Meet a Wedding Favor Vendor in Oakland, CA: Futur-TekToday’s wedding favor vendor interview is with Tom of Futur-Tek, based in Oakland, California! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I was born in Southern California and raised in the SF Bay Area. Because my father loved camping in Nature and was an amateur inventor, I think I caught both bugs LOL.  I used to drive around  a lot for work and one day I thought how wonderful it would be to enjoy that little bit of  Nature, flowers, on my dash. Then I had a dream about a crystal growing out of a wall and so my first Vase was like a half diamond. When I came up with how it attached, peel-and-stick velcro, I realized they could go most everywhere else! My company, Futur-Tek, is actually a “restartup” as I previously tried to have them made in China. Unfortunately, I had a bad factory go-between and because of the poor communication, uneven quality and lack of money to pursue other avenues, I had to walk away.

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Get to Know a Wedding Favor Vendor: 2ChicNails (1)

Today’s favor vendor interview is with Denise of 2ChicNails, a company specializing in customizable bridal nail polish! Enjoy:

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

My name is Denise Wash. After 18 years in marketing for the bridal apparel business I started a nail polish line offering nail polish in the top wedding colors, with personalized labels for brides and bridesmaids. We just started selling online about 6 months ago.

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I just love a nice glass of wine, don’t you? Today’s wedding vendor interview is with wine consultant and event planner Rivka of Wines with Personality based in Los Angeles, CA. Cheers!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

I am an Independent Wine Consultant with a boutique winery in Napa called WineShop at Home. We create our own handcrafted, artisan wines that are exclusive to us. They cannot be found in any stores or restaurants. We have 25 to 30 wines available at any given time in a variety of styles and profiles – from bold and robust to light and sweet. Our wines are created in small batches and limited quantities and find their new homes pretty quickly. The great part is that we then introduce 4 to 5 new wines every month. So there is always something new and different to try.

We sell our wines directly to the consumer. You can give me a call, shoot me an email or order directly off my website. Your wines will be shipped out to you directly from the Winery within 2 to 3 days.

The really fun part is that we also bring our wines to people by offering guided in-home Wine Tastings. Guests have the opportunity to taste five to six of our newest wines. They experience the aromas and the flavors, sample specially selected food pairings, gain some wine knowledge and then can buy their new favorites right at the tasting. It’s really easy, a lot of fun, and a fantastic way to share the wine lifestyle experience with friends, family, co-workers, social groups, clubs, etc.

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Get to Know a Wedding Favor Vendor: Candle with a Cause

We have something a little bit different to share with you today; our first Wedding Favor Vendor interview with Mitch of Candle for a Cause. Enjoy!

Tell us a bit about yourself and your company.

Candle With a Cause is a four-year-old company located in Columbus, Ohio. My business partner, Carlos Arango, and myself have dedicated years to growing an organization that not only keeps glass out of the trash, but also gives back to the community in a variety of meaningful ways. We offer the highest quality candles available, using the absolute highest quality sustainable products available. We believe that by offering an amazing candle made with sustainable products that benefits local organizations, we can make a real impact on the world. We are not just trying to succeed in our venture; Candle With A Cause is trying to prove that it is possible to succeed in the for-profit business world while making a real impact in the community. We would love to see other companies follow suit.

LOCAL: Our candles are custom designed for the non-profit organizations that are featured on each label. Every detail from the scent of the wax to the type of bottle used is designed to raise funds and awareness for our partners.
SUSTAINABLE: Our candles are made of post-consumer glass and filled with cosmetic grade soy wax, utilizing core-less cotton wicks primed with vegetable oil.
MEANINGFUL: 25% of the net proceeds from each candle is donated directly to the nonprofit doing excellent work for and in our community.

We now offer customizable wedding candles! The couples can custom design the label with a photograph or graphic of their choice as well as font and copy. They can choose the scent blend that we custom create in-house. Last but not least, they can choose from our list of non-profit partners to determine how the candles benefit the community!

Our candles make amazing centerpieces as well as gifts for the attendees. Leave a meaningful memory with those you love by gifting them a Candle With a Cause featuring your wedding information and photograph! Feel good about your purchase knowing that 25% of the net profit is benefiting the non-profit of your choice!

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