Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Giveaway: $100 Gift Card from Nordstrom

Most people who have planned a wedding know about the complicated search for wedding attire. From the bridal gown to the groom's threads to the wedding party's clothing and finally to the parents and close relatives of the couple, attire isn't exactly a simple thing to figure out when it comes to weddings. It's way too many people, trying to coordinate way too many different outfits. It's complicated. It's annoying. It's exhausting.

For Mr. FP and I, the issue of attire arose early in the wedding planning process. The first time his mom asked me about it, I was dumbfounded. I had no idea that the attire of our loved ones fell on our to-do list. And when I realized that both our mothers were excessively concerned about what they were wearing and how they didn't want to clash with one another or with the wedding party, well, gosh, it was a lot to deal with.

And as if the situation wasn't complicated enough, we also wanted to keep things casual because we'd be outdoors and it was the end of June, which could easily translate into excessive heat on the wedding day. Those factors alone pretty much negate many of the traditional mother of the bride outfits. There would be no ballgowns, no pant suits.

Needless to say, it was a little messy for us. But thankfully (after a few months), we settled on outfits that pleased everyone involved and they all came to our wedding clothed. Thank God.

But if someone had come to me 10 months ago and told me they could make the whole attire situation a little easier on us, I would have kissed them.

Well, folks, you can kiss me and the folks from DesignerApparel.com because we're here to make your lives a little easier.

They have an awesome page on their website dedicated exclusively to Mother of the Bride dresses and with popular MOTB brands like Adrianna Papell, Tadashi, and Eileen Fisher, they may be able to save you some heartache in your hunt for the perfect outfit for yo mommas.

A resource like this would have been a godsend to us a few months ago, so for those of you still immersed in the world of wedding attire, I would highly encourage that you check them out.

And to make this even easier on you, I'm hosting a giveaway for a $100 gift card for Nordstrom since they have an extensive selection of dresses that would work great for weddings. Or, if you're done with the outfit selection, you can check out their main wedding page for other wedding details like accessories, shoes, and makeup.

(And don't worry, all you married ladies and gentlemen out there, you can still enter and use the gift card toward something pretty while you bask in the happiness of being done with the mess that is wedding attire.)


How to enter:

1) Leave your name/nickname/e-mail or some sort of identifying feature in the comments below (I need to be able to contact you via e-mail for you to claim your prize).

2) Become a follower of my blog to enter a second time.

3) Enter a third time by re-posting this giveaway on your own blog and leaving a comment with a link to your post.

4) Enter a forth time by Tweeting/Facebook-ing/social networking the contest and leaving a comment with a link.


Make sure to leave a comment for each entry (ie. one when you leave your name, another if you become a follower etc.).

Entries good until 7 a.m. Monday (September 6th) morning.

Happy entering and good luck!

70 comments:

weddingness said...

Oh, what a wonderful chance!

Shae -- weddingforall at gmail . com

weddingness said...

Followed you on Google!

weddingness said...

Tweeted!! http://twitter.com/shaelynjoyahoy

Ellie said...

Very helpful resource! Thanks for sharing. Ellie - wedding 4 two at gmail.com

Ellie said...

I'm already following you!

Vee said...

Gah! I love Nordstrom.

Runrgurl10 said...

Oooooh, fun fun fun giveaway, pick me!

Runrgurl10 said...

And I'm a follower!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Oh this is such a great giveaway! I just purchased my wedding dress from Nordstroms online... they have amazing customer service. I would love to order my fiance's khaki suit from there if I won this!

Nicole-Lynn

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

Nicole-Lynn said...

Already a follower of your blog :)

Seasidesmitten@aol.com

SMK said...

Wow. This would be SO helpful.

Suzanne K

SMK said...

I already follow!

kellersuzanne[at]hotmail[dot]com

Bicoastal Bride said...

Great giveaway! htwalrath@gmail.com

Bicoastal Bride said...

I follow! htwalrath@gmail.com

Tran said...

trantutran@gmail.com I would love to win this! They have the best customer service...

Becky said...

Consider me entered! buckeyegirl at gmail.com
http://bridezillatobebecky.blogspot.com/

Becky said...

And I am a blog follower of Miss Fancy Pants (the bride).

Misha said...

I love Nordstroms!

Laura said...

Woo! I'm doing one of these giveaways soon and want the prize for myself SO badly!

lauras07@ku.edu

Laura said...

I'm a follower!

lauras07@ku.edu

Stacy Marie said...

