Goodwill of Central Arizona hosts Bridal & Formal Wear Boutique

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Weddings are expensive. In 2012, the average wedding cost over $28,000 according to CNN. Goodwill of Central Arizona is hoping to make it more affordable for brides-to-be, by hosting its first ever Bridal & Formal Wear Boutique at the Renaissance Glendale Hotel & Spa on Feb. 15, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is free to attend.

Located at 9495 W. Coyotes Blvd, in Glendale, the boutique will have over 1,500 beautiful bridal gowns priced from $19.99 to $499.00 and over 700 bridesmaid dresses priced from $9.99 to $89.99. Designer labels such as Alfred Angelo, Demetrios, Galina, Jessica McClintock, Jim Hjelm, Maggie Sottero, Mori Lee, Nicole Miller, Vera Wang and Oleg Cassini will be available.

"The quality of the dresses and formal wear is incredible," said Jackie Halleen, vice president, retail operations at Goodwill. "Many of the dresses still have tags on them! It's going to give brides-to-be a unique opportunity to find a dress they may not have been able to find at a traditional retailer. It's perfect for the DIY bride or the individual who wants to create a unique look by updating a vintage dress."

Accessories, veils, shoes, men's suits and tuxedos, as well as flower girl and ring bearer outfits will be available too.

Goodwill has been saving all donated bridal and formal wear for the past 6 months and has accumulated hundreds of beautiful, gently used dresses and accessories.

The event will also provide brides-to-be with an opportunity to meet with other wedding professionals such as photographers, cake vendors, and transportation companies.

About Goodwill of Central Arizona
With 65 years of serving central Arizona's communities, Goodwill of Central Arizona is one of the oldest and largest nonprofit agencies in Arizona. Our Commitment is to Put People to Work throughout Arizona by providing job training and employment services to those with vocational disadvantages and disabilities that can include mental and emotional barriers, physical disabilities, welfare dependency, illiteracy and age. In 2012, we served more than 41,922 youth and adults on their quest toward self-sufficiency and secured more than 15, 563 employment opportunities. For more information on Goodwill of Central Arizona, visit http://

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