No matter what you’re buying or where you’re shopping, it’s so frustrating to find the perfect item only to discover that it doesn’t come in the right color. And when it happens in the middle of searching for wedding stationery, it’s twice as stressful! Luckily, sites like Basic Invite allow you to choose from nearly unlimited colors for each element of your favorite stationery designs and this week they’re giving away $700 in free stationery to one lucky Snippet & Ink reader!

 

 

To eliminate the risk factor of ordering an entire batch of invitations without seeing them in person, Basic Invite will send you printed samples of your actual invitation – not the generic stock version – so you can preview exactly what your guests will receive! Trust us, you’ll love getting a sneak peek at the high-quality paper and gorgeous colors.

 

 

Keeping your stationery and paper details in sync from save the dates to dinner menus is one less thing to worry about with Basic Invite! Each design is part of a matching set, so you can take the guesswork out of coordinating your overall look.

 

 

As promised, Basic Invite is giving away a $700 credit towards any stationery available on their site – you could order 100 invitations, RSVP cards, direction cards, accomodation cards, thank you cards, and more! To enter, leave a comment below and let us know which designs you can’t wait to order!

 

Contest begins Monday July 20, 2015 at 9:30AM PCT, and ends Friday July 24, 2015 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

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This post is sponsored by Basic Invite.

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So many brides today are looking for boutique label wedding gowns and one-of-a-kind designs, and we love seeing standout styles on the brides we feature! In New York City, Japanese designer Tomomi Okubo is creating classic, vintage-inspired bridal looks that we know you’re going to love. Better yet, she’s giving away a FREE wedding dress to one lucky Snippet & Ink reader!

 

 

Tomomi’s 2015 collection offers a range of silhouettes sure to flatter every bride while her use of European lace and silk adds a classic vintage look that can be difficult to come by  today. From the Poppy gown’s plunging neckline to the tea length Zinnia dress, each design would turn heads going down the aisle!

 

 

 

After years of honing her craft with top design houses including Comme des Garçons and Ralph Lauren, it’s no wonder why Tomomi Okubo’s lovely gowns were spotted at New York International Bridal Week 2015. Currently her designs are available exclusively through her online shop and are made to order, allowing for custom skirt lengths and other key changes that can make or break a dress-buying experience!

 

 

Tomomi Okubo is offering a FREE wedding gown to one of our wonderful readers. The winner will receive a custom-made Lily gown, pictured above. This gown is one of Tomomi’s personal favorites which can take between 12 and 15 weeks to create (not including shipping time). To enter our wedding dress giveaway, comment below describing how you envision yourself on your wedding day! Good luck!

UPDATE: This contest is now closed.  We’ve announced a winner!  Congrats to Abby who said “What a gorgeous dress! I want a simple wedding with BBQ, lawn games, and root beer floats. That dress looks stunning, without being too over the top. Perfectly my style!”

 

Contest begins Monday, July 6, 2015 at 9:30AM PCT, and ends Friday, July 10, 2015 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

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Today, we have a super sparkly giveaway for one lucky Snippet & Ink reader – a beautiful pair of Ritani diamond stud earrings! Whether you decide to gift them to your maid of honor who’s helped you through every step of wedding planning or wear them as your “something new” on the big day, diamonds, after all, are a girl’s best friend!

 

 

All Ritani diamonds are ethnically sourced and certified, and each piece is handcrafted in New York. Every item, whether it’s a diamond pendant, a pair of earrings, or your engagement ring, can be customized, so it’s perfectly suited to your style.

 


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One lucky Snippet & Ink reader will choose a pair of round or princess cut diamond studs set in 14kt white gold worth $525! The princess cut studs are set in a classic four-prong basket setting; if you fancy the round cut, you can pick either a four-prong basket setting or three-prong martini setting.

 

To enter, just pop over to Ritani and browse their beautiful jewelry. Then come back to this post and leave a comment letting us know which piece you’d most like to wear on your wedding day. And make sure to leave your email address so we can contact you if you win!

UPDATE:  This contest is now closed.  Congrats to the winner, Tiffany who said: “The Round Four-Prong Basket Diamond Stud Earrings would go perfectly with the solitaire necklace I plan on wearing at my wedding. My fiance’s family gave me the necklace when we got engaged– it was the stone from his grandmother’s engagement ring that she managed to keep while escaping Germany during the Holocaust.”

