MILITARY MISSION STATEMENT MONDAY'S FEATURED NON-PROFIT IS BRIDES ACROSS AMERICA!
MISSION STATEMENT: Brides Across America's mission is to inspire and join our fellow American's in expressing gratitude and appreciation for our service men and women serving in our armed forces.
Heidi Janson is the founder of Brides Across America, a national charitable organization uniting military brides and bridal salons across the country for a common purpose by supporting our troops and their families.
Growing up in the bridal industry, Heidi came across an article about a young soldier in Afghanistan who felt that they were forgotten. At that moment it was time to take a stand and do her part in making a difference. The nationwide program was born in 2008 when a network of stores and suppliers donated time and resources to head up the program. Fifty gowns were given away at Heidi's bridal boutique in NH. Word spread and got national media attention, the program grew rapidly giving over 10,000 gowns to date.
Military Brides don't always get their dream wedding. Some brides have to give up their wedding due to their fiancees
getting deployed quickly. In other cases, brides have a civil ceremony and then await years for their fiancee to return home to finally have their wedding day. Heidi wants to make a difference by giving those in need the and help those troops that are fighting for our country get the wedding they deserve. Brides Across America efforts is part of the Oprah Winfrey's Angel Network and support Patriot Rovers organization.
Brides Pre Registration
In order for you to attend a Brides Across America event at a salon nearest you please pre register. Please check the qualifications page first to make sure you qualify.
A $20.00 tax deductable donation will allow you admittance into the event. If you are unable to make the donation, we will waive the fee. Please email us if you need assistance with this at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event will be first come first serve. Each salon has a special selection
of gowns to choose from.
By pre registering each salon will be able to estimate how many
gowns they will need on hand for the event.
*Please note if you attend more than one event you must
register for each salon. You are allowed to select one
wedding gown only.
UPCOMING EVENT IN HAMPTON ROADS!
Maya Couture on Main Gives Away Gowns to Military Brides
“Operation Wedding Gown” is Brides Across America’s mission to give away free wedding gowns to military brides. On July 14, 2014 Maya Couture on Main: A Bridal Boutique will follow in the footsteps of it’s parent store, Maya Couture, and will host a gown giveaway to make wedding dreams come true for many military brides. Men get honored for their sacrifices, but fiancés and wives make a large sacrifice too. Far too often, military brides find it difficult to plan their “fairy tale” wedding due to deployment, injury and/or economic hardship. Heidi Janson, founder says, “A wedding is something everyone loves and to give a wedding gown to support our troops makes perfect sense! This is our gift to them, to say thank you for their service and sacrifice.”
View all Upcoming Events for Brides Across America!
If you would like to Donate a Gown or Host a Gown Giveaway at Your Salon click here!