Quick preface… For those just starting out on Twitter and who looking for followers, the advice I usually give is to just start following interesting people. This is exactly what happened yesterday when I noticed an email come in telling me that @DreamDressEvent was now following me on Twitter. Because of this notification on their behalf, I have not only learned about the Dream Dress Auction, but also the Cinderalla Project – and I’m happy to pass along this information to my readers.
In honour of the Cinderella Projectâ€™s 10th anniversary, the Dream Dress Auction came into light with the gracious donation of 25 new wedding gowns. These beautiful gowns ranging in sizes from petite to plus (4 -16) will be auctioned off at this charity fundraiser along with various silent auction items. Whether you are a bride, bridesmaid or friend there is something for everyone to bid on!
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Cinderella Project, a non-profit organization that encourages youth to stay in school and graduate – giving them the motivation (and hopefully self-esteem) they may need for themselves and their families. Through “Boutique Day” the Cinderella Project provides struggling youth, most in low-income situations, with formal attire so they can attend their high school’s graduation or prom in style and most of all, with pride.
Over the last while, the project has gathered up a collection of wedding dresses, which wouldn’t quite be suitable for grad, so they’re going to auction them off at this special event while also providing a fun environment for brides to be. There will be a wedding specialist on-site, as well as silent auction items like Sugarlime jewelry, Dolce Amore lingerie, gift baskets and dining packages.
The Dream Dress Auction will take place May 31st at Telus House (768 Seymour Street, Vancouver) and tickets are just $15.
Guests should arrive between 12:30pm and 1:00pm and will have the chance to do dress fittings so they can stake out which gown they would like to bid on (and there are photos of some online already). The auction deadline will be 4:30pm that day and if you end up having the winning bid on a dress you will receive a tax receipt for the full amount of your purchase.