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WIN Your Wedding Dress, Menswear AND Bridesmaid Dresses Worth £2,000 With Award Winning Confetti & Lace! (CLOSED)

March 26th, 2012 | Julia Braime

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Win your wedding dress, menswear and bridesmaid dresses with Award Winning Confetti & Lace

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Oh my goodness have I got some good news for you!

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I am thrilled to be working with Brides Up North Featured Supplier, Award Winning Confetti & Lace, to bring you the wedding blog’s biggest bridal giveaway yet worth a whopping £2,000! 

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In this competition, exclusive to Brides Up North, one lucky reader will win all three prizes – that’s your wedding dress, bridesmaid dresses and menswear worth £2,000!  That’s a huge portion of your wedding budget taken care of!  Girls, I seriously advise that you make sure you are in it to win it.   

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Excuse the exclamation mark overload, but seriously?! This is one amazing prize! (!!)

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All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment on this post saying why you deserve the prize.  You can also enter in person at any Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive or wedding fair where you see me exhibiting. 

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The competition will close at midnight on 26 June 2012.  One entry per person, and the winner will be drawn at random.  For the full terms and conditions please see below. 

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In the meantime, let’s have a closer look at what you can win…

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Win your wedding dress, menswear and bridesmaid dresses with Award Winning Confetti & Lace

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Wedding Dress from Brides of Harrogate

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Brides of Harrogate is the largest bridal store in the North of England, right in the centre of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate with ample forecourt parking. It houses some of the most sought after bridal gowns from top designers such as Pronovias, Benjamin Roberts, Justin Alexander and more.

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There are also large bridesmaid, prom and special occasion wear departments stocking the latest styles in up to 55 colour options with sizes 6-28 catered for! As a premiere stockist of American designer Dessy.com there is a huge choice all of which can be matched to menswear waistcoats and ties – even down to bridesmaids shoes. There are large individual changing rooms and there’s even a menswear department downstairs – all under one roof!

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Your prize from Brides of Harrogate will include:

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A beautiful designer wedding gown up to £1,000 in value.

Half price fittings if required (can be either at our Leeds or Harrogate stores).

Free bottle of bubbly for the lucky bride.

Half price dry cleaning after the event.

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Bridesmaid dresses from Award Winning Confetti & Lace

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Multi-award winning Confetti and Lace of Leeds are leading providers of wedding, bridesmaid and prom dresses in Yorkshire.  With bridesmaid styles from fantastic designers as Kelsey Rose, Alfred Angelo and Impression Bridal in many colour options and in store alterations services, you’ll be spoilt for choice! .

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Your prize from Confetti and Lace will include:

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3 Bridesmaid Dresses from any of our Designer Ranges up to £200 each.

Up to 55 colour options in sizes from 8-32 (ages 2-16 for Flower Girls/Juniors).

Complimentary bubbly and drinks in store.

Half price alteration charges if required.

 

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Menswear from Yorkshire Menswear.com

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Yorkshire Menswear have a branch in Rodley, Leeds and one in the heart of Harrogate. Hire is from an amazing £49 and they are leading suppliers of Cameron Ross providing suits for weddings, black tie events, prom’s, race wear and also carry a great selection of kilts.

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Some of your party outside of Yorkshire? No problem, book with Yorkshire Menswear.com and they can provide free measure and collection via over 150 outlets nationwide! Tall and large parties catered for.

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Finalists for Best UK Groomsmen Retailer 2012 – top 5 companies in the UK!

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Your prize from Yorkshire Menswear.com will include:

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Up to 4 FREE menswear suit hire packages worth up to £400 in total from our main ranges.

Packages include 7 items including suit, waistcoat, shirt, tie, hanky and cufflinks.

2 Professional suit fittings.

Huge choice and range with jackets up to 60” chest.

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Win your wedding dress, menswear and bridesmaid dresses with Award Winning Confetti & Lace

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What are you waiting for? 

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To remind you, all you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is leave a comment on this post saying why you deserve the prize.  You can also enter in person at any Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive or wedding fair where you see me exhibiting. 

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The competition will close at midnight on 26 June 2012.  One entry per person, and the winner will be drawn at random.  For the full terms and conditions please see below. 

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Terms and Conditions

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The competition will close at midnight on 26 June 2012.

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One entry per person.

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Entries are made by leaving a comment on this post or in person at a Brides Up North Wedding Exclusive or at a wedding fair where Brides Up North is exhibiting.  Duplicate entries will not be counted. 

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Winner will be drawn at random and announced in the week following 26 June 2011.  This announcement is final and will mark the end of the competition. 

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Winner agrees to feature in a follow up interview (as reasonable) with Brides Up North. 

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Bridal gown: Total prize value of bridal gown giveaway:  up to £1,000.  Redeemable against any gown in store at Brides of Harrogate, does not apply to a ‘new order’ gown and is non-transferrable.  If the value of the dress is less than the £1,000 the difference cannot be transferred or redeemed against any other product.  It is the responsibility of the winner to pay for alterations if required and is not part of the competition/offer.  There is no cash alternative.

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Bridesmaids dresses: Three bridesmaids dresses worth up to £200 each.  Award Winning Confetti & Lace will order three new bridesmaids dresses to this value as long as the order time to the wedding is greater than five months.  The winner’s bridesmaids must be available to be measured at the time of order.  Alterations, if required must be paid for by the winner at a cost of £59 each although alterations do not need to be carried out by Confetti & Lace.  The dresses are made to order and not made to measure.  Each bridesmaid must be available to attend a minimum of two fittings during the week in normal business hours if alterations are being carried out by Confetti & Lace and the two fittings have to be at least teo weeks apart to allow for sewing and the final fitting at least one week in advance of the wedding.  There is no cash alternative.  If the style chosen is not worth £200 the difference is non transferable and cannot be used to purchase anything else apart from a bridesmaid dress from Confetti and Lace of Leeds.

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Menswear:  The prize is four x menswear hire packages up to a value of £100 each.  The package includes a shirt, suit, tie, handkerchief, waistcoat and cufflinks.  The suits can be selected from any of our vast in store ranges available from Yorkshire Menswear.com (Harrogate or Leeds branches only).  No other offer, discount or promotion can be used in conjunction with the prize.  If the suits are less than £100 each, no cash alternative will be given and the difference is non-transferrable.  Accidental Damage Waiver applies to each suit hired at a charge of £7 per suit and has to be paid for by the customer in advance of collection.  Any additional suit to be hired must be paid for in full before collection and the ‘wearers’ must be available for at least one fitting.  The suits are not made to measure and we aim to provide a ‘best fit’ service.  The offer excludes shoes and highland wear.  All suits must be hired as one party for one day’s hire.  Additional hire days must be paid for by the winner at our normal rates and paid for in advance.  Collection of suits is normally one day before the date of the wedding.  We need to have all wearers measured and suits booked at least two months in advance of the wedding date within normal working hours by appointment.

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  • miss suan pringle
    March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    i think i desrve to win this amazung prise as im an outside caterer and cake maker and would just love for somebody to meake me look beautifull for my big day , my hubby to be is so amazing he does anything and everything for me , our wedding has been put off several times to due family deaths and other important issues so i would love to win my ideal wedding x x

  • Laura C
    March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This competition is incredibly generous!

    I am planning our wedding on a very small budget and would love to be able to tell our groomsmen and bridesmaids that I can gift them their outfits, and they don’t have to pay for a thing! They have supported us through the entire planning stage and they deserve to look top-notch without shelling out a single penny. This competition could make this happen and it would be amazing to win. I am desperately looking for a registry office appropriate dress and Brides of Harrogate feature some incredible gowns. The Mr obviously deserves to look his best too and you’ve covered that also! The winner will be the best dressed wedding party around :)

  • A bride to be
    March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I think I deseave this prize because our budget is so small we have set a date in 2015, winning this prize will cut our budget considerable therefore we could move our date forward and get married sooner :-)

  • Mel
    March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, what an incredible competition. We are getting married in April next year and winning this competition would make an enormous difference to our plans. I sadly lost my dad to cancer in 2008, and in his memory we are planning our wedding to be held on what would have been his 64th birthday. For this reason, I am sure there will be more tears than usual, but we really want to make it a truly special and beautiful day so that he can look down on us and be so proud.

