On Friday and Saturday, July 11 to 12, Bacio Bacio Bridal Salon at 9160 Forest Hill Blvd. in Wellington will host a gown giveaway to make wedding dreams come true for military brides. “Operation Wedding Gown” is Brides Across America’s mission to give away free wedding gowns to military brides.
“A wedding is something everyone loves, and to give a wedding gown to support our troops makes perfect sense,” Brides Across America’s founder Heidi Janson said. “This is our gift to them, to say thank you for their service and sacrifice.”
Brides Across America and Bacio Bacio Bridal will roll out the red carpet for qualified registered military brides and give them the opportunity to shop for a free wedding gown.
Founded in 2007, Brides Across America, along with affiliate salons, honor the military by donating wedding gowns. To date, more than 12,000 wedding gowns have been provided to military brides.
Bacio Bacio Bridal provides private showings of designer gowns from top industry designers. It is a full-service bridal and formal wear boutique featuring party gowns, bridesmaids, flower girl and mothers dresses, tuxedo rentals, expert alterations, custom accessories and concierge service on the day of the wedding. Bacio Bacio Bridal has been the winner of many awards for service, selection and quality.
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, the Middle East, Korea or Japan. Brides must pre-register for the event and bring proper identification, along with deployment papers, to be presented the day of the event.