Operation Wedding Gown

Registration Details

First Thursday & Friday Monthly

Request your desired appointment time & complete registration form (below).
Complete our secure checkout process. You will receive a confirmation email.
Attend your appointment. Please read our health & safety notice.

Register

This registration form is only for military, first responders and frontline healthcare workers attending our monthly gown giveaway. If you are not a member of the military, first responder or frontline healthcare worker, please use our BAA Outlet Store scheduler to set an appointment. Please see our qualification guidelines.

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Address info
342 North Main Street
Andover  MA  01810
Store Hours

Who Qualifies?

If you are a military bride/first responder (or the fiancé of a military member or first responder), you must pre-register and visit one of the participating salons with proof of deployment (Please see ID requirements on this page) to select a wedding gown.

Note: We accept submarine, special operations and Navy orders.

  1. Are you engaged and planning a wedding within the next 18 months?

    You qualify!
  2. Are you or your fiancé in the military either on active duty, or a veteran within the past 5 years?

    You qualify!
  3. Are you or your fiancé a first responder in the front line of harm's way? We appreciate everyone's service who supports and protects our communities which includes:

    - EMT/Paramedics

    - Firefighters

    - Police Officers

    - Correctional Officers

    If you or your fiancé are working as any of these types of first responders, you qualify!

    All first responders must provide us with a valid work ID or an official letter of service.
  4. Are you a hospital employed bride to be who has assisted in the COVID-19 pandemic?

    You will need to show a valid ID and provide valid documentation of employment. We appreciate everyone in the community that has shown support. Here is the list who qualifies for the program:

    - Covid nurses

    - Covid doctors

    - Covid patient care technician

If you answer 'Yes' to 1, and you also answer 'Yes' to criteria 2, 3 or 4 above, you qualify.

Nearby Parking

We are conveniently located at the intersection of Routes 28 & 133 in historic Andover, MA. There is generally plenty of on-street parking near our location. You may park in the parking lot on weekends only.

Operation Wedding Gown

Brides Across America holds its wedding gown giveaways in Andover, MA on the first Thursday and Friday of each month. 

How to Get a Free Dress

1
Make sure that you qualify for a dress
In general, you qualify if you are a military bride/first responder (or the fiancé of a military member or first responder),
2
Register to attend an upcoming event
Events are held nationwide in July & November, around the Fourth of July and Veterans Day holidays.
3
Attend your event and get your dress
On the day of the event, you will check-in/provide ID, and will be assisted in finding a beautiful dress. You will leave with your dress that day!

About the Gowns

You will find a wide variety of gowns donated by designers, salons, and individuals. Each salon has a different number of  gowns and sizes available to give away. Prior to the event, we provide each salon with a complete list of the attending brides and their sizes.  We do our best to make sure that a good selection is available.

Alterations

Most gowns require alteration.  Alterations and any associated costs are the  bride's responsibility. Limit One Gown Per Bride:  Brides may receive one wedding gown only from Brides Across America and agree only to use it for personal use. When you register for a gown giveaway event, you agree to comply with this policy.

Registration Fee

There is a $50 tax-deductible registration fee that is paid when registering for the event. The fee covers administrative costs associated with running the event. Brides Across America is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization.

ID Requirement

On the day of the event, registered brides must bring proof of service and ID upon check in.  Once verified, you will be assisted in finding a gown from the selection provided for the event.

US Street Sizes (inches)
Size
Bust
Waist
Hips
00
31.5
23
34
0
32.5
25
35
2
33.5
26
36
4
34.5
27
37
6
35.5
28
38
8
36.6
29
39
10
37.5
30
40
12
39
31.5
41.5
14
40.5
33
43
16
42
34.5
44.5
18
43.5
36
46.5
20
46
37.5
48.5
22
48
42
50
24
50
44
52
26
52
46
54
28
54
48
56
30
56
50
58
32
58
52
60