NEWLY ENGAGED: What’s the Deal with Giveaways?

Posted by cfalk on May 18, 2012


Congratulations, you just got engaged! NOW WHAT?!?  The first thing I tell newly engaged couples is to hit the wedding blog scene. Wedding blogs are a great source for inspiration, deciding what you like and don’t like but also for winning free wedding goodies.

Winning free wedding items will certainly become a desirable thing as you start budgeting for your wedding and notice how quickly your budget will be burn up on the essentials, leaving little room for the fun and exciting details. Many wedding blogs run weekly giveaways and all it usually takes to enter is leaving a small comment on the post. Giveaway prizes can range from smaller items like a ring bearer pillow to a photography package to a bachelorette weekend. Often times we feel discouraged when we don’t win something right away and give up, but don’t! I can tell you firsthand that people DO win prizes and it is not just a way to get your contact information (although, you might get some unwanted emails).

Since I’ve been engaged, I have won a beautiful garter and my fiance and I are in the running for a week-long honeymoon in Mexico! Don’t just limit yourself to giveaways on wedding blogs; often times you can enter giveaways when you sign up for your wedding registry.  Keep in mind that the larger the prize, usually the greater the odds but you NEVER know! Don’t be shy and good luck!