This Season’s Must Haves!

Favorite Products of the Month

Bath and Body Works Hand Sanitizer

A great hand sanitizer that you will love.  Cute, compact, and comes in many different scents.  Our favorite  is the Heirloom pair (shown below). Great for November, it is light and fresh plus s a germ killer.  Make a great addition to your purse.

Rose Salve Lip Balm

We are lip gloss obsessed at In the PINK Ink Events.  Our perfect lip balm for the beginning of the cold weather  is C.O Bigelow Rose Salve Lip Balm.  It is perfect for those chapped lips you hate to have.  Of course it has a pretty pink color, goes on smooth and  has a light rose scent.  Your lips will thank you for all the attention you are giving them.

Hand Food Hand Cream

Don’t forget your hands and especially when the cold wind may make them dry….Soap and Glory is amazing.  We were surprised to know it is actually made with marshmallows, how can you not love that? It will keep your hands soft all day long.  The travel size fits perfectly in your bag when you are on the go!!

Orbits Bubble Mint Gum

The best tasting bubble mint gum.  Perfect for chewing to get that fresh clean feeling, just like Orbit says.   It even comes in adorable packaging!

Favorite Planning Supplies

Martha Stewart NoteTabs

A cute way to keep tabs on yourself, literally.  Martha Stewart has them in adorable pastel colors to tab everything in your binder, planner, or magazine to access quickly and easily.

Martha Stewart Removable Color Coding Labels

Another coding system that works great.  Tabs are bigger so you can easily write personal preferences on them to remind yourself what you did or did not like.  Perfect way to keep yourself organized.  Tabs can even be removed easily.

Martha Stewart Notebook

A great notebook that will easily fit in your purse.  When you are planning, you need to be able to quickly write things down and this notebook is perfect for that.  Of course it comes in adorable designs too.
Do you want to know where you can get these great products?  Either like our Facebook Page  and comment below for a chance to win them or purchase them at:

Bath and Body Works

Staples

Sephora

CVS

Put some fun in your planning

When it comes to making task list, we love using MS brand Reporter Notebooks – they come in so many colors and are so much fun to use.  To add some flair when we write down important dates and tasks – we use  Bic 4 Color Pens, along with GOLD Sharpie Markers and Navy Paper Mate Flair Pens {which we added a bit of dazzle to by making the ends of the pens gold}.  While looking through magazines or making notes, you might see something that needs to be tagged – try these page tabs {you can write your own tab note} these are our favorite also by MS Office.

We will be showing you how we use each of these items in the PINK Events OFFICE in our short vlogs coming soon!

How will you say {I do}? Some helpful tips on writting your own vows…

Just thinking of our wedding vows the other day. Glenn and I had the most amazing wedding and our vows did not leave a dry eye with any of our guests.  This was not what we expected,  They were simple, written by each of us and added our mark on the ceremony.

Are you preparing to write your own wedding vows, but feel stuck and nervous on how to begin?  This is how we went about it….

First we verified with our officiant that we could write our own vows.  Then got going – for me I needed a cool notebook to start the process

I love May’s Designs and they have customizable notebooks – you can pick from a variety of covers and pages  FULL AWESOMENESS

Of course for a more masculine journal you can always go to ETSY and shop around – We love Dancing Grey Studios and they have a fantastic journal and notebook selection.

Here are some helpful points:

{Start early} Give yourself at least a month in advance, or work on them after you set up your main vendors. Make sure you in a relax place, no rush time frame. Give yourself some deadlines on getting your first draft done maybe two – three weeks before the big day and have your  final version complete a couple of days before.

{Traditional or Non Traditional} If you have come to the decision on having original and not traditional, you may want to start with a greeting such as “my darling (or sweetheart, beloved, dearest, etc) partners name”. You could also do it with a quote that may have meaning to your relationship or to a song that mean something to you both as a couple. If you choose to go traditional then its just the basic “I, your name, ta When you sit down to write down your vows, don’t feel bad if you experience writers block, or start to panic. Just remember why you chose to write your own vows. To make it that more meaningful and remember able. Just take a deep breath and relax.

