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Modern Bride and Formal Shop

Bedford , NH
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LOCATION

200 Rte 101
Bedford, NH 03110 US (map)

PHONE

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
- Shoe dyeing
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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
Which of the following services do you provide??
Alterations, Preservation, Trunk Shows
Which of the following items do you offer?
Bridal Belts, Bridal Gowns, Formal Gowns, Garters, Hair Accessories, Jewelry, Plus Size Gowns, Sample Gowns, Shoes, Tuxedo Rentals, Tuxedos, Veils
What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown? (select one)
9-11 months
How often do you receive new bridal gowns?
Seasonally
What is your return policy?
Final Sale

INFO FOR JEWELRY

What kind of jewelry do you offer?
Costume Accessories

REVIEWS

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Laura
Wedding:
11/19/2016
5.0/5.0
This was my first experience shopping for my wedding dress and I couldn't have been happier. We were able to peruse at our leisure without any one in your face or pressuring you. I worked with Ashley and she was wonderful. After trying on a few and noting what I liked she pulled the dress I ended up choosing! We went back the next day to try on again just to be positive before purchasing. Ashley remembered us and took care of us yet again. I also got a deal for my bridesmaid dresses so I will be back!
This was my first experience shopping for my wedding dress and I couldn't have been happier. We were able to peruse at our Read more...
This was my first experience shopping for my wedding dress and I couldn't have been happier. We were able to peruse at our leisure without any one in your face or pressuring you. I worked with Ashley and she was wonderful. After trying on a few and noting what I liked she pulled the dress I ended up choosing! We went back the next day to try on again just to be positive before purchasing. Ashley remembered us and took care of us yet again. I also got a deal for my bridesmaid dresses so I will be back! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
This place and the people are amazing. The gowns are so beautiful and high quality! The prices came under my budget! Debbie was perfect! She really connected with me and made me feel like I wasn't "just another customer". She worked with me, made me feel comfortable, and didn't pressure me. I couldn't have asked for a better person to help me! She even put up with my bridesmaid's screaming baby! We also went to Davids Bridal which was a horrible experience in comparison. They seemed more annoyed that I was trying on gowns, had a ton of rules that made it difficult (such as not being able to hold a gown unless putting it on) and the people there seemed like they hated life in general. I am so happy that we were able to have a good experience at Modern Bride! THANK YOU SO MUCH DEBBIE AND MODERN BRIDE!!!
This place and the people are amazing. The gowns are so beautiful and high quality! The prices came under my budget! Read more...
This place and the people are amazing. The gowns are so beautiful and high quality! The prices came under my budget! Debbie was perfect! She really connected with me and made me feel like I wasn't "just another customer". She worked with me, made me feel comfortable, and didn't pressure me. I couldn't have asked for a better person to help me! She even put up with my bridesmaid's screaming baby! We also went to Davids Bridal which was a horrible experience in comparison. They seemed more annoyed that I was trying on gowns, had a ton of rules that made it difficult (such as not being able to hold a gown unless putting it on) and the people there seemed like they hated life in general. I am so happy that we were able to have a good experience at Modern Bride! THANK YOU SO MUCH DEBBIE AND MODERN BRIDE!!! Read less
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Chrisanne
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
I can't say enough good things about Modern Bride & Formal. Like so many before me, I had a lackluster experience at David's Bridal and was starting to feel a little discouraged after trying on so many options without finding the right dress. But I'd read all these good reviews, so I was thrilled when the girl who greeted me said her name was Odessa. (It was like meeting a celebrity!) Right away, I felt so much more comfortable. I love that you don't need an appointment and that they let you dig through the racks yourself—I couldn't help wondering at the other places if my dream dress was hanging on the rack but my stylist had overlooked it. Odessa let me take my time to go through them, and once she saw the style I was looking for, she pulled out a similar dress that I'd missed. And while I tried on dresses, she was great about suggesting different alterations I could make. Plus, she's just warm and friendly—a nice thing when you're stuck in the dressing room together! I actually found two dresses I really liked but ended up going with one on the clearance rack that only cost $340! It was just a great experience all around. We were only half-way through when my mom said incredulously, "I'm so glad we came here!"