    My other half, and our wedding party have all been there to support me over these difficult years and to be able to reward them with such an amazing prize would be out of this world.

  • lisa prince
    March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    now i know we are all princess and every girl deserves the wedding of their dreams but i have been dreaming of my wedding day since i was little dancing around in a pillow case on my head pretending i had the viel and the white dress , i have been trying t get married t my soulmate, my best friend for 11 years and he finally set a date for us this september to get married, its only a short time away but i dream of having that white dress with him stood beside me in his handsome suit and our lil three girls in the princess dresses behind us as our flowergirls, i love him sooo much and as many of us will be saying to you money can be very tight but i am no exception t any of these other girls except i truly would love this to make my big day the best day ever

  • March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win this prize, it is an amazing offer.
    I think I deserve this prize as I have been with my other half for 10 years now, and only just got engaged last year on a beach in cyprus. We don’t have enough money saved up to even think about a wedding to be honest. But this would be a great help and then we can finally get things moving and get down the aisle to say I DO. would be great after so long of being together. We have been through so much together and it would be great to have something to look forward to, and have the date set in writing. :D

  • Sophie-Louise Buckle
    March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow what a prize. Why do I deserve to win? Compared to some women I probably don’t! I never win anything in fact I’m rather unlucky! I have a 6 month old son who absorbs all of our money right now. Our wedding budget isn’t small it’s not existent. It’s hard to justify spending money on an amazing wedding dress when there is something else my son needs. If I won it would grant me the ability to get married in a luxury dress like I (modestly) deserve. Every women should be a princess on her wedding day if I won it would make it possible xxx

  • Jenny
    March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win, but think that everyone is deserving in their own way, and has a story to tell, so I would just like to wish all the brides and grooms good luck, and keep my fingers crossed :) thank you so much xxxxxx

  • March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you for Brides up North for this opportunity, We really would feel on top of the world if we were lucky enough to win this amazing prize. After postponing our wedding for another 12 months due to a very unexpected arrival of your little girl in November 2011 we are really struggling to scape our funds together in order to pay for our wedding. After spending the last 5 months (and probably the next 18 years) running around looking after our little one, it would be fantastic to feel pampered and special in a beautiful dress that ordinarily we would not be able to afford. All in all, I cant wait to marry my amazing man and make our new little family complete. Again thank you for the chance…. xx

  • Verity Hudson
    March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    It would be an honour for me to win this wonderful wedding package as i would be able to invite my sisters to be my bridesmaids and stay at my civil ceremony venue instead of having to leave immediately after we wed.

    My parents lost their business in the recession so unfortunately I’m paying for my own wedding. I’m currently not having a “wedding party” because of cost of outfits, I’m looking at buying a second hand dress and although I’ve booked a beautiful National Trust property for the ceremony (it’s a dream – they filmed Pride and Prejudice there), we can’t afford to hire it for more than a quickie ceremony.

    I don’t want to give a sob story as I realize there are so many brides who have to save for their own wedding but the additional savings will mean we can afford to stay in the beautiful grounds and offer our guests the chance to raise a glass with us. It would change our day completely.

    Also, I’m a true Yorkshire girl and having lived in Harrogate and Leeds, i have walked past Brides of Harrogate and Conffetti and Lace, you may recognize me from standing in the window gawping! My fiance is also gorgeous so he’ll look amazing in a Yorkshire Menswear outfit!

  • March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    what a fab prize!!!! all the brides comments so far show how much each one of us deserve to win for special individual reasons,i wish everyone the best of luck!! My special reasons for deserving to win are as follows: myself and my wonderful partner are very much in ove,we have both previously been married sadly they didnt work,we met each other through friends and realised pretty quickly that we are soul mates-meant to be together!we just want to get married!!! we have had a tough 2 years, with neighbours from hell,illness and job losses,however we are determined not to let this dampen our spirits or enthusiasm!we keep going to wedding fayres to cheer ourselves up!! both our previous ceremonies were very small registry office affairs with none of the usual wedding planning/preparations! we are so much in love and truly just want to get married and spend our lives together, to be able to get married in my own gown and give my bridesmaids their own dresses would be a dream come true for me!! I know mike(my partner) would feel very much the same regarding the menswear;but he doesnt know i am entering this competition!! if i was lucky enough to win i would love to surprise him!!

  • Maureen Cox
    March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you so much to Brides Up North and the Suppliers of these gorgeous prizes. I have been with my partner for seven years now. We have been engaged for 8 months and at present we have no budget for a wedding and are thinking of 2015 to get married so we can save. We have been through so much together, at 25 he was taken to hospital for an operation on his heart which was incredibly hard for both of us as neither of us have family here so we supported each other through this very hard time. He also moved to the North of England purely due to my job offer – which may be common in these times of recession but for a young guy to sacrifice that, it is highly commendable and I would love to show him that our luck has changed by winning this fantastic prize. It could only be a good omen for our future life together!

  • linsey
    March 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    After 2 years for us to be getting married is a dream in its self we are having to cut back on most things.We cant afford photos or a video it dont really matter because all that does is me and my partner having our day to show all the people who said it wouldnt work how wrong they where and how much we trulley love each other in saying that i would like to look my best for our big day at the moment my buget aint leaving much room for choice and my partner is wearing a suit he already owens so this prize would meen everything to us and to me imperticula to walk down the aille and know i look my up most best to make my futre husband so proude and to start our futre on the best foot

  • Stephanie
    March 27, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I am getting married in August next year to my best friend, we have been together 9 years and got engaged last year. We are fusiously saving for the wedding and the budget is looking tight and we havent booked anything yet. I have three special people in my life that I would like to be bridesmaids but my research so far tells me I cant afford 3 dresses, never mind my own. It would be great to win this amazing prize. I know everyone has a story and I wont go into details but luck isnt really something my family has a lot of! Hopefully this will change the trend!

  • Leez
    March 27, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love to win this! We are still at the ‘saving-for-a-wedding’ phase, and we don’t have anything arranged yet – getting the outfits sorted might persuade my other half to finally set a date!

  • Steph
    March 27, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I’d love to win this prize… I have been searching for a dress now for almost 3 years and still haven’t found ‘THE ONE’ there are a lot that have come close, I even ordered one and then lost the deposit because it just wasn’t quite right and I felt pressured as I had trailed my family round so many shops to just get something that looked ‘nice’. I would love your help and LOVE this prize to finally make this my day to remember. Thank you!

  • Julie
    March 28, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win this amazing prize, i have been with my partner for 10 years we was due to get married but due to family problems we had to cancel, my wonderful parents was going to pay for everything for me but as i lost all our depoist that my parents had paid for us, i feel that it would not be suitable to ask again. This would be wonderful prize to win.

  • March 29, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    i would love to win this superb prize me and my fiance r planning to get married july 2013 i have 7 children and havent had much luck with past relationships till i met lukasz he is polish i am english ive never met anyone like him he takes care of me and my children so well this would complete r wedding plans and also help r budget as we cant yet afford to live together as a family.. i first would prefer to clear my debt then we can live happily together n make r lil family unit complete :) good luck to all ladys that apply .. hope to hear from your company soon .x

  • Amy
    March 29, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, what a prize!
    I would love to win this, my partner and I recently got engaged and straight away started a savings account, our wedding will be in April/May 2014. Every little girl dreams of their big day as I have, ever since I dressed up in a pair of my mums net curtains at age 5! Luckily my tastes have changed and I now dream of that perfect outfit with my bridemaids by my side, walking down the aisle to the man I have loved since I was 18 years old. I would love to win this prize, as would any other of these beautiful ladies because it would just be a dream come true – perfect!

