A Houston-area bridal salon is giving military brides a free wedding dress November 11, thanks to a partnership with Brides Across America. This national, charitable organization helps unite military brides and bridal salons when military brides have not had a formal wedding as a result of deployment. Operation Wedding Gown is a way to honor our troops and veterans and help make dreams come true.
November 11 — Impression Bridal Store: Doors open at 11 am.
3005 W. Loop South
Brides must pre-register to attend a Free Military Bridal gown event. A $20 tax-deductible donation is required when you pre-register, which goes toward the organization. By pre-registering, the salons will know how many gowns to have on hand. Gowns are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Pre-register online here by selecting the Houston store from the list.
Who is eligible? This free gown applies to couples when one of them was deployed or is currently deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Bahrain, Libya, Kuwait, Korea, Japan, Africa, Syria, Ukraine and other areas overseas in the last five years and have not had a formal wedding. Founder Heidi Janson wants to make a difference by giving those in need the help they deserve — 15,000 dresses and counting.
Wondering if you qualify for this amazing bridal giveaway? Check out the details on the How to Qualify page here. In addition to the deployment aspect, couples must be engaged and/or had a civil ceremony and planning a wedding in the next 18 months.
photo courtesy Brides Across America