Donate Your Wedding Dress

donate your wedding dress, donate your wedding dress for charityThank you for your interest in donating your wedding dress to support Wish Upon A Wedding!  Brides for a Cause is currently accepting wedding dresses 2008 and newer (any style, any size)!  Please refrain from sending your wedding dress if it’s older than 2008 due to space limitations.  We also accept bridal accessories such as veils, tiaras, headpieces, sashes and slips.

Your donation is tax deductible!  Brides for a Cause is a commercial fundraiser and due to our exclusive partnership with Wish Upon A Wedding, a registered 501(c)3, your donation is tax deductible.  If you donate your wedding dress, Wish Upon A Wedding will own it and that is why it’s a tax write-off.  Brides for a Cause will accept it on their behalf, sell it and send the charity 50% of the selling price while Brides for a Cause covers ALL of the expenses.  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 other 50% will go to Brides for a Cause to cover ALL expenses and operating costs associated with reselling each wedding dress.  Brides for a Cause will resell your wedding dress at our Bridal Store in Portland, at various Road Shows around the country and on our Online Store, 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 info@bridesforacause.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!




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!