Wedding gowns can be very expensive but thanks to Brides Across America, many military brides will get theirs free. In the last five years, they have donated 10,000 gowns to brides in the military or those marrying military grooms!
A Seattle location allows qualified brides-to-be in Washington State a chance to find their dream wedding gown.
Thursday November 14 / Friday November 15
561 NE Ravenna Blvd
Anyone planning to attend, will first needs to make sure they meet the qualifications and then pre-register online. A $20.00 tax deductible donation is needed for admittance but those unable to pay should email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about getting the fee waived.
The event will be first come first serve. The per-registering helps each location estimate how many gowns are needed and when they have accepted their limit of brides
The Military Marriage Manual: Tactics for Successful Relationships (Military Life)
Participants must be engaged, or had a civil ceremony and planning a wedding within the next 18 months and have not had a formal wedding.
One member of the couple need to have been deployed within the past 5 years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Bahrain, Libya, Kuwait, Korea or Japan. OR, have an upcoming deployment to any of the specified areas.
Necessary paperwork needed at the event:
Brides-to-be need to bring their drivers license or their military ID for verification.
A copy of deployment papers stating the time and location of deployment.
Brides Across America is a national nonprofit organization registered 501c3 and all donations are tax deductible. If you can, please consider donating to this wonderful program which accepts gowns, accessories and monetary donations.
$25 buys shoes for a bride
$50 gives a bride a veil
$100 gift will buy a tiara
$250 buys a bride her bridal gown
$500 gift will buy a gown for a plus size bride