ABC-Orlando & Brides Against Breast Cancer 2009

Since joining the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC) in 1995, Joie de Vie Weddings & Events has been very fortunate to work with a group of consultants and vendors that believe in serving the community. In 1996 we hosted our first gown sale for Brides Against Breast Cancer and have been able to collectively raise $65,000 annually to benefit Making Memories through Brides Against Breast Cancer.

Brides Against Breast Cancer is a year round project for the Central Florida East Local Networking Group of the Association of Bridal Consultants (ABC). We are able to collect gowns donated by Brides, local bridal salons as well as gown manufacturers who want to make a difference. When you purchase a Brides Against Breast Cancer Gown, the proceeds go to grant a wish for terminally ill breast cancer patients. Over the next few weeks we will be posting information for the Orlando Gown Sale. The dates have been set as March 12th, 13th and 14th at the UCF Alumni Center. Over the last few months we have been spreading the word at local Bridal Shows and many of the brides have purchased raffle tickets. The raffle tickets are a dollar a piece and the lucky winner will get to select the gown of her choice from the regular collection before the sale opens on the 12th of March.

In addition to buying a dress, you as a bride can definitely make a difference for Making Memories. You can make a donation to Making memories in lieu of favors. You can visit the Making Memories site to see the various corporate partners that give a portion of their proceeds to Making Memories. By using those companies for your different wedding needs, you are also helping Making Memories.

Below are a few fun photos from our last bridal show with volunteers promoting the gown sale:
Everything is pink in support of Brides Against Breast Cancer. We were selling raffle tickets, candles, ribbons, tennis hats all to raise the dollars needed for our gown sale.
ABC Member and volunteer, Melissa looks over the details for the raffle tickets before the door opens for the gown sale.

ABC Members Rosie, Lindsay Cosimi and Cherise hold down their own along with Bridal Show Model Jennifer at the sale. These are JUST A FEW of the dresses available for purchase at the gown sale. The ladies will be modeling again on Sunday! Two of these dresses were the hottest of commodities last Sunday. Girls wanted to buy them right then and there. No gown pictured hers is over $800.00! You can also see ABC Members Lynn Curran and Melissa chatting in the background.

I paused for a photo with fellow ABC Member, Annie!

Please stop by our booth at the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show this Sunday at the World Center Marriott! The great thing about the Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal show is if you click the link here, you can register and the tickets are buy one get one free. If this is your first show, be sure to read our past blog post about how to effectively attend a bridal show!

It's a great cause and everly little bit helps to make a big difference!



Eliana@BYSE said…
Looks like the show was success.

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