If you were a bride-to-be who just lost their job in Florida, then you would have been in luck this last week because Patricia South’s The Bride’s Choice, a boutique in Plantation, FL., was giving away free wedding dresses to 100 brides. On Wednesday and Thursday, if you had proof you had received a pink slip in the past year, then you would have been allowed to pick a gown from a room filled with wedding dresses in silk, satin and lace.
South was inspired to give away the dresses after a recent inventory when she found dozens of designer samples and even some custom-made dresses that had never been collected.
This however is not the first time South has provided for local brides. Last Veterans Day, the store gave away free bridal gowns to eight women engaged to soldiers fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Ever since the giveaway was announced, the shop has been inundated with calls and e-mails from brides as far away as Indiana and Kentucky looking to submit an application; ultimately the offer was only open to Florida brides.