Time for one lucky wedding blog reader to be very very very very very spoilt indeed.
The Harrogate Wedding Lounge and Brides Up North are offering one lucky wedding blog reader the chance to win their WEDDING DRESS & ACCESSORIES to the value of £1500!
All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment on this post telling Brides Up North why you should win.* It’s that easy!
The COMMENTS link is right at the bottom of the post, underneath the Facebook and Twitter icons, in the Posted In section. Just click on Comments.
The competition will close on 30 November 2011 at midnight.
Good luck everyone! I have my fingers and toes crossed for you (which makes wedding blogging more difficult than usual)!
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I could tell an untruth and say that if I won I’d give my wedding dress fund to a home for orphans but, in truth, my wedding dress fund probably wouldn’t stretch very far.
I’m looking at a couple of hundred pounds as my budget (although you could buy an awful lot of Haribo for that, to be fair!) and I don’t mind at all – I’m happy to be getting married to my best friend and you can buy a perfectly pretty dress for that amount of money.
If I won this competition, however, I could have a WOW dress and lets face it we’d all secretly like a WOW dress.
The chance to be pampered would be nice too. I (like a lot of women, I know) have self esteem issues coming out of my ears and I’m kind of dreading the dress shopping part but the people at The Harrogate Wedding Lounge sound determined to make each bride feel special and they don’t sound at all scary.
My essay about why I should win, summerise: think of the Orphans and their Haribo.
Hiya I’m going to be short blunt and very honest, I have only a small budget for a dress talkin 200 at most 🙁 this would make my dreams come true 🙂 I’ve never ever in my life won anything so I’m keeping all my fingers and toes crossed that I win this 🙂 I know its a long shot as I haven desperate sob story etc just ull make this little bride to be very very very happy 🙂
Hi I would like to win it for my best friends they should have got married in July but had to cancel because of him getting laid off 🙁 he got another job and booked it for may next year and has just found out he’s getting laid off next week ! 🙁 with only one able to work I don’t want them to cancel again and it would be great if Stacey could win her dress this would make her dream come true, they have had a lot of bad luck recently and I jus want them to have an amazing wedding . 🙂 I love them sooo much and they have heped me through loosing a baby a couple of week a go would love to win them this amazing prize xxx
Okie doke, well rubbish as I am at these things, here’s a try, cause you gotta be in it to win it, right?
Okay well I am getting married in 8 months and 29 days to my soulmate, Myke, and we really want to have a wedding to remember, that we won’t be paying for for the rest of our marriage. As such, we are having a different and quirky wedding ( we are going bowling instead of the breakfast as this is where we met!) Other things are still having to take a budget drop though, so if I was to win, I could have the dream dress as well as the dream guy!
So this is my attempt at winning, and well done to whoever gets it. I guess I’ve already been lucky enough to meet Myke, but I figured I may get lucky again! xx
I first met Tony in the summer of 1984 and we fell in love and got engaged. I was a student at the time and my parents thought we were too young to wed, so sadly we bowed to pressure and shortly after the relationship ended.
In the years that followed we both married and coincidentally both lost our partners to cancer.
26 years later – April last year – Tony tracked me down via Facebook. We met, fell in love all over again and are now going to be get married in April 2012.
You have to admit this is an amazing story, so I think we deserve an amazing wedding. Thank you xx
I would love to win a beautiful wedding dress and accessories! Having been engaged for 7 years now… It is time to finally get married. Since getting engaged we have had 2 lovely little girls 33 mths & 17 mths, which has hindered any wedding plans. I had to give up work as I couldn’t commute and look after girls properly… so wedding was put on hold even further. Winning this prize would mean the world to us and we can finally tie the knot and join the family as one 🙂
I’m planning our wedding on a shoestring budget. Its not about having the best party, its about marrying your best friend. But our families have to travel a long way to get here so I want to be able to show them some excellent hospitality. Not having to spend money on a dress means I can afford to have a nice dinner instead of finger foods.
Would be a dream come true to be able to win the competition and be able to spend that amount of money on one of the beautiful dresses they have!!
So excited to get married in 2013 and winning the comp would just top it all off!
I am getting married next year in September,i am so excited! I think it would be amazing to win this prize! Everyone works on a tight budget now days so to have a bit more freedom would make it more amazing! I am rubbish at these things so i shall leave it at that. Goodluck to everyone and either way we shall all have amazing wedding days 🙂
My H2b and I met at university, and have spent our entire relationship living off a measly student budget trying to make ends meet. As we plan to get married, I have been given the opportunity to carry on studying for my PhD – something which means it was a choice between earning, or studying for a better future together. We chose to plan for the future, which means we’ll be living off beans on toast for another three years!
To not have to worry about scraping together the money for a gown of my dreams would be amazing.
I’d love Harrogate Wedding Lounge to transform me from Yorkshire Pudding to Yorkshire Princess…Ohhh! Will it be a slinky Ronald Joyce? Or a MGNY?? Or will they dress me in Maggie Sottero…?! The possibilities are endless!
I feel like I shouldn’t really enter as we have not told anyone about our engagement yet, but to win a wedding dress would give us a great excuse to shout about it. It would be the first and most exciting step towards our big day. It would be amazing. Maybe I could treat you to a boudoir photoshoot as thanks or is that cheating!! Pick me!
