Portland Boutique “Summer Sale” through July 31st

Brides for a Cause is hosting a Summer Sale!

Save an extra 10% off through July 31

Download the (Required) Coupon to get your Discount!*

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Choose from over 2,000 wedding dresses at our Portland bridal boutique in June & July and save an extra 10% off already reduced wedding dresses!   We carry all of the popular designers and latest styles!   Our inventory is unique, wide-ranging and constantly changing as we get new wedding dresses in daily!

How to get the offer:

1) Present the 10% off coupon at check-out.  Download the coupon HERE!  You can also show us the discount on your phone or print out this page.  You must prove to us that you know about our Summer Sale at check-out to get the offer, as this is an online advanced offer only.

2) The discount must take place at check out, no exceptions.

3) It cannot be combined with any other offer.  Valid June 6-July 31 only at our bridal store.

What makes us different?

1)  Everything you try on at Brides for a Cause has been donated to our organization to help support charity.  You’ll have a chance to try on wedding gowns that are unique to Portland and not carried anywhere else!  We get wedding dresses from brides as well as bridal stores from all over the country, so a lot of our inventory is brand new!

2) Everything is discounted up to 75% off!  Our goal is to raise funds for our partner charity Wish Upon A Wedding.  We discount all items to pass on the savings to you!  Our average dress price is about $400.  We also carry very high end dresses (Vera Wang, Pronovias, Melissa Sweet, etc) that retail at $2,000 to $3000 but on-sale at our boutique for $800-$1200.

3) Your purchase will support charity! 50% of your purchase will support Wish Upon A Wedding, which provides weddings for deserving couples facing a life threatening illness.

Shop for our Cause!


Monday 10am-4pm
Friday 10am-4pm
Saturday 10am-4pm
Sundays Noon-3pm

We are located at 4942 NE 20th Avenue in Portland.  We are on the corner of 20th & Alberta.

If you have questions, please email info@bridesforacause.com or call (503) 348-1108.

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NYC Shipment!

The New York Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding hosted a Dress Drive for us!  Here are some lovely wedding dresses that just came in!  Contact our online sales manager Sarah at info@bridesforacause.com to inquire about these dresses!!  For a complete look of our inventory that you can buy online visit our Online Inventory.

The Broke-Ass Bride – April 2014

Hey-o! A while back, BAB put out a call for a rad chicky in NYC to help us stay in the know on rockin’ events and killer happenings around the Big Apple. And we got just that in Michelle, who is planning her own wedding. So when she’s not busy being her radtastic self, she’s reppin’ The Broke-Ass Bride at various parties and shows in New York, then sharing her experience with y’all! Here’s Michelle:

Randy! TV Personality! Fabulous Dresser! Wedding Dress Extraordinaire! Bartender?For one night, at least, he most definitely was!  Randy Fenoli, along with other celebrities in the wedding world, volunteered their time and efforts, bartending at a Drinks and Dresses drive at TAJ Lounge in New York City.

Most importantly, this happened:


Photo credit: Michelle Yee

Even more fabulous than Randi, the event supported the New York Chapter of Wish Upon A Wedding, a wonderful organization that provides services and products to hold beautiful weddings for couples that, due to medical and financial circumstance, would not be able to hold the wedding for which they have wished. The organization works with donations and the generosity of many members in the wedding world to grant the wishes of brides and grooms to hold the wedding of their dreams and to be able to celebrate and say “I do” in the presence of their friends and family despite illness, pain and financial limitations. It puts a whole ‘nother meaning behind “dream wedding.”

Wish Upon A Wedding accepts donations in the form of cash-money and also works with their partner, Brides For A Cause, to receive donated wedding dresses that are then resold. 50% of the profits go to help couples facing terminal illnesses.

So remember when you said “yes” to the dress then you said yes to the love of your life? Save that special and beautiful dress from a boxed fate in the back of your closet and give it the opportunity to make another bride glow.

That dress brought tears to your eyes and to the eyes of your beloved.  What a beautiful legacy to your love knowing that you passed on your joy  to another couple in need.

For more information on Wish Upon a Wedding and to read the inspirational, funny, and wonderful stories about wishes they have granted, please visit their website.  To donate your dress, please visit Brides For a Cause.
Michelle Yee
Click HERE to view this article online!


