Looking for a Beautiful, Affordable Wedding?
Any Bride! 
Any wedding gown $150! 
Veils $10+! 
Any bridesmaid gown $30-$40!
We are not the usual bridal gown shop. 
Our brides have fun because money is not #1!
We also recommend seamstress tailor alterations vendors who are FAST, cheap (1 small fee for ANY alterations)
Look No Further!
We provide FREE Use of:
- a wedding gown
- veil, shoes, crinoline, tiara, and other accessories
- bridesmaid dresses, groom and groomsmen tuxedos
- linens: napkins, tablecloths, chair covers and sashes
- silverware, dinnerware, champagne glasses, wine glasses
- chocolate fountain
- buffet servers, serving dishes
- vases of varying shapes and sizes
- topiaries, silk flowers, bird cages, lights, candles
- ring bearer pillow
- flower girl basket
... and so much more! 
Who Do We Serve? What Do We Offer?

For Real Brides with Real Budgets ($3,000 or less reception budget) we offer...
- Free wedding gown use (accessories too!)
- Free wedding party, mother-of-the-bride, and flower girl dress use
- Free reception items use (Anything and everything in our inventory available!)
- "The List," our list of local vendors who have partnered with St. Anthony's Bridal to give our qualifying brides their top-of-the-line services and products at greatly discounted rates, at rock bottom cost, or even for free! Vendors include: photographers, florists, bakers, caterers, wedding planners, etc.
Become a St. Anthony's Bridal qualified bride to view our inventory!

For Prom (exclusively through our Ciao Bella! Events)
- Any dress in our inventory
- Shoes
- Jewelry

If you have $3,000 or less to spend on your wedding, we offer you free use of a beautiful wedding gown and many reception items. Come to our Maryland Bridal Center on any Saturday from 10am to 12pm and find the wedding gown of your dreams! 


Not on a super-tight budget but love a bargain?  We sell new and lightly used gorgeous wedding gowns, veils, crinolines and accessories to the public. Our extensive inventory normally includes most major designers.  Personal checks and money orders are accepted ($150.00 plus sales tax).

We sell bridesmaid gowns for $30-$45. 
We also sell shoes and wraps.
Our list of recommended seamstresses will save you a BUNDLE on alterations or tailoring. Please ask for our St. Anthony’s seamstresses’ information.
Mother of the Groom? Mother of the Bride?
Grab your gorgeous matron gown for $30-$45! 
We also sell shoes and wraps.
Our list of recommended seamstresses will save you a BUNDLE on alterations or tailoring. Please ask for our St. Anthony’s seamstresses’ information.
Ciao Bella!
Ciao Bella! hosts prom gown giveaway events for local high school students.  We are a proud member of donate my dress!   Please click on our donations button for details on donations and on volunteering. We actively seek wedding gowns, bridesmaid gowns, flower girl dresses and prom dresses. If you would like to support our ministry through donations of a gown, bridal reception goods or make a much needed monetary donation, please check out our Donations page for further details. 

Looking for a  photographer but can't afford the price? We have a list of vendors, not just photographers, who offer services and products discounted, at-cost, or free. Contact us and request a vendor’s list. 

We are here to serve frugal brides who seek to avoid wedding debt, so please do not be shy about contacting us! You pay nothing to use these items and we only ask that you return them, clean, the first Saturday after your wedding between 10am and 10:30am (or ON TIME at your Director-assigned time) for our next bride to use. 

Is St. Anthony's a business or a non-profit?  We are a local non-profit qualified with the I.R.S. as a 501-C-3 (this means we are a recognized non-profit and donations to us are tax deductible). Our mission is to help brides on tight budgets achieve beautiful and affordable weddings. We are an all volunteer staff.  Our tax ID number is 52-2191053. St. Anthony's Bridal is a legal trade name for St. Anthony's Bread, Inc.

We joyfully serve brides of all faiths and beliefs. 
We believe a bride and her groom deserve to enter into marriage debt free! Because we believe in marriage, it is St. Anthony’s mission to provide wedding gowns and reception items to low- and middle-income brides in order to contribute to a healthy engagement period for healthy couples seeking marriage. In order to pursue our mission, we reserve the right to refrain from facilitating weddings that could undermine our mission.
Each of our brides is a great blessing.
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Brides on a Dime Expo
Nov 20, 2011
American Legion Post 176
6520 Amherst Ave
Springfield, VA 22150

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RSVP to get in FREE!

Vendors Apply Here!

Press Releases:

Brides on a Dime Expo for brides on a budget of $10,000 or less, to benefit St. Anthony’s Bridal

Your Country Club Winter Wedding for $3,000 or less

Look Out!
Vendors in the DC area are offering you the deals of a lifetime!

Become a St. Anthony’s Qualified Bride, and you receive access to “THE LIST” Vendors who believe in the mission of St. Anthony’s Bridal and are offering deeply discounted or at-cost services and products for Qualified Brides ONLY!

Not qualified?
Want a deal too?
We have a select number of sponsoring vendors we recommend to any bride: a one-cost seamstress, a DJ, two photographers, and more.

We are no longer accepting donations of vintage wedding gowns older than 15 years. Thank you.



St. Anthony’s Bridal

Providing Free Use of Wedding Gowns and Reception Items and Free Prom Gowns

A 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: St. Anthony’s is closed November 26, December 24, and December 31