Gettin’ More when Gettin’ Hitched

Weddings are super expensive but NYC’s Carlton Hotel is offering couples special savings and perks galore with their “Gettin’ More when Gettin’ Hitched promotion!

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The newly renovated property has teamed up with some of the city’s most prestigious brands to offer couples exclusive offerings including:

Buff up on Beauty
15% discount on the Bride-To-Be package at Oasis Day Spa including Swedish massage, body wrap, salt scrub, and signature facial.
Get picture perfect at Benefit Cosmetics with a complimentary makeup rehearsal at Bloomingdale’s.
Complimentary bath and shower gel, and hand/arm or temple treatment at Molton Brown.

A Little Sexy Something
Complimentary “Just Married” (or customized “one-of-a-kind behind”) in Swarovski crystals added onto your bikini bottom with the purchase of Malia Mills Swimwear.
Complimentary intimate apparel consultation at Ripplu, as well as 20% discount on lingerie for the bride and her bridal party.

Couples Retreat
For those who fill 100% of their room blocks, The Carlton will treat the couple to a complimentary one-bedroom suite for the bride and groom for the night of their wedding, including continental breakfast for two and Champagne upon arrival.
Service fees will be specially waived for couples booking their honeymoon package though Honeymoons Galore.

The Carlton hotel’s multiple event spaces can be used for a host of wedding events ranging from an intimate rehearsal dinner to a grand scale wedding reception.  With more than 6,000 square feet of elegant space, The Carlton offers seven, unique reception-friendly rooms, accommodating anywhere from 20 to 400 guests.

*Please mention the “Gettin’ more while Gettin’ Hitched” package while booking. Offer valid for wedding contracts signed now through December 31, 2009. For more information contact Bonnie Somerstein at (646) 472-3627.

Monday Morning Freebie – 200 Custom Postcards

Happy Monday.

Today I’ve a great prize giveaway from UPrinting.com for 200 custom postcards!

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I can think of a zillion uses for these like change of address cards, save the dates, shower invitations, Custom Greeting Cards for the holidays, thank you notes and DIY projects.  Two lucky winners will be selected.

For my wedding, I used Custom Postcards to share instructions with our guests on how to upload their candid wedding photos to our Smugmug account. Cute right?

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I put them in the out of town bags and had a friend hand them out at the wedding to everyone with a camera. It worked out great and it was such a fun way to see photos while we waiting for the professional pictures.

Two lucky winners will receive:

  • 200 Custom Postcards (choose your size: 4×6, 4.25×6, 5×7″); 14pt gloss or matte, 13 pt uncoated
  • Full Color on both sides (4/4)
  • Shipping must be paid by winner. Offer valid for UNITED STATES SHIPPING ONLY.

How to enter:

  1. Subscribe to Globetrotting Bride
  2. Leave a comment below describing how you would use the postcards
  3. For an extra entry, tweet or blog about the contest and let me know
  4. Contest ends at midnight, August 30th.  Check here on August 31st for the winner announcement.

Free Mexican Getaway, anyone??

Want to win a free getaway to Los Cabos?  Of couse you do!

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Just head over to Origins and enter their “Leave it all behind” sweepstakes.  The grand prize includes two roundtrip tockets on Continental Airlines and a three-night stay at the Marquis Los Cabos beachfront resort.

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You’ll also enjoy two rejuvenating spa treatments AND the entire collection of Origins Gloomaway products (citrusy cleansers, mists and soaps!).

This would be a great bachelorette getaway or honeymoon!  Deadline for entry is August 31, 2008.  Good luck!

Vintage Travel – Free Virtual Rubber Stamps for you DIY Gals

I saw these on iDiY and I think they’d be so great for a vintage travel inspired Save the Date card, escort cards or even wedding invitation RSVPs. Click here for the full story and directions for downloading the free vintage postcard Epherma Brushes.

Want to win a wedding website makeover?

Everybody’s getting a new look, you should too!

Prima Donna Bride, my favorite South African wedding blog, unveiled her new look last week and it is fabulous, just fabulous! She’s hosting a contest where one lucky winner will get a website makeover from thatWindow, the young energetic designer who did hers!


If you think your site needs a new look or if you’re just starting out in the wedding industry, you’ll want to check out the details here.

You have till Friday to enter so don’t delay!

Free honeymoon anyone???? And yes, you choose the location!!!

A free honeymoon where you pick the destination! What’s better than that?? PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com is running a contest for all you recessionistas out there.

One lucky winner will get a $2,000 Marriott Honeymoon TravelCard redeemable at any Marriott hotel, anywhere in the world! The TravelCard can be used for everything including room nights, spa treatments, golf, and even breakfast in bed!

Contest ends June 30th and you can enter once per email address per day using the contest entry form. That means go back every day to increase your odds! Hey, you gotta be in it to win it.

And if you’re still looking for your dream wedding gown, check out the great deals on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. Half price Vera Wang, anyone??

Free honeymoon anyone???? And yes, you choose the location!!!

A free honeymoon where you pick the destination! What’s better than that?? PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com is running a contest for all you recessionistas out there.

One lucky winner will get a $2,000 Marriott Honeymoon TravelCard redeemable at any Marriott hotel, anywhere in the world! The TravelCard can be used for everything including room nights, spa treatments, golf, and even breakfast in bed!

Contest ends June 30th and you can enter once per email address per day using the contest entry form. That means go back every day to increase your odds! Hey, you gotta be in it to win it.

And if you’re still looking for your dream wedding gown, check out the great deals on PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com. Half price Vera Wang, anyone??