Volunteer: April 25-26 – Orange County

We need volunteers at our Brides for a Cause charity wedding dress sale in Orange County on April 25-26 at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Santa Ana-Orange County Airport!  Please sign up for shifts below. Scroll down to learn more about duties you’ll be assigned to during the event.

Here are some of the responsibilities you’ll be assigned to:

Duties during set-up:
• Unload dresses off the trailer and wheel them into the event space
• Arrange the racks on the sales floor
• Remove tarps off the dress racks
• Straighten up racks
• Set up accessories
• Set up fitting room area

Duties during the sale:
• Greet and check-in brides as they enter the event
• Help brides select wedding dresses
• Help brides in the fitting room try on the dresses
• Remove unwanted dresses out of the fitting room and back onto the racks
• Straighten up the dresses

Duties during tear down:
• Consolidate dresses
• Tarp the dresses
• Wheel the dresses out to the trailer and help load it
• Box accessories and tear down fitting room

HELPFUL HINTS:
What to Wear?

  • Please wear a pink or black shirt! Jeans, slacks, skirts are all accepted. Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be on your feet!

Multiple Shifts?

  • Feel free to sign up for multiple shifts and invite your friends, colleagues, family members! Men are welcome for all shifts, especially for set-up and tear down so bring them along!

No experience necessary

  • You don’t need to know anything about wedding dresses, though it’s always helpful. We are looking for fun, passionate volunteers who want to help brides find their dream dresses! Everyone is welcome!

Volunteer: May 30-June 1 – Seattle

We need volunteers at our Brides for a Cause charity wedding dress sale in Seattle on May 30 – June 1 at The Alexis Hotel!  Please sign up for shifts below.  Scroll down to learn more about duties you’ll be assigned to during the event.

Here are some of the responsibilities you’ll be assigned to:

Duties during set-up:
• Unload dresses off the trailer and wheel them into the event space
• Arrange the racks on the sales floor
• Remove tarps off the dress racks
• Straighten up racks
• Set up accessories
• Set up fitting room area

Duties during the sale:
• Greet and check-in brides as they enter the event
• Help brides select wedding dresses
• Help brides in the fitting room try on the dresses
• Remove unwanted dresses out of the fitting room and back onto the racks
• Straighten up the dresses

Duties during tear down:
• Consolidate dresses
• Tarp the dresses
• Wheel the dresses out to the trailer and help load it
• Box accessories and tear down fitting room

HELPFUL HINTS:
What to Wear?

  • Please wear a pink or black shirt! Jeans, slacks, skirts are all accepted. Wear comfortable shoes as you’ll be on your feet!

Multiple Shifts?

  • Feel free to sign up for multiple shifts and invite your friends, colleagues, family members! Men are welcome for all shifts, especially for set-up and tear down so bring them along!

No experience necessary

  • You don’t need to know anything about wedding dresses, though it’s always helpful. We are looking for fun, passionate volunteers who want to help brides find their dream dresses! Everyone is welcome!

Road Show Confirmed: San Diego November 14-17, 2013

Get ready San Diego Brides!

_MG_9216We are  heading your way on November 14-17 with 1,000 wedding dresses – all discounted up to 75% off. If you have a last minute wedding this winter – or maybe you’re planning a wedding next summer – you do not want to miss our gown sale coming up in your area! San Diego brides will have 4 days shop through our huge selection! We will have racks and racks of wedding gowns, featuring a variety of designers, styles and sizes. Prices start at just $150. Our average dress prices are $350-$400. We will also have a huge selection of designer wedding dresses starting at $500.

All of our wedding dresses are donated but that doesn’t mean used.  More than half of our inventory is brand new with original tags still attached. We receive dresses from bridal stores around the US – they give us their discontinued, samples and overstock gowns. The bridal stores get a tax write-off for donating – and we mark them WAY down, giving every woman an opportunity to find a wedding dress at a price they can afford.  Plus, 50% of your purchase goes to our partner charity, Wish Upon A Wedding.  So you can feel good about your purchase!

Join us for a special Charity Wedding Dress Sale in San Diego on Thursday, November 14 – Sunday, November 17 at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside!

Register today at: http://bridesforacause.com/road-show-november-14-17-san-diego/

VIP SNEAK PEEK
Thursday, November 14, 6 PM – 9 PM
Your VIP ticket gets you in the door to preview, try on and purchase your wedding dress before the general public. Includes complimentary appetizers provided by Wyndham San Diego Bayside!
$15 Bride + 1 Guest; $10 Extra Guest Tickets

GENERAL ADMISSION
Friday, November 15, 10 AM – 4 PM
Saturday, November 16, 10 AM – 4 PM
Sunday, November 17, 10 AM – 4 PM
Free admission! Bring your entourage!

Wyndham San Diego Bayside
1355 N Harbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92101

Secure your VIP ticket today or pre-register for the general admission at the link below. See you in November brides!
http://bridesforacause.com/road-show-november-14-17-san-diego/


$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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