  • Cat Williams
    March 29, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    WHAT AN AMAZING PRIZE! My partner and I are supposed to be getting married in May next year in Cyprus, though currently its on hold due to lack of finances. We are trying to buy our first home and financially a wedding has become a bit of a none starter. A prize like this would be a dream, it would make things much more easy. We’d be able to save so much money and may even be able to get our wedding booked, instead of just wishing as the date gets closer

  • Laura
    March 29, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win as I am getting married next year and would love to not have to worry about the wedding dress and bridesmaid dresses as I get closer to the date.

  • Laura B
    March 31, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow! I would LOVE to win this prize!!!!! My wedding is something I have been dreaming about since I was a little girl and winning this competition really would help to make my dream come true. Normally I never have luck with things like this but I have been more than lucky in love so you never know…fingers crossed!!!!!! Thanks for the chance to win Brides up North and good luck to all the other brides out there for their big day :) x

  • Katy Thompson
    March 31, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win this because if I don’t I fear my fiance may turn up in jeans!

  • Katie
    March 31, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Such an amazing prize!
    I would love to win this prize. It would be such a huge weight off my shoulders to know that the dresses and suits were all taken care of.You dont realise how stressfull organising a wedding is untill you have to do it yourself. Fingers cross that Brides up north will give us a helping hand. Our very own fairy godmother.Good Luck to all the other brides x

  • joanne bridge
    April 2, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    it would be AMAZING to win this. i have never won anything before, and we have been saving since we got engaged back in 2008. This would really help us to have a brilliant day as we would be able to look good without worrying about a budget.

  • Kelly Darby
    April 4, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    It would mean the world to mean to win this prize! What started as a simple affair, I’m now arranging a huge wedding and every time I have a tipple I end up asking another friend to be bridesmaid! With 6 lovely girls to please, and a beautiful flower girl, the prize would really help to reduce my stress levels! It would also ensure that the guys look desirable on our big day, as I fear leaving my better half to decide on the suits will result in disaster- no disrespect Daffyd! Best of luck everyone xx

  • Rachel N
    April 5, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    WOW what an amazing prize! I don’t know who wouldn’t feel that they deserve something like this, as everyone is likely to be struggling with finances recently. I personally love that people are still going for it and scrimping and saving to be able to say ‘i do’ despite not being able to afford all the expensive trimmings! I am getting married in April next year, and we are having a budget affair which we are saving for ourselves. This would be a major boost for us and while i’m excited at the prospect of having a luxury dress, the bridesmaids dresses and men’s suits would be amazing as all of our guests are travelling to north wales so it would be lovely for the wedding party not to have to pay for outfits as well. Good luck to everyone *fingers crossed* :)

  • T
    April 7, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win this prize as over the last three years me and my fiancé have spent a lot of time apart as he is a soldier and is so often in his army uniform! So seeing him all spruced up would be great and I know him seeing me in any of those dresses would make him proud.

  • Laura Ord
    April 7, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I don’t think I can say that I ‘deserve’ this prize any more than anyone else who has commented. However, I can say that I ‘want’ this prize! I am due to get married next August to the lovely Llwyd. He is a PhD student, so is permenantly skint :O) and so money is the only downside of planning our big day. To be helped out so generously with clothing would be a wonderful boost and lift part of the burden of budget. I’d love to be considered to win this prize, as would my 3 bridesmaids!! Please pick me!!!! haha goodluck ladies. x

  • terri louise
    April 9, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I found the man of my dreams when i met my patner, i can rember thinking if i marry this guy it will be like my cinderella dream come true!!! When he pruposed to me i felt like the lukiest woman alive, all my dreams will eventually come true when i marry him,i know this will be forever. As with many people finances are very tight at the moment, if we won this competition , regardless of what we dont have on our special day we will have each other, and if we win this competition we will look extra good, this could top off my fairlytale happy ever after :)

  • izzy
    April 9, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    to have a wedding you need lots of dosh, its a pitty for us its a luxary we not got.
    i cant tell you why i deserve this prize the most,cuz so does everyone who has written a post.
    it would be brillant to win to help with our day, it would be a massive help to send us on our way.
    but id be just at happy for anyone else who gets this prize , so good luck to all the other girls let the winner rise.

  • Siobhan
    April 10, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Myself and my partner, Luke have been together for 3 years however it has been a rollercoaster to say the least. 2 years into our relationship i had to have a kidney transplant, Luke was my rock before and has been post op. 3 weeks later Luke proposed to me on my 21st Birthday. We want to get married however financial difficultes make it hard as i’m currently on sick due to having the transplant. Winning this competition would take the pressure off of the small budget which we are working with. We have been through the worst now we look forward to building our future together. :)

  • Rebecca
    April 11, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I feel we deserve to win this prize because nearly all our budget is being spent on flying my husband to be’s family over to the North of England from South Africa as they can’t afford to get here themselves. Winning this competition would mean we would be able to bring more of his guests to the wedding! we cannot wait to share the big day with our friends and family.

  • donna taylor
    April 12, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    hi, my partner and i would love to get married. we have 5 kids and money is a bit on the tight side. only this week we were disgussing getting wed once again but the limit to our fund would be two hundred pounds i dont think it is possible to have a stunning wedding gown, bridesmaids. page boys and a good reception on two hundren pounds. it would be fabulous to win this after all what more could anyone want!!

  • melissa hobson
    April 12, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I do :0 ) x

  • Heather
    April 12, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    What an amazing prize!! This offer is so generous and whoever wins is so lucky.
    I would love to win this prize, my fiance has been an unbelievable support to me through tough times and I would love to be able to make his day for once and tell him we had won such a fab prize -he would be over the moon – I would be too! We cant wait to get married but having a baby son takes up all our finances so this would be a dream come true for Brides Up North and all the companies to help us on our special day.
    Good luck to every bride (& groom), everyone deserves this just as much x

  • Debbie Lee - Booth
    April 13, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I have known my fiance since we were 13 years old, when we first met and fell in love we were in separable, but after 4 years together we seprated for reasons i now regret .
    In time we both met and married other people but still had a great love for each other and when my marriage did not work out I tried to fine him but was un lucky. However after 28 years my look changed .
    As soon as we set eyes on each other the feelings came flooding back and it was if we had never been apart and was very qiuickly in separable again , we knew we could never be apart again.
    We so desperately wish to marry and make things as they should have been ,winning this prize would mean we could have the wedding we should have had and make our dreams eventually come true

  • Lauren Smith
    April 13, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This is such an amazing prize and like Jenny, I don’t know if I deserve it more than the other entrants here!

    All I’ll say is, I would LOVE this prize for myself, groom and my family because they’ve been such a support to me over the last few years, I suffer with mental health problems and was hospitalised around christmas, And despite all the worry, tears and fear for me. my family pulled together and got me through the bad times. I would love them to see me shining and for us all to have a massive great big family do and celebrate new beginings.

    xx

  • Holly
    April 14, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    We’ve only recently got engaged and I am now throwing myself straight into wedding planning in the hope of getting married next summer. Winning this will not only help massively towards saving some of the small budget but will also feel like plans are well underway and make it all feel real :) x

  • Kayleigh
    April 15, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This is an amazing prize, I am so lucky if found the person I want to spend the rest of my life with. Working as a theatre nurse I see a lot of tragedy which makes appreciative of what I have got. We never win anything and to win this unreal price would help us out financially! xxx

  • Vicky
    April 16, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Such an amazing prize would make what is already going to be a fantastic day even better! I’ve been with my partner now for 5 years and he means the world and more to me. I’d get married to him in a binbag, and whilst this would certainly be more memorable, having a beautifully suited and booted wedding party would make the wedding album far more attractive!

  • Amy
    April 17, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m not sure if I can say I deserve this prize more than any of the other brides-to-be, but I can say that like every other lady I want to have the most perfect wedding. I went to ‘brides of Harrogate’ (as i only live down the road) to look at dresses and unfortunately couldn’t afford to buy one so had to settle for a second hand dress instead because of cost. It would be just perfect if I could have my own dress chosen just for me.

    Amy x

  • Lauren Davis
    April 17, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win this fantastic prize as my budget is rather on the low side and winning this would mean I can spend my money on making my day enjoyable and memorable for my limited guests.

  • Laura Parkinson
    April 18, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would LOVE to win these prizes to make THE day…. my big day is all about people having fun! Ive gambled chair covers so I can have a live band!! Ive gambled starters and puddings so I can buy everyone a drink!! Every little helps and this would be a miracle!! PLEAASSEEE can I win!!! And make my dreams come true

  • Emily
    April 18, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    FARM Wedding!! My fiance and I live on a little small holding in Scotland and as we are paying for it all on a lickle budget I deserve to win as so far I will be wearing my Dickies overalls and Wellies for my special day, so everyone gets fed and watered! blimey these things are expensive! Good luck to all the blushing brides to be!

  • Fiona
    April 18, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Who wouldn’t want to win this prize and if we are not in it, then we can not grumble if we don’t win.
    After having been a single parent for 20+ years after the chidrens dad left me I am getting married again. I had always said that i would never re-marry as i believed that marriage is for life and that it would be hard to trust someone again. Now i have found that special person. I am trying to organise & buy as much as i can now on a very restricted budget – the wedding isnt till 2014, so we have a couple of years to sort it, plus I cant expect my mum to pay ! I am checking ebay daily and looking out for bargains, especially where the dresses are concerned so winning mine & 3 bridesmaids will really help as i would love all my best friends, my 2 daughters & grand-daughter to be bridesmaids, – sorting out 8 will be tricky… I may be an older bride but still wish to be a princess for the day.
    Good luck to everyone who has entered.

  • Rachael
    April 18, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing prize! like they say you have to be in it to win it so fingers crossed! I have FOUR bridemaids, my fault, as im too soft to leave anyone out! so this prize would go a long way towards getting all the dresses for my beautiful girls! a suit for my gorgeous hubby to be and of course the best bit, a dress for me! :-)

  • Vicky P
    April 18, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Such an amazing offer!! I hope the best couple win.
    Me and my husband to be have been together for 5 1/2 years since I was 14. We got engaged july 2011 after years of issues such as family deaths we can finally focus on our relationship. We are hoping for a small intmate classy wedding in 2014 which concentrates more on the meaning of marriage rather than the actual day. With a larger gathering on the evening to celebrate our new life together. We would love to win this prize and it will contribute massively to our speacial day! Good luck for everyone!! All the best. x

  • Stephanie Cameron
    April 19, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi!

    Amazing competition!

    I would love to win this competition because it would save sooo much wedding but still look AMAZING! Greig and I have booked our venue and date but as im just graduating as a primary teacher if ill have a job by my wedding …Who knows?? pretty upsetting, but hey! It will still be a geat day! This prize would really give us a lift in starting our lives together xxx

  • Amanda Myatt
    April 21, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I think I deserve to win my wedding because after 3 miscarriages I finally gave birth to a beautiful daughter but she was premature. We had to rush to buy all the bits, as we thought we still had 2 months. I had to leave university half way through my final year to look after her and at the moment we don’t even have our own house. We don’t have a lot of money and are scrimping and saving for the wedding but its difficult with a newborn, bills, etc when you’re a student with very little income. Winning my wedding would take away some of the stress and after all we want our dream wedding because it will be one day where we don’t feel like we hold the weight of the world on our shoulders and that for one day we can enjoy ourselves without worrying about money.

  • Terri Livingston
    April 21, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Hello, We would love to win this fantastic competition because
    * We would like a fantastic day and winning this would contribute to this
    *My mum would like to buy me my dress but she doesnt have a lot of money so this would save her a lot
    *We would like to share my day with my family and get them involved so would love to have all my niece and cousins girls as bridesmaids meaning 10 bridesmaid so this would help contribute
    *We would love to start off our married life without having too much debt left over from getting married so this package would really help
    *We are also never lucky enough to win anything like this so this would be amazing if this was to happen.
    Thanks for taking time out to read my reasons.
    Terri & Ben

  • Vikki Johnson
    April 21, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Just looking at this amazing prize and thinking of what I could possibly say to give me a chance to win…after reading the other posts it appears to be a tough competition! Me and my fiance are going for a ‘DIY’ wedding to try and keep the costs down as we are saving for a deposit on a house after years of renting! To help we have decided to make our cake, design and print our own invitations, decorate our venue from scratch, make favours for our guests and create our own flower displays, buttonholes and bouquets!!! I am desperately fine tuning my craft skills but have to admit that one skill is still lacking…dress making!!! I think my family, friends and most importantly my fiance would be eternally grateful if I could win a dress and suits for everyone because the alternative ‘black bag’ homemade outfit isnt exactly the theme we were going for :-) I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed…

  • April 25, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I am a Northern girl living in a Southern world :(

    I grew up in the North West but 3 years ago I left to be with my now fiance, who was stuck down South for work. Living in the South (Brighton!!) is so expensive (you could get a 5 bed house up North for what we’re paying for a 1 bed flat!) and a lot of our hard earned pennies have to be spent on living costs.

    If I were lucky enough to win an incredible prize such as this, I would be able to put money we’ve saved for a outfits into other areas of the wedding – particularly things for the guests who will have travelled 300 plus miles to spend our special day with us. I would love to arrange transport from the ceremony to the reception for them, and treat them to complimentary wine during the wedding breakfast, and possibly even provide Out of Town bags with extra goodies.

    I would love to have the chance to show my guests just how much I appreciate them joining us from so far away. After all, without them, it just wouldn’t be a proper wedding!

    Thank you for the opportunity to win such a wonderful prize x

  • Kelly Webb
    April 25, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    What an amazing competiton, I think i deserve to win, we have been engaged since May last year and are finding it very hard to save up for the wedding as with 2 children there is always something needs paying for! I have become kind of obsessed with all things wedding since the day we got engaged and im beginning to think if we cant get married soon my fiance will leave me due to my obsession lol.
    We havnt set a date yet due to financial difficulties at the minute but this would be a huge weight of our shoulders and im sure would give us the boost we need to actually plan ahead.

    I lost my dad to cancer in 2008 so on one hand the thought of getting married without him there is heartbreaking but on the other hand I am so in love with my fiance that it is something we both definately want to do.

    I am entering this without my fiance knowing so if i was lucky enough to win it would be a huge surprise for him, fingers & toes crossed! x

  • Iris Ward
    April 25, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Words cant describe how happy I am getting married to my darling bobby but I would love to wear a bespoken vintage gown for my special day.

  • Iris Ward
    April 25, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This would be such a wonderful prize.fingers crossed.x

  • Jill Brown
    April 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would be absolutely thrilled to win this prize and have the wedding of my dreams which is booked for December 3rd. At the moment I am doing all of the hairs and make ups, my own flowers and making my own cake as we are on such a small budget. This fantastic prize would definately take some of the pressure off and allow me to be the bride rather than beautician/florist/cakemaker! It would be unreal. I have 3 gorgeous bridesmaids and 2 delightful flowergirls that I would really love to do justice xxx

  • Samantha Kelly
    April 27, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would be absolutely love to win this prize, and what a fantastic prize it is. I have been with my partner over 10 years, and have 2 gorgeous children. We have been engaged 7 years and altough when we looked into the price of getting we always decided we could no way afford it.. Well only about 6 weeks ago we finally took the plunge and booked our venue, but due to trying to keep the costs down we have got a very minimal wedding party, which this prize would be a great help with as we could then have who really want in our wedding party and not just the very few weve had to go with due to expense. Although I have my fingers crossed, I wish everybody else good luck too x

  • Lottie
    April 30, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Im so excited !!! If you’d have told me 3 years ago I’d have relocated, lost almost 4 stone and changed my career I’d have laughed! After living my dreams, im now sharing new ones with the man I love! winning this prize after my hard work of dieting like a maniac and piecing together the wedding of my dreams would very much be the icing on an already sweet cake :)
    I’ve heard great things also about Brides of Harrogate and seeing as I am getting married so close by it would be lovely to be able to buy locally.

