Birchbox Bridal Box Giveaway//closed

We all know my deep love for Birchbox. It’s a monthly subscription (like a magazine subscription), that brings a box to your doorstep or mailbox once a month full of product samples! It’s a great way to learn about new products! Plus, everything is travel sized, so you can throw it in your purse and keep it with you all day! I love that. 

Birchbox has a Limited Edition Bridal Box that I’m going to open up with you today. It’s full of fancy products from top companies that are great for preparing for the Big Day.

These adorable little flowers can be pinned on flats, scarves, belts, purses, your wedding binder, or even on your maid of honor while you are wedding dress shopping. 

A pair of flats in case you had too many errands to run in your 3 inch heels. These fold up and can be thrown in your purse!

I love the Benefit highbeam pearly liquid. It’s great for achieving a natural looking glow, without looking shiny. 
See the glow up by her cheekbones and temple? That can be recreated with Benefit’s highbeam. Imagine how great that would look in photos on your wedding day.

As you can see, this Bridal Box would be an absolute delight to receive for yourself, or to give a as a gift. And Christmas can be the time of year when men pop the question, so you or your friends may be in need of this Box soon! 

Birchbox is giving away a Limited Edition Bridal Box to a lucky reader! And it doesn’t matter if you are engaged, married or single–anyone would enjoy the goodies in this box!

How To Enter The BIRCHBOX Bridal Box Giveaway:

1. Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment below (with your email address) telling me which is better, elope/destination wedding or traditional wedding?

2. For a second chance to win, Follow Birchbox on Twitter and leave a separate comment below (with your email address) telling me that you did.

3. For a third chance to win, “Like” Birchbox on Facebook and leave a separate comment (with your email address) below telling me that you did.

The giveaway will end 8:00a EST December 2, 2011. The winner will be chosen via Random.Org and notified via e-mail. Only valid for US residents.

Congratulations to Deanna!

Deanna Said: I’m a follower of your blog and love all your tutorials. Traditional weddings are the way to go! Winning this would be perfect for my big day in July!

Enjoy your Bridal Box!

2 More Winners:

Natalie Bell said…

Destination wedding all the way! I feel like it would be extra special that way. 

I would LOVE to win this gift set so I can give it to my best friend, who got engaged a few months ago and is planning her beach wedding as we speak! This would be a great pick-me-up for her.

Jenny said…
I am a follower of your blog :)
Having just been married myself this past May, I would say traditional wedding. We paid for and planned it all ourselves…and it was amazing. 
However, I am the MOH in a wedding in June at the beach. So, I def think there’s pros to a destination wedding, too!

Congrats to Jenny and Natalie (and Deanna from the original win) on your Birchbox Bridal Box!

Thanks again to all who entered. :) 


  1. says

    For many people (at least me and my friends), their wedding is going to be “destination” for at least a portion of the guests – it just depends on who you want to travel – family or friends? I’m choosing to get married where I live now, so it’s a destination for my family.

    (I follow your blog on reader! My email is lnmckenzie at gmail dot com)

  2. says

    I’m a follower, and I LOVE this. I’m a fan of the traditional weddings for my family’s participation, but if I hadn’t had anyone else to consider but myself and my husband, I think we would have just eloped.

  3. says

    Small destination with close family and friends.

    After your last giveaway I immediately signed up! I loved getting my box last month!


  4. Liz Thornton says

    What a great giveaway! I had a traditional wedding and kind of wished I had eloped :)


  5. Michea says

    I follow your blog :)

    I had a destination wedding in Vegas, but I kind of wish I would have had a more traditional wedding.

    I LOVE High Beam, I’ve been using it for years–Benefit makeup is awesome!


  6. Anonymous says

    I’ve always thought that eloping would mean less stress but when it came time for my wedding, I couldn’t imagine not having a traditional ceremony for all of my friends and family to attend.


  7. says

    Hey Kate! When I married my hubby, we were in the middle of planning a big traditional wedding. I was in school and he was 3 hours away..I was seriously stressed so we decided that we weren’t going through all of the headache of planning anymore. We called all of our family on a Thursday and got married that Saturday. Not everyone came but the ones who mattered did. :)

  8. says

    The type of wedding definitely depends on the couple. I can see pros for each of the three, but for my husband and I we chose a traditional wedding. Our wedding was such an encouraging day because we had so many friends and family to share that day with us. These were people who had been praying for our future spouse all of our lives and encouraged us while we waited. So, eloping or a far-away destination wedding wasn’t for us.

    Aubrey Bevans

  9. says

    I’m following your blog, and if I had to do it again, I’d do a small wedding with just the closest friends and family. skcompton at gmail dot com

  10. says

    Traditional wedding! I think it’s hard to make your guests/friends/family take time off of work and pay to stay for a few days for a destination wedding, it may not be how they would want to choose to spend their hard earned vacation time or money. I would feel guilty and that’s not the point of a wedding celebration.

