State shop offering free gowns to future military brides

On Nov. 15 and 16, The Wedding Embassy will give away free wedding gowns to our military brides at their salon 1900 Watertown Ave, Oakville, CT as part of the Brides Across America’s campaign.

“Operation Wedding Gown” is Brides Across America’s mission to give away free wedding gowns to military brides on a national effort. Oftentimes military brides find it difficult to plan their “fairy tale” wedding due to deployment, injury and/or economic hardship. Brides Across America and The Wedding Embassy want to roll out the red carpet for our deserving military brides.

Brides Across America’s continued support and commitment has donated over 10,000 gowns to military brides. “This is our mission to say thank you and support our heroes”, said founder, Heidi Janson.

To register:

For more information on how to qualify and register for an event visit

In order to qualify, brides or their fiancé must be serving in the military; either currently deployed, have a future deployment, or have been deployed within the last five years to Iraq, Afghanistan, Middle East, Korea, or Japan.  Brides must pre-register for the event and bring proper identification along with deployment papers to be presented the day of the event.

The Wedding Embassy is a full service bridal shop located in the Waterbury area for over 20 years.

The Wedding Embassy will host a special Champagne Reception for Brides Across America Friday, Nov. 15 between 5 and 7:30 p.m.

The Wedding Embassy also welcomes shoppers Friday, Nov. 15 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. and Saturday, Nov. 16 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m.

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