Wedding GPS: Gifts

Pit Stop: Gifting all classy like

As a graceful bride to be, your fairy GPS here at Rosemint work hard to make sure you are well acquainted with all the social graces of a wedding. Gifts are a subject of great excitement as well as great trepidation when it comes to weddings, thus there are a few formalities that we at Rosemint feel that both the bride and her guests will appreciate. There is a way to gift and there is also a way to receive and reciprocate. We will be succinct with a few pretty pictures tossed in as we lay down a few guidelines to master the art of gifting. Rach and Char are not farmers so there will be no gift piggies on our watch!

 

-XOXO Char

 

  • REGISTRIES ARE A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND (After diamonds of course). That’s right ladies, your mom, aunts, even the mama in law is right on this one! In this day of technology at our fingertips, make it easier on guests by clearly listing what you want and where to get it from! This also makes it easier on you because the more gifts of wanted things due to your clear communication the less likely you will have to face nasty retail customer service lines returning said unwanted things.
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  • REGISTRIES CAN BE MANY IN NUMBER (WITHOUT BEING A GIFT PIGGY). Okay, you’ve gotten the hang of registries, get the scanner thingy and uninterested fiance and bam! Ready to go! The best way to not end up with four toasters and negative ten espresso makers is to diversify your registry. “Hubby to be” may hate us for it but once you tackle one store go ahead and tackle another! Include a wide price range of items so that your guests are not inconvenienced when they are already taking on extra expenses to attend. Plus this is a chance for you and your “groom to be” to take a step together as you begin to make your future life together more tangible.
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Wedding GPS: Tiffany Themed Bridal Shower

Tiffany Themed Bridal Shower for Bride to Be Nakia!

We had a great time at the “Nakia & Co.” themed bridal shower! Tiffany blue, black, and white were carried throughout all of the decor and even to the Tiffany Blue Punch. Guests received custom Tiffany themed cookies as favors and munched on brunch. Custom games were created by Rosemint Inc. and one of the bridesmaids created a very cute custom frame.

 

Guests were greeted with strands of pearls as part of the “Don’t Say Wedding” Game. If anyone got caught saying “wedding”, the whistle blower got to take their pearls. The guest with the most pearls at the end of the shower won a prize.

 

The menu included delectable brunch items. French toast, shrimp and grits, bacon, salmon croquettes, fresh fruit, fried chicken, waffles, and salad rounded out the buffet.

 

 

The Tiffany blue bar offered Tiffany Blue Punch and your choice of mimosas! Also, custom “Nakia & Co.” labels were added to the water bottles.

 

 

Here is the fabulous frame made by one of the bridesmaids! You also see themed photo props on the table.

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Table settings and favors are shown below.

Saved the best for last…the gorgeous bride to be! Yes, her shirt reads “All I Need Is Bottomless Mimosas”.

 

 

 

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Wedding GPS: Menswear for the Man of the Hour

Menswear for the Man of the Hour

While the “bride to be” will always remain the sun, moon, and stars of the Rosemint Inc. universe, we must make sure the surrounding celestial bodies perfectly compliment our leading lady. This is where the groom becomes less of a mannequin and more of a…well…well-dressed, dashing, eye candy of a mannequin.(Kidding fellas, without you there would be no us 😉 ) On your special day, there are some things you may forget (which is what Rach and Char are here to anticipate for) and some things will be forever etched in your memory. More tangibly, there will be pictures. There will be selfies. There will be more pictures. There will be your pictures.

Now we know you’ve perused all of the trends and do’s and dont’s for brides, and in the process you may or may not have forgotten about that other person that will coincidentally be there next to you for your big day. Or you would like to guide your “hubby to be” gently into a suit that did not come from Mrs. Poly and Ester. There’s no need to fear Under-…um Rosemint is here! We are the super duo that can have you and your groom covered, no ifs, ands, or dastardly mustache twirling villains (way better than just saying buts).

