About The Event

Brides Across America holds its wedding gown giveaways twice a year in partnership with bridal salons across the country.  The events take place in July and November to honor our troops around Independence Day and Veteran's Day.  To attend, brides must first make sure that they meet the qualification requirements.

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Qualifying brides may then register to attend the event at a participating bridal salon by completing the registration form and paying a $20 fee.  This small fee helps Brides Across America cover the costs of organizing and running these events.  Brides experience financial hardship may contact us about waiving the registration fee.  On the day of the event, registered brides must bring a copy of orders, deployment papers, or an official letter confirming the military status of the bride or groom.  You will be asked to show this qualifying documentation before you start looking for a gown so please come prepared.  Once verified, you will be assisted in finding a gown from the selection provided for the event.

About the Gowns

You will find a wide variety of gowns donated by designers, salons, and individuals. Each salon has a different number of  gowns and sizes available to give away. Prior to the event, we provide each salon with a complete list of the attending brides and their sizes and do our best to make sure that a good selection is available.

Alterations

Most gowns require alteration.  Alterations and any associated costs are the  bride's responsibility. Limit One Gown Per Bride:  Brides may receive one wedding gown only from Brides Across America. When you register for a gown giveaway event, you agree to comply with this policy.

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How to Qualify

If you are a military bride you must pre-register and visit one of the participating salons with proof of deployment (check qualifications) to select a wedding gown.

  1. You must be engaged and planning a wedding within the next 18 months.
  2. You or your fiancé have had a deployment within the past 5 years or have an upcoming deployment.
  3. Areas that qualify are Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Bahrain, Libya, Kuwait, Korea, Japan, Africa, Syria, Ukraine and other areas overseas. *USCG protecting our waters or boarders and on a ship for 3 or more months during the year.
  4. We accept submarine, special ops and navy orders.
  5. You may qualify if you had a civil ceremony and now planning a formal wedding.

What to bring to the event: Bring driver’s license or military ID for verification; Qualifying proof must accompany the bride on the day of the event.

A copy of deployment orders for your or your fiancé or an official letter stating name, location and date along with a signature. If you have any questions please contact us.

Register for 2015 Events

Brides Across America holds its wedding gown giveaways twice a year in partnership with bridal salons across the country.  To attend, brides must first make sure that they meet the qualification requirements. You may learn more about qualifying by clicking the Who Qualifies? tab above.

Registration Fee

There is a $20 registration fee that is paid when registering for the event. The fee covers administrative costs associated with running the event. Brides Across America is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.

July 2015

Operation Wedding Gown events will be held around the 2015 Independence Day holiday.  Registration for July events will begin in February. To register, simply identify the location/event you wish to attend on the registration map/form on our home page.  Click the map pin representing your location, and event and signup details for your location will appear.

November 2015

Operation Wedding Gown events will be held around the 2015 Veteran’s Day holiday.  Registration for November events will begin in February. Simply identify the location/event you wish to attend on the registration map/form on our home page.  Click the map pin representing your location, and event and signup details for your location will appear. 

Still have questions?

You can learn more about Operation Wedding Gown, BAA's Nationwide Gown Giveaway events and how to qualify by clicking the About the Event and Who Qualifies? tabs above.  If you still have questions, they may be already answered on our contact page in the Frequently Asked Questions tab.

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Andover MA 01810
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Telephone: 877-650-3309
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