Local Goodwill Holds Annual Bridal Sale this Weekend
By Melanie Zayas, SNJ Today Reporter
PENNSAUKEN, N.J. -
The traditional Valentine’s Bridal and All That Glitters sale hits the Pennsauken Goodwill store this weekend for another year.
According to Kimberly Justice, production manager at Pennsauken Goodwill, the annual Running of the Brides sale that’s coming to customers once again this Saturday can be hectic and enjoyable at the same time.
“It is exciting and it is chaotic, but it’s a fun chaos," says Justice. "There’s mothers and great-grandmothers and dads [here] and there’s always somebody crying.”
Featuring over 400 new and gently used wedding gowns by designers like Maggie Sotero, Alfred Angelo, and Justin Alexander, brides-to-be will have a wide selection.
From shoes and tiaras to special occasion gowns for your bridesmaids, one is bound to find something that suits her wedding dreams that won’t break the bank.
“All of our wedding gowns have been donated from regular donors and also boutiques [from] all around the state of New Jersey," says Justice. "We start them at $49.99 and the highest price is $299.99. We have sizes from 0 to 30.”
Justice says all of the proceeds from this sale will go to fund Goodwill’s job training programs for the disabled and disadvantaged.
“We have people that come from New York, down South. They drive here," says Justice. "I get here at six in the morning and there’s people already camped outside. People get here at four in the morning to get their spot [and] put their chair out to get their tickets to be one of the first 20 people in this room.”
To avoid any bridezilla moments from happening, be sure to arrive before doors open at 9 a.m.