Broke-Ass Tag: charity

10/7

The Broke-Ass Bride is proud to partner with Brides Against Breast Cancer, turning gently used designer gowns into a beacon of hope in the worldwide fight against breast cancer. If you’d like to donate your gown, here’s how. If you’re in need of a gown, Brides Against Breast Cancer runs a nationwide tour of gowns (head here to see what you can expect at these shindigs), and you should most definitely check it out when it rolls into your town! 

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Orlando, FL October 9-12, 2014 Orange County Convention Center
Philadelphia, PA October 10 – 11, 2014 Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia
Boston, MA October 11th, 2014 Hilton Boston Back Bay
Long Beach, CA October 12, 2014 Recreation Park Golf Course
York, PA – Lancaster Area October 17 – 18, 2014 The Holiday Inn Conference Center of York
Charlotte, NC October 17 & 18, 2014 Embassy Suites Charlotte
San Antonio, TX October 19, 2014 Hyatt Regency Hill Country
Birmingham, AL October 24 – 25, 2014 The Harbert Center
Ewing, NJ October 25, 2014 Element Ewing Hopewell
Bronx, NY October 26, 2014 Pelham Bay & Split Rock Golf Courses
Albany, NY October 26, 2014 Best Western Albany Airport Inn
Ontario, CA – Inland Empire Area October 31 – November 1, 2014 Radisson Ontario Airport
Minneapolis, MN November 1 – 2, 2014 Millenium Hotel Minneapolis
Annandale, NJ November 1, 2014 Beaver Brook Country Club
Henderson, NV November 1 & 2, 2014 Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
Portsmouth, NH November 2, 2014 Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside Hotel
Austin, TX November 7 & 8, 2014 River Place Country Club
Pulaski, NY November 8, 2014 Kallet Theater
St. Petersburg, FL November 9, 2014 Nova 535
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  • 8/26

    You might know — or maybz you don’t — that The Broke-Ass Bride is a national partner of Brides Against Breast Cancer. Because we love the boobies, we love a good cause and their Nationwide Tour of Gowns is a great source for BABs to support a good cause and find their coveted wedding frock for a great price.

    And this past weekend, the Nationwide Tour of Gowns set up shop in Fort Worth, Texas. So, with Funkytown only being a hop-skip-and-a-jump away (er, 45-ish minute drive thanks to my lovely friend Liz), I figured it would be a good time for me to go check it out live and in person, and holler at some of y’all by helping with any questions you may have and offering up a signed copy of “The Broke-Ass Bride’s Wedding Guide” as a raffle prize.

    BAB's Christen sets up shop at Brides Against Breast Cancer's Fort Worth event

    I got this ModCloth dress for the conference I spoke at in NYC a couple of weeks ago, but it’s pretty much my favorite right now … y’all, it has pockets. And it fits like a glove, even on my 5’2″ frame.

    The Fort Worth event, held at the Worthington Renaissance (OMG, guys. It’s so pretty. And they have salt scrubs in the bathroom) was a two-day event, with Friday being a VIP deal (pricier tickets but with food, booze, bigger prizes and you get the first pick of the gowns) and Saturday playing host to the regular shebang.

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    The food was good, the bubbles and cake were ridiculously good. I don’t normally dig fruit-flavored grub, but that champagne-and-strawberry cake on the right was so delightful.

    A number of brides were able to find their dresses on the first night, and the very first gal who did find her dress was gifted a bottle of bubbly by the hotel, had a mini-makeover by the gals at Mary Kay and of course was fawned all over by everyone. Which, natch, when she came by the BAB table, I had to get a pic, too.

    Bride with dress picked at BABC's Fort Worth stop

    She has a face. I promise. But for privacy sake, I blurred it out.

    Over the weekend, the Fort Worth show sold 27 dresses, which is pretty decent! I snuck into the dress showroom at one point to have a look around and see what kind of gorgeous goods were being offered up (there was a gorgeous one-shoulder Grecian-style Nicole Miller that was marked for around $730 — and retailed over $2,000). It’s a little chaotic, because brides are vying to get to the dresses before one-another, but BABC volunteers maintain a decent modicum of order.

    The Dress room at BABC Fort Worth

    The quality of this photo sucks. I apologize. But look at the gowns!

    And gals don’t just come for the dresses — there was a DJ, who is available for weddings, set up (with a disco ball!) to hold a dance-off and keep the energy high the whole weekend. The aforementioned ladies from Mary Kay were on hand for makeup tips and tricks and a host of local vendors were set up to offer up their services and provide giveaways. I, personally, talked to probably around 200 brides the whole weekend (theres a girl who is planning a wedding in the DFW area for around $5000 and I made her PROMISE she’d email me all the goods when it’s over).

    Proceeds of the dress purchases and tickets for entry go toward support and education services for those who have been impacted by cancer.

    If you’re still gown shopping, the BABC’s Nationwide Tour of Gowns is a great source for finding that gorgeous dress for a BAB-friendly price, and if you’ve already gotten married, please consider donating your gown (or time!) to this awesome cause — and give the boobies some extra support!

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  • 8/4

    The Broke-Ass Bride is proud to partner with Brides Against Breast Cancer, turning gently used designer gowns into a beacon of hope in the worldwide fight against breast cancer. If you'd like to donate your gown, here's how. If you're in need of a gown, Brides Against Breast Cancer runs a nationwide tour of gowns, and you should most definitely check it out when it…

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    4/1

    The Broke-Ass Bride is proud to partner with Brides Against Breast Cancer, turning gently used designer gowns into a beacon of hope in the worldwide fight against breast cancer. If you'd like to donate your gown, here's how. If you're in need of a gown, Brides Against Breast Cancer runs a nationwide tour of gowns, and you should most definitely check it out when it…

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    11/7

    As 2011 rambles ever-steadily on toward December 31st, the pressure of a new year is just around the corner. This makes me particularly anxious, because my aquarian ass knows my birthday is just around the corner from New Years, and that makes January is a double-whammy of NEW. There's twice the... potential... in the air. Annual opportunities for fresh beginnings and second chances. Redemption, if…

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    10/13

    Today we're taking a little break from our regularly scheduled programming to shed some light on a serious issue that affects the lives of all women everywhere (even if it's never affected you directly). Domestic violence is the number one cause of injury to women between the ages of 15 to 44. To help stop this cycle of violence, Mary Kay has produced a series of…

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    3/29

    Here at Team Broke-Ass, shopping is serious business, and so are sustainability, good value, and giving back whenever possible! That's why we are luuurving on companies like  Seven Hopes United, one of many rad Fair Trade green wedding and gift registries and shopping sites. Fair trade is the Bibimbap Biggity Bomb, and it gives back to the craftsman and artisans who create the goods. Seven…

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