'Operation Wedding Gown' gives away free dresses to military brides, first responders

Operation Wedding Gown is giving military and first responder brides in Puget Sound the chance to take home a free wedding dress this week.

The event is organized by national nonprofit Brides for a Cause, which puts on events twice a year in a national giveaway that over 60 bridal salons participate in across the country. To date, the organization has collected over 11,000 donated dresses and given away $700,000 nationwide to women-focused charities.

Starting Monday and running through Sunday, women who are active military, veterans or first responders, or those marrying into these families can get a free wedding dress.

Brides must register in advance at this link.

Local brides can go to one of two locations in the Puget Sound area:

  • Brides for a Cause - Seattle: 6514 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98115
  • Brides for a Cause - Tacoma: 2711 6th Ave, Tacoma, WA 98406

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