£10,000 wedding for just £750 after winning more than 20 online competitionsYou mighthave seen the following article in the papers this week, one lucky bride spent hours each day entering countless competitions to fund her dream white wedding; A BRIDE has funded the £10,000 white wedding of her childhood dreams by winning more than 20 competitions on social media. Hannah Alexander, 28, spent an hour every day entering giveaways on Facebook and Instagram after she realised that she and her partner James, 26, would not be able to afford the traditional white wedding they’d always hoped for. Hannah, 28, and James, 26, won their white wedding for virtually free by entering social media giveaways and various completions. Wehave looked up a few current ones andhere is where you could start: https://www.confetti.co.uk/competitions/win-your-dream-wedding Over the course of just 18 months, the determined bride – who works for Sainsbury’s – bagged herself a lavish reception at a nearby country hotel, professional photography to capture the day, stunning decorations, a tiered cake and even the couple’s wedding rings all for free. This incredible haul of freebies allowed childhood sweethearts Hannah and James, from Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, to marry in style in front of 60 family and friends. Hannah said: “Entering so many competitions was a job in itself. I must have entered hundreds and hundreds. “But it was all worth it. We had a fantastic day we could never have afforded.” The childhood sweethearts have been together for over 10 years and met in sixth form The couple married at the luxury hotel Moxhull Hall in nearby Sutton “James and I had the traditional white wedding we both dreamed of. Everything was absolutely perfect.” The newlyweds first met in sixth form over 10 years ago and got engaged in 2016. But with the average wedding in the UK now costing over £30,000, James and Hannah were horrified to discover they could not afford the wedding they’d always wanted. The bride said: “I was thrilled when two years ago James proposed. I’d always dreamed of a very traditional white wedding and immediately began looking at venues.” However, the two smitten supermarket workers were also saving up for a deposit on a house and simply couldn’t justify splashing thousands of pounds on a lavish ceremony. Hannah won the breathtaking venue after entering a competition on social media Hannah sold some of her prizes, including a coffee machine and fitness tracker watch, to buy her £750 wedding dress Hannah added: “We both longed for a great day. But we were also saving for a deposit for a house and our family couldn’t afford to help. “It was a huge disappointment to realise we simply couldn’t afford the sort of wedding we wanted.” Heartbroken, the couple decided to postpone their plans. The bride said: “I resigned myself to a long engagement while we saved enough to have a very basic wedding.” Hannah’s friends made cupcakes and brownies for the occasion The couple also won their stunning wedding cake through a social media competition But while browsing through Facebook in mid-2016, Hannah saw a competition to win a wedding at the nearby country hotel Moxhull Hall. We thougt you might try to enter this venue competition: https://www.bridemagazine.co.uk/competitions/win-a-wedding-at-newbury-racecourse-worth-10000-pounds Drawn to the stunning Georgian estate and gorgeous gardens, Hannah said: “I had to write why I would like to win a wedding there. “I thought, ‘why not?’ I wrote about how James and I met and how we longed to marry in 2018 to celebrate 10 years together. “I said it was exactly the sort of place where I dreamt of marrying.” The couple asked the groomsmen rented their own suits for the occasion James’ groomsmen also rented a VW camper fan to escort him to the luxury hotel After entering this one competition, Hannah then decided to try her luck at more. She said: “I heard nothing about it for months. In fact, I forgot all about it. “But entering the competition got me thinking, it might be possible to actually win our wedding. “I began researching on Facebook and Instagram for giveaways and competitions to enter.” So did we andhere is just a taste:
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