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Buy wedding dress help a cause

Buy a wedding dress in Tacoma and help a cause!

Choose from 500 new and gently-used, hand-selected unique wedding dresses from the Brides for a Cause sale. Sales are held a few times a year in the South Sound. See Brides for a Cause website for details.

The wedding dresses start at $150 and the average price is only $500. Designer gowns are 50 percent off retail.

Brides for a Cause sales raise funds for Wish Upon A Wedding, a non profit organization dedicated to granting weddings and vow renewals for couples facing terminal illness and serious life-altering situations.

About the wedding dress sale:

  • Gowns are 35-75 percent off in sizes 0-24, Veils start at only $30!
  • Fitting room on-site to try on the wedding dresses
  • Volunteers and seamstresses to help assist you
  • Get a designer dress at half the price!
  • Most dresses are brand new, never worn from designer stores
  • You won’t find this selection anywhere else
  • Discounted bridal accessories available
  • Walk away with your dream dress at the time of purchase
  • Pick up a complimentary copy of South Sound Wedding & Event magazine!

Wedding dresses – the cause

Wish Upon a Wedding has chapters across the country ready to serve couples in need. Since 2010, Wish Upon a Wedding has granted more than 63 wedding wishes for couples facing life-threatening illness around the USA.

To learn more about Wish Upon A Wedding and how you can get involved or apply for a wish, visit the website.

Donate your wedding dress

Donate your wedding dress through Brides for a Cause and get a tax deduction! Due to our exclusive partnership with Wish Upon A Wedding, your wedding dress donation is tax deductible.

Brides for a Cause will accept your wedding dress on their behalf, sell it and send 50 percent of the proceeds to the charity. Brides for a Cause is a commercial fundraiser and pays for all of the expenses. You may donate your gown at the dress sale in Tacoma or at the Portland store.

Shopping for a wedding dress?

Learn how you can Shop for our Cause! Attend a Road Show, shop the Online Store or stop by our Portland Bridal store There are more than 2,000 wedding dresses and all are discounted up to 75 percent off.

The inventory is unique, wide-ranging and constantly changing as they receive new wedding dresses daily.

“South Sound brides-to-be are encouraged to visit the boutique,” says founder Erin Scharf. “You can save up to 75 percent off your wedding dress. Portland is just a short drive away.”

Brides for a Cause bridal boutique is in Portland, Oregon. Check website for store hours. No appointments are needed at the bridal store.
Brides for a Cause
2505 SE 11th Ave., Suite 120
Portland, OR 97202

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Published on March 17, 2016.

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