The financial strains and deployments required by military service often require military personnel to forgo their dream weddings for quick ceremonies with local justices of the peace and minimal fanfare. Frequently, couples wait years after they are officially married to host a more traditional wedding. Brides Across America provides dresses to servicewomen and the fiancées of people serving in the military who have recently been deployed or are scheduled for deployment.
In partnership with bridal salons all over the country, Brides Across America organizes regular events that distribute the wedding gowns to military brides who may not otherwise afford them. The bridal salons pull sample and overstock dresses in a variety of sizes, but often run out of sizes on the smaller and larger ends of the spectrum, as well as accessories such as veils and tiaras. In order to provide dresses for brides of all sizes, Brides Across America must purchase additional dresses to fill in the gaps when donations run low.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help ensure that those serving in the military and the partners of military personnel have a special wedding day. If G-Team members raise $700, then Brides Across America can purchase two wedding gowns in underrepresented sizes. Each additional donation will help purchase additional gowns, tiaras, and veils.
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Moved by an article about deployed troops that felt forgotten by their country, Heidi Janson decided to show her support by doing what she does best: matching brides to their perfect wedding gown. Heidi staged a gown giveaway for 50 military brides in 2008 at her bridal boutique—a modest start for Brides Across America, Inc., which has since paired more than 12,000 brides with designer dresses. The organization garnered the attention of ABC's Nightly News in 2011 and 2012 and People magazine in 2013, though its highest honor came during a 2012 White House event hosted by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden.