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Hello, hive! We’ve got another great giveaway for you today! Keep reading to find out how to enter for your chance to win a $250 gift card to Blue Nile!
What’s not to love about Blue Nile? They’re exclusively online and the biggest online retailer of certified diamonds, engagement rings, and fine jewelry. Is bigger better? YES! The perfect diamond for you—size, cut, clarity, and price—is definitely at Blue Nile. They have over 100,000 diamonds to choose from…yep. 100K.
If s/he already put a ring on it, but you’re still looking for that perfect “something blue,” we love Blue Nile’s selection of jewelry in sapphire, topaz, and aquamarine—a blue for every color palette!
Featured (Clockwise from top right): Diamond Curved Necklace 2ctw | Halo Diamond Earrings 1ctw | Blue Topaz and Diamond Pendant Classic Akoya Cultured Pearl and Diamond Earrings | Classic Akoya Cultured Pearl Strand Necklace | Fleur Diamond Earrings 1.5ctw
Pearls, platinum, colored stones, gold, silver, platinum, and more…whew. Jewelry makes the perfect gift for your family and bridal party that they can wear for your wedding and beyond. Shop anytime, with 24/7 live and commission-free customer service, free FedEx shipping on all orders, and a comprehensive education and guidance section helping you with your purchasing decisions every step of the way, day or night.
Are you ready to win some fine jewelry?
Entry is simple:
The grand prize winner will receive a $250 gift card to Blue Nile, and two runners-up will receive $100 Blue Nile gift cards!
You have until 11:59 PM PST on May 28 to enter. Good luck!
This giveaway is closed. Congrats to our winner #92 Elizabeth HobbyLobbyist!
We’ve got a great giveaway for the hive today! 1928 Jewelry has been creating affordable, antique-inspired jewelry for the vintage loving gal for over 40 years. As 1928 marked “the year of opulence,” each piece they design lives up to the standard ultimate opulence—incorporating mostly Czech, Swarovski, or Austrian crystals for a sparkle that’s out-of-this-world.
Lucky for us brides, 1928 Jewelry just launched their sister brand: 1928 Bridal! 1928 Bridal features hand-picked pieces perfect for the vintage and retro-loving bride’s wedding day.
Check out some of our very favorite timeless pieces below. We can’t get enough of this sparkle and amazing antique look!
The team at 1928 Bridal is giving away enough jewels to fill up your entire jewelry box to one lucky hive member! To enter to win $250 from 1928 Bridal, simply comment below. While you’re at it, let us know in your comment a piece or two you’d pick if you were the lucky winner.
As if that weren’t enough, 1928 Bridal is also currently offering 25% off of anything on their website. Shop for all the accessories you need for your wedding day and beyond, and use discount code WEDBEE at checkout. This discount code expires on May 6, 2013. Sign up for the newsletter at the bottom right hand corner of the 1928 Bridal website to receive future discounts and news on upcoming collections.
You have until May 7, 2013 at 11:59PM PST to enter to win sweet swag. Good luck!
This contest is now closed. Congrats to our winner, #43 amberella12
Hi hive! Lucky for you (gorgeous!) and your bridesmaids (free!), our friends at Little Borrowed Dress are giving away up to four free bridesmaids’ dress rentals to one lucky Weddingbee reader!
Little Borrowed Dress is the first online wedding boutique to offer bridesmaids’ dresses for rent starting at just $50, giving brides and bridesmaids the opportunity to choose gorgeous dresses that are incredibly affordable. Better yet, because the dresses are for rent, that means that you and your bridesmaids can pick dresses perfectly tailored to your wedding, and you can skip the “you can totally wear that again!” schpiel.
Why Little Borrowed Dress? Why not! Dresses starting at $50 means more money to spend on shoes and accessories…the stuff we all actually like wearing again. If your bridesmaids fall in love with the dresses, they can purchase them if they’d like. All styles are available for sale, starting at $150.
All dresses are manufactured in the Garment District in NYC and are designed to flatter all figures, with built-in adjustment points (things like elasticated waist lines and adjustable ties). Don’t worry about fit: they’ll send a free “back up” size with every rental!
