Monday, May 23, 2011

{giveaway} how i planned your wedding

Happy Monday!
I’ve mentioned from time to time that I’m a big book reader and I’m so excited to share with you today’s giveaway.  Even though I haven’t that the opportunity to plan my own wedding, but I did witness the experience between my mother and sister when they planned hers a few years ago and let's just say is was quite entertaining. 

HOW I PLANNED YOUR WEDDING
The all-true stoy of a mother and daughter surviving the happiest day of their lives.

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Wiggs—who literally wrote
the book on romance—the announcement of her only daughter, Elizabeth’s,
impending marriage was music from the spheres. Then the real “fun” began:
helping Elizabeth plan and pull of  the big day.
  
In the book, Susan {mother of the bride} and Elizabeth {bride to be} share their candid, heartwarming and sometimes stressful tale of planning a wedding.  The book is full of useful and thoughtful advice and ideas for any bride planning a wedding with her mother. 

 {Giveaway}
Win a copy of the new book How I planned your wedding + $50 Sephora gift card

How to enter:  
~ Leave a comment with your most memorable, hilarious, emotional or craziest moment you experienced or witnessed while planning a wedding.   

For additional entries: leave a separate comment  for each additional entry {already follow or like, let us know} 

~ like Postcards & Pretties on Facebook
~ follow Postcards & Pretties on Twitter
~ like How I planned your wedding on Facebook

~tweet this giveaway " I just entered to win the book "How I planned your wedding" + a $50 Sephora gift card on @postcrdsprettie http://ow.ly/50r5g"
 

giveaway ends May 26, 2011 at 5:00 pm est | winner will be chosen by random.org

giveaway is open to us readers only 

~Giveaway has ended~ 
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63 comments:

  1. I tweeted the giveaway!! Thank you! :)

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  2. My most memorable moment planning my wedding (I don't have many since I JUST started planning) is when I found my wedding dress, a beautiful Vera Wang from the Spring 2011 collection. It sorta happened by chance, since it was my very first time dress shopping. One of my friends offered to go with me and suggested a sample store in San Francisco. I was just hoping to browse and get an idea of what was out there, but I didn't really see anything on the racks that I really liked. I decided to try a few on just for fun, but none of them had that "wow" factor. After a few dresses, my friend called out to me and said that she had found something else I would like. Lo and behold, it was THE ONE - the poufy, frothy princess dress of my dreams! Layers and layers of tulle, lace, and ruffles. I did not want to take it off! And on top of that, it was OVER HALF OFF the original price! It was a deal I could not resist, and I am completely in love with it. It was a magical experience. Kinda like finding the man of my dreams :)

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  3. also liked How I planned your wedding on Facebook

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  4. My craziest wedding planning event was actually thinking back on all the stress I went through trying to plan the seating chart for my reception. I spent HOURS and HOURS. When we arrived at the reception site, I set out little cards with everyody's name on it that I had so carefully planned. You know what happened? Everybody ignored the signs and sat where they felt like! And it worked out great!
    Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  5. I like Postcards & Pretties on Facebook:
    Name: Carol Anderson
    Digicats @ sbcglobal.net (my FB e-mail)
    Digicat @ sbcglobal.net (my regular e-mail)

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  6. I follow Postcards and Pretties on Twitter (Cezovski)
    Digicat {at} sbcglobal {dot} net

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  7. I like How I Planned Your Wedding on Facebook:
    Name: Carol Anderson
    Digicats @ sbcglobal.net (my FB e-mail)
    Digicat @ sbcglobal.net (my regular e-mail)

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  8. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/cezovski/status/72578751438913536
    Digicat {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

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  9. The most emotional aspect of planning our wedding has definitely been dealing with grief during what was also one of the happiest moments of relationship. My boyfriend proposed and the next day my grandfather passed away. We had only my parents and had to balance two very different sets of emotions. The trail made me even more certain I found the right man.

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  10. I've 'liked' P&P on Facebook.

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  11. I liked How I Planned Your Wedding on Facebook.

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  12. I tweeted about the contest. Twitter uname: williamskaleigh

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  13. I'm now following P&P on Twitter :) Twitter uname: williamskaleigh

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  14. The most emotional moment for me, as a bride, was when I took my mother and my sisters dress shopping. It was a surreal moment when I knew I'd found the one, and when I came out, my mom was crying (happy tears, of course). I can not wait for my upcoming October wedding, and would love to read this book!

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  15. The emotional part was that my husband-to-be's family was against us getting married and that was very hurtful. They thought we were too young (we were 22 and 23).

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  16. I like you on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  17. I like How I Planned Your Wedding on Facebook with my username Mary Happymommy.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  18. tweet:

    http://twitter.com/mami2jcn/status/72650383918505984

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  19. Haha, luckily,I had an AMAZING coordinator so nothing really fell through the cracks. But I did have a *bit* of bridesmaid drama where one utterly refused to partake in ANY of our activities, shower, bachelorette, party etc. So that was incredibly frustrating!

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  20. I like how i planned your wedding on facebook.

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  21. I LOVE you on Facebook and twitter!

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  22. This is a great giveaway, I've been a bridesmaid four times (never a bride)! Hours before my cousin's wedding we had to drive to Wal-Mart to find a planter for a cactus (they were having one of those cactus planting traditions incorporated into the ceremony). We were running around the store with our fancy hair and makeup trying to find a planter that was the right size. It was really stressful at the time but we just laugh about it now.
    rsharrow(at)alumni.wfu.edu

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  23. My first wedding should have got me thinking more about what I was doing a we got divorced a year and a half later. I looked up to see his mother brought into the church in an orange jumpsuit and chains, she went to the bathroom and changed and was escorted to the wedding by an armed guard. I should have ran the other way and never looked back.
    whitlav at gmail dot com

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  24. I follow you on twitter.
    @luckystars54
    whitlav at gmail dot com

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  25. I tweeted this giveaway. @luckystars54
    whitlav at gmail dot com

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  26. So, far the whole planning experience has been emotional. We're trying to wrangle 3 sets of parents - 2 of them being my divorced parents, who don't get along well. Add to that the fact that my step-dad and his dad seem to be having mental breakdowns or depressive episodes, which don't have much to do with the wedding, except perhaps the stress of how much its costing...but I feel like that's mostly on me. And the fact that my mother and I tend to have different views of how a wedding can be. The whole situation has been very up and down...counting the days til we can all relax!

