If you’re looking to help future brides after your big day, the following organizations will gladly take your wedding dress to help future brides and/or sell your dress on your behalf for charitable purposes.
If you’re in need of a wedding dress, a number of these organizations will give you a free wedding dress or greatly discounted dress with proceeds going to a good cause. There’s something for everyone interested in giving or receiving for a cause. Check it out:
Brides for a Cause is more than a bridal store – it’s a bridal store to raise funds for charity! We are exclusively partnered with Wish Upon A Wedding, a non profit organization dedicated to granting weddings and vow renewals for couples facing serious illness or a life-altering circumstance. We are a for-profit organization that collects and resells wedding dresses on behalf of Wish Upon A Wedding to help raise funds for their mission.
The donation of your dress is tax-deductible and on the other hand, if you are in need of a dress, you can shop online, attend one of their road shows, or visit their store in Portland, Oregon – no appointment needed!
Brides Against Breast Cancer contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families. Our outreach and educational efforts during our “Nationwide Tour of Gowns” bridal shows around the country help ensure that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer.
Brides Against Breast Cancer takes wedding dress donations to sell in order to fund cancer programs. If you’re looking to purchase one of those dresses (available in sizes 4 – 20, prices range from $75 to $1,800 with the average dress sold at $600) and you are in the Sarasota, Florida area, you can make an appointment with Brides Against Breast Cancer to get started! The best part? Interest free layaway is available!
Twice a year, in partnership with bridal salons across the country, Brides Across America gives away a free wedding dress to military brides across the country in what the organization calls, “Brides Across America’s Nationwide Bride Giveaway.” First Lady, Michelle Obama recognized this organization at the White House in 2012 among a small host of organizations serving military families. If you are going to be a military wife or know someone who is, this is a great organization to bring to their attention.
St. Joseph’s Parish will use the donation of your wedding gown to help support charitable work in Haiti. In the past, proceeds of sales have gone to building a school, getting medical supplies to Carcasse, and bringing internet access to Carcasse for better communication among the community. There is much to be done in Haiti and your donation is greatly appreciated.
The Bridal Garden is the only not-for-profit bridal boutique in New York City, with donated designer wedding gowns discounted up to 75% off the original retail price. Most dresses are samples, overstock, and once-worn; a majority of the gowns are donated by designers, stores, and brides. Proceeds benefit education for disadvantaged children.
Gowns sell between $600 and $4,000 and are available to anyone who makes an appointment for their New York City boutique. To find out how to donate your wedding dress, visit Bridal Garden.
I Do Foundation helps engaged couples celebrate generously™ by making charity a part of their wedding. I Do Foundation helps couples raise donations for the charity of their choice.
I Do has made a special commitment to support organizations working for low-income and underserved populations. In addition to our recommended partners, our couples may raise funds for any of the more than 1.5 million GuideStar® charities listed on the site.
How have you incorporated charity into your wedding planning?