Are you just about to get married? If so, there appears to be no downside entering the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding Giveaway. And if you win, you’ll be getting hitched on May 14, 2010, whether you like it or not!
All this assumes that you’re not bashful talking about your fiance (or fiancee) and that you don’t mind being exposed to a wedding-related sales pitch or two. After all, you only get married one time (or eight (!) times, something in that area).
And just for fun, read the FAQ. Apparently, ingrates, people who haven’t even won yet, write in with less-than-gracious inquiries:
Q} – I already paid deposits to other vendors for the wedding I have been planning on my own. Can I get those deposits back?
Q} I can’t afford to take time off work. If I am the winner, will I be compensated for my time?
Q} Can we cancel the wedding if we are the winners?
(Can you imagine? I mean, really, mink coats and no manners, right ladies?)
Anyway, here are the deets. The contest starts August 4, 2009, at exactly 7:55 AM Pacific Standard Time.
You can’t win if you don’t play! And Our Schools Win Too!*
“San Francisco’s top wedding vendors are giving away a Dream Destination Wedding & Honeymoon to Napa!
Contest opens August 4, 2009. Visit www.sfweddinggiveaway.com to enter online.
Valued at $100,000.00, one deserving couple will win the wedding of their dreams. With a date set for May 14, 2010, the long list of prizes include everything a bride and groom need for the perfect dream come true.
Over 40 of the Bay Area’s most sought-after wedding professionals have gathered forces create a lavish wedding at Hotel Vitale, one of San Francisco’s most luxurious hotels, for the winning couple along with 75 of their friends and family. No stone will go unturned, as this team puts together a high-end wedding worthy of platinum status.
Afterwards, the winners will head to Milliken Creek Inn in Napa, CA for a three night honeymoon including: Dinner on board the Napa Valley Wine Train, spa treatments and a private lunch and winery tour at Robert Mondavi Winery.
“These days, it seems all we ever hear on TV is bad news, with the recession, home foreclosures, and hundreds of people losing their jobs every day,” says Liz Guthrie, the contest producer, and owner of San Jose Wedding Consultants, LLC. “Weddings are expensive, and many people cannot afford a lavish wedding, especially given the state of the economy. We wanted to offer something back to the community that has been so good to us over the years, and the 2010 San Francisco Dream Wedding seemed like the perfect opportunity.”
The winning couple will receive the following goods and services: wedding planner, coordinator and event designer; catered rehearsal dinner for 25 guests at a 1 Fort Mason; wedding ceremony and reception venue at Hotel Vitale; 3 nights’ accommodations in San Francisco; 3 nights’ accommodations in Napa; catered dinner; specialty rentals; shoes and dresses for the bride and her bridesmaids; Massage treatments in San Francisco and again in Napa; bridal party hair and makeup; jewelry for bride; wedding rings for bride and groom; wedding cake and grooms’ cake; engagement, rehearsal and wedding photography; videography; classical guitarist; cocktail hour jazz trio; party band for reception; DJ/emcee; custom invitations and wedding stationery; specialty lighting; limo transportation; photo booth; wedding favors; and more…
*Our schools win in only the most indirect sense.