Giveaway : Wedding Sandals by Sseko Designs | The Budget Savvy Bride
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I am excited to host another wonderful giveaway this week! I definitely wanted to help get the word out about this wonderful company. This week’s giveaway is sponsored by Sseko Designs.

Sseko Designs is a company that partners with a school in Kampala, Uganda to employ recent high school graduates to make beautiful sandals as a way to earn money to continue on to University. They employ bright young women who would otherwise not have the opportunity to continue their education. Sseko is passionate about educating and empowering women, specifically in developing countries.

According to their website, the Ugandan school system is designed with a nine month gap between secondary school and university. These nine months are intended to allow time for students to earn money for tuition before continuing on to university. However, in an impoverished and male dominated society, many of these young women struggle to find fair work during this time. These women will not make sandals forever. They will go on to be doctors, lawyers, politicians, writers and teachers that will bring change and unification to a country divided and ravished by a 22 year-long war.

You can read more about the story of Sseko here.

Now on to the sandals- did I mention they are fabulous? They are great for beach or garden weddings and you can choose from a variety of straps.

One of the best parts of these sandals is that the straps are interchangeable, so you can have many different looks without spending tons of money. Super adorable, no?

Sseko Designs has offered to give away One Pair of these gorgeous sandals with One Patterned pair and One Solid pair of straps! Very exciting!

To enter:

Go to Sseko Designs and choose your favorite pattern/color. Come back here and tell us what that favorite is in the form of a comment below.

For an extra entry, post about it on your blog, and let me know you’ve done so.

For an extra extra entry, Tweet about this contest, copy and paste this message:
RT @savvybride Have you heard about Wedding Sandals by #Sseko ? Good product/good cause, Win a pair here:
(one tweet entry per person)

Contest ends on Thursday night at midnight, CST. Winner announced Friday morning! Good luck ladies! I hope in the meantime you will check out Sseko and find out more about their great company.

Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

    • Anita
    • August 10th, 2009

    These are fantastic! I love the mamba design – so colorful and fun, and perfect for summer engagement photos :)

    • kimberly
    • August 10th, 2009

    Love these!!! The Starboard design is really chic and cute :) Also tweeted about it (trigadgetbabe)

    • Katie
    • August 10th, 2009

    I love the black – perfect for wearing over and over again!

    • Brittany
    • August 10th, 2009

    I love the Starboard and brown ones! Super cute!!

    • Ashley T
    • August 10th, 2009

    Oooohhh…I like the starboard stripe a lot, but I would get a lot of wear out of the brown ones too!

    • Barnyard Chic Bride
    • August 10th, 2009

    wow…what a great cause! Very inspiring.
    my favorite is starboard…but they’re all adorable!

  1. Starboard is my favorite design.

  2. I tweeted about the giveaway.

    • Ashley
    • August 10th, 2009

    I love Tiger Lilly the best :)

    • Nicole-Lynn
    • August 10th, 2009

    Oh how cute! Love the teal pair!

    • jenifriend
    • August 10th, 2009

    these are adorable! i am a huge fan of the starboard pattern! amazing!!

    • SingColleen
    • August 10th, 2009

    I guess I’m in the minority for now… I like Serenbe and the black ones. I think even if I don’t win the contest, I’m going to buy a couple pairs for myself and my MOH!

    • Melissa S
    • August 10th, 2009

    So glad to hear about this company!

    I like the serenbe pattern.


  3. The serenbe design is gorgeous! I would totally wear those like every day.

    Tweeted about it already (msrib) and will be posting on the blog as well.

    • Irene
    • August 10th, 2009

    I agree Beccca. Serenbe all the way for me!

    • midwestelle
    • August 10th, 2009

    Oh wow! I don’t even want to win a pair–I’d rather help support them and buy my own pair. But I just had to stop by and comment on this! Thanks for posting!!

  4. I love the serenbe style! Too fun!

  5. I love the red! Totally perfect for my red and black wedding – and for SOOO many other days!

    • Clarissa
    • August 10th, 2009

    I love the Serenbe!
    clarissa at digitaldeacons dot com

    • Cassie
    • August 10th, 2009

    I love the serenbe and the starboard. So Cute!!

