And the winners are…

It’s official! The first ever Manolo for the Brides Sweepstakes is over. Dunso. Finito.

Don't tell sci-fi contest cat who she ought to be!

The first $50 prize winner, as chosen by a random number generator was Claire, of Confessions of a Chronic Dork. She described her ultimate wedding wish thusly:

I would love to have a live swing band at my wedding. There are only two problems with that fantasy (other than the fact that I’m not yet engaged): 1) Money. 2) Neither the boyfriend nor I know how to swing dance. We’d love to take lessons sometime, but as the relationship is currently long-distance, that might be hard. But I can dream, right?

On to the second $50 prize winner! Kristin, concerned with her coiffure, wrote:

If the budget allowed, I would be flying my hairdresser to my DW in Cancun. In all of my 25 years, she is the only person who has known what to do with my coarse, frizzy, not-curly-but-not-straight ramen noodle hair. It makes me a little scared to think about the pompom I am going to have on my head on my wedding day, what with the humidity and all… and my dearest LeeAnn won’t be there to flat iron it, spray it down or coax it into submission!

And now, on to the $150 grand prize winner, Debra. She’s already married, and from the tone of her comment, it must have been a beautiful day.

There’s not much I would change about my wedding. To me, it was a dream. Nonetheless, I would have loved to be able to fly out my overseas relatives to attend the wedding…we had lots of his family there, which was nice, but I missed being able to share such a wonderful day with my extended family.

Congrats to the winners are in order, and I absolutely have to thank everyone who entered. I LOVED reading your ultimate wedding wishes! FYI: Either I or the Manolo himself will be contacting the winners shortly.

If you commented to let me know that Manolo for the Brides is on your blogroll and I haven’t added you yet, rest assured that I’ll be doing that tonight. With so many comments coming in, I figured it would be easier to update my own roll en masse once the contest was over.

Cheers, and thanks again for playing!

10 Responses to “And the winners are…”

  1. Claire says:

    Wow, I usually never win anything. This will be awesome for buying textbooks next semester. Thanks!

  2. Twistie says:

    Congratulations to the winners! It was a lot of fun reading all the entries.

  3. Jessica says:

    Love your site! I added you to the blogroll at Stella Event Design!

  4. Kristin says:

    Yay! I am TOTALLY calling LeeAnn for a haircut.

    Loved reading everyone’s entries… this was a great idea.

  5. Debra says:

    WOW!! I’m so excited. Who knew that reliving my wedding would win me $150?

  6. Martina says:

    I added you to my blogroll and forgot to mention it in my post… If you’d like to add me to yours anyhow, I’d love it tons.

  7. Tobe says:

    It’s funny, you only post the comments that don’t criticize you.

  8. I’m not sure what you’re referring to Tobe, considering that your comment in the Man Registry Post was and remains posted. If you had a comment in that thread or another thread that was deleted accidentally — the spam catcher isn’t foolproof — just repost it.

  9. Tobe says:

    I said you had criticized that man site for being stereotypical – what do you call your photo for this entry? Can anyone say sterotype????

  10. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, Tobe, so I’m glad you reposted your comment.

    Just for you, I’m updating the image to something that I hope will prove less offensive!