">Are You Man Enough to Say “I Do” Contest!

October 18, 2011

in Contests, Jewelry

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Blue Nile is running a “Are You Man Enough to Say ‘I Do'” Contest. The winner will receive:

  • A Blue Nile diamond engagement ring valued at up to $7,500,
  • First-class airfare to New York City,
  • Accommodations including hotel stay, dinner for two, transportation, $1,000 in spending money, and
  • A proposal, live in front of the world, at the NASDAQ open on Friday, November 25.

To enter the contest you need to tell them the “manliest” (and most creative and humorous) thing you’d do for your significant other. Go to the Blue Nile facebook page to enter. You can enter by submitting a written or video entry (you do get extra points for a video entry).

The deadline is November 4th and you can get more information at the facebook page. While you are there be sure to “like” Budget a Wedding on facebook! I post more deals and information on my facebook page. Plus, you can post your own questions and get answers from me and other readers.

Good luck in the contest! A free $7500 engagement ring is a great prize!

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There are ways to make a wedding unique without breaking the bank. Wedding guests tend to remember the personal parts about a wedding while the basics blend in with all the other weddings they have attended.

Wedding Guest Book

One of my favorite ways to add a splash of personalization is to create a unique wedding guest book.

Say it with pictures! It is getting more common to rent a photo booth for your wedding in order to snap fun pictures of your guests that can serve as both a favor for your guests and a memory book for you. Groupon recently had a deal in this area where brides could rent a photo booth for 50% off! One of the ways you can turn this into your guest book is to have two pictures of each guest, one they get to keep and the other is put in an album. Then, have them sign that page!

If you can’t afford a photo booth then you can always have a friend or family member snap pictures of people as they come in and then add them to the wedding guest book later.


Another way to personalize a wedding is using unique party decorations. Use a cute wedding cake topper instead of the usual flowers (or get a grooms cake).  Use crystals on the table and name cards for each guest.

Gifts for the Reception

You can purchase gifts for the best man and maid of honor that they can use in the ceremony or reception. One of my favorites is getting wine or champagne glasses for them. Mikasa has some beautiful options and they can be used on the head table during the reception.

It’s the little touches that people tend to remember at a wedding reception so make them special!


There are always some great wedding giveaways out in the blogging (and online shopping) world. You would be surprised at the number of giveaways you can win if you spend a little bit of time entering them each week. Here are three deals that you can’t pass up!

Win Shoes for the Entire Wedding Party

Head on over to Ebates (if you are a new user you will also get $5 when you sign up) and use their link into On the front page you will see a link for the “Aisle Style Giveaway”. Click the link and you can win shoes for your wedding party (5 pairs of women’s shoes, 5 pairs of men’s shoes, 1 girl’s shoes, and 1 boy’s shoes).

While you are there take a look at what they have to offer. Their sale section has shoes starting at only $14. You can get an additional 10% off with the coupon code SUNSHINE and since you are shopping through Ebates you will get an 8% rebate on anything you purchase. 18% off! They have free shipping everyday.

Photo Booth for $450

Everybody in the Kansas City area can get a great wedding deal at Groupon today. For $450 you can rent a Photo Booth for your wedding ($900 value). These photos double as favors for your guests and keepsakes for you. You will receive a flash drive with all the photos. Check the website to make sure they have your date available!

Win New York Chocolate Wedding Favors

And now for one from a reader! Head on over to Grandma Sez So to win$150 in New York Chocolates for your (or a friend/family member’s) wedding!

A chance to win your wedding favors, a wedding photo booth for half off, and a chance to win shoes for your entire wedding party (and everybody can get them for 16% off with free shipping!) What a great Friday!


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