“I went to the Brides Against Breast Cancer trunk show on a whim and was there by myself. I did not expect to find "The Dress" that day. My intentions were to just peek around as I hadn't ever tried on a wedding gown in my life. To my surprise, the event was so organized and the volunteers were so enthusiastic, supportive and helpful that I walked out with my dress less than an hour later! It fit perfectly and didn't even have to be altered! The gals helping out definitely helped me find the right gown to make me feel like a princess on my wedding day! Besides supporting a great cause, I saved a bundle of money too!” (Autumn, Wedding Wire)
So where is this unlikely place that we are talking about and how can you have an experience like Autumn and many other happy brides-to-be who found THE dress? Well, we are going to tell you that and more because we are sure you have lots of questions.
What is the Brides Against Breast Cancer Charity Trunk show?
The Brides Against Bread Cancer Charity Trunk Show, also known as the Nationwide Tour of Gowns, is a weekend bridal show selling gowns and accessories in all styles, sizes and price ranges while showcasing local vendors in the wedding industry. Each year when they put on the charity trunk shows, they travel across the country, reaching over 150 cities.
When will they be in this area?
Lucky for you, they will be back in this area in a little over two weeks! They will be hosting their Alexandria charity trunk show at the lovely Belle Haven Country Club, located at 6023 Fort Hunt Road. The show is a two day event, Saturday, August 1st for VIP and Sunday, August 2nd for general admission which is when Elegantly Charming Events will be there.
Why should you attend this event?
Well for starters, your favorite wedding planning company Elegantly Charming Events will be there, offering our services and answering any questions that you may have about your upcoming big day. Not only is there a great chance that you could find that one perfect dress that you’ve been looking for when you attend the show, but this is a great opportunity to give back as well. You will be happy to know that a portion of the proceeds from the purchases made at the show will go towards making sure that people affected by breast cancer will have the necessary resources and information they need while fighting their battle.
What sets the Brides Against Breast Cancer Trunk shows apart from other bridal shows?
The number one thing that sets the Brides Against Breast Cancer trunk shows apart is that as mentioned above, the proceeds from the dress purchases are helping a lot of people in need. The patients can get a lot of resources such as education, nutrition, exercise, support and therapy just from wonderful brides-to-be who choose to shop at these shows. Another thing that sets these charity trunk shows apart from the rest is that are smaller and more intimate. You are already under a lot of pressure from trying to find the right dress, why put yourself through more by having to deal with crowds of other women in the same shoes as you? Even though they have dresses that range from $75-$1800, they do offer an interest-free layaway plan which is another plus. That way if you need a little extra time to pay off your dress and maybe some other necessities for your wedding day, you won’t have to worry about having to pass up on that perfect dress.
What can you expect at the show?
You can expect to have a lot of fun, you expect to see a lot of new and gently worn bridal dresses at greatly reduced prices and you can expect to leave happy. The DJ at the show will be spinning non-stop which makes trying on your dress like a little party. There will also be a variety of vendors there offering their services such as hair and makeup, jewelry, photography, wedding cakes and of course wedding planning. It’s most definitely like a one stop shop and who wouldn’t love that? There will also be door prizes. That’s right, even if you just so happen to not find THE dress, you could still leave with one of the awesome door prizes that they will have in store. You can also expect a host of volunteers who will be there at your service to help you find the right style, color and size dress you need and more.
How do you attend this wonderful event?
We have been waiting for you to ask that! If you click HERE, you can find the information you’ve been looking for. Of course this is for the upcoming Alexandria, VA show but if you check under “Upcoming Events,” you can see the whole list of the cities they will be in soon.
Also on the site, you can find out more about the Brides Against Breast Cancer mission, how to donate towards this great cause and even how to volunteer some of your time. Trust us, it is a wonderful experience whether you are an attendee, vendor or a volunteer.
We hope to see you at the show and don’t forget to stop by the Elegantly Charming Events booth!