MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) -- Military brides got to pick and choose their wedding gowns in the national Brides Across America program.
Qualified brides get to take the gowns home at no cost at participating stores.
Jeanette's Bride N 'Tux Boutique in Manassas, Virginia saw a steady stream of excited women trying on dresses on Thursday.
Nicki Anderson's fiance has six months left in his deployment.
She's searching for the one, and after four dresses, she thinks she's found it.
"it's exactly what I wanted, fitted on the top with a dramatic bottom,"she said.
The designer dresses have been donated by companies and other brides. They cost anywhere from $1000 on up.
Air Force Captain Kim French just returned from Afghanistan, her third tour of duty.