140 total reviews
Perfection! Odessa and Renee, you made my daughter feel like a princess. The bride's and bridesmaids' dresses were beautiful. Brian took care of the tuxes flawlessly. I called so many times and whoever helped me showed professionalism and excellent customer service. A++++
I was not the typical excited bride-to-be on the hunt for my wedding dress today. Our wedding isn't until 2015, so I agreed to go out to a Maggie Sottero trunk show at Modern Bride (MB)in Bedford, NH as a test run. I had no idea what dresses would look good on me and only went in with two thoughts: Old Hollywood and I certainly wouldn't find a dress today.
Odessa kindly greeted us with an easy-going, yet professional demeanor and inquired on what I was looking for. I basically told her that I had no clue except that our wedding style was going to be Old Hollywood.
She seriously was like a wedding dress fairy. She pulled out several dresses geared towards my theme, but also focused on what I knew I didn't want (no poof or princess-like styles for me).
Odessa was a true pro- hands off when I needed her to be (loved having her to assist, but didn't need her helping me squeeze my nearly naked body into each dress ;) and immediately hands on when I needed help zipping and adjusting.
I loved that I could be open and honest when I didn't like a particular dress and appreciated Odessa's honesty when she had a feeling I wasn't into something.
Enter Ashely- another great addition to this random "I'm-looking-for-my wedding-dress-but-won't-be-buying-it" day. She was another sales consultant who if I didn't know worked there, felt like a long-lost friend helping me out.
In a nutshell, I went into MB thinking I may be able to at least narrow down my thoughts for the big day and left with a completely different feeling. I left elated about the beautiful, Old Hollywood Maggie Sottero dress that I ended up purchasing because I knew it was the one. With the help of these two ladies at MB, and of course my friend HK, made this day a very memorable one.
For those who may start out like me feeling overwhelmed about the whole wedding dress search and may not initially be overly excited about it- I'd highly recommend giving Modern Bride a try. No pressure, yet passionate and knowledgeable staff that make you feel welcome.
You never know...you may just find yourself leaving with the dress of your dreams. (Even if initially- you don't know what that exactly looks like ;)
They truly do...very nice very helpful.
I bought my dress and all the bridesmaid dresses, flower girl and mother of the bride dress at Modern Bride and there was nothing wrong with any of them! Fantastic dress shop!
Odessa at Modern Bride was very helpful and she calmed my nerves and made dress shopping fun. I highly recommend this vendor, ask for Odessa!
Yesterday I was swept off my feet the second time this year! (First being the proposal!!) Modern Bride was my first and only stop to trying on wedding gowns. Ashley helped me find my perfect dress. She answered all of my questions, went through all the important steps of the contract and overall made me, my mother and future mother-in-law feel right at home. It has been an amazing experience and I cannot wait for my dress to come in!!
I would highly recommend Ashley to guide any bride through the dress process. She is easy going and fun and makes the process easy! Thank you so much Ashley and Modern Bride!
Great dress shop!
I went last week to pick out my dress for my wedding next year! I was a little nervous about shopping because of places I had been for friends before that were busy and chaotic. This place was the complete opposite. It was very relaxed and calm. I had an idea in mind, but wanted to try out other dresses too. Odessa was very helpful. I told her what dress I wanted, then she went and picked that out and set up a dressing room then gave me time to browse. She also helped pick out some similiar styles as well. She was not pushy at all, as I would have expected a bridal shop to be, just was there as I needed her. She even brought over a mannequin with the color suit the groom will be wearing, so that I could see what my dress looked like next to that color! I was also very impressed that Odessa sent a thank-you note for follow up the next day. Great customer service! I can't wait to go back for my first fitting and will definitely be shopping there for the groomsmen as well!
I had such a great experience buying my wedding dress here! I highly recommend Modern Bride to all Brides looking for their wedding dress! Courtney was amazing as well! She was very helpful and found me the dress of my dreams!
I was helped by Ashley at Modern Bride. She was absolutely wonderful! She made me feel so comfortable through out the entire process and at no point did I feel pressured to make a purchase. She listened to what I had in mind and picked out the perfect dress for me! The selection at Modern Bride is wonderful and they have a little bit of everything! Thank you so much for all of your help and I can't wait to wear my beautiful dress!
I used Modern Bride for my wedding dress. It was my first shop and after going to Davids Bridal and Marry and Tux, I went with Modern Bride. They are all very professional and take time with each person and don't rush you. My dress was a Maggie Sottero and fit perfectly. I had several fittings and was pleased with how the dress and bustle came out.
By far the most welcoming, accommodating, and personal bridal shop I have ever been to, and that is saying allot. It was a party picking out my dress; no stress, they are willing to work in whatever price range you want (mine was on the very conservative side) and found my dream dress with all the specifications I had asked for. I fell in love with its look-alike in a different shop for $1500 and this dress was better, although almost identical, for $200. Thank you Modern Bride!! I will definitely be steering all my sisters and friends your way!
Looking for a wedding dress felt like an overwhelming task until I came to Modern Bride. I had gone to one other dress shop which was too fancy for me and I was feeling overwhelmed and stressed out. Walking in to Modern Bride I was immediately greeted and told to hit the racks and look for dresses that I wanted to try on. Odessa was my sales associate and I can't say enough great things about her! She knew how to step in when I needed her, but also let me (and my family) pick out dresses on our own (even if she knew they weren't my style).
