Susanstephen
Expert July 2014

Have you ever won a wedding contest/giveaway?

Susanstephen, on January 29, 2013 at 9:02 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 40
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I am just wondering does anyone we know actually win? I'm just wondering if anyone has actually won anything like this before? Did you win a wedding? Or a cake? Or a dress? Or anything else? Was it what you expected? And what did you have to do to win it? Have you even entered contests like these?

We are paying for our own wedding and I have entered in a few different contests. Right now we are in a contest from David's Bridal on Facebook for $2500, but it seems like the ones that are in the lead are winning by a ridiculous amount of votes. Is it all just to get your information?

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Latest activity by Aleesha, on October 20, 2021 at 1:39 AM
  • Over the Top♥
    Master June 2013
    Over the Top♥ ·
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    I won hair & makeup at a bridal show. But, they kind of nagged me to get my bridesmaids done by them to ($150/ea) "Cuz I mean like, we're doing you a favor, so like it's pretty much fair." and even if they hadn't the woman I spoke to was so uppity, as you can see from the previous quote, I'd have paid her to NOT be there.

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  • K.
    Super June 2013
    K. ·
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    Yes, I won a free wedding, and I have won things from local bride shows as well!!! It happens. I say enter everything!!!

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  • Susanstephen
    Expert July 2014
    Susanstephen ·
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    K.K. The things you won, were they random drawings or have you won any "vote for me" contests. The reason I ask is I have posted on FB numerous times a day, trying to get votes I have sent out hundreds and hundreds of tweets to get retweeted for this contest on FB that is strictly won by votes.

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  • Danielle
    Super August 2013
    Danielle ·
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    I won a $500 hair product gift basket from a bridal show a few weekends ago, it was a draw. It's the first thing I've ever won in my life!

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  • Danielle
    Super June 2013
    Danielle ·
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    I never win anything. Ever.

    : (

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  • Susanstephen
    Expert July 2014
    Susanstephen ·
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    Danielle E. I feel the same way. Right now we are in the top 100 and we need to be in the top 25. Last year we did the Amazing Ring Race and placed 24 out of 150 teams. I feel like we do well, but just not good enough to win Smiley sad

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  • Roma
    VIP August 2013
    Roma ·
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    I know someone who won one of the fb vote type.. she literally posted about it multiple times a day though and had like 10 friends doing the same.

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  • K.
    Super June 2013
    K. ·
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    I won through a contest where I had to submit a paragraph story about our dream wedding and then had to create a pinboard on pinterest. I was selected as a finalist, interviewed, and chosen as a winner.

    The other stuff, I won at bridal shows have been through a raffle or drawings.

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  • K.
    Super June 2013
    K. ·
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    I guess the fb type contest depend on marketing strategies? It seems that way.

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  • Jennifer
    Expert May 2013
    Jennifer ·
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    We won a restaurant gift card (it was a drawing) at a local bridal show a few weeks ago. $100 that we will use towards catering for our rehearsal dinner!

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  • Susanstephen
    Expert July 2014
    Susanstephen ·
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    I am not sure. Both of us have posted and posted along with our friends and families doing the same for us. I am just glad to know that there is someone out there that has really won from these. Apparently David's Bridal does this contest a few times a year. http://bit.ly/10AzZdE this is our link, Might be something we all want to keep on the radar for next go round. Smiley smile

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  • Steph ☺
    VIP April 2013
    Steph ☺ ·
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    I haven't won anything wedding related... I gave up months ago...

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  • Mrs. Velez
    VIP August 2017
    Mrs. Velez ·
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    How do you enter on these stuff? I only got a free make over by Mary Kay cause my name was draw through TheKnot.

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  • Mrs. Noble
    Super June 2013
    Mrs. Noble ·
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    I came in 3rd place for a Nike "believe in the run" contest a few years ago that was based on votes. I got nothing. To this day, I believe the winner cheated, created many accounts, and voted for herself a number of times. I've not entered anything voter-based since then.

    Oh, then when I was 17, I did win $100 for being one of the 5 finalists (and youngest in the history of the contest which was a sorta big deal. We got the news page framed, lol.) for the t-shirt design contest for the Peachtree Road Race, a world-famous 10k that is held in atlanta, GA every july 4th, in the boiling heat!


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  • Dminted*Bride
    VIP May 2016
    Dminted*Bride ·
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    I won a photoshoot that I entered at a wedding expo. She took your pic at the expo and posted it on FB for votes for two weeks, and I had the most at over 1100 votes. I think that these FB contests are real, but you have to have a huge networking system...I know that I wouldn't have won if not for all the WW ladies that I know on FB.

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  • Susanstephen
    Expert July 2014
    Susanstephen ·
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    @ FairyTale Bride- go to their David's Bridal FB page, and they have different promos they are doing, this one is the "Share Your Love Story"

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  • Mrs. Del Grosso
    Master June 2013
    Mrs. Del Grosso ·
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    I've entered and entered and entered for wedding contests and NOTHING! Oriental trading has one going on right now until September. Keeping my fingers cross as they pick winners weekly!

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  • soon to be MAT
    Super June 2013
    soon to be MAT ·
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    Nope just a bunch or emails from people trying to get me to use their business after I signed up for giveaways.

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  • Tanika M. ©EO
    VIP March 2013
    Tanika M. ©EO ·
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    I just won a contest for My Dainty Delights butterfinger Cupcakes on FB. I had to get people to say I sent them and I won! Im going to go pick up my 12 butterfinger Cupcakes tomorrow Smiley laugh

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  • Soon to be Mrs. Z
    VIP September 2013
    Soon to be Mrs. Z ·
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    Fi and I were chosen for a dream wedding giveaway! It is insane what they are putting into this wedding for us. We didnt enter anything I had already chosen and signed with our wedding planner and she chose us for the wedding giveaway! The big things are paid for

    venue-4000

    Helicopter Exit- 500

    Florist-750 and then plus watever we want beyond that

    Caterer- 25$ a person for 3 hour Hors d'oeuvre reception

    DJ-900

    Cake- 3 Tiers & groom cake

    Limo- unknown

    Hair & Make up- 200

    All Rentals-unkown tables, china, linnens, chairs, Centerpieces

    I think thats it.. basically they contact all the vendors that want to be involved and then they say what they want to contribute!

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