  6. I love the black ones! Simple and classy. This is a wonderful, wonderful give away! Great cause!

    I tweeted too! :)

    • Lacey
    • August 10th, 2009

    I love the teal ones. They go with my wedding colors :)

    • Jessica
    • August 10th, 2009

    My favourite is the black! Classic and so versatile.

    • LibbyJames
    • August 10th, 2009

    WOW what a fantastic organization. I like the green ones pictured above.

  7. I love starboard! Fantastic!

    • Patty
    • August 11th, 2009

    The starboard sandals seem perfect for the summer! I would wear these sandals with fun dresses, comfy skirts, lazy jeans, and to outdoor wedding! Thanks for supporting a good cause!

    • Emily
    • August 11th, 2009

    SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS GIVEAWAY, what an amazing company!!!!! So I love the Serenbe and the black ones. Would love to pair them with some cute capri’s or jeans.

    PS- I posted about your giveaway in my blog, and I tweeted about it. I LOVE THESE SANDALS!!!!!

    • ettiene
    • August 11th, 2009

    What a great giveaway. I love Serenbe. They are gorgeous.

    • sgdish
    • August 11th, 2009

    I love these, especially the serenbe sandals. Thanks for letting everyone know!

    • Molly
    • August 11th, 2009

    i love serenbe! so cute and perfect with dresses, skirts and skinny jeans!

    • Molly
    • August 11th, 2009

    i love serenbe! perfect with dresses, skirts and skinny jeans!

  8. i love the teal ones!
    i also posted it on my blog. :)

    • Dabney
    • August 11th, 2009

    I like the starboard ones, and the brown ones are perfect for my wedding reception.

    • JD
    • August 11th, 2009

    I like the black.. they would work with so many summer outfits… they look comfortable too!

    • modernbridewithabudget
    • August 11th, 2009

    Love these! Starboard and red are my faves :)

    • modernbridewithabudget
    • August 11th, 2009

    I also posted about the contest on my blog, with an inspiration board based on the red Sseko sandals:


    • Stephanie
    • August 11th, 2009

    I like the Starboard ones and all the solid colors. So cute! I also Tweeted about it (SBowler01). Thanks!

  9. I have been looking for a unique twist in my wedding; what a fun story to have about the footwear! I love the starboard style, but how would you ever choose!? I do love that the ribbons are interchangeable. What a great idea.

    I posted about the sandals and your blog on my blog:


    • Meghan
    • August 12th, 2009

    Great cause and amazing product!! :)

    Serenbe is probably my absolute fave and the brown solid ones are so versatile too! :)

    • Christa Sanders
    • August 12th, 2009

    I love the black! Inspiring company! Love it!

    • Briana
    • August 12th, 2009

    Having these would be the perfect alternative for me since I do not want heels (especially since we are having a backyard wedding!). I absolutely love all of the patterns and solids, but my favorites are the tiger lily and the starboard. I love the picture of the starboard sandals with the green bridesmaid dresses.

    • Rose
    • August 12th, 2009

    I love the tiger lily pair! Too cute! What a great cause.

    • Betsy
    • August 12th, 2009

    I love Tiger Lily!! They would match with so many different colors!

    • teh Duchess
    • August 12th, 2009

    I LOVE the Tiger Lily style! Thanks for the heads up about this company! These would make great bridesmaid gifts.

  10. It’s so hard to choose, but I think my favorite is the serenbe pattern. This sounds like a great company – glad you steered us to them!

    • esther
    • August 12th, 2009

    I love the serenbe!

  11. Love it! What a great program, and what cute sandals!! Call me a traditionalist, but I’m sooo digging the starboard. Very cool.

    • Monica
    • August 12th, 2009

    Sounds like a great company and such beautiful work! I love the Serenbe design.

    • Abbey Thompson
    • August 13th, 2009

    Ooooh, how pretty! I love the Serenbe design – very chic.

    • Kate
    • August 13th, 2009

    I love the starboard ones :-)

    Thanks for the giveaway!


  12. i LOVE the teal!!! perfect for my honeymoon. :)

    and the cause? omg. amazing. i’m blown away! if i don’t win, i may have to order…

  1. August 11th, 2009