{Brainstorming}  Just  sit down with an pen and a piece of paper and start to scribble down what comes to mind. Just keep writing things down some things  you may consider to get going.

♥ How did you and your fiancé first meet?

♥ When did you realize you were in love?

♥ How has your relationship help you grow as a person?

♥ When you think of your future together, what does it look like?

{Your Marriage} Here is where you get to discuss what marriage may mean to you, the hopes and fears you may have as you enter into this new chapter with your partner.

{I do} Finally as you come to the concluding part of the vows finish up by letting your partner know how much you love them and how lucky you are to have them and how thanking them for who they are and giving them the chance to being with you.

Thinking of adding some bling to that ring finger?

Image take by Fucci Photos

1)    What is your Future Fiancé style? –   A diamond – maybe… or perhaps another stone? Don’t rule out sapphires, emeralds, jade or other unique stones.  Take a peek at the jewelry they already wear (Do they wear silver or gold more?).  Look in their jewelry box or ask someone their close with.  In simple terms, SPY on their style.

2)   Research the Ring – Know what kind of options for rings are out there.  Have you herd of the four C’s? – Carat, Clarity, Cut and Color.  These are very important options for diamonds because they will determine what the stone looks like.

3)   Pick a Budget – Know how much you can spend.  This is pretty important because you do not want to spend so much that you’ll be in debt – or too little.  Pick a price you can work with.

4)   Meet with Jewelers – There are a lot of jewelers out there, so get recommendations.  The best advice is to pick a jeweler that is dependable and has a good reputation.  You may want to ask a friend or family member to go with you, just so you have someone to ‘bounce’ things off of.

5)   Get Specific – Design it or even customize the ring if you like.

 

Just have fun and make sure to know their ring size.

xo, the Pink Interns

Thank you Fucci Photos for the amazing images!  ♥

 

Hello, my name is finally – some simple steps to help change your name

Ever wonder what steps you need to complete a name change after you get married? We’ll we’ve got you covered.

♥ Get certified copies of your marriage license

Obtain certified copies — not photocopies — from the city hall or agency that filed your marriage license.

Newly married people changing their names need one certified copy of their marriage license that they will probably never see again to send to the Social Security Administration

♥ Start with the Social Security Administration

Begin with this agency because it needs your correct name and ID number for payroll tax withholdings and retirement benefits. A mismatch between your name and Social Security number could trigger a rejection of your tax return.

Having your new Social Security card will also help you change your name with financial institutions and other contacts on your list.

You’ll need to file Form SS-5  with your local Social Security office to obtain a new Social Security card. Notifying the Social Security Administration will also update the Internal Revenue Service of your new name.

Get a new driver’s license

Getting an updated license or identification card should make subsequent name changes with financial institutions easier. You may be able to update voter registration as well as your vehicle registration and title in the process. Check with your state Department of Motor Vehicles for instructions.

Update work records and benefits

Inform your employer so that paychecks and benefits reflect the new name. Review your tax withholdings and make changes if necessary.

Remember to go over your insurance coverage and beneficiaries now that you have new family members

Contact your bank

Updating your name with your bank or credit union may require an in-person visit. For a name change on your account, the bank will want to see your updated driver’s license.

Notify creditors in order to link credit files

If you don’t tell lenders of your new moniker, you won’t have a credit history under your married name, which can pose a problem during a credit check.

Once notified, creditors will update their records and report the new information to the credit reporting agencies.   If you’re not sure which companies to contact, request a free copy of your credit report through AnnualCreditReport.com.


Then contact these other places

Landlord or mortgage  company

Other insurance accounts (auto, life, home, etc.)

Physicians’ offices

Professional licensing boards

Investment accounts

Your attorney (to update legal documents)

Utilities

Passport office

Post office

Voter registration board

Alumni association

After getting through all the important updates, it will be a matter of changing your name as you come across miscellaneous accounts and subscriptions.

 

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