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Designer wedding gown sale in Wilmington, Delaware

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Brides-to-be are sure to find great deals on designer wedding gowns and accessories during the three-day Designer Bridal Gown Sale in early March.

More than 850 bridal gowns will be available at what organizers call “drastically discounted prices” at the unique event, scheduled for March 2-4 at the Sheraton Wilmington South Hotel.

Proceeds will benefit Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition programs.

“It is truly a community effort,” says Vicky Cooke, DBCC’s executive director. “Designers, bridal shops and brides from across the country have donated wedding gowns to raise money for the fight against breast cancer.”

Making Memories, a breast cancer organization based in Portland, Ore., donated the gowns to DBCC after holding its Brides Against Breast Cancer fundraiser. The event collected thousands of bridal gowns from bridal shops, designers and brides, then sold them all over the United States.

The price of the gowns will start at $100. The sale will include exclusive designer gowns valued up to $20,000 but sold at a fraction of the original price. Gowns will come in different styles and range in size from 2 to 22. Accessories, including slips, tiaras and veils, will also be sold.

The event will include wedding professionals like photographers and videographers, as well as representatives from salons, bakeries, travel agencies and florists. The Sheraton will offer package upgrades to brides who book their weddings there.

The event kicks off on Friday, March 2, with an exclusive preview sale from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Advance online registration is required at debreastcancer.org/brides. The cost is $20 for the bride and one guest, with additional tickets available for $15. The event is free and open to the public on March 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and March 4 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (debreastcancer.org/brides, 866-312-DBCC ext. 10)

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