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Each wedding dress is a love story. Chosen with love. Worn with love. Each woman is a story. But some don't get to be the author of their own lives.

Every year, 15 million girls are married before they're 18. That's 28 girls every minute. One every two seconds. Early marriage forces girls out of education and into a life of violence, fear and ill health. Brides do Good aims to help end the abominable tradition of child brides by 2030.

Our Mission

Founded by Chantal Khoueiry, Brides do Good is a pioneering social enterprise that sells the world’s most beautiful pre-loved and sample designer wedding gowns. Our mission is to help the United Nations eradicate child marriage worldwide by 2030. A third of the sale of every dress sold through us goes to Plan International and Too Young To Wed – charities focused on protecting the world's potential child brides. In time, we aim to launch our own life-changing employment and education initiatives.

This is a movement- by Brides for Girls. 

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Behindthe cause
The
proceeds
1/3
Goes to you
A third of the price of a dress goes to you, the seller. You can also choose to donate your third to charity.
1/3
Goes to us
A third of the price of a dress goes towards our operational costs - this allows us to continue making a difference to the lives of millions of young girls.
1/3
Goes to charity
And a third goes to Plan International or Too Young to Wed. Sample dresses work a little differently, however. The bridal brand sets the minimum price, then we add on an amount, half of which goes to our partner charities.
Making a difference

Girls who marry before they're 18 are less likely to complete primary school, more likely to experience unwanted pregnancies and violence and are at greater risk of death or injury in childbirth. Ending child marriage demands a broad range of actions, including empowering girls, changing culture and rewriting laws. 

Our partner charities invest in local programmes that empower girls and educate their wider community: 

  • $10 enables five girls to participate in community training programmes to prevent gender-based violence
  • $25 provides a girl with material support for a year, including tuition, uniforms and transportation
  • $300 helps a girl complete a year of secondary school.

To learn more about child marriage click here

Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights in 71 countries. Because I am a Girl is a global movement driven by Plan to help girls everywhere learn, lead, decide and thrive. Plan International believes that child marriage is a violation of human rights that robs girls of their childhood. Child brides are forced to drop out of school, have children before they’re ready and are often subjected to a life of violence and abuse.

    “Plan International UK are delighted to be benefitting from Brides Do Good, a pioneering e-commerce platform that sells pre-loved and designer sample wedding gowns. Every dress donated and sold through www.BridesdoGood.com contributes to our collective mission to build a global community focused on promoting girl’s rights and ending child marriage. Together we can make a difference, one dress at a time: by  raising awareness and funds to contribute towards local projects empowering young girls and communities to make vital changes to tackle the root causes of discrimination against girls, by supporting the safe and successful progression of girls from birth to womanhood, and by advocating for changes in law. Join the movement, by Brides for Girls, please say “I do”"Tanya Barron, CEO, Plan International

 

Too Young to Wed, a non-profit organisation, launched on October 11 2012 – the first International Day of the Girl. By providing visual evidence of the human rights challenges faced by women and girls around the world, Too Young to Wed aims to amplify their courageous voices and build a community dedicated to ending child, early and forced marriage.

 

Read more about our charity partners here.