Soon-to-be brides: grab your girls, whistles, and running shoes—it’s time to hit the bridal gown racks to score a great deal while contributing to a good cause.
Brides Against Breast Cancer is bringing its nationwide traveling bridal show to Minneapolis this weekend at the Millennium Hotel. More than 500 new and gently worn dresses ranging from $99 to $3,900 will be for sale Friday and Saturday, with proceeds benefitting those affected by cancer.
“What connects the bride to the cause is, yes, they’re getting a fantastic deal [on the dress], but at the same time, it’s a donation," says tour manager Kelsey Anderson. “It’s a very happy place for brides to buy their dresses."
To get a sneak peak, register online for the $20 VIP reception from 6–9 p.m. on Nov. 1. Brides will be able to browse, try on, and purchase gowns before general admission begins, while enjoying entertainment and giveaways—such as two wedding bands from JVL Jewelry and a travel package from VIP Vacations. General admission is from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. on Nov. 2 and costs $5.
Brides Against Breast Cancer will travel to 120 cities this year and give $2 million to fulfill its mission of providing free information, programs, and services to cancer patients and their families through the Center for Building Hope. Its Nationwide Tour of Gowns has been around for nearly 15 years and raised $21,000 in Minnesota during the 2012 event.