Our Purpose

Brides dream of having the perfect dress and a beautiful gown is an essential part of every bride's special day.  Brides Across America plays a role in making their dreams come true by giving a military or first responder bride a free wedding gown during an “Operation Wedding Gown Event”.  Events are held twice a year in partnership with bridal salons across the country or throughout the year with our Signature Events.  Deployments, financial hardships, and other challenges unique to servicemen and women can make it difficult to plan a wedding.

Our History

In 2008. Heidi Janson founded Brides Across America.  She was inspired to do something special to express gratitude for the dedicated men and women of the United Sates Armed Forces.   Brides Across America began its work with a small network of salons that donated time and resources to head up the inaugural program.  In that first year fifty gowns were given away to military brides.  In 2016, the organization expanded its mission to include first responders that put themselves in harm’s way on a daily basis

Brides Across America has garnered the attention of ABC's Nightly News, People Magazine, HGTV, Steve Harvey and The Doctors Show.  However, the highest honor was received during from The Joining Forces Community Challenge at White House hosted by Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden.  The event recognized twenty organizations for their contributions to improving the lives of military families. Brides Across America continues to support wounded warriors, post-traumatic stress and employment for veterans.

Our Address

Brides Across America
362 N Main Street
Andover MA 01810
Telephone: 877-650-3309

The Impact

20,000 plus Wedding Gowns Donated to deserving military brides.

Over 60 bridal salons came united in 2013 in over 40 states participated in the events. 
Currently, more than 50 states participate with hundreds of salons gifting gowns.

BAA and Impression Bridal teamed up with Las Brisa’s Farm in Texas and made dreams come true by gifting wedding dresses and weddings on the Farm.

Check out the beautiful weddings and watch the video.

The community of Gastonia, NC came together to help our Christmas couple in need. See what one store and local vendors did to put together a beautiful wedding in just three weeks.

Zachary and Carla both met while deployed to Afghanistan.  They have been together for two years and Zachary proposed when he returned home.  Unfortunately, Zach had to return to Afghanistan on Christmas Day 2013 and they only had a short time to plan their wedding.   Poffie Girls and many local vendors such as Ritz Carlton, The Pink Petunia, Seapark Mansion, and Bistro Catering donated their services all donated their services to give the happy couple a wedding of their dreams. They made their debut on HGTV’s and Brides Across America’s documentary.

What does NASCAR have to do with weddings? Samantha Busch, in partner with the Kyle Busch Foundation gave her magic touch to brides to be on the final details.  The brides were dressed at the Daytona International Speedway.

Hawks Cay Resort in the Florida Keys along with Brides Across America gifted a wedding and air transport donated by Air Florida. One lucky military couple won the all-inclusive package and the wedding is set for this year.

Brides Across America is working with Packages for Troops by providing military care packages.  It is our honor to support those overseas serving for us on a daily basis.

Media Appearances

Brides Across America has received a significant amount of national media attention for its unique efforts on behalf of military brides.  For media inquiries, please contact us.

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Thank you to all of our sponsors for your support and generosity. From designer gowns to financial contributions, we could not do it without your support. These are just a few of some of our supporters.  To become a sponsor and support Brides Across America’s efforts, please contact us.

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