We compiled a quick cheat sheet of menswear trends that will make any fitting/shopping/ alteration experience a breeze. That way the hubster can get back to keeping the tunes light and snacks flowing as you traverse the highway to your wedding day with Rosemint Inc.

Tell us which look is your favorite via comment!

Bright & Bold: For the hubby that’s not feeling traditional

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-Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/525724956476827414/

Mix & Match: For the hubby that likes them all

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Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/371054456773649262/

 

The White Tie: For when he’s feeling godly

 

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Source:

https://tuxedo.menswearhouse.com/preStyledLookDetail.do?id=5233&order=10&occasion=weddin

 

Patterned Suit: Hubby is quirky and you love it so what

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Source: aliexpress.com

The Color Blue: Hubby is a multi-tasker so he’s your groom AND something blue

 

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Source: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/391461392590899695/

red

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Source: https://www.pinterest.com/explore/groom-suits/

 

 

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Source: http://afashiony.com/2016/blue-suits- brown-shoes- 2015-2016/

 

By Char

Wedding GPS: Making Travel Plans for Your Destination Wedding

Be Your Own Agent!

We whole-heartedly believe in leaving things to the professional, especially when it comes to event coordination 😉 But with all of the easily accessible travel deals available, booking your destination wedding can be completely DIY!

  1. Here is a list of the best world travel sites from Forbes:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/robertadams/2016/03/29/the-worlds-best-travel-websites/#73d6bf085635

 

2. TV Host Dana Simone (bit.ly/DatGirl) recommends Your Local Cousin when traveling abroad. You get insider information from locals of the actual destination that you are considering! Use Dana Simone’s coupon code for a discount. Coupon Code: YLC-10

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3. Check with your major credit card concierge for travel deals and perks. You may be surprised at the offers and built in extras that you are missing out on!

4. Directly contact the hotel or resort of your desired locale and find out what types of wedding or honeymoon packages they offer. Because your guests will be traveling also you can get an idea upfront on what type of room block discounts are available. You may even be able to negotiate a better rate or get some free add-ins.

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Wedding GPS: Please Enter A Destination

 

Destination Wedding

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Photo Credit: https://www.truephotographyweddings.com/

Whoa whoa whoa! Before we go any further you have to let us know: how far do you want to go? Where are we going? Okay, okay the wedding is the goal and can be the general location, but WHERE exactly are we going? What is the setting for the wedding of your dreams? Where is the location that Rosemint can primp and polish and lord over guests if they are unruly while your maid of honor fans you as you sip champagne. (That image looks heavenly doesn’t it, we know add it to the to-do list, you’re welcome).

 

Location is the backdrop of the wedding and it leaves an impression on everyone in attendance. Despite slump-ish global economies, destination weddings continue to rise in popularity and frequency. There’s nothing like declaring your love and devotion on a sandy tropical locale or landmark. While expenses may tally up quickly with travel, lodging and planning abroad, it also allows you to cut costs as far as attendees and reception options. Yes, blushing bride to be we see the gears rolling, so to further entice you Rosemint Wedding GPS has conjured up a dream list of international hot spots trending now.

 

Before we start allow us to shamelessly plug Chicago as a possible destination. Between our world renowned landmarks from Union Station to Buckingham Fountain to our first class cuisine to our intimate hotel boutiques we have much to offer. There’s also Raych & Char; yes, Chicago serves as our base of operations and our event planning stomping grounds originated here. That being said, if you’re in Chicago look up Rosemint Inc. hint hint, we’ll even prep you for our weather (it’s absolutely crazy guys, beautiful and the best clearly, but crazy nonetheless).

