Nationwide, June 26, 2011—On July 11-23rd, The national charitable organization, Brides Across America is teaming up with bridal salons across the nation to provide military brides the opportunity to make their wedding dreams a reality by receiving a free wedding gown. In celebration of Independence Day, Brides Across America will honor military brides by saying thank you to our troops by giving away designer wedding gowns. Some of the designers donating gowns are from Jim Hjelm, Watters and Watters, Maggie Sottero, Pronovias, Lazaro, and other prominent designers.
The event will take place nationwide on July 11 through July 23rd. Brides will be serviced on a first-come, first-serve basis. Brides are encouraged to come early and secure their place in line, as there is a limited supply. The gowns to be donated are valued between $500 and $4,000 and range from sizes 4-20. Each store will have a select number of gowns, sizes and designers.
In order to qualify, brides or their fiancé must be on active duty in the military, either currently deployed or deployed within the last five years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya or Japan. Identification and deployment papers must be presented at the event to qualify.
Brides Across America, a Massachusetts based charitable organization focuses on providing free wedding gowns to those military brides that have not been able to have their dream wedding. Brides Across America is connecting with bridal salons across the nation to help spread the military spirit. Since 2007, Brides Across America and its partners have given away more than 6000 wedding gowns nationwide.
Without organizations like Brides Across America, many military brides would not have the chance to have a wedding. Due to deployment, timing and economic circumstances many military brides get cheated out of having there dream wedding. Heidi Janson, founder of Brides Across America makes that dream into a reality and all for free! “It’s time we give back, but most of all say thank you”! , states Heidi. For more information, visit www.bridesacrossamerica.com
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