  11. says

    Obviously the perfect wedding choice is different for everyone. I had a traditional wedding and loved it, but I also would have loved a destination wedding (but that wasn’t in the budget)!

  12. says

    Traditional Wedding since it is family tradition in my family to get married in the same church. Also, most everyone can come and celebrate your special day! Although, who doesn’t love a destination wedding, less stress and more fun!


  13. Tiffany says

    I am a subscriber to your blog. I’m super excited about this give away!
    My boyfriend and I are having a traditional wedding. I think it just depends on what’s best for the couple and it’s very important to us to share that day with our closest friends and family.

  14. says

    I am a follower. Given that I had a traditional wedding, I would say that is the best, although it would have been nice to elope & save all of that money for something grand (like a house)!

  15. says

    Destination wedding so that the honeymoon, wedding, and an awesome trip could be rolled into one! I got married earlier this year, and we didn’t get to honeymoon, because we found out we had to move to Houston. Fortunately, our wedding day was amazing, and that’s enough for me!

  16. says

    I got married a year ago and had some major stress that came from one of my parents. I kept saying we should have just eloped. I loved my wedding, but it would be nice to have an intimate wedding with just me and my husband. So elope on some tropical island (Tori Spelling style) would be my choice.


  17. says

    Following you…wow that sounds creepy!

    As much as I love reading wedding blogs, eloping seems so much easier to me. If it weren’t for my future in-laws wanting to be there, I would get on a plane to Vegas tomorrow.

  18. says

    i follow you in my google reader, i hope that counts! this would be awesome to win. i am planning a wedding and broke as heck! :)

    also, i am thinking eloping sounds veeeeeeeeeeery good right now.

  19. says

    Destination wedding all the way! I feel like it would be extra special that way.

    I would LOVE to win this gift set so I can give it to my best friend, who got engaged a few months ago and is planning her beach wedding as we speak! This would be a great pick-me-up for her.

  20. says

    We did a traditional wedding, but I can totally see why people either elope or do destination! It makes me want to do it over again — to the same guy, of course, but in a different way. :)

    I follow you in my google reader & am constantly inspired!

  21. says

    This would be absolutely perfect for my SIL who’s getting married next May! :)

    I’m a follower of your blog. I like traditional weddings. That’s what I’d always dreamed of as a little girl so that’s what I did when I got married. I always loved the idea of a huge party with everyone I knew there. :)

  22. says

    My SIL is getting married in April! This would be a great Christmas present for her! I had a traditional wedding and loved my whole family being there. I think they are the best!


  23. says

    I got married in a court house. While it was not what I originally planned, after seeing many friends stress over their weddings days, I think I had the right idea. My husband and I plan to do a renewal complete with the wedding dress next year, but without the stress and big party.

  24. says


    I’m a follower (lisa_carbone) via GFC. For me personally I didn’t have a “traditional” wedding…we were married in a Civil Ceremony, had a lovely party with family and immediately went off to our honeymoon the next day. So I guess I’m would choose “other” if that were an option! LOL

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway
    Cheers, Lisa

  25. Anonymous says

    I had a traditional wedding, but if I had more disposable income, a destination wedding would be lovely. I’d feel like I had to help pay for certain family members’ travel though.

    jennenai (at)

  26. Christie says

    I’m a follower!
    I’m in the midst of planning our traditional wedding- I want all of our friends and family to be able to be with us on our big day!

    norman74 at hotmail dot com

  27. says

    Hi! I follow your blog :) Also, I think it totally depends on the couple. My hubby and I did a destination wedding, my parents eloped (and have been married for 28 years and counting), and my brother is going traditional. Whichever way to go, it’s about celebrating the marriage you’re beginning!

  28. says

    I love “traditional” weddings, but if I won the lottery, I would be tempted to have a fantastic destination wedding (and pay for everyone’s travel)!

    sarahelizabethedwards (at) gmail (dot) com

  29. says

    Thanks for this great giveaway! We are planning a distination wedding in Maui, Hawaii this coming Feb. I’m super excited for the sunny warm beach wedding. Thanks for posting this. I’m getting some good ideas on what I need to bring with me to the wedding.

  30. says

    Hi – my name is Caitlin and I love love love your blog with all the hair tips and all your daily life stories! :) My mom also loves your how-to videos – thanks for posting them! My email is:

    I’ve also subscribed to Birchbox and really love it! It would be so fun to win this box! :) And I prefer traditional weddings! Thanks for this giveaway!

