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Brides for a Cause

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About

2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner

Brides for a Cause is a charity bridal store located in Portland, Tacoma, Seattle and Sacramento. We provide a wide range of wedding dresses sold off-the-rack at discounts up to 70% off, all while raising funds for local and national charities. With their vast inventory of donated gowns from stores, designers, and brides, customers are certain to find their dream dress at an affordable price.

About BFAC

  • Over 700 discounted wedding dresses offered at each location
  • All dresses available off-the-rack, take home that day!
  • Sizes 0-24
  • Prices start at just $150
  • Wide range of designers, styles and sizes
  • Shop designer samples, once worn and brand new dresses at a discount
  • New dresses arrive daily!

Services Offered

The dedicated team at Brides for a Cause is honored to help their clients look and feel their best on their wedding day by providing a friendly, supportive and relaxed environment. New additions are added to their selection daily in a wide range of sizes. To add an extra level of personalization and flair to your look, the team provides a wide range of accessories, including:

  • Wedding dresses
  • Bridal seperates
  • Special occassion dresses
  • Veils
  • Bridal belts
  • Hair accessories
  • Jewelry

Brides for a Cause is an affordable, charitable and sustainable way to shop for a wedding dresses! Purchase or donate your wedding dress today!

  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What are your price ranges for full-priced wedding gowns?

Under $500
$500 - $999
$1,000 - $2,499

Who do you provide services for?

Bride
Bridesmaids
Flower Girls
Mother of the Bride

Which of the following services do you provide?

Sample Sales
Trunk Shows

Which of the following items do you offer?

Bridal Belts
Bridal Gowns
Formal Gowns
Hair Accessories
Jewelry
Plus Size Gowns
Sample Gowns
Shoes
Undergarments
Veils

What is the average turnaround time for a bridal gown?

Less than 6 months
6-8 months

How often do you receive new bridal gowns?

Monthly
Seasonally
Weekly

What is your return policy?

Final Sales

166 Reviews

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Recommended by 97% of couples
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    Claudia Getting married on 09/02/2023
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    Easy and amazing!

    Booked my appointment same day and came in. Staff was so helpful and reassuring. When I wanted to put two dresses on hold for family to see the next day, they were so flexible in making sure that could happen. Found "the one" the next day with my family and was able to put it on hold to sleep on it. Felt great to know I could decide and come get it the next day. Absolutely would recommend this to anyone who's looking for great quality second hand gowns at an affordable price. The selection of styles is very impressive! :)
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    Anna V. Getting married on 06/17/2023
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    Amazing experience!

    I had a positively fabulous experience at Brides for a Cause! Not only did I get my dream dress at a wonderful discount but I got the peace of mind that I was also helping charities with this purchase! The staff was wonderfully helpful without being too hover-y. I would absolutely recommend them to any bride!

Awards

  • 166
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner

Real Weddings

  • Shara & Jason
    7 photos · 08/21/2021
  • Emily & Austin
    43 photos · 08/21/2021
  • Lauren & Matthew
    89 photos · 05/21/2021
  • Eileen & Chris
    37 photos · 05/31/2020
  • Meg & Chris
    22 photos · 07/21/2019
  • Teresa & Teo
    31 photos · 12/29/2018

Team

Erin Scharf
Erin Scharf
Founder

Erin started Brides for a Cause in 2012! She's currently the Founder & Executive Director.

Since 2012, Brides for a Cause has recycled over 23,000 dresses and given way 1.2 Million to charity! Our charity bridal store wouldn't be possible without our donors from around the country who generously donate wedding gowns and to our brides who choose our bridal store to shop for their wedding dresses!

Donate or purchase your wedding dress from Brides for a Cause to help raise funds for charity!

Map

2711 6th Ave Tacoma, Washington, 98406
2532725000
Location of (Brides for a Cause)
2505 SE 11th Ave Suite 120 Portland, OR, 97202
5032824000
6514 Roosevelt Way NE Seattle, Washington, 98115
2064201350

Open 7 days a week on a walk-in basis
1114 21st Street, Suite B Sacramento, CA, 95811
(916) 594-9680

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