less
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Mandy
Wedding:
3/29/2014
5.0/5.0
Ashley was phenomenal!! She took the initiative to get dresses (bridesmaids), listened to what I was looking for!!! She has a great eye and picked a dress i never would've looked twice at...and it was the ONE!! Both the bride and I loved it...and it was on sale!! Can't thank Ashley enough!!
Ashley was phenomenal!! She took the initiative to get dresses (bridesmaids), listened to what I was looking for!!! She Read more...
Ashley was phenomenal!! She took the initiative to get dresses (bridesmaids), listened to what I was looking for!!! She has a great eye and picked a dress i never would've looked twice at...and it was the ONE!! Both the bride and I loved it...and it was on sale!! Can't thank Ashley enough!! Read less
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Koalawala
Wedding:
5/19/2007
5.0/5.0
A++++++++ I’ll clear the bias right now…MB is owned by my family and my mother has worked there for 26 years and was my salesperson and I got star treatment so I’m not sure I can write a fair review, however, my dress (Maggie Sottero Grace) fit me perfectly, the hem length was just right and I was in love with my bustle. I was able to get fittings in during the evening after which was very convenient for me. I was also fortunate to find my MOH’s (and only bridesmaid) gown on the sale rack for $25. The tuxes came out great with no issues and it was convenient to be able to give them all to mom to return =)
A++++++++ Ill clear the bias right nowMB is owned by my family and my mother has worked there for 26 years and was my Read more...
A++++++++ I’ll clear the bias right now…MB is owned by my family and my mother has worked there for 26 years and was my salesperson and I got star treatment so I’m not sure I can write a fair review, however, my dress (Maggie Sottero Grace) fit me perfectly, the hem length was just right and I was in love with my bustle. I was able to get fittings in during the evening after which was very convenient for me. I was also fortunate to find my MOH’s (and only bridesmaid) gown on the sale rack for $25. The tuxes came out great with no issues and it was convenient to be able to give them all to mom to return =) Read less
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Danae
Wedding:
11/24/2013
5.0/5.0
I have purchased my wedding gown, bridesmaids dresses and tux rentals all from Modern Bride. The reason I continue to come back is due to the fact that my first experience there (the search for my wedding gown) was a dream and left a lasting impression.
Odessa is absolutely wonderful. She does not make you feel like you are just another bride coming in to purchase a dress - she makes you feel more like an old girlfriend. She is very personable, is good at what she does, and overall made the experience a lot of fun. Not to mention the first dress she pulled (based on the brief description I provided) ended up being the one!
Also, she always remembers who I am and addresses me by my first name (and I have a difficult name to remember!) when I come into the store. You just don't see that kind of service anymore... and although it may seem like small gesture, it speaks volumes of her service and professionalism.
I can honestly say that my dress is probably the most stress free item of my entire wedding because I know that I am in such trustworthy hands. Thank you Modern Bride : )
I have purchased my wedding gown, bridesmaids dresses and tux rentals all from Modern Bride. The reason I continue to come Read more...
I have purchased my wedding gown, bridesmaids dresses and tux rentals all from Modern Bride. The reason I continue to come back is due to the fact that my first experience there (the search for my wedding gown) was a dream and left a lasting impression.
Odessa is absolutely wonderful. She does not make you feel like you are just another bride coming in to purchase a dress - she makes you feel more like an old girlfriend. She is very personable, is good at what she does, and overall made the experience a lot of fun. Not to mention the first dress she pulled (based on the brief description I provided) ended up being the one!
Also, she always remembers who I am and addresses me by my first name (and I have a difficult name to remember!) when I come into the store. You just don't see that kind of service anymore... and although it may seem like small gesture, it speaks volumes of her service and professionalism.
I can honestly say that my dress is probably the most stress free item of my entire wedding because I know that I am in such trustworthy hands. Thank you Modern Bride : ) Read less
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Theresa
Wedding:
11/16/2013
5.0/5.0
I have been planning my wedding since this past January. I am getting married this fall. I am very please with Modern Bride more specifically Odessa! She has been wonderful in helping me with my dress, my bridesmaids, flower girls, and my mother. I would say my wedding party as well as myself are all very picky, but Odessa made it very easy and free of stress for all of us. She always makes a point to come over and see how the dress is fitting and my expressions, even while I was getting my alterations done (not her department). I would highly recommend Modern Bride, and Odessa for your wedding attire/jewelry, they have been a pleasure to work with!
I have been planning my wedding since this past January. I am getting married this fall. I am very please with Modern Read more...
I have been planning my wedding since this past January. I am getting married this fall. I am very please with Modern Bride more specifically Odessa! She has been wonderful in helping me with my dress, my bridesmaids, flower girls, and my mother. I would say my wedding party as well as myself are all very picky, but Odessa made it very easy and free of stress for all of us. She always makes a point to come over and see how the dress is fitting and my expressions, even while I was getting my alterations done (not her department). I would highly recommend Modern Bride, and Odessa for your wedding attire/jewelry, they have been a pleasure to work with! Read less
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Jennifer
Wedding:
10/10/2013
5.0/5.0
I had a great experience with this boutique buying my wedding dress as did my mother buying her mother-of-the-bride dress. My sister-in-law had referred them to me since she has also had a fantastic experience in the past. Their pricing beat the other boutiques that I had met and they were very professional, down to earth and not stuffy like some of the others. Our consultant, Odessa, very just an overall helpful and genuine person. The store is very spacious as well. Their follow-up and customer service was fantastic followed by a thank you from our consultant sent to my home after purchasing the dress and a follow-up email from the owner upon the purchase as well. I would definitely recommend them.
I had a great experience with this boutique buying my wedding dress as did my mother buying her mother-of-the-bride dress. Read more...
I had a great experience with this boutique buying my wedding dress as did my mother buying her mother-of-the-bride dress. My sister-in-law had referred them to me since she has also had a fantastic experience in the past. Their pricing beat the other boutiques that I had met and they were very professional, down to earth and not stuffy like some of the others. Our consultant, Odessa, very just an overall helpful and genuine person. The store is very spacious as well. Their follow-up and customer service was fantastic followed by a thank you from our consultant sent to my home after purchasing the dress and a follow-up email from the owner upon the purchase as well. I would definitely recommend them. Read less
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Starbuck
Wedding:
10/6/2013
5.0/5.0
Modern Bride is definitely a great place to go for excellent selection, top lines and courteous service.

You could say that I've done my dress "growing up" with this shop as I got my first dress from them as a flower girl when I was 11 back on Elm Street in Manchester. Since then, I got my prom gown, some bridesmaid dresses over the years, a gown for my first wedding (the marriage didn't work, but the dress was fabulous!), and now, a gown for my second wedding.

I continue to go back because they have always been warm and respectful to myself, my family and friends. I appreciate that they remember me.

Since being a bridesmaid for other weddings, I've been to several other bridal shops in NH and some in CA and I think the things I appreciate the most about Modern Bride is that I don't need an appointment, I can try on as many dresses as I want, I can take photos, and that they had stock dresses in larger sizes for me to try on.

For my own wedding dress visit – I was particularly excited when Debbie made a quick change of accessories that really made the dress I ordered look amazing (so simple!) and helped me to get an idea of the color I was ordering the dress in by showing me a similar one stocked in that color. I felt like I was the only person in the store.

My dress was a success. I had gained some weight before the wedding and they smoothed it out with excellent alterations. I got a few comments from guests on how nice my bustle was!
Modern Bride is definitely a great place to go for excellent selection, top lines and courteous service.

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Modern Bride is definitely a great place to go for excellent selection, top lines and courteous service.

You could say that I've done my dress "growing up" with this shop as I got my first dress from them as a flower girl when I was 11 back on Elm Street in Manchester. Since then, I got my prom gown, some bridesmaid dresses over the years, a gown for my first wedding (the marriage didn't work, but the dress was fabulous!), and now, a gown for my second wedding.

I continue to go back because they have always been warm and respectful to myself, my family and friends. I appreciate that they remember me.

Since being a bridesmaid for other weddings, I've been to several other bridal shops in NH and some in CA and I think the things I appreciate the most about Modern Bride is that I don't need an appointment, I can try on as many dresses as I want, I can take photos, and that they had stock dresses in larger sizes for me to try on.

For my own wedding dress visit – I was particularly excited when Debbie made a quick change of accessories that really made the dress I ordered look amazing (so simple!) and helped me to get an idea of the color I was ordering the dress in by showing me a similar one stocked in that color. I felt like I was the only person in the store.

