Exchanging fatigues for wedding gowns

November 11, 2008 2:48:00 PM PST
The Bridal Suite of Hamilton was busy today.It's the only location in New Jersey that's part of the "Brides Across America" program that offers free wedding gowns to members of the military, or their finacees, who have been or are about to be deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan.

Stephanie Nauta and her betrothed will be married at West Point in the spring.

"I think it's a great idea," said bride-to-be Stephanie Nauta. "He's served his country and given back, and it's nice that somebody's looking out for us."

Some of the gowns cost as much as $4000, a fortune for a military family. So imagine being able to get a dress like that for free!

"On military incomes, they can't do these things, and it's such a great cause on Veteran's Day to be able to give back to these people who are fighting and doing stuff for us, it's nice to be able to do something for them," said Lauren Messinger of The Bridal Suite.

Air Force Sgt. Lakisha Menifee, who's stationed at McGuire Air Force Base, saw several dresses she likes for her wedding next December.

"It's free! That saves me extra money in my pocket which I could use during my wedding because weddings are expensive, I'm finding out," said Sgt. Menifee.

For more information about "Brides Across America," CLICK HERE.

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