Hi ladies, happy FRIDAY!! I don't know about you but I was ready for Friday about 4 days ago. 😉 We had lots of great stuff going on here at BSB this week. In case you missed it, don't forget to check out the awesome guest DIY post from Elizabeth at Stockroom Vintage. Her Ombre painted jar tutorial is great and the end result is gorgeous! Of course we also had a stunning wedding of the week this week, that you will want to make sure you check out. We also had some great discussions on some of our posts this week (we LOVE LOVE LOVE when you guys give your feedback, encouragement and advice to our bride bloggers) including keeping the purpose of the day in perspective, frustrating conditions surrounding a church wedding and choosing bridesmaid dresses. Now onto what is going on elsewhere on the web…
Lots of fun contests going on across the interwebs this week! Dessy launched a Bridesmaid Accessory Design Contest. They are calling on all aspiring designers and up and coming fashion and accessory gurus to submit a sketch of unique and one-of-a-kind bridesmaid accessory idea. The winner will receive $500 cash and have their product sold on Dessy.com There will be a public vote to narrow the designs down to the top 10 and then Dessy design staff will pick one winner. Get all the details here.
Blooms by the Box Centerpiece Kit Giveaway
One of our sponsors, Blooms by the Box is giving away 18 Glass Vases and $200.00 worth of wedding flowers to give a lucky bride the supplies to do all her own centerpieces! Visit the Blooms by the Box Blog to get all the details on how you can win this fabulous prize!
Have you heard about Brides Across America? They will be giving away FREE luxurious wedding gowns to members of the military at locations across the country between June 25-July 17th in honor of the upcoming Independence Day holiday.
In order for brides to qualify, they must be engaged, be on active duty in the military, or have a fiancé on active duty in either Iraq or Afghanistan. All brides must show ID, copy of deployment papers, and orders or other qualifying proof.
Go to the Brides Across America website to find out more information about participating locations and event dates. I hope that some of our Budget Savvy Bride readers will be able to take advantage of this wonderful event!
OneWed.com is running a contest to find the Next Big Bridal Blogger and it ends tomorrow! If you are an up-and-coming blogger looking to gain exposure for your blog and grow, be sure to enter their contest! Winning the title gets you a $1,000 cash prize, a $250 donation to the charity of your choice, and a 6-month guest blogging contract on OneWed.com! Check out all the details (and enter to win a fab giveaway) here.
BSB was mentioned in a great article on TheDailyMuse.com, would love for you to check it out! It's full of great advice. I love this site because it's an informative and helpful site all about careers and jobs but they cover so much more and do it in a totally friendly, approachable way. Click the link below to check out the article:
For Richer or for Poorer: How to Plan (and Stick to) Your Wedding Budget
I'd say that about wraps it up for this week, hope you all have a fantastic weekend! xoxo