My dress was a success. I had gained some weight before the wedding and they smoothed it out with excellent alterations. I got a few comments from guests on how nice my bustle was! Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
10/4/2013
5.0/5.0
I have had such a great experience with Modern Bride and a lot of that is due to working with Odessa! I went into Modern Bride on a very busy Saturday with 8 people - my mother, aunt, cousin, futurer sister and lots of friends. They were all pulling dresses for me to try on and Odessa had to keep them from overwhemling me - which did happen. I am very indecisive and after a bunch of dresses - Odessa had one in mind for me and that was the one I ended up going with! She is really great at figuring out what you like and fitting those needs and ideas into the perfect dress. She made the experience so much fun! She is like an old friend- makes you feel comfortable and you have a great time. I also got my invations at Modern Bride and have received many compliments on them and the process was very easy. Overall - I great shop with a large selection and products and really amazing people that work there and genuinely want to help you.
I have had such a great experience with Modern Bride and a lot of that is due to working with Odessa! I went into Modern Read more...
I have had such a great experience with Modern Bride and a lot of that is due to working with Odessa! I went into Modern Bride on a very busy Saturday with 8 people - my mother, aunt, cousin, futurer sister and lots of friends. They were all pulling dresses for me to try on and Odessa had to keep them from overwhemling me - which did happen. I am very indecisive and after a bunch of dresses - Odessa had one in mind for me and that was the one I ended up going with! She is really great at figuring out what you like and fitting those needs and ideas into the perfect dress. She made the experience so much fun! She is like an old friend- makes you feel comfortable and you have a great time. I also got my invations at Modern Bride and have received many compliments on them and the process was very easy. Overall - I great shop with a large selection and products and really amazing people that work there and genuinely want to help you. Read less
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Sarah
Wedding:
9/26/2013
5.0/5.0
I don't consider myself a picky person, but I definitely consider myself an indecisive person. I had an idea of what I thought I wanted, and also asked my group of people to each come up with an idea of what they thought I would best in. Walking into the shop, we were immediately greeted by two lovely faces! After telling Odessa my future wedding plans and what I thought I would like for a dress, she simply walked us to an area and basically said go for it. I liked that I got to look for my own dress and also had her helping. Once I started trying dresses on, and Odessa figured out what I liked and didn't like, she knew the perfect dress for me! before we knew it she was gone and back with the perfect gown! I couldn't believe how much I actually liked a dress at the first place I went to, and we ended up buying the dress! About a week after that visit, I received a hand written thank you note from Odessa! I thought this was the cutest touch! To be so personable and then take the time to write a letter to me! I can barely get my Christmas cards out on time!The store from that point on has been great with fittings for me and even offering to measure my fiance for his suit for our destination wedding (even though he won't be able to rent from them) and send the measurements to where ever we end up getting it from! I can't wait to go back and see everyone and pick up my gown!! Thank you to Odessa for being an amazing help for this indecisive girl, and everyone there for being so great!
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I don't consider myself a picky person, but I definitely consider myself an indecisive person. I had an idea of what I thought I wanted, and also asked my group of people to each come up with an idea of what they thought I would best in. Walking into the shop, we were immediately greeted by two lovely faces! After telling Odessa my future wedding plans and what I thought I would like for a dress, she simply walked us to an area and basically said go for it. I liked that I got to look for my own dress and also had her helping. Once I started trying dresses on, and Odessa figured out what I liked and didn't like, she knew the perfect dress for me! before we knew it she was gone and back with the perfect gown! I couldn't believe how much I actually liked a dress at the first place I went to, and we ended up buying the dress! About a week after that visit, I received a hand written thank you note from Odessa! I thought this was the cutest touch! To be so personable and then take the time to write a letter to me! I can barely get my Christmas cards out on time!The store from that point on has been great with fittings for me and even offering to measure my fiance for his suit for our destination wedding (even though he won't be able to rent from them) and send the measurements to where ever we end up getting it from! I can't wait to go back and see everyone and pick up my gown!! Thank you to Odessa for being an amazing help for this indecisive girl, and everyone there for being so great! Read less
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kaye
Wedding:
9/21/2013
5.0/5.0
FANTASTIC! I went there one day with my mom, MOH and future mother in law, we went through so many dresses and the sales associates were on top of providing feedback and suggestions without being pushy. They were great about the MANY dresses I tried on and gave their honest opinions, they all made me feel at ease. They allowed my mom to take as many pictures as she wanted (many other shops don't allow this), this was great because after going to about 5 different dress stores and trying on close to 50 dresses they all became a blur so being able to look back at pictures was a huge help. I left the shop undecided but with a few favorites, again the sales associates were gracious and not pushy and encouraged me to call with any questions. I ended up returning the next day (which happened to be when Hurricane Sandy hit), I went just with my mom and when we got there the weather was just starting to get worse, Odessa was the only person in the shop and was upbeat and pleasant. When we asked if we should leave because of the storm she simply said no and that as long as the power stayed on we could stay as long as we wanted. Odessa asked if I wanted to try on some of my prior favorite dresses, I had a change of heart and decided I wanted to start my search from scratch, expecting her to give me an eye roll or a huff and puff like other stores did, she instead looked at me with a smile and said "Great! Let's start looking!" I tried on a bunch of dresses and eventually found 'the one'. As soon as I looked at it, I said yup this is it! I have since been in multiple times to get a veil and jewelry and they have been nothing but amazing. I got a handwritten letter from Odessa after I found my dress saying what a pleasure it was to work with me and how happy she was for me, this was such a thoughtful and personal touch, it made you feel like more than just a number or just another bride. The seamstress there worked magic! Don't waste your time.. Just go to Modern Bride!
FANTASTIC! I went there one day with my mom, MOH and future mother in law, we went through so many dresses and the sales Read more...
FANTASTIC! I went there one day with my mom, MOH and future mother in law, we went through so many dresses and the sales associates were on top of providing feedback and suggestions without being pushy. They were great about the MANY dresses I tried on and gave their honest opinions, they all made me feel at ease. They allowed my mom to take as many pictures as she wanted (many other shops don't allow this), this was great because after going to about 5 different dress stores and trying on close to 50 dresses they all became a blur so being able to look back at pictures was a huge help. I left the shop undecided but with a few favorites, again the sales associates were gracious and not pushy and encouraged me to call with any questions. I ended up returning the next day (which happened to be when Hurricane Sandy hit), I went just with my mom and when we got there the weather was just starting to get worse, Odessa was the only person in the shop and was upbeat and pleasant. When we asked if we should leave because of the storm she simply said no and that as long as the power stayed on we could stay as long as we wanted. Odessa asked if I wanted to try on some of my prior favorite dresses, I had a change of heart and decided I wanted to start my search from scratch, expecting her to give me an eye roll or a huff and puff like other stores did, she instead looked at me with a smile and said "Great! Let's start looking!" I tried on a bunch of dresses and eventually found 'the one'. As soon as I looked at it, I said yup this is it! I have since been in multiple times to get a veil and jewelry and they have been nothing but amazing. I got a handwritten letter from Odessa after I found my dress saying what a pleasure it was to work with me and how happy she was for me, this was such a thoughtful and personal touch, it made you feel like more than just a number or just another bride. The seamstress there worked magic! Don't waste your time.. Just go to Modern Bride! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Found the most amazing dress off the rack. The alterations were perfect. The price was so affordable.
Found the most amazing dress off the rack. The alterations were perfect. The price was so affordable.
Found the most amazing dress off the rack. The alterations were perfect. The price was so affordable. Read less
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Kaitlynn
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
Odessa!!! Thanks lady!! The girls over at Modern Bride are SUPER helpful!! I told the girls what I wanted and my budget and they stuck to it and found my perfect dress! I also must have gone in a million times to try on my dress to make sure it still fit.. they were super patient and helpful!! My mother also got her dress here... she looked SO beautiful and it was something so different for her! My father and groomsmen got their tuxes here also. The girls helped us pick the perfect style for us and a perfect match with the colors of the bridesmaid dresses! OH and I got my bridesmaids dresses here!! One stop shopping... fabulous!!! They made everything fun and easy!!!!! I had gone to David's Bridal and the consultants were rushing me and rude!! THANK YOU MODERN BRIDE FOR MAKING ALL MY ATTIRE SHOPPING NEEDS PLEASANT AND MEMORABLE!!!
Odessa!!! Thanks lady!! The girls over at Modern Bride are SUPER helpful!! I told the girls what I wanted and my budget Read more...
Odessa!!! Thanks lady!! The girls over at Modern Bride are SUPER helpful!! I told the girls what I wanted and my budget and they stuck to it and found my perfect dress! I also must have gone in a million times to try on my dress to make sure it still fit.. they were super patient and helpful!! My mother also got her dress here... she looked SO beautiful and it was something so different for her! My father and groomsmen got their tuxes here also. The girls helped us pick the perfect style for us and a perfect match with the colors of the bridesmaid dresses! OH and I got my bridesmaids dresses here!! One stop shopping... fabulous!!! They made everything fun and easy!!!!! I had gone to David's Bridal and the consultants were rushing me and rude!! THANK YOU MODERN BRIDE FOR MAKING ALL MY ATTIRE SHOPPING NEEDS PLEASANT AND MEMORABLE!!! Read less
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Private User
Wedding:
9/14/2013
5.0/5.0
I had the best experience when looking for my wedding dress at Modern Bride! Odessa was so helpful, kind, and so much fun to work with!! She was very attentive and caring, she's the best!!!
I had the best experience when looking for my wedding dress at Modern Bride! Odessa was so helpful, kind, and so much fun Read more...
I had the best experience when looking for my wedding dress at Modern Bride! Odessa was so helpful, kind, and so much fun to work with!! She was very attentive and caring, she's the best!!! Read less
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Ash
Wedding:
8/24/2013
5.0/5.0
Thank you for being awesome Modern Bride! This place has been 100% my favorite wedding vendor to work with. I went to a bunch of stuffy places before visiting this breath of fresh air! Everyone at MB was so incredibly helpful and super friendly. I got my gown there and loved them so much I got all of the guys' attire there also. Odessa Odessa Odessa - What a sweetheart! So glad she was there to be my bridal gown guardian angel! If only I had more reasons to visit this place...
Thank you for being awesome Modern Bride! This place has been 100% my favorite wedding vendor to work with. I went to a Read more...
Thank you for being awesome Modern Bride! This place has been 100% my favorite wedding vendor to work with. I went to a bunch of stuffy places before visiting this breath of fresh air! Everyone at MB was so incredibly helpful and super friendly. I got my gown there and loved them so much I got all of the guys' attire there also. Odessa Odessa Odessa - What a sweetheart! So glad she was there to be my bridal gown guardian angel! If only I had more reasons to visit this place... Read less
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Holly
Wedding:
8/10/2013
5.0/5.0
Modern Bride was the one and only place I visited when shopping for my wedding dress, and I ended up finding my perfect dress that day. Odessa was my bridal consultant, and she was absolutely fantastic to work with. She listened to what I was looking for in a dress and helped me to select many different styles to try on. Odessa made the whole experience stress-free and fun! I would recommend Odessa and Modern Bride to anyone!
Modern Bride was the one and only place I visited when shopping for my wedding dress, and I ended up finding my perfect Read more...
Modern Bride was the one and only place I visited when shopping for my wedding dress, and I ended up finding my perfect dress that day. Odessa was my bridal consultant, and she was absolutely fantastic to work with. She listened to what I was looking for in a dress and helped me to select many different styles to try on. Odessa made the whole experience stress-free and fun! I would recommend Odessa and Modern Bride to anyone! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
Modern Bride's team was excellent to work with. I highly recommend going there for your dress!
Modern Bride's team was excellent to work with. I highly recommend going there for your dress!
Modern Bride's team was excellent to work with. I highly recommend going there for your dress! Read less
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Tracy
Wedding:
9/22/2012
5.0/5.0
This is one of the most important days of my life, my wedding. I spent a day going to several bridal stores in NH with my wedding party and my mom. To look for the dresses for the bridesmaids/maid of honor/flower girl and my mothers dress. We received the best service and selection from Modern Bride. I went back to Modern Bride to look for my wedding dress. It was just my mom and I. I saw on there web site they have a large selection of dresses in the store to try on. Val R. came right up to me while I was looking through the racks of dresses. To see if I needed any help. I did need help as I have never done this before and had no idea where to begin. I just knew I really wanted to find something very special. We talked about what I liked and she went and got me several dresses and helped me with them. She stayed with me until I found the perfect dress. She was very knowledgeable and patience. She was very friendly and caring. I didn’t feel rushed at all. I felt like I had all her attention in helping me find my perfect dress. She made me feel this was as important to her as it was to me. She made this experience very special for me and my mom. I went back with my bridal party to order the dresses I had picked out and we had the pleasure of dealing with Sara. She was very helpful, patient and knowledgeable. She also helped us find a beautiful dress for my mother. She sized everyone and submitted everyone’s orders. I have 8 girls in my wedding party and my moms dress. Also anytime I have called with questions about the web site, the dresses and suits. I have always received great service from the many employees that have answered the phone and assisted me. I would recommend Modern Bride to everyone. The experience was memorable. I am very pleased I choose this bridal shop for all my dresses.
This is one of the most important days of my life, my wedding. I spent a day going to several bridal stores in NH with my Read more...
This is one of the most important days of my life, my wedding. I spent a day going to several bridal stores in NH with my wedding party and my mom. To look for the dresses for the bridesmaids/maid of honor/flower girl and my mothers dress. We received the best service and selection from Modern Bride. I went back to Modern Bride to look for my wedding dress. It was just my mom and I. I saw on there web site they have a large selection of dresses in the store to try on. Val R. came right up to me while I was looking through the racks of dresses. To see if I needed any help. I did need help as I have never done this before and had no idea where to begin. I just knew I really wanted to find something very special. We talked about what I liked and she went and got me several dresses and helped me with them. She stayed with me until I found the perfect dress. She was very knowledgeable and patience. She was very friendly and caring. I didn’t feel rushed at all. I felt like I had all her attention in helping me find my perfect dress. She made me feel this was as important to her as it was to me. She made this experience very special for me and my mom. I went back with my bridal party to order the dresses I had picked out and we had the pleasure of dealing with Sara. She was very helpful, patient and knowledgeable. She also helped us find a beautiful dress for my mother. She sized everyone and submitted everyone’s orders. I have 8 girls in my wedding party and my moms dress. Also anytime I have called with questions about the web site, the dresses and suits. I have always received great service from the many employees that have answered the phone and assisted me. I would recommend Modern Bride to everyone. The experience was memorable. I am very pleased I choose this bridal shop for all my dresses. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
5.0/5.0
I bought a Maggie Sottero dress from them and it was absolutely perfect. But the only one complaint is that the seamstress was suppose to make marks on the loops for the bustle and she ended up doing the whole color coordinate idea and did two of the same colors and screwed up my mother on the day of my wedding. So my dress was dragging a little and it ended up getting ripped at my ceremony. :-(
I bought a Maggie Sottero dress from them and it was absolutely perfect. But the only one complaint is that the seamstress Read more...
I bought a Maggie Sottero dress from them and it was absolutely perfect. But the only one complaint is that the seamstress was suppose to make marks on the loops for the bustle and she ended up doing the whole color coordinate idea and did two of the same colors and screwed up my mother on the day of my wedding. So my dress was dragging a little and it ended up getting ripped at my ceremony. :-( Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
After finding a dress by Maggie Sottero that I wanted to try on, I hunted it down to this authorized retailer. Though it was over an hour away from my home, I made the trip with my family to view and try on dresses. They had a wide selection of gowns from this designer and Sottero & Midgley. At my 1st appointment, I tried on about 10 dresses and decided to return for a trunk show that was being held a couple of weeks later by Sottero & Midgley, when I ultimately chose my dress. The alteration appointment was thorough and the dress was perfect when the changes were done (which were minimal). At the last appointment, they taught my Mom and sis to lace down the corset and how to bustle the dress. The bustle and press was included in my dress cost. The prices were very reasonable and there was no pressure at all.
After finding a dress by Maggie Sottero that I wanted to try on, I hunted it down to this authorized retailer. Though it Read more...
After finding a dress by Maggie Sottero that I wanted to try on, I hunted it down to this authorized retailer. Though it was over an hour away from my home, I made the trip with my family to view and try on dresses. They had a wide selection of gowns from this designer and Sottero & Midgley. At my 1st appointment, I tried on about 10 dresses and decided to return for a trunk show that was being held a couple of weeks later by Sottero & Midgley, when I ultimately chose my dress. The alteration appointment was thorough and the dress was perfect when the changes were done (which were minimal). At the last appointment, they taught my Mom and sis to lace down the corset and how to bustle the dress. The bustle and press was included in my dress cost. The prices were very reasonable and there was no pressure at all. Read less
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Sue
Wedding:
6/17/2012
5.0/5.0
I am a mother of the groom (can't believe my son is getting married) and I had a great experience at Modern Bride. Jackie J was wonderful to me. She kept handing me dresses to try on, all the while talking to me about my tastes and opinions on the dresses. I was done in no time at all and acutally found a dress that I love!! Thank you sooo much Jackie!!
I am a mother of the groom (can't believe my son is getting married) and I had a great experience at Modern Bride. Jackie Read more...
I am a mother of the groom (can't believe my son is getting married) and I had a great experience at Modern Bride. Jackie J was wonderful to me. She kept handing me dresses to try on, all the while talking to me about my tastes and opinions on the dresses. I was done in no time at all and acutally found a dress that I love!! Thank you sooo much Jackie!! Read less
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ArmyWife
Wedding:
6/1/2012
5.0/5.0
I went to two other bridal boutiques before finding Modern Bride. I wish I had gone here first. The other two were so uptight and treated me like a number (even when I went at non-busy times of the day) At Modern Bride I was always greeted as I entered the door with a smile. I was reluctant at first. Because I had already had a bad experience at the previous two places. I had already tried on over 15 dresses. But the girl at Modern Bride asked me what style I liked and pulled 5 dresses for me. A couple I didn't like the way they looked but she told me I should just try them on anyways. So I did. And I am so glad I did!!! The second one she told me to try on was THE DRESS. It didn't appeal to me on the hanger but the second I held it up on my chest I started to cry. It was perfect. Their employees are all so nice and helpful. The entire process was very smooth and easy. My only complaint would be that they don't give appointment reminders. So don't forget or you will get charged a fee for missing your fitting. ;-) I will definitely recommend this place to family and friends.
I went to two other bridal boutiques before finding Modern Bride. I wish I had gone here first. The other two were so Read more...