Wow what a fantastic competition! Brides Up North and Harrogate Wedding Lounge your spoiling us yet again! I would love to win this competition as to be honest I find dress shopping a bit intimidating, I am a nervous bride! My dress (and general wedding) have changed more times then what Ive had hot dinners. I havent got a clue what shape and style would suit me and I think I need a fab team to point me in the right direction or I’ll be in real danger of looking like an 80’s throw-back or indeed something to rival my big fat gypsy wedding.
If I won this competition I wouldn’t keep the dress. I would give the opportunity to one of my closest and oldest friends in the world called Katie. She had planned her wedding but put it on hold because her Dad had a terrible stroke. Afterwards he was incoherant and needed constant care so had to go into a care home hospital to live. Three weeks ago her Dad passed away. Wining this competition would give Katie something to smile about and give her something to look forward too, instead of all the doom and gloom she has had over the last two years. She would be over the moon and I would just love to see the look on her face if she had found out she had won. X
Quite simply this would be a dream come true – to feel like a princess on my wedding day! How wonderful! We have a very small budget so I’m struggling to find my dream dress on a such a budget. Fingers and toes crossed!
We have been together 7 years, will be 8 when we get married! To be able to have more family at the wedding instead of half the budget going on a dress would be perfect. The dresses look AMAZING…like nothing else I have worn and I would love to appear and feel as good as those dresses look!!
My wonderful bridesmaid pointed out this site and this competition to me and I had to submit a comment. As with everyone, our wedding budget is tight, so to win this competition would make the world of difference to making our special day extra special. I have found that with every click of the mouse, with every guest consideration and with the emergence of aaaaaall the other little things, you never even thought you would have to think about, that dream dress moves further out of grasp. To be able to surprise my fiance with a beautiful dress picked out by the pros (and alleviate some pressure in that pesky wedding budget!) would mean the world to me .. and I’m sure to him! Loving the website BTW, it is my newest addition to the wedding folder 🙂
Wow, what a fab prize!! I’d love to win the dress/accessories, our budget is super tight and i’d never be able to afford such a beautiful dress – pretty please make my dreams come true and choose me 🙂
I would love to win, because all the items in here are so drool worthy!!!!!!!!!!1 Thank you again or your generosity in these giveaways !!!
Wow, what an extraordinary competition. Whoever wins this is one very lucky bride!! *fingers crossed it’s me :)*
We have had to move our wedding forward so our savings have now been well and truly messed about, we have less than 11 months instead of 23 months until our big day. Everyone has a dream dress in their mind, and even with working 55 hours during a normal Monday-Friday job, and taken on a weekend job too, I don’t think I will be able to afford my dream dress. My dad is a single parent so asking him is out of the question. Although at the end of the day I am marrying my best friend of 5 years and I’d happily do it in a black bin bag, but a gorgeous White dress would look so much better in the pics!
Try the wedding dress designer outlet at http://weddingdress-factoryoutlet.co.uk/ where they have truly beautiful dresses there, and none cost more that 400 !! Most are about 100-200 so im sure you will be able to find something gorgeous there, if you don’t win this of course 😉
I’m marrying the man I’ve been with since school which means on our wedding day we’ll have been together 8 years 🙂 Our budget is small and we’re calling in favours from friends and family so a dress like this would be a dream come true. I’d never be able to afford anything close. Good luck to everyone though, we all want it just as much! 😀
With a little bit of luck and positive energy, having the wedding dress of my dreams would be the icing on our wedding cupcake after all my wonderful fiance’ and I have had to endure over the last year.
This part of our love story began with a magical engagement in Milan on New Years Eve and we started planning our wedding for this September, however since then an avalanche of circumstances has since conspired against us. My fiance’s father has had a heart operation and been diagnosed with cancer followed by both of us being made redundant within a month of each other this Spring.
Planning a wedding over the last few months has been especially hard at times when it should be a fun, exciting time with friends and family to enjoy. We are both very tired right now but still manage to find the energy to be thankful of our enduring love and continue to plan the wedding for next year supported by a couple of excited children eager to discuss wedding attire and arrangements.
2011 was supposed to be our year as we tried to forget such highlights from 2010 as our car being stolen and having to move rental accommodation six times. So a fairytale wedding dress could well be the magical piece to bringing us the luck that family say we so deserve and help be the catalyst to an incredible future together.
Here’s to 2012 starting with that wedding of ours!!
WHY WOULD I LIKE TO WIN THIS COMPETITION??……Well I would love too, so my wonderful fiancee could have the wedding dress of her dreams it would be a dream come true for my fiancee and myself….I have recently been in hospital and very ill and there was nothing my partner wouldn’t do to help…she put up with my twisting and my long waking nights in pain where she had to get up and go to work the next day. She had to do nearly everything for me I cant thank her enough and now I am still off work and we are planning a civil partnership on one wage. After everything we have been through to win this competition would be amazing and to see the look on my partners face would make me the happiest girl in the world. 🙂
Please please please let me win this competition, what an amazing prize! I can’t wait to get married next year I waited long enough for the engagement 😉 I would love to just try one of these amazing dresses let alone wear one on our big day. Hope to hear I’m a winner soon 🙂
My hubby-to-be Paul and I have been together for 8 years and we are getting married next September. I would absolutely love to win this competition so that I could have the most amazing fabulous wedding dress to match what I know will be an utterly beautiful and amazing day. I am going to keep everything crossed so that hopefully I will look like a princess on my wedding day !!!
