We’re Saying, I Do! Photo Contest

It’s time for our exciting announcement!  Are you ready?

We’re throwing a contest!  A We’re Saying, I Do! photo contest, that is.

We’re giving away 2 tickets (valued at $100) to the Beyond Blu Bungalow Venue Tour at the Exploratorium in San Francisco.  Yup, you heard right!  You’ll get 2 tickets to the wedding event of the year!  To refresh your memory, the Beyond Blu Bungalow venue tour is happening on April 23rd, and is a super fun way to experience the Exploratorium, a unique wedding venue right by the water.  You’ll get to meet some of the Bay Area’s top wedding vendors for your big day and there will be delicious food, desserts, drinks, entertainment, a swanky gift lounge and even a wedding table designed by yours truly.

We’re super excited about the event, so we’re throwing a contest so one lucky couple can get a chance to go for free (you can even make it a date night).  So, I’m sure you’re asking what is this contest all about?

We love stories, and we want to hear your story.  Forget the something old, new, borrowed and blue.
We want to hear about the something YOU!

Here’s how to enter the We’re Saying, I Do photo contest:

1) Sign up for an Instagram account (if you don’t have one).

2) Follow @mangomuseevents on Instagram.

3) Post an image showing something special that you are planning on including in your wedding. We are encouraging participants to have both the bride AND the groom (or the bride and the bride or the groom and the groom) collaborate on this project. After all, this day is about celebrating your new life together.

In the comments of your Instagram post, please tell us why you are including this special something in your wedding. Share your story with us! How is it meaningful to you as a couple?

4) In addition to your story, you must include the following in the comments of your Instagram post:

– must tag @mangomuseevents
– must use these hashtags: #brideandgroom, #ourwedding, #ido, #somethingyou, #blubungalow,  #mangomuseevents

It’s that simple!  The contest is running from April 13th (today) through April 19th.  So, you have just one week to post your photos and the couple with the most creative photo and interesting story will win.  We can’t wait to see your photos and stories!

We're Saying I Do Photo Contest by Destination wedding planner Mango Muse Events

(Photo Credit: Marina Aguiar)

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For all the legal stuff on our contest, please see below.

MANGO MUSE EVENTS “WE’RE SAYING, I DO!” CONTEST OFFICIAL RULES

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING.

SPONSOR: The We’re Saying, I Do! Contest (“Contest”) is sponsored by Mango Muse Events (“Sponsor”). This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram.

SWEEPSTAKES PERIOD. Entries will be accepted beginning Monday, April 13, 2015 at 12:01 a.m. PDT until Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 11:59 pm PDT (“Sweepstakes Period”). Entries must be submitted and received within the Contest Period to be valid and eligible for the Contest.

ELIGIBILITY. Entry in the Contest is open to persons 18 or older as of the beginning of the Contest Period who are (or become) Instagram members, who are U.S. residents residing in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia or Puerto Rico.  Employees of Sponsor, their immediate family members, and persons living in the same household as employees or their immediate family members are not eligible. The term “immediate family member” includes spouses, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren. All federal, state and local laws apply. Limit one (1) Contest Entry per couple.

HOW TO ENTER. To enter, follow the instructions on http://www.mangomuseevents.com/2015/04/07/contest/, which will instruct entrants to take the following steps:

1. Become a member of Instagram. To become a member of Instagram, you may go to instagram.com to request membership. Membership to Instagram is free. Instagram membership is not guaranteed by Sponsor.
2.  Follow @mangomuseevents on Instagram.
3.  Post an image on Instagram that documents something that you are planning on including in your wedding and explain why it is meaningful to you. All activity on your Instagram account must be in compliance with Instagram’s Terms of Service.
4.  In addition to your story, you must include the following in the comments of your Instagram post:
– must tag @mangomuseevents
– must use these hashtags: #brideandgroom, #ourwedding, #ido, #somethingyou, #blubungalow,  #mangomuseevents

PRIZE. There will be one (1) Grand Prize winner of 2 tickets to the Beyond Blu Bungalow Venue Tour held at the Exploratorium in San Francisco on April 23, 2015.  A panel of judges selected by Sponsor will select the winning entry with the most creative photo and interesting story.  This will be based on originality and creativity (50%), and completeness and theme consistency (50%).  No transfer of prizes is permitted. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute prizes of equal or greater value. All taxes and other expenses related to any prize are the sole responsibility of the Prize winners. Decisions of the judges are final.

WINNERS: Sponsor will contact the contest winner of the Grand Prize as determined by the judges, within one day after the close of the Contest Period. Prize winners may be required to execute an affidavit of eligibility and publicity release, and other documentation required by Sponsor, to the extent permitted by applicable law. The Prizes must be claimed within two days of notification.

RELEASE. By participating in this Contest, entrants hereby release and hold Sponsor and Instagram harmless from any and all losses, damages, rights, claims and actions of any kind in connection with or resulting from participation in the Contest and/or acceptance, possession, or use of any prizes including, without limitation, personal injuries, death, property damages and any claims by third parties or otherwise based on intellectual property rights, publicity rights, defamation, or invasion of privacy. Entrants acknowledge that Sponsor and Instagram are not responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the Prizes, except as set forth in these Rules. Winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements of these Rules and Sponsor’s decisions as to the administration of the Contest and prize awards are final.

LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. Sponsor assume no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. Sponsors are not responsible for problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or lines, computer online systems, servers, or providers computer equipment, software, failure of any email to be received by the Sponsors on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any web site, or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to participant’s or any other person’s computer related to or resulting from participation or downloading any materials in this Contest. Under no circumstances will Sponsor award more prizes than the prizes set forth above. In the event that any erroneous duplicative awarding of prizes occurs, the error shall be corrected and the prize awarded to the proper winner based on the criteria set forth above. If for any reason the Contest is not capable of running as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, unauthorized intervention, fraud, technical failures, legal challenges, or any other causes which corrupt or affect the administration, security, fairness, integrity, or proper conduct of the Contest, the Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who tampers with the Contest, and to cancel, terminate, modify or suspend the Contest. Any disputes relating to this Contest or any prizes awarded in connection with the Contest shall be resolved individually without any resort to any form of class action, and any and all claims, judgments and awards shall be limited to actual out of pocket costs incurred, including costs associated with entering this Contest. Under no circumstances shall any entrant be permitted to obtain awards for other damages or have damages multiplied or otherwise increased. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY PROHIBIT OR LIMIT EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE FOREGOING LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.

USE OF DATA. Sponsor will not be collecting personal data about participants except when asking for personal contact information to award Prize. By participating in the Contest, Entrants hereby agree to provide Sponsor with their personal contact information if they are chosen as the winner and understand that usage of their personal contact information will be solely for the purposes of this Contest.

USE OF PHOTOS AND ENTRY INFORMATION:  By participating in this Contest, entrants agree to allow Sponsor to reuse entry submissions (photos and comments) to share on social media sites and help promote Contest.  The winning photo and entry will be shared across all social media platforms when the winner is announced.

JURISDICTION. Any dispute that may arise hereunder shall be brought solely in the appropriate state or federal court sitting in the State of California, and entrants consent to the personal jurisdiction and venue of such court.

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