I went to two other bridal boutiques before finding Modern Bride. I wish I had gone here first. The other two were so uptight and treated me like a number (even when I went at non-busy times of the day) At Modern Bride I was always greeted as I entered the door with a smile. I was reluctant at first. Because I had already had a bad experience at the previous two places. I had already tried on over 15 dresses. But the girl at Modern Bride asked me what style I liked and pulled 5 dresses for me. A couple I didn't like the way they looked but she told me I should just try them on anyways. So I did. And I am so glad I did!!! The second one she told me to try on was THE DRESS. It didn't appeal to me on the hanger but the second I held it up on my chest I started to cry. It was perfect. Their employees are all so nice and helpful. The entire process was very smooth and easy. My only complaint would be that they don't give appointment reminders. So don't forget or you will get charged a fee for missing your fitting. ;-) I will definitely recommend this place to family and friends. Read less
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Sabrina
Wedding:
10/23/2011
5.0/5.0
The best, most attentive staff. My dress was the most beautiful thing ever and I have the team at Modern Bride to thank for this :)
The best, most attentive staff. My dress was the most beautiful thing ever and I have the team at Modern Bride to thank Read more...
The best, most attentive staff. My dress was the most beautiful thing ever and I have the team at Modern Bride to thank for this :) Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
I bought my gown and all of my maid's dresses at Modern Bride. We went in the morning of our appointment and were immediately greeted by our attendant, Sarah. She was fabulous. She set us up with our rooms and helped us to pull gowns. She let us take our time, try on a ton of dresses, gave opinions when we asked and treated us well. The gowns we chose were all well-priced and beautiful. I had two fittings before the wedding. Amazingly I needed not one alteration! My dress was steamed and ready for me when I picked it up. Thanks, Modern Bride!
I bought my gown and all of my maid's dresses at Modern Bride. We went in the morning of our appointment and were Read more...
I bought my gown and all of my maid's dresses at Modern Bride. We went in the morning of our appointment and were immediately greeted by our attendant, Sarah. She was fabulous. She set us up with our rooms and helped us to pull gowns. She let us take our time, try on a ton of dresses, gave opinions when we asked and treated us well. The gowns we chose were all well-priced and beautiful. I had two fittings before the wedding. Amazingly I needed not one alteration! My dress was steamed and ready for me when I picked it up. Thanks, Modern Bride! Read less
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Becky
Wedding:
9/24/2011
5.0/5.0
I got my dress as well as bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride dress all from Modern Bride. The sales staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They were not pushy at all. They helped me find the perfect dress at a more than perfect price! I felt comfortable the minute I walked in the door. They had the best selection of any store I went to and definitely the best value. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding dress or formal dress for any occasion.
I got my dress as well as bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride dress all from Modern Bride. The sales staff was Read more...
I got my dress as well as bridesmaid dresses and mother of the bride dress all from Modern Bride. The sales staff was extremely friendly and helpful. They were not pushy at all. They helped me find the perfect dress at a more than perfect price! I felt comfortable the minute I walked in the door. They had the best selection of any store I went to and definitely the best value. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a wedding dress or formal dress for any occasion. Read less
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Katelyn
Wedding:
9/18/2011
5.0/5.0
Modern Bride is a wonderful dress shop. There was zero pressure while I was perusing, my salesperson (Val) was very helpful while we were figuring out the details and the seamstress was more of a magician. As this is a Maggie Sottero showroom salon there are many beautiful gowns at many reasonable price ranges. All the delivery dates set were met, my gown arrived on time, I was always able to get someone on the phone who was able to answer my questions, the selection of accessories was vast and the staff was genuinely happy to be there working. The girls at Modern Bride work with very excited brides all day long... they match that excitement with real happiness. Well done and thank you!
Modern Bride is a wonderful dress shop. There was zero pressure while I was perusing, my salesperson (Val) was very Read more...
Modern Bride is a wonderful dress shop. There was zero pressure while I was perusing, my salesperson (Val) was very helpful while we were figuring out the details and the seamstress was more of a magician. As this is a Maggie Sottero showroom salon there are many beautiful gowns at many reasonable price ranges. All the delivery dates set were met, my gown arrived on time, I was always able to get someone on the phone who was able to answer my questions, the selection of accessories was vast and the staff was genuinely happy to be there working. The girls at Modern Bride work with very excited brides all day long... they match that excitement with real happiness. Well done and thank you! Read less
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jabodie
Wedding:
8/28/2011
5.0/5.0
The staff and owners at Modern Bride take a personal interest in all of their customers. Not only did they help me find the perfect wedding dress, they also supplied our tuxes. Brian was very helpful in putting together a look for the bridal party that incorporated everything we wanted. When we needed to re-rent the groom's tux in order to have formal pictures taken (due to a reception cancellation), Brian was very understanding and even loaned us a display tux, rather than charging us for a full rental. At every turn, the way they dealt with us made it clear that their customers are not just a 'paycheck' for them, but they really care about the business they are in.
The staff and owners at Modern Bride take a personal interest in all of their customers. Not only did they help me find Read more...
The staff and owners at Modern Bride take a personal interest in all of their customers. Not only did they help me find the perfect wedding dress, they also supplied our tuxes. Brian was very helpful in putting together a look for the bridal party that incorporated everything we wanted. When we needed to re-rent the groom's tux in order to have formal pictures taken (due to a reception cancellation), Brian was very understanding and even loaned us a display tux, rather than charging us for a full rental. At every turn, the way they dealt with us made it clear that their customers are not just a 'paycheck' for them, but they really care about the business they are in. Read less
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Katie
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
My experience at Modern Bride was amazing! The consultants were so helpful with the picking out of my dress and accessories. They were beyond patient with my mother-in-law, who ended up buying two dresses from them because she couldn't decide and had multiple fittings for the dress she decided to go with. The alterations for both my bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses came out perfect. The owner went above and beyond with the ordering of a second bridesmaids dress for one of my girls who originally ordered the wrong size, no fault of theirs. And it seemed like everytime we went in the owners were there and knew who we were and really cared about us. I would highly recommend this shop in the future. Loved it!
My experience at Modern Bride was amazing! The consultants were so helpful with the picking out of my dress and Read more...
My experience at Modern Bride was amazing! The consultants were so helpful with the picking out of my dress and accessories. They were beyond patient with my mother-in-law, who ended up buying two dresses from them because she couldn't decide and had multiple fittings for the dress she decided to go with. The alterations for both my bridal gown and bridesmaids dresses came out perfect. The owner went above and beyond with the ordering of a second bridesmaids dress for one of my girls who originally ordered the wrong size, no fault of theirs. And it seemed like everytime we went in the owners were there and knew who we were and really cared about us. I would highly recommend this shop in the future. Loved it! Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
10/1/2010
5.0/5.0
I loved my dress! They got my dress in early! Alterations were not as expensive and my dress fit perfectly when they were done.
I loved my dress! They got my dress in early! Alterations were not as expensive and my dress fit perfectly when they were Read more...
I loved my dress! They got my dress in early! Alterations were not as expensive and my dress fit perfectly when they were done. Read less
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msherwood
Wedding:
8/14/2010
5.0/5.0
I had a fantastic experience at Modern Bride. This was the first place I went "just looking" and came back to purchase my dress here (first one I tried on!). The service here was great and they definitely helped me get the best deal on my dress. I even purchased my jewelry here, which I hadn't planned on. They had recieved a new shipment in and they brought all the new pieces to me as I was doing my final fitting. I was looking for something simple and they had the perfect necklace and earings for a very reasonable price. I always enjoyed my time spent at Modern Bride.
I had a fantastic experience at Modern Bride. This was the first place I went "just looking" and came back to purchase my Read more...
I had a fantastic experience at Modern Bride. This was the first place I went "just looking" and came back to purchase my dress here (first one I tried on!). The service here was great and they definitely helped me get the best deal on my dress. I even purchased my jewelry here, which I hadn't planned on. They had recieved a new shipment in and they brought all the new pieces to me as I was doing my final fitting. I was looking for something simple and they had the perfect necklace and earings for a very reasonable price. I always enjoyed my time spent at Modern Bride. Read less
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stellina615
Wedding:
5/15/2010
5.0/5.0
Modern Bride was such a breath of fresh air after having visited other bridal salons. Their selection is great, but what I appreciated the most was that no appointment is required, and you're free to look around and try on whatever you like without any pressure from the staff. They are pleasant, flexible, knowledgeable, and very very helpful, but they're not pushy like the staff you find in chain stores. Prices for alterations were very reasonable. I also love the fact that they have an adjoining lingerie shop!
Modern Bride was such a breath of fresh air after having visited other bridal salons. Their selection is great, but what I Read more...
Modern Bride was such a breath of fresh air after having visited other bridal salons. Their selection is great, but what I appreciated the most was that no appointment is required, and you're free to look around and try on whatever you like without any pressure from the staff. They are pleasant, flexible, knowledgeable, and very very helpful, but they're not pushy like the staff you find in chain stores. Prices for alterations were very reasonable. I also love the fact that they have an adjoining lingerie shop! Read less
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Chelsea
Wedding:
10/9/2009
5.0/5.0
Modern Bride made my wedding day unforgettable. My gown was gorgeous and fit like a glove and my bridesmaids were simply radiant. We received so many compliments and guests are still talking about how beautiful we looked. All of the staff worked so hard to have my gown and my bridesmaids dresses perfect and ready to go for my big day. I can hardly thank them enough for their time, effort, and organization...I wouldn't have been able to do it without them! Thank you, Modern Bride!!
Modern Bride made my wedding day unforgettable. My gown was gorgeous and fit like a glove and my bridesmaids were simply Read more...
Modern Bride made my wedding day unforgettable. My gown was gorgeous and fit like a glove and my bridesmaids were simply radiant. We received so many compliments and guests are still talking about how beautiful we looked. All of the staff worked so hard to have my gown and my bridesmaids dresses perfect and ready to go for my big day. I can hardly thank them enough for their time, effort, and organization...I wouldn't have been able to do it without them! Thank you, Modern Bride!! Read less
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Barbara
Wedding:
9/20/2009
5.0/5.0
Thank you Modern Bride for dealing with me and my many, many bridesmaids and flower girls! Dress fitting day was fun and your people were very helpful when it got overwealming for me! Thank you again!
Thank you Modern Bride for dealing with me and my many, many bridesmaids and flower girls! Dress fitting day was fun and Read more...
Thank you Modern Bride for dealing with me and my many, many bridesmaids and flower girls! Dress fitting day was fun and your people were very helpful when it got overwealming for me! Thank you again! Read less
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mrstrue
Wedding:
5/23/2008
5.0/5.0
Modern Bride and Formal Shop outfitted every member of my bridal party with the exception of the me (the Bride). They were amazing with all the alterations, the Mom's, 7 bridesmaids and 11 tuxes to be ordered! They were friendly the entire time (especially Michelle there - she's amazing!) and cary such a wide range of dresses and tuxes that it was easy to get everything in one spot!
Modern Bride and Formal Shop outfitted every member of my bridal party with the exception of the me (the Bride). They were Read more...
Modern Bride and Formal Shop outfitted every member of my bridal party with the exception of the me (the Bride). They were amazing with all the alterations, the Mom's, 7 bridesmaids and 11 tuxes to be ordered! They were friendly the entire time (especially Michelle there - she's amazing!) and cary such a wide range of dresses and tuxes that it was easy to get everything in one spot! Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
12/1/2007
5.0/5.0
The girls dresses were amazing, and there was no stress about making sure they were in on time and ready for the wedding. Alterations were perfect.
The girls dresses were amazing, and there was no stress about making sure they were in on time and ready for the wedding. Read more...
The girls dresses were amazing, and there was no stress about making sure they were in on time and ready for the wedding. Alterations were perfect. Read less
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Stephanie
Wedding:
1/6/2014
5.0/5.0
After going to multiple bridal shops, and trying on dress after dress, I thought I would never find a dress perfect enough for my wedding day. Most places do not let the brides pick the dresses off the rack, you have to wait for a consultant to help you. I felt as though I was relying on a single person who knew nothing about me or my style. My first time at Modern Bride was the first time I felt relieved from stress. The girls their were very patient with my indecisive self. I was able to look through all the dresses and see every part of them before I spent time trying it on. I was able to get myself in the dress and then when I was comfortable enough, I could call one of the girls in to tie the back and hold the train. They gave honest advice and were very knowledges. I worked closely with one of the girls, Odessa...she was great and I made the whole process less painful for myself and my mother. I bought my pro dress here over five years ago and it was the same great customer service then as well. I plan to get a my bridesmaids dresses from Modern Bride and will definitely recommend any friend or bride I come across!!
After going to multiple bridal shops, and trying on dress after dress, I thought I would never find a dress perfect enough Read more...
After going to multiple bridal shops, and trying on dress after dress, I thought I would never find a dress perfect enough for my wedding day. Most places do not let the brides pick the dresses off the rack, you have to wait for a consultant to help you. I felt as though I was relying on a single person who knew nothing about me or my style. My first time at Modern Bride was the first time I felt relieved from stress. The girls their were very patient with my indecisive self. I was able to look through all the dresses and see every part of them before I spent time trying it on. I was able to get myself in the dress and then when I was comfortable enough, I could call one of the girls in to tie the back and hold the train. They gave honest advice and were very knowledges. I worked closely with one of the girls, Odessa...she was great and I made the whole process less painful for myself and my mother. I bought my pro dress here over five years ago and it was the same great customer service then as well. I plan to get a my bridesmaids dresses from Modern Bride and will definitely recommend any friend or bride I come across!! Read less
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Jayson
Wedding:
5/1/2010
4.9/5.0
Modern Bride and Formal Shop was the perfect topper on my wedding day. I already felt like a million dollars wearing the gown I had always dreamed of. I never dreamed of wearing real diamonds of this quality on my wedding day. I was so impressed with the beauty and quality of jewelry for such a low cost. I received so many complements all night.
Modern Bride and Formal Shop was the perfect topper on my wedding day. I already felt like a million dollars wearing the Read more...
Modern Bride and Formal Shop was the perfect topper on my wedding day. I already felt like a million dollars wearing the gown I had always dreamed of. I never dreamed of wearing real diamonds of this quality on my wedding day. I was so impressed with the beauty and quality of jewelry for such a low cost. I received so many complements all night. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
4.8/5.0
I went with my daughter and her future mother in law today, and we were so impressed! Not only was the selection fantastic, but our sales lady, Kyle, was wonderful! She was extremely helpful without being the slightest bit pushy like some of the other shops. She assisted my daughter to find the perfect wedding gown and within her budget. They allow you to browse the racks and they don't rush you. It was by far the best experience that we had!
I went with my daughter and her future mother in law today, and we were so impressed! Not only was the selection Read more...
I went with my daughter and her future mother in law today, and we were so impressed! Not only was the selection fantastic, but our sales lady, Kyle, was wonderful! She was extremely helpful without being the slightest bit pushy like some of the other shops. She assisted my daughter to find the perfect wedding gown and within her budget. They allow you to browse the racks and they don't rush you. It was by far the best experience that we had! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.8/5.0
Modern Bride was so easy to work with. I didn't need an appointment, and I got to pull dresses off the racks myself, which was really helpful, since I'm very visual, and needed to look at the dresses to decide what I even wanted to try on. I went there for their Thanksgiving sale and got 30% off my dress. It was exactly what I wanted and was 1/4 the price of dresses I tried at other shops. It's not as fancy as some of the other shops in the region, such as Madeline's Daughter, but it was everything I needed in a shop.
Modern Bride was so easy to work with. I didn't need an appointment, and I got to pull dresses off the racks myself, which Read more...
Modern Bride was so easy to work with. I didn't need an appointment, and I got to pull dresses off the racks myself, which was really helpful, since I'm very visual, and needed to look at the dresses to decide what I even wanted to try on. I went there for their Thanksgiving sale and got 30% off my dress. It was exactly what I wanted and was 1/4 the price of dresses I tried at other shops. It's not as fancy as some of the other shops in the region, such as Madeline's Daughter, but it was everything I needed in a shop. Read less
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Marcia
Wedding:
9/21/2013
4.8/5.0
They are amazing! Do yourself a favor and start here. This is a one and done shop! Modern Bride carries a great selection of dresses. Everyone is extremely helpful and professional, they made the whole dress finding, buying, and altering experience easy and enjoyable. I live 2 hours away from the shop and would gladly drive any of my friends or family there to find their dresses. I cannot explain how stress free they made every step of the process for me. LOVE THEM ALL!!!
They are amazing! Do yourself a favor and start here. This is a one and done shop! Modern Bride carries a great selection Read more...
They are amazing! Do yourself a favor and start here. This is a one and done shop! Modern Bride carries a great selection of dresses. Everyone is extremely helpful and professional, they made the whole dress finding, buying, and altering experience easy and enjoyable. I live 2 hours away from the shop and would gladly drive any of my friends or family there to find their dresses. I cannot explain how stress free they made every step of the process for me. LOVE THEM ALL!!! Read less
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Toni
Wedding:
10/20/2012
4.8/5.0
I loved going to Modern Bride. I found a beautiful dress and the help from the seamstress was so helpful. She explained how all the alterations would work and even went so far as to give a step by step instruction to my bridesmaids on the bustle. They provided great deals and coupons to other services that allowed me to get a great bustierre to go with my dress at Top Drawer Boutique, right next door. I was even more happy to learn that they would handle the preservation piece of my dress after the ceremony.
I loved going to Modern Bride. I found a beautiful dress and the help from the seamstress was so helpful. She explained Read more...
I loved going to Modern Bride. I found a beautiful dress and the help from the seamstress was so helpful. She explained how all the alterations would work and even went so far as to give a step by step instruction to my bridesmaids on the bustle. They provided great deals and coupons to other services that allowed me to get a great bustierre to go with my dress at Top Drawer Boutique, right next door. I was even more happy to learn that they would handle the preservation piece of my dress after the ceremony. Read less
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Curran
Wedding:
6/23/2012
4.8/5.0
After a terrible experience at a different vendor, (where I had to make an appointment, yet still wait 20 minutes for a whiny salesgirl to waste an additional hour of my time not listening to requests or descriptions of what I was looking for), I was understandably reluctant to go looking for my dress anywhere else. Armed this time with my mother, I walked into Modern Bride without an appointment. I was greeted within three minutes of our arrival by Val, the kindest and most efficient of sales women I've ever met. Val assured me from the beginning of my visit of her confidence that we'd be successful in finding what I was looking for. I shared with her that "I was no good at this type of thing as I did not really enjoy shopping." Her reply: "don't worry dear, I am very good at this type of thing."

