Last November, I participated in a free bridal giveaway event at Sposabella Bridal in Feasterville, PA. It was made possible by a program called Brides Across America, which partners with local bridal shops to giveaway designer bridal gowns to military brides. Of course, I jumped at the chance to utilize this fantastic opportunity because my soldier and I need all the help we can get! It’s already difficult enough to go through a year of separation because the military says so, and now, we have to wait to have our formal wedding.
There are a lot of things in life that you have to make compromises for and this was a big one for me. Brides Across America understands that a lot of military brides might not have the chance to have the “wedding of their dreams” because of their fiance’s service. It’s more common than not for military brides to marry without having an actual wedding and/or reception – it’s a hard reality. Because my soldier had orders to go to Korea, we had to make big decisions quick. We had our civil ceremony before he left, just so I can have the benefits while he’s away, just in case anything happens.
This program was made for our situation. We had a civil ceremony and will have a formal wedding when he gets back. It’s comforting to know that there is a whole organization thinking of military brides and understanding the struggles we face. Being a part of this program lit a fire within me though. After picking my dress with some of my closest girlfriends, it gave me some motivation to look forward to our formal wedding. Not only will my soldier and I get to start our life together when he gets back, but now I have the perfect dress brought to me by a team of very thoughtful women to walk down the aisle in…I see light at the end of the tunnel!
When I registered, there was a $20 service charge that goes to the organization. The funds ensure that the great mission of Brides Across America can continue to reach out to more military brides. I found out that Groupon Grassroots had an option for everyone to donate $10 and it will be matched by Impression Bridal, so logon to Groupon today to help out future military brides!! It’s such a fantastic organization that has effected me dearly.
Only one day left!!
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