I’d love a chance to my wedding dress and accessories from the Harrogate Wedding Lounge! I’d feel and look like the bees knees, as my Mam would say! X
Wow these dresses are totally amazing I would love to say in my price range but sadly not. I would love to walk down the aisle wearing one of these amazing dresses. If I was lucky enough to win then my very small dress fund would go on getting my groom is dream car to drive himself to the wedding – Just like he wants but he has put his dream aside so that I can hopefully find and buy my dream dress.
I’m getting married next year and have seen the dress I want, for £99. We have a small budget so to win would be a dream come true, and if I did win I would have that extra money to go towards a beautiful bridesmaids dress for my little girl, and get her a little present too. I wish everyone who has entered the best of luck.x
please could you give me the names of the dresses in the above 3 photos? they are gorgeous!!
Comment ten years and a baby later, its about time we tied the knot! I’d love to float down the isle in a stunning little number that makes him weak at the knees! Pick me so I can knock his socks off please!!!
I would love to win this! I have just booked a date for MAY 2012 so I need all of the help I can get! GULP 😉
Well… with a start up bridal company, (poshpartybag.com – plug plug plug!) every penny I have at the moment is invested in other brides weddings, so when people ask what i have done for my own wedding next year, the answer is usually nada!
I’d like to win the wedding dress
To stop me looking like a mess
It really would make my big day
If I didn’t look like a waif or stray
Brides Up North could make me a winner
Instead of being a ‘living in sinner’
I’d love to turn up fashionably late
In a stunning dress from Harrogate!
Here I go……I have just purchased my first ever house and it is sadly unliveable at the moment…..and I look like a builder with my dungarees on and muck all over my face.
I would love the chance to win this amazing prize and to be able to convince my fella that I am actually not a butch builder and that asking me to marry him was the best thing he did!
I want out of these scruffy dungarees and I want to squeeze into one of the many amazing dresses at The Harrogate Wedding Lounge and be a princess for a day instead of ‘Bob the not so pretty builder’.
Every bride would LOVE to win their dream dress~ if I won great if I didnt won’t be the end of the world ^_^
I would like to win the wedding dress as every girl wants to be a princess on her big day, and as I am currently a trainee osteopath and thus have limited income, I would like to feel able to contribute something to our wedding day, to help take the pressure off my fiancé as I love him so much. If I were to win the wedding dress it certainly would get well worn as we intend to remarry each year at Bestival. Good luck to every bride to be in the competition, and hope that you all have your dream come true day x x x
I am marrying my childhood sweet hear,t we have been together since we were fifteen, its like an old fashioned fairytale, but in a £100 ebay dress that is too long!
My day will be amazing but Harrogate Wedding lounge could be the icing on the cake….yey! xxxx
When Dave proposed I have to say
It was the most exciting day
A wedding day with flowers and cake
Arrangements I began to make
Inspiration was in need
If all these guests we were to feed!
After scouring all the shops
We found the place that was the tops
The perfect dress- it was supreme
But how could we concoct a scheme
To buy this vision of delight-
We thought and thought with all our might.
And then your competition popped
One morning through our letter box
‘They have the answer’ we declared
And then a glass of wine we shared
“The Wedding Lounge” we celebrate
A bridal nirvana in Harrogate!
Blimey, I would LOVE to win this prize! Despite currently living ‘Down South’, I’m very much a Bride Up North and my native northern roots mean I love a bargain! I would NEVER be able to justify spending £1500 on a dress so to win this amazingly indulgent prize would be the best thing ever!
Me and my partner have had a long distance relationship for nearly 4 years and are finally living together after alot of saving up. Winning this competition would be life changing and I can be the princess I long to be. We don’t have much money and this would transform our wedding into something beautiful (atleast from my prospective).
having moved ‘up north’ to be with my man a year ago i have left all my family and friends behind, they will all be travelling up for the wedding and my one aim for this wedding is…. to make everyone cry with happiness when they see me! looks like these dresses might do the trick 😉 xx
My partner and I have been putting off getting married for years due to the cost. We finally have set a date for September 2013, as we will be going back to my favourite family holiday destination, Florida. We’ve decided this would be the cheapest option available. To take one day out of our holiday and get married.
Cost is always a huge aspect of any wedding. But being able to have a proper wedding dress would be a dream come true. 🙂
I have the most amazing fiancee and I would love to make her dreams come true to be a princess on our wedding day. Our dream to become parents have been put on hold due to my partner discovering she had a demoid cyst on her ovary, when we went for our first fertility appointment. To add to our disappointment she suffered many complications from her operation to remove the cyst and ovary. She is now on her way to recovery and feeling more positive now we are planning our civil partnership together. Winning this competition would make all her dreams come true.
