About Us

Warm Hospitality with Years of Experience

Today’s Bride and Formal Wear has been an iconic Southern Maryland bridal boutique for the last two decades.  When Kristie Wood assumed the reins from her boss in 2007, Kristie renewed Today’s Bride’s distinct, high-quality wedding and formal wear elegance, but also brought a new, vibrant, and contemporary panache to Today’s Bride and Formal Wear.

Today’s Bride and Formal Wear is a full-service bridal and special occasion boutique located in the heart of St. Mary’s County – California, MD.  The boutique offers a wide-array of elegant and sophisticated bridals gowns, bridesmaids, flower girls, mothers, cocktail and special occasion dresses.  Today’s Bride and Formal Wear also offers a large selection of tuxedos and formal wear for men – complimenting the whole wedding and special occasion events.

Combining the warm hospitality, superior customer service, and years of experience, Today’s Bride and Formal Wear offers an unique and special shopping experience for each and every one of their customers.  This family-owned and operated boutique offers an unparalleled selection and well-known designer brands and merchandise as well as highly-trained and quality staff.


Meet the Team

Kristie Wood - Owner

Kristie Wood – Owner (The Crafty & Creative Gal)

Kristie was destined to be a bridal shop owner – growing up Kristie spent many hours with her two great aunts who spent 40 years designing and fabricating bridal fashions for local brides as well as formal wear for the wives of naval officers stationed at NAS Patuxent River; including the wives of astronauts Alan Shepard and Scott Carpenter.

As Kristie made her way through high school, she designed several prom gowns and entered Bauder Fashion College in Atlanta, GA majoring Fashion Merchandising after graduating high school.

Upon returning to Southern Maryland, Kristie worked in the bridal industry as the Manager at Today’s Bride for several years. In 2007, purchased Today’s Bride and became the owner.

Today, Kristie works hard to make every bride’s dream wedding come to life. Her philosophy about Today’s Bride and how it sets itself apart from other bridal boutiques, is the difference in the level of experience, listening to their customer’s needs and vision, perfectly assessing the right dress for the right person, and ensuring each and every customer has a stress-free shopping experience.


Daniel Simpson - Owner

Daniel Simpson – Owner (The Not-So-Silent Partner)

Dan Simpson brings Today’s Bride and Formal Wear over 20 years of strategic business planning.  A graduate of the University of Maryland in Mechanical Engineering, Dan assists in running the business as well as provide superior tuxedo fitting services inside Today’s Bride and Formal Wear.  When Dan is not at the shop, he works as a local government contractor and run his Rolls Royce Limousine Service – Classy Chassis.

Providing superior customer service, Dan and his sister, Kristie, will truly make your experience at Today’s Bride and Formal Wear a positive one.


Jodie Hunt - Manager

Jodie Hunt – Manager (The Perfectionist)

Jodie Hunt brings over 20 years of superior customer service and retail experience. With a love for fashion and design – not to mention that she is always dressed to impress – Jodie has worked in the fashion, hair, home improvement, and bridal industries. A steadfast professional, Jodie pays close, exceptional attention to detail with the ease of her friendly and social manner; Jodie is sure to be your best advocate and resource for all your special occasion needs.


Anitra Harris - Bridal Dress Consultant & Shoe Extraordinaire

Anitra Harris – Bridal Dress Consultant (and Shoe Extraordinaire)

Anitra Harris has an exceptional customer service and retail track record. Prior to joining Today’s Bride and Formal Wear, Anitra specialized in make-up artistry for Estee Lauder for over five years and served as a travel agent for three years prior to that. Bringing her love of shoes, fashion, and high-end dresses, Anitra became the perfect bridal consultant for Today’s Bride. Developing a great relationship with her clients, Anitra knows about every dress and accessory that Today’s Bride carries. Why is that? Anitra becomes acquainted with each and every dress that comes into Today’s Bride so that she may suggest what dress works for what body type….she is also known to try on and get to the know the shoes as well – she has a thing for shoes. Anitra is highly regarded by many of Today’s Bride’s customer that many of them visit her on a regular basis.


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