Renting is simple and hassle-free via the website. Order online and the dress will arrive two weeks prior to your wedding date, all ready-to-wear. When the wedding’s over, pop it back in the mail in LBD’s pre-paid packaging that comes with the dress.
Request a free fabric swatch and find the perfect LBD dress color to match your wedding.
To enter to win up to 4 free bridesmaids’ dress rentals:
You have until April 23, 2013 at 11:59PM PST to enter. Good luck, hive!
This giveaway is closed. Congrats to our winners:
Weddingbee loves Minted! Offering the freshest, most unique stationery designs printed on luxe paper, Minted is a an online boutique offering wedding stationery created exclusively by a community of indie and professional designers, hobbyists, moms, even some of our VERY OWN BEES like Mrs. Cookie. Through frequently held design challenges, Minted fans and enthusiasts choose what they’ll carry in their online shop, and the designers that win the challenges win cash prizes and ongoing revenue every time someone purchases their designs. How cool!
We’re thrilled to help spread the BIG news: Minted is now offering a slew of new luxurious paper and printing options, including…wait for it…letterpress! Check out the details and enter to win $250 towards letterpress (or anything you love!).
Minted is so excited to now offer letterpress printing with a crisp, deep impression, handcrafted on vintage Heidelberg presses. They currently offer 30 designs, and chances are you’ll find one you love—whether it’s modern, floral, hand-drawn, or classic.
Each suite is printed on thick, soft 100% cotton paper and includes matching letterpress accessories: RSVPs, thank you cards, direction cards, and reception cards. Choose from 25 fonts, over 30 hand-picked colors (you can choose up to three!), and two paper types.
Also, check out their new new Silhouette™ shape options, for invites and save the dates that stand out. Choose from a variety of Silhouette shapes to accentuate your invitation design—wave scallop, bubble scallop, dotted scallop, classic frame, tag, curved frame, scallop circle, and rounded corner.
Also new is Minted’s premium wedding service through their new Perfection Team. When you choose Minted for your wedding, you’ll get a dedicated Perfection Team of wedding experts who will help you with not only amazing customer service every step of the way, but design consultation as well to make sure your wedding stationery is as perfect as can be and none of your questions go unanswered.
In celebration all-things-new, Minted is giving away gift cards to three lucky Weddingbee readers!
You have until 11:59 PM PST on Monday, April 8, 2013 to enter the giveaway. Good luck!
This contest is now closed. Congratulations to our winners!
Twenty Pages is a boutique design studio specializing in helping couples tell their wedding story in a super-fun way. Twenty Pages creates unique wedding programs in a magazine format—simply submit a few pictures and tell your personal story, and the design team will take it from there. You’ll have a gorgeous, custom magazine to proof in no time. Today we’re giving away three awesome prizes to EVERYONE that enters this contest! (You heard us…everyone!)
Use your Twenty Pages magazine as wedding programs, custom wedding invitations, or even in your out-of-town welcome bags to convey whatever information you want to share with your guest. Tell the story of your relationship, share information about things to do in the days before and after the wedding, introduce your bridal party, share your engagement pictures, day-of wedding schedule, and more.
Our friends at Twenty Pages are giving away 80 custom magazine wedding programs in high-gloss finish to one lucky Weddingbee reader! A runner up will receive a $400 credit to any Twenty Pages order, and everyone that enters will receive a 20% discount on their order* with Twenty Pages.
To enter to win (and see yourself on the cover of a Twenty Pages Magazine!):
…and you’re in to win! Twenty Pages’ design team will upload your mock-magazine cover featuring your gorgeous mugs to their Pinterest page throughout the contest. We’ll also post some of our favorite covers right here to the blog and repin them to our Weddingbee Pinterest page a few times before the contest closes, so be on the lookout for yourself! Enter to win before April 1, 2013 at 11:59 PST, and good luck!
*discount code issued after close of contest and expires on June 30, 2013.
