How We Got Started
Being a bride can be an amazingly overwhelming job. After working in the wedding industry for years, we realized it was time for us to lend a helping hand. Brides need a one stop shop for customized wedding favors. We believe we have created an our online store that will help alleviate some of the anxiety and work of being a bride. And as you can see from our site, personalization is also our specialty, as we truly believe by engraving a name on the gift, it becomes more meaningful.
We believe in gratitude. This is where it all starts. And it is best expressed not just by words but by preparing something special for your guests through wedding favors. It is by far the best way to thank your guests and loved ones for all their support, time and generosity. They have taken time to be at your wedding and extended overwhelming love and support for you and your spouse. You certainly wouldn’t want to be giving just anything. We fully understand that you would like your gift to be practical, meaningful, functional and beautifully presented. Giving wedding favors is one great way to show appreciation to your guests that will always make them want to remember your wedding and how your love for each other made them feel. They surely enjoyed every part of your wedding. And you definitely want the memories of your wedding to stay with your guests long after your special day.
While showing gratitude never goes out of style, we make sure your wedding favors are meaningful, functional, and visually stylish too. And here is where we partner with you in making that a reality as you hand your wedding favors to friends and loved ones. With this in mind, we have prepared favors that can be made extra special through personalization. Say thank you in a way that will never be forgotten. We want to make sure your guests feel the warmth of your love and gratitude as you give them your wedding favors.
Meet the Team
Chris B - The Man with the Plan - Chris is a savvy entrepreneur who knows his way around the wedding industry. He's also a man who understands the ways of the web. Chris combines those attributes to create and run Forever Wedding Favors. It takes a highly analytical mind with a keen internet savvy to uncover new sites. Chris had the the vision of Forever Wedding Favors and ran with it. He is a guy that knows how to build a site, and manage it along the way. Chris has an undergrad from the University of Vermont in Information Systems and is a lifelong aspiring entrepreneur.
Kaleigh Panek - Marketing Manager - Kaleigh Panek is a hard-working and dedicated individual who is also known for her creativity. She is passionate about her work and often puts in long hours to ensure that projects are completed to the best of her abilities. However, Kaleigh also has a tendency to stay up late and sleep in, which can sometimes make it difficult for her to maintain a consistent schedule. Despite this, she has proven to be highly effective in her field and is well respected by her colleagues and supervisors for her contributions
Joe D - The Re-Inventor - After spending 20 years leading IT departments for fortune 500 companies, Joe decided to step outside the box and take a stab at entrepreneurship. Seeing what Chris B. had already accomplished in the wedding space, he came up with the idea of re-applying that same strategy with wedding favors. Joe brings both technical savvy, history of strong IT strategic planning, and a ridiculous amount of energy towards the site.. Joe received his M.B.A from the University of Connecticut and his undergrad from Southern Connecticut State University in Computer Science.
Karen B - The Lady with the Ideas - Karen has a customers always come first attitude and it shows in the success of Forever Wedding Favors. Karen has the Midas Touch when it comes to compassion for the details to drive how we serve. Her old soul brings the necessary touch to our team to ensure that no bride is left behind. The Mom of our squad, her nurturing demeanor ensures that among all the other work, we are always putting the needs of our customers at the very top of the every day priority list. She also brings her love for ladies apparel to work everyday!
Tyler Carter - Chief Opportunitator -Tyler has been working side by side with Chris from almost the beginning. Tyler is our Jack of All Trades, so-to-speak. He is a pivotal part of the development and growth of Forever Wedding Favors. Between page designing, data entry, customer service manager, and vendor relation, Tyler does it all. Tyler brings a great millennial vantage point to help understand our market, all while a skill set that aids in pushing our Groovy brand out in the guy world.
Melissa Bajda - Chief Gifting Officer - Melissa Bajda is a gift-giving expert and entrepreneur who has been running a successful gift-selling website for the past 10 years. With a passion for thoughtful favors that truly make an impact, Melissa has built a reputation as a go-to source for unique and meaningful present ideas. Melissa's expertise in gift-giving comes from years of experience and a deep understanding of what makes a gift truly special. She is committed to helping her customers find the perfect favor that will bring joy and create lasting memories.
Interested in seeing some of our wedding favors before you buy? If so, stop by our offices at the address below, our standard hours are 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday.
484 Pepper St
Monroe, CT 06468
Our team hard at work making personalized wedding favors for our customers with our laser engraving machines.