I just found out about this awesome group called Brides Against Breast Cancer. Brides can donate their used gowns to the charity. Many designers also donate new gowns too! The charity then sells the gowns at affordable prices for to brides through their nationwide tour and out of the boutique in Sarasota, FL. They tour with over 100 nationwide bridal shows! Gowns are priced between $99-$799 but can be valued at up to $3,900!
The revenue is used to provide support and services to children and adults who are impacted by cancer. This organization is affiliated with the Center for Building Hope in Sarasota, FL which provides support, programs and services to people with cancer and their families.
The best part is that not only can you score a beautiful, gently used or new designer gown for a fraction of the cost but you will also be helping others! After you say, “I Do”, you should consider donating your own gown to the cause. You will receive a tax deduction as well.
Want to keep your wedding dress for your future children? No problem! You can also participate in their “I DO” Campaign. Just text BRIDES to 85944 to make a $10 donation. Be sure to respond YES to confirm your donation.
We Beer Budget Brides may need to pinch our pennies but a little giving goes a long way for us too!
To find out when BABC will be having a bridal show in your area, click here (many are upcoming in September!)
To donate a gown, you can drop it off at one of the bridal shows in your area (see link above) or mail it to the Sarasota, FL salon. You will need this form here to donate.
Please share any dresses you decided to make your own or donate!