Wedding registries are always tricky. Where to register? What to register for? If we register for expensive items, will our guests judge us? If we register for a bunch of affordable items we don’t really need, and then return them for what we really want, is that rude?
SimpleRegistry eliminates all of these issues and is changing the way you register for your wedding! With SimpleRegistry, create a registry that is reflective of your personality and don’t feel bound to what’s available right now at retail stores.
What’s even more fun is that if you register with SimpleRegistry before April 30, 2013, you will automatically be entered to win a $5,000 credit toward your SimpleRegistry!
What makes SimpleRegistry different?
See what real brides and grooms have to say about SimpleRegistry or browse what real couples are registering for right now.
Head on over to SimpleRegistry and start your registry today to be entered to win $5,000! Good luck, Hive!
Hi bees! We’re so excited to bring you our latest giveaway: one lucky hive member will win a $1,000 gift card to Bloomingdale’s! All you need to do to win is head to Bloomingdale’s online, create a registry, and add your first 5 items to your registry. After that, head back to this post and let us know you registered in the comments, and you’re entered to win.
Not all stores you register at are created equal. With a personal registry consultant at your beck and call, Bloomingdale’s allows you to ditch that 200-point registry checklist and replace it with someone knowledgeable, helpful, and with you every step of the way. Your personal registry consultant will help you choose the items that fit best into your life, not what fits best into a generic “must haves” list.
Registering at Bloomingdale’s also means that your guests can take advantage of frequent sales on the things you want most. Savings for your guests makes you the best. bride. ever. Also, if you haven’t already considered registering at Bloomingdale’s, consider what’s in it for YOU:
The benefits don’t end there; check out 9 amazing reasons to register at Bloomingdale’s right here. Check out five of the most popular registry items at Bloomingdale’s below:
Ready to get registering and to get your hands on $1000 to spend at Bloomingdale’s?
That’s it! You must be engaged to be married by June 2014 to enter. This sweepstakes ends on Monday March, 11, 2013 at 11:59 PST. Good luck, and happy registering!
Hi there, bees! Did you get a chance to vote in the first round of our Mates for Life Madness? It’s time for round 2!
Weddingbee has teamed up with Avocado, a new app just for couples, and we’re giving away a $200 Gift Card for Valentine’s Dream Date + a lifetime subscription of Avocado unlimited to one super-lucky Weddingbee reader!
Avocado is the app made just for couples. It’s a reliable, secure, and fun way to privately stay connected to your fiancé no matter where you go and features fast messaging, photo sharing, and mobile Hugs and Kisses (yes, really). Engaged couples who use Avocado love using Avocado’s shared lists to get things done before the big day, and the shared calendar makes reminding their sweetie about upcoming appointments a breeze! Avocado is available for Android and iPhone and on the web: avocado.io
To win, participate in our Mates for Life Madness vote off, then let us know you voted in the comments. We’re pitting furry lovebirds against adorable pet friends in the ultimate showdown, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Now it’s down to the Final Four of adorable animal pairs. It’s up to you to decide which two couples make it to the final round!
What’s up for grabs? There will be a total of 3 winners, with prizes just right for a Valentine’s Day celebration!
Here we go…
WHICH COUPLE IS CUTER:
WHICH COUPLE IS CUTER:
Voting in the second round will close tomorrow (Thursday, February 7th, 2013) at midnight PST. We’ll tally up your votes and pit the 2 winners up against each other for the final round, this Friday, February 8th. And remember, everyone that comments on any of the four “Mates for Life Madness” posts is eligible to win! The more rounds you participate in, the higher your chances of winning.
More about Avocado.io:
Our society has created soooo much software and social tech, but no one—aside from Avocado and the very few other couple-focused apps—have made technology JUST for couples. Avocado is a fun, fast, reliable, and private way to stay connected to the one you love most. Head to Avocado.io to use Avocado on the web, and download it for free on the App Store or for Android.
Avocado tip #2: Update the Avocado calendar so you’re both on the same page about upcoming wedding-planning appointments and deadlines. That way no one’s late to meet with the florist. Simplify your coordinating and save time!
Have you entered this contest yet? It ends tomorrow!