I’m getting married to the most beautiful man in the world and would liove to get married in the most beautiful dress in the world 🙂
I would love to win a dress,
It really would impress,
I know Dave would marry me wearing a black bag,
but I would feel like a hag,
We’ve been together for nearly seven years,
sharing love memories and happy tears,
we have 2 boys and a baby pink,
A wedding is just our missing link,
We have decided to marry in July,
Underneath the Italien sky,
We will have a party at home when we get back,
Our theme is silver and black,
most of all I get to wear my dress twice,
I know I will feel like a princess regrdless of the price!
My wedding plans are been delayed due to the cost, winning this competition would help extremely and I can get married sooner rather than later.
after beating leukaemia, dumping my long term rat of a boyfriend i finally met the man of my dreams and were getting married next september 🙂 i have done impressively well so far on a very tight budget but i would love to be able to wear a new dress instead of a second hand one, so fingers crossed this could be our lucky year 🙂
I’d love to win my wedding dress as it will save me frojm getting one from ebay due to budget restrictions!
I should win because we are as skint as skint can be, i deserve a happy day we have been engaged for 15 years 🙁 want the day to be really special
It was always my dream to have the big princess wedding in a castle, big beautiful dress, every thing to look so perfect and straight out of some magazine, however after meeting my partner, I realised all that all that matters is that we are married. Which is why we are having a small budget wedding with big party after, I would sacrifice anything to marry my boy, but a small part of me would still love a princess dress!
I would love to win the dress as my dad is still recovering from
The announcement we are getting married, and we can’t do it without his help… This means he has set a budget for the dress for the price of a pair of shoes…. Please hel
I would love to win the dress as my dad is still recovering from
The announcement we are getting married, and we can’t do it without his help… This means he has set a budget for the dress for the price of a pair of shoes…. Please help
Because when I marry the most amazing person I have ever met, I would like to actually look as beautiful as he thinks I am.
Eight whole years ive waited for this day,
will it ever come I hear you say.?
waiting and waiting is all we ever do
but never mind how long it takes i’ll always stay with you.
So many things have stopped our very special day
but the wanting I have will just not go away……
I have a special thought of how our day will be
but it doest really matter as long as you are next to me.
Wish I had the money now that my job is gone
maybe another 8 years to wait unless my dress ive won?
Oh the happiness oh the glee to win this dress would be perfect to me.
Ive had so much trouble and sadness in my life
but can brides up north make me happy and help me become your wife?
i think most people have stories that deserve to win this fantastic competition, so i dont think that i have a chance but here it i go. i should win this as we have been together for 20 years in march and never had enough time in our lives to even think about getting married ( after the horible things that we’ve been through as a family) but now we think its all quiet ( touch wood) we want and our three children want us to tie the knot, and ive seen this and i am hoping that i could ease some of the money commitments and win this.
I met the man of my dreams only 18 months ago and have already been engaged a year, We have set the date for March 2013 but due to money problems we are both still living with my parents and trying to save for a wedding and an house. Money is an issue and we only have a small budget so would love to win this competition to be able to at least fell like a princess and try and have the wedding of my dreams.
For a fairytail wedding to prince charming what does a cute glitzy and thoughly northern princess need.
Why a dazzeling gorgous and glamorous dress
Make this southern living cinderrelas dream come true
It would be AMAZING if I won my dream dress. Fingers crossed!
I think I should win because I can count the number of times I’ve worn a dress on one hand and I would love to look elegant and feminine on my wedding day. I’d love for Brides Up North and The Harrogate Wedding Lounge to help my dream come true and knock my groom’s socks off on the big day! xx
Hi, well I have just started planning my wedding and have been to try wedding dresses on once. We are trying to plan the wedding on a budget but it seems I was a little nieve as to much a wedding dress costs :-(. I wanted a WOW Princess type dress but it seems they are alot of monay. My other half says I can have what I want, which is great but in reality we don’t have alot of money! So to win this would be amazing!!!
I know no matter what I wear it will be the best day of my life as I am marrying the most perfect person for me but I would love to look and feel amazing while doing it!!
Good Luck Everyone with the competition and your weddings!!! x
I’m getting married may 2012 at Newcastle football ground.I had a disaster with my dress I bought it from eBay from a designer in china thought it were perfect until it arrived and it was awful compared to the pictures and now I have no budget left for a new 1 and I’m starting to have nightmares about it falling to pieces as I wall down the isle hahaha.WInning this competition would mean me not worrying anymore.
To be in with a chance to win this prize is fantastic, being from harrogate myself and going roubd the shops I know i can not afford to buy a dress from the shops even with 17 months until we get married it just isn’t possible to get the budget for the dress of my dreams, the wedding dress is a massive part for me as I want to feel fantastic about myself on our special day.
If you could make my dreams come true and make me feel like a princess I will be the happiest bride to be in harrogate.
Thank you for this oppertunity 🙂
To just complete the fairytale x x x
Would just love to win this – so short of money :o( unable to work due to disability and my other half working self-employed but only making enough to draw petrol money each week. We’ve been talking about just booking the registry office but he wants to do it properly to share how much we love each other – I’d also love to hold a handfasting ceremony – as a pagan the outdoors and nature very important to me and a dreamy dress would be fantastic! We’re both Yorkies which I believe makes us from ‘up North’ – so please consider us for this :o)
7 years ago i took a chance and met a guy i hardly new. i fell in love and moved 200 miles from home. i would love to win this dress because i want my hubby to be to have the same feeling he did when we first met on that train platform.
