Saturday, January 21, 2017

WEDDING DEALS & SWEEPSTAKES 2017

If you're getting married and looking for unique ideas, PINTEREST is a great place to visit. Attending Bridal Expos and Wedding Shows is also a fantastic way to get freebies, bargains and package deals that may not be listed publicly.

Speaking of Pinterest, here is a great sweepstakes you can win just by pinning your wedding plans and ideas!  Enter one time only at www.maggiesottero.com no later than January 31, 2017.  You'll have the chance to win a wedding gown, a trip to Fiji that includes hotel accommodations and airfare & $1000.  All of the details, along with the entry form are listed on the site.  Then head over to Pinterest to get started!                                                                                                                       
The Great Bridal Expo is a large event held for brides to be throughout various cities in the United States.  The fee is minimal, and there are lots of benefits for attending this exciting annual show.  A few of the participating cities are listed below.  Click on the city below to find out more information from their website.



Boston, Massachusetts 1-29-17
Sunday, January 29, 2017 12:00 pm
Westin Boston Waterfront
Ft Lauderdale, Florida 2-4-17
Saturday, February 04, 2017 12:00 pm
Bonaventure Resort & Spa
Miami, Florida 2-12-17
Sunday, February 12, 2017 12:00 pm
Conrad Miami
Orlando, Florida 2-19-17
Sunday, February 19, 2017 12:00 pm
Doubletree by Hilton Orlando at SeaWorld
Phoenix, Arizona 2-26-17
Sunday, February 26, 2017 12:00 pm
Phoenix Convention Center
Dallas, Texas 3-5-17
Sunday, March 05, 2017 12:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Dallas
Baltimore, Maryland 3-12-17
Sunday, March 12, 2017 12:00 pm
Martin's Valley Mansion
Los Angeles, California 3-19-17
Sunday, March 19, 2017 12:00 pm 






Shape Spa Retreat $15,000 Sweepstakes

Do you want to get in shape BEFORE the wedding?  Here's a great sweepstakes that's easy to enter, and a great way to relax before the big day! One (1) winner will WIN $15,000 for a spa retreat! No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. UNLIMITED ENTRY. Ends: April 12, 2017. 

Are you a first responder, or in the military and planning to get married?   Check out Brides Across America, which may allow you to receive your dream gown for FREE if you meet all the criteria.  If you don't see your state listed below, or for more information on registering, please visit www.bridesacrossamerica.com or click on the REGISTER Button Below.


Colorado
Compleat Couture
First Friday every month
By Appointment Only
7562 S. University Blvd - Suite A
Centennial, CO
South Carolina
The Barn at Forevermore Farm
April 21, 2017 - 10am-6pm
135 Waldon Rd
Moore, SC

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Before choosing a date for your wedding, try to get an idea about special events going on around the same time. This includes Marathons, NBA All Star Games, Olympics.etc. which could cause a hotel or traffic nightmare for guests coming in from out of town.  If you're a wedding planner, stay away from the month of June!


Friends will be talking about your special day for all the wrong reasons, so ditch that cash bar!  Stay budget friendly and elegant by offering one red and one white wine.  If your bottles are the standard 750 ML, you can expect to get 5-6  wine glasses.  If you decide to use wine boxes which are normally 3 liters, expect to get about 20 glasses.  You can even offer a signature Sangria that's fruity and fun! If the venue allows you to purchase your own wine, that's the best way to go.  


HONEYMOONS - Everyone talks about going on cruises or to the Bahamas after the wedding, but there are lots of other places that may be just as memorable to celebrate.  Here are a few where you can dare to be different:




The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand
Brunswicks Islands - North Carolina
Blackberry Farm - Tennessee
Buttermilk Falls Inn - New York
Grand Sirens Rivera Maya Resort and Spa - Mexico
Naples Beach Hotel - Florida


Do some research and look around in the state that's right next door to where you live. You'll be amazed at what's available by driving just a few hours away from home.




18 comments:

  1. I looked up a couple of those Honeymoon spots you mentioned...they also look like nice settings for a romance novel. Thanks for the post.

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    1. Angela, you are brilliant! Never thought about some of those being backdrops for a novel. I imagine the peace and quiet would allow for some good writing. Hugs...

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    1. Thanks a bunch, Marvelous Mary! Hugs...

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  3. Awww this post gave me ALL THE FEELS. <3 It now has me thinking about how I'd like to have my honeymoon: I like road trips and cruises, so I was thinking a week of road trip traveling to the cruise ship, then take in the cruise ship for about a week or 4 days. ;) Thanks for helping me come to a decision lol

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    1. I forgot about the romance going on in your life Kute Keionda and hope we get all the deets on the wedding AND your honeymoon with plenty of pics. Whatever you decide, I know will be fab! Hugs...

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  4. Pinterest is great and horrible all at the same time. lol I lose a lot of time over there when I visit.

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    1. It sure is easy to stay over there for sure!

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  5. A couple of my cousins are getting married next year. I bet they're all over Pinterest! Lol.

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    1. Sounds like you will be busy hanging out at all those weddings!๐Ÿ˜€ It is so easy to get hooked. I have found all kinds of things on there. Hugs...

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  6. You may now update your Facebook status... haha... that is the truth nowadays!! lol! <3 - http://www.domesticgeekgirl.com

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    1. You are so right Gingi!๐Ÿ˜€

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  7. I think this would be a great win for a couple getting married... especially with the price of weddings these days xox

    I made a decision that even if I started dating, I would not update my FaceBook... I see too many people do that too quickly... I would have to be in a very long term loving relationship before I announced it.. Have a great week Ro and thank you so much for dropping by to check on me xox

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    1. Weddings are so expensive these days for sure. Would love to hear about someone winning this for sure. Interesting and solid point about Facebook. Gotta make sure the man truly loves and adores you before he gets to be bragged about! (lol) Hugs...

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  8. I'm SO glad my wedding days are over. That was a LOT of work. The second time, we did an all-inclusive wedding, but there were still little details we had to take care of, so it wasn't stress-free at all. I should've eloped!

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    1. You are so right about that, Steph! I worked with a Wedding Planner, and also a Caterer and all those little pieces to make it work were time consuming. Once it's done, it's done - thank goodness, right? On the rest of life and the fun stuff! Hugs...

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  9. I love the facebook comic on top! It's very true in a way. haha Nice tips - honeymoons don't have to the typical fare by a long shot! It's nice to think outside the box.

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    1. Hey There! Happy to see you! It's so true that everyone likes to update their status. I keep mine blank so people can keep wondering - lol. Honeymoons can so expensive. Trying to do something simple and fun can make it a little easier. Hugs...

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