And as if that great experience weren't enough, I got a sweet card in the mail from Odessa afterward, urging me to let her know if there's anything I need. Now that's great customer service!
I can't say enough good things about Modern Bride & Formal. Like so many before me, I had a lackluster experience at Read more...
I can't say enough good things about Modern Bride & Formal. Like so many before me, I had a lackluster experience at David's Bridal and was starting to feel a little discouraged after trying on so many options without finding the right dress. But I'd read all these good reviews, so I was thrilled when the girl who greeted me said her name was Odessa. (It was like meeting a celebrity!) Right away, I felt so much more comfortable. I love that you don't need an appointment and that they let you dig through the racks yourself—I couldn't help wondering at the other places if my dream dress was hanging on the rack but my stylist had overlooked it. Odessa let me take my time to go through them, and once she saw the style I was looking for, she pulled out a similar dress that I'd missed. And while I tried on dresses, she was great about suggesting different alterations I could make. Plus, she's just warm and friendly—a nice thing when you're stuck in the dressing room together! I actually found two dresses I really liked but ended up going with one on the clearance rack that only cost $340! It was just a great experience all around. We were only half-way through when my mom said incredulously, "I'm so glad we came here!"

And as if that great experience weren't enough, I got a sweet card in the mail from Odessa afterward, urging me to let her know if there's anything I need. Now that's great customer service! Read less
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Laura
Wedding:
10/15/2016
5.0/5.0
I've purchased dresses with Modern Bride twice, and both times they were very accommodating. Asheley and Tayla were incredibly helpful in finding dresses within a tight budget. Looking forward to getting the alterations done (estimate was reasonable for complicated hem shortening).
I've purchased dresses with Modern Bride twice, and both times they were very accommodating. Asheley and Tayla were Read more...
I've purchased dresses with Modern Bride twice, and both times they were very accommodating. Asheley and Tayla were incredibly helpful in finding dresses within a tight budget. Looking forward to getting the alterations done (estimate was reasonable for complicated hem shortening). Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
After going to david's bridal, where I had an awful experience, I went to Modern Bride. The second I stepped into the building I was greeted by Odessa. She is amazing!! She helped me through picking my dress, trying it on, bringing over the other colors that our in my wedding to compare them with my dress, and helped me with finding out how much not only I can save money but my groom, groomsmen, bridesmaids, and our fathers. With this amazing experience that I had at Modern Bride I felt as though I was on the TV show 'Say Yes To The Dress' from how I was treated. I will always recommend this store to any bride. Make sure you ask for Odessa she is the greatest!
After going to david's bridal, where I had an awful experience, I went to Modern Bride. The second I stepped into the Read more...
After going to david's bridal, where I had an awful experience, I went to Modern Bride. The second I stepped into the building I was greeted by Odessa. She is amazing!! She helped me through picking my dress, trying it on, bringing over the other colors that our in my wedding to compare them with my dress, and helped me with finding out how much not only I can save money but my groom, groomsmen, bridesmaids, and our fathers. With this amazing experience that I had at Modern Bride I felt as though I was on the TV show 'Say Yes To The Dress' from how I was treated. I will always recommend this store to any bride. Make sure you ask for Odessa she is the greatest! Read less
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Modern Bride and Formal Shop responded with the following comments:

