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{Weekend Wrap-up} A Dress Giveaway, Seattle’s Same-Sex Wedding Extravaganza & Lots of Charitable Holiday Spirit!

Maria is giving away this Casablanca dress.

This week’s Weekend Wrap-Up is full of feel-goodness. The holidays are upon us an it’s always a great time to lend a helping hand, whether you’re on the giving end or the receiving end.

First up, longtime Broke-Ass Bride reader Maria wants to pass on  something meaningful to help out a bride-to-be: Her wedding dress.

The gorgeous back of Maria’s dress.

Maria and her husband’s wedding was a public show of commitment not only to one another, but to the community that surrounds them. In her own words, ” … our wedding was not just a commitment to each other but a commitment to our friends and family. Its that memory of that celebration that keeps us grounded and helps us stay focus so that we grow closer together as a family. So I want to make it a little easier for someone else to have that same memory to help them through their relationship.” With this in mind, Maria is seeking someone who shares her and her husband’s values of  compassion, social justice and perseverance, and who would be willing to pass the dress forward after use. Dress details: 2009 Casablanca, style 1876. Size 8. Maria is 5’4″ and wore 3-inch heels, but says the dress was a bit long. The dress is a Champagne color and has a French bustle. If you’re interested or want more details, email us at info@brokeassbride.com. Interested parties should live in L.A. or be willing to meet Maria in Los Angeles. (Please express your interest by Jan 1st!)

Our very own BAB team member Mellzah is digging in to assist with a project sex and relationship advice columnist Dan Savage started. The author and his merry team of marrying elves are in the throes of giving Seattle City Hall a makeover of epic proportions for the streams of same-sex couples that will be singing their 100% legal love to the world on Dec. 9. Get the scoop here. Mellzah is channeling her inner flower girl and handing out boutonnieres and bouquets to the blushing brides and grooms to be. Mellz and her crew are issuing a shout out to benevolent, LGBTQ-friendly florists to donate bouts and bouquets to bestow a little floral lovin’ on as many couples as possible! If you’d like to help out, here’s the event Facebook page, and you can watch Dan Savage’s video here!

But florists aren’t the only ones being called upon to lend a helping hand. Wish Upon a Wedding‘s yearly online auction opens for bidding Dec. 20 and the organization, which helps provide weddings and vow renewals for those couples — same sex or not — who face terminal illness or serious life-altering circumstances. Auction items are being accepted until Dec. 15. Wedding biz peeps can help out by donating photography packages, cakes, dresses, hotel stays … and so much more. To help out with this awesome cause, simply hop on over here for more deets.

That lovin’ feeling is still oozing out of us here at Broke-Ass Bride, too! Wedding peeps, our rockin’ 20% off Holiday Advertising Sale is still in full swing! Get your mitts on this baller deal by emailing our Advertising Guru Christen at christen@brokeassbride.com. But hurry! The sale ends at the end of December.

Stay warm and safe, BABs. Xoxoxoxoxo!