The Latest
June 23, 2024

Where Every Family Matters

Goodwill’s Wedding Gown Weekend Returns

Planning a wedding on a budget? Don’t miss Goodwill’s wedding gown weekend March 18 - 19!

Brides-to-be, especially those on a budget or shopping sustainably, may find the dress of their dreams during Goodwill’s Wedding Gown Weekend.

Bride’s and bridesmaid’s gowns will be priced from $49.99 to $299.99 during the sale, which will be Saturday and Sunday, March 18 – 19. Each of the 29 retail stores operated by Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee will have at least 20 gowns available, while supplies last.

“Some reports say the average cost for a wedding dress is now more than $1,600. This sale offers a chance to save more than 80% of that amount and still walk away with a stylish, gorgeous gown,” said Leisa Wamsley, Goodwill’s Vice President of Donated Goods. “That’s a lot of money you can spend on something else — like a honeymoon!”

Sale merchandise includes gently used gowns donated by individuals as well as new-with-tags, excess stock donated by local bridal shops. Brides typically wear their dress for just one day, so purchasing a wedding gown from Goodwill is an eco-friendly alternative.

A wide range of sizes, styles — including contemporary and vintage, brand names and dress lengths will be available, but selection will vary by location. All gowns will be out on the store floor when doors open at 9 a.m. on March 18 and will remain there until sold.

Like all purchases from Goodwill, those made during Wedding Gown Weekend will benefit the nonprofit’s mission of changing lives through education, training and employment.

For information about Goodwill’s Wedding Gown Weekend, visit at



About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 4-year-old Ezra and baby Norah.