Reporting Jim Donovan
By Jim Donovan
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. (CBS) – This weekend love will be in the air as many celebrate Valentine’s day a few days early, including brides-to-be.No matter what shape the economy is in, the cost of getting married doesn’t come cheap. But 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has found a way to save.
Normally, designer bridal gowns cost a pretty penny, but not tomorrow! That’s when the Goodwill on Route 70 in Pennsauken, New Jersey will host it’s 4th annual bridal gown sale. Juli Lundberg of Goodwill says, “We actually spent all year soliciting from area bridal stores. They donate past-season, sample models, surplus that sort of thing, and this year we were very fortunate Alfred Angelo donated about 130 brand new gowns so we are just thrilled about that.”
Over 200 brand new wedding gowns will be on sale at a fraction of their original cost. Lundberg says, “The lowest price for a brand new gown is $99.99 the highest price point is $299.99.” Gently used wedding dresses will be sold too, the average price $49 or less! “I have seen size 4 and I’ve seen size 26 and everything in between. So I really think that we do have something for everybody,” says Lundberg. The Goodwill sale will also feature wedding vials, bridesmaid dresses in every color and style, and hundreds of shoes priced at $19.99 a pair. Lundberg says, “This is just a good way for Goodwill to fundraise for our own mission and it’s a way for brides to save some money on a dress that they’re going to wear exactly once.”
Goodwill’s wedding gown sale runs all day, Saturday, February 11, 2012 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. In past years the line starts forming at 6 a.m., so the earlier that you get there the better the selection. Also, they only have a handful of dressing rooms. You may want to wear a body suit, swim suit or something that will cover you up appropriately so that can you try on the gowns right out in the open.
For more information, and address information visit: http://www.goodwillnj.org/