Free wedding gown offered to military and first responders in or near Colorado Springs, check to see if you qualify

Wedding Dress. Photo courtesy: Something New Boutique.
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Giving back to heroes. That's the idea behind Brides Across America and Something New Boutique is helping out in Colorado Springs.

Brides Across America is celebrating its 11th year of giving back by supporting our heroes, honoring veterans, active military and first responders with Operation Wedding Gown. This year they will be rolling out a new campaign called “United in Love” to honor our servicemen and women’s sacrifices.

Something New Boutique in Colorado Springs is giving away about 30 wedding dresses to those who qualify, ranging in value from about $1,000 to $4,000, according to the store's owner Mindi Linscombe.

Military and first responders who have served our country over the past five years qualify for a free wedding gown. Brides are required to bring supporting documentation the day of the event such as a valid work ID or proof of service.

Click here to register and make an appointment. You have to scroll down to "Colorado" and click "register." The gowns are being offered on a first-come-first-served basis.

About Brides Across America
A national nonprofit organization, Brides Across America continues to honor our heroes by gifting wedding gowns and weddings to our deserving heroes and making wedding dreams come true. Brides Across America, in collaboration with bridal salons, designers, and private donations has been able to donate more than 22,000 wedding gowns and 22 weddings. Providing financial assistance to thousands of military and first responder couples since its inception in 2008. All donations received go directly to provide support to our couples.

Operation Wedding Gown has been featured in PEOPLE, Oprah, Good Housekeeping, Steve Harvey and The Doctors.
Brides Across America recently opened their first outlet and online shop to support our continued efforts to provide years of giving to our heroes.

About Something New Boutique
Since opening in 2008, thousands of brides have flocked to Something New Boutique, not only to experience the stunning, quality bridal gowns and gorgeous store, but for the guarantee that “the Girl Comes Before the Dress.” Brides choose Something New Boutique because they know they will be treated with the personal attention they need to find their dream dress for their big day.