    Good luck to everyone else and have a lovely W day.

    xxxxxx

  • Tamsyn Williams
    April 30, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This is an amazing prize.

    I would love to win this prize to say a HUGE thank-you to my partner, who is working all hours so that we can save up for our BIG day. He does so much for our children and he is my rock.

  • Emma L
    May 2, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m getting married in Harrogate in September, so would love to be fully suited and booted by these wonderful local, Yorkshire suppliers . Our clothing budget is currently very low and although my gorgeous bridesmaids and our best man have offered to buy their own outfits – it would mean a great deal to us to be able to provide these for them. Good luck to everyone.

  • Anna Kousoulou
    May 2, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win this prize as we are struggling to be able to afford everything for our wedding, particularly the outfits. I would love to be able to give the bridesmaid’s and groomsmen’s outfits as a gift, as they have been there for us during so many problems for many years and they deserve it. Winning would also mean we would have a budget to buy our parents a real thank you gift, for all the time, love and patience they have shown us (well, me) during some very dark times. This marriage marks a new start and I want it to be as perfect as it can, as I have found the perfect person to share it with.

  • kelly
    May 2, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    oh my god this is the perfect prize!!
    my fiance is current working 12hours a day as a civil servant, to save up for the wedding/deposit for a house.

    i am in need of an operation to break my leg in the next couple of months so he trying to build hours up so he can look after our son.
    We have got a very low budget this would help us show that the last 5 years have been the best days of our lives, im not feeing you a sob story but he doesnt feel appreciated what so ever so if we won this he would know im trying my hardest to help him.

    so i have my fingers&&toes crossed. x
    kelly

  • Naomi Malarkey
    May 3, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win this competition :) We get married 25.05.2013 at Villa Farm and I have two adult bridesmaids and a 10 year old bridesmaid who I want to look beautiful :)
    Thanks :)

    Shes been dreaming
    ’bout her wedding dress
    since she was a little girl..
    white with lace, and flowing,
    accents made of pearl
    Mother watches daughter
    trying on the dresses….
    her daughters now a future bride
    and the older one confesses,
    she sees that little girl, again..
    her eyes sparkling with joy,
    playing bride in bedroom sheets
    and dreaming ’bout a boy….
    She grew up…she met a man
    who swept her off her feet..
    they fell in love,he proposed to her,
    and now her lifes complete…
    Daughter’s eyes are dancing, now..
    shes found the perfect fit…
    mother smiles proudly..
    This one’s surely it..
    Daughter turns to mother
    I love it-watcha think…??”
    mother grins , she love it too,
    then gives the girl a wink..
    And in that very moment,
    mother sees the change occur,
    standing, now,in front of her
    a woman – not a girl.

  • Melanie Thornton
    May 7, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Oh wow, what an amazing competition. I have been reading this blog for quite a while gathering wedding ideas and there is some very beautiful ones. I would absolutely LOVE to win this package. My fiance and I have been together since we were both 17. I move to Australia with my parents at the 5 and moved back after a very rough few years in August 2001 at age 16 and 6 months later I met Stephen and we have been together since. We have 3 beautiful children together, aged 3, 5 and 7. We were supposed to be getting Married March this year but we lost a baby a few months before late into my pregnancy. We have gone through so much, homelessness, baby loss, my parents divorcing and my stepfather living with us for 18 months but more than 10 years on, we are stronger than ever. Our wedding date is now the 17th September, exactly 6 months after our 10 year ‘anniversary’ of the 19th March. Our eldest is also so very excited that we are finally getting married. We are on a small budget but we will be doing it and winning this competition would be it all the more special.

  • tracy tattersall
    May 11, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    i think i deserve to win this as i have been married before and it was a total shame i didn’t even get to choose my dress or the color scheme as the ex in laws did this even made my dress which was too big and all day i felt uncomfortable i would love a designer wedding dress and would love to have at least 3 brides maids which last time i had one – NOT MY Choice. Please give me this opportunity to win this great prize i am now divorced and cannot afford the dream wedding with my new partner we have been together for 2 years and trying our best to save up but i know that we will never be able to afford the dress i am dreaming of please give me this opportunity to have the dream dress as i have the dream partner at last and no interfering in laws. this competition would give us a step in the right direction please please give me a chance

  • nicola randle
    May 13, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Like so many brides to be i am itching to win this amazing prize. I am currently struggling with affording my dream wedding, having to pay for it all ourselves, and this would be an amazing help! Its not just my wedding i have to afford but also my maid of honour, who will be getting married a year after me and my other maid of honour who i am quite sure will be soon getting engaged! It is going to be an expensive 3 years and i also need to try and find money for a morgage. Any help is yearned for and much appreciated!

  • Lulu
    May 13, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    What a fantastic competition! The chance to take a whole lot of stress off the bride and groom to be! I feel I deserve to win this as I have been with my gorgeous man for 6 years since we were teenagers! After a beautiful proposal we are starting to plan the wedding but funds are low. This would be a wonderful kick start to our plans! What a dream come true this would be! x

  • May 13, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I think this is amazing competition I deserve to win because I just want to get married but cannot afford much at the moment. This is due to me being a law graduate and having spen a fortune on my education cannot afford anything for my wedding next year. The whole thing is after having a degree in law cannot even get a legal traineeship so unfair cause I have worked so hard. I have been saving like crazy though with a temp job as a pa I will never afford to get married . I would love the fact that your package offers the possible chance of me getting married next year it would be truly amazing if I could win and marry the man of my dreams …..I can only dream

  • Kat Wright
    May 13, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    It’s a tough time for everybody finacially at the moment, especially those of us tightening our belts to save for a wedding. Whoever wins it is very lucky. I never win anything and I’m not sure that I ‘deserve’ to win this, but you have to be in it to win it… It’d certainly help us out a lot to ease the financial pressure. :) Good luck everybody, and I hope everybody’s big day is everything they wish for. :)

  • Jade
    May 14, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    My fiance and i would be over the moon to win this amazing prize, We are currently still saving hard for our wedding, to win this prize would ultimately be wedding day changing for us xx

  • Paula
    May 14, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow how fantasic is this competition!! I am a northan girl engaged to a northan boy! Having recently got engaged we have set a date for 2014. This is maily due to costs. I lost my dad to a brain tumour only a few years ago and he never got to see his daughters get married. Any cost related to a wedding is normally high so to win ths competition would be amazing. Good luck to all xx

  • Victoria Harris
    May 17, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I think we deserve to win this amazing prize, because me and my fiance don’t get to spend much time with our family and friends due to work, so this wedding is an occasion to bring everybody together for a very rare but special time, and winning our wedding outfits would help to make our dream wedding a reality. We have 3 bridesmaids and 3 Groomsmen and for us all to be looking incredible for the photos, would be a memory we would cherish and never forget!
    It is very hard for us to plan this wedding as we travel so much and we want it to be perfect, but winning this would be such a weight off our minds and we would be forever grateful! xx

  • Ashlee jenkinson
    May 17, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I feel I deserve to win this fantastic prize as we have just brought our wedding forward from may 2015 to may 2013 due to my nan recently being diagnosed with both skin cancer and dementia and it is very important to me that she is there, doing this has more than halved my estimated budget and leaving us struggling and without our fairy tale wedding xx

  • Pick Me :-) - Laura
    May 17, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Me and my partner Daniel met three years ago and the relationship has been an amazingly fast whirlwind, he swept me off my feet and I have never looked back!

    We got together in the January, moved in together in the April, it was a relationship that just felt right from the beginning.

    We haven’t had it easy though, it has been a pretty rough ride. When we met I was looking for work and as you know it is pretty tough out their! I managed to find a job in the April but when my 6month review came round, the company wasn’t busy and they let me go, it was such a shock!

    Daniel is a self employed photographer and mainly does work for furniture, jewellery companies, golf courses, beauty salons etc. He met a guy at a business for breakfast meeting who told Daniel he was looking for a PA…perfect you would think!!

