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[CONTEST] Pin & Win Your Wedding on Pinterest

Monday, July 9th, 2012

How would you and your bride-to-be like to knock $1,000 off your wedding budget? Along with Gigmasters, Storymix Media & Pinterest, we’re actually going to make this a reality for one lucky couple!

Pinterest is a great way to collect ideas for your wedding… and it’s not just for the brides! From groom’s cakes to stylish suits to best man gift ideas, there are plenty of pins to help get grooms pumped about the wedding. To help you get acquainted with all Pinterest has to offer, we’ve teamed up with some friends to launch this awesome contest.

The Prize Package:

• 6 Chalkboard Beer Mugs for your groomsmen from The Man Registry ($120 value).

Chalkboard Beer Mug

Chalkboard Beer Mug

• Five Star Wedding Entertainment courtesy of ($300 credit toward any GigMasters entertainer).

gigmasters pinterest prize

• A $400 WeddingMix package.  Includes use of 3 HD video cameras plus iPhone app to capture footage. Storymix will edit a custom, professional quality video to be enjoyed on DVD.

storymix pinterest prize

• 50 Personalized Thank You Notes courtesy of Wedding Paper Divas ($90 value)

wedding paper divas pinterest prize

• A custom designed Caricature (print and digital) of you and your beloved to use on your Save the Dates, Invitations, or wherever else you might want, courtesy of Judy T. ($90 Value)

judy t caricature pinterest prize

Total Prize Package is worth approximately $1,000.

How to Enter:

1. Create a Pinterest Board full of great ideas for your wedding. Title it “Pin & Win Wedding.”

2. Follow one of the boards below (follow all 3 for additional entries)
- The Man Registry Pin & Win Board
- GigMasters Pin & Win Board
- Storymix Pin & Win Board

3. Repin the contest logo from any of the above boards.

4. Repin at least one pin that you love from each of the Sponsors’ Pinterest Boards.
- The Man Registry Pinterest Boards
- Storymix Pinterest Boards
- GigMasters Pinterest Boards

5. Include the hashtag #pinandwinwedding on all of your pins!


The winner will be chosen at random, so the more entries you have the better your chances. Here are some ways to get extra entries:

• Tell your friends! For each friend who follows your board, you get an additional entry!

• Let us help you! Visit each of the sponsors (The Man Registry, GigMasters & Storymix) and find up to 5 inspirational photos from each sponsor that fit your idea of a dream wedding. For each item you pin with the hashtag #pinandwinwedding you’ll get an additional entry (up to 5 per sponsor, so 15 extra entries total)

The winner will be chosen at random on Friday, July 20th at noon Eastern time, and notified over the weekend. The more entries you have the greater your chance of winning!

Have questions? Leave them in the comments below and we’ll answer!

Special thanks to Wedding Paper Divas and caricature artist Judy T  for providing prizes, and special thanks to JoPhoto for the photograph of great wedding entertainment.

Winner will be contacted by email 48 hours after the giveaway ends. Winner will need to provide a $200 deposit for Storymix cameras. Deposit will be refunded when cameras are returned.

Groom’s Guide to Using Pinterest

Monday, March 5th, 2012

groom guide pinterest

Guys, by now you’ve likely heard about Pinterest—the virtual pinboard site that lets you “pin” or save images of anything you come across while surfing the web for later reference—from your sister, mom, fiancée or her friends. But trust me, this site isn’t just for women. In fact, it can be an incredibly useful social media tool for grooms.

Think of Pinterest as a massive corkboard for collecting all of the ideas you come across, but better. Pinterest lets you pin ideas, products, photos, instructions, etc. with a link to the original source, or upload items on your own, so you can reference them later on. And instead of having little scraps of paper thumb-tacked all over the place in your home office, the site organizes your pinned items into folders or “Pinboards” that you can customize to your needs. Also, users of the site can see the items other people have pinned—either on the main page or through users you “follow”—which means it’s a great place to troll for ideas you probably wouldn’t have found on your own. If you see something you like, you can “like” or “repin” another user’s pin to one of your own boards.

Ever come across a great gift idea for your groomsmen while surfing the Internet, only to forget about it later? Once you see an item you like, pin it to a board, such as “unique groomsman gift ideas,” so you can go back and check it out later on once you’re ready to start shopping for your attendant gifts.

Here are some other sample boards grooms can create that may come in handy: wedding day style & attire (think tuxes, suits, tie/vest/cummerbund colors, for you and your groomsmen – remember, your groomsmen can also pin ideas to give you their 2 cents), honeymoon ideas (such as destinations and travel gear), rehearsal dinner plans (like food and beverage ideas, venues and vendors), groom’s cake ideas (such as cake concepts, cupcakes, donut cakes, cake pops, etc.), and bachelor party gear (think t-shirts, shot glasses, etc.).

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Here’s how to get started:

1.) Go to and enter your email address to request an invitation.

2.) Soon after (usually within the next day or two), you’ll receive an invite to create an account. You can also log in using Facebook or Twitter (so your activity can be added to your timeline, if you want).

3.) Click on images that interest you and click on “follow people,” so Pinterest can suggest users to follow. Then, you’ll see a list of users you’re following (you can un-follow them later).

4.) Create Pinboards to group items you want to organize by subject or category.

5.) Download the Pinmarklet, which adds a “Pin It” button to your Web browser, making it easy for you to pin items you come across online.

6.) Download the Pinterest app for iPhone to better access the site on the go (this includes a camera function, so you can easily snap your own photos and pin them directly to your boards).

7.) Start pinning your rear off!

Have you or your bride-to-be utilized Pinterest yet? If so, in what ways? Share some of your boards in the comments section below.


The Best of the Web for Grooms – March 1, 2012

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

50 mistakes men make when getting dressed

Ever feel that the daily style choices you’re making are the wrong ones? Fear not as Complex has created a useful guide on combating the 50 mistakes men make while getting dressed. If you’re guilty of #31, you need all the help you can get.

Been looking for that perfect way to incorporate Jurassic Park into your wedding day? I think we may have found it. Take a look at this velociraptor cake topper that a creative Redditor made for his soon-to-be bride. That’s certainly no six foot turkey.

Among this week’s favorite finds on Pinterest is a groom’s bourbon bar that has its origins at Green Wedding Shoes. Speaking of Pinterest, are you following our “For the Groom” board yet?

Tired of reading about/having the same wedding planning arguments over and over? Gigmasters has a solution: retire them. Issues such as children at weddings, dollar dances and financial duties are in their crosshairs and  I for one am on board.

It’s always awesome to see couples incorporating hobbies into their engagement photos. This camping engagement shoot from Valley & Co. showcases an ideal setting for outdoor enthusiasts looking to do just that. Bonus points for the bride and groom pitching the tent as a team.

I want to thank Katie Martin at Elegance & Simplicity for offering a positive review of Be the Man. In the coming week’s, you’ll be learning more about Katie’s new venture at WedCoupon — a daily deals site for engaged couples. Stay tuned as I think this is going to be a monster success for her and her team.

Finally, I couldn’t end this post without commenting on some disturbing news. Word has it that Snooki is officially preggo. It all makes sense. The prophecies were correct. She’ll be giving birth to the Mayan Death Machine at some point later this year. If you’ve got a wedding scheduled after December 21, you may want to move it up.

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