I would love to win this dress for my sister. She gets married next may but is expecting a baby in 3 weeks. She has had no time to think about herself with a 2 year old also to look after. As chief bridesmaid she have helped her so much with the planning and she justs loves all the ideas I have inspired her with so far. I’m a graphic designer so I’ve been designing all her stationery for weeks. I am hand making her bouquet from material and buttons and her centre pieces, favours will all be hand made based around her champagne themed wedding I designed her. Her and her fiancé have had champagne Saturday’s (or a fizzy equivalent) since their first was born as they don’t get to go out as often so I thought this would be a perfect theme for their day.
With their 2nd baby almost due her budget is really quite small for her dress and this is really one thing I can’t offer to make her!! I would love her to have a gorgeous dress to match her beautiful day and would just love to tell her she has won a dream dress.
Thank you so much for putting this competition out there. There is going to be one hell of a happy bride xxxx
myself and wayne have been together 18 years we have 5 children, we have we moved from yorkshire 15 years ago to southend on sea. we always said we would go home to be married. we are going back to our home town of Leeds to be married in our local church there, we would love to win the competition it would be perfect to be wearing a wedding dress from brides up north a vrey special dress for a very northern bride xx
we have been together 18 years, we have 5 children. we moved from yorkshire to southend on sea 15 year ago. we always said we would go home to be married. we have decided to go back to leeds west yorkshire to be married in our local church. we would love to win the competition. a wedding dress from brides up north for a very northern bride xx
I don’t know how to tell you how much your wedding blog has helped me! I am marrying the most incredible man I have ever met, in Alnwick, but have never been. I am a Canadian bride getting married “up North”!! I have always dreamed of having a stunning dress and although it really isn’t in our budget I am still hoping I will be able to pull it off somehow. I am sure there are loads of woman out there who are deserving of the dress, but I can’t help at least throwing my hat in the ring. It would mean the world to me to be able to walk down the aisle feeling as beautiful as he makes me feel everyday.
Thanks again for all the help and advice.
We will be looking at our wedding photographs for the rest of our lifetimes. The dress has to be perfect, to look beautiful for an eternity. For our children, and their children. To see the love we shared on that day, and forever.
Its all in the gown.
I should win the prize because by faithfully following the BUN blog my wedding budget has been blown! I am going to have a fabulous wedding but at the moment I am going to look like the before version of Cinderella and without a fairy godmother or a minor miracle I’ll be going to the ball in rags (or jeans and a jumper at the very least).
I would love to win the dress of my dreams to marry the most perfect partner and daddy in the world. After a tough year of sadness an loss I want to have a perfect wedding to get everyone together and celebrate…………………………………but as a huge surprise!!! I dont want to let anyone know that they will actually be coming to watch us become husband and wife!! eeekkkkk!!
not really sure where to start but lets give it a shot!!!
i met mark on a girly night out enjoying being young free and single, (and happy to be) that is until this really funny guy started chatting and dancing with me on the dance floor after chatting all night til 4 in the morning and him singing Drunkenly in the street along with the busker i found he was moving up north the following week.(FATE) i assumed we would meet up and probably wouldnt go any further. but the more i met up with Mark the more i liked him to the point 4 month later we were looking at houses and finally after 8 mnths moving into our own home 14 month after meeting i fell pregnant and the last 2 and ahalf year have been an emotional roller coaster being in the army marks now posted down south and me and our little boy miss my best friend and soul mate and the most fantastic super Dad anyone could ever ask for so we have brought our wedding date forward to march 2012 so are on avery tight budget!!
this is not a sob story just a request for a helping hand from the Fairy Godmothers at Brides up north and the Harrogate wedding lounge i have found my prince charming i just need a hand to make our dreams come true thankyou x x
Here goes I would love to win this competition too have the chance to be able to get the dress of my dreams its not often I spend much on myself and this would be the chance to be feel like a queen for the day. Every penny I spend goes on my children and towards my wedding at the moment and I haven’t even thought about a budget for my dress yet as its not till may 2013 but to win a competition like this is a once in a lifetime oppounity and if I won it I would be the happiest bride to be ever thank you and please please please let me win thank you .
This dress would quite simply be the icing on the cake for what will be a dream day for myself my fiancé and our family and friends. X
Hi, I meet my fiance in 1997 back then we were just friends and after years of been in abusive realationships my night in shinning armer step into my life but not just as my friend, he has become my rock my soulmate and the bestiest friend i will ever have we have been together now for 6yrs and im the happiest women in this world i never thought life could be as great as it is now we have 2 beautifull children together, winning this dream dress would be amazing to make me feel as he makes me feel a million dollars. good luck everyone x
I hopefully deserve to win this competition because I remember the exact moment I first set eyes on my hubby to be. I was playing a gig in Leeds and he was sound engineer on the night. I stumbled up the stairs of the venue carrying guitars and keyboard and saw him standing there at the top of the stairs. He quickly rushed to my assistance. despite having his leg in a cast. He was the best sound engineer we ever had! I remember happily what I was wearing on the night and I would love to remember what I wear on our wedding day as fondly. To have a stunning wedding dress would complete our rock and roll fairytale and although I know he will tell me I am beautiful no matter what I where, I would love to feel as special as he thinks I am, and he is!
