NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wedding season is just around the corner and Goodwill is looking to help.
On March 20, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m., thrifty brides will get a shot at getting top tier dresses at bargain bin prices.
Goodwill is turning its Rivergate store, located at 2101 Gallatin Pike North in Madison, into a giant reception hall for its first ever wedding gala.
Natisha Moultry said the store currently has over 200 wedding gowns in addition to bridesmaid dresses, flower girl dresses and dresses for mothers of the bride.
Both veils and accessories new and old will also be on sale.
The gowns range in size and most are sample or overstock items, donated by bridal boutiques throughout Middle Tennessee, brand new with the tags still attached.
Moultry said with the current economic climate, the sale allows brides to save while staying chic.
"No gown will be priced over $400 so someone who would normally pay $2,000 to $3,000 for a gown can now find it for $300 to $400 and that's a huge savings that could go toward a reception, honeymoon or maybe even a first home," she said.
Goodwill has created a "Wedding Look Book" on its Web site, with pictures of some of the gowns that will be for sale.
In addition to dresses for the ladies, there are tuxedos for grooms, and all of the proceeds go to Goodwill's mission.
The event will also include refreshments and giveaways during the morning.