 

Contest begins Monday, June 22, 2015 at 9:30AM PCT, and ends Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

Official contest rules.

 

This post is sponsored by Ritani. 

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Does anybody else here have a habit of constantly shopping for home decor? With summer parties approaching, it’s the perfect time to switch up our tableware and accents, right? From linens to serving bowls, there are just so many options to get lost in while you’re “online window shopping.” Luckily, there are sites we can count on to always have beautiful items when we’re looking for something really special and today one of our favorite stores, Tabula Tua, is offering a $350 giveaway for Snippet & Ink readers!

Tabula Tua is a perfectly-styled shop filled with the most beautiful, handcrafted tableware and home decor in Chicago’s charming, upscale Lincoln Park neighborhood. For those of us who can’t drop in and browse in person, their newly revamped online store is the perfect way to check out their latest products – we can’t stop shopping their Match pewter collection and Catstudio pillows!

 

 

With an online wedding registry, gift cards, and a collection of designers and artists from Vietri to Juliska, Tabula Tua comes to the rescue for every possible gift-giving occasion… Or when you need a little something for yourself. We won’t tell! With all of the latest trends like hammered copper, rustic cheese boards, and more, it’s impossible to resist.

The next time you need the perfect hostess gift or housewarming present, save yourself some time and head straight to Tabula Tua! They’ve personally curated the best options for your every need – all you have to do is click! The best part? Everything in their store is so unique, you’ll never have to worry about having or giving the same tableware, home decor, or furnishings as everyone on the block.

If you’ve already picked out your favorite items on their site, you’re in luck! The $350 gift card giveaway is easy to enter and is only available for Snippet & Ink readers – just leave a comment on this post telling us which gorgeous item you can’t wait to buy!

UPDATE: This contest is now closed. Congrats to the winner, Stephanie who said: “I would love to have the mr. and mrs. Dessert plates. They would be so perfect for our wedding and our home!”

Contest begins Monday, June 1, 2015 at 9:30AM PCT, and ends Friday, June 5, 2015 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink and announced on this post. Please note: winner must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

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This post is sponsored by Tabula Tua.

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GIVEAWAY! WIN 1 LUXURY ACCOUNT WITH A PERSONALIZED WEDDING CODE ($85 VALUE) + CUSTOM DESIGN WORK ($275 VALUE) FROM APPY COUPLE! TOTAL $360 VALUE.

Being a good wedding host means making things as easy and stress-free for your guests as possible, and that starts long before the wedding day, with a wedding website that has everything from RSVPs to travel details to registry information. Look no further than Appy Couple! With its intuitive drag and drop interface, it’s so easy, it practically builds itself – and with hundreds of designs to choose from, it’s beautiful too!

 

Here’s just a handful of the things we love about Appy Couple:

• It’s a truly all-in-one integrated wedding website and wedding app. Appy brings everything together for you so you can easily and elegantly create your wedding website and wedding app once and publish anywhere—on any device.

• Appy Couple makes guest lists and RSVPs super easy to manage, with the ability to upload your entire guest list, send personalized emails to guests, and even receive push notifications whenever a guest RSVPs.

• Everything your guests want to know: travel details, registry info, dining options, plus child care, weather, directions, and more.

• Fun interactive elements – guests can upload photos, give virtual champagne toasts, and even contribute to an iTunes playlist.

 

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Getting started with Appy Couple is easy. Choose any design created by Appy’s award-winning design team, pay a one-time fee ($35 to $69, depending on which collection you choose from), and you’re ready to go! You can change the design at any time, and as many times as you’d like – for FREE! – and your website and app will update immediately and automatically. We love that!

 

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** UPDATE:  This contest is now closed.  Congrats to winner, Kristen who said “I really love pink chrysanthemum! Beautiful.” 

If you’re as excited about Appy Couple as we are, then you’re going to love this: one Snippet & Ink reader will win luxury account plus custom design work by Appy’s design team, a $360 value! To enter, check out Appy Couple’s current styles for inspiration, then leave a comment here with the name of your favorite design. And don’t forget to enter your email address, too.

Contest begins Monday, March 23, 2015 at 9:00AM PDT, and ends Friday, March 27, 2015 at 11:59PM PDT. Winner will be selected by Snippet & Ink, and announced on this post. Please note: winners must live in the United States or Canada (excluding Quebec).

 

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