Military Brides Receive Free Gowns

One hundred brides-to-be, who are also active military personnel, or fiancées of service members, received a free designer wedding dress this past Monday from a bridal shop in Watertown, MA, as part of its G.I. Gown Giveaway event.

Vows bridal boutique teamed up with the United Services Organization to donate 300 wedding gowns as a way of saying thank you to men and women in uniform. The other 200 dresses will be given away over the next year, as requests come in.

“We really wanted to give something,” said Rick DeAngelo, who co-owns Vows with his wife, Leslie. “What can we do? We have wedding gowns. It feels small to us.” The DeAngelos said they chose December to have the giveaway because of the holidays and the number of deployments happening around this time. Melissa Deibert, who decided on the first gown she tried on, said the giveaway seemed too good to be true.

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