I follow!

Stacy Marie said...

Also you can drop me a line at stacyblogs [at] gmail [dot] com. I need shopping money, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!

Sharon said...

This would be awesome for my future mother-in-law to find the perfect dress :)

Email in profile!

Tran said...

Following you in Google Reader!

ruthy ann said...

Oh, pick me! Ruthy!

ruthy ann said...

I'm a follower!

Rowenna said...

Pick me!

Rowenna said...

Also, I'm a follower!

Erica said...

Oooh this is so cool!

Erica
e c baby at hotmail.com

Erica said...

I'm already following you, by the way.

Erica said...

Re-posted it on my blog.
http://themiddleofadream.blogspot.com/

My fiance lives in Britain, so we have lots of expenses and this could really help us. Not that it couldn't help everyone, I'm sure. But I'm gonna be sure and enter every way! lol

Erica said...

Got my fiance to tweet it on his twitter! lol

http://twitter.com/thetokenbrit

Thanks again for the opportunity! :-)

Shanna said...

I'd love to win this.

shanban456@sbcglobal.net

Shanna said...

I'm a follower of your blog.

shanban456@sbcglobal.net

Anonymous said...

Lauren - crane.lauren [at] gmail.com

Awesome contest!

Anonymous said...

I also follow your blog!

crane.lauren [at] gmail.com

Gaynor said...

Do you have to be in the US to enter?

Kim said...

simplylovelifeblogger [at] gmail.com

Kim said...

I also follow your blog!

Erica said...

I'm already a follower! And am a big Nordstrom fan...hint, hint.

Erica - ball[dot]erica[at]gmail[dot]com

miss fancy pants (the bride) said...

@Gaynor: Nope, it's a virtual gift card that's sent via e-mail, so it's open to everyone with internet!

Lyndsay M said...

Awesome giveaway!

lyndsay.mcadam@gmail.com

Meredith R said...

Would love to win this, I love their stuff.

Ninja Panda said...

Fabulous giveaway! It would be awesome to win this for my Mother. She's the bestest....

ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

Ninja Panda said...

Blog follower via GFC!

ninjapandawedding(at)gmail(dot)com

Kristi said...

Thank you for the chance. :)

kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

Kristi said...

I am a new follower on GFC.

kristisdeals1 at yahoo dot com

quitecontrary1977 said...

Nordstrom! My favorite! I am going to a ball, and I could use a dress! I bought one at a thrift store for $10, but I'd much prefer something a little ritzier.
quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

quitecontrary1977 said...

I follow
quitecontrary1977@hotmail.com

EMSFS said...

Count me in for the giveaway! I love Nordstrom! Thanks so much-

emsfsemsfs at gmail dot com

EMSFS said...

I am a follower on GFC-

emsfsemsfs at gmail dot com

Carolsue said...

Wow, what a generous giveaway! I'd love to win!
Carolsue
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Carolsue said...

I follow you publicly on Google Friends Connect (Carolsue)
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Carolsue said...

I posted this giveaway on my Blog
http://carolsbloggys.blogspot.com/2008/10/contests-from-our-bloggy-friends.html
digicat {AT} sbcglobal {DOT} net

Gaynor said...

Great giveaway!

ourdaybydesign@gmail.com

Gaynor said...

I'm also a follower!

Susan said...

Wow- great giveaway, I could surely find some great things to spend it on. Thanks

bairdism99 at yahoo dot com

siilenti said...

What an awesome giveaway :)

siilenti said...

Im a follower!

annalene said...

thank you so much for the chance to win!

annalene
thewideworldof (at) gmail (dot) com

annalene said...

following via google friend

Emily B. said...

Thanks for hosting a great giveaway and for a chance to win.

zippyfoot(at)hotmail(dot)com

AutumH said...

I absolutely love Nordstrom! Thank you for the opportunity!

autum22(at)gmail(dot)com

AutumH said...

Follow your blog through GFC via twitter-AutumH

autum22(at)gmail(dot)com

AutumH said...

tweeted this giveaway- http://twitter.com/AutumH/status/23116641249

autum22(at)gmail(dot)com

Michelle said...

Nordstrom is one of my absolute favorite stores, hope to win!

henleyhomefurnishings at hotmail dot com

Henria O. said...

All I can say is wow, what an awesome giveaway!

Henria - sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Henria O. said...

I'm a Google Connect follower!
sazzyfrazz at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

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Mother of the Bride Outfits said...

What an excellent bargain! Thank you.

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