Brides-to-be must pre-register at www.bridesacrossamerica.com, and are encouraged to register early. Proof of deployment or first responder affiliation is required to participate and receive a free gown. All qualifying brides will receive a free wedding gown. Guests can expect to be pampered by Brides Across America and Raymour & Flanigan, and will enjoy an array of dresses to choose from, as well as refreshments from Gasbarro's Wines and Sugar Mama's Sweets and Treats. A past beneficiary of Brides Across America, Annibel C., describes her experience with the program: "My fiancé is currently overseas. Without the help of this program, I would not have been able to afford a wedding dress. There are lots of gowns to choose from, and I found the perfect one, along with a veil and a headpiece! I am so grateful to Brides Across America."