Another friend had stated that she would love to have a designer dress,but as she has just started on the career laddershe simply couldnt afford it. Why not givea new chapter to awedding dress and a brighter future to millions of young girls? The companys website and pop-up boutique now have stock from brands including Vera Wang, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwoodand Marchesa, with all dresses selling for an average of 40% less thantheir original retail prices. The concept allows brides-to-be to snap up something that they perhaps could not have previously afforded, whilst adding a feel good factor in knowing that this slice of their wedding budget has gone to something positive. A Marchesa dress for sale on the Brides Do Good website More For those worrying that a previous bride may have celebrated a little too hard in her gown before donating (red wine spillages, dancefloor-batteredhems etc) be assured; only gowns in a 'like-new' condition are accepted, and all are cleaned up before they make it onto the shop floor. Likewise for any former brides who are hesitant to let go of their most-cherished frock, you need to know that your reluctance is totally normal. Ive written a letter to the woman who will eventually buy my dress, explains TV presenter Louise Roe, who has given her bespoke Pronovias dress(which took over 850 hours to make)to the cause. Of course its a sentimental thing for me, I had this fairytale experience and went to Spain with my mum to design it. But I knew I wanted to donate it when I heard about Brides Do Good - I had no idea how prolific child marriage is around the world. As well as the dresses donated by brides, designers and boutiques have also given samples to the cause, so there is a great chance for abride to pick up something that's never been worn before. An Oscar de la Renta dress for sale on the Brides Do Good website More Read More The response from designers has been amazing, says Khoueiry.
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