    I started working for this guy in October, along side Daniel doing his photography for him. It was going well and I was working from home, travelling with him to meetings and training courses. But we started to get worried around Christmas when he had hardly paid me or Daniel a wage (he was saying he was having a few difficulties, so of course we gave him the benefit of the doubt!)

    As Christmas grew closer the list of excuses for not paying either of us grew longer, I started to get really upset as our first Christmas together should have been amazing but instead we where left wondering how we where going to afford to keep paying the monthly rent along with all our other bills!

    Our first Christmas turned out to be a very quiet one, we couldn’t even afford presents for each other, and we got through it only because we have such good family around us! It got to a point at the start of the new year where I had to sell my car…my gorgeous mini cooper that I had saved up for and bought outright. I had no choice it had to go so we could afford to live!

    We tried to look forward from then onwards, forget about the awful crook who ripped us off, and I again started to look for work while Daniel tried to do as much as possible to keep us afloat!

    Towards the end of February we had a lovely surprise…I was expecting our first child! Finally we had something positive to look forward to! The year continued to get better as I again found temporary work in April and the company made me permanent in July.

    I started my maternity in late October and our gorgeous son, Harry James was born on the 19th November 2010, we where now an amazing little family!

    The next Christmas bound to be so much better, our new son and surrounded by family, and you know what, it was, Daniel proposed to me in front of all our family over Christmas dinner!

    While I was off on my maternity a house came up for sale in the small village I grew up in and where my Dad still lives, me and Daniel went to look at it and thought it had great potential! We put in an offer and was ecstatic to find out it was accepted, this meant we could live in the village and pay a mortgage towards something we own for less that what we where paying each month in rent.

    This next bit is why we need your help…all our savings had to go on the deposit for a house, with deposits being so high at the moment it was again left to family to help us get the full amount for the deposit.

    So now we have no savings, this was our only opportunity to get on the housing ladder and we had to grab it!

    After getting the keys for the house it was clear it needed total renovation from top to bottom, luckily my father is a self employed joiner so of course he was already expecting to do the vase majority of the work. However this left us with another problem, the house is in an unliveable condition and we could not afford to carry on paying rent and a mortgage.

    So we have had to packed up and for the past year we have been living with Dad, we have taken over his once peaceful house with lots of baby toys and noise, his conservatory is now full with the contents of our last home. Also as you can imagine trying to live in one room with a small baby is quite testing!

    We would just love the chance to become one family, and we know that with the savings gone, building work continuing and never ending bills the chance of us paying for a full wedding is very slim to none for a very long time, is there any chance you could help us??

  • Sophie
    May 18, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    What a fabulous competition, Myself and my partner have been engaged now for 3 years, after the birth of our son, we are finding it hard to even think about being able to afford our dream wedding day. This prize would cut a trumendous amount away from our budget and would make everyone feel like prince and princesses. A dream prize for a dream day! Amazing!

  • bryony
    May 21, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This is a very generous prize and I think any bride-to-be deserves to win this and each has there own unique story to tell so before I leave my comment I wish everyone the best of luck and hope you all have amazing wedding days. My day is never going to be the day I planned as I lost my dad in november 2011 2weeks after his 57th birthday to metastatic pancreatic cancer which was so agressive it took him within 8 weeks of him finding out, Although I got to say good bye and he passed away holding my hand Ive still lost my best friend and that has changed everything, his funeral has put a massive strain on our budget as I have been left to pay it all off meaning I have no dress or bridesmaid dresses as yet and the way things are going our wedding in july next year may have to be called off until we can start saving again, but my dads funeral had to be the best as to me he was the best, neither of my parents will be there as I dont speak with my mam so have no financial help from the family so it would be a dream come true to win this prize.

  • Suze
    May 21, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow, what an amazing competition! It would be fantastic to win a gorgeous wedding dress alone so to have all your bridesmaids and groomsmen catered for as well is a great opportunity! I’ve never been one for entering competitions before as I always think ‘what are the odds that it’s me’ but after getting engaged and hoping for my dream wedding next year I’ve realised the cost soon adds up and this competition is too good not to enter! My wedding is on a very tight budget and this would help make my dream day come true! I can’t say I deserve it anymore than all you other brides and whoever wins this competition is one lucky lady! I can’t stop looking at that dress in the second picture, it’s absolutely stunning! Good luck everyone :)

  • Cheryl
    May 31, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    10 years together and two small children. Our family is complete. After putting our wedding off too have a family we have now finally booked our wedding for sept 2013. This would be a huge help to our wedding budget. Fingers crossed our dream could be that bit more special. X

  • Mags
    May 31, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I think we deserve this prize as I am planning the wedding on my own while looking after our 10 year old and 7 month old while my future husband works hard defending our waters. Jase is in the Royal Navy and during his deployment to Iraq, I realised that there is no possible way I could ever live without him. Having him away with the Navy is really hard (especially given that he was in Portsmouth when I went into labour in Leeds with our son at 4 in the morning!!!) but life with him makes it worth it. Winning this prize would be like an award for all the lonely nights planning the wedding without my wonderful sailor. Winning this prize would also make him so happy and our sons will look amazing in their suits beside Jason in his uniform.

  • Mel
    May 31, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win this prize. I met my fiance during our college years and it was love at first sight, we have been together ever since and it is now coming up to 11 years. He is always there for me and we would love nothing more to celebrate our love in front of our family and friends and get married. We had managed to save a nice amount of money to hopefully get married in summer 2013 however just as we were about to first book the wedding date a couple of weeks before xmas my dad became ill wilth heart failure and we had to postpone our plans as the future was uncertain, i am really close to my dad and his health was more of a concern, he got alot better in the new year and is now on correct medication. Myself and my fiance then had a chance to think about our wedding again and decided we would continue to book and go for the date we had planned in 2013. In the March this year my mam left my dad for another man and they are currently going through a divorce, my world as i knew it has shattered and again the wedding is on hold as i may have to use my wedding money to help my dad pay for the divorce. I have been very depressed lately and when i heard about this competition it gave me hope that if i could save on having to buy these items i may still be able to have my 2013 dream wedding.

  • Natasha Loines
    May 31, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I guess every bride deserves to look beautiful on their big day….I guess after losing 5 stone…..i’d like to be able to be a beautiful bride …what an amazing prize :)

  • May 31, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    wow what an awesome competition! it would be great to win! :D the dresses are just gorgeous. I’ve been trying to plan my wedding for the past year, and things just keep getting harder, so it’s all on hold *sigh* hopefully by winning, things will speed up! :D thank u xx

  • Raquel
    June 1, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This would be an amzing prize to win!! My fiance and I have a very small budget for our wedding and have had to scrape every penny together, winning this would mean we could free up some oney to make it extra special :)

  • Lauren
    June 2, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    What a fantastic competition! The reason that I would like to win this is because my partner and I work very hard for everything we have. We are saving as much as possible in order to afford the wedding we would both like so much. It would be amazing to have some help towards our dream day – and the dresses at Confetti and Lace are beautiful!

  • clair
    June 2, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow all i can say is that i’m no more deserving than anyone else and i won’t go into what a struggle things have been, but what i will say is how much i love my fiance and winning this prize would make our day so very special! I would like everyone to feel like a million dollars on our wedding day and for my fiance to think wow! when i walk down that aisle x

  • rebecca morris
    June 2, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I am entering my daughter Rebecca for this competition,(she doesnt know). Her and her boyfriend have just announced their wedding date for June 29th 2013, this date just happens to be me and my husbands anniversary (it will be 28yrs) and also my mum and dads (they will be 52yrs) and also it was my great grandmothers anniversary date too). Rebecca contracted pneumococcal meningitis at 4 months old was told she wouldnt survive the night , she had a guardian angel with her and pulled through but left her profoundly deaf in her left ear and severe in her right, six weeks after coming home she developed pneumonia and again got better. When she went to school she got bullied and i had to move her to another school.She has also been diagnosed with poly-cystic ovaries She is now nearly 21yrs old got a job and passed her driving test, I am really proud of her. Her boyfriends mum died at the age of 48 due to cancer, so i think to win this for them both would be fantastic and a real surprise. i am so proud of her achievements.

