More offerings of bridal gowns

My story about the abrupt closure of Princess Bride of Duluth and follow-up reports about people coming forward with offerings of wedding dresses for brides-to-be left in a bind has generated more generosity.

More than 80 customers face losing down payments and aren’t likely to receive their ordered dresses.

Since a follow-up appeared in this blog on Monday and today’s Eh? column in the print edition, more people have come forward offering to donate their wedding dress to a deserving woman who can’t afford another dress.

But Brittany Robb has taken it further by setting up a Facebook page where people can connect with each other if they would like to donate a wedding dress or are in dire need of one.

Here is the link:

So from now on, please go to that page if you wish to donate a dress or are a Princess Bride customer with no dress and no refund.

But before I close the door on passing on the dress offers, I’ll list two more that came in:

April PIrsig of Duluth is willing to donate a size 14W strapless satin ivory pickup dress with champagne accents and a corset lace-up back. She bought it in 2012 at David’s Bridal. It comes with a matching jacket and veil. Reach her at

And Jennifer Stokes of Duluth is offering a size 6 (that’s fitted closer to a size 4) wedding gown. It has two wide, beaded straps that  form a V-shape in the back and has a long, beautifully-beaded train that bustles.

“I would be more than happy to donate it,” she wrote. “A wedding can be so expensive and to just lose money and maybe not be able to get another dress in time would be awful!”

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