What types of bridal wear do you offer (gowns, formalwear, flower girl dresses, accessories, etc)?
Brides for a Cause is a bridal store that sells wedding dresses for charity! Our bridal store features over 1,000 discounted wedding dresses in sizes 0-24. Our prices start at just $150! We also carry special occasion dresses and bridal accessories. Our inventory is unique, wide ranging and constantly changing as new dresses arrive daily!
Which bridal gown designers do you carry?
Unlike most bridal stores that carry a handful of designers, Brides for a Cause carries over 50+ designers, since our inventory is donated from brides, salons and designers from all over the country! We work closely with designers and salons across the country to receive their discontinued samples and overstock gowns! Since our inventory comes from various donors all over the country, our store features unique pieces that won’t be found anywhere else in the Pacific Northwest! We carry top name designers including Allure, Stella York, Casablanca, Maggie Sottero, Nicole Miller, Essence of Australia, Anna Campbell, Augusta Jones, Jasmine, Pronovias, Watters, Wtoo… and many more!
What is your philosophy towards working with brides?
We provide a very relaxed and welcoming environment. Our brides are able to sift through the racks on their own, which many brides appreciate. Our staff is available for assistance and help as needed. We strive to create a “boutique experience” without having to pay the hefty “boutique price” by providing exceptional customer service, a friendly environment and great discounts!
What type of wedding accessories do you carry?
We carry discounted veils, sashes, headpieces, slips and shoes. Our special occasion gowns are $20 each!
Do you require an appointment to try on dresses?
No! Our Portland boutique is open 7 days a week on a walk-in basis. Its definitely worth the trip down to Portland, where brides can look through our inventory anytime during store hours Monday-Saturday from 10am-4pm and Sunday from 11am-4pm. We also host Road Shows in Seattle and Tacoma a few times a year, where we bring our wedding dresses "on the road" to select venues, so local brides can save a trip to Portland! So there are many opportunities to shop with us, including visiting our brand new location in Tacoma opening early 2017!
Are on-site alterations available?
No, we don’t do alterations in-house, but we have a recommended seamstress list. Our staff is available to answer questions about alterations during their visit, but we don’t do the alterations on-site. Brides take their dresses home that day and do the alterations on their own time and with whoever they choose.
Do you offer gown preservation services?
No, we don’t preserve wedding gowns, but if a bride is interested in donating her wedding dress after her wedding, the dress can be donated dirty and we’ll cover the cost of cleaning, so that the dress can be resold and worn again!
How long does it typically take from the time you order a dress to the time it arrives?
All of our wedding dresses are sold “off the rack,” which means you get to take your dress home with you that day! No ordering, no waiting! We’re the perfect bridal store for last-minute weddings, because our brides get to walk away with their dress that same day!
Will you store my gown until the week before the wedding? Will it be pressed when I pick it up?
We hold dresses up to 24 hours, so that brides can sleep on it. But once a dress is purchased, the dress goes home immediately! We also have a list of recommended dry cleaners for those who want to get it cleaned and pressed before their big day!