$5,200 raised for Wish Upon A Wedding in May!

Brides for a Cause raised $5,200 for its partner charity, Wish Upon A Wedding in May, bringing the total up to $48,100 since the organization opened in October!  The money raised since October has gone directly to Wish Upon A Wedding to help fulfill its mission of providing weddings for couples in need.   Through the generous support of donors across the country who have been sending in their precious wedding dresses to us in Oregon, we have been able to resell them, turning the funds into unforgettable, once-in-a-life time weddings!

Wish Upon A Wedding just provided a wedding to their first Michigan couple!  Read the story on their local news:


To keep up-to-date on Wish Upon A Wedding’s wishes, become a Fan on their Facebook page!


Road Show Confirmed: San Francisco November 1-3, 2013

_MG_9164 reworkedBrides for a Cause will be heading to Northern California this November!

Bay Area Brides – join us for a special Charity Wedding Dress Sale in downtown San Francisco on Friday, November 1 – Sunday, November 3, 2013 at the Hotel Monaco San Francisco.   San Francisco area brides will have 3 days to shop among thousands of wedding gowns while our tour is in town!  This “Bridal Store on Wheels” will be bringing some AMAZING wedding dresses to the San Francisco area!

If you are a bride looking for your dream dress in the Bay Area, this is an event you don’t want to miss!  We know that our San Francisco brides LOVE their designer dresses!!   We will have thousands of dresses in all shapes, sizes and price ranges, including high end designer dresses at half the price!  Many dresses are brand new donated by high end designer stores around the country.  Everything is discounted up to 75% off.  This is your chance to find a designer dress without having to pay full price!   On average our dresses are roughly $300-$400.  We also sell bridal accessories including veils starting at just $30!

If you are interested in getting FIRST DIBS at the gowns!  Purchase your VIP Sneak Peek ticket for Friday night’s event.  It will be catered by the Grand Cafe Brasserie & Bar inside the hotel!



Friday, November 1, 6 PM – 9 PM
Your VIP ticket gets you in the door to preview and purchase your wedding dress before the general public. Includes champagne and appetizers provided by Grand Cafe Brasserie & Bar at the Hotel Monaco!
$15 Bride + 1 Guest; $10 Extra Guest Tickets

Saturday, November 2, 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, November 3, 10 AM – 4 PM

Free admission!  Bring your entourage!

Hotel Monaco San Francisco
501 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Interested in volunteering? 

We also need volunteers to help at the event.  Click this link to help local brides find their dream dress!


Bridal Consignment with a Twist!

05Have you tried to consign or sell your wedding dress online with no luck?

Consider donating your wedding dress to charity instead!  Brides for a Cause is a charitable wedding dress organization that collects and resells donated wedding dresses.  That’s right — DONATED!  People all over the country have donated their gorgeous wedding gowns to us to raise funds for charity!  We hear time and time again about how brides don’t know what to do with their wedding dresses after their wedding.  They want someone else to wear it!  That’s where we come in!

Brides for a Cause is set up like a bridal consignment store but with a TWIST!  People donate their gowns and instead of the money going back to the donor, the funds get donated to our partner charity, Wish Upon A Wedding!  This allows brides to not only recycle their wedding gown to be worn again by another beautiful bride, it is also a tax write off and the proceeds help to support charity.  50% of all proceeds from each dress gets donated to Wish Upon A Wedding to help them fulfill their mission of providing free weddings for couples in need.  Donations are tax deductible!

Visit our Donate section about how you can donate your wedding dress!  We are based in Portland but accept donations from individuals and bridal stores across the country!  The wedding dresses are resold at road shows around the country and at our boutique in Portland.


Vintage Dresses

Did you know that we have vintage wedding dresses too?


If you are looking for a vintage wedding dress, Brides for a Cause has you covered!  Vintage-style wedding gowns for the modern bride is the wedding trend these days – and Brides for a Cause has you covered!  Though we specialize in reselling newer wedding dresses (2010 and newer), we have lots of vintage wedding dress donations that we are eager to sell at a HUGE DISCOUNT!!  We sell our dresses online and can ship anywhere in the US (as well as international!)

View some of our vintage wedding dresses on our Etsy store at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/BridesforaCause

If you are interested in learning more about our vintage wedding dresses for sale, contact us today by emailing sales@bridesforacause.com.  Or if you are in Portland, swing by our Portland boutique open 7 days a week by walk-ins! Brides for a Cause is located at 4942 NE 20th Ave on the corner of 20th & Alberta in Portland, Oregon. We are open 7 days a week on a walk-in basis Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday Noon-4pm.

Have a vintage wedding dress to donate? Send us details and photos to info@bridesforacause.com and we’ll let you know if its something we can accept!

For more information, please visit our website at www.bridesforacause.com.


We are headed to Seattle/Tacoma in September!

Brides for a Cause will be hosting another charity wedding dress sale in the Seattle & Tacoma area this Fall.  We were in the area this past March & April and hosted two very successful events, so we are excited to return to the area!  This time, our event will be held at the Landmark Event Center in Des Moines, WA, which is halfway between Tacoma & Seattle, to to give brides in BOTH areas a chance to shop!

Here are the details.  Be sure to pre-register under the Events section!  Come shop for your dream dream dress up to 75% off and support a great cause at the same time.  50% of  your purchase will go to our partner charity, Wish Upon A Wedding.

VIP Sneak Peek
Friday, Sept. 20 from Noon – 1 p.m.
Get first dibs on the dresses before the sale opens to the general public!  Get early entry for just $5 per person!

General Admission
Friday, Sept 20 from  1 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, Sept 21 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Free admission, open to the public, no appointments necessary!

Landmark on the Sound Event Center
23660 Marine View Drive South
Des Moines, WA 98198

Sea-Tac Dress Sale Flyer $100 off