I would love the opportunity to be spoiled rotten with this prize and try to do my relationship justice by having a dress that is so unbelievably beautiful and perfect that it is hard to distinguish where my reality and dreams part. This is my first visit to this website and certainly will not be my last. I only have a budget of £5K for the entire wedding so this prize would actually be a dream come true. xxx
I have spent my whole life thinking that I wouldn’t get married because the men I met and the men that were out there were all useless or unreliable or had broken my heart. Then I met the man who changed all that. he is the most amazing man who i can trust, laugh with, cry with and cant wait to marry. He has the most amazing 2 children and I love that we get to have this day as a family. This money would help us make the day so special and the monehy i would be spending ona dress could be spent on the things we have had to scrimp on as we are paying for the wedding and saving for a house. I am only intending to do this once and for the most amazing man i want the most amazing wedding. This would also stop me feeling guilty about him paying for half of my dress! Also i have dropped 2 dress sizes recently for the wedding and need to lose 2 more, knowing I could have my dream dress would give me that extra motivation to keep at it and know that i’m going to knock his socks off on the day. To give him a bride that looks as amazing as he is.
It’s hard to say something that hasn’t already been said before on these comments. Why would I like to win a wedding dress and accessories? We are working with an extremely limited budget and have a baby on the way – so any money that was allocated for the wedding keeps being siphoned off into the Baby Fund. I would love to be able to feel like a princess on my wedding day, and I know that having a wonderful dress will be a huge part of that. Do I deserve to win more than anyone else? Of course not – we are all deserving winners. I can only hope and pray that when the names are pulled out of the hat, fate is on my side!!!
Well, in all honesty, I would love to win because we have very little money & a super tight budget. To get the venue I wanted means that I have to compromise on the dress. I’ve been looking on ebay for the dresses made in China & will be most likely getting one of them.
I have waited for my wedding day for 9 years, I didn’t think my partner would ever want to. Now it’s going ahead I am making sure this really is the best day of my life. Winning this would make it that more special, and would be the icing on the cake 🙂
I would love to win this dress for my beautiful girlfriend. I haven’t officailly proposed yet – but I am planning to do it on a special day sometime very soon. We have discussed getting married, and I know it is something she wants to do.
I would love to propose to her, and then tell her that part of the cost is sorted. We will be on a tight budget, like most people. I am sure that by winning this dress, we would be able to celebrate our marriage so much sooner.
I should win because, although I have planned a small, cheap and simple wedding, I’ve fallen in love with a Cymbeline dress… winning would mean I could get the dress of my dreams (although I would have to match it with much cheaper accessories)!
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After proposal tryng to get planning but its harder than anticipated. Think i venue and date should be first on the list but as a very excited bride-to-be a beautiful dress would set the ball rolling nicely. x
This would be a dream to win this competition, I am on a tight budget and all the family on both sides are helping us out to have our dream day and this would mean the world to me to have a little bit of extra help to ease that of both families. This would be amazing to have an amazing dress and accessories 🙂 x x
Having met my future husband at university we are both in a lot of debt and have been looking for ways to save on costs for our wedding. We have been engaged for almost a year now and still have over 18 months to go as we knew we would need time to save. Having both graduated we have both struggled to find work and what money we do have right now just about covers the rent and the rest of the bills.
I can also honestly say I never envisaged getting married until I met Andy and I had never been that little girl who planned their wedding and thought of every detail…until now! Now, having met Andy and getting engaged I cannot think of anything else! I have post-it notes in magazines and print puts from websites. As Andy will be in his family tartan kilt I need a dress to either out do him or be as equally stunning. We’ve had our ups and downs and we need something to go right and I know that having the perfect dress will not only be one less thing to have to worry about saving for and then purchasing but for just once to see something go our way and to be the icing on the cake!
Hi, I got engaged 3 months ago to my long term boyfriend of 8 years, we are still both at university and both work hard for both our degrees, future together and wedding.
Currently I am still at university in the north east in my last year while my fiance is working down in London doing a placement year, which makes the arrangements slightly difficult and it also means that we can’t set up home yet and arrangements are done over skype and at weekends.
We have started to plan our wedding for a year and a half’s time when we have finished university and have set up home, but are still in the arranging stages of the wedding.
I would love to win this as it would mean so much to me and also financially yes it would help, and as you have shown from the pictures they are absolutely gorgeous.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
My man makes me feel like a princess everyday so it would be amazing to have a princess dress so I can look and feel like a princess. I will be having my fingers crossed until the winner is announced. Everyone who has entered sounds like they deserve this dress so good luck ladies and I know it will be a well loved dress no matter who wins.
I am a Leeds bride getting married in the beautiful Cape Winelands in Stellenbosch South Africa. Having been to the Harrogate Wedding Lounge and exchanged a few emails with one of your wonderful staff members I love the whole appeal of the shop I love that you are allowed an intimite fitting and that the staff are so supportive and seem genuinely happy and excited to help you find your special dress and most of all i love the beautiful dresses and would love to walk down the aisle knowing that my dress is from somewhere close to home and makes me feel and look otherworldly on my special day! xx
I have been reading through some of the comments on here and see a lot of brides who sound like they really deserve this prize and I feel like I cant really compete with them.
