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Monday, November 15, 2010

Lucky Duck

I love Bridal least now I do.  I cringed at the thought that throngs of brides to be, mother of the brides and bridal attendants would converge on one spot to crowd tiny booths elbowing and shoving to get at free pens and pencils.  I was wrong.  And slightly over-exaggerating - but only slightly. 

There are tons of brides with entourages in tow (even the occasional fiance - poor guy).  Some are cordial, some do shove for the pens and pencils, but most are very willing to chat on and on incessantly about the tiny details of their weddings.  So I was in love.  I was no longer the only female with "wedding" on the brain 24/7.  When I realized there were give-aways at the expos, I was even more interested to attend.  Then I started winning. 

People say I am a "lucky" person and I guess I should believe them.  I've won a prize at every expo I've attended.  First one I ever went to: Bachelorette Party to NYC to see the Awesome 80's Prom  Next time I attended: MaryKay home spa day for the bride and bridesmaids.  This past weekend, I won an additional MaryKay package but gave it to another future bride who was with me. 

I'm addicted now.  I want to go to win.  I want to enter every contest at every booth.  I have created a new email address used for the sole purpose of entering.  I created stickers (at the advice of my future sister-in-law) so I don't waste time filling out the entry cards.  I analyze the numbers on my raffle tickets to try and figure out if any combination of the numbers contains or can make my "lucky numbers".  I stalk out certain booths and put multiple entries in for the prizes. 

I am going to keep going.  I am certain to win a honeymoon at an expo in the next 22 some odd months I have left before we tie the knot.  Are you hooked?  Do you attend every chance you get?  Have you won anything at any expos? 


Danielle said...

I've been to one bridal expo, but didn't win anything. I took my best friend to the Awesome 80s Prom when it was in Chicago for her bachelorette party. There was a group of us and it was SO. MUCH. FUN!

Btw.. I found your blog on weddingbee and I'll totally follow you!

Sara said...

Sounds like an awesome time!! I *just* got married, and never had the time to do the expo circuit but it sounds like it is a ton of fun! keep it up, free stuff rocks!! Good plan with the extra email address, I did the same thing for all wedding related plans and it helped so much with organization.

I found your blog on the weddingbee post and am following now, looking forward to reading more. :-)