How to enter: All entries must be submitted via this form and be received by June 15, 2015.
How the winner is chosen: Golden Girls Workshops will choose ten couples from the entries received. The top ten will be listed in a gallery on the Golden Girls Facebook page. Fans will vote for their favorite story/couple, narrowing entries down to a Top Five, then a Top Three and finally choosing the winner. Voting begins on July 1, 2015 and closes in August 2015.
Timeline: Entry period ends on June 15, 2015. Voting begins July 1, 2015. The winner will be announced in August 2015. Consults and planning will begin shortly thereafter. The ceremony/reception will take place early 2016, with the exact date to be announced soon.
Location: The ceremony and reception will both take place at Loft .84 in Riverside, CA.
1. Do we have to already be married to enter?
No! This is a contest for any couple, legally married, engaged, whatever.
2. Is there a limit to the number of guests we can invite?
Yes. The event will be limited to 50 guests. Think of it as an intimate gathering for you and your favorite people!
3. Do we have a say in the flowers, cake, etc?
Yes. We will have vendors hired already, but the winning couple definitely gets to plan their day and pick their color scheme, cake flavor... all that fun stuff!
4. Can we pick the date?
Unfortunately, the date has already been selected and is not able to be changed.
5. Does the winning couple supply their own attire?
No! We will supply the bride's dress and the groom's tux... unless, of course, the couple already owns what they would like to wear.
6. Can we have a bridal party?
Totally up to the bride and groom! Unfortunately, we are not able to supply bridal party attire, that will be the bridal party/couple's responsibility.
7. Will we have an "engagement" photo session beforehand?
Yes! The winning couple will have a photo session shortly after the winner has been announced.
8. Will the winning couple have to participate in any other activities as part of this giveaway?
The winning couple will be awarded the "engagement" photo session and the wedding ceremony/reception. As part of the planning process, the couple will have to be available to meet with Golden Girls Workshops and various vendors on a few different occasions before the official wedding day.
Golden Girls Workshops will also be inviting a selected number of photographers to participate in the engagement session, planning and wedding day festivities, as part of a photography workshop. The workshop attendees will be unobtrusive and will observe/assist in the photography aspect of this event. The winning couple must agree to the workshop participation.
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