$120,000 Raised for WUW in 2013




Proceeds Help Grant Weddings for Couples Facing Terminal Illness and Other Serious Life Altering Circumstances

IMG_2032Portland, OR (February 19, 2014) – Brides for a Cause, a registered commercial fundraiser with the Department of Justice, announced today that it raised a total of $120,000 in 2013 for its partner charity, Wish Upon A Wedding.  The proceeds raised for the charity goes to fulfill the 501(c)3’s mission, which is to grant weddings and vow renewals for couples facing life threatening illness and other serious life altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.  To date, Wish Upon A Wedding has granted more than 60 weddings and vow renewals, including a wedding for a local Portland couple, Heather & Chris, on September 3, 2013.

Founded in April 2012, Brides for a Cause, which recently expanded into a 2,100 sq. ft. warehouse space on NE 20th & Alberta in Portland, is dedicated to collecting new and gently used wedding dress donations from bridal stores, manufacturers and past brides around the country, which are resold to the general public at discounted prices.  In 2013 alone, the organization collected 1,566 wedding dress donations from generous donors around the US and as far away as Australia.  Brides for a Cause sold roughly 700 wedding dresses out of its bridal boutique in Portland, online and by hosting 13 road shows along the west coast this past year, including 5 in Portland.

Proceeds are split 50/50 between Brides for a Cause and Wish Upon A Wedding.  The charity received $119,959 from Brides for a Cause this past year, which marked its first full calendar year in business.  Brides for a Cause covers ALL expenses and overhead costs associated with the partnership, while the charity receives a check in the mail each month for half of the sales.  This gives Wish Upon A Wedding the funds they need to grant weddings for couples who are eager to make a lifelong commitment, despite enduring incredible hardship.  The charity was just featured on Forbes.com for its incredible work. Click HERE to read the Forbes.com story.

The Brides for a Cause bridal boutique in Portland is located at 4942 NE 20th Avenue.  The boutique is open every Friday & Saturday from 10-4 and Sunday from 12-3 and Monday-Thursday by special appointment.  Local brides who shop at Brides for a Cause will find themselves immersed in a sea of over 1,500 designer and brand name wedding dresses, which are all discounted up to 75% off, giving them an opportunity to afford a beautiful wedding dress and support charity simultaneously.  Brides for a Cause is set to host 9 upcoming road show events during the current wedding gown season starting next weekend in select cities, including Seattle on February 20-22.  The organization is currently accepting wedding dress donations 2008 and newer.  Donations are tax deductible.  For more information, please visit www.bridesforacause.com.


  • Wedding Gowns Collected: 1566
  • Wedding Gowns Sold: 700
  • Road Shows Hosted Along the West Coast: 13
  • Road Shows Hosted in Portland: 5
  • Amount raised for Wish Upon A Wedding: $119,959 

Interviews and media coverage is appreciated to spread the word about Brides for a Cause, so brides can shop for our cause, and to raise awareness about Wish Upon A Wedding and the services it provides to the public with hopes of finding wish recipients in the area.  Photos of the Portland bridal store, its wedding gowns and various road show events are available upon request, along with past weddings and vow renewals granted by Wish Upon A Wedding.


Headquartered in Portland, OR, Brides for a Cause is a commercial fundraiser for Wish Upon A Wedding, a national non-profit organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to couples facing terminal illness and serious life altering circumstances, regardless of sexual orientation.  Brides for a Cause collects and resells donated wedding dresses on behalf of Wish Upon A Wedding to raise funds for the charity.  Wish Upon A Wedding will receive about 50% of the proceeds. To learn more about Brides for a Cause, please visit www.bridesforacause.com.


Wish Upon a Wedding is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization that provides weddings and vow renewals to 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 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 charity has granted more than 60 wedding wishes for deserving couples.  The organization grants weddings for individuals anywhere in the US, including urgent wishes.  To learn more about Wish Upon A Wedding, please visit www.wishuponawedding.org.


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Press Release Photo Description & Credit:

Portland residents Heather & Chris were married on September 3, 2013 in Northern California courtesy of Wish Upon A Wedding. Heather has stage IV breast cancer. Photo by Rachel Capil Photography.


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7 Cities in 7 Weeks!

Brides for a Cause is “ON THE ROAD”

We are bringing our beautiful, unique wedding dresses to brides all over California and into Arizona this spring.  Don’t miss us while we are in town for only a few days in each city.  If you are looking for a wedding dress, this is your chance to shop among 800 wedding dresses up to 50-75% off.  If you are a bride on a budget or a bride looking for a way to give back, this charity wedding dress event is for you!

Here’s where we are headed:

Sacramento – March 13-15

Bakersfield – March 21-23

San Diego – March 28-30

Chico – April 4-6

San Jose/SF – April 10-12

Phoenix April 17-19

Orange County/LA – April 25/26

CLICK HERE for more information and to pre-register!

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