And she was... she let me browse briefly at some dresses before I shared a few pictures from magazines of what I thought I might like and she proceeded to pull two georgous designer gowns out that not only fit perfectly (thank you, Val, for knowing my size!) but were absolutely what I was looking for and would never have been able to describe. I wanted an antique looking dress that was simple and elegant and the corset lacing up the back was the icing on the cake.

Val was funny, witty and easy to work with. I so enjoyed this experience that I plan to guide everyone I can in my wedding party to make their purchasing or renting arrangements through Modern Bride. As well, when I was called within 24 hours by the woman who ordered my dress, she shared with me options for getting my dress more quickly. I had unfortunately waited a little late to get the dress and so was at risk of a very late arrival (no room for alterations). The women at Modern Bride helped to come up with alternatives that will get my dress here quicker and in time for alterations. That is customer service!

Absolutely the best! Thanks Val - looking forward to my first fitting...

Currie
After a terrible experience at a different vendor, (where I had to make an appointment, yet still wait 20 minutes for a Read more...
After a terrible experience at a different vendor, (where I had to make an appointment, yet still wait 20 minutes for a whiny salesgirl to waste an additional hour of my time not listening to requests or descriptions of what I was looking for), I was understandably reluctant to go looking for my dress anywhere else. Armed this time with my mother, I walked into Modern Bride without an appointment. I was greeted within three minutes of our arrival by Val, the kindest and most efficient of sales women I've ever met. Val assured me from the beginning of my visit of her confidence that we'd be successful in finding what I was looking for. I shared with her that "I was no good at this type of thing as I did not really enjoy shopping." Her reply: "don't worry dear, I am very good at this type of thing."

And she was... she let me browse briefly at some dresses before I shared a few pictures from magazines of what I thought I might like and she proceeded to pull two georgous designer gowns out that not only fit perfectly (thank you, Val, for knowing my size!) but were absolutely what I was looking for and would never have been able to describe. I wanted an antique looking dress that was simple and elegant and the corset lacing up the back was the icing on the cake.

