Frank and I are getting married in two months so it seemed high time that I get myself a wedding dress, especially since his little nieces already have their dresses for the wedding. I did a little searching online for dress shops in Ann Arbor and stumbled upon The Brides Project. They have a small store where they sell donated wedding dresses at discount prices with the proceeds going to the Cancer Support Community of Greater Ann Arbor. It seemed like a wonderful opportunity for me to get a lovely dress while also supporting a great cause so I booked an appointment last weekend for Frank's mom and I to check it out.
The Brides Project shop was small but packed with beautiful dresses. For the time that we booked we had the whole place to ourselves with a volunteer who helped me find and try on dresses. It was really fun searching through the racks with Frank's mom and I tried on a ton of dresses.
I loved the cute tags that read "I Do/I Donate" and all of the hangers that were hand painted with different messages about cancer prevention, treatment and support.
It was such a fun, low stress experience that was exactly what I wanted for dress shopping. In a little over an hour we had found a wonderful dress that I am excited to wear this summer.
If you are looking for a wedding dress in Southeast Michigan, I would definitely recommend taking a look at The Brides Project. They are open by appointment only and schedule by two hour blocks, dedicated to only one bride at a time. I had a great experience and will likely donate my dress back to The Brides Project after my wedding.