Winners of the “Why I’m a Practical Bride” Contest

I took me a little longer to pick the winners to the contest then I’d expected because, well, there were 114 entries! You guys blew me away. So, drumroll please, the awards go to:

, who’s marriage to her partner won’t be legally recognized in DC:
I’m a practical bride because I bought a power of attorney before I bought my shoes.

Cara, of Peonies and Polaroids:
I’m a practical bride because I really and truly hope that our wedding won’t be the happiest day of our lives.

Broke-ass Bride:
I’m a practical bride because I believe the day is only ‘perfect’ if we end up married. To each other.

If the three of you could shoot me a email with your mailing address, your books will go in the mail post-haste.

I had a really hard time picking the winner, so I decided I had to list some runner ups. I don’t have a prize for these entries, except a round of applause:

I’m a practical bride because… I remember no amount of color coordinated ribbon will ever make me as happy as seeing my husband to be at the end of the aisle.

I’m a practical bride because the theme of my wedding is marriage.

I am a practical bride because I have no other choice. Our money’s limited, but our love is not.

I am a practical bride because I try to stay level-headed, which means not getting competitive, not getting caught up in everything I see on wedding blogs, and not feeling bad about myself for going with more traditional things (cake vs. homemade cupcakes, a church & catering hall vs. outdoors).

Congratulations to all, and a special shout out to the two grooms that entered.

(PS – editors note: looking at this post two years later, it looks like I picked super popular bloggers to win… but the funny thing is none of us where super popular at the time. Just funny writers, I suppose.)

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  • I am so pleased with your choices! I wanted Desaray to win *and* the only reason I didn’t enter was because Peony said exactly what I was going to say!

    Great idea, this competition… I loved following the comments :)

  • Anonymous

    this is why I love this blog. well done, practical brides! I tip my hat to you all.

  • bo

    these are awesome. i was very moved reading these. thank you.

  • I love Courtney’s! Amen to that!

  • These were so fun to read. I can’t imagine having to pick just one winner. I love Practical Brides:)

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