How to Donate Your Wedding Dress
Deciding to let go of your wedding dress is a big decision, and for many brides, it can be easier to let go of such an expensive and special item if they know it is going somewhere equally as special.
In my last post, I talked about how I waited YEARS to decide to donate my wedding dress, even after I decided I didn’t need to keep it. By then, it was out of style and it had discolored. That was disrespectful to my dress, and it was very wasteful. Don’t be like me!!!
It’s best to donate a wedding dress shortly after your celebration to ensure it has the best chance at a life forward!
If you are ready to let go, here are 4 places where you can donate your wedding dress:
Adorned in Grace “sell new and gently used wedding gowns, formals, petticoats, veils, and accessories. All proceeds are used to promote awareness and prevention of sex trafficking as well as crisis prevention for trafficked victims.”
They accept dresses that are FIVE YEARS OR NEWER to sell in their shops in the Pacific Northwest.
Find out more at http://www.adornedingrace.org/donate#donations
Wish Upon a Wedding “grants weddings and vow renewals to couples facing serious illness or a life-altering circumstance.”
They accept dresses that are THREE YEARS OR NEWER.
Find out more at https://www.wishuponawedding.org/dress
Brides Across America is “committed to loving one another by gifting weddings and wedding gowns to our military & first responders.”
They accept dresses that are FIVE YEARS OR NEWER.
Find out more at https://www.bridesacrossamerica.com/giving/give-a-dress
Becca’s Closet for Informal Wedding Dresses + Bridesmaid’s Dresses
If you had a less formal wedding or wore an unconventional gown appropriate for a young woman, or have a bridesmaid’s dress, consider Becca’s Closet.
Becca’s Closet was started by a young woman named Becca “as a dress drive to provide prom dresses and accessories to high school girls who could not afford to purchase them”. Becca tragically was killed in an accident when she was 16. Today, there are local chapters nationwide that collect dresses in her name.
Find out more info at https://www.beccascloset.org/donate/