  31. says

    Destination weddings are very dreamy. But, traditional is the kind that I’m planning with my daughter right now. I’m a new follower and love your blog! I’ve spent all morning watching your hairstyling tutorials.

  32. says

    Our best friends all eloped in tropical places, so I know there’s plenty of drama to be had in either choice! I’d like to think that we were able to cut a good deal out of our halfway-kind of wedding last month, and despite everything that went wrong I’m still glad we were able to have family there with us. Wish I’d known about your tutorials before I let that salon touch my hair, though!

  33. says

    I want a traditional wedding- though with some recent pintrest additions I’ve seen lately!

    I follow you, and follow birchbox on twitter

    laurasuther (at) gmail dot com

  34. says

    I’m a follower of your blog! I personally think traditional weddings are pretty awesome (that’s what I had), but I can see the appeal to eloping/destination wedding.


  35. says

    I’m a follower! I don’t think one is better than another as I think that weddings are highly personal and important events! I think that however YOU want to celebrate it is the best! We thought about eloping, because how simple and romantic, right? Then we thought about doing a very small wedding, destination style, but realized that some of the people we wanted to be there wouldn’t be able to make the trip, so we finally settled on a small, traditional wedding. It was the best choice for us because it was important to us that our closest friends and family were there with us to share out vows :)

  36. says

    Hey there! My email is JSTeach08(at)gmail(dot)com.

    I would personally love to go on vacation and come back married. That way I could keep it intimate and spend more money on us than on a great party… BUT my brother and my sister both eloped and my mom really wants to be present at my wedding. And my boyfriend’s parents want to be there, too. Oh well. We’ll keep it small!

  37. says

    I had a traditional wedding, but if I had to do it all over again I would totally elope. But I would also come back and throw a huge party/reception to see everyone and just have fun with all of my family and friends.

  38. says

    Love this! I follow your blog. On a selfish level, I would LOVE to elope if I had to do it again… so much stress and I hate being the center of attention. We would have missed our family and friends too much, though!

    kayleighjappe (at) gmail (dot) com

  39. Brigid says

    We are having a traditional wedding next fall! We both come from very large, loving families and it is important to us that they all feel as included as possible so we are trying to keep it local!

    PS Love this blog!

  40. says

    I’m a married gal and I had a traditional wedding, but I love the idea of a destination wedding. My Husband is from Scotland and I think it would have been magical to have gotten married there! : )

  41. Kaci M. says

    I am definitely all for traditional style weddings. There is something so elegant and classy about having a traditional ceremony where all family and friends can be there to celebrate your day :)


  42. says

    I’m a follower of your blog. I had a traditional wedding. It was wOnderful, but sometimes I wish I would have spent the money on a nice long honeymoon.
    Llswanner at gmail dot com

  43. says

    I’m a follower! I want a planned elopement. Nothing big or fancy, just me and my guy and a few of my closest friends and family. And then a reception elsewhere to appease everyone else. 😀

  44. says

    i dont really think it matters – traditional or destination. i’m sure they would both be lovely! mine was very small, traditional, which was perfect. for me the most important part was to be married, not have a huge wedding =)

  45. Vanessa says

    Eeek! Love this! =) I follow via Bloglovin’ (I can’t via Google) – please count if possible! :)

    Traditional wedding, definetly. 😉

  46. says

    This box is just awesome! I’m in the middle of planning our very traditional wedding for next year. I cannot imagine planning a wedding that’s happening 100s of miles away!

  47. says

    I am a follower via my google reader. I am having a more traditional wedding so I think that’s what I’m partial to. I love the planning and thinking about all the different things that we want as a part of our big day and I also love that my family and friends will be able to be there instead of limiting it to the ones that will be able to make the journey for a destination wedding. That said, I don’t think there’s one type that is superior – it just depends on what you and your honey want for your big day :)

  48. says

    I’m currently planning an Aug 2012 wedding. It will be very traditional and in my hometown. Since my fiancée and I live 6.5 hours away so it will be a destination wedding for us! :)

    whitneyrcalhoun (at) gmail (dot) com

  49. says

    I’m a traditional kinda girl. They can be simple or you can go all out! Plus I love being with my family and friends!

    fergyrunner (at) yahoo (dot) com

  50. says

    This is such a fantastic giveaway. I could really use this stuff. My traditional wedding is 5 months away from tomorrow! I’m a follower!
    Kristinaj2380 at yahoo dot com

  51. says

    Hi Kate! I found your blog on via pinterest and have been browsing for a while. I’m happy to now be an official follower!

    I had a destination wedding nearly 12 years ago and to this day I would not have done it any other way. I love the beauty of a traditional wedding but all of planning and drama are too much for me.