Val was funny, witty and easy to work with. I so enjoyed this experience that I plan to guide everyone I can in my wedding party to make their purchasing or renting arrangements through Modern Bride. As well, when I was called within 24 hours by the woman who ordered my dress, she shared with me options for getting my dress more quickly. I had unfortunately waited a little late to get the dress and so was at risk of a very late arrival (no room for alterations). The women at Modern Bride helped to come up with alternatives that will get my dress here quicker and in time for alterations. That is customer service!

Absolutely the best! Thanks Val - looking forward to my first fitting...

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Rachel
Wedding:
10/9/2010
4.8/5.0
I loved this store! There is no appointment necessary, they let you look through the dresses on your own and try on as many as you like, and the salespeople are helpful but not at all pushy. They have a great selection and prices are pretty standard compared to other bridal shops. My sister bought her wedding dress here and it was the first place I went when it came time to buy my own dress. I recommend them to everyone in the Southern NH and Boston areas!
I loved this store! There is no appointment necessary, they let you look through the dresses on your own and try on as Read more...
I loved this store! There is no appointment necessary, they let you look through the dresses on your own and try on as many as you like, and the salespeople are helpful but not at all pushy. They have a great selection and prices are pretty standard compared to other bridal shops. My sister bought her wedding dress here and it was the first place I went when it came time to buy my own dress. I recommend them to everyone in the Southern NH and Boston areas! Read less
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acslammer
Wedding:
9/14/2008
4.8/5.0
After looking at 6 dress shops & trying on 12 dresses & almost settling for one .... I finally arrived ... the first one i saw on the rack - even though i didn't think it was all that - as soon as i put it on - i knew it was "the one." Melinda worked with me from the beginning through all the crazy girl sessions!
After looking at 6 dress shops & trying on 12 dresses & almost settling for one .... I finally arrived ... the first one i Read more...
After looking at 6 dress shops & trying on 12 dresses & almost settling for one .... I finally arrived ... the first one i saw on the rack - even though i didn't think it was all that - as soon as i put it on - i knew it was "the one." Melinda worked with me from the beginning through all the crazy girl sessions! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
8/16/2008
4.8/5.0
Modern Bride is a great place to use for your wedding attire. I ordered the tuxes through here and they were wonderful to work with. They also have a great selection. I got my shoes here to which they have a large selection of.
Modern Bride is a great place to use for your wedding attire. I ordered the tuxes through here and they were wonderful to Read more...
Modern Bride is a great place to use for your wedding attire. I ordered the tuxes through here and they were wonderful to work with. They also have a great selection. I got my shoes here to which they have a large selection of. Read less
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Kate
Wedding:
2/21/2015
4.7/5.0
Modern Bride was the second stop for me this past weekend on my first outing to look at dresses. I had obviously looked around online for ideas and such, but I really wasn't sure what would look and feel good on me. I honestly didn't expect to find a dress on my first try out. My first stop had me feeling a little anxious. I had found nice dresses, and the last one I tried on, I liked, but didn't love. I did feel some pressure from my consultant and I wasn't really appreciative of that. I liked that you didn't have to make an appointment at Modern Bride and I was able to browse around. One good thing that did come out of my previous experience, was that I found the style of gown I liked. When I got to Modern Bride, I started browsing and was approached by Odessa. She was quiet, but cheerful and professional. I sort of knew what I was looking for, so she took a couple of dresses for me right into a dressing room as I picked them out. She somehow gave me the space I needed, while at the same time answered all my questions and offered assistance almost before I knew I needed it. I felt comfortable and she never pushed. I was allowed to keep all my "maybes" in the dressing room as I tried them on, and she would remove the ones I didn't want. I liked this practice because it allowed me to compare as I went. The previous shop I had gone to took them out of the room as soon as they were off! I am so glad I went to Modern Bride. I loved working with Odessa. I was able to find a stunning dress that I knew I loved without any persuasion. I can't wait to go back for my fittings!!
Modern Bride was the second stop for me this past weekend on my first outing to look at dresses. I had obviously looked Read more...
Modern Bride was the second stop for me this past weekend on my first outing to look at dresses. I had obviously looked around online for ideas and such, but I really wasn't sure what would look and feel good on me. I honestly didn't expect to find a dress on my first try out. My first stop had me feeling a little anxious. I had found nice dresses, and the last one I tried on, I liked, but didn't love. I did feel some pressure from my consultant and I wasn't really appreciative of that. I liked that you didn't have to make an appointment at Modern Bride and I was able to browse around. One good thing that did come out of my previous experience, was that I found the style of gown I liked. When I got to Modern Bride, I started browsing and was approached by Odessa. She was quiet, but cheerful and professional. I sort of knew what I was looking for, so she took a couple of dresses for me right into a dressing room as I picked them out. She somehow gave me the space I needed, while at the same time answered all my questions and offered assistance almost before I knew I needed it. I felt comfortable and she never pushed. I was allowed to keep all my "maybes" in the dressing room as I tried them on, and she would remove the ones I didn't want. I liked this practice because it allowed me to compare as I went. The previous shop I had gone to took them out of the room as soon as they were off! I am so glad I went to Modern Bride. I loved working with Odessa. I was able to find a stunning dress that I knew I loved without any persuasion. I can't wait to go back for my fittings!! Read less
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Wedding:
Recently Married
4.7/5.0
Loved working with Odessa at Modern Bride. She was very helpful and professional. I was a little nervous ordering my dress from Modern Bride as they did not have a sample to try on in my style. I had found my dress at a different store in a champagne but I wanted white. I was pleasantly surprised when it came in and LOVED it in white. The only reason I have a lower rating on the quality was due to having to go back 3 times before the top of the dress was take in correctly. It took till try on #3 (the day I was picking up my dress) to have it be correct. All in all though it was a pleasure so working with Odessa and Modern Bride.
Loved working with Odessa at Modern Bride. She was very helpful and professional. I was a little nervous ordering my dress Read more...
Loved working with Odessa at Modern Bride. She was very helpful and professional. I was a little nervous ordering my dress from Modern Bride as they did not have a sample to try on in my style. I had found my dress at a different store in a champagne but I wanted white. I was pleasantly surprised when it came in and LOVED it in white. The only reason I have a lower rating on the quality was due to having to go back 3 times before the top of the dress was take in correctly. It took till try on #3 (the day I was picking up my dress) to have it be correct. All in all though it was a pleasure so working with Odessa and Modern Bride. Read less
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Katelyn
Wedding:
8/3/2013
4.7/5.0
I visited Modern Bride after trying on dresses at a few other bridal stores in the area. The staff of Modern Bride was exceptional. They were very patient as they pulled dress after dress for me, especially since I didn't end up purchasing one during my first visit. I returned a week or so later and purchased one I tried on during that first visit. Customer service was excellent at each of my fittings as well. Odessa, who helped me during the first visit, always greeted me by name and pulled my dress for me without being asked. My alterations went smoothly and I was so happy with dress. I was very pleased with experience at Modern Bride.
I visited Modern Bride after trying on dresses at a few other bridal stores in the area. The staff of Modern Bride was Read more...
I visited Modern Bride after trying on dresses at a few other bridal stores in the area. The staff of Modern Bride was exceptional. They were very patient as they pulled dress after dress for me, especially since I didn't end up purchasing one during my first visit. I returned a week or so later and purchased one I tried on during that first visit. Customer service was excellent at each of my fittings as well. Odessa, who helped me during the first visit, always greeted me by name and pulled my dress for me without being asked. My alterations went smoothly and I was so happy with dress. I was very pleased with experience at Modern Bride. Read less
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Heather
Wedding:
8/30/2014
4.6/5.0
My appointment was great! I was not expecting that I would find my gown that day (just because of my indecisiveness) but after a handful of dresses, I found the one! Val was great- she was patient, she listened, she humored my entertaining family, and made some great picks for me to try on. In the end, I had a tough time deciding what dress to choose since Val pulled some great dresses that were just what I was looking for. I am beyond excited for the big day now!
My appointment was great! I was not expecting that I would find my gown that day (just because of my indecisiveness) but Read more...
My appointment was great! I was not expecting that I would find my gown that day (just because of my indecisiveness) but after a handful of dresses, I found the one! Val was great- she was patient, she listened, she humored my entertaining family, and made some great picks for me to try on. In the end, I had a tough time deciding what dress to choose since Val pulled some great dresses that were just what I was looking for. I am beyond excited for the big day now! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
Recently Married
4.6/5.0
Overall great environment and comfortable setting to try on gowns with ease! Customer Service was perfect as well!
Overall great environment and comfortable setting to try on gowns with ease! Customer Service was perfect as well!
Overall great environment and comfortable setting to try on gowns with ease! Customer Service was perfect as well! Read less
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JGrant3165
Wedding:
8/5/2011
4.6/5.0
Modern Bride staff was wonderful to work with. We purchased my wedding gown, mother of the bride dress, mother of the groom dress, flower girls and seven bridesmaids dresses. We were very happy with the fit and service!
Modern Bride staff was wonderful to work with. We purchased my wedding gown, mother of the bride dress, mother of the Read more...
Modern Bride staff was wonderful to work with. We purchased my wedding gown, mother of the bride dress, mother of the groom dress, flower girls and seven bridesmaids dresses. We were very happy with the fit and service! Read less
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Christine
Wedding:
10/11/2013
4.5/5.0
Very easy to work with. Reasonably priced dresses and a very friendly staff. No appointments were necessary when first looking at dresses. The staff wasn't pushy and was totally fine with letting my family pull dresses themselves... and helping me into 20 plus dresses in one day.
Very easy to work with. Reasonably priced dresses and a very friendly staff. No appointments were necessary when first Read more...
Very easy to work with. Reasonably priced dresses and a very friendly staff. No appointments were necessary when first looking at dresses. The staff wasn't pushy and was totally fine with letting my family pull dresses themselves... and helping me into 20 plus dresses in one day. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
4.5/5.0
Great deals, great selection. Little expensive for the steaming, pressing process. But flexible and a ton of appintments
Great deals, great selection. Little expensive for the steaming, pressing process. But flexible and a ton of appintments
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L.Santamaria
Wedding:
7/23/2011
4.5/5.0
I ordered my flowergirl dresses from Modern Bride. They were very helpful and called as soon as the dresses were in. Both times I went to Modern Bride I was very impressed with the amount of wedding dresses they had for brides to try.
I ordered my flowergirl dresses from Modern Bride. They were very helpful and called as soon as the dresses were in. Both Read more...
I ordered my flowergirl dresses from Modern Bride. They were very helpful and called as soon as the dresses were in. Both times I went to Modern Bride I was very impressed with the amount of wedding dresses they had for brides to try. Read less
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NHBRIDE
Wedding:
9/26/2009
4.5/5.0
I purchased my bridal gown from Modern Bride for my September wedding. They were very helpful in working with me to set up convenient appointment times and flexible when I needed to change those, though they weren't able to do the fittings on the weekends which would have been the most convenient. The only reason why I gave a 3/5 for quality of service was the alterations. I was encouraged to buy a size 6 instead of a size 4, and ended up having to have 2 series of alterations at my expense to bring the dress back down to a size 4. On the wedding day, though, the dress fit perfectly. Regarding other alterations, one of the bra cups I had inserted was sewn in by their seamstress above the neckline of the dress, but they were able to fix this very quickly for me. The only problem we really had was when it came time to bustle the dress at the reception, one of the bustle loops was less than half the size it needed to be to fit the button in it. We had bustled it at the store, but this must have been changed during my second alteration. Five moms and wedding attendees could not get even a 1/4 of the button in there, so we ended up tying the bustle loop in the corset, which looked awkward in photos. Had I of realized the bustle loop was small, though, I'm sure the ladies at the store would have fixed it immediately.
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I purchased my bridal gown from Modern Bride for my September wedding. They were very helpful in working with me to set up convenient appointment times and flexible when I needed to change those, though they weren't able to do the fittings on the weekends which would have been the most convenient. The only reason why I gave a 3/5 for quality of service was the alterations. I was encouraged to buy a size 6 instead of a size 4, and ended up having to have 2 series of alterations at my expense to bring the dress back down to a size 4. On the wedding day, though, the dress fit perfectly. Regarding other alterations, one of the bra cups I had inserted was sewn in by their seamstress above the neckline of the dress, but they were able to fix this very quickly for me. The only problem we really had was when it came time to bustle the dress at the reception, one of the bustle loops was less than half the size it needed to be to fit the button in it. We had bustled it at the store, but this must have been changed during my second alteration. Five moms and wedding attendees could not get even a 1/4 of the button in there, so we ended up tying the bustle loop in the corset, which looked awkward in photos. Had I of realized the bustle loop was small, though, I'm sure the ladies at the store would have fixed it immediately. Read less
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Megan
Wedding:
9/27/2014
4.4/5.0
I went wedding dress shopping for the first time two weeks ago. I had made appointments at two other stores and really liked one dress but didn’t feel right about purchasing it, so I left empty handed. Feeling disappointed and wanting to get my dress that day while my family was with me, we decided to stop at one last store - Modern Bride. When we walked in, I waited at the counter for 5 minutes before someone (the manager?) asked if I had been helped. Most workers were busy, so I can understand a few minute wait, but I thought 5 minutes was a little long to leave a customer waiting. They at least could have said “Someone will be with you in a moment” instead of ignoring me. Anyways, I was introduced to Odessa who was wonderful! She explained the wedding dress rack organization and told us to look through the dresses and pull a few dresses I’d like to try on. She offered to zip up and lace the dresses and was excellent at accessorizing to create “the look". She had great suggestions about cap sleeves vs no cap sleeves, belt or no belt, and which veil looked best. Odessa was very helpful and now I’m looking at Modern Bride for my bridesmaids dresses. Odessa turned my dress shopping experience from a pushy/disappointing/stressful experience at other stores to a welcoming/exciting/helpful experience. (Their prices were better than the other stores too). Thank you Odessa! Oh, and the hand written note I received from Odessa a few days after my appointment was awesome!

