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Upcycle your wedding decor and supplies at Hope Chest!

Recently married? Full up on stuff? This goes for you, vendors, and you, brides and grooms!  Do you have perfectly good wedding decor, DIY projects, or leftover supplies that are piling up and collecting dust? 

Donate to Hope Chest wedding rummage sale!!

Hope Chest Seattle wedding rummage sale drop-off event 2014

During the Hope Chest Drop-Off Event, we will be collecting new and gently used wedding items. Gowns – Veils – Apparel – Accessories – DIY Decor – Signage – Paper Goods – Centerpieces – Props – Antiques/Vintage – Napkins/Linens – Favors — Vases – Sparklers – Candles. You name it, we want it.

The Drop-Off Event is at Public Storage South Lake Union
700 Fairview Ave N, Seattle, WA

DAY ONE :: 01.31.2014 from 3pm to 8pm

DAY TWO :: 02.01.2014 from 9am-2pm

Your items will go up for sale at the Hope Chest rummage sale on Feb 23, 2014, where happy couples will pick up some great pre-loved stuff for their wedding while saving serious coin. It’s fabulous for your closets, lovely for their wallets, good for the environment, and great for our hearts because it’s all for charity. Proceeds will benefit Dream Foundation, to grant wishes to those given a terminal diagnosis,  and Young Survival Coalition, to provide support to young women with breast cancer.

Please RSVP for the Hope Chest Drop-Off Event on Facebook. 

Want to donate, but can’t make it? Email ::

Check out this spot on KOMO news about Hope Chest!

Merci Beaucoup! A Recap of The 2013 Bridal Charity Gala


Mesdames et Messieurs, merci beaucoup for coming to l’ 6th Annual Bridal Auction & Gala, where you got gorgeous goods for your wedding while giving back, all while giving with love.

Never have we seen so many pin curls, so many dapper hats, so much beading and so many smiles. Among accordion notes, a peep show, a boulangerie, a shoe shine station, and even a French lounge singer straight outta the 20’s, you came down to the Four Seasons Seattle and gave your little hearts out.  We were in the romantic city of Paris, and we fell in love with you all over again.

images © La Vie Photography

stunning images © La Vie Photography. See the full gallery here.

Nous vous aimons. Nous t’adorons. Nous vous remercions.

(pardon my French, but we intend this to say “We love you. We adore you. We thank you.” It also might say, “I spilled dirt and my curling iron is happy.” 🙂

Thank you endlessly to all of our volunteer team members and event staff, our sponsors and vendors, and of course, our guests. Seattle is the most giving community ever to throw such a party.


Want to join the Get Hitched Give Hope team, be a sponsor, vendor, or volunteer for one of our one-of-a-kind parties? Fill out our interest application!!

December 7, 2013 - 2:34 am

Kseniya Aminova via Facebook - Very cool

December 11, 2013 - 10:13 pm

Nicole Taylor via Facebook - Young Survival Coalition thanks you for making a difference in the lives of young women affected by breast cancer!

December 29, 2018 - 1:37 pm

Meamo - 香川県ルーちゃん餃子のフジフーヅはバイトにパワハラの末指切断の大けがを負わせた犯罪企業.中卒社員岸下守の犯行.

A Sweet Letter From Our Beneficiaries

Well, look what landed in my inbox today… a sweet letter from Thomas Rollerson, founder of the Dream Foundation. This organization works pure magic for loved ones who are in their final days of life; they deliver dreams. This simple concept is what drew Get Hitched Give Hope to them- we loved their mission and story and how they bring a little bit of sunshine to those who may be facing some very dark days, so we were excited to choose Dream Foundation to be one of our beneficiaries for the 2013 fundraising year.

Tom and his crew visited us during our big 2013 bridal gala (recap post to follow!!! squee!!!!), and we were so touched by their words. Here they are.

Dearest Dream Makers,

Thank you all for making our time in Seattle so special. The love emanating from everyone at Get Hitched, Give Hope was tangible and easily felt. Love for a partner, a friend, a family member, or simply love for another human being… Love is what makes the world go round and there is clearly no shortage in Seattle! We brought home many memories from our time together and hope you did, too.

As we celebrate 19 years of making dreams come true for adults and their families suffering life-threatening illness, we are overwhelmed with precious memories and thankful for meaningful relationships developed during these years. As the holidays approach, we can all think of things we’re thankful for.

Dream Foundation is thankful to call Get Hitched, Give Hope family. You are part of a compassionate and committed group that gives the gift of memories that will ultimately become the legacies of our dreamers.

We extend an invitation to Get Hitched, Give Hope and its dedicated supporters to experience a tangible form of love by receiving our annual newsletter. Please email to sign up. You’ll read dream stories and testimonials and learn for yourself how dreams really do come true.

On behalf of Dream Foundation and all the families we are privileged to serve, thank you. You are a blessing to us all.

Thomas Rollerson, Founder/President of Dream Foundation



Involving Your Groom For Joint Decisions (Or Not)

There is this impression that grooms just show up to the wedding, put on a suit/tux, get the person of their dreams, and walk out a happier man. Quite often brides are left with the impression that they should shoulder all of the work and that the groom doesn’t need or want to know what’s going on.

Rebecca Ellison

photo by Rebecca Ellison

You might be surprised (or not) that sometimes the groom DOES want to be involved. Cake tastings? Beer or wine tastings?? Food tastings??? How could he possibly want to miss those? He might even have fun with some of the smaller decisions, making the event a joint project. My honey had certain things he cared about and certain things he didn’t but we talked about each as they came up and I let him vote in or out of being involved.

Some grooms, on the other hand, might like it the old fashioned way. I think that asking them to be involved will help them to understand the budget, the stress, and the process. “It  costs how much??” isn’t so shocking if he sees all of the options and why you want to pick the certain design or vendor that you love.

There are so many ways to make wedding decisions. Let your love for each other help put the event together and help keep the stress to a manageable level. Your vendors will appreciate that you are both on the same page and your families will hopefully understand that the event is part of the team-building process that couples have to go through.


photographed by barbie hullSarah is our new Wedding Wednesday blogger. She is one of our fabulous giver brides from 2012 who walked into Get Hitched Give Hope with the intent on getting married in Jamaica in 2014, and walked out with packages and vendors she fell in love with, and a new plan for a fall 2013 Seattle wedding. Sarah will be bringing us thoughts on the wedding industry and wedding planning from the perspective of a bride who isn’t the traditional “been dreaming of my wedding since I was five” type of girl.


photo by Barbie Hull

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