Operation Wedding Gown kick-off is November 6-19, 2016!
Brides Across America Says Thank You to Our Veterans, Active Military, and our First Responders by Giving Away Free Wedding Gowns.
Even more Excitement! This November, during Operation Wedding Gown couples can enter a Chance to Win a Free Wedding at
Hawks Cay Resort in Duck Key, Florida.
For Immediate Release:
Nationwide (October 31, 2016) – Brides Across America is proud to kick off its annual November 2016 Operation Wedding Gown giveaway events held at salons across the country. To support and connect our communities, Brides Across America will continue its efforts and include our First Responders by giving away even more free wedding gowns to support our everyday heroes.
Annibel C., Nashua, NH: “I had a wonderful experience. Without the help of a free wedding gown from this program I would not have been able to afford one. I went to November's event and there was plenty of gowns to choose from. I was able to try lots of gowns on and found the one after about 5 dresses! I can't wait to wear it. Also, they provided me with a veil and headpiece. My family all shared in on one of my most memorable moments. My fiancé is overseas and will be back in Oct. We plan to get married in Dec right before Christmas. Thank you so much Brides Across America!”
BAA and our host salons say thank you to our Military and First Responder brides by giving away free gowns on select dates from November 6 – 19, 2016, valued up to $5,000. Designers vary and brides are encouraged to register early. “Operation Wedding Gown” is truly an amazing event and is our “Thank You” to all who serve us daily. Brides Across America and its partner salons have donated over 17,000 wedding gowns and gifted over 20 weddings since its inception in 2008. The program reduces financial stress in planning a wedding, financial relief; (average wedding gowns cost with accessories $2000) and transforms lives.
Brides Across America and Hawks Cay Resort have joined forces to make one military couple’s dream destination wedding come true. The iconic Florida Keys resort and Brides Across America, which gives away free wedding dresses to military brides, today will give away a destination worth $30,000 with their Stars & Stripes Dream Wedding Getaway contest.
As part of the Resort’s annual Heroes Salute program, which runs August to November and offers military and first responders deep discounts on rooms and experiences, the Resort teamed up with Brides Across America to take the event one step further by honoring a deserving military couple with a free wedding. To enter, couples or friends and family of an engaged military pair must visit www.bridesacrossamerica.com/contest and share their love story before Nov. 20, 2016. Even more exciting news, our friends at www.visitflorida.com are contributing round trip airfare and transportation to the winning couple.
How to qualify and register for an Operation Wedding Gown Event:
For more information on how to qualify, to locate a salon near you, or to register for an event go to www.bridesacrossamerica.com. Military brides must bring proper identification along with deployment papers to be presented the day of the event. First Responders must bring a valid work ID the day of the event.
About Brides Across America
A national nonprofit, Brides Across America continues to honor our heroes by giving weddings and wedding gowns to our deserving military and making wedding dreams come true. Brides Across America has helped thousands of military couples since its inception in 2008. All donations that are received go directly to provide support to our couples. To date, Brides Across America, in collaboration with bridal salons, designers, and individual donations has provided a way for us donate more than 17,000 wedding gowns and 20 weddings since 2008. Operation Wedding Gown has also made headlines when it was featured in O Magazine, PEOPLE magazine, appearance on the Steve Harvey Show and honored at the White House.
Learn more about Brides Across America and find a participating location on MilitaryBridge