Cons: I only have a few cons about Modern Bride. The wait at the counter before anyone even said “Hello” or “Have you been helped?” or “I’ll be with you in a moment”. The lighting above the dress racks (prom, bridesmaids, and wedding) is minimal. The lighting at the pedestal areas is a little better but overall there should be more lights everywhere in the store. The dressing rooms are small, even without having 5 wedding dresses in the room with you.
I went wedding dress shopping for the first time two weeks ago. I had made appointments at two other stores and really Read more...
I went wedding dress shopping for the first time two weeks ago. I had made appointments at two other stores and really liked one dress but didn’t feel right about purchasing it, so I left empty handed. Feeling disappointed and wanting to get my dress that day while my family was with me, we decided to stop at one last store - Modern Bride. When we walked in, I waited at the counter for 5 minutes before someone (the manager?) asked if I had been helped. Most workers were busy, so I can understand a few minute wait, but I thought 5 minutes was a little long to leave a customer waiting. They at least could have said “Someone will be with you in a moment” instead of ignoring me. Anyways, I was introduced to Odessa who was wonderful! She explained the wedding dress rack organization and told us to look through the dresses and pull a few dresses I’d like to try on. She offered to zip up and lace the dresses and was excellent at accessorizing to create “the look". She had great suggestions about cap sleeves vs no cap sleeves, belt or no belt, and which veil looked best. Odessa was very helpful and now I’m looking at Modern Bride for my bridesmaids dresses. Odessa turned my dress shopping experience from a pushy/disappointing/stressful experience at other stores to a welcoming/exciting/helpful experience. (Their prices were better than the other stores too). Thank you Odessa! Oh, and the hand written note I received from Odessa a few days after my appointment was awesome!

Cons: I only have a few cons about Modern Bride. The wait at the counter before anyone even said “Hello” or “Have you been helped?” or “I’ll be with you in a moment”. The lighting above the dress racks (prom, bridesmaids, and wedding) is minimal. The lighting at the pedestal areas is a little better but overall there should be more lights everywhere in the store. The dressing rooms are small, even without having 5 wedding dresses in the room with you. Read less
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Tricia
Wedding:
7/5/2014
4.4/5.0
I purchased my Maggie Sottero gown at Modern Bride, and I was absolutely thrilled with it. The staff were very helpful and patient when I was trying on gowns, and even let me put the order in a few days later so I could take advantage of an upcoming sale. I also had my fittings done at Modern Bride, and the seamstress was excellent. My dress fit perfectly on the day of my wedding and I felt beautiful.
I purchased my Maggie Sottero gown at Modern Bride, and I was absolutely thrilled with it. The staff were very helpful and Read more...
I purchased my Maggie Sottero gown at Modern Bride, and I was absolutely thrilled with it. The staff were very helpful and patient when I was trying on gowns, and even let me put the order in a few days later so I could take advantage of an upcoming sale. I also had my fittings done at Modern Bride, and the seamstress was excellent. My dress fit perfectly on the day of my wedding and I felt beautiful. Read less
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Rebecca
Wedding:
6/21/2014
4.4/5.0
Went in looking for my veil and they were very helpful, and when I found one I loved but had one more shop I had an appointment at they put it aside as held it for me. My only complaint would be I had to buy off the shelf because there wasn't enough time to order one an they wouldn't give me a discount on a used veil.
Went in looking for my veil and they were very helpful, and when I found one I loved but had one more shop I had an Read more...
Went in looking for my veil and they were very helpful, and when I found one I loved but had one more shop I had an appointment at they put it aside as held it for me. My only complaint would be I had to buy off the shelf because there wasn't enough time to order one an they wouldn't give me a discount on a used veil. Read less
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Meagan
Wedding:
5/31/2014
4.4/5.0
I had an overall great experience with Modern bride. They were the first bridal shop that I actually went to to try to find my wedding dress, and they were the last! I had help immediately stepping foot in the shop and during the process, I had multiple ladies help me to find the perfect dress. With the help of my bridesmaids and moms I was able to find my dream dress, and I fell in love with it! I had a very fun time picking out my dress, and after purchasing it, I even got a little thank you card in the mail not too long after from the girl who had helped me. It was very professional and such a personal touch I felt very special. I would definitely recommend Modern Bride to any girl/woman in need of a special occasion dress. Thank you!
I had an overall great experience with Modern bride. They were the first bridal shop that I actually went to to try to Read more...
I had an overall great experience with Modern bride. They were the first bridal shop that I actually went to to try to find my wedding dress, and they were the last! I had help immediately stepping foot in the shop and during the process, I had multiple ladies help me to find the perfect dress. With the help of my bridesmaids and moms I was able to find my dream dress, and I fell in love with it! I had a very fun time picking out my dress, and after purchasing it, I even got a little thank you card in the mail not too long after from the girl who had helped me. It was very professional and such a personal touch I felt very special. I would definitely recommend Modern Bride to any girl/woman in need of a special occasion dress. Thank you! Read less
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Linn
Wedding:
7/7/2012
4.4/5.0
After trying on way to many dresses I found some online that were carried at Modern Bride that I like so my mom and I went one night. They were so accomodating, we were allowed to look at all of the dresses. I tried on at least 15 dresses that night and I never felt rushed. I finally picked one that I loved! Ordering was simple, they measured me and I was between two sizes so we ordered the bigger one to fit my hips. I am a 6 in dress normally and I ended up in a 10 bridal which made me nervous. But the size chart was right from the designer so I thought it must be right. When the dress came in it fit perfectly! The top had to be taken in a little because I didnt fill it out but otherwise it was just right. They were so helpful and patient with my mom and I at each appointment. The alterations were just as I was expecting. My dress was perfect for my day! I would recommend they have a great selection and great to work with!
After trying on way to many dresses I found some online that were carried at Modern Bride that I like so my mom and I went Read more...
After trying on way to many dresses I found some online that were carried at Modern Bride that I like so my mom and I went one night. They were so accomodating, we were allowed to look at all of the dresses. I tried on at least 15 dresses that night and I never felt rushed. I finally picked one that I loved! Ordering was simple, they measured me and I was between two sizes so we ordered the bigger one to fit my hips. I am a 6 in dress normally and I ended up in a 10 bridal which made me nervous. But the size chart was right from the designer so I thought it must be right. When the dress came in it fit perfectly! The top had to be taken in a little because I didnt fill it out but otherwise it was just right. They were so helpful and patient with my mom and I at each appointment. The alterations were just as I was expecting. My dress was perfect for my day! I would recommend they have a great selection and great to work with! Read less
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Shannon
Wedding:
9/23/2007
4.4/5.0
I got the dress of my dreams at an affordable price.
They only do fitting during the week so that was a pain.
The separate slip that I bought there kept coming unhooked before I walked down the aisle so I ended up taking it off.
I got the dress of my dreams at an affordable price.
They only do fitting during the week so that was a pain.
The Read more...
I got the dress of my dreams at an affordable price.
They only do fitting during the week so that was a pain.
The separate slip that I bought there kept coming unhooked before I walked down the aisle so I ended up taking it off. Read less
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Amanda
Wedding:
3/16/2013
4.2/5.0
I purhcased my bridal gown from Modern Bride after a frustrated search in MA. I had been to the shop with a friend before, and I knew their selection was unmatched. The great thing about this salon is that they don't take appointments, so you can go when the time is good for you, and they have all of the dresses right on the floor for you to see. A lot of shops like to pull gowns for you without letting you see what they have.

The woman I worked with was great. She let me pick dresses on my own, and then she pulled a few for me. I must have tried on 20 dresses that day, and we ended up finding one, thanks to her. She picked the dress out as soon as I walked in and it was the last one I tried on. I ended up getting a Maggie Sottero dress for a lot less than I would have down in Massachusetts.
I purhcased my bridal gown from Modern Bride after a frustrated search in MA. I had been to the shop with a friend before, Read more...
I purhcased my bridal gown from Modern Bride after a frustrated search in MA. I had been to the shop with a friend before, and I knew their selection was unmatched. The great thing about this salon is that they don't take appointments, so you can go when the time is good for you, and they have all of the dresses right on the floor for you to see. A lot of shops like to pull gowns for you without letting you see what they have.

