How to Enter Competitions For Your Wedding

1st June 2016 Wedding Money Saving Guides

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This week we’ve got another guest post from Emma of fromalditoharrods.com where she’ll be giving tips on how enter competitions for your wedding.

 

I have been “comping” for just over a year now, and in that time I have won some amazing prizes including two holidays and our wedding photography package, saving us over £1,000 on our wedding budget. I find entering competitions a thrill, and I love seeing what turns up at the door next.

entering wedding competitions

Tips for entering competitions:

The first thing to remember is that winning competitions is not a guarantee. The more you enter then the more chance that you have of winning ‐ but even if you can only dedicate an hour a week to entering competitions, it is still worth entering.

  • Set up a new email address for entering competitions, that way your inbox won’t be flooded with newsletters. You can also set up a filter to send any mail containing “congratulations” or “winner” to a separate folder.
  • Likewise, you may want to set up a new Twitter account, just for entering competitions.
  • Look for competitions that are exclusively for soon to be married couples – some honeymoon competitions are valid for genuine newlyweds only, which means a much smaller group of entrants.
  • Use a form filler to save having to type out your details again and again. There’s Roboform, or my favourite, LastPass.

I never pay to enter competitions, there are plenty of free websites out there that list competitions. My favourites areMoney Saving Expert and Loquax.

 

Types of prizes you can win:

  • Wedding outfits
  • Accessories
  • Photography
  • Wine and other alcohol
  • Hen/stag parties
  • Decorations
  • Honeymoon
  • Cash

 

Anything that you win that can’t be used directly for the wedding can be given as a gift (and the money you would have spent on the gift then goes towards your wedding budget) or be sold on to add to your wedding funds.

Entering competitions is a time consuming hobby, so although it would be great to win items for your wedding, remember that it is just a hobby.

 

This is a guest post by Emma who runs the money saving and money making blog From Aldi to Harrods

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