Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Military Brides Say Yes to Free Dresses!


    Military Brides Say Yes to Free Dresses!

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Maya Couture is joining Brides Across America and giving away free designer wedding gowns to military brides-to-be!

Event Date: Wed. November 9th, 2011
Event Time:  9AM-7PM
Place:  Maya Couture  
12 Best Square
Norfolk, VA

Norfolk, VA—October 11, 2011, Brides Across America, a nationwide charity dedicated to providing free wedding gowns for military brides, announced today that Maya Couture, Virginia’s premier bridal salon, will be giving away free designer wedding gowns on November 9, 2011.  Bridal salons across the country are pleased to reward the military personnel who have served in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya or Japan or whose fiancé’s are on active duty in these areas with this special pre-Veteran’s Day event.

“Without organizations like Brides Across America, many military brides would not have the chance to have a wedding due to deployment, timing and economic constraints. Many soldiers come back injured and take severe pay cuts.  It makes it very difficult to make ends meet not to mention have a dream wedding”, said Heidi Janson, founder of Brides Across America.   This is our opportunity to give back and say “thank you!”

Brides Across America and its partners have given over 7000 wedding gowns nationwide since its inception and are striving to double that figure by the end of the year.  Participating bridal salons will be preparing a select number of gowns to be given away to qualifying brides on a first come first serve basis. Gowns are valued between $500 to $3,000 and range from size 4 to 22.

“In recognition of those who serve our country in these challenging times, 2011, our fourth year participating in the bridal gown giveaway, will be our biggest yet”, said Maya Warburton, owner of Maya Couture.  “We have a responsibility to find as many ways as we can to support our troops and show appreciation for the service and sacrifices our military families make.” 

Maya Couture will be donating a portion of the accessories sales generated during the Brides Across America event to support the Navy Seal Foundation.

To qualify, brides must be engaged, be on active duty in the military, or have a fiancé on active duty, and deployed to either Iraq, Afghanistan, Bahrain, Libya or Japan within the last five years.  All military brides must show ID, copy of deployment papers, orders or other qualifying proof. Brides do not have to reside in the area where the giveaway is taking place. The gowns are pre-selected, and each event has limited amounts of gowns, and size ranges. The event is on a first come first serve basis.

About Brides Across America

Brides Across America, a Massachusetts based charitable organization focuses on providing free wedding gowns to those military brides that have not been able to have their dream wedding.  Brides Across America is connecting with bridal salons across the nation to help spread the military spirit.  Since 2007, Brides Across America and its partners have given away more than 7000 wedding gowns nationwide. 

For military brides who are ready to take part in this bridal opportunity of a lifetime on November 9th visit Maya Couture, 12 Best Square, Norfolk, Virginia, 757-461-1690.  

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