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Posted on July 17, 2019

Wish Upon a Wedding

In May, the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists (AWGS), of which Shores is a member, met in Nashville for their annual meeting.  One of the things AWGS members learned about was a charity, Wish Upon a Wedding, that grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or life-altering circumstances.

The exciting news is that AWGS members have partnered with Wish Upon a Wedding to provide gown care and gown preservations, at no charge, to help commemorate these celebrations of love.  “Our members, represented in more than 500 cities around the world, specialize in caring for wedding gowns, both old and new,” said Kermit Engh, AWGS President.  “When we learned about the truly remarkable dream weddings made possible by Wish Upon a Wedding, our members immediately volunteered to offer our services to these couples in crisis.”

The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists is a not-for-profit trade organization with members offering MuseumCareTM ZeroCarbonTM green gown care in eight countries.  Members are certified to ensure that wedding gowns and heirloom textiles of all kinds are cleaned according to established museum standards and preserved in archival-quality materials.  Brides benefit from the personal, interactive service offered by members in local communities, but the guarantee is truly an international warranty because each member honors the guarantee of every other member no matter where in the world they may be.

Wish Upon a Wedding (WUW) is based in Columbus, Ohio.  Couples seeking help may apply to  Individuals and companies, too, may apply to this nonprofit which has allowed countless wedding and hospitality professionals the opportunity to provide goods and services to couples enduring great challenges.  In addition, brides are encouraged to donate gowns that can be sold to raise money for granting wishes.

If you have questions about Wish Upon a Wedding, please shoot us an e-mail at, and we will direct you to the right person.

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