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Brides Against Breast Cancer Wedding Gown Sale In New Orleans

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Events spanning Friday, September 6 and Saturday, September 7, will mark the 2013 Brides Against Breast Cancer “Charity Wedding Gown Sale” in New Orleans. Taking place at the Hyatt French Quarter, attendees can enjoy both viewing and bidding on this year’s featured dresses, while supporting breast cancer patients and their families.

On Friday evening, the VIP “Unveiling of the Gowns” Reception will take place from 6 – 10 p.m., allowing participants the opportunity to enjoy (as well as stake out and purchase) their favorite pieces before the next day’s general admission event. The party will feature cocktails and light fare, as well as live entertainment and exclusive giveaways. One attending bride will win a pair of wedding bands from JVL Jewelry, while another will receive a travel package from VIP Vacations.

On Saturday, general admission purchases can be made between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., with many dresses (which are priced from $99 to $3,900) offered at a 25 to 75 percent savings. In addition, layaway options (of up to 12 months) will also be available.

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Bridal Party in New Orleans (Photo Credit: theknot.com)

The NOLA-based gown sale is part of Brides Against Breast Cancer’s multi-city “Nationwide Tour of Gowns.” Proceeds from the event go to benefit free education programs and support services for patients, their families and caregivers. Through initiatives such as children’s programs and exercise classes, the non-profit strives “to ensure that no one in this country has to face cancer alone.” During the 2013 calendar year, Brides Against Breast Cancer plans to dedicated $2 million to this cause.

To learn more about both the organization and NOLA event, visit the Brides Against Breast Cancer website.

WHEN:
VIP “Unveiling of the Gowns”: Friday, September 6, 2013 from 6 -10 p.m.
General Event: Saturday, September 7, 2013 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

WHERE:
Hyatt French Quarter
800 Iberville Street
New Orleans, LA 70112

TICKETS: VIP: $20, General Admission: $5
Please click here to purchase tickets.

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