Hey hive! Recession or not, brides are looking for ways to save money on their weddings, that’s why Project Wedding is running The Budget Savvy Bride Contest! Simply create a community article by clicking here telling Project Wedding how you saved (or plan to save) a bundle on your wedding and you’ll be entered to win one of three great prizes.
(Just so we know you’ve entered, make sure your title includes the phrase “Budget Savvy Bride”. For example–Budget Savvy Bride: Alison’s Story)
Project Wedding is seeking creative, detailed responses. They want to hear your story and see your pictures. In fact, the more we know the better! Feel free to write as much as you’d like, and upload as many photos as you think tell your story.
Mrs. Penguin will be one of the guest judges for the contest, so we’d LOVE to see some articles from hive members.
Good Luck — the contest is on now and ends tomorrow, Monday, July 19!
Congratulations to the winners csouth, El Capataz, SanDiegoAli, Rebecca Kim, and thefuturemrsjewell!
Mrs. Penguin here! This is a timely contest (although, I can’t enter… hehe) because Mr. Penguin and I will be traveling to Thailand next winter to celebrate our nuptials on the beach with my Thai family! I will be sure to pick up a copy of Fodor’s Thailand soon! But, you can win one right here! Thailand is an amazing place to honeymoon, with crystal blue beaches, amazing spicy food, and jungle treks on elephants. Today we’re giving away 5 copies on this perfect honeymoon destination.
Simply comment below to enter! And check out Fodor’s Internet Guide on Thailand here. You have until tonight, 12 PM PST to enter. Good luck!
This is one of our biggest contests ever, and we’re so excited we just can’t hide it!
Kathlin Argiro is giving away up to 5 bridesmaid dresses to one lucky bride! Already purchased your bridesmaids’ dresses? Kathlin is also giving away a rehearsal dinner dress to another lucky bride!
(image by Mrs. Flamingo)
To enter this contest, please create an inspiration board or a Polyvore board using one of Kathlin’s dresses. You can use any image on her website, or on this gallery. Don’t know how to create an inspiration board? Check out our wiki for instructions, and Snippet and Ink for a little inspiration! Or Polyvore is easy to use even for the most technologically challenged.
Please email your inspiration board with image credits and a little story to guest at weddingbee.com. If you create a Polyvore board, please email us a link and a little story! We’ll narrow down the entries and have readers vote and select two winners. You can enter as many times as you want, so get your maids in on this contest too!
Good luck! You have until March 13th to enter. We can’t wait to see what our fabulously creative community comes up with, and we can’t wait to outfit an entire bridal party!
Congrats to Delilah! You’re the winner of the favor box giveaway from I Need A Favor from Kate! Thanks to everyone who entered!
Today we’re giving away 50 stylish favor boxes from I Need A Favor from Kate! To enter, simply tell us which box below is your favorite, along with your favorite paper choice (so many fabulous options!). One random winner will then receive 50 custom favor boxes with their selected shape and pattern!
You have until 8 pm EST Wednesday evening to enter. Good luck!
Congratulations to commenter #203 Puffy - you’re the winner of the Wilshire Graphic Press embosser in Tuesday’s contest. Thanks to everyone who entered!
Congrats SarahL!! You’re the winner of the Savenger Hunt gift certificate for 2!
After I blogged about the scavenger hunt I did through Watson Adventures last week, they dropped me a line to thank me because weddingbee readers had been calling them! I had so much fun on the Ghosts of Greenwich Village hunt I did (I’m planning on doing Murder at the Met in January), I asked if they could give away a couple of tickets to a weddingbee reader. So we’re giving away a gift certificate good for 2 people to any public hunt they offer!
Regularly scheduled hunts are available in Los Angeles, Boston, DC, Philadelphia and New York. Hunts are great as a bachelorette party alternative, attendant gift, or even something fun to do with your fiance (there’s a Naked at the Met Hunt for Valentine’s Day in New York).
To enter, tell us what city you live in and which hunt you’d like to do! You have until 8 pm EST Tuesday to enter. Good luck!