  • Kirsty Hodgson
    June 6, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This competition is fabulous!…its everything I could dream of!
    I think I deserve to win this competition as this year has so far been very tough!….I had to cancel my wedding which was suppose to be on 26th August 2012 due to my fiances business going bust. I have also had to become part carer for my dad after suffering a heart attack at the age of 46 aswell as look after my 3 beautiful boys and work full time in a hospital!
    This competition would mean that I could set another date for my wedding (ASAP) and I would get a dress I really want instead of an ebay bought wedding dress and I could have my sisters being my bridesmaids =)

  • Claire b
    June 6, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I know everyone has had their up’s and downs. But I think I deserve to win this competition as I want to look beautiful for once, I’m a plus size girl and have never felt beautiful in a dress and I know you can do this for me. Fingers crossed for all you lovely girls who have entered xx

  • elaine
    June 10, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi, I believe i deserve to win as due to a big family I have 8 bridesmaids!!! Therefore the help of a bridal dress, menswear and 3 bridemaid dresses would really help towards the ever unreachable budget at the moment!!! We want to have out perfect day but it seems so far away at the moment regardless of the savings we are making :-) please help!! Thanks Elaine x

  • Laura B
    June 10, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Confetti & Lace is such a beautiful shop and it would be a dream to win this competition! It goes without saying that it would be a huge weight lifted off the shoulders of whoever wins as organising a wedding is stressful whoever you are! To have the bride, bridesmaids and menswear sorted would mean we could get to relax and really enjoy the planning of the wedding not just the day itself x

  • Nicky
    June 11, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Whichever Bride wins this competition is a lucky lady….so I guess I have a chance too :) ..Its took me 100 dates exactly to meet my fiance…so that was 99 frogs, before I met Mr Bean (or should that be Prince!! heehee) ..Like all the other brides any help towards keeping the cost of the wedding down, is appreciated…a wonderful generous opportunity!! Here’s hoping the wedding fairy is looking down on us…Good luck lovely ladies! x x x

  • June 11, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Thank you so much for this amazing competition. We would love to win as we have been engaged for 7 years and have just set the date. Trying desperately hard to save up. Goodluck everyone xxxxx

  • Tori
    June 11, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I’m in my 40′s, this will be my ‘first’ and only wedding and I will need something that suits a blushing bride of a certain age! I’ve waited this long so hope together we can make it something special.

  • Kimberly
    June 11, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Been with my fantastic fiance for 10 years next year and we are finally getting married! We are finding it so hard saving and would love a little help, this would be a dream come true, fingers and everything crossed!

  • Carley
    June 11, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Omg what an amazing prize! We are getting June next year and have such a small budget as we have just had a baby! We would love a little help, it would be a dream come true and I’l finally share the same surname as my 2 boys!! Goodluck everyone! X

  • Shona
    June 12, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Aw Julia this is such a lovely prize and it would make any brides dream come true. I would love to win this prize (who wouldn’t!) We would like to keep our wedding a local affair by only involving Northern suppliers. From our favours to our flowers we have kept things as local as possible and this would be the icing on the cake x

  • Stephanie Eyster
    June 14, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I believe My Fiance and I deserve to win this prize because we are planning a wedding in just 9 short months. We have picked a date in 9 months because my Fiance is currently serving in the Army and stationed in Afghanistan. In order to finally be able to live together when he gets home from Afghanistan the marriage must come first so we have pushed up the date! I am extremely excited and cannot wait to spend the rest of my life with him but, Weddings are not cheap and we have no savings for the close approaching date. This prize would mean the world to me and would would help immensely in being able to achieve this dream of marring and finally being able to see the love of my life everyday.

  • sarah
    June 14, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    i think i deserve to win i have been wanting to get married to my boyfriend since we got engaged and haven’t been able to get the money together we have 3 lovely children and we we would rather spend our money on them then our self i have never won or had anything like this happen to me before and would make me really happy to finely have something like this happen to me i know my story isn’t a sob story but why should they always get everything good to happen to them thanks sarah xxxx

    • Kerrie cox
      June 15, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

      I am writing to nominate myself and my wonderful man for the wedding compition. 
       
      Our paths have only crossed due to the tragic circumstances that we have met.  We met through an online support group for young widows.  We both were happy marriages before our spouses were cruelly taken away from us.  He makes me feel life is worth living again.  We can totally be ourselves with each other and we know that our lost loved ones will always play a massive part in our lives. I never thought I could find love again but John completes mine and the children’s world from what I thought was shattered beyond repair.

  • Lucy Robertson
    June 15, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Every bride deserves to be a princess for the day and I would love to win this offer and be able to share the prize with so many important people in my life would be superb!

  • Kayleigh
    June 15, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    What an amazing prize! I have been with my lovely man for 5 years now and like most cost is a massive issue for us. We have a wedding in our heads for around 2015-2016. Aggges away I know but this is due to him taking on a lot of financial burden so I can begin training to be a social worker. Money is going to be very very tight from September and I can just keep seeing this becoming a more and more distant memory! Knowing that I can still have my dream Justin Alexander dress and that our wedding party will be well dressed would be amazing. This would really lift the burden for us and take a lot of pressure off us to be able to have our dream wedding closer than we think!

  • Liz Harvey
    June 18, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win this giveaway because we have put our wedding off for over two and a half years so we can better ourselves professionally. A lot of couples enter marriage quickly instead of enjoying this stage. Although we have enjoyed it, I would really like to finalize our wedding plans, but we have no idea where to start. This would be a wonderful starting point! Thank you so much for this opportunity.

  • SHONA
    June 18, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This is a great prize and would be fantastic to win, our wedding is not until November 2013, and this prize will help with reducing costs. We are both remarrying and we are making our children aged 7 and 1 our best man and chief bridesmaid, in order to make the wedding is one to include our children who mean the world to us.

  • Vicki
    June 18, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    my comment has vanished?! :( Maybe I’m not destined to win after all….

  • Frances
    June 19, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This prize, this competition is so special and exciting! I am just an average girl who in the past six months since I have gotten engaged has been floating in the clouds….. I am going to marry the man of my dreams and I really feel like I have found my prince charming and my inner princess is coming out!!! To win would be the icing on the cake, it would make an already unforgetable day for me and my family an event you wouldn’t dare to dream of being so good, and it would add so much fun an excitement for my wonderful man and his family. He already created a wonderful, surprise engagement and this would be the ultimate way to repay him,
    love you bridesupnorth and all the the b2b’s out there, all the best, a very loved up Frances.
    #pickmeplease!!!

  • Lucy
    June 20, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Ok so looks like all the other brides-to-be’s have mentioned every reason under the sun, so im going to be honest. I want to win this competion simply because i want to have a beautiful wedding day. SIMPLE! :)

  • Ruthers
    June 21, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would be incredibly grateful to win this prize because my fiancé, Brendan and I are going through a tough time. Brendan is a chef and works through an agency, so he has no guaranteed work week to week. This was okay except for the quite times because I worked a good full time job. However, I have recently lost my job, and whilst I am working hard to find another job, I have not had any luck so far. We have some savings but losing my job is going to eat into this and we have no idea what we are going to do to fund our wedding planned for 1 June 2013. We have booked our venue and registrar, but we still have to book everything else. Any help towards our wedding down would be amazing!
    Rathini

  • June 21, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I think everyone deserves to win whatever the story and it’s all down to luck in the end. So good luck to everyone and lets hope luck is on our side :)

  • amy whyte
    June 22, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    i think i deserve to win because i have the most amazing husband to be an to win this would just be perfect with us having such a low budget i know winning this would make us look stunning

  • Sarah Murray
    June 22, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Every bride deserves their dream dress and perfect day regardless of the reason and I’m sure every bride to be will have the most magical time of their lives regardless of winning or losing, small budget or endless wads of cash… I don’t have a real reason about ‘deserving’ to win.. other than Wow a designer dress up for grabs and I WANT it. It’s a selfish reason.. but an honest one. Good luck to everyone :) x

  • Laura B
    June 22, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Amazing Prize! I would like to win so that we can finally set a date after 10 years together. x.

