Anyone desperate to don their wedding dress again or who has a favourite bridesmaid’s dress gathering dust in the closet or who simply loves the idea of dressing up and dancing the night away is invited to The Hospice of St Francis’ inaugural Wedding Dress Ball.
Whether newly married and living happily ever after, long-term partners, single, separated or just up for a laugh, the Hospice’s first ever Wedding Dress Ball promises to deliver all the fun without the big ‘I do!’
A group of mums from Berkhamsted has already pledged to dust down their wedding gowns and pull on their dancing shoes for a good cause by signing up for the ball.
Mum-of-three, Elaine Bunn, 42, who has clubbed together with a group of fellow school mums and bought a table of 10, said: “We just loved the idea of dressing up in our wedding dresses again and having a good laugh. It’s a great excuse to wear my dress again, which meant so much to me when I got married 12 years ago, but which I haven’t had the opportunity to wear ever again since.
“It’s a little more snug than it was 12 years and three children later but I’m delighted that I’ve got the perfect occasion to wear it again out in public, surrounded by my friends who’ll all be doing the same thing!”
The ball is being held at the stunningly refurbished Pendley Manor, Tring, on Saturday 7th October from 7pm-midnight.
Ball-goers will be treated to a drinks reception, a delicious three-course meal, and disco. The evening will also feature a raffle, a live auction and, of course, a fun photo booth to capture those memorable moments.
Lucy Hume, Community Fundraising Manager at the Hospice, said: “One of the biggest expenses of any wedding is the bride’s dress. But, more often than not, once all the corks have been popped and the celebrations are over, the all-important dress is relegated to the back of the closet to be given a wistful look every now and again.
“The Hospice of St Francis’ Wedding Dress Ball is your chance to bring your dress back into the lime light and firmly onto centre stage.
“Come with a group of friends, with your other half or get the whole wedding party back together again to create some new hilarious memories. The Wedding Dress Ball is the perfect opportunity to get frocked for a good cause.”
Tickets are priced at £65 per person or get the whole wedding party together again and buy a table of 10 for £600. All proceeds will go to the Hospice to help it raise the over £5m it needs every year to fund its free care for people living with life-limiting illness – 80% of which it relies on from voluntary donations.
The evening is being supported by Brides of Berkhamsted and Ultimate Wedding Magazine.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.stfrancis.org.uk/wedding or call 01442 869555.