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Pennsylvania’s Largest Family Owned Bridal & Formalwear Store
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History Of A Western Pa Bridal Store

History of a Pa Bridal Store

Our story began in 1991 when the Pederson family acquired Modern Bride.

The original 2,000 sq ft location opened with just two employees, 20 wedding dresses, and 25 bridesmaid dresses. Successful growth over the next decade of operations led to two separate expansions that more than doubled the floor space. The early days weren’t without obstacles, though. The owners of Modern Bride Magazine sued us for copying their name. We decided that it was time for a change and that we had grown into a new identity since the original acquisition. MB Bride & Special Occasion was born.

History of a Pa Bridal Shop

By 2004 MB Bride prepared to keep up with its growing reputation.

MB Bride purchased and renovated the old Greensburg Lumber store later that year. We still call the 15,600 square foot location home today, although it has undergone several transformations over the years. The Prom Store was added in 2006, along with an expanded alterations department and an innovative gown storage system. In 2012 several fitting rooms were added throughout the store, the alterations department was redesigned to better serve both our customers and our expert associates. Other various cosmetic changes resulted in the store you see now.

Modern Pa Bridal Store

Today, MB Bride & Special Occasion has gained national recognition.

We now offer over 600 bridal dresses and over 1,300 bridesmaid dresses. Our expert bridal consultants travel to Chicago, New York, Amsterdam, London, Barcelona, and other cities at the center of the industry to meet with cutting edge designers and learn about fabrics, construction, and the newest style trends. The experts guiding your experience are even invited to critique designer lines. After all, they know many of the industry’s leading designers personally. Our bridal consultants are part of what separates us from the competition and what keeps us at the forefront of the industry. 

While MB Bride has experienced much change in the last three decades, our commitment to our customers and our desire to lead the industry remains as strong as the day we opened our doors 25 years ago.

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No pressure which I really appreciated. We have been to other Bridal Shoppes and have never been treated as good as we were at MB Brides!

I've been searching for my wedding dress for 2 months or so and have been to 5 or more stores...and none of which were as helpful as your store. I will definitely be recommending MB Bride to everyone! Thank you so for outstanding service and advice!!!.

We just wanted to thank you for everything! The service you provide is fantastic! You did such a wonderful job on the dresses. It was such a pleasure working with all of you!

I want to say thank you for the great dress shopping experience I had at your new store! I am so thrilled with what I found and staff was a great help!

I just wanted to thank you so much for all of your help and kindness. Your knowledge and thoughtfulness of the bridal business has made this so much easier for my mom and I. Thanks for making my special day so special!

Thank you so much for being so kind and helpful, I really appreciate the time you have spent with me. You want everything to be just perfect!  You have been so patient and honest. I am so glad I chose MB Bride and will recommend you to all of my friends!

My sister bought her dress from you in 2000. I was only 16 at the time but she had a good experience with your staff and I remember how well you worked with her, that is why your are my first stop!

I have recently purchased my bridal gown through you... We drove five hours to your store and enjoyed every moment spent there, with getting all the information that we needed.

Thank you for the excellent service. I am so happy with my choice of wedding gown and veiling. I could not have done it without your help. MB Bride's customer service exceeded my expectations both times I visited!

I recently ordered my wedding gown from your store, and since the service was so great, I'd like to order all of my bridesmaids gowns from your store as well.

I drove from State College and it was well worth the trip. I tried on the dress and it was exactly as I hoped for (or better!). Lynne was so gracious and helpful. I am a Customer Service Specialist for a multi-national bio-chemical company and I know great customer service when I experience it.

Thank you so much for all of your help in selecting my bridal gown. After a dozen of bridal boutiques and after trying on over 100 dresses, I was able to find 'it' with your assistance! Thanks for listening -- REALLY listening!

My daughter and all her bridesmaids have all gotten their dresses from you... YOUR STORE is THE place to go!!!

MB Bride is my vote... They have private dressing rooms with really nice lights and I wasn't pressured at all to make any decisions.

I just wanted to thank you for being such a big help to my bridesmaids, flower girl, mother, and especially myself! You have made the process of finding my dress and coordinating everyone else's dresses easy and enjoyable!

We would like to sincerely thank you and your staff for everything you did to help us with our wedding attire. Most of all, thank you for your service and professionalism. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to meet and work with you and your staff!

We drove five hours to your store and enjoyed every moment spent there, received all the information that we needed!

Thank you so much for helping make our day beautiful! Everyone at MB Bride was helpful and supportive and we appreciated it.

Based on MANY wonderful recommendations, I bought my dress and bridesmaids dresses at MB Bride. I drove 1 hour and 10 min from the west suburbs to get there, and have never been sorry that I did.

I just wanted to tell you how WONDERFUL you are to work with. I visited many bridal stores and at each store, I was not happy with the service that was provided.

I just wanted to say Thank You so very much for handling my wedding details so efficiently. I think that you are all wonderful and work nicely together as a team -- my wedding was beautiful!

Just a note to thank you so much for all of your help. You were ever so patient and accommodating with every question and request. All your hard work paid off with a beautiful bride!

I would like to mention what a wonderful job MB Bride has done with helping me with my gown and my bridal party. My expectations of a bridal shop were exceeded by far by your customer service!

There wasn't a time when I came there that you were not busy but still handled everything in a very professional manner. I would definitely recommend your bridal shop and team of workers to others...Thanks again for everything!

Thank you for all that you did to help make our wedding day a big success. The bridesmaids and ushers looked great! It was terrific working with you!

Our wedding was beautiful. Once again, thank you for your help!

I had a wonderful time on Sunday and I am so excited that I got the dress that I love! Everything was wonderful. I look forward to coming in for the fittings!

I just want to say that you and your staff have been exceptional in helping me make my wedding day extra special. The service was great throughout my preparations. I will definitely recommend your store!

I ordered my gown and BM dresses from MBBride and everything has been great! They have a large selection, and I really like that you can check things out on their website and send them a list of dresses you want to try on when you make your appointment.

I felt like a very special customer and wanted to thank you for your help! You handled everything so well, I could worry about everything else! I received so many compliments on my dress and on my mother's. Your service was excellent and everyone was so helpful and friendly!

I love everything you have; looking forward to buying my dress with you... I live in New York, but I'm willing to go to you to find my dress.

I bought my gown from you last year and I have never seen a better selection or have gotten a better value! MB Bride is the top of the line!

I just bought my wedding gown at MB Bride last week. They carry a lot of the top designers and have a great website. Definitely go and check it out!

Just a little thank you for making our day so wonderful. The gown was absolutely stunning and you were such a wonderful person to work with. I felt most comfortable working with you!

After weeks of searching for a dress that would feel like it suited my body, style and vision of my wedding...you came to the rescue! You truly have a gift! I enjoyed all of the accessories we selected together -- veil, purse, earrings, and shoes. Thank you for everything.!

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