  52. says

    I’m a follower of your blog! I’m getting married in April. We aren’t having a destination wedding, but our wedding is going to be far from traditional :)

    sarah (dot) ann (dot) willett (at) gmail (dot) com

  53. says

    I’m a follower on Google Reader!!
    I love your blog, and your birchbox posts are fantastic.

    In my experience, an elopement would have been much better, easier, and more hassle-free. Plus, no overbearing family members to control your entire wedding 😉

  54. says

    i follow your blog! and i had a traditional wedding… i like them best because i loved celebrating with all of our friends and family there!

  55. says


    I think I prefer a traditional wedding with a few non-traditional touched added in. Like different music, readings etc. That’s what my husband and I did 😉

  56. says

    Hi! I love your blog, I actually just watched one of your videos last night on how to curl hair!

    I just got engaged on 11.11.11, it was 11 days before my birthday and after 11 years together! We’re planning a private beach wedding for next year and I cannot wait!

    jchokie79 at gmail dot com

  57. says

    I think it depends your budget. My first one was traditional and took a lot of planning and money. My second one was a destination & was very simple. The biggest cost was hotel and flight. I think one needs to look at budget and reality and see what they want.


  58. says

    I am a traditional person! I just got engaged 3 weeks ago to my high school sweetheart, who I have been dating for almost 9 years! This would be an amazing way to start getting ready for the planning that is coming ahead! (Ps. because of your rave reviews for birchbox – I subscribed for a monthly membership – my first box arrives on the 10th :)) Thanks for the great giveaway!! – Danielle
    dsoucier03 (at) gmail (dot) com

  59. Anonymous says

    i would want a small wedding, or as small as it could be with family and close friends!

  60. says

    I’m a follower! I loved my very traditional wedding, but if I had to do it all over again with no input from anyone, I would have a destination wedding :)


  61. says

    I follow!

    I’m definitely a traditional girl when it comes to weddings, though my husband and I are joking about renewing our vows in Vegas with Elvis. :)

  62. says

    I have already had a traditional wedding, and while wonderful, if I had to do it all over again I think I would choose a destination wedding and just have a reception/party back home. All the fun without all the stress!

  63. Anonymous says

    I’m following your blog – love it! My sister would love this Birchbox, she’s getting married in June.

    kiki5571 (at)

  64. Anonymous says

    And of course I “liked” Birchbox on Facebook, I love it!

    thanks for the giveaway!

    terilybb (at) aol (dot) com

  65. says

    I think destination are better! As a wedding planner who isn’t married I have learned a lot of things, and the most important thing for the wedding is the couple, not the party. Do destination wedding with the people you most care about, then come home and throw a “we got married” party! Best of both worlds, not to mention your friends will appreciate it.

  66. says

    I’m a follower!

    I think a traditional wedding is the way to go! We’re planning a big fete for our families because it’s the one time we can ask everyone to be together in one place!


  67. Anonymous says

    As someone currently planning a traditional wedding, I can say without a doubt that ELOPING is the way to go!

    jessicamoore43 (at)

  68. says

    Definitely destination. I did traditional and it was fun the day of, but all the planning and family arguments were a headache.

    jkroll2010 (at) gmail (dot) com

  69. says

    Hi! I am one of your followers and also a Birch Box receiver! I signed up for Birch Box after seeing all of the great things you were getting each month. I am also ENGAGED!! So this would be perfect! I am planning a traditional wedding. I love anything vintage/rustic so I am planning my wedding at an old railroad museum! Can’t wait! This birch box would be perfect! Do I get it because I am already a subscriber??


  70. says

    I always wish I could have afforded a destination or a traditional wedding. I got a mixture of eloping/convenience/emergency wedding lol.

    brilliantbruja at gmail dot com

  71. Anonymous says

    I follow your blog!

    I would opt for a traditional wedding, although a destination wedding would be a lot of fun too!

  72. says

    I am a follower of your blog… love it!

    Having not been married yet myself, I keep envisioning my wedding day to be traditional and intimate. And don’t forget the dramatic dress!

    brennaalyson (at) gmail (dot) com

  73. Stephani says

    Hi Kate! I liked Birchbox on FB.

    I think a traditional wedding is best for the families and the bride and groom to be able to enjoy the day with their loved ones; however, a destination wedding would be a lot less stressful! :)


  74. Anonymous says

    We were kind of poor when we got married and since it was both of our second wedding, we eloped.
    I just discovered your blog through Pinterest, which I just discovered a few days ago. I love your blog! We have similar hair and I am so glad I now know what to do with my hair:) Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  75. nap says

    I had a destination wedding in the US Virgin Islands. It was fun but if I had to do it over again I would have a morning wedding at home. I’m obsessed with morning weddings.

    napiscrafty (at) gmail (dot) com