$3385 raised for WUW in July!

shipment 9.21.12Brides for a Cause raised $3385 for our partner charity, Wish Upon A Wedding in July!

These funds will help WUW grant weddings for couples facing terminal illness, such as the wedding they are granting for a Portland couple in September.  Since 2010, WUW has granted more than 55 weddings and is approaching its 60th wish this year!  With 13 chapters around the country, WUW has thousands of supporters ready to grant weddings for couples facing terminal illness and other serious life threatening illness.

In July 2012, we partnered with WUW to oversee a national fundraiser of collecting and reselling wedding dresses.  Since then, we have collected more than 1,000 beautiful wedding dresses from bridal stores and individuals around the country.  We have sold more than 450 wedding gowns since we opened our doors last October!  As we approach our 1st anniversary, we will be moving into a new 2,100 sq ft warehouse on NE 20th & Alberta in Portland to “house” all of our gowns.  Stay tuned for our open date – but in the meantime, you can find us at our small storefront location in NW Portland.

If you are in the Portland, Tacoma, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles or San Diego area, we’ll be hosting a road show in your area this YEAR!!  Our Bridal Store hits the road!!  View our upcoming road shows to sign up to shop through our gowns, which are all discounted up to 75% off, and join our bridal community!!

http://bridesforacause.com/upcoming-events/

Thank you to everyone who has supported us to get to where we are!  Here are some photos of gown donations that we get weekly from people around the country.  Keep them coming!!!Elegance Lace Bridal donation

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$10,098 raised for WUW in June!

It was another big month of selling wedding gowns at Brides for a Cause!

We sold a record-breaking 90 wedding gowns in June, raising $10,098 for our partner charity Wish Upon A Wedding!  We sold these dresses at two road show events in Portland and Eugene.  We also have a bridal store in Portland that is open by appointment. This month, we also started to sell our vintage style gowns on Etsy!  If you’d like to view our vintage gown currently in stock, check out our online Etsy store!  http://www.etsy.com/shop/BridesforaCause.

Funds sent to Wish Upon A Wedding are used to provide weddings for couples facing terminal illness.  As previously announced, Wish Upon A Wedding is granting a wedding to a local couple in September.  To read more about Heather who battles Stage IV breast cancer and her upcoming wedding wish visit their website at: http://wishuponawedding.org/2013/07/01/heather-and-chris-a-heartwarming-love-story/

We are scheduling more road shows along the west coast this year, including Portland, Seattle/Tacoma, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Sacramento.  To view our upcoming road shows, visit our events section: http://bridesforacause.com/upcoming-events/

If you are not in our area, but would like to know more about our inventory, which changes daily as new dresses arrive all over the US, email is at info@bridesforacause.com.  We can ship your gown to you! Don’t forget – even though all of our dresses are donated, it doesn’t mean used.  We receive brand new dresses from bridal stores around the country.  In June we received 117 from a bridal store in Missouri and a huge shipment of designer wedding gowns from a bridal store in Minneapolis!

Here are some photos of our road shows in June.  If you are able to attend, they are a ton of fun!  We also need volunteers!

Thanks to all the brides who came out to support Brides for a Cause in June!  We couldn’t have raised the funds without your support!

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Wish Upon A Wedding to Grant Wedding for Portland Couple in September

We are pleased to share with you that Wish Upon A Wedding is granting a wedding for a Portland couple this September!  As you know, Brides for a Cause is based in Portland, so we love to see that the funds we are raising are helping a local couple.

Heather has been diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer. We were honored to meet her during our road show in May. We also surprised her with a wedding dress to wear on her big day!

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Watch their love story below and read more about her wedding wish by visiting Wish Upon A Wedding’s website at:
http://wishuponawedding.org/2013/07/01/heather-and-chris-a-heartwarming-love-story/

If you know anyone who could benefit from the services that Wish Upon A Wedding provides, we encourage them to apply for a wedding wish.
http://wishuponawedding.org/about-our-wish/apply-for-a-wish/


Road Show Confirmed: Portland September 28-29, 2013

Counter_Card-singleBrides for a Cause has joined forces with Portland Bride & Groom magazine and Bridgeport Village to host a special Wedding Dress Sale to support Charity at the “Very Engaging Bridal Event” on September 28-29 at Bridgeport Village.  Portland area brides will have two days to shop through thousands of discounted wedding dresses and meet top wedding professionals in the area. Our dress sale will run both Saturday and Sunday from 11-4 while the bridal show takes place only on Sunday.

If you are in the Portland area looking for a wedding dress or wedding vendors, this is an event you don’t want to miss.  Bridgeport Village will be taken over by top wedding professionals from planners to jewelry and photography to entertainment during this bridal show.  The Very Engaging Bridal Event will have everything you need for your special day.

Register today at http://bridesforacause.com/road-show-september-28-29-portland/

DRESS SALE HOURS:
Saturday & Sunday, Sept 28-29
11am-4pm
Free Admission

*VIP Sneak Peek Saturday at 10am
Get first dibs on the gowns for just $5 per person, secure your ticket at the link above!

LOCATION:

Bridgeport Village
7455 SW Bridgeport Road
Portland, OR 97224


Road Show Confirmed: Los Angeles November 7-10, 2013

_MG_9164 reworkedBrides for a Cause is headed to Southern California this November! Join us for a special Charity Wedding Dress Sale in Los Angeles on Thursday, November 7 – Sunday, November 10, 2013 at the Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center in Studio City. Brides will have 4 days to shop among thousands of wedding gowns while our tour is in town! If you are a bride in the Los Angeles area looking for your dream wedding dress, this event is for you!  We will have 1,000 discounted wedding gowns featured at the event.  We know our LA brides love their designer dresses – what if you could save up to 75% off a high end dress.  That’s what we are talking about!  All gowns featured at the event have been donated to our organization, some come from high end designer stores around the country.  Don’t miss out on our great dresses and great prices while our gown tour is in town for 4 days only before we head to the next city!!!!   Register today at http://bridesforacause.com/road-show-november-7-10-los-angeles/

VIP SNEAK PEEK
Thursday, November 7, 6 PM – 9 PM
Your VIP ticket gets you in the door to preview and purchase your wedding dress before the general public. Includes free champagne and food provided by the Sportsmen’s Lodge!
$15 Bride + 1 Guest; $10 Extra Guest Tickets

GENERAL ADMISSION
Friday, November 8, 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday, November 9, 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, November 10, 10 AM – 4 PM
Free admission! Bring your entourage!

Sportsmen’s Lodge Events Center
12833 Ventura Boulevard
Studio City, CA 91604
**Ballroom entrance and parking available at 4234 Coldwater Canyon Blvd

Register today at  http://bridesforacause.com/road-show-november-7-10-los-angeles