Lauren thank you so much for this amazing review! It means so much to me and I'm glad I could be apart of your wedding journey!!! I will see you soon and so excited to work with you and your bridal party for all your wedding needs!
-Odessa and the Modern Bride Team
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I went to Modern Bride not expecting to find my wedding dress that day. I had a bad experience earlier in the day and was so happy when I entered Modern Bride. As soon as we walked in we were greeted and told to take out time, look around and ask if we needed any help. Ashley was so nice and super helpful. She told us that when we found dresses we liked to let her know and she would put them in the dressing room until we were ready. We had about 10 dresses and got started. As my mom helped me get the dresses on, Ashley waited outside the dressing room to take the ones I didn't like away and to give advice. She was very helpful when it came to finding dresses for me that I wanted. Each dress that I tried on was close but not exactly what I wanted, so Ashley asked me what I didn't like about them. After only about 5 dresses, Ashley brought one in that was exactly what I wanted. The dress had all the features I wanted and was perfect. She was nice, helpful, and attentive. I felt like Ashley was there for me during the entire visit. I purchased my dream dress that day and had such an amazing experience at Modern Bride. I will go back for my bridesmaid dresses! I 100% recommend it!
I went to Modern Bride not expecting to find my wedding dress that day. I had a bad experience earlier in the day and was Read more...
I went to Modern Bride not expecting to find my wedding dress that day. I had a bad experience earlier in the day and was so happy when I entered Modern Bride. As soon as we walked in we were greeted and told to take out time, look around and ask if we needed any help. Ashley was so nice and super helpful. She told us that when we found dresses we liked to let her know and she would put them in the dressing room until we were ready. We had about 10 dresses and got started. As my mom helped me get the dresses on, Ashley waited outside the dressing room to take the ones I didn't like away and to give advice. She was very helpful when it came to finding dresses for me that I wanted. Each dress that I tried on was close but not exactly what I wanted, so Ashley asked me what I didn't like about them. After only about 5 dresses, Ashley brought one in that was exactly what I wanted. The dress had all the features I wanted and was perfect. She was nice, helpful, and attentive. I felt like Ashley was there for me during the entire visit. I purchased my dream dress that day and had such an amazing experience at Modern Bride. I will go back for my bridesmaid dresses! I 100% recommend it! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
They were so professional,attentive, and kind I was absolutely amazed! The lady that helped me was Deveney! She was absolutely wonderful. The total staff was helpful and attention to detail. Thank you so much for making my wedding dress shopping the best. I'm so glad I found my dress here!!!
They were so professional,attentive, and kind I was absolutely amazed! The lady that helped me was Deveney! She was Read more...
They were so professional,attentive, and kind I was absolutely amazed! The lady that helped me was Deveney! She was absolutely wonderful. The total staff was helpful and attention to detail. Thank you so much for making my wedding dress shopping the best. I'm so glad I found my dress here!!! Read less
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Anonymous
Wedding:
[Private]
5.0/5.0
I went to a number of bridal shops and I have to say that I kept coming back to Modern Bride. They were by far the best! All of the women who work there are very helpful and it was such a nice change to feel as though I could walk in the store and pick which dresses I wanted to try on, instead of having someone bring me a select group of dresses. I never felt pressure to purchase a dress, which is something I felt at all of the other dress shops. Everyone working there is genuine and wants to help you find the best dress for you. I HIGHLY recommend going to Modern Bride. Excellent selection, very helpful staff and a relaxed atmosphere. I found my dress there and couldn't be happier!
I went to a number of bridal shops and I have to say that I kept coming back to Modern Bride. They were by far the best! Read more...
I went to a number of bridal shops and I have to say that I kept coming back to Modern Bride. They were by far the best! All of the women who work there are very helpful and it was such a nice change to feel as though I could walk in the store and pick which dresses I wanted to try on, instead of having someone bring me a select group of dresses. I never felt pressure to purchase a dress, which is something I felt at all of the other dress shops. Everyone working there is genuine and wants to help you find the best dress for you. I HIGHLY recommend going to Modern Bride. Excellent selection, very helpful staff and a relaxed atmosphere. I found my dress there and couldn't be happier! Read less
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Kelsey
Wedding:
4/30/2016
5.0/5.0
Great customer service! Ashley was a huge help and really cared about helping me find the dress, which I did! Would highly recommend.
Great customer service! Ashley was a huge help and really cared about helping me find the dress, which I did! Would highly Read more...
Great customer service! Ashley was a huge help and really cared about helping me find the dress, which I did! Would highly recommend. Read less
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Modern Bride and Formal Shop responded with the following comments:

Kelsey,
Thank You for your kind words, they are greatly appreciated :) I am so happy that I could help in finding your special dress! We would love to see pictures of your special day if you'd like to share!
Best,
Ashley @ Modern Bride
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Carie
Wedding:
4/2/2016
5.0/5.0
I have had an absolutely wonderful experience with Odessa and the team at Modern Bride! My fiance and I are on an extremely tight budget and wanted to get both my dress and his tux for a very affordable price. Modern Bride was the only place that embraced my budget and treated me with respect throughout the whole experience. Odessa was fantastic to work with - She was very calm and relaxed, which made me have a very pleasant experience. She treated me as if I had an endless budget and helped me find a beautiful, quality dress for a truly unbelievable price. (And did I mention that my fiance's tux was also free?!) We ended up ordering all of our dresses and tuxes for the wedding party at Modern Bride, as well. Thanks again Odessa!!!
I have had an absolutely wonderful experience with Odessa and the team at Modern Bride! My fiance and I are on an Read more...
I have had an absolutely wonderful experience with Odessa and the team at Modern Bride! My fiance and I are on an extremely tight budget and wanted to get both my dress and his tux for a very affordable price. Modern Bride was the only place that embraced my budget and treated me with respect throughout the whole experience. Odessa was fantastic to work with - She was very calm and relaxed, which made me have a very pleasant experience. She treated me as if I had an endless budget and helped me find a beautiful, quality dress for a truly unbelievable price. (And did I mention that my fiance's tux was also free?!) We ended up ordering all of our dresses and tuxes for the wedding party at Modern Bride, as well. Thanks again Odessa!!! Read less
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