The Bridal Industry needs us.

When was the last time you thought “I wonder how Bridal Salons are doing during the Pandemic”?  Most think about restaurants, bars, health clubs but no one really thinks about the Bridal Industry unless you're planning a wedding or attending a prom. 

I’ve been called upon, to lend my name to an industry in turmoil.  Friends, Main Street Bridal Salons will never make it without help from you. 

For 20 years I’ve been helping replace girls gowns that were destroyed in a disaster.  Whether it be fire, flood, hurricane, or a virus!  I’m proud that we’ve been able to find gowns for over 170 girls that had nothing to walk down the aisle in. 

Now, I’m here to represent a store in need.  In fact several.  The stores that I speak of are stores that have a great reputation in their community.  Stores that have compassionate owners.  Stores with the philosophy that it’s not “about the money”, it’s the fact we made a future brides dream come true.  The stores I’m assisting are highly recommended not only by their brides but by the Manufactures that they represent. 

The Bailout Program was created for Small Businesses but not for “really” small businesses.  By the time those of us applied, the funds were gone.  The second Bailout Program really helps businesses with ten or more employees.  Most Bridal Salons have seven, we have four. I have created a “Go Fund-us” where together we can assist Main Street Bridal Salons.

The Store’s that we are helping are: 

In Wisconsin:
Foreign 5 Bridal Sweet
That’s my Dress
Natalie M Bridal
Olga’s Bridal Salon
Angelica’s Designs Bridal
Complete Bridal-Bridal Boys
Here Come's the Bride
Adorned Bridal
Missouri LaMerite Bridal
Our Shop Bridal
North Dakota:
Alan Evans Bridal in Fargo
South Dakota:
Sandra Rose Bridal
She Said Yes
West Virginia:
J. jones Bridal
Oliverios Bridal

I’m trying to raise $299,250.00.  This would provide payment for 450 dresses.  I need your help friends.  I can’t do it alone.  I beg of you to understand how important it is to recognize our industry. If everything is done on-line we won't have a “main-street” any longer.  Please together let's help an Industry that you never thought could crumble.  Help me help others.  If you can't help, please share.

--  David


  • Janet DeClerck 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Celene Calhan 
    • $15 
    • 3 mos
  • Sara Hines 
    • $50 
    • 3 mos
  • Jean SolCol 
    • $100 
    • 3 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $40 
    • 3 mos
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David Gaffke 
Dundee, IL
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