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Modern Bride and Formal Shop

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

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603-472-4933

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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

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Melissa
Wedding:
10/16/2015
5.0/5.0
I went into Modern Bride mostly because it was very close to my house and it was the first place I wanted to try and I'm so glad I did.

I walked in with my mom, MOH and 3 bridesmaids and was immediately greeted by someone. I told her what I wanted and even showed her some pictures. She told me to search and pick a few out and then I could try them on. After picking a few she took me to a room and made me feel really comfortable. I liked the dresses I tried on and loved one of them.

She then asked if she could go pick some since she knew what I seemed to like. She came back 3 different times with 4 different dresses and I fell in love with one of them. She even brought over one that wasn't really what I had been trying on but wanted me to feel like I had tried everything so I didn't have the "I wonder what that would have looked like" feeling. In the end I ended up buying one that she had picked and I had over looked. It took me about an hour to find the dress.

After she helped my Bridesmaids go through and try on different dresses and showed us different colors. She was so helpful and nice and never made myself or my bridesmaids feel like we HAD to choose or get the dresses. She gave me a lot of suggestions and even wrote down a bunch of information for us.

I would definitely recommend going there. They were so helpful, made me feel comfortable and there was so many options. Also, I'm really petite so I had to get it specially ordered so it will take longer than normal for it to arrive, just an FYI!
I went into Modern Bride mostly because it was very close to my house and it was the first place I wanted to try and I'm Read more...
I went into Modern Bride mostly because it was very close to my house and it was the first place I wanted to try and I'm so glad I did.

I walked in with my mom, MOH and 3 bridesmaids and was immediately greeted by someone. I told her what I wanted and even showed her some pictures. She told me to search and pick a few out and then I could try them on. After picking a few she took me to a room and made me feel really comfortable. I liked the dresses I tried on and loved one of them.

She then asked if she could go pick some since she knew what I seemed to like. She came back 3 different times with 4 different dresses and I fell in love with one of them. She even brought over one that wasn't really what I had been trying on but wanted me to feel like I had tried everything so I didn't have the "I wonder what that would have looked like" feeling. In the end I ended up buying one that she had picked and I had over looked. It took me about an hour to find the dress.

After she helped my Bridesmaids go through and try on different dresses and showed us different colors. She was so helpful and nice and never made myself or my bridesmaids feel like we HAD to choose or get the dresses. She gave me a lot of suggestions and even wrote down a bunch of information for us.

I would definitely recommend going there. They were so helpful, made me feel comfortable and there was so many options. Also, I'm really petite so I had to get it specially ordered so it will take longer than normal for it to arrive, just an FYI! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
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5.0/5.0
I just wanted to write a quick recap of what a lovely experience my mom and I recently had at Modern Bride and Formal Shop in Bedford, NH. We went in just planning on looking for some ideas for my soon-to-be purchased wedding dress and instead we found Odessa. Odessa is a phenomenal consultant whom my mother and I had the pleasure of working with. She let us take our own time and peek around the salon at our leisure. She intuitively approached us when the time seemed right and began to ask questions of what I would like to see myself in. I mentioned that a specific dress on display caught my eye as I entered the store. Together, the three of us approached the dress at the front of the store to retrieve it. As we examined it, Odessa mentioned that she had a dress extremely similar to the one that was on display, but lacking what I would interpret as a gaudy flower embellishment on the front of the dress. I told her that was the only thing on the dress I despised and applauded her that she had such a wonderful suggestion. Needless to say, I tried on the Maggie Sottero - Marianne dress she suggested, it was a sure winner from the moment I was laced in. Odessa could not have been more helpful. I plan on going back to the salon at the end of the month with the addition of my sister, soon to be sister in law, and soon to be mother in law. My mom and I could not have been happier with the AMAZING service and eye that Odessa lent us. Thank you so much for our experience. We cannot wait to return in the near future to purchase my dress!
I just wanted to write a quick recap of what a lovely experience my mom and I recently had at Modern Bride and Formal Shop Read more...
I just wanted to write a quick recap of what a lovely experience my mom and I recently had at Modern Bride and Formal Shop in Bedford, NH. We went in just planning on looking for some ideas for my soon-to-be purchased wedding dress and instead we found Odessa. Odessa is a phenomenal consultant whom my mother and I had the pleasure of working with. She let us take our own time and peek around the salon at our leisure. She intuitively approached us when the time seemed right and began to ask questions of what I would like to see myself in. I mentioned that a specific dress on display caught my eye as I entered the store. Together, the three of us approached the dress at the front of the store to retrieve it. As we examined it, Odessa mentioned that she had a dress extremely similar to the one that was on display, but lacking what I would interpret as a gaudy flower embellishment on the front of the dress. I told her that was the only thing on the dress I despised and applauded her that she had such a wonderful suggestion. Needless to say, I tried on the Maggie Sottero - Marianne dress she suggested, it was a sure winner from the moment I was laced in. Odessa could not have been more helpful. I plan on going back to the salon at the end of the month with the addition of my sister, soon to be sister in law, and soon to be mother in law. My mom and I could not have been happier with the AMAZING service and eye that Odessa lent us. Thank you so much for our experience. We cannot wait to return in the near future to purchase my dress! Read less
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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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Anonymous
Wedding:
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Modern Bride was fantastic! I went to two other bridal shops before Modern Bride and they were very different. At the other places, they selected the dresses for me to try on. I preferred Modern Bride, where I could browse for myself and select ones that I liked. Made the process way easier and less stressful! Modern Bride was also the biggest bridal shop I had seen and had the largest selection.