  • amy jacobs
    June 22, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    This would do so much for our wedding if we were to win. For a long time I didnt even contemplate getting married because of the cost! but this year I decided to propose to my boyfriend with it being a leap year and all that!! he said yes! we are on a very tight budget (i dont even have an engagment ring yet!!!! ) and as my parents are unable to contribute, (not that it matters, In this day and age its a luxury for a brides parents to be able to pay for the whole thing) we are saving all our spare money for the party of our lives. I am looking at having to buy a second hand dress at the moment as I have quite expensive taste as it turns out lol! dont we all! so to have a brand new dress would make me very happy! To save on the pennies already I am making all of my decorations from scratch, im in the process of collecting material for my bunting and jars and bottles for the table decorations. I have a friend to help me with my cake and even designing the invites myself! Its going to be a lot of hard work but im very excited and im sure we will make the day perfect. my dream wedding dress would be the icing on the ‘wedding’ cake!!! xxx

  • Wendy
    June 22, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    We are planning our beach wedding with our 6 year old daughter and 2 year old son! They are my pride and joy and this prize would help us to make this family dream wedding into a reality! I want our day to be a precious memory for both of our children more than anything, and a gift like this would be so amazing! Im not expecting to win though, never even won a goldfish, lol! X

  • Lorraine Reid
    June 22, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would like to win this fantastic prize , I met my future husband just over a year ago and we have set a date to get married next year. he is so special , he has been accepted by my 5 children and 2 grand children as part of the family and I was accepted by his mum from day one , even though I was so nervous as I am 9 years older than my beloved husband to be. To win this would be amazing and would help us so much, I am having my best friend and my daughters as bridesmaids and grand daughters as flower girls and the best man is my futures husbands best friend from school, who hasnt seen face to face for about 20 years.

  • Claire Leverett
    June 23, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would like to win this prize as we have such a small budget and it would be lovely to be able to have an amazing dress and feel like an angel for the day.

  • Amy Wiles
    June 24, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win this prize, as we are planning our wedding on a budget like most people, and it would be lovely to have our wedding party in some fabulous clothing. XXX

  • June 24, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    my 2nd marriage my husband to be 1st would nice for him to see me and daughtter and granddaughter looking nice

  • Kirsty Parkinson
    June 24, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi! Our wedding date is November 15, 2013. We deserve this prize because we met on twitter :) & my hubby-to-be also got my engagement ring from twitter! & the jeweller who supplied it is now going to be his best man at the wedding. We’re a quirky couple who haven’t sorted dresses or suits out yet! x

  • Kirsty Parkinson
    June 24, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi! Our wedding date is November 15, 2013. We deserve this prize because we met on twitter :) & my hubby-to-be also got my engagement ring from twitter! & the jeweller who supplied it is now going to be his best man at the wedding. We’re a quirky couple who haven’t sorted dresses or suits out yet :) x

  • Krystal
    June 24, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I am pretty sure my comment will fall inline with most other brides, but we are on an extremely tight budget. We are getting Married in September and along with the wedding we have decided to buy a house this month. We have decided to sink most of our money into that, considering we were blessed with twins 2 years ago July. Winning this competition would take so many things off our list of to do! Good luck to everyone who has entered and fingers crossed my name is picked!!

  • Bev
    June 24, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    What a kind and generous prize to have arranged. This will really make the difference to a fantastic couple who truly deserves it. Good luck to everyone and enjoy all of your special days with or without the expensive trimmings! So far my budget doesn’t include photographer, flowers, transport or cake, but I’m going to roll with it and make the most of what we’ve got and enjoy having everyone together! Charity shop wedding dress, here I come!x

  • Helena
    June 24, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi, wow, what a generous offer
    Well where to start, I would like to win this fab offer as it would help me and my fiancé immensely
    Haven got together out of supporting each other in the bad relationships we were in we have always had to watch pennies as we had relationship expenses to settle from our prev partners.
    We had planned to go on holiday and Marry whilst there on the cheap but I fell pregnant so that scuppered that plan lol
    Another daughter later and two sets of parents spending more time at the hospital for this and that we decided now was the time as we want our precious folks there and I want my Pops to walk me down the aisle.
    So far I’ve borrowed a tiara and veil, ring cushion and bought two used dresses off eBay for bridesmaids, I’ve bought some fake flowers and made my bouquet and plan to make cupcakes for my wedding cake so this beautiful prize would just add the sparkle and lushness I could never afford
    Thanks again, Helena x

  • amber palumbo
    June 24, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    We would love to win this fantastic competition as would love to see the looks on the faces of our lovely bridesmaids and groomsmen that they get the gift of a gorgeous outfit! Winning a prize like this would just top the existing excitement levels about our wedding if that’s even possible!

  • Katie Ferguson
    June 24, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win the competition as me and my fiancé are on a very tight budget and currently I am jobless and his job is temporary so we are worried about where we are going to get the money from to pay for the rest of the wedding. I have seen my dream bridesmaid dresses in confetti and lace but we are struggling to get money to pay for them. You would make us a extremely happy bride and groom to be! Thank you x

  • Amy Ormonde
    June 25, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win this prize for my Sister-in-law Lucy who I am Matron of Honour to next June! She is such a lovely caring person and really deserves a bit of a treat! (not to mention i would wear one of the fantastic bridesmaid dresses)! Good luck to all the brides I am sure everyone deserves to win! x x x

  • Rachel Webster
    June 25, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    My Fiance & I are both Lay Chaplains in Catholic secondary schools in the diocese of Leeds and as such getting married is an expensive busy when you live and work for the Church. We are both devoted to our faith & to one another. For me to walk down the aisle in a dress as stunning as the one I’d be given from this competition would be not only a blessing but a memory that will last an eternity. We have waited for one another both chasted in love and spiritually..at 27 this is a pretty long time to wait in todays world to share a bed and knowing he is the one and only makes my life complete.

  • Leanne
    June 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Wow!!! This prize sounds amazing. I would love to win all these great prizes as im getting married this October and I still don’t have the groomsmen outfits or bridesmaid dresses. We had our children before marriage ( backwards I know) and so we don’t have a big budget. As long as I have my husband to be I’m sure the rest will fall into place!!!

  • June 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Fantabulous prize Julia!! However I don’t have a heart wrenching story to go with my plee!.. naturally, i would just like to win and obviously feature on Brides Up North again ;-) x

  • Serena berry
    June 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    Hi! I think I deserve this prize as I feel this would complete my fairy tale wedding. I’ve had some bad luck a few years ago and thought I would never meet my dream man, but I was lucky and here I am planning my wedding! I am also a student midwife from this year and as you know students are skint! I also think my daughter would look beautiful in this bridesmaid dress and we both could be real princesses for the day :-)

  • Sarah Kenyon
    June 26, 2012 | Permalink | Reply

    I would love to win these wonderful prizes, It would be an honor to wear a such beautiful dress, it would make my day so extra special- plus financially, it would be a weight off my shoulders. I’ll keep my fingers and toes crossed! good luck to everyone who has entered. ( and good luck to me!!! Lol)

  • Tawana T
    October 29, 2013 | Permalink | Reply

    I would haved loved to win, wish there were more prizes like theis. To help others out there. My fiance just purposed to me, wish i had this oppurtunity.

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Former lawyer and bride to be Julia founded Brides Up North in 2010 with a chip on her shoulder. Frustrated by the poor Northern presence in glossy bridal magazines and online, she decided to do something about it herself. Astounded by the rapid growth of her blog and brand, Julia now manages Brides Up North’s online content alongside their busy wedding exhibition season, industry events and related commissions. And she’s always, always, got a new project on the go…

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