I’m really excited to have the opportunity to tell you about Brides do Good. I was recently approached by them to collaborate and I simply didn’t have to think twice about supporting their excellent vision. I work closely with brides here in the UK and in our society weddings are joyous events, so we can often forget that child marriages endanger a significant portion of the world’s female population. I, for one, was shocked to learn of the figures on child marriage - every year over 15 million girls worldwide are married before they reach the age of 18.
I think putting young girls into situations which are cruel and endangering is just plain wrong - “child’ and “marriage” are two words which are mutually exclusive, so it’s imperative that I support the work that Brides do Good are doing - raising awareness for such an important cause.
Brainchild of Chantal Khoueiry, Brides do Good are on a mission to stop these child weddings by 2030. It’s a social venture that offers pre-loved and sample designer wedding gowns to brides, with a third of the proceeds going to the charities Plan International and Too Young To Wed.
Designer and couture dresses by the likes of Jesus Peiro, Galia Lahav, and Elie Saab may simply be outside your budget, but getting your hands on one for a fraction of the price, while still donating to a great cause is a no-brainer. Or indeed if you want to resell your own dress and support a great cause at the same time, head over to Brides do Good to see what they have on offer, learn how you can help, and to find out more of their story.