Here comes the… brides, at Goodwill Industries of Denver’s Bridal Showcase held on Feb. 22, 2014. The doors opened at 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning and, there was no lack of soon-to-be-brides who swarmed through the doors bright and early.

Brides-to-be chose from more than 100 new and gently used wedding gowns, starting at $25. The sale included new designer wedding gowns valued at up to $4,000 – donated by local bridal shops – and gently used bridal gowns donated by individuals at Goodwill stores. Sizes ranged from 2 to 14.

The store had a huge selection of bridal accessories – including bridal veils and dresses for bridesmaids and flower girls. The store made it a one-stop for brides-to-be on a budget including tips for affordable wedding décor that was also purchased at the Goodwill store.

Proceeds from the Bridal Showcase will benefit Goodwill’s Career Connection Centers, which provide career counseling, job search support, and a variety of classes, including computer training, at four locations in metro Denver. The centers are free and open to the public.

Goodwill Industries of Denver seeks to reverse the cycle of poverty for at-risk youth, struggling adults and people with disabilities. Proceeds from the sale of donated goods give dignity and hope through education and career development programs to more than 19,000 Coloradans in need. To learn more, visit www.goodwilldenver.org.

This was the first year but, mark your calendars and hang on to your tiara, Goodwill will be back for another wedding season next year.