WHERE: Alexis Hotel

WHAT: How about if your dream dress helps fund someone else's dream? The Brides for a Cause Charity Wedding Dress Sale is part of Wish Upon A Wedding, a national nonprofit aimed at helping terminally ill and otherwise seriously disadvantaged engaged folks. This annual fundraising dress sale features more than 800 new and used wedding dresses at 75 percent off retail; prices start at $150, and 50 percent of the proceeds from each sale go to helping make wishes come true. 

WHEN: The VIP sneak peek preview is Friday, April 5 from 6 to 9; the event continues on Friday and Saturday, April 6 and 7 from 10 to 4. Go to Brides for a Cause for details and to register.