Fortunoff Announces Mindy Weiss, Celebrity Wedding Planner, as New Bridal Spokesperson

Fortunoff, the source for the ultimate wedding and gift registry, announces Mindy Weiss, the celebrity wedding and event planner and lifestyle expert, as their exclusive wedding and entertaining spokesperson.

Listed in the New York Times as one of the top five wedding planners in the United States, Mindy has created wedding ceremonies for such high-profile celebrities such as Eva Longoria & Tony Parker; Heidi Klum & Seal; Gwen Stefani & Gavin Rossdale; Pink & Carey Hart; Shaunie & Shaquille O’Neal; Jackie & Adam Sandler and more. Modern Bride voted Mindy one of its’ coveted ‘Top 25 Trendsetters’ in 2005. In addition, Mindy is the Style Expert for Weddingchannel.com and she’s been voted first place in the Los Angeles Citysearch.com “Best of” Wedding /Party Planner category in both 2006 and 2007.

Through her association with Fortunoff, Mindy will bring the same unique bridal and event planning expertise that she offers to her celebrity clientele to Fortunoff’s registered couples. She will be sharing her creative party planning ideas, her interior décor and entertaining tips and showcasing her exquisite attention to detail via in-store events, visual merchandise presentations and online interactions. “I’m thrilled about joining the Fortunoff team and offering affordable advice to their some 20,000 brides. I look forward to making their registry experience simple, stress free, unique and fun”, says Mindy Weiss.

“Mindy will be an exciting new complement to Fortunoff’s 85 years of experience, during which time Fortunoff, one of the nation’s leading tabletop, housewares and jewelry merchants, has earned the reputation as the leader in fully integrated online and offline gift registries. We have always been known as the source for the best service, selection and value and now we will also offer the best advice to our registered couples”, says Arnie Orlick, Chief Executive Officer at Fortunoff.

The addition of Mindy Weiss follows other new enhancements to Fortunoff’s Wedding & Gift Registry offering. Just a click away at Fortunoff.com couples will find unique content from Mindy to help them plan their big day and get the latest trends in design, color and style. She will also play an integral part in developing a newly, designed bridal website for Fortunoff to be launched in 2008.

This partnership was structured by ACI Licensing.

About Fortunoff:
Fortunoff, founded in 1922, is the lifestyle home products and jewelry brand of choice to the retail consumer and the standard by which brides measure their wedding registry experience. For 85 years the store has been legendary for its unique blend of quality, selection, value and service. From the engagement, through the wedding, to all gift giving occasions and into the creation of the home, Fortunoff is an integral part of its customers’ daily lives. Fortunoff operates full-line stores selling jewelry and home furnishings in Westbury and White Plains, New York; Wayne and Woodbridge, New Jersey; jewelry and giftware stores on Fifth Avenue and in Paramus, New Jersey; and fourteen Fortunoff Backyard/Furniture stores throughout the metropolitan area.

More About Mindy Weiss:
Based in Beverly Hills, CA, Mindy Weiss is the owner and principle planner/designer of Mindy Weiss Party Consultants. The company provides professional event planning services for any type and size of wedding, party, corporate event and bar/bat mitzvah. For more information on Mindy, please go to www.mindyweiss.com or shoploveme.com.

About ACI Licensing:
ACI Licensing, LLC, creates and manages brand licensing programs. Some of our team’s current programs include Monique Lhuillier, the TV show “Project “Runway, Daisy Fuentes at Kohls, Ashley Judd at Goody’s Family Clothing, and Constance Marie at Mervyns. Managed by Co-Presidents, Andy Cohan and Charles D. Mamiye, ACI Licensing is headquartered in Los Angeles.