Dress Drive: Strut Bridal through December 31 in Long Beach, CA

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Strut Bridal Salon is hosting its 3rd Annual Dress Drive from November 1 – December 31 at their Long Beach location (they just extended the dress drive through the end of the year!!).  Strut will be collecting wedding dresses 2008 and newer on our behalf.   We will clean it if it’s dirty!  Your donation is tax deductible!  Strut Bridal Salon will have donation forms on-hand to fill out.  You will get a tax receipt when you drop it off.

Strut Bridal Salon
4264 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807

**Bixby Knolls, Just off 405

Store Hours
Monday: 10 AM – 8 PM
Tuesday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Friday-Saturday: 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday: Noon – 5 PM
(closed Wednesdays and Thursdays)

For more information about dropping off your wedding dress contact Strut Bridal Salon at 562.612.1884 / service@strutbridalsalon.com.  If you have general questions about donating your wedding dress, please visit www.bridesforacause.com.

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Real Weddings Magazine (October 2014)

Want to score a wedding gown for $150? Save-the-date and join us for Dress Dash at the CARD Community Center in Chico on October 25th from 7-11 a.m.

Stop by this great event for your FREE copy of Real Weddings Magazine and our planning resource, Real WeddingsMagazine’s The Planning Guide! Plus, enter to win a fabulous wedding planning goodie bag (valued at $100) from our booth!


Here are the details:

Date: October 25, 2014

Time: 7-11 a.m.

Where: CARD Community Center at 545 Vallombrosa Avenue in Chico

Cost: FREE admission! Bring your entourage and show up early! Register HERE!

About: How would you like to get a wedding dress for only $150? YES, THAT IS RIGHT – JUST $150 DOLLARS!!!!

Brides for a Cause has joined forces with NOW-FM to host a special Dress Dash. The event will feature more than 500 wedding dresses – all priced at just $150! 50% of the proceeds will support Wish Upon A Wedding.

For more information, log on to bridesforacause.com.

Seattle Dress Dash on January 31st, 2015!

MOViNLogo_RegisteredBrides for a Cause is returning to Seattle!  Seattle area brides, come “dash” for your wedding dress!

Brides for a Cause has joined forces with MOViN 92.5 for the 2nd Annual Dress Dash on Saturday, January 31st, 2015 from 7AM-11AM at the Cedarbrook Lodge! The event will feature more than 500 wedding dresses – all priced at just $150! 50% of the proceeds will support Wish Upon A Wedding. How early will you show up?

Saturday, January 31, 7 AM – 11 AM
Free admission! Bring your entourage! You are encouraged to show up early!!

CBL-logo-4webCedarbrook Lodge
18525 36th Ave. South
Seattle, WA 98188

*The event will be held in the Cedars Ballroom and the line will begin forming at 3 a.m. outside the ballroom area in the Reflections Gallery.

No registration is required, but tell us you’re coming by filling out the form below.

Only brides need to fill out the form. You can bring as many people as you want!!

  • Featuring more than 500 wedding dresses
  • All dresses only $150!
  • Dresses available in sizes 0-24!
  • Discounted veils and slips available too!
  • Fitting room on-site to try on the wedding dresses
  • Volunteers and seamstresses to help assist you
  • You won’t find this selection anywhere else
  • Walk away with your dream dress at the time of purchase!

Dress Dash - Flyer 2015

Portland Boutique Anniversary Sale – October 20-26

Brides for a Cause is celebrating its 2nd Anniversary!

We can’t believe it’s been 2 years since we opened our doors in a little 500 square ft space in NW Portland.  2 years later, we are in a huge 2,000 sq ft warehouse space in NE Portland.  We want to thank all of the donors, supporters, volunteers and brides for helping to make the last 2 years a fun ride!

To celebrate, we are offering brides a special opportunity to save an extra 15% off any wedding dress $300 and up, during the week of October 20-26 (it’s been extended through Sunday, Oct 26 for all you weekend shoppers!!).   Save an extra 15% on any wedding dress $300 and up.  At check-out, just give us the special code by saying “Happy 2nd Anniversary Brides for a Cause” – and we’ll give you 15% off your wedding dress purchase!  *discounts only applied at the time of purchase (no exceptions!!)

Now it’s time to walk down memory lane over the past year…

September 2013 – moved into a new location in NE Portland

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November 2013 – hosted 3 fall road shows in California (San Francisco, Los Angeles and San Diego)

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January 2014 – hosted our FIRST ever “DRESS DASH” in Seattle and Portland.   We sold 102 gowns in 4 hours in Seattle, a record that we want to beat in 2015.  FYI Seattle brides, our DRESS DASH with MOVIN 92.5 in Seattle is scheduled for January 31 at the Cedarbrook Lodge!

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March 2014  – we left for 7 weeks for a 7-city tour in California and Arizona

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May 2014 – had a record-breaking gown sale event in Seattle.  Raised $37,000 at our 2-day event at the Alexis Hotel in downtown Seattle.

