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The Brides Project (TBP) opened in September 2011.We are a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to raising funds for the programs of the Cancer Support Community (CSC) of Greater Ann Arbor through the sale of donated bridal gowns. Once-worn gowns donated by brides or unsold gowns donated by bridal shops are available for brides-to-be to purchase at a considerable savings. All profits from the sale of the gowns go to the CSC to support programs and services for people touched by cancer.

Our inspiration to start this project came to us from Helen Sweet, who started The Brides Project in Canada. She graciously allowed us to take this idea to the United States. If you are a bride in Canada, please visit her website www.thebridesproject.com

We offer a unique shopping experience in our boutique at 1677 Plymouth Road in Ann Arbor. Our gowns are very high quality and are offered at 50 percent and more below market prices. Because we are a volunteer-run organization, we normally meet with brides by appointment only. We also occasionally hold Open Hours and Trunk Show Sales, in which case no appointment is necessary.  Our bridal consultants will work with you to find just the dress for you! You can see a sampling of our dresses in our Flickr photo gallery.

To learn more about The Brides Project view WDIV’s Live in the D.