Archive for February, 2012

5 Unusual Wedding Entertainment Choices

Monday, February 27th, 2012

We’re always in for a treat when Marta Segal Block from Gigmasters comes-a-callin’ with a guest blog. This time around, she’s focusing on some of the more bizarre options for wedding reception entertainment.

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When most people think “wedding entertainment” they think band or DJ. But, at GigMasters we see the possibilities as so much more! Because we connect brides and grooms to their ideal entertainment, we have a great view of what ideas are out there. Here are five unusual ideas we’ve seen.

- Caricaturists are becoming so much more common they’re almost a trend! Like silhouette artists, caricaturists are generally used to create on the spot personalized party favors or guest book entries.

- Most people hiring clowns for wedding receptions are hiring them to entertain children at the event. But, not everyone, we’ve had people hire balloon twisting clowns to make centerpieces at a carnival themed wedding, then come to the reception as well. We’ve also had people hire clowns and mimes to provide humor during band breaks.

- An enterprising Maid of Honor decided to hire Mickey Mouse for her bride’s wedding. Apparently, the bride always wanted to dance in a Disney World show. So, the MOH hired a Mickey Mouse costumed character to turn up during her MOH speech to deliver a special gift.

- Every December we get several Santa requests for weddings. One Father of the Bride wanted to sit on Santa’s lap and read a letter to his daughter. We can only hope that he cleared that idea with his daughter ahead of time and that there aren’t deeper issues that they need to work out.

- I suppose if you needed the services of a hypnotist before the wedding, that would spell trouble but many people find the idea of a hypnotist as after dinner entertainment fun. If you have a “no stripper” rule for your bachelor party, hypnotists and magicians can also make great alternative bachelor party entertainment.


For more great wedding entertainment ideas check out GigMasters wedding blog.

The Best of the Web for Grooms – February 23, 2012

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

Would you consider wearing a “mangagement” ring? It seems like every year, this trend rears its head back up. We wrote about this sales tactic last year and OneWed recently asked their male readers if they would consider wearing one. We’d love to hear your thoughts on this trend in the comment section below.

Just like this blog, our new book isn’t necessarily just for the guys. Take a look at what YourTango.com thought about Be the Man. They outlined three ways that the book can serve as the bride’s BFF.

If you’re stocking your reception or rehearsal dinner bar on a budget, you could do a lot worse than Costco’s Kirkland Bourbon. Just remember to drink responsibly or you may end up with this on your hands:

If you and your bride-to-be start to feel like marriage might not be a good idea, it’s best to talk about it far in advance of the wedding day. The last thing you want is for your friends and family to show up for your wedding that’s not taking place. In other words, don’t do what Raiders quarterback Jason Campbell did.

Lots of guys ask what the most important thing to know about marriage is. The truth is that there’s not just one key to happiness. According to Hitched Media, there’s 10. Check out their 10 commandments of marriage. We think number five is highly important. Communication is key!

If you’re sick of the same old wedding dance songs, check out Gigmasters list of 15 of the best new party songs.

Our 5 Favorite Gift Ideas for a New York Knicks Fan

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Just like the rest of you, we’re truly in awe of what Jeremy Lin is doing. I’ll be honest and tell you that we thought Linsanity was slowing down over the weekend. That was until last night’s game winning shot in Toronto. Now that the Linderella story looks to be back at full strength, we thought we’d feature some of our favorite Knicks gift ideas. We fully admit that none of these gifts will bring you the same type of joy that you’ll feel the next time Mr. Lincredible hits a game-winner. We just hope to come close!

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Knicks Keychain Set

Knicks Keychain Set: Priced at an affordable $19.95, the Knicks NBA Keychain set is a great stocking stuffer. It includes a key chain, money clip and magnet clip. We’ll put it this way: it’s perfect for the guy that can’t keep his things organized [buy here].

knicks canvas print

Knicks Canvas Print

Knicks Canvas Print: The 20″ x 20″ x 1.5″ Knicks Canvas Print is handmade and will look great on your den or man cave wall. If you’ve got a specific area that you’d like to hang it, multiple sizes are available through the Etsy seller. [buy here]

knicks glass pitcher

60oz. Glass Knicks Beer Pitcher

Knicks Beer Pitcher: All the fun of penny pitcher night at the bar, minus the bar. Beer (or soda) will taste fantastic when poured from our 60oz. Glass Knicks Pitcher. The logo is hand molded for an extra special touch [buy here].

knicks lin road jersey

Knicks Lin Road Jersey

Jeremy Lin Jersey: Here it is: the most sought after item in the world right now. The Jeremy Lin road jersey is available in sizes small-2XL. Act fast, this baby is flying of the shelves [buy here]

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Knicks Glassware Set

Knicks Glassware Set: Shopping for a guy that loves a good party? This Knicks Glassware set features a beer tankard, coffee mug and shot glass. The set will look great in your home wet bar or mancave [buy here]

Still on the hunt? Check out some other great Knicks gift ideas here.

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Which of our Knicks gift ideas would the fan in your life enjoy the most? Tell us in the comment section below.

[VIDEO] Going International for Grooms on Kababayan LA

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

English? Blah. We decided to bring a little international flair to the book tour for Be the Man, so we sent co-founder Chris Easter over to LA18 to discuss engagement ring buying strategies, marriage proposals and groom duties. LA18 is the largest Asian language network in the United States (fortunately for us the interview was conducted in English). We do want to say a big Maraming Salamat (many thanks) to Jannelle So for inviting us on. We hope you enjoy the clips.


Cash In with Zankyou’s Cash Wedding Registry

Monday, February 13th, 2012

Looking for today’s best cash wedding registry service? There’s really only one answer—Zankyou. With an online cash gift wedding registry and free wedding website, Zankyou is the best option for  today’s modern couples. Here are five reasons why you should choose Zankyou  for your cash wedding registry.

wedding cash gift registry

1. Your registry set up in 5 minutes! There are no limitations on what you can register for. Your registry is your ultimate wish list –With Zankyou’s easy to use four gift ideas, you can create your own customized registry in minutes. You can pick from traditional, modern, eesign and experiences or mix and match to create your own perfect wedding wish list!

2. Lowest Rates. You get the cash equivalent of the gift contributions to your bank account so you can take the cash or buy the actual gift when you’re ready. At only 2.85% per gift, Zankyou’s rates are among THE LOWEST on the market. If guests decide to cover the cost of the surcharge, then the registry is ABSOLUTELY FREE for you!

3. Guests Love it!!! Zankyou is present in over 17 countries and  8 languages! Guests will able to view your wedding registry in their preferred language. Zankyou’s international payment gateway ensures your guests can make payment wherever they are. It also saves your guests valuable time from going store to store or seeing if their gift has been shipped. No need for them to carry that big toaster around they picked for you.

4. Perfect for Honeymoons. Use Zankyou to collect contributions towards your trip. Receive the contributions in your bank account and use the money before you go, while you’re away or when you come back. Wherever you go in the world, Zankyou’s gift list let’s you display your honeymoon on a map so you can share your planned experiences with your guests in a fun and interactive way.

5. Best Choice for International Weddings. Our online customer service is supported by a multilingual team in each countries throughout North & South America and all over Europe. Your guests can call us with any inquiries or even make payments over the phone. Wherever you are marrying, you can access your account and your guests can make last minute contributions.

zank you cash wedding registry

For more information on the best online wedding registry visit www.zankyou.com

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