Post # 1
So in the past few months I have attended a few bridal shows to get some ideas & meet some vendors. But I have been REALLY lucky when it has come to the drawings.
In September I was a grand prize winner for an all inclusive vacation to Jamacia including airfare and whole bunch of stuff =) It was really exciting since we weren’t sure how we were going to swing a honeymoon.
Then yesterday I won a chance to compete in a Cake Dive. It was so messy but a lot of fun. I won a free engagement portrait session along with all proofs, framed 20×20 signature frame, and a picture guest book!
And I was drawn in another drawing and received a $50 gift card to a local baker for my wedding cake. Which is kind of ironic because we just put a deposit down on last Tuesday with them!
So…if you are hesitant on bridal shows at least go to try to win some prizes! But I also received an awesome deal with another vendor that I had been looking at (linens). It was a bridal show deal they were doing. I had done my research so I knew the prices and the discount yesterday was awesome.
and…. a fellow friend that is getting married in June won a free wedding dress! So they can payoff.
Post # 3
that’s amazing!!! I am headed to one on Sunday- fingers crossed!!!!
Post # 5
Congrats to you! That’s great! I’m attending one this Saturday. Here’s hoping I win a little something-something….
Post # 6
I think you’re just lucky, I never win anything!
Post # 7
@MrsSaltWaterTaffy: agreed, i went to one yesterday. and while i happy to find some much needed vendors in my area, i did not win a thing, but rather watched someone win $1000 towards the store where i bought my dress (i have only paid half, so i figured i could have paid the rest with the prize), and watch others win a free engagement session, etc etc. but regardless it was a fun afternoon.
ps. i am super jealous where about your Jamaica thing because that is where i am going for my wedding! when i got engaged i entered all kind of honeymoon contests, but got nothing!…..congrats though!!
Post # 8
Bridal shows really do pay off. My FI and I went to one this past weekend, and although we didn’t win anything, we were able to save a lot of money by going. We have already booked 99% of our vendors, but we decided to go anyway. Several of the vendors that we had already booked were there and they were having specials that they allowed us to apply to our contracts. We got $40.00 off of each tux rental, plus a free suit for my FI, 20% off our rentals (plates, cutlery, glasses, etc.), and 10% off of our cake. I was so excited that I was jumping up and down for joy. Every penny saved at this point is pure ecstasy 🙂
Post # 9
I think US bridal shows are better than ours. The prizes are usually either one big one or just like 10% off some service that you’re likely not interested in.
But good for you!
Post # 10
wow, lucky! you should buy a lotto ticket! i never won anything 🙁