Donate Your Wedding Dress
Thank you for your interest in donating your wedding dress to support our partner charity Wish Upon A Wedding! We are currently accepting wedding dresses 2008 and newer (any style, any size)! We also accept bridal accessories such as veils, tiaras, headpieces, sashes and slips – so send your accessories along!
Your donation is tax deductible! Due to our exclusive partnership with Wish Upon A Wedding, your donation is tax deductible! We will accept your wedding dress on their behalf, resell it and 50% of the selling price will go to our partner charity, while we cover ALL of the expenses out of our portion.
If you are interested in donating your wedding dress to help couples in need have their dream wedding, please download and complete the DONATION FORM and include it with your donation.
HOW TO PACK IT: 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! If we will be hosting 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.
HOW TO VALUE IT: 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. You will receive a tax receipt in the mail within 1-2 weeks after we get your dress/items.
HOW WE WILL SELL IT: There are many ways that we’ll try to sell it! We’ll try to sell it at our Bridal Store in Portland, we may take it “on the road” at one of our Road Shows or we may try to sell it online on our Online Store. By donating your wedding dress, you are giving another bride an opportunity to wear your wedding dress (and feel just as beautiful as you did) and at the same time you’re raising funds for a great cause!
WHERE YOUR MONEY GOES: We are partnered with Wish Upon A Wedding, which provides weddings for couples facing a terminal illness or other serious life altering circumstance. 50% of the sale price will go directly to our partner charity while the other 50% goes to Brides for a Cause. We cover ALL of the expenses out of our portion.
If you are a bridal store that has multiple dresses to donate, please contact us directly by calling (503) 282-4000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, 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
4942 NE 20th Avenue
Portland, OR 97211
If you are in the Portland area, you may drop off your dress during store hours on Monday-Saturday 10-4 or Sunday 12-4.
MAKE A MONETARY DONATION!
Don’t have a wedding dress but still want to help? Consider making a monetary donation to Brides for a Cause so that we can continue doing what we do! Your non-tax deductible monetary donation will go to Brides for a Cause to help cover fundraising and overheads expenses associated with reselling the wedding gowns that we receive from bridal stores and individuals across the country. Some of these expenses include rent, utilities, office supplies, staffing, advertising, road show equipment, rentals and transportation expenses. A donation of any amount is appreciated and helpful to continue and thrive – and make many happy brides!! Thank you for your support!