My consultant was Odessa and she was fantastic! She assisted me whenever I needed it and was very honest with the dresses I tried on, as well. She was knowledgable about the dresses and was not pushy!

I will be bringing my bridesmaids back to pick out their dresses! I highly recommend Odessa as a consultant at Modern Bride!
Modern Bride was fantastic! I went to two other bridal shops before Modern Bride and they were very different. At the Read more...
Modern Bride was fantastic! I went to two other bridal shops before Modern Bride and they were very different. At the other places, they selected the dresses for me to try on. I preferred Modern Bride, where I could browse for myself and select ones that I liked. Made the process way easier and less stressful! Modern Bride was also the biggest bridal shop I had seen and had the largest selection.

My consultant was Odessa and she was fantastic! She assisted me whenever I needed it and was very honest with the dresses I tried on, as well. She was knowledgable about the dresses and was not pushy!

I will be bringing my bridesmaids back to pick out their dresses! I highly recommend Odessa as a consultant at Modern Bride! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/12/2015
5.0/5.0
I have gone to several bridal shops in southern NH and have not found a more accommodating and welcoming staff than those at Modern Bride and Formal Shop. Odessa, a bridal consultant, was patient, encouraging, and respectful. She was extremely helpful and was able to pick out the dress of my dreams. I am happy to say that I will be going back to Modern Bride and Formal Shop to get my wedding dress! Thank you Odessa! Also, on my venture to find my wedding dress my sister and mother tried on dresses. Tayla another consultant was just as helpful as Odessa in making my mother feel comfortable and relaxed while trying on dresses! I encourage all brides to take a visit to Modern Bride and Formal Shop.
I have gone to several bridal shops in southern NH and have not found a more accommodating and welcoming staff than those Read more...
I have gone to several bridal shops in southern NH and have not found a more accommodating and welcoming staff than those at Modern Bride and Formal Shop. Odessa, a bridal consultant, was patient, encouraging, and respectful. She was extremely helpful and was able to pick out the dress of my dreams. I am happy to say that I will be going back to Modern Bride and Formal Shop to get my wedding dress! Thank you Odessa! Also, on my venture to find my wedding dress my sister and mother tried on dresses. Tayla another consultant was just as helpful as Odessa in making my mother feel comfortable and relaxed while trying on dresses! I encourage all brides to take a visit to Modern Bride and Formal Shop. Read less
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Andrea
Wedding:
7/11/2015
5.0/5.0
Came here twice and was amazed at the friendly and over the top service from the ladies who helped me! I found my wedding gown here and was helped by Debbie the second time around. I cannot say enough good things about her! She is an absolute sweetheart and did not pressure me in the slightest, and had some great suggestions and advice. I've been to other shops and got a bad vibe from the salespeople, but not this place! They definitely have your best interests in mind and listen to what you have to say. I an hour from Massachusetts all the way here because they were the only shop close enough to me with the gown that I wanted! I highly recommend this shop! 5/5 hands down.
Came here twice and was amazed at the friendly and over the top service from the ladies who helped me! I found my wedding Read more...
Came here twice and was amazed at the friendly and over the top service from the ladies who helped me! I found my wedding gown here and was helped by Debbie the second time around. I cannot say enough good things about her! She is an absolute sweetheart and did not pressure me in the slightest, and had some great suggestions and advice. I've been to other shops and got a bad vibe from the salespeople, but not this place! They definitely have your best interests in mind and listen to what you have to say. I an hour from Massachusetts all the way here because they were the only shop close enough to me with the gown that I wanted! I highly recommend this shop! 5/5 hands down. 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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Jessica
Wedding:
5/22/2015
5.0/5.0
Excellent place to buy my dress! They were patient and attentive, fabulous service.
Excellent place to buy my dress! They were patient and attentive, fabulous service.
Excellent place to buy my dress! They were patient and attentive, fabulous service. 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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Liana
Wedding:
2/7/2015
5.0/5.0
I recently moved to the area and found Modern Bride was just down the street from my new house. I decided to go in to just check it out by myself one day and after about an hour I came out completely relieved and very happy because 1.) I had found THE dress, 2.) I was able to buy it off the rack (especially with my wedding being less than 6 months away), and 3.) I had received amazing service from Odessa, one of the girls that works there. Odessa was very sweet, friendly and extremely helpful. And although I was there by myself, she stuck with me the entire time, helping me get the dresses on and giving me her opinions about a lot of things. And to top it all off, I received a very sweet, personalized, hand written card the next day from her and the rest of the Modern Bride team congratulating me on finding my wedding gown and for working with them. I'm very, very satisfied with my experience at Modern Bride and I wish I had more engaged friends right now to refer them to come to this shop.
I recently moved to the area and found Modern Bride was just down the street from my new house. I decided to go in to just Read more...
I recently moved to the area and found Modern Bride was just down the street from my new house. I decided to go in to just check it out by myself one day and after about an hour I came out completely relieved and very happy because 1.) I had found THE dress, 2.) I was able to buy it off the rack (especially with my wedding being less than 6 months away), and 3.) I had received amazing service from Odessa, one of the girls that works there. Odessa was very sweet, friendly and extremely helpful. And although I was there by myself, she stuck with me the entire time, helping me get the dresses on and giving me her opinions about a lot of things. And to top it all off, I received a very sweet, personalized, hand written card the next day from her and the rest of the Modern Bride team congratulating me on finding my wedding gown and for working with them. I'm very, very satisfied with my experience at Modern Bride and I wish I had more engaged friends right now to refer them to come to this shop. Read less
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