The Team Behind Wedding Wise Guy
Nancy Amster has been a card carrying member of the wedding industry since 1985. She started working in a bridal salon. Two years later, she opened her own shop, continued to sell gowns and veils, bridesmaids, flowergirls, shoes and offered tuxedo rental but also added a full service stationery and reception accessory department.
Hard work and an unfailing sense of humor brought national recognition. With 2 appearances on both Good Morning America and Fox News, articles in The Underground Shopper, Bridal Bargains, Chicago Style Weddings, Modern Bride magazine, Weddings in Cleveland, Austin Style Weddings, Rainbow Weddings and Tribeza magazine, she has been a speaker at national conferences and had a local Austin radio show called Wedding Wise. Together with her two daughters, Stephanie Kaplan and Caitlin Loe, she operates the most fun business on earth, FavorsYouKeep.com. Browse through the site and see if you don’t agree! Mother of 4 and grandmother of 7, Nancy is a third generation retailer.
Caitlin Loe is the resident cartoonist for FavorsYouKeep. Her whimsical designs, with minimal lines and an acute awareness of body language, communicate a feeling and tell their own story. She custom colors the hair and skin to match your own. Her designs are available in full color or black and white on a multitude of products such as Save The Dates, Thank You Notes, Wedding Welcome Bags, Beverage and Cocktail Napkins, Candy Favors, Favor Packaging, Sign-In Posters, Signature Platters, Water Bottle Labels, Stadium Cups, Pocket Koozies and the list goes on and on. Popular on 5 continents, Caitlin’s designs are timeless, personal, unique and will add a bit of fun to your event. Caitlin is the mother of two little girls who inspire and challenge her every day.
Stephanie Kaplan is the resident typesetter and designer of many of the non-cartoon collections. With 2 Master’s degrees, she always thought she would one day manage a museum. She didn’t know that retail was in her DNA. Always effervescent, customers love working with her. As a fourth generation retailer, she will take Favors You Keep into the future with her sense of artistry, experience and personal style.
We’re thrilled to bring together our knowledge and help you with your wedding planning questions. Browse the articles in our blog and don’t forget to email Nancy if you have any questions or ideas for articles you would like her to post.