Le 5 avril 2016, 08:41 dans Humeurs • 0
By Sara Bauknecht / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Wish you had an excuse to wear your wedding gown again? How about your prom gown or some other beloved formal dress?
Glitter & Grit bridal boutique in Lawrenceville is holding Pittsburgh’s first Bridal Revival party, where guests can don their wedding dress or other special gown. It’s 7-10 p.m. Friday at Hotel Monaco, Downtown.
“In our store we hear over and over again: ‘Oh, I wish I could wear my dress again. You only get to wear it once,’” says Glitter & Grit owner Erin Szymanski. “We thought there should be a great excuse to wear your wedding dress again.”
Break out your wedding gown! Bridal Revival party at Hotel Monaco / Setting the SEEN
Wish there was a reason to wear your wedding dress again? How about your prom dress or another special gown? Glitter & Grit bridal boutique is throwing a Bridal Revival party where guests can wear these gowns again for a night of fun at Hotel Monaco.It will be a night of dancing, light bites, desserts and cocktails for the ultimate girls’ night out (although guys are welcome, too). And there will be bridal-themed party stations and contests, such as who can toss the bouquet the farthest.
“We’re getting a little bit cheeky with some of the wedding themes,” Ms. Szymanski says.
A little leery about traipsing through Downtown in your wedding gown? Guests have the option of bringing their gown to the hotel to get ready in changing areas set aside for the party. Hair and makeup artists also will be on site to provide glamour touch-ups.
Proceeds will benefit Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and gown donations will be accepted for Brides for a Cause and Allegheny County Department of Human Services’ Project Prom initiative. Tickets are $100 per person at www.glitterandgritpgh.com/bridal-revival. Guidelines for gown donations are outlined on Glitter & Grit’s website.
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