Someday In Savannahby James Byous on 12/18/11
Capt. Jennifer McKay (ANG) tries her free wedding gown during Weddings For Warriors Project "try-on's" at the
Boy did things pop! It was supposed to be a small event. In 2009 The Savannah Wedding Tourism Council (SWTC) launched the project entitled Weddings for Warriors. It was to provided free wedding ceremonies and vow renewals to active US Military personnel. The Council thought, "Maybe five or ten couples in
When folks of
Free Alfred Angelo designer wedding gowns from Operation Homefront, Georgia were given and a free reception by the Savannah Riverboat Company took the couples on a river cruise on the
One need that was found was for vow renewals. A great number of military couples marry at the court house, sometimes in jeans and a T-shirt because deployment is eminent and paperwork needs to be turned in... no family, no wedding gown, no celebration. Some participants have waited from eighteen and twenty-four years. They have told each other, someday they would have a real wedding... their someday keep getting pushed farther and farther ahead with each child born and each new deployment. Now, thanks to the people of the Southeast and especially
The SWTC estimates that in the first year alone just under $400 thousand in products and services were given to the forty participating couples. Four Weddings For Warriors Projects have now taken place in three cities across the
This year everything is on schedule but volunteers are still needed as are a few plus-size wedding gowns. So if you want to serve the troops and their families, here’s your opportunity to say, "Thanks" to our fighting men and women and their families.
This season's the event will take place on January 18, 2012 at the Charles H. Morris Center at Trustees Garden, 10 East Broad Street, Savannah, GA. Contact Becky at 912-656-6541 or email Becky@WeddingsForWarriors.com.