Portland, January 7th. Blushing brides converged on the Crown Plaza Portland Hotel searching for the perfect wedding dresses. Jodi Hamling was one of many who liked what they saw at the FABulous Bridal Affair. Event organizer, Fran Hansen gives brides a discount if they pledge to donate to their favorite nonprofit.
One charity near and dear to Hansen’s heart is Breast Cancer Research. She urges brides to donate money to a charity instead of giving away wedding favors and use Breast Cancer Research Stamps for all of their wedding mailings.
Organizers say their goal is to help brides remember to think of less fortunate people as they celebrate this happy time. Brides say they like the charity awareness aspect of the shopping experience.