However, although I feel that they probably deserve this more than me It would be a dream come true to win such a fabulous prize.
My partner has always tried his best to be there for me and tired to give me everything I’ve ever wanted, which luckily has never been much – bless him. We have a beautiful little girl and he makes me so so happy and tries so so hard.
I ask him all the time how i can show him how much i love him and give something back kindof thing and he always says the same thing
– seeing his beautiful and gorgeous princess walking down the isle is all he needs.
So that’s why i’d like to win, I’d like to look beautiful for him and make him smile, make him happy and proud and show him that for one day I am really like a princess. I no this may seam a little pathetic to some people but I imagining his face (and maybe even a tear or 2- lets keep that to ourselves though, as he’d probs not want me to tell people that)
All I want to make his day and therefore make my own! Seeing that look on his face as I walk down the isle is my magic moment and means the world to me.
I can’t really afford a dress right now, so at the minute, I’m going to be wearing my mums old wedding dress. Although it was nice of her to let me borrow her’s it doesn’t fit me nor is it really ‘my style’ – even my mum admitted it didn’t look very nice on me (it is pretty aweful – sorry mum), so it needs a lot of work done on it.
So instead of having to ruin my mums special dress, I’d like to have one of my own, especially one that fits and makes me not only look good but makes me feel amazing and special and can again say thank you to my partner for everything he’s ever done for me, by making his wish come true of marrying a beautiful princess.
Thank you for considering me and good luck to everyone else, in my eyes you all deserve to win and be that special princess for your day (^_^) xxx
What to say ??? I would absolutely love to receive a WOW dress, there are so many great comments above and i would like to wish all my fellow competitors the best of luck. I would like to win a WOW dress, after having a small budget and a small wedding i would simply adore a BIG dress. A poem that i love and is in my scrapbook of wedding stuff:
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.
There are some very worthy winners in all of the comments that have been left. My story is no different to anyone else in one respect – one little word with big impact – budget!
My story continues though. I’m 40 next year and marrying my soul mate who has brought so much happiness in my life after some, well not so happy years! 2012 will be the most fantastic year and I know that life really does begin at 40!
I so desperately want to be gorgeous for my fiance and my family on the wedding day and more importantly, I want to feel a million dollars and have a smile bigger than Muriels!
I’ve had a weight issue all my adult life but in my quest for the perfect wedding day and look, I set myself a challenge in June to transform myself. Five months later, I’ve dropped 4 dress sizes and 4.5 stones. I have 2 sizes and stones more to go but have never wanted anything more so that I can have that dress of my dreams.
After my hard work, commitment and dedication to get the dress of my dreams, winning this fantastic competition would be be my just deserts! Fingers crossed – and mouth taped up! xx
Ok here goes!
Thought I might as well have a go at the opportunity to win this wonderful prize although I typically never win anything…However I’m optimistic this could change all of that!! 🙂
I have no sob storey no occasions where I’ve saved the world and therefore am worthy for the prize I’m simply bride to be who is ecstatic about marrying her fiancé of 3 years, partner of 10 years and the wedding seems a perfect way to celebrate being together since the age of 16!!
Being cautious of money and spending we have a modest budget and unlike our friends our parents will not be footing the bill. Winning this prize would be fantastic and would take a lot of pressure off for our saving as well as making me feel AMAZING on the day!
Well, I’m already married lol but it was a budget wedding first time around. We are now planning on renewing our vows (got some bits and pieces e.g. the invitation is sorted!). Winning a wedding dress would just be the icing on the (wedding) cake lol and I’ll finally look like a Princess 🙂
Yey we’re getting married! How exciting! All these brides-to-be, sharing their dreams and aspirations for ‘The Big Day’. 😀
Winning a STUNNING dress like this… well, it would be the absolute jewel in the tiara!! After all, what bride wouldn’t want to be transformed into a graceful princess in a BEAUTIFUL gown like this?!
… it would fulfill my dreamy thoughts x x
Quite simply, my partner and I could not have not met. Fate brought us together and love keeps us together. At risk of sounding like a sob story, money is the only barrier to us getting married, so winning this prize would make it that much easier and bring us ever closer to making our dream come true.
I would love to win a beautiful dress from The Harrogate Wedding Lounge as every girl dreams of her perfect wedding dress. In today’s society when money is tight, that dream can sometimes be put on the back burner and you have to sometimes settle for something second best… Winning one of the beautiful dresses would mean that just as I didnt settle until I got the best man out there, I would be able to also get the best wedding dress… Thank you.
I’d be very greatful to win. I’ve saved for 2 years nearly to buy the perfect dress. However my partner has cerebral palsy and is wheelchair bound and 3 months ago his chair broke and we had to use my dress fund to by him a new wheelchair. He feels awful about it as he knew how important my wedding dress was, but I only wanted it to be perfect for him as he always says I’m his princess. Now Xmas is coming up and with 3 children my dress fund is empty and without this win I’m looking at a charity shop dress!! Please please please make my perfect dress come true an stop my partner feeling bad about everything xxx
short & to the point i would like to win this for my daughter.x
I would like to win this for my daughter too. It would help so very much <3
I only have 5months to go till my wedding and am still on the hunt for an amazing dress like this to wow my fiancee!