Once I had narrowed down my style, Odessa helped to pull other dresses that were similar and within my price range. It was such a hard choice to choose a dress and I didn't feel ANY pressure with Odessa. She asked me what I didn't like about the dress and I couldn't think of anything-which meant it was the one! She helped to make me feel comfortable and beautiful in everything that I tried on!
Last night I went back for my 1st fitting and was immediately greeted by Odessa again! I couldn't believe that she remembered who I was! She was so helpful again getting me into my dress and answering the millions of questions that I had! I can't wait to go back to have my final fitting because I know that it will be perfect!
Thank you Modern Bride for making this process so easy, being so helpful, and keeping my stress level down!
I initially went in to Modern Bride to see if I could get some ideas and try some dresses on to figure out what I liked. I went with a couple friends and my bridal party. Once I walked in Odessa took charge. She started a room for me right away, I think I probably tried on 5 dresses and then Odessa said "Wait - I have one I think you will really like!" She scurried off and came back with this beautiful dress. I tried it on ... Cried... Showed all the girls and that was it. I had my dress. I got a call a few weeks ago that my wedding dress was in. I figured I would try it on again... So off to MB we went. Odessa was there again, remembered me and was amazing once again. Not only did she know exactly what I wanted but she made me feel special once again! I would absolutely recommend MB to any of my friends based on the experience I had and I know for a fact a couple if the girls that were with me will be back when it's their turn.
Job well done Odessa! Thank you for making it an over the top experience!
I started and ended my wedding dress shopping at Modern Bride yesterday. They had a great selection of wedding gowns at a variety of prices. We worked with Sydney and she was wonderful and accommodating. She never made me feel hurried, she, as well as other staff, brought me dresses over to try based on styles I was drawn to and Sydney clipped and bustled my gowns for 3 hours. I was really nervous about the process initially, but she made me feel very comfortable and allowed me to take my time and never made me feel pressured to make a decision. The rest of the staff was also fabulous and very friendly. I love the gown I bought and couldn't be happier with my experience!
I highly recommend Modern Bride! I found the most perfect, most beautiful wedding dress with Sydney's help. She was awesome, such a pleasure to work with, and I couldn't be happier with my dress and experience. Thanks Sydney!!!
Not only was I greeted with a warm smile, but Odessa was there to help me all the way through. From helping me find the dress of my dreams, to finding the veil, and even grabbing shoes so I could figure out the length I should get in. She helped me find my bridesmaid dresses and had also helped my husband to be pick out a tux to match my dress perfectly (on a separate day of course) Odessa is a genuinely nice person who is very welcoming and helpful. She made me feel at home the whole way through.
I wasn't planning to go look at wedding gowns, but decided last minute to venture out to Modern Bride. That is where I met Odessa! I was a little nervous about the whole "looking for a dress" process, but Odessa was very sweet, helpful, and patient with me! The atmosphere of the store was very relaxed, and my Mom, sister, and I were able to look through the racks on our own and pull dresses that I wanted to try on. As I tried on dresses, Odessa listened as I described what I liked or didn't like about each one. After only 4 dresses, Odessa went and pulled a gown that she thought I might like! I fell in love with the dress the second I put it on! I never imagined that I would find the perfect dress so quickly, and I couldn't have done it without Odessa's help! Odessa is amazing, and I would recommend anyone to go visit her at this shop!
When I first searched for the Alfred Angelo Disney Princess Collection, Modern Bride was the only shop that carried the collection in the state. I was so impressed with the service and truly felt as though I was a Disney Princess! The bridesmaid dresses were beautiful, and my bridal gown is amazing! The service is wonderful, and every time I go into the shop I feel as though I am a priority! I would definitely recommend Modern Bride to anyone who wants to feel like a princess on their special day!
Had incredible service from the moment we walked through the door by Ashley. We were greeted immediately and began discussing options and styles. I was not anticipating to find a dress that day but knew just after trying on 2 dresses I had found the one. Definitely the highest quality yet affordable dresses I had seen since I began my dress hunt.
Modern Bride has provided our entire family with outstanding service. When I arrived with my daughter to view bridal gowns and experienced the quality service and attention, I knew my daughter was in good hands. Sydney assisted my daughter with bridal gowns to try on. Listening to find out what style my daughter was looking for made her choice perfect. She glowed in the first gown she tried and yes, this was the one! Sydney and Odessa assisted the bridesmaids with the lovely dresses to view and the perfect one chosen. My turn, Mom of the bride, having an idea of what I was looking for, I was able to discuss with Odessa who has helped me out so much. The perfect dress! I have been back to the shop for my fitting and taken very good care of with the bridal shop's seamtress. Each time I made a phone call or arrive at the shop, I am always given a warm welcome. Odessa always remembers everyone's name and acknowledges each member in the bridal party. Thank you to all, and especially to Odessa for such a wonderful experience.
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Modern Bride is New Hampshire's premier bridal showroom with the area's largest collection of designer bridal gowns; bridesmaid, mother-of-the-bride and flower girl dresses; accessories; and tuxedos. We are the region's only full-service bridal shop with on-site professional seamstresses ensuring the proper fit of your beautiful gown.
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awards and affiliations
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2014
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2013
- The Knot Best Of Weddings 2011