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Goodwill Superstores in Oldsmar, Wesley Chapel to host wedding gala May 17-18

WESLEY CHAPEL — Brand new wedding dresses, some of them carrying original price tags of more than $3,500, will start at $50. Need we say more?

Goodwill will host its annual wedding gala on May 17-18 to help budget-conscious brides afford stunning new gowns. A large stock of dresses, with many sizes and styles, will be split between two locations:

• Oldsmar: Doors open at 6 a.m. May 17 at the Goodwill Superstore at 3929 Tampa Road.

• Wesley Chapel: Doors open at 6 a.m. May 18 at the Goodwill Superstore on State Road 56, just east of Interstate 75.

Brides, this is no time to worry about beauty sleep. If the past is any guide, brides-to-be, moms, friends and fiancés will arrive very early to stake their place in line and get the first shot at the gorgeous gowns. Shoppers will be given numbers as they arrive, and will be admitted into the dressing area in that order.

Many of the gowns feature elaborate trains and beadwork and carry well-known wedding gown labels such as Casablanca, Dere Kiang and Private Collection. Gowns were donated by CC's Boutique in St. Petersburg; Athena's Bridal Boutique in Clearwater; Diana's Bridal in Tampa; and Olga's Bridal & Boutique in Tampa.

Besides beautiful new bridal gowns, shoppers will find new bridesmaid dresses, new bridal shoes for $6.99, and other special occasion items.

Plus you'll get the best accessory of all: the glow of helping a good cause. Proceeds from the wedding gala benefit Goodwill-Suncoast's training programs for people with developmental disabilities in Tampa Bay, Lakeland and Ocala.

Goodwill Superstores in Oldsmar, Wesley Chapel to host wedding gala May 17-18 05/03/13 [Last modified: Friday, May 3, 2013 3:52pm]
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