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14th Breast Cancer Wedding Granted on Oct 3 in NYC

In conjunction with Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, our partner charity, Wish Upon A Wedding, granted a special wedding for a New York woman battling breast cancer.  The wedding for Damaris and Sean was granted on Friday, October 3 at Top of the Garden Event Space in Midtown Manhattan by the charity’s New York Chapter.

How beautiful is this view!!!

This wedding marks the 14th breast cancer related wedding wish that Wish Upon A Wedding has granted and the 5th one this year.

About the Couple:

Damaris and Sean grew up in the same neighborhood.  But it wasn’t until 2010 that the two began dating after connecting online.  As their relationship blossomed into love, the two moved in together.  Sean became a surrogate father to Damaris’s disabled daughter and the couple celebrated the birth of their daughter in 2012.  “We never thought from all we’ve been through, and how different our paths in life were, that we would be happy and in love through it all,” says Damaris.

But in the midst of all their joy, Damaris was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013.  Undergoing four surgeries since the diagnosis, the couple has had to put their wedding plans on hold.  But after finding about Wish Upon A Wedding online, the couple applied for a wedding wish.  In their application, Damaris wrote “Getting married feels like a dream that won’t come true.”  But thanks to generous donations from Wish Upon a Wedding’s partners in the New York area, their big day was held on October 3 at the Top of the Garden Event Space.

About the Charity’s Breast Cancer Wishes:

This wedding marks just one of many weddings that Wish Upon A Wedding has granted over the years for women diagnosed with breast cancer.  Launched in 2010, Wish Upon A Wedding was created to celebrate the love between two individuals, who are engaged or want to celebrate their marriage in an intimate setting with their close family and friends.  This oftentimes means celebrating their love despite a terminal diagnosis or hardship.  Since the charity was founded in 2010, Wish Upon A Wedding has granted more than 70 weddings and vow renewals for couples across the US.  14 of them have been breast cancer related, including the one on Oct 3 in NYC.

Now that the charity provides wishes for couples anywhere in the country as well as urgent wishes, Wish Upon A Wedding will continue to grow and so will the number of wishes that they grant for women diagnosed with breast cancer.  According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.  For these women diagnosed with breast cancer and who want to marry the ones they love, like Damaris in New York, Wish Upon A Wedding will be honored to grant their wedding wishes, like it has been since 2010.


  • Damaris & Sean (October 3, 2014 – New York chapter)
  • Susanne & Jennifer (Sept 28, 2014 – St. Louis chapter)
  • Kimberly & Frank (Sept 19, 2014 – Philadelphia chapter)
  • Kelly & Michelle (May 28, 2014 – Philadelphia chapter)
  • Nancy & Jake (April 24, 2014 – Northern California chapter)
  • Jo-ann & John (September 23, 2013 – Southern California chapter)
  • Heather & Chris (September 3, 2013 – Northern California chapter)
  • Sarah & Colin (July 26, 2013 – New York Chapter)
  • Lori & Mark (March 17, 2013 – Chicago chapter)
  • Stacey & James (August 1, 2012 – Indianapolis chapter)
  • Jill & Kevin (May 12, 2012 – New Jersey chapter)
  • Eden & Cory (July 17, 2011 – Orlando chapter)
  • Dominique & Myles (March 12, 2011 – Colorado chapter)
  • Florence & Michael (March 1, 2010 – Northern California Chapter)

Wish Upon A Wedding – New York Chapter would like to thank the following wish granters who made this wedding possible:

Venue: Top of the Garden Event Space

Planner: Danielle Bobish, Curtain Up Events, Inc.

Rentals: Highline Rentals

Caterer:  Creative Concepts NYC

Dress: Kleinfeld

Service: Cutting Edge Elite

Floral Design: Belle Fleur

Photography:  Sofia Negron Photography

Love Story Video:  EXO Photography & Cinema

Wedding Video:  Edward Neary, Milestone Productions

Lighting: BML Blackbird

Music: DJ Spontaneous

Photobooth: We Love Photobooths

Runner: The Original Runner Company

Hair:  Styles on B

Makeup: Lilly Rivera, Bridal Gal

Maid of Honor Dress: Jenny Yoo

Flower Girl Dresses: Be Mini Couture

Tuxedo: Baldwin Formals

Invitations:  Julie Maloof Designs

Table numbers, Menus, Escort Cards, Calligraphy:  The Designery


Wish Upon a Wedding is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.  The organization was created to celebrate the courage, determination and spirit of these couples by granting their dream wedding and vow renewal wishes and for the chosen recipients to inspire other couples facing similar situations to find hope and strength.  Wish Upon A Wedding was founded in 2010 and is based in Santa Clara, CA. The organization grants weddings and vow renewals in all 50 states and has provided more than 70 weddings and vow renewals for deserving couples since it was founded in 2010. To learn more about Wish Upon A Wedding, please visit www.WishUponaWedding.org.