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  27. and liked the book on facbook!

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  28. I'm currently planning my wedding for October, and it should be interesting...no funny stories yet, but I'm sure there will be! :)

    thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com

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  29. I follow P&P on twitter! @thesweetpetunia

    thesweetestpetunia {at} gmail {dot} com

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  30. so I havent planned my wedding yet but the time of planning my best friends wedding and browsing over wedding magazines on the phone, online, in person. I bought her the first MArtha weddings magazine, it was just all so fun!

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  31. Money is always a touchy issue - finding a venue - working with parents...

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  32. I am currently in the throws of planning our Spring 2012 wedding. It has been extremely emotional. My fiance and I struggle with staying on budget and trying to have a beautiful day. My mother is caught up in the hoopla of it all and insists on us spending a near fortune when we don't really want to. Its been a huge help to tap in to bridal blogs for budget saving ideas and giveaways!

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  33. I liked postcards and pretties on FB

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  34. I'm now following postcards and pretties on Twitter @kj2380

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  35. I liked How I Planned Your Wedding on FB

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  36. I also retweeted the giveaway too! @kj2380

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  37. my wedding is in a month and we just got a minister lined up.... no rush right? :)

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  38. i liked postcards and pretties on facebook

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  39. and "How I Planned Your Wedding" .....

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  40. My craziest moment so far in wedding planning has been receiving a call from the jewelry store who was doing an estimate for a wedding band that my engagement ring had been stolen .... Luckily the story has a happy ending but definitely craziest moment so far!

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  41. My most memorable moment thus far has been creating all the DIY projects with my finance. We stay in on the weekends and make cake plates and pinwheels and have a blast. It's definitely brought us closer and been an unexpected surprise to share this time together.

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  42. My craziest moment was when I completely missed an appointment with the caterer AND venue. I never meant to do that to them, but I had been looking through emails on my phone and accidently archived the UNREAD email with the date and time! I felt so bad that I cried when I found out the caterer had waited for me for an hour. I re-scheduled and sent flowers!

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  43. I follow you on twitter :)
    @ love for dinner

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  44. I was in a friends wedding last June. She was in the beauty industry and put together HUGE (and I mean HUGE) baskets for each BM as bridesmaid gifts. Literally my BF had to carry it to the car for me. It had EVERYTHING in it. And since she didnt have a makeup artist, it was super convienent to have everything we'd need for the wedding day there (especially since I traveled from NYC to AZ for the wedding).

    Well, the kit also included a new brand (that shall not be named) of a sunless tanner that "achieved a real life glow in less than 24 hours." We all used said product the night before the wedding...

    Our BM dresses were pale, pale, PALE pink. Borderline white.
    Let's just say her new wedding accent color quickly became ORANGE as all of our tanner rubbed off on the dresses!!!

    Quickly, we jumped out of our dreses and started whipping the tanner off... while the MOB and aunts feverishly took some Tide to go to the dresses. It worked.. to a degree.

    Learned the self-tanner lesson the hard way. I will proudly have a fleet of seven pale and self-tanner free BMS at my upcoming wedding!

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  45. I already like Postcards and Pretties on FB!

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  46. I am already following Postcards and Pretties on twitter!

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  47. I liked How I Planned Your Wedding on FB!

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  48. and I tweeted!! @quinkatherine

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  49. hahaha asked to bring bagels to a wedding's pre-beautification only to find they already had food there. grr! :)

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  50. ~ like Postcards & Pretties on Facebook

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  51. ~ follow Postcards & Pretties on Twitter

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  52. ~ like How I planned your wedding on Facebook

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  53. I recently started planning my wedding but one of the most memorable memories thus far has been chosing the perfect wedding dress for my special day. I love my dress, but I loved more the memories I created while shopping for it with my mom and sisters. My sisters and mom made sure that to choose a dress that I would look beautiful for my day. While it is not the most expensive or glamourous dress, it has been special because I was able to share this moment with the people I love most.

    I already follow postcards and pretties on facebook :)

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  54. My maid of honor gave the most embarrassing & uncomfortable speech ever!!!

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  55. My most memorable moment from planning my 2008 wedding was finding my dress. I saw the picture of the dress from the Piccone (Alfred Angelo)line in a magazine. I tore it out and began to research where I could get in a store to try it on. I'm in NY and unfortunately no one in NY had it...the only store on the East Coast at the time to have it was in NJ. It was a drive but I had to have this dress! As me, my mom, dad and kids arrived in NJ minutes from the dress shop we passed a familiar place. The dress salon was down the block from where my older sister is buried. She passed away the year before in 2007. To this day I truly believe she gave me my dress it was her wedding gift to me. I did buy that dress it was PERFECT! I never tried on another dress after that day.

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  56. I liked P&P on Facebook!

    renee@greenerme.net

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  57. I followed P&P on Twitter! (@greenerme)

    renee@greenerme.net

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  58. I followed "How I Planned your Wedding" on Twitter! (@greenerme)

    renee@greenerme.net

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  59. I tweeted the giveaway! http://twitter.com/#!/greenerme/status/73221990902796288

    renee@greenerme.net

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