The woman I worked with was great. She let me pick dresses on my own, and then she pulled a few for me. I must have tried on 20 dresses that day, and we ended up finding one, thanks to her. She picked the dress out as soon as I walked in and it was the last one I tried on. I ended up getting a Maggie Sottero dress for a lot less than I would have down in Massachusetts. Read less
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Amber
Wedding:
8/28/2010
4.1/5.0
Modern Bride and their staff were absolutely wonderful to me, my bridesmaids and both mother of the bride and groom. Their staff truly cares about your day and making it perfect.
Modern Bride and their staff were absolutely wonderful to me, my bridesmaids and both mother of the bride and groom. Their Read more...
Modern Bride and their staff were absolutely wonderful to me, my bridesmaids and both mother of the bride and groom. Their staff truly cares about your day and making it perfect. Read less
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Laura Brutocao
Wedding:
8/22/2009
4.1/5.0
I bought my dress while visiting my family. The dresses are definitely more affordable in NH, than in CA where I now live. Modern Bride was able to get my dress in time for it to be bustled and sent with my mom out to CA. I appreciate their work in that. However, my mom had to turn around to pick up the other merchandise we were supposed to receive along with the dress, that was never given to her (thankfully I remembered). They were very apologetic, but it is slightly ridiculous to forget to include the the garter and veil with the dress. Also, the free peep-free case that they offered as a gift was merely a long white plastic bag... I could have bought one for $0.25 on my own. They ladies were helpful, but seemed to always try and sell. I really loved my dress and was happy with their selection. Just take your time. Finally, I was very disappointed that the bustling, that I will give them some credit for being done on a mannequin and not me (I gave them my height..the dress was the perfect length for me), however, the bustle broke before I even hit the dance floor for my first dance with my husband. We made it fun, but the expensive dress ended up getting turn up a bit from the constant dragging. Definitely check out their selection, but do look around at the other options before selecting.
I bought my dress while visiting my family. The dresses are definitely more affordable in NH, than in CA where I now live. Read more...
I bought my dress while visiting my family. The dresses are definitely more affordable in NH, than in CA where I now live. Modern Bride was able to get my dress in time for it to be bustled and sent with my mom out to CA. I appreciate their work in that. However, my mom had to turn around to pick up the other merchandise we were supposed to receive along with the dress, that was never given to her (thankfully I remembered). They were very apologetic, but it is slightly ridiculous to forget to include the the garter and veil with the dress. Also, the free peep-free case that they offered as a gift was merely a long white plastic bag... I could have bought one for $0.25 on my own. They ladies were helpful, but seemed to always try and sell. I really loved my dress and was happy with their selection. Just take your time. Finally, I was very disappointed that the bustling, that I will give them some credit for being done on a mannequin and not me (I gave them my height..the dress was the perfect length for me), however, the bustle broke before I even hit the dance floor for my first dance with my husband. We made it fun, but the expensive dress ended up getting turn up a bit from the constant dragging. Definitely check out their selection, but do look around at the other options before selecting. Read less
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lisa
Wedding:
9/20/2014
3.9/5.0
I went to Modern Bride just to see what dresses look good on me and to see what style i liked, I never expected to buy a dress that day. The consultant Debbie was very helpful and nice, she help me by sugguesting an app that help me chose my dress. Between her and that app that she told me about it made my chose so much easier then i expected and less stressfull.
I went to Modern Bride just to see what dresses look good on me and to see what style i liked, I never expected to buy a Read more...
I went to Modern Bride just to see what dresses look good on me and to see what style i liked, I never expected to buy a dress that day. The consultant Debbie was very helpful and nice, she help me by sugguesting an app that help me chose my dress. Between her and that app that she told me about it made my chose so much easier then i expected and less stressfull. Read less
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steph7787
Wedding:
4/28/2012
3.9/5.0
Modern Bride is the perfect option for brides looking for an affordable, stylish dress. Their staff was very helpful in picking out dresses based off from my feedback on what I liked/didn't like about the dresses. I ended up with a completely different dress than I anticipated - but it absolutely the correct choice.

I wish that there were some more off-white dress options and that they were a little more informative about the timeline around dress ordering. It's definitely a place to stop-by if you're in Southern NH as the value is hard to match!
Modern Bride is the perfect option for brides looking for an affordable, stylish dress. Their staff was very helpful in Read more...
Modern Bride is the perfect option for brides looking for an affordable, stylish dress. Their staff was very helpful in picking out dresses based off from my feedback on what I liked/didn't like about the dresses. I ended up with a completely different dress than I anticipated - but it absolutely the correct choice.

I wish that there were some more off-white dress options and that they were a little more informative about the timeline around dress ordering. It's definitely a place to stop-by if you're in Southern NH as the value is hard to match! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
3.1/5.0
I found the exact gown I had wanted and was thrilled. The staff was helpful and went out of their way to help me find a certain BM dress I was seeking. However.... My alterations cost $275 and my dress was only $540. They told several of my BM's to order larger and all had to get their dresses altered several sizes. They trusted Modern Brides suggested dress sizes. My sisters dress was sewn wrong around the bust. She had it altered there and the seam under the chest was all messed up. Unfortunately she thought it was normal and did not realize it was different until my wedding day when she saw everyone elses. As for my dress I was very very disappointed with the final product. I live out of state and one of my BM's had to pick up the dress for me. I was able to finally try it on the night before the wedding which was 2 hours from Modern Bride. When I put it on there was a big hole in it. The way my dress fell and where it was you could not notice it too much. I shrugged it off and was thankful I had a beautiful dress. However while dancing at my wedding, the seam came apart on the other side of the dress.
I found the exact gown I had wanted and was thrilled. The staff was helpful and went out of their way to help me find a Read more...
I found the exact gown I had wanted and was thrilled. The staff was helpful and went out of their way to help me find a certain BM dress I was seeking. However.... My alterations cost $275 and my dress was only $540. They told several of my BM's to order larger and all had to get their dresses altered several sizes. They trusted Modern Brides suggested dress sizes. My sisters dress was sewn wrong around the bust. She had it altered there and the seam under the chest was all messed up. Unfortunately she thought it was normal and did not realize it was different until my wedding day when she saw everyone elses. As for my dress I was very very disappointed with the final product. I live out of state and one of my BM's had to pick up the dress for me. I was able to finally try it on the night before the wedding which was 2 hours from Modern Bride. When I put it on there was a big hole in it. The way my dress fell and where it was you could not notice it too much. I shrugged it off and was thankful I had a beautiful dress. However while dancing at my wedding, the seam came apart on the other side of the dress. Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
2.9/5.0
I had a specific style/designer in mind when I went to Modern Bride in NH. As I walked in, I was a bit overwhelmed when the man who greeted us said we could start looking around (at the big selection), and put the ones I liked on a rack. But when he saw that I brought pictures of ones I liked, he asked Odessa to find some for me to try on. I think I would have been lost without some help picking them out. I tried on a few before finding my dress. It is a bit awkward when you have to hand the dress outside the curtain to the assistant while undressed, especially since there are walls of mirrors in the fitting room. I wasn't sure if I wanted a veil, but I tried one on. I still wasn't sure I liked how it looked with the back of my dress. They measured me for dress size and I told them I would talk to my dad before ordering. When my dad called to put in the deposit, he was told there was a $220 veil on my bill. Not only did I NOT want to order the veil, but I certainly hadn't picked which one I wanted to order. When I called to finalize the order, they argued that I had signed something saying I wanted that veil, but when she looked at my slip (which only said my email and dress/size) she couldn't (surprise!!) find anything. So she did take it off my bill, but the deposit my dad put down was for half of the original order, which had included the veil (on a good note, my dad will have less to pay later I guess). The dress was ordered in the right size, but my measurements were typed wrong on the order form. They had me down for hip: 24...I measured a 34 (and that is a size 0!). I called again to tell them that and I crossed out the size on the form. Not sure if that would have mattered to the dress designer, but still made me nervous. Overall, Odessa was great, but the rest of the staff was less than attentive and careful.
I had a specific style/designer in mind when I went to Modern Bride in NH. As I walked in, I was a bit overwhelmed when Read more...
I had a specific style/designer in mind when I went to Modern Bride in NH. As I walked in, I was a bit overwhelmed when the man who greeted us said we could start looking around (at the big selection), and put the ones I liked on a rack. But when he saw that I brought pictures of ones I liked, he asked Odessa to find some for me to try on. I think I would have been lost without some help picking them out. I tried on a few before finding my dress. It is a bit awkward when you have to hand the dress outside the curtain to the assistant while undressed, especially since there are walls of mirrors in the fitting room. I wasn't sure if I wanted a veil, but I tried one on. I still wasn't sure I liked how it looked with the back of my dress. They measured me for dress size and I told them I would talk to my dad before ordering. When my dad called to put in the deposit, he was told there was a $220 veil on my bill. Not only did I NOT want to order the veil, but I certainly hadn't picked which one I wanted to order. When I called to finalize the order, they argued that I had signed something saying I wanted that veil, but when she looked at my slip (which only said my email and dress/size) she couldn't (surprise!!) find anything. So she did take it off my bill, but the deposit my dad put down was for half of the original order, which had included the veil (on a good note, my dad will have less to pay later I guess). The dress was ordered in the right size, but my measurements were typed wrong on the order form. They had me down for hip: 24...I measured a 34 (and that is a size 0!). I called again to tell them that and I crossed out the size on the form. Not sure if that would have mattered to the dress designer, but still made me nervous. Overall, Odessa was great, but the rest of the staff was less than attentive and careful. Read less
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Mary
Wedding:
11/8/2008
2.8/5.0
I found the perfect wedding dress for me and as a bonus, it was on the clearance rack! When I first went, the staff was very attentive and helpful. So I decided that I should have my bridesmaids dresses ordered here, also. Well, I went with my MOH to look at dresses and the saleswoman was extremely rude. I explained to her that I have one BM who lives in NC and would not be able to be fitted until a certain date. She then shook her head and told me that there would be all kinds of fees if I waited to order (without explaining what exactly those fees were or how soon I needed to order).

She kept breathing down our necks the whole time we were looking at dresses and made both of us feel uncomfortable. I picked out the style I liked and sent my bridesmaids to Marry & Tux in Nashua where they clearly explained the time frame that they needed to have the dresses come in on time and what the exact costs were for the rush fees. They were very professional in the whole process of getting my bridesmaids fitted.
I found the perfect wedding dress for me and as a bonus, it was on the clearance rack! When I first went, the staff was Read more...
I found the perfect wedding dress for me and as a bonus, it was on the clearance rack! When I first went, the staff was very attentive and helpful. So I decided that I should have my bridesmaids dresses ordered here, also. Well, I went with my MOH to look at dresses and the saleswoman was extremely rude. I explained to her that I have one BM who lives in NC and would not be able to be fitted until a certain date. She then shook her head and told me that there would be all kinds of fees if I waited to order (without explaining what exactly those fees were or how soon I needed to order).

She kept breathing down our necks the whole time we were looking at dresses and made both of us feel uncomfortable. I picked out the style I liked and sent my bridesmaids to Marry & Tux in Nashua where they clearly explained the time frame that they needed to have the dresses come in on time and what the exact costs were for the rush fees. They were very professional in the whole process of getting my bridesmaids fitted. Read less
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Happy MOTB
Wedding:
10/1/2011
2.7/5.0
After checking three other bridal shops, my daughter found the one she wanted at MB. She also chose her wedding party's attire at MB. Most of her bridal party did not live near Bedford, NH so it was a bit of a challenge for them to get there for fittings and I don't understand why these shops do not have Sunday hours which would be more convenient for most people. As one post mentioned, they also told each bridesmaid that they needed to order two or three sizes bigger than normal. Two of the bridesmaids were a size 0 and MB talked them into ordering size 6 "because the vendor sizes ran small" and two of the bridesmaids were pregnant at the time of fitting and MB ordered them three sizes bigger than they usually wear because of the "baby weight"; well, all of the sizes they ordered were way too big and cost plenty to have altered. One bridesmaid was adamant that she was ordering a size 0 and nothing else and her gown fit perfectly! So, I suggest if you buy your gowns at MB insist on the size you really want and don't go with the hard sell of a larger size! As for the tux rentals, none of them fit (11 groomsmen and FOG!) and all had to go back the day before the wedding to get the correct sizes. I don't understand how they can take measurements and not get the sizes right. My daughter had some other issues with MB and chose to have her dress altered somewhere else, which saved her a couple hundred dollars. They were never rude however and seemed pleasant each time we were there. They have a very nice selection of gowns and offer clearance dresses for $10; which I bought 5 of! But they are not flexible in their hours and I don't find any value in ordering larger sizes just to get the alteration $$$$'s. I am going to say that I would not recommend MB mainly because of the tux fiasco; but if you stick to your guns under their hard sell and advise you will find their selection of gowns to be bountiful. And they let you browse the store without constantly asking if you need help and when you do need help, there is someone very eager to serve.
After checking three other bridal shops, my daughter found the one she wanted at MB. She also chose her wedding party's Read more...
After checking three other bridal shops, my daughter found the one she wanted at MB. She also chose her wedding party's attire at MB. Most of her bridal party did not live near Bedford, NH so it was a bit of a challenge for them to get there for fittings and I don't understand why these shops do not have Sunday hours which would be more convenient for most people. As one post mentioned, they also told each bridesmaid that they needed to order two or three sizes bigger than normal. Two of the bridesmaids were a size 0 and MB talked them into ordering size 6 "because the vendor sizes ran small" and two of the bridesmaids were pregnant at the time of fitting and MB ordered them three sizes bigger than they usually wear because of the "baby weight"; well, all of the sizes they ordered were way too big and cost plenty to have altered. One bridesmaid was adamant that she was ordering a size 0 and nothing else and her gown fit perfectly! So, I suggest if you buy your gowns at MB insist on the size you really want and don't go with the hard sell of a larger size! As for the tux rentals, none of them fit (11 groomsmen and FOG!) and all had to go back the day before the wedding to get the correct sizes. I don't understand how they can take measurements and not get the sizes right. My daughter had some other issues with MB and chose to have her dress altered somewhere else, which saved her a couple hundred dollars. They were never rude however and seemed pleasant each time we were there. They have a very nice selection of gowns and offer clearance dresses for $10; which I bought 5 of! But they are not flexible in their hours and I don't find any value in ordering larger sizes just to get the alteration $$$$'s. I am going to say that I would not recommend MB mainly because of the tux fiasco; but if you stick to your guns under their hard sell and advise you will find their selection of gowns to be bountiful. And they let you browse the store without constantly asking if you need help and when you do need help, there is someone very eager to serve. Read less
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Nathalie2461
Wedding:
7/9/2004
2.6/5.0
My bridesmaids dresses was purchased by this vendor. They claim to be able to make alterations but it's false unless only knowing how to hem the skirt alterations. The dresses didn't look right on the ceremony day because they REFUSED to take out around one girl's hips, take in the bust of another's, etc. During the reception, one of the dresses slid down and showed her bra while dancing.
My bridesmaids dresses was purchased by this vendor. They claim to be able to make alterations but it's false unless only Read more...
My bridesmaids dresses was purchased by this vendor. They claim to be able to make alterations but it's false unless only knowing how to hem the skirt alterations. The dresses didn't look right on the ceremony day because they REFUSED to take out around one girl's hips, take in the bust of another's, etc. During the reception, one of the dresses slid down and showed her bra while dancing. Read less
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leeann
Wedding:
6/6/2015
1.1/5.0
My twin sister made an appt for us to go look at bridal gowns during their Maggie Sottero Trunk show. We showed up in several groups, myself (bride), MOH (my twin sister), another BM, and MOB and MOG. I had saved some styles of dress to my phone I liked, and when I showed my consultant (couldn't tell you her name, as she never introduced herself), she was completely apathetic. She responded with, "well, just pick some dresses and I'll put them in a room".

