Military Dress Giveaway – November 2017


Brides for a Cause teams up with Brides Across America every July and November to offer FREE wedding dresses to local military brides and first responders during their annual “Operation Wedding Gown” events, which are held at over 60 bridal salons around the country! Our July giveaway just ended – our next one is this November! If you are interested in getting a free wedding dress during one of Brides Across America’s “Operation Wedding Gown” events, once the dates are announced, you must register on the Brides Across America website before attending.

Next Giveaway: November 6-19, 2017

Location: Visit either location (Portland or Tacoma)

Brides for a Cause – Portland
2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 120
Portland, OR 97202

Brides for a Cause – Tacoma
2711 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98406

Store Hours:

Monday-Saturday 10am-4pm
Sunday 11am-4pm

*During the giveaway, you will need to sign up on the Brides Across America site and pay the registration fee before you shop, but you don’t need to set up an appointment with Brides for a Cause – just come by anytime during store hours during the specific dates in July or November to get your free wedding dress!

Who Qualifies:

-You must be engaged and planning a wedding within the next 18 months.
-Military Brides: The person receiving the dress can either be in the military or marrying someone in the military. Either you or your fiancé must have had a deployment within the past 5 years or have an upcoming deployment.
-First Responders: The person receiving the dress must be the first responder and not marrying the first responder. If you are a first responder bride, you must be an active, police officer, fire fighter, EMT, or Paramedic.

Register: Brides must register online in advance on the Brides Across America website prior to shopping. You must bring a valid Military ID with you. To learn more, visit:

Can’t make the dates? We also offer year-round discounts to our military brides! Brides for a Cause offers a year-round 20% off discount to military brides! bfac_militarybrides_v2_final3 bfac_militarybrides_facebook1-01

Volunteer Program in Portland

Brides for a Cause is launching a volunteer program in 2018! We’ll be searching for a few rockstars to help assist at our Portland boutique as we enter our busy season in January! If you’d like to be a part of our new volunteer program, fill out the form below and we’ll contact you about our volunteer orientation taking place in December.

Portland Boutique
2505 SE 11th Ave, Suite 120
Portland, OR 97202

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Donations from LUXEredux and Jenny Yoo!

Our boutiques in Portland and Tacoma both receive bulk donations from bridal stores across the country! The Portland boutique recently received donations from LUXEredux Indianapolis and Jenny Yoo in Chicago! Thank you for supporting our cause.

Brides for a Cause <3 Wedding Llamas

Sarah Lynn Photography recently borrowed this beautiful Anna Maier wedding dress from our Portland boutique for a styled shoot at the new downtown NW venue Blockhouse in collaboration with the Wedding Llamas and Rojo the Llama. This wedding dress is available at our Portland boutique – inquire today for availability! Vendor credits below.

Photography – Sarah Lynn Photography

Llamas – Wedding Llamas/Rojo the Llama

Flowers – Rosemary Stafford

Venue – Blockhouse

MUAH – Angela Foster

Wedding dress – Anna Maier via Brides for a Cause PDX


We LOVE our brides and are so thankful for their support! Here are some images from real brides who purchased their dresses at Brides for a Cause. If you’d like to be featured send images from your special day to or hashtag #bfacbride on social media!

Deirdre & Jon

San Patrick dress purchased at Brides for a Cause

Photography by Danny Gorman Photography


Katie & Scott

Maggie Sottero dress purchased at Brides for a Cause

Photography by Colleen Cahill Studios


Katelyn & Jedidiah

Paloma Blanca dress purchased at Brides for a Cause

Photography by Ruth Anne Photography