McKINNEY (May 2, 2016) — Brides Across America is proud to kick off its annual Operation Wedding Gown giveaway event held on July 7 at LeAnn’s Bridal located at 209 E. Louisiana St. in McKinney. In an effort to support our communities, Brides Across America will expand its efforts to include First Responders. Brides Across America and LeAnn’s Bridal will say thank you to military and now our first responder brides by giving away free gowns valued up to $5,000.

Designers will vary and brides are encouraged to register early. “Operation Wedding Gown” has grown and we are excited to include first responders to this year’s events.

Then on July 8-9, LeAnn’s Bridal will host Brides Across America's annual Marching of the Brides Sample Sale event. This is an exclusive sale for shopping pass holders only. A portion of proceeds from the sale helps support Brides Across America's mission in supporting military brides and first responders.

Founder of Brides Across America, Heidi Janson says: “I have wanted to include first Responders as a part of our giving and it really seems like now is the right time.” She goes on to say, “we want to honor those who are working hard saving lives here in the States and continue to honor our military fighting for our freedom here and abroad.”

Whether it’s for love of country or love at the altar, our front lines deserve our very best. Brides Across America and its partner salons have donated over 15,000 wedding gowns and gifted 20 weddings since its inception in 2008. The program reduces stress in planning a wedding, financial relief (average wedding gowns cost with accessories $2,000) and transforms lives.

For more information on how to qualify, locate a salon near you, or to register for an event go to bridesacrossamerica.com. First responders eligible for this event include bride’s currently in the police force, firefighters, certified first responders and EMT’s.

Military brides must bring proper identification along with deployment papers to be presented the day of the event. First Responders must bring a valid work ID the day of the event.

 

About LeAnn’s Bridal

LeAnn’s Bridal is located in the heart of downtown McKinney. With over a dozen different bridal lines of all different shapes, styles, and sizes LeAnn’s Bridal offers something for every bride. LeAnn’s Bridal prides themselves on the ability to give every bride a once-in-a-lifetime experience and help them find the perfect dress for their special day. For more information, visit leannsbridal.com.

About Brides Across America

A national nonprofit, Brides Across America continues to honor our heroes by giving weddings and wedding gowns to our deserving military and making wedding dreams come true. Brides Across America has provided assistance to thousands of military couples since its inception in 2008. All donations that are received go directly to provide support to our couples. To date, Brides Across America, in collaboration with bridal salons, designers, and individual donations has been able to donate more than 15,000 wedding gowns and 20 weddings. Operation Wedding Gown has also made headlines when it was featured in PEOPLE magazine, Steve Harvey Show and honored at the White House. for more information, visit bridesacrossamerica.com.