This week, Bliss Bridal Salon in Fort Worth is joining Brides Across America and giving away FREE designer wedding gowns to military brides-to-be! We are pleased to salute our military who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, or whose fiancé’s are on active duty in these areas with this special celebration. To qualify, brides must be engaged, be on active duty in the military, or have a fiancé on active duty in either Iraq or Afghanistan. All military brides must show ID, copy of deployment papers, orders or other qualifying proof. For more information regarding the July 13, 14, & 15 event please call Bliss Bridal Salon at 817-332-4696.
During the “Brides Across America” promotion, brides can get a free designer wedding gown, as long as supplies last, if they or their fiances have been deployed or have orders to be deployed overseas to Iraq or Afghanistan. Brides Across America was born out of the realization that our country needs to do more to support our troops and their families. Bringing bridal and military together is a marriage made in heaven! Bridal salons are uniting across America to donate and are giving away wedding gowns to qualified military brides. Here in the Dallas area, the store holding the giveaway is as follows:
Bliss Bridal Salon
833 Foch Street
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Brides Across America Founder Heidi Janson and its partners have given away more than 3,000 wedding gowns nationwide since 2007. Bridal salon owners are very generous in their giving, and it is important as an industry to pull together and make a difference. With tough economic times, military brides are appreciative to have this opportunity to be able to afford their dream wedding.
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. Partnering together with wedding gown designers including Impression Bridal, Vera Wang, Kenneth Pool, Watters and more are donating sample wedding gowns to the organization.
The national rules are that you don’t have to sign up in advance, you can just show up, if you’re eligible. The dresses are samples donated by designers and others. They are also accepting donations, if you have a gown or gowns you’d like to contribute. The dresses will be given away starting tomorrow (Tuesday, July 13) until July 16, or until they’re all gone, whichever comes first.
Here are the rules:
- You must be engaged, and planning a wedding.
- You were deployed or will be deploying to either Iraq or Afghanistan, or have a fiancee on active duty in either Iraq or Afghanistan.
- You may qualify even if you got married by the Justice of the Peace and are planning an upcoming wedding.
- All military brides must show proper ID, copy of deployment papers for you or your fiance, orders or other qualifying proof must accompany the bride on day of event.
- There is no registration just show up the day of the event. Please check with the individual stores for dates and times.
- Each store has selected a certain number of gowns to giveaway. Once the limit has been reached the store will put you on a wait list for upcoming events.
- Gowns are given away on a first come, first serve basis.
The wedding industry is making a difference and giving brides to be the opportunity to find the wedding gown of their dreams as well as aleviate some of the financial stress of purchasing a wedding gown. Each store will be preparing a select number of gowns to give away. Most of the gowns are samples and overstocks and are worth approximately $500 to $3000. Dresses range in sizes from 4-22 and will be given away on a first-come, first serve basis as long as you qualify You must have been deployed or will be deploying to either Iraq or Afghanistan,or have a fiancee on duty in either Iraq or Afghanistan.