Snag a Wedding Gown on the Cheap

Brides Across America,  a local charity that donates wedding gowns to military brides, and the fashion department at Lasell College have organized a wedding dress sale this weekend. Two hundred gowns have been donated to the school from a discontinued Boston designer, and on Saturday, fifteen New England brides chosen by the charity will receive a free dress, shoes, dry cleaning, and alterations from a Lasell fashion student.

On Sunday, the remaining 185 dresses will go on sale to the public at the the Goodwill headquarters in Boston. Sizes and styles are limited, and prices will range from $100 to $300 — and as to be expected, all gowns are first come, first serve. If you’re looking for a good strategy, check out tips from Filene’s Basement’s Running of the Brides website. Lasell students and staffers will be on hand to answer questions and offer styling advice, and all proceeds will support Goodwill’s after-school initiatives.

12 p.m. to 4 p.m., Morgan Memorial Goodwill Industries, 1010 Harrison Ave., Boston, 617-445-1010,

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