Saturday, February 13, 2010

$1000,000 Crate and Barrel Wedding Contest

$100,000 Wedding Contest 

Grand Prize: The Ultimate Wedding with a whopping $100,000 value. And to make it even sweeter, this day of perfection will be organized by A–list planner extraordinaire, celebrity planner Jo Gartin. The planning will begin once the winner is announced. Gartin will be at your beck and call to bring your Ultimate Wedding to life, from designing invitations, choosing a locale, and setting the scene to creating a menu, picking a band, and coming up with favors. 

2nd Prize: One $7500 Crate and Barrel Shop Card.

3rd Prize: One $2500 Crate and Barrel Shop Card.

Honorable Mention: 15 winners will each receive a $1000 Crate and Barrel Shop Card.

Popular Vote Winner: The highest vote–getter will receive a $500 Crate and Barrel Shop Card.

The Announcement: All entries must be in by 11:59 pm CST on March 31, 2010. Couples are encouraged to run their own marketing campaigns, as the 50 finalists will be those with the most votes. A panel that includes Jo Gartin, along with judges from Crate and Barrel and Daily Candy will then select a winner. We will notify the lucky couple and the 18 other winners and post all winners on in April 2010.

How to enter:
Register at Crate and Barrel

Enter between February 1, 2010 and March 31, 2010 by first registering online at Just click the “Create My Registry” button. Complete the Contest Entry Form

After registering at the site, you’ll have the opportunity to link to the Ultimate Wedding contest entry website.
1. Upload a photo of you and your fiancé;
2. Tell us your love story in 100 words or less;
3. Share three important details of your Ultimate Wedding in 100 words or less;
4. Describe your everyday dream day in 100 words or less.

Your entry will go live for all to see. Friends and family can vote for you online at So Get Out the Vote. Once you’ve created your profile, it’s your job to get as many people to vote for you! 50 couples will be chosen by the voting public to move on to the next round—heartfelt declarations, funny stories, and grassroots marketing plans are welcome. 

Add to Your Crate and Barrel Registry: To advance to the final round, your wedding registry must contain at least 50 items and have a total value of at least $2000. With all the great selection of product at Crate and Barrel, this will be easy.

Final Judging: A panel that includes Jo Gartin along with Crate and Barrel and Daily Candy will then select a winner. The winners will be notified and posted on in April 2010.

Click here for contest rules and to get started!


Sarah said...

My fiancé and I entered last week, and I'm afraid we're no where near being in the top 50 :( Any tips on getting the word out and getting people to vote for us?

Here's our entry:

Click to visit our website said...

I will try to contact the contest winner of the MIX 107.3 $20,000 wedding giveaway and see if she has any advice for our readers. Great question! Thanks for the feedback!

In the meantime, I suggest you contact all your neighbors, gym, friends, co-workers, church members and any other organization or team you are involved with you know and ask them for your support and provide them with the link to vote. You could even get creative a post ads on craiglist or other online forums like The Knot or Wedding Wire chatboards and ask brides in the online community to support you. Your groom should be doing the same thing on his side.
You could even design a creative flyer and hang it all around town.

Sarah said...

Oh wow! Thanks so much for your suggestions! And I'm excited to hear what the MIX 107.3 giveaway winner suggests :)

Lauren Ross & Scott Ramsey said...

Great blog. Here is our entry: