Brides Across America is proud to kick off its annual Operation Wedding Gown campaign on July 9-10, 2015 at our salon. Taylored For You Bridal Boutique will say thank you to military brides by giving away free gowns valued up to $5,000. Designers will vary and brides are encouraged to register early. “Operation Wedding Gown” has grown and we are now able to grant weddings to our military couples in need. Oftentimes military couples find it difficult to plan their “fairy tale” wedding due to deployment, injury and/or economic hardship. With the collaborative effort, Brides Across America has donated over 14,000 gowns to military brides and has gifted 20 weddings.
People who want to help the cause can donate gowns or financial gifts online here. We hope to convey how grateful we are for the service of our military families by giving them an opportunity of a lifetime.
Heidi Janson, Founder and CEO of Brides Across America was recently on the Steve Harvey Show. She was surprised by ten brides who shared their stories and gratitude. BAA was also gifted 100 donated wedding gowns after hearing gowns were lost during a flood this winter.
How to qualify and register for an Operation Wedding Gown Event:
In order to qualify, brides or their fiancé must be serving in the military; either currently deployed, have a future deployment, or have been deployed within the last five years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Middle East, Korea, Japan or surrounding territory. Brides must bring proper identification along with deployment papers to be presented 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 provided assistance to 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 been able to donate more than 14,000 wedding gowns and 20 weddings. This spring we partnered with Boot Campaign and Bridal Guide to give away a Dream Southern Wedding at Las Brisas Farm in Texas. Operation Wedding Gown has also made headlines when it was featured in PEOPLE magazine and honored at the White House.