 

Montana: The Off-the-beaten path destination

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Source: http://www.1zoom.net/Nature/wallpaper/301455/z1253.9/%26original=1

 

Maldives: The Classic

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Japan: Because you’re a star and deserve to be among them

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Source: http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3312.html

Scotland: You get a castle

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Chicago: Shameless plug (yes, we know)

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Source: http://www.destination360.com

By: Char

Wedding GPS: Headlines June 2016

Top News on Weddings

We love to look around the internet for the newest wedding news and stories. Staying on top of everything in regards to weddings helps us to do our job better and keep brides happy! Check out these top stories:

 

Read about the love stories of Harvard students soon to be wed:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/5/24/wedding-bells-2016/

 

We’ve been pretty lucky with our weddings. So far, everyone we’ve witnessed is still married and many have had recent new additions to the family. One bride who hired us to do her invitations canceled shortly after the invitations were mailed out, but today her and other half are happily wed with a month old baby!

Wedding cancellations do happen and can be devastating. In the end, it’s always best to do what you heart says! Read about how a bride bounced back after her wedding vision was crushed:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/22/fashion/weddings/canceled-weddings-what-to-do.html?_r=0

 

Who doesn’t love a little celebrity news? Check out who tied the knot this year:

http://www.wonderwall.com/celebrity/couples/celebrity-weddings-of-2016-34525.gallery?photoId=163746

 

Road to Wedding Day Bride Prep “Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize”!

Hello, hello one and all!

The gals at Rosemint Inc. thought it’d be a great to provide a little insight on a variety of points of interest as you traverse the unsteady terrain that is your timeline to your wedding day. We’ll touch on a variety of topics from beauty to etiquette to wedding trends and more. Think of Rosemint Inc. as your fairy GPS (Godmother Preparation Services) and enjoy the ride, we turn mountains into molehills.

-XOXO Rach & Char

 

Moisturize, moisturize, moisturize!

For any bride to be, it is often easy to overlook what’s staring them right in the mirror when thoughts are on cakes, color schemes, bridesmaids and seating charts. That’s right ladies, I’m referring to your reflection and while yes, your dream wedding must be achieved, you also must look fit for a dream yourself. Thus, our spotlight beauty product for this blog entry is  the Pur~lisse Blue Lotus + Seaweed Treatment Sheet Mask.

 

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The sheet mask hails from the beauty circles of eastern countries as modern beauty techniques merge with traditional Asian botanicals. The result? A face that feels more fresh than when you moved into your dorm freshman year of college! The trick with the sheet mask is to NOT wash it off, but rub in the leftover mask in a upward circular fashion. This not only provides additional moisture but firms the skin as well. It must be added that the fragrant smells and slight tingly goodness provides a great stress release to keep cool as a cucumber even if you’ve only received five RSVPs after a month. Thus, ladies rev up those engines and make a mad dash to your own slice of blue lotus face oasis.

Image via ipsy.com

Why You Need a Wedding Coordinator and Possibly a Wedding Planner

The question has been popped, the excitement has died a bit, and now it’s time to get down to business! Many couples try to wing it without a planner. Everyone (mostly everyone) eventually makes it to newly wed status, but those with a wedding planner are less stressed and can end up with more $$$ in their pocket. Wedding Planners can pull strings and make magic happen, where someone new to the wedding world can have troubles.

 

My number 1 reason for hiring a Wedding Coordinator:
More than likely it’s the most expensive day of your life and one of the most important. Any large, formal event you’d normally attend has an event manager and are planned by professionals. Your big day should be also be treated as such!

 

There are tons more reasons, but many have already written about this. Don’t just take my word for it!

 

Top 10 Reasons Why You Need a Wedding Planner
What Type of Wedding Planner Do You Need
We Didn’t Hire a Wedding Planner But Wished We Had

 

Diamonds!

Perhaps your amazing fiancee has already popped the question and presented you with the ring of your dreams, BUT it’s never too late to learn more about what you’ll be wearing on your left hand for the rest of your life! Feel free to share this informative link on diamonds with someone who is on the road to engagement.

http://www.wikihow.com/Choose-a-Diamond

So tell us…what is more important to you: size or clarity?