57 Grand Giveaway Finalist

Posted by on Feb 1, 2010 in Blog | 3 Comments

And so it is FINALLY upon us!!! We begin to reveal the top 10 Finalists for the 57 Grand Bridesmaid Dress Giveaway… We’ve received TONS of responses from all across the country, but the gals at 57 Grand still want to see what other creative juices are out there and so we are EXTENDING the entry deadline until this coming Friday. Here, again are the rules. So pick a dress, hit up Polyvore and here is a last chance to knock our socks off!!!

You have some tough competition, starting with this adorable submission from Aileen of Seattle – who even planned for the Seattle weather with her cute umbrella! Check out what Aileen had to say and her inspiration board below. Congrats on making the Top 10!!!

Hi! Thank you so much for doing this contest. It would be so awesome if I could give my bridesmaids their dresses for free–they definitely deserve it!

My name is Aileen and I’m from Seattle. I am planning an outdoor wedding in late July, and my colors are pink and champagne. We are planning our wedding on the budget of two students, so we’ve been doing a lot of DIY projects (so far I’ve made: hair flower, cake topper, paper pinwheels to set around the tables, invitations/save-the-dates, and we’ll be doing the flowers ourselves too!). We’ve also been finding ways to do things cheaper. One example is, I’m planning on having my bridesmaids carry sandalwood fans with ribbons tied at the bottom instead of bouquets. I think it’s a super cute look and appropriate with an outdoor summer wedding. Since sandalwood fans are a tan color, my bridesmaids need a dress that the fans will pop against in pictures. The Riverside dress in fuchsia would be PERFECT. It’s adorable, the color is perfect, and best of all, it really is totally rewearable.

I purposely chose to do my inspiration board based around the actual dress I would put my bridesmaids in because it’s always easier to make a neutral colored dress rewearable, but some people might think fuchsia would be hard. I personally think the inspiration board I put together is adorable, and I could see my girls wearing it on a date, to church, or going shopping/out to lunch. I chose to accessorize the dress with pieces that I thought my girls would actually be able to afford (from stores where they actually shop), and I gave it a little Seattle flair with the umbrella and the yummy cupcake from Cupcake Royale.

Without further ado, here she is!



  1. Aileen
    February 1, 2010

    Hey, that’s mine! Awesome! Thanks for picking me for the top 10, even if I didn’t win. I’m excited to see what everyone else did.

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  3. Apple
    February 18, 2010

    Love the pick and grey color palate. Nicely done


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