Last week at a dinner party on the Upper West Side I met an interesting gentleman who is an entrepreneur in the real estate world. Very well spoken and intelligent I was pleasantly surprised to learn from him an amazing bridal resource for those on a budget. As an investor of the organization he shared with me that Bridal Garden a non-profit is able to sell designer gowns at phenomenal discounts of up to 75% off retail and then proceeds benefit education of disadvantaged New York city children. They accept gowns as donations so if you want to pay it forward here’s your chance. How’s that for a green movement, charitable act, looking fabulous on your big day, and saving money. The Bridal Garden is by appointment only and located at 54 West 21st street. More info here.