Wish Upon a Wedding

The World's First Nonprofit Wedding Wish Granting Organization

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Q: I have a Wedding Gown and/or other wedding items I would like to donate. How do I do this?

A: We have partnered with Brides for a Cause, an organization that sells gently used wedding gowns during road shows and from their Portland location, with the proceeds benefitting Wish Upon a Wedding.  We are delighted to offer a way for our supporters to recycle their precious gowns by allowing someone else the opportunity to wear the gown again on their own wedding day.  Please consider donating, if your gown was made in the year 2008 or newer . It’s the perfect way for you to help us help couples in need! Email info@bridesforacause.com  for details.

Q: Who is eligible for a Wish?

A: Unmarried applicants who are at least 18 years or older, legal U.S. Citizens, where at least one individual has been diagnosed with less than five years to live are encouraged to apply.

Special Circumstance Wishes are also available for a limited number of couples who have endured serious life-altering circumstances.

A limited number of Vow Renewal Wishes are available to qualifying married couples.

Apply here.

Q: How does someone apply for a Wish?

All applications must be submitted by the potential Wish Recipient online. Click here to apply.

Q: How can I volunteer?

A: If you are in the wedding industry, please fill out a short online form to become a Wish Granter.

Those not in the wedding and event industry can also help in many other ways. Click here to see a list of ways to help.

Cash donations are always needed and can be made here.

Q: We are getting married soon, but we already have everything we need. How can I ask my guests to donate to Wish Upon a Wedding, in lieu of giving us gifts? I am also interested in donating to Wish Upon a Wedding in lieu of (or in addition to) our wedding favors. What do you offer?

A: Please consider the many ways you can incorporate charitable giving into your special day. Every purchase made helps us grant Wedding Wishes for couples in need.

FREE In Lieu of Gift Invitation Enclosure Cards {We will send up to 150 FREE cards}

Tented Cards

Q: Where can I find public records related to your organization?

A: The following information is available on our website with these documents: IRS 501(c) (3) Determination Letter,  Yearly 990 Forms. All in-kind and cash donations are recorded as income. Wish Upon a Wedding launched in 2009; no records are available prior to that year.