October 19, 2009

Lego Couple Winner!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 5:23 pm by Dory

Finally after a long, long absence, I am back! I am so sorry to everyone for it being 2 months since the last post. With teaching kindergarten and traveling almost every weekend (including 3 weddings!!!!), my life has been… well… a little busy. But I’m back. And get ready for some great ideas, websites, and inspiration!

And I would like to start by announcing the winner of the Lego Couple: Amanda! Please email me at BrideSaverBlog@gmail.com with your mailing address, and I’ll get the couple to you ASAP! Congrats!


August 17, 2009

New Giveaway: Lego Bride and Groom

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 9:31 pm by Dory

One of my favorite things when I was planning my wedding was all the different bride and groom pictures out there (I may have to dedicate an entire post to it, actually). I came across a Lego bride and groom, and I was hooked. I had to get them!

It was actually surprisingly easy (and free!) to get this adorable couple. Some brides use it as decoration. Some use it as a cake topper. Some just like to have it on display in their home (that was me). Well, I thought I would pass on the directions as to how to get this couple for yourself.

All you need to do is email Lego’s customer service and say that you are getting married. They will actually send you a couple (and an arch set and flowers) for free! Of course, the bride and groom may not match your hair colors, but it’s still quite cute!

As wonderful as this may be, I am going to give one lucky BrideSaver reader a set of their own. You won’t have to wait for shipping from Lego (which will take a while, I promise).

If you would like to win, just post a comment saying how you would like to use your Lego couple. The contest will be closed on September 7 at midnight. Good luck!

April 17, 2009

Finally a Winner!

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , at 6:23 pm by Dory

And after taking a break before the big day, I am so happy to come back as a married gal!

I know there is a LONG overdue winner needed for the PuffPastry Giveaway. I am so happy to say that Janil is our winner. Here is her post:

janil said,

FAntastic work and difficult choice!!! I love all of them… I choose Silver Tray of Cake, Cookies and Pastries necklace because I have to do it, but it’s really hard decide for only one!!!

Thanks for the chance!!!!

Janil, I will forward your email on, and you will be contacted soon! Congrats on winning!

March 16, 2009

PuffPastry Giveaway

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , at 6:45 pm by Dory


I was very excited for the last giveaway, and I wanted to start another one as soon as possible. I found Vivien of PuffPastry through the last giveaway, and I immediately began trying to figure out which one I wanted. They just look so delicious!

Here is what she has written to all the BrideSaver readers:
“Hi BrideSaver Readers! I love making cute sweet rings and necklaces, sewing ballgowns and quirky skirts, taking lots of pictures for my Flickr and eating candy. Lots of candy. I also spend more hours than I should looking for items to heart on Etsy and buy for my wedding. It’s nice to meet you!

Dory is hosting a giveaway on this blog. The lucky winner will get a $10 gift certificate to use in my store PuffPastry.etsy.com. To enter, just leave a comment telling me what your favorite item in my shop is. Dory will pick the winner randomly. Everyone else who enters the contest can use the coupon code “BRIDE20″ to get 20% off their order (not including shipping) until April 15, 2009. Good luck everyone!”

So you heard her! To enter, just leave a comment telling us what your favorite item in Vivien’s shop is. You will not be held to getting that item if you win.

To enter another time, just leave me a comment that you subscribed to this blog.

To enter yet another time, simply post in another message board, forum or other blog (even in the comments) about this blog. Leave the link in the comments section and you’ll have another entry!


Thanks, Vivien! I can’t wait to see the response for this one.

March 10, 2009

4 Days Left for the Giveaway

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 8:29 pm by Dory

I promise I will be updating this soon, as I have a bunch of great entries ready to go. This is a reminder that you have 4 days left to enter our Custom Peggie Couple Giveaway!!! This will close at 11:59 PM (EST) on March 14th!

March 2, 2009

Giveaway: Custom Peggie People

Posted in Uncategorized tagged , , , , at 12:01 am by Dory

In honor of our first 700 hits, I am so excited to introduce our first giveaway with Etsy seller Suzy of NakedPeggies. Suzy makes such a unique assortment of Peggies.


“What is a Peggie?” you might ask. A Peggie is a little wooden person that comes in several different shapes and sizes. They can be customized to make a bride and groom,


a family,


or even your favorite movie characters.



I personally love the Star Wars Peggies.


Suzy is such a sweet woman who is so excited to be able to be a part of BrideSaver. When I originally approached her about being our first giveaway, she responded with “I LOVE helping people save money!” Now how often do you hear of a vendor with that type of attitude? It is because of that response that I know she fits into the BrideSaver family.

How did you get started making Peggies?
“I have ALWAYS loved to paint things for friends and recently I had my own kids (boy 4, girl 3) And they LOVE homemade things, and they LOVE to craft and paint with Mommy! SO, as a stay-at-home mom I am always trying to save money.
“Before Christmas, I was looking online for dollhouse people to fill the dollhouse for my daughter that I had painted all types of furniture for, and I couldn’t find anything I liked. THEN I saw some wooden dolls, unfinished, and decided to paint them for her to look like our family. I bought WAY too many and decided to sell them off on ETSY but before I knew it I couldn’t stop coming up with new ideas for painting them and I couldn’t stop! My husband thinks I am nuts because with each new creation I giggle in anticipation! They make me laugh out loud when I am painting them.”

What is your most favorite thing to paint?
“Custom bride and groom cake toppers. I LOVE to get all types of pictures from the bride and paint the little ones to match as close as possible to the actual attire they will be wearing. The more unique the better!!”


So, Suzy is offering one set of her “Custom Happy Couple” Cake topper with pedestal for mounting to one of our lucky readers (a $45 value), because these are too fun NOT to share!!


So here’s how the giveaway will work: write a comment in this post. It will ask for your email address, but your email will only be able to be viewed by me.  I will choose one winner randomly from those that commented. For additional entries, just subscribe to this blog and post in the comments that you are now a subscriber!

Comment away! You have until March 14!