I would love to recreate your model pic and show your dress off to it’s true beauty on my special day!!!
Fingers crossed I’m still in time! Xxxxx
Help put a wedding dress phobic in an amazing dress!!!!!!
I would love to win, as we have been planning on getting married for few years now, but had to save first. We have a small budget, it would be a dream come true to be able to spend this amount of money on a dress, and look fantastic on my wedding day!!
I would love to surprise my daughter, with a such a lovely prize. Been looking for the perfect wedding dress, and they are beautiful at The Harrogate Wedding Lounge. Don’t have the biggest budget so wining a dress would be a great help to the funds. It would be the icing on the cake for my daughter.
Obviously I would love to win my dress and I will give you my reasons:
1.Our wedding is about me and my fabulous “hubby to be” getting married but it is also about a new chapter I have a son, Jai from a previous relationship and he has a daughter, Aleeshya from a previous relationship and it will be about us becoming a family officially! I would love to look amazing as I start this new chapter!
2.Our wedding is even more special as all the money we pay for the venue and the day go straight to a childrens and young people charity as they own the venue!!!
3. I would Love to win!
What a honoured father I’ll be to walk my daughter down the aisle in your beautiful wedding dress, & hand her over to her proud husband to be on their most memorable day of their life.
Well I keep on postponing my wedding due to financial commitments, so I have finally booked my wedding and any of these would look amazing on my Italian Wedding!!!
Please Please help me become a princess and make my dream come true!!
it would mean the world to me to win this dress. Unfortuantly, we cannot afford a big wedding but i am willing to make the sacrafice to marry my man of my dreams. This would make the day extra special for me and make me feel like a princess
I would love to win this fantastic prize, my partner and I have been together 6 years and have 3 little boys, my partner also has a little boy who lives in Ireland, any spare money we have is spent on our children or on trips for my stepson to come over to England to see his family. If I were to win it would be like all my birthdays and Christmas’ had come at once, our wedding funds are none existent at the moment and aren’t likely to change anytime soon, If I was to win then a huge chuck of my planning and budget would be taken care of and would be at least one thing less for me to worry about 🙂 xXXx
I am entering for my friend. She has been with her partner for years and they have 3 young boys. They would love to get married however they just can’t afford it at the moment. I would love to help her out and help make her dream come true. x
I’d known my man 4 years before the fairytale romance. We dated for a further 2 years before he proposed on the London Eye. In March, we’ll have been together 5 years and in these past 3 years of being engaged we must have planned our wedding a thousand times… In our heads. Work, life, money has all put itself in the way of setting the date, choosing the venue, finding the dress… Well actually I’ve found the dress (I’m a girl afterall AND it isn’t strapless) and he has one stipulation – all 14 Super League mascots must attend and form a guard of honour after the ceremony. My man is, afterall, the Airlie Bird – the Hull FC mascot! My only stipulation is that he cannot wear the big giant mascot suit when we finally say I do…
Thanks and good luck to all the brides to be! x
Ooo what an amazing prize!! Me and my fiance have just booked our wedding for 2014 as we need plenty 2 save up for our perfect day. I would love to win this as ur dresses look AMAZING!!
What bride to be wouldn’t want to win this prize!!!! AMAZING!! hope it’s me 🙂
We all have the dream dress in our heads yea?.. Well my dream is to unite my family and make our day as much about that as possibe, I have children from different fathers and Its so important to me to have the day about us becomming one ‘proper’ family that I havent even allowed a budget for a dress or accessories. My children were my priorities in this day and I have made sure they are suited and booted and have left myself out, so this would be just THE best prize ever! x
I would LOVE to look and feel beautiful and gorgeous in a beautiful gown and pretty accessories it would take a huge weight off of my shoulders<3
I would very much appreciate a free wedding gown! x
Make me a princess for the day. When you’re on a budget you realise what your priorities are. My number 1 priority is saying I do and marrying my best friend of 11 years. My number 2 priority is to feel like a princess for one whole day – make my dreams come true 🙂
After 8 wonderful years with Stevn, he proposed in Tuscany on our 8th Anniversary. Now I have an issue…I have fallen in love with Italy so much I want to get married there. Cost is the biggest strain, and because I would rather spend money on having my loved ones around me I would scrafice an expensive dress – on the other hand when I walk down the aisle I want steven to remember me at my best on our wedding day in a dress I feel beautiful in. Thats the dilemma and your competition may be my solution! Steph x
I would love to win as I waited 8 years for my fiance to propose and our wedding is going to on a budget as I really want to get married in 2013 on mygrandparents wedding anniversary. This is even more special to me as I lost my grandma earlier this year. It would mean the world to me actualy winning something too.
I would love to win for my bride =) Even though I would not be able to see what she would chose till the wedding day, the look on her face when I say she can chose whatever she wants from such a fantastoc store will be enough for me !! Thank you
I think I should we becouse I am getting married the day before my 40th birthday and the dress would be a dream come true. I have under gone 14 shoulder operations over the last 19 years with my last 1 in October which was a replacement, I have suffered with nerve damage in my hand due to the replacement so winning this dress would make me so happy. Thank you
I would love love love to win this prize!
I love love love The Harrogate Wedding Shop
Would Love love love them to make my day truly magical!
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