Donate Your Wedding Dress
Thank you for your interest in donating your wedding dress to support Wish Upon A Wedding! Brides for a Cause is currently accepting wedding dresses 2005 and newer (any style, any size)! We also accept bridal accessories such as veils, tiaras, headpieces, sashes and slips.
Your donation is tax deductible! Because of our partnership with Wish Upon A Wedding, a registered 501(c)3, your donation is a tax write-off. To determine the value of your donation, please keep in mind the condition of your dress, the year it was purchased and the fact that we discount all items (up to 35-75% off). We advise you to talk to a tax professional to determine the value of your donation. Our partner charity, Wish Upon a Wedding, will receive approximately 50% of the selling price. The remaining 50% will go to Brides for a Cause to cover expenses and operating costs associated with reselling each wedding dress. Brides for a Cause will resell your wedding dress at our bridal boutique in Portland and at various road shows around the country, giving another bride an opportunity to wear your wedding dress while helping a great cause!
If you are interested in donating your wedding dress to help couples in need have their dream wedding, please download and complete our Donation Form and include it with your donation. We recommend that you mail your dress in the smallest box possible. If you have preserved your wedding gown, please remove your wedding gown from the preservation box as they tend to be bulky. This will save you on the shipping cost, because you’ll be charged by the size and weight of the box. But if it is easier, feel free to keep it in the preservation box if you have already preserved it. We prefer if the gowns arrive clean, but we understand if that is not possible. We would love to accept it dirty than not at all! You will receive a tax receipt in the mail within 1 week. If you we will be doing a road show in your area, you may drop off your wedding dress anytime during the event! We’ll have donation forms and tax receipts available at the event.
If you are a bridal store that has multiple dresses to donate, please contact us directly by calling (503) 348-1108 or email email@example.com, so that we can send you a bulk donation form and inventory sheet. For donations of more than 5 gowns, we may be able to help with the shipping, so please contact us directly so that we can discuss!
Please mail wedding dress donations to:
Brides for a Cause
25 NW 23rd Place, Suite 6-485
Portland, OR 97210
*this is our mailing address only!
If you are in the Portland area, you may drop off your dress during store hours on Friday & Saturday 10-4 or Sunday 12-3 – or call us to make a special appointment.
Dress donation drop-off location:
Brides for a Cause
4942 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
*we are on the corner of NE 20th & Alberta!
MAKE A MONETARY DONATION!
Consider making a monetary donation to Brides for a Cause so that we can continue what we are doing! Maybe you don’t have a wedding dress to donate (or maybe you do!) but you still want help our cause. There is no better way to say “we support you” and “we want to see you thrive and grow” than to make a monetary donation to cover some of our overhead and administrative costs associated with running our wedding gown fundraiser, so that we can continue doing what we do – and that is to resell wedding gowns to raise funds for charity. Your non-tax deductible monetary donation will go to Brides for a Cause to help cover our fundraising and overheads expenses. Some of these expenses include storage space to “house” the gowns, office supplies, advertising, road show equipment, rentals and transportation expenses. A donation of any amount is appreciated and will go a long ways! Thank you for your support!