My "consultant" acted bored and aloof the entire time I was there. My mother tried on a dress, and she responded that "they don't make that dress in her size". This, firstly, is ridiculous, as there was a bride there twice the size of my mother, and she is not obese. She felt very insulted and there was no offer to help find another dress in the same style.

As I was trying on dresses, she (the employee) told me to "just hand them out around the curtain" when I had taken them off. After the second dress, I stuck the dress out, and nothing. She had just wandered off, leaving me in the room half naked, dangling a 20lb wedding dress outside the curtain, like an idiot.

I normally wear a size 2, but the girl helping us didn't even clip the dress until my mother asked. Half the time, she didn't unclip me at all, and wandered off, leaving me to wriggle out of the dress and take off the clips myself.

The experience was so bad, we just left. I wouldn't dream of giving the good money I planned on spending, at Modern Bride. One of my other bridesmaids, who was not able to make it that day, warned me that Modern Bride is no place for a bride to go, and I had to call her and tell her she was right.

Brides beware - it appears by the other reviews some people have great experiences there, and I wish I were one of them. Unfortunately, they do not continuously assess their consultants, and you might end up with an apathetic jerk who will ruin the experience for you.
My twin sister made an appt for us to go look at bridal gowns during their Maggie Sottero Trunk show. We showed up in Read more...
My twin sister made an appt for us to go look at bridal gowns during their Maggie Sottero Trunk show. We showed up in several groups, myself (bride), MOH (my twin sister), another BM, and MOB and MOG. I had saved some styles of dress to my phone I liked, and when I showed my consultant (couldn't tell you her name, as she never introduced herself), she was completely apathetic. She responded with, "well, just pick some dresses and I'll put them in a room".

My "consultant" acted bored and aloof the entire time I was there. My mother tried on a dress, and she responded that "they don't make that dress in her size". This, firstly, is ridiculous, as there was a bride there twice the size of my mother, and she is not obese. She felt very insulted and there was no offer to help find another dress in the same style.

As I was trying on dresses, she (the employee) told me to "just hand them out around the curtain" when I had taken them off. After the second dress, I stuck the dress out, and nothing. She had just wandered off, leaving me in the room half naked, dangling a 20lb wedding dress outside the curtain, like an idiot.

I normally wear a size 2, but the girl helping us didn't even clip the dress until my mother asked. Half the time, she didn't unclip me at all, and wandered off, leaving me to wriggle out of the dress and take off the clips myself.

The experience was so bad, we just left. I wouldn't dream of giving the good money I planned on spending, at Modern Bride. One of my other bridesmaids, who was not able to make it that day, warned me that Modern Bride is no place for a bride to go, and I had to call her and tell her she was right.

Brides beware - it appears by the other reviews some people have great experiences there, and I wish I were one of them. Unfortunately, they do not continuously assess their consultants, and you might end up with an apathetic jerk who will ruin the experience for you. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Sarah
Wedding:
2/18/2007
0.6/5.0
I would never EVER step foot in Modern Bride again if I could help it. I ordered my bridesmaid's dresses through Modern Bride. I went about 3 months before my wedding and got a lovely Jasmine bridesmaid dress picked out. THe girl was so rude and basically said if you dont' ordered it today it won't be here in time for your wedding. I had all my bridesmaids there so they all ordered them. Then 3 weeks later I got a phone call from Modern Bride saying they were still waiting on the sizes- HELLO WE WERE THERE- YOU WROTE EVERYTHING DOWN! So they said my dresses wouldn't arrive till February- which was my wedding month. I was very upset about the entire thing as I constantly called to see when they would be coming in, to make sure they were there BEFORE the wedding date. As a result of my bad experience I did a review of Modern Bride on The Knot website giving my honest opinion of the place and explained what happened to me. That week I get a message at my workplace from Brian- one of the store owners of Modern Bride to call him. I thought that finally they had an update for me on my dresses (it is now mid January). He ended up calling me again at work later that afternoon and basically said he read my review on line and that I was out to destroy his shop's reputation and threaten me with legal problems. I thought it was amazing that he was actually threatening me AND that he pulled my work number from my file and was harrassing me at work. I would never recommend this place to anyone and i hope everyone stays away from them. Oh yay my dresses did arrive before my wedding- MB did the alternations (were included for free) and the dresses ended up falling apart anyway- all the seams came out.
I would never EVER step foot in Modern Bride again if I could help it. I ordered my bridesmaid's dresses through Modern Read more...
I would never EVER step foot in Modern Bride again if I could help it. I ordered my bridesmaid's dresses through Modern Bride. I went about 3 months before my wedding and got a lovely Jasmine bridesmaid dress picked out. THe girl was so rude and basically said if you dont' ordered it today it won't be here in time for your wedding. I had all my bridesmaids there so they all ordered them. Then 3 weeks later I got a phone call from Modern Bride saying they were still waiting on the sizes- HELLO WE WERE THERE- YOU WROTE EVERYTHING DOWN! So they said my dresses wouldn't arrive till February- which was my wedding month. I was very upset about the entire thing as I constantly called to see when they would be coming in, to make sure they were there BEFORE the wedding date. As a result of my bad experience I did a review of Modern Bride on The Knot website giving my honest opinion of the place and explained what happened to me. That week I get a message at my workplace from Brian- one of the store owners of Modern Bride to call him. I thought that finally they had an update for me on my dresses (it is now mid January). He ended up calling me again at work later that afternoon and basically said he read my review on line and that I was out to destroy his shop's reputation and threaten me with legal problems. I thought it was amazing that he was actually threatening me AND that he pulled my work number from my file and was harrassing me at work. I would never recommend this place to anyone and i hope everyone stays away from them. Oh yay my dresses did arrive before my wedding- MB did the alternations (were included for free) and the dresses ended up falling apart anyway- all the seams came out. Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
Modern Bride and Formal Shop responded with the following comments:

Sarah is grossly mis-representing the facts again. We were not going to address this post as we did not want to appear defensive in any way but this is so far from the truth it would be a sin to not address it. First, if clients are ordering maids dresses 3 months before the wedding it is our responsibility to advise them that the designers take approximately 12 weeks (3 months) to ship. Yes, we would certainly stress ordering soon as we should. We want to help the bride get the dresses she wants. Rude? Not a chance. If we were so rude then why order from us? It is true the dresses were not ordered right away as we were waiting for a deposit and signature from one of the bridesmaids. They held up the order, not us. We wouldn’t have ordered the dresses if they would be arriving less than 3 weeks prior to the wedding. We haven’t missed a wedding in over 50+ years and weren’t going to start there. Sarah posted a message on another website stating that we held up the order. Again, we were waiting for them to complete it. We called the only number given to us only once. We spoke with Sarah and questioned the mis-representation of facts. We do not threaten anyone in any way as we treat all of our clients with the utmost respect. As far as the alterations, each dress that left our store fit fine during their final fitting. There were so few alterations that it would be impossible for the dresses to fall apart as she describes. We did not receive any calls after the wedding stating that the dresses fell apart. We would welcome the chance to inspect the gowns as we stand 100% behind the quality of our work.

We stand behind our reputation as an honest and reputable business. We have helped tens of thousands of brides over the years and continue to grow as our clients bestow us with the highest of marks. It is a shame that someone can try to destroy the hard work and our long standing reputation when we are not the ones at fault.
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Hailey
Wedding:
10/8/2013
0.0/5.0
I went to "Modern Bride" some things that I have to say about it are HORRIBLE i had people not agreeing with me talking back and not caring about what i thought! That's it thats what I'm saying about "Modern Bride"
I went to "Modern Bride" some things that I have to say about it are HORRIBLE i had people not agreeing with me talking Read more...
I went to "Modern Bride" some things that I have to say about it are HORRIBLE i had people not agreeing with me talking back and not caring about what i thought! That's it thats what I'm saying about "Modern Bride" Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire
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Anonymous
Wedding:
1+ year ago
0.0/5.0
I was completely DISGUSTED with the customer service at Modern bride!!!!! When I went to pick up one of my dresses it was completely wrinkled and looked like at trash bag!!!!! I of course was upset seeing my wedding is very soon and the lady at the front was so rude to me!!! She then sent over the manager/ owner who was also very rude and did not try to fix the problem at all!!!! I have not as a customer been treated like this anywhere else!!!! They were nice the first time when they where trying to make the sale but after you purchase something there forget about it you will be stuck with whatever you get back from the factory even if there is any problems and they will not fix them!!! I brought it right over to the lady that's doing my alterations and she couldn't believe that they handed me a dress that looked like that!!! I would HIGHLY recommend NOT going to Modern Bride!!!! Worst customer service ever!!!!
I was completely DISGUSTED with the customer service at Modern bride!!!!! When I went to pick up one of my dresses it was Read more...
I was completely DISGUSTED with the customer service at Modern bride!!!!! When I went to pick up one of my dresses it was completely wrinkled and looked like at trash bag!!!!! I of course was upset seeing my wedding is very soon and the lady at the front was so rude to me!!! She then sent over the manager/ owner who was also very rude and did not try to fix the problem at all!!!! I have not as a customer been treated like this anywhere else!!!! They were nice the first time when they where trying to make the sale but after you purchase something there forget about it you will be stuck with whatever you get back from the factory even if there is any problems and they will not fix them!!! I brought it right over to the lady that's doing my alterations and she couldn't believe that they handed me a dress that looked like that!!! I would HIGHLY recommend NOT going to Modern Bride!!!! Worst customer service ever!!!! Read less
Services Used: Dress & Attire

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