Win your own royal wedding

Ruth Doherty

Fancy joining Kate Middleton and Prince William in getting married on 29 April? Well, here's your chance - and it's all for free!

The Copthorne Hotel Merry Hill-Dudley - a four-star pad in the West Midlands which overlooks the waterfront canal marina - has set up a competition for the chance to win a complete wedding package, and tie the knot on the same day as the royals.

So what do you get if you win? (hint: a lot!). The prize includes: a dedicated wedding specialist to help plan the day; a civil ceremony at the hotel; reception drinks for up to 40 guests; wedding breakfast for up to 40 guests; an evening buffet for up to 80 guests; and a complimentary hotel suite for the bride and groom.

The hotel will provide top table flowers, a bridal posy bouquet (courtesy of Eloquent Flowers), 15% off selected wedding items (courtesy of The Wardrobe at Kinver), a choice of a pair of wedding shoes or a tiara (courtesy of Wedding Connections), table decorations, chair covers and sashes (courtesy of Cloud 9 Balloons), name cards, seating plan, table numbers and menus (all courtesy of By Donna Blundell), and 20% off a wedding cake (courtesy of Cakeland).

And there's more. Debenhams Merry Hill is offering a wedding gown from their debut collection.

Phew! That's your whole wedding covered.

To enter, all you need to do is submit a written statement on why you believe you as a couple deserve to win this wedding package. Then, either hand it in to the hotel reception